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South Carolina

Association of Farmers Markets

"The Voice of South Carolina's Farmers Markets"

Welcome to the South Carolina Association of Farmers Markets!

The South Carolina Association of Farmers Markets (SCAFM) is a non-profit, statewide organization focused on supporting and promoting sustainable food in South Carolina through the state's farmers markets.

The South Carolina Association of Farmers Markets AIMS . . .

  • ACTS as the link between farmers markets and local, state, and federal decision-makers;
  • INFORMS of available resources, provide marketing materials, and negotiate for better rates on insurance;

  • MONITORS legislation and regulations affecting farmers markets in the state; and

  • SERVES an educational role by providing specialized training for market managers and farmers.

There are more than 120 farmers markets in the State of South Carolina that provide millions of dollars in revenue. With that in mind, the SCAFM recognizes the potential of farmers markets to be valuable economic outlets as well as vibrant community centers. The SCAFM works to build and sustain a sense of community at each of its markets, encourages each member market to provide information about nutrition and local agriculture, and provides guidance to local, state and federal decision makers. In addition, the SCAFM is able to negotiate better rates on insurance and provides assistance with marketing and promotional materials.


August is Farmers Market Month!
Locate a market near you!

Join the South Carolina Association of Farmers Markets today!



Why shop at a Farmers Market?

Access to fresh, locally grown foods, for starters. That may be one of the best reasons, but there are many more. Farmers markets have fruits and vegetables at the peak of the growing season. This means produce is at its freshest and tastes the best. The food is typically grown near where you live, not thousands of miles away or another country. Shopping at farmers markets also supports your local farmers and keeps the money you spend on food closer to your neighborhood.

Check out the Top 10 Reasons to Shop at Farmers Markets written by Joyce Hornick and Wendy Wasserman, USDA.

Want to start a farmers market in your community? Click here.

Click to contact the SCAFM!


   

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