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December 28, 2015
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Brian S. Kelley Photography
Brian Kelley is a photographer based in Travelers Rest, incorporating several different processes to document his subject matter. His work gives us a snapshot of the world, and of his own visionary eye. 864-907-3386;


Far & Beyond
Locally-based, 100% all-natural products company featuring essential herb blends to keep the bugs away (as well as the aches and pains), health-promoting herbs and teas, and a wide variety of handcrafted bath and body products. Convenient online shopping. 864-201-2034;;

Sparkleberry Bath Essentials
Natural, chemical-free and handcrafted bath goodies made right here in the Upstate. Tantalizing scent combinations of ginger-lime, peppermint, cranberry-fig, strawberry sorbet and many more in their lip balms, body scrubs and lotions. Online catalog for easy ordering. 864-363-5043;;


The Community Tap
Craft beer and carefully selected wine, on-site pours and growlers to go. A rotating schedule of tastings, special event room and now covered outdoor seating in their new space. The neighborhood joint for libations. 217 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville; 864- 631-2525;;

Quest Brewing Co.
American and Belgian-style craft beers, made right here in Greenville. Quest Taproom offers growler fills, live music, weekly tours and special events. Tu-Sa. 55 Airview Dr., Greenville; 864-272- 6232;;

Swamp Rabbit Brewery
The Pierson family’s new craft beer hub in northern Greenville County. Take a tour, enjoy a tasting, leave with a growler. Open mic weekend music, an open-air beer garden and a location just off the Swamp Rabbit Trail make this space extra-inviting. 26 S. Main St., Travelers Rest; 864-610- 2424;

The Tasting Room
Exclusive wines, gourmet cheeses and craft beer…what’s not to love? And smack dab in the middle of charming downtown Travelers Rest. Join in (bike in on the Swamp Rabbit Trail!) for a tasting and don’t miss the Sunday Funday $5 mimosas. 12 S. Main St., Travelers Rest; (864) 610-0361;;


Friends Farm & Catering
Dynamic duo Val Lowe and Katie Tillman bring decades of combined experience as chefs and farmers to their catering, prepared food, organically-produced vegetables and CSA operation. No better option for farm-to-fork catering (for 3 people or 3,000) in our region. 1215 Prater Ln., Townville; 864-231-0663;;


Five Oaks Academy
From nursery to middle school, this Montessori program focuses on academics and personal development. Imaginations nurtured, connections to nature made with outdoor access from every classroom. 1101 Jonesville Rd., Simpsonville; 864- 228-1881;

Furman University
With it’s idyllic campus just north of Downtown Greenville, connected by the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail to charming downtown Travelers Rest, Furman University is much more than a stellar institution for higher learning. It’s a great place for runners-bikers-walkers, for anyone to grab a bite, a cold beer at the Paddock, hear an outdoor concert, and engage in one of the many continuing ed offerings, whether you are eight or 80. 3300 Poinsett Hwy., Greenville, SC; 864-294-2000;

John C. Campbell Folk School
Where your inner homesteader, artist and crafter must go someday to feel complete in life. A folk school founded in 1925 in the Danish folkehojskole tradition, this harmonious, charmed mountain enclave offers weeklong and weekend classes (with room & board) in everything from blacksmithing to felt making to photography to wood-fired cuisine. One Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC; 828-837-2775;


Farm to Table Event Company
Offering signature farm-to-table outdoor dining experiences year-round in the Columbia area, this company sets the bar for high quality collaborations and experiences for farmers, chefs and diners alike. Worth the trip. 1202 Main St., Columbia; 828-301-2328;;


Cultivate Conference 2016
Cultivate organic growing practices, sustainable culinary arts and a vibrant local food economy right here in the Upstate. Get a jump on your growing season in the new year ahead with expert instruction, timely networking and fantastic local feasting. Saturday March 5, 2015. Hosted at Greenville Tech’s NW campus. Early bird tickets on sale through January 15!

Restaurant Week
Over 30 area restaurants offer a food lover’s feast of a week with seasonal specials and incredible dining deals. Go online to the interactive website and plan your attack. January 7-17, 2016.;

The Community Tap Craft Beer Festival
Now in its 4th year, this quick-to-sell-out gathering for serious local craft beer drinkers is put on by The Community Tap and offers small batch and seasonal samples from over 40 breweries from across the country. Saturday, April 23, 12-4pm.


Beechwood Farms
50 years of dedicated family farming with U-pick, roadside stand, farmers market presence and a commercial operation based in the rolling foothills of northern Greenville county. Spring strawberry U-pick tradition is not-to-be-missed. 204 Bates Bridge Rd., Travelers Rest; 864-836- 6075;;

Earth Blooms
From garden design services to wedding floral arrangements, Earth Blooms is y our source for high-quality, locally-grown flowers, from a farm dedicated to sustainable means and organic practices. 106 Townes Ferguson Rd., Mountain Rest; 864-723-0909 or 864-718-1191;;

Forx Farm
Small-batch aged Gouda cheese from local grass-fed dairy cows, as well as local honey from Ron and Tammy Lubsen of Anderson, long time fixtures at Anderson area farmers markets. Now available at select retail outlets. 5575 Dobbins Bridge Rd., Anderson; 864-328-1475;;

Greenbrier Farms
Roddy Pick and Chad and Amy Bishop run this 300-acre farm, CSA, farm store and event space in Dacusville, a darling of the Upcountry. With great produce and grassfed livestock, Greenbrier is a source for many local restaurants. 772 Hester Store Rd., Easley; 864-855-9782;;

Happy Cow Creamery
Farmer Tom Trantham and family run this on-the-farm milk bottling operation, complete with cheerful cows and an on-site store that offers a variety of tasty products from around our region. 332 McKelvey Rd., Pelzer; 864-243- 9699;;

Hurricane Creek Farms
Your source for hydroponically-grown lettuce, as well as fresh cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes all winter. A new grist mill grinds yellow and white cornmeal and grits. Also selling Angus beef from their own herd. Call for a tour, or visit the farm store, Th-Sa. 220 Moores Mill Rd., Pelzer; 864-933-1343;

Milanesi Farms
Pelzer-based wholesale supplier—only one in the state—of high quality, Kobestyle Akaushi beef. Considered one of the healthiest types of beef in the world and known for intense marbling. Custom butchery available. 864-372-9040; Pelzer, SC;

Milky Way Farm
This family-owned dairy is located near Lake Hartwell, with natural raw milk for purchase at delivery locations, select retail stores and at the farm. 220 Hidden Hills Rd., Starr; 864-352- 2014;

Southern Oaks Jersey Farm
A family farm in Abbeville with a Jersey herd producing Grade A raw milk, pasteurized milk, buttermilk and chocolate milk. All Certified SC Grown. 1458 Hwy 20, Abbeville; 864-391- 1898;;

Split Creek Farm
This Grade A goat farm conjures up award-winning cheeses, milk, fudge and yogurt. Stop by the farm to do some shopping, chat with owners Evin Evans and Pat Bell, and meet the goats. 3806 Centerville Rd., Anderson; 864-287-3921;;

Walker Century Farms
From a farm that’s been in the Walker family since 1898, grass-fed, grass-finished beef and pastured pork, raised with an eye towards the future. Cut-comb honey and goat meat, too. Visit the farm store M and Th-Sa. Host your next farm-to-table event at this picturesque setting in Anderson County. 110 Walker Rd., Anderson; 864-226-2668;;

Whispering Pines
Raising South Carolina’s only dairy sheep along with dairy goats, offering classes on care for both. Specialists in individual and group horseback riding lessons, these folks also have community outreach at heart. Host a Birthday-in-the- Barn for your next shindig. 206 Adams Mill Rd., Mauldin; 864-288-7458;;


AgSouth Farm Credit
Located in SC and GA, this lending cooperative provides financial services for farmers and ag-related businesses. 1325 Pearman Dairy Rd., Anderson; 866-585-6234;


Black Bird Specialties
Co-owned by Kristi Inglis and Matt Bird, this Greenville-area food broker and distributor specializes in providing healthy, unique and emerging products to large supermarkets as well as specialty markets. Visit company Facebook page to connect. 117 Charmar Way, Taylors; 864-616-9532


Belue Farms Natural Foods Market
For over 50 years, the Belue family has grown, sold and shipped perfect peaches and strawberries. Their on-farm market also sells fresh-baked breads, grass-fed beef, artisan cheese, raw milk, pastured eggs, pressed fruit ciders, hot boiled peanuts and gift baskets to go. 3773 Parris Bridge Rd., Boiling Springs; 864-578-0446;

Ingles Markets
Founded in 1963, Ingles is a regional grocer that takes pride in providing its shoppers with the best products and prices. All stores are located within 250 miles of Asheville’s distribution center to promote freshness. 2913 US Hwy 70 W., Black Mountain, NC; 828-669-2941;

Swamp Rabbit Café & Grocery
The perfect pitstop off the Swamp Rabbit Trail. With a fierce attention to accessibility, you’ve never had an easier time eating or shopping for local food. 205 Cedar Lane Rd., Greenville; 864-255-3385;;

Whole Foods Market
America’s first nationally-certified organic grocer. This Austin-based standard bearer is your stop for high-quality natural and organic foods, home and body care, along with top-notch customer service. 1140 Woodruff Rd., Greenville; 864-335-2300;


Bubbly Dry Bar
Meagan Hughes and team have you covered with their full-service salon as well as newly renovated 2nd floor event space. Perfect private downtown spot for your next girls’ night out. 20 W. McBee Ave., Greenville; 864-509- 0101;

Creative Living Wellness
Your self-care specialists providing one-on-one expert consultation in healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices. Family and partner consultation available. Group classes, private yoga and meditation instruction, infrared sauna therapy, herbal supplement products and more. 700 E. North St., Unit 11, Greenville; 864-313- 8812;

Franz Family Spinal Care
Near Woodruff and Batesville, Drs. Benjamin and Monika Franz collaborate to provide their clientele with gentle and effective chiropractic care based on holistic principles of health. 205 Bryce Cir., Simpsonville; 864-987-5995;

Greenville Health System
With eight major health campuses, a network of MD360 Urgent Care locations across the Upstate, and the most extensive network of doctors around, GHS is a regional healthcare force to be reckoned with, and grateful for. 877-GHS-INFO;


Bleckley Inn
Elegantly appointed and full of Southern charm, this 14-room inn, wedding venue and conference facility is conveniently located in the heart of charming downtown Anderson. 151 E. Church St., Anderson; 864-225-7203;;


Kehl, Culbertson, Andrighetti, LLC
A full-service law firm founded and staffed by people with a sense of place and a true passion for community. Whether it’s real estate, corporate, family, probate or beyond, they have you covered. 114 Manly St., Greenville; 864-370-8222;;


City of Anderson
A delightful enclave of historic architecture, vibrant local food options, a new craft brewery, fantastic farmers market shopping in a signature downtown pavilion, a vibrant events calendar and serious city pride make this community a special destination.

City of Landrum
Brimming with unique antique and speciality shops, delicious local eateries, beautiful bed and breakfast escapes, vibrant equestrian culture. Nestled in the Blue Ridge foothills, charming downtown Landrum awaits.

City of Travelers Rest
A town on fire with energy and development, TR’s newly inaugurated Trailblazer Park boasts a permanent farmers market pavilion and grassy amphitheater to host an amazing lineup of food, music and movies for the season ahead. With the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail hugging Main Street, it’s no wonder the community is abuzz with new shops, restaurants and visitors galore.

Our Carolina Foothills
An NC-SC, four-community partnership (Saluda, Columbus, Tryon and Landrum) to promote the incredible equestrian and wine industries of the area, along with a bevy of great restaurants, events and beyond. Super helpful website for planning your next visit. 828-817-1079;;

Providing renewable water resources to the Upstate community. Public outreach programs promote clean waterways, public health and general environmental stewardship. 561 Mauldin Rd., Greenville; 864-299-4000;

SC Agritourism Association
Exciting new initiative by the SCDA to promote agritourism across the state. Website with over 140 farms and search function by county. Get out, take the kids and explore! Contact director Jackie Moore to join the new SC Agritourism Association and to get your farm listed. 803-734-2144;;

South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA)
YOUR state resource for all things agriculture. Promoting and enabling SC farmers and food products, consumer safety and access. Look for Certified SC Grown and Fresh On The Menu labels wherever you buy or dine. State Capitol Complex, Wade Hampton Bldg., 5th Floor, Columbia; 803-734-2210;


1826 On The Green
Thoughtful bistro fare, well paired with wine and craft beer, served in on the square in historic, quaint Pendleton. A charming culinary destination most definitely worth the trip. 105 Exchange St., Pendleton; 864-646-5500

American Grocery Restaurant
Chef/owner and husband/wife Joe Clarke and Darlene Mann-Clarke are responsible for this bonafide treasure, a restaurant that celebrates seasonal cuisine and locally-sourced products from table to glass. 732 S. Main St., Greenville; 864-232-7665;;

Bocca Pure Italian
Classic, family-friendly Italian cuisine prepared fresh daily by Chef Horacio and team just north of Cherrydale on Poinsett Hwy. Weekly specials always on offer, as well as handmade salad dressings bottled to take home. 2660 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville; 864-271-7877;

Leopard Forest Coffeehouse
A hub for coffee (proudly serving TR’s own Leopard Forest brand) and community along the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Enjoy your caffeine, a local artisan-baked snack, grab a paper or conversation and refuel thyself. 27 S. Main St., Travelers Rest; 864-834- 5500;;

Greenfield’s Bagels & Deli
Iconic Greenville deli providing some of the best homemade spreads, Jewish-style sandwiches, smoked fish, gourmet soups, salads and Jewish pastries around. Open seven days a week to get your bagel fix when you must. 101 Verdae Blvd., Ste. 180, Greenville; 864-987-0064;

Mr. Rivers Breakfast Joint
From the dynamic duo, Summer and Joe Fredette, comes their newest creation, a breakfast spot in downtown Anderson right next door to SummaJoe’s. 125 N. Main St., Anderson; 864-965-9030;

You’ll find something for everyone at this family restaurant in the heart of downtown TR. From wings and flatbread pizzas to a full slate of specialty salad and entrées, the team of John and Marvin Short and Cory Satterfield bring their longtime catering expertise to a full-service, sit-down outlet. 24 S. Main St., Travelers Rest; 864-834-4050;

Sidewall Pizza
Brick-oven goodness, handcrafted to order with authentic Italian and high quality local ingredients, all enjoyed along the main drag of bustling Travelers Rest. Fresh, inventive salads, a solid selection of beer/wine and delightful outdoor seating complete the experience. 35 S. Main St., Travelers Rest; 864-610-1406;

Southern Pressed Juicery
The latest creative debut from the Table 301 restaurant group, this healthy and hip oasis offers 100% cold-pressed juices made from organic fruits and vegetables along with a robust menu of vegan, raw hand-crafted, quick-grab snacks, energy bowls, salads and more. 2 W. Washington St., Greenville; 864-729-8626;

Owners Joe and Summer Fredette work closely with local farmers to create their seasonal menu. Pizza, sandwiches, and the best shrimp cakes around. With half-price bottles of wine on Saturday nights, well worth the trip to Anderson. 127 N. Main St., Anderson; 864-965-9030;;

Tandem Creperie and Coffeehouse
On the corner of delightful and delicious, this sunny spot serves up some of the tastiest sweet and savory crepes around. Complement yours with a house-made soda or thoughtfully crafted Counter Culture coffee. 2 S. Main St., Travelers Rest; 864-610-2245;

Tom’s BBQ
Called Greenville’s catering headquarters for a reason, Tom’s BBQ makes anything, from a family picnic to a corporate function, smokey good. 1143-D Woodruff Rd., Greenville; 864-288-2652;

Upcountry Provisions
This bakery and bistro serves up a mean breakfast, lunch and dinner and caters to boot. Fresh breads are out of this world. Great stop near the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. Open Tu-Sa. 6809 State Park Rd., Travelers Rest; 864-834-8433;;

Whistle Stop at the American Café
Newly-renovated café by the third generation of Styles family to own the location, this is truly a piece of Travelers Rest history. Visit the vintage steam engine out front and enjoy Southern-inspired cuisine inside, or on the rooftop deck overlooking the bustling GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. 109 S. Main St., Travelers Rest; 864-WHISTLE;


Kuka Juice
These lovely local ladies now have a physical store to help you satisfy your fresh, cold-pressed juice fix in steady fashion. Delicious flavor combinations like “Kick Some Acid” and “Skinny Genes” keep you and your belly smiling. Connect on social media, visit the store or order home delivery. 101 W. Camperdown Way #102, Greenville; 864-905-1214 or 864-787-9746;;

Miss Bee Haven Honey Bones
What happens when a serious dog-lover is also a master beekeeper. Hand-crafted dog treats, birthday cakes and other caninecare products made with a special touch of local honey. Show your pooch some sweet love with these locally made goodies.;

Spice Society
Elegantly packaged in beautiful canisters and glass bottles, these hand-selected spices are sourced with a fervent commitment to organic and non-GMO practices. Check out this glorious new line that’s landed in a few select outlets: Swamp Rabbit Café & Grocery, Rick’s Deli & Market, Café at Williams Hardware and The Cook’s Station. 864-508-4091;

Incredible local food visionaries and Slow Food enthusiasts Jan Wesley and Renato Vicario artfully craft, then directly import, their delectable red wines, grappas, fruit brandies and liqueurs and estate-bottled, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil from their farm in Tuscany.


Couture Cakes of Greenville
Your go-to place for the ultimate cake or custom cupcake creation. From the smallest gatherings to the most elegant weddings, this outfit specializes in inventive and personalized designs. Family recipes welcome! 1325 Miller Rd., Ste. H, Greenville; 864-288-6610;;

Front Porch Fixins
Cute, seasonally-inspired and homey gifts and groceries that celebrate a sense of place in Powdersville. 10205 Anderson Rd., Easley; 864-558-0332

M. Judson
These “Booksellers & Storytellers” are located in the iconic, original Greenville Courthouse, right in the heart of the city. Curated books celebrating Southern authors and stories, cookbooks galore, and a delightful array for children and YA. Thoughtful gifts, irreverent cards, a busy calendar of author events and plenty of book club action. Cafe features locally roasted coffee, a smart selection of beer and wine and tasty, seasonally-inspired bites. 130 S. Main St., Greenville;

Mast General Store
Founded in Valle Crucis, NC in 1883, this downtown Greenville location harkens back to another time. Signature candy barrel shop, beautiful local jewelry, high quality outdoor wear, toys and gifts offer something for everyone in the family. 111 N. Main St., Greenville; 864-235-1883;

Metro Reprographics
Focused on quality copying, scanning, finishing and imaging services. Owner Dan McNamara and team are your friendly and very community-minded printers. 109 Woodruff Industrial Ln., Greenville; 864- 234-4926;;

The Spice & Tea Exchange
Specialists in hand-mixed aromatic spice and herb blends, as well as gourmet sugars, teas and salts from around the world. 124 N. Main St., Greenville; 864-509-0125;;

Sunstore Solar
Committed to providing the Upstate with alternative energy solutions for the past 35 years. Visit the Greer showroom and help improve the collective community carbon footprint. 3090 S. Hwy 14, Greer; 864-297- 6776;;

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