Author: Brendan Buttimer

Water Matters (Boy Does It!)

As I wrap up my tenure here at HCFM, I wanted to share one of the really cool things that I’ve been pleased to witness. For the last several weeks, I’ve been attending, with about two dozen other concerned citizens, Spartanburg Water’s “Water Matters” classes. We have been going through the inner workings of Spartanburg…
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The 2015 Market Survey Results

Back in the summer, we created a market survey to help us better understand what customers love about the market and what we can improve. We had over 230 responses, and got great feedback. We have already implemented a number of suggestions that showed up repeatedly, and are working on addressing many more. We found…
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From Chef Derrick’s Kitchen #5 – Cooking with Spinach

Spinach is tough to grow in the Upstate, but a few farmers make a go of it. Here are some great recipes from our friends at Spartanburg Regional and Morrison Healthcare. Cooking with Spinach Spinach may not cause Popeye-sized muscles to spontaneously pop up, but it’s a delicious, nutritious vegetable. Fall is the perfect time…
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Extended Markets – Now It Gets Fun!

I remember years ago I had a rare Saturday morning off in late October. My wife got me up and we headed to the market. I was excited because in those days I rarely got to go, and I couldn’t wait to see all the vendors, the shoppers, and the goings-on of the bustling market.…
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The Next Generation of Leadership at HCFM

One Door Opens . . . Market Friends, I wanted to pass on some big news, and present an incredible opportunity for someone. In mid-November, I will be leaving HCFM to open an office for a state-wide nonprofit in Spartanburg. I leave after much thought and prayer, but feel like with the year we’ve had,…
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Colors of the Season

Great thoughts from our friends at Spartanburg Regional! Colors of the Season Mama always said to eat carrots “for your eyes.” Well, as usual, it seems that Mama was on the right track. Carotene, the pigment responsible for the beautiful orange color of carrots and many other fruits and vegetables, has been shown to delay…
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