Year: 2017

Building Community

Since I last wrote a post, the nation has faced a great deal of turmoil. Though these events are unrelated to farmers’ markets, I wanted to address the importance that farmers’ markets play in the role of building community. In times of trouble, communities need a place where they can gather, share, and heal. I…
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Urban Farm Updates, November 9th, 2017

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? For every $1 spent on the food in the grocery store, the majority of farmers see less than $0.12 for their raw product.  Middlemen, marketing, transportation costs and processing facilities pocket the remaining $0.88. What’s Growing on? Happy Veteran’s day to all of the men, women and K9s…
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Urban Farm Updates, November 2nd, 2017

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? Given the current production rate on the Urban Farm produces enough food to provide all vegetables necessary to feed 5 people for an entire year. What’s Growing On? Another Thursday, another blog! Happy almost-weekend, everyone! How was your Halloween? I was able to get in touch with some…
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Farmers’ Market November 4, 2017

We are FALLing for all the great produce at the Market this week!   Presents 8:00 — Opening Bell 9:00-11:00 Live music with Angela Easterling on the Wade’s Community Stage 8:00-12:00 Diabetes Education with Spartanburg Regional 8:00-12:00 Sherman College of Chiropractic Vendors Belue Farms: Grass-fed Angus beef, Savannah sweet onions, peach wood, Milky Way Farm raw milk &…
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Urban Farm Updates, October 26th, 2017

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? In 2012, U.S. Farmers spent $329 billion, to produce $388 billion in goods and food product. That is one tight profit margin! What’s Growing On? Hello all, I’m back again for another weekly blog post! This week has gone by so quickly, it is so hard to believe…
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 Farmers’ Market November 11, 2017

We still have apples! Presents 8:00 — Opening Bell 8:00-12:00 Kids activity with Junior League of Spartanburg’s “Kids in the Kitchen”  8:00-12:00 Kids activity with Hub City Kids 8:00-12:00 Cooking demos with Chartwells   9:00-11:00 Live music with Bill Heacox on the Wade’s Community Stage Vendors Belue Farms: Grass-fed Angus beef, Savannah sweet onions, peach wood, Milky Way Farm…
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