Fruit & Vegetable Newsletter: February 12, 2021

South Carolina Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Report is published weekly except Thanksgiving and Christmas by the SC Dept. of Agriculture, Hugh Weathers, Commissioner. Published by the Market News Division, 117 Ballard Court, West Columbia, SC 29172 in Cooperation with USDA-AMS Fruit & Vegetable Division. Download the Fruit & Vegetable Newsletter [pdf] View back issues of the newsletter read more ›
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Make Connections at 2021 Grower Buyer Mash Up

The 2020 Grower Buyer Meetup was held indoors, but the 2021 Mash Up will be held outdoors with social distancing. In addition, the agenda has expanded to include a panel discussion, food samples, and more.   Make Connections at 2021 Grower Buyer Mash Up Distanced Event Set for March 22 By SCDA This story appears in the February 4, 2021 issue… read more ›
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During Pandemic, Agritourism Farms Get Creative

Left: A screenshot from McLeod Farms’ Virtual Pumpkin Field Trip, available at macspride.com/virtual-field-trips Right: Denver Downs’ pumpkin patch drew people seeking outdoor fun during COVID-19. Photo courtesy Denver Downs.   During Pandemic, Agritourism Farms Get Creative Story by Eva Moore This story appears in the December 10, 2020 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. When the coronavirus pandemic struck the… read more ›
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SCDA’s New Market Development Team Works to Match Producers and Buyers

  Left: Fire Ant Farms on Johns Island grows fresh vegetables like kale, collards, specialty peppers, turnips, carrots and more. They’ve succeeded during the pandemic by selling at their local farmers market with occasional wholesale opportunities. Center: As a food hub, retailer and eatery, Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery is a key buyer for many Upstate producers. Right: Crescent Farm… read more ›
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How SC Farm to School Teaches Kids about Food and Ag During COVID

The SC Garden Toolkit is one of many resources available for download at scfarmtoschool.com.   Hands On How SC Farm to School Teaches Kids about Food and Ag During COVID Story by Hannah Arndt This story appears in the October 15, 2020 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. October is National Farm to School Month. While COVID-19 has affected the… read more ›
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Certified Roadside Market Program Brings Fresh Produce to SC Communities

Hand Farm Market in Longs, South Carolina is a new member of the Certified Roadside Market Program. The market sells seasonal produce such as squash, cucumbers, watermelons, okra, collards and sweet potatoes. Courtesy photo.   On the Road Certified Roadside Market Program Brings Fresh Produce to SC Communities Story by Eva Moore This story appears in the October 1, 2020 issue… read more ›
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