Really local dinner with Thicketty Mountain Farms ground beef and roasted local organic baby turnips on a bed of greens by way of Adam’s Mobile Market. This morning I sliced up my last Crescent Farm sweet potato to make oven roasted potato planks. Counting down the weeks until market season!
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Paleo Greenville Newsletter
Winter is a time for rest and reflection. After the busy market season and lots of harvesting, preserving, and canning, we took some time out to think about how Paleo Greenville can benefit our local food community. One of the best ways we know to impact health and wellbeing is by eating real, local food. Part of our mission is connecting people and farms so that you know where your food is coming from, to be able to talk to the people that have grown and raised it, and to help you make connections to where your food dollars are spent. Paleo Greenville is proud to offer you our website’s latest feature "Find a Farm."
Since my new website design rolled out in November, PaleoGreenville.com has become the best place to discover local farms. Now, we’ve made it even better by adding search filters to help you find what you’re looking for.
I hope you find this feature informative and easy to use. If you know a local farm that’s missing from our list, please pass it along. We love making new farm friends and sharing them with you.
Happy local food to you!
Sandi @ PaleoGreenville
Local Farm & Market News
Explore SC’s only organic beef farm
Gibson Farms is one of our favorites. We got to visit this beautiful farm during last year’s Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s Upstate Farm Tour. We were impressed to see Leland’s pasture plan in action, and it was humbling and enlightening to see with our own eyes where the beef we’ve been enjoying was raised. Check out this recent article to learn more about his organic farming practices.
Exchange Co. Coffe Bar & Bake Shop (Simpsonville)
Saturday February 28 - Monday March 2
If you are interested in local, sustainable food or maybe even want to try your hand at growing your own, you’re sure to be inspired at the 2015 Upstate Cultivate Conference. We attended the SCOOL Organic Growing conference last year and learned lots of useful and practical information including an introduction to vermiculture and beekeeping to more advanced topics like cattle mob grazing, extending your growing season, and seed saving. This year they will bring back favorites including Tradd Cotter from Mushroom Mountain to talk about at-home mushroom cultivation and Rebecca McKinney who will present Root Vegetables for Health: Growing and Using Ginger, Turmeric, and Horseradish. There are many more tracks and classes planned check out the full schedule. I just bought my tickets and hope to see you there!
Saturday March 7 from 9-12 noon
Bethel Trails Farm Day
The next Bethel Trails Farm Day is coming up Saturday March 7th from 9-12 at their farm in Gray Court. I try to never miss an opportunity to buy local, ethically raised and pastured meat on the first Saturday of each month from November to May. Many of the Simpsonville Farmers Market Vendors are there with items to sell as well. Farm Day is a great opportunity to bring your whole family out to see the farm animals in their natural environment. There’s sure to be lots of baby pigs and lambs to visit with and plenty of chickens roaming around too.
Sunday March 29 at 3 pm
Red Fern Farm Herb Walk
I had the pleasure of visiting Red Fern Farm on the 2013 Upstate Farm Tour. We learned so much as Meredith, the farm manager guided us through the various micro-climates around the farm and discussed the medicinal and culinary uses of many of the herbs and plants she grows. Mark your calendar, The Spring Herb Walk scheduled for March 29th will be an educational and fun family event.
For more local events, visit the Paleo Greenville Event Calendar