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!

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

Local Farms, Local Food: Part 3 - May 1st, 2018

Jonathan Willis from Farm Fresh Fast and Leland Gibson from Gibson Organic Farms weigh in on what a thriving local food scene means to the Upstate. read more

By Guest Contributors

The Anchorage: Local Flavor, National Acclaim - April 25th, 2018

Greg McPhee says his primary job as a chef is “trying not to mess things up" when it comes to the fresh, locally sourced ingredients that shape the heart of his menus at The Anchorage. read more

By Sally Boman

Local Farms, Local Food: Part 2 - April 17th, 2018

Crescent Farm, Earth Blooms, and Eat Smart Move More SC discuss why it’s important for the Upstate to have a robust local food scene. read more

By Guest Contributors

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