Hiring: Land Policy Manager

We are seeking a Land Policy Manager to join our Land Planning & Policy program staff. If you would like to advance Upstate Forever's strategic goals related to land policy including protecting urban tree canopy and green spaces, expanding housing & mobility choices, building healthy, inclusive communities in rapidly urbanizing areas, protecting riparian buffers, productive farmlands and forests, and critical habitats in rural areas, learn more and apply today.

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Local Farms, Local Food

Upstate Forever's work preserving farmland helps prevent urban sprawl, boosts community health, and contributes to a thriving regional food community. 

For our Spring Issue of the Upstate Advocate, we reached out to local farmers, restaurateurs, retailers, and other stakeholders asking them what a thriving local food scene means to them. Here, in the words of some of the people who know best, are a few reasons why Upstate Forever is working so hard to protect our region's vanishing farmlands.

We will add a new post every few days, so stay tuned!

Upstate SC Farmers Markets - June 20th, 2022

Eat local this summer! We've compiled a list of the farmers markets in each of Upstate SC's 10 counties so you can eat fresh, locally grown food and support local agriculture all season long. read more

Greenville County Council should support Ag Zoning District to protect local farms - October 21st, 2021

Greenville County residents, contact Council today urge them to adopt an Agricultural Preservation Zoning District to provide local farmers with a much-needed voluntary tool to help protect their way of life and preserve the important farmlands on which we all depend. read more

The Upstate's farms are under threat - July 7th, 2020

We need strong local food systems more than ever, but our region’s farmland is vanishing. read more

By Caitlyn Smith

Local Farms, Local Food: Part 7 - May 28th, 2018

The Farmacy, the Happy Berry, and Travelers Rest Farmers Market weigh in on what a thriving local food scene means to the Upstate. read more

By Guest Contributors

Local Farms, Local Food: Part 6 - May 24th, 2018

Possum Kingdom Kreamery and Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery talk about why farms and local food are so important to the Upstate's special character. read more

By Guest Contributors

'Memory recall & memory making' - May 15th, 2018

High Meadows, an Upstate Forever-protected cattle farm in Abbeville County, doubles as a quail hunting preserve. read more

By Pam Barber

Local Farms, Local Food: Part 5 - May 11th, 2018

Hub City Co-op, Kaland Farms, and Old Paths Farm weigh in on what a thriving local food scene means to the Upstate. read more

By Guest Contributors

Local Farms, Local Food: Part 4 - May 8th, 2018

Folks from Grassfat Farm, Greenbrier Farms, Greenville Tech Culinary Institute, and Grits and Groceries share their thoughts on what a thriving local food scene means to the Upstate. read more

By Guest Contributors

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