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April 06, 2018
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ARTS

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; www.briankelleyphotography.com

Oconee Bell Studios

Inspired by the flora and fauna and history of the Blue Ridge escarpment where artist Kathy Garriott makes home, her original watercolor creations celebrate a strong sense of place. Original works and greeting cards available online or at the Hagood Mill every third Saturday, 10am-4pm. kathygarriott@oconeebellstudios.com; www.oconeebellstudios.com or etsy.com/shop/oconeebellstudios.com

BEER/WINE/SPIRITS

The Community Tap

Craft beer and carefully selected wine, on-site pours and growlers to go. A rotating schedule of tastings, a special event room and covered outdoor seating. THE neighborhood joint for libations. 217 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville; 864- 631-2525; info@thecommunitytap.com; www.thecommunitytap.com

CATERING

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 vegetable 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; katie@friendsfarmandcatering.com; www.friendsfarmandcatering.com

EDUCATION

Furman University

With its idyllic campus just north of Downtown Greenville, connected by the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail for runners-bikers- walkers transiting to and from charming downtown Travelers Rest, Furman University is much more than a stellar institution for higher learning. It’s a great place 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; www.furman.edu

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; www.folkschool.org

SC Organization for Organic Learning (SCOOL)

Dedicated to providing quality education in sustainable and organic agricultural processes for our great state! SCOOL’s annual Homesteading Festival should be a constant on your calendar. Learn more at www.scorganicliving.com

Spartanburg Community College’s Sustainable Ag & Horticulture Program

Committed to preparing students for careers in horticulture and agribusiness, SCC’s programs enable students to learn about these fields in a hands-on environment. Students are able to utilize resources like an arboretum and sustainable agriculture garden. 864- 592-4600; www.sccsc.edu/horticulture

EVENTS

Brew in the Zoo

Annual sell-out springtime tradish where the 21-and-up crowd can support The Greenville Zoo’s amazing programming. A fun evening of craft beer, local food and great live music. Grab those tickets while you can! Friday, May 25, 6:30-9pm; www.greenvillezoo.com

Greenville Craft Beer Week

Inaugural week-long event series celebrating the art and taste of local craft beer. Beer dinners, brewery tours and tastings, tap takeovers, disc golf, The Community Tap’s 5th Annual Craft Beer Fest and much, much more. April 14-21; www.gvlbeerweek.com

Lake Eden Arts Festival

This non-profit organization brings together a biannual festival to celebrate the arts, foster a thoughtful community and fill the stage with impressive musical acts. May 10-13 and October 18-21; Black Mountain, NC; 828-686- 8742; mailto:info@theleaf.org; theleaf.org

Mac Arnold’s Cornbread & Collard Greens Festival

Join in on the 12th Annual shindig hosted by native son and blues legend Mac Arnold. Incredible music accompanies the finest down home classic feast, all in support of Mac’s 501c-3 educational I Can Do Anything Foundation, providing musical instruments to elementary school kids in our community. April 26-28; Fountain Inn; Tickets at macarnold.com

Sippin’ in Simpsonville

Join in the annual wine tasting stroll through Main Street and celebrate local businesses in this bustling bedroom community. Tickets can be purchased online. Friday, May 18, 2018, 6pm; Downtown Simpsonville; www.simpsonvillechamber.com

The Community Tap Craft Beer Festival

Now in its 6th 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. Fluor Field, April 21, 2018, 1-6pm. Tickets on sale NOW! www.thecommunitytap.com/fest

EVENT VENUES

The Grove

An extension of outdoor, woodsy goodness from the folks at Upcountry Provisions, hosting private rustic events of all kinds with delicious catering and truly gracious hospitality. A relaxed forest oasis right in the heart of downtown TR. Don’t miss their Groovin’ at the Grove, annual Friday evening concert series. 6809 State Park Rd., Travelers Rest; 864-834-8433; info@upcountryprovisions.com; upcountryprovisions.com

FARMS

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, longtime fixtures at Anderson area farmers markets. Now available at select retail outlets. 5575 Dobbins Bridge Rd., Anderson; 864-328-1475; forxfarm@gmail.com; www.forxfarm.com

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; info@happycowcreamery.com; www.happycowcreamery.com

Milky Way Farm

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

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; southernoaksjerseys@wctel.net; www.southernoaksjerseyssc.com

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 and meet the goats. 3 806 Centerville Rd., Anderson; 864- 287-3921; mailto:info@splitcreek.com; www.splitcreek.com

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 toward 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; mailto:walkercenturyfarms@yahoo.com; www.walkercenturyfarms.com

GROCERIES/MARKETS

BeWell Mauldin Market

Back in its 2nd year and sponsored by Bon Secours St. Francis, enjoy this convenient farmers market shopping on the Golden Strip for local produce, locally-crafted artisan food products and wares each Tuesday evening from 5-8pm at the Mauldin Cultural Center. Jun 5-Aug 28. 101 E. Butler Rd., Mauldin; www.mauldinculturalcenter.org

Brown’s Meat Market

A Spartanburg family-run shop offering the finest quality, custom butcher experience with a wide product selection, these folks happily put the local in #meatlocal. 100-day dry-aged ribeye? They got it. The odd bits and parts? Those too. Come “meat” the Browns and elevate your cooking game. 1457 Union St., Spartanburg; 864-586-2018; brownsmeat.com

Easley Farmers Market

One of the most complete lil’ markets in these here parts. Right in front of Easley City Hall, regular market runs Saturdays Apr 7-Oct 6. 205 N. 1st St., Easley; 864- 855-7900; mailto:lchapman@cityofeasley.com; www.easleyfarmersmarket.com

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; www.ingles-markets.com

Swamp Rabbit Café & Grocery

The perfect pit stop off the Swamp Rabbit Trail. With a fierce attention to accessibility, you’ve never had an easier time eating or shopping for local food. Enjoy wood-fired Swamp Pizza and craft beer served from a converted shipping container out front. 205 Cedar Lane Rd., Greenville; 864-255- 3385; mailto:swamprabbitcafe@gmail.com; www.swamprabbitcafe.com

Slow Food Earth Market

Slow Food, an organization that fosters quality, sustainability and social justice, puts on their May-Nov twice monthly farmers market celebrating artisan food products with integrity, 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 3:30-7pm at Swamp Rabbit Café & Grocery. 205 Cedar Lane Rd., Greenville; www.slowfoodupstate.com

Travelers Rest Farmers Market

This local market is a juggernaut of community energy. In addition to an impressive roster of vendors, nosh from food trucks, enjoy regular Market Talks by chefs, farmers and master gardeners, and take part in a wide range of special events. Saturdays, May-Sept, 8:30am-noon. Trailblazer Park, 235 Trailblazer Dr, Travelers Rest; www.travelersrestfarmersmarket.com

Uptown Market

A farmers market that lives to serve community. Two regular weekly shopping days with a vibrant selection of vendor offerings and special events including the Upstate Farm Tour which highlights regional farm community the first weekend in June (www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-upstate-farm-tour-tickets-43478689932). Come check out all the good goin’ on in Greenwood! Wednesdays 10am-2pm, Saturdays 8am-noon, First Fridays May- Sept 3:30-6:30pm. 220 Maxwell Ave., Greenwood; www.uptowngreenwood.com

HEALTH/WELLNESS

Greenville Health System

The state’s largest nonprofit health care 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. 877-GHS-INFO; www.ghs.org

Greenville Yoga

With knowledgeable teachers offering classes in a variety of styles, all students are welcome to experience the benefits of yoga and the joy of a studio community. 10 W. Stone Ave., Greenville; 864-567- 0848; mailto:info@greenvilleyoga.com; www.greenvilleyoga.com

The Yogatorium

The epitome of tranquility, this hidden oasis offers an array of weekly yoga classes and regular workshops in the healing arts. Helmed by the ever-inspiring and self-proclaimed “Happiness Specialist” Jaquie Haymond, this studio and retreat space exudes Jaquie’s experience and wisdom of 48 years of yoga practice. 1909 Tillman Territory Road, Ninety Six; 864-506-4063; mailto:yogatorium@gmail.com; jhaymond.com

NONPROFIT/ADVOCACY/ GOVERNMENT

Greenville Recreation District/ GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail

The ultimate recreation experience in Greenville County is the 21-mile (and growing) Swamp Rabbit Trail. A former north-south rail line, the trail connects the community through both exercise and fun. www.greenvillerec.com/category/swamp-rabbit

Greenville Zoo Foundation

In tandem with downtown Greenville’s award winning zoo, the foundation is a non-profit serving as an independent community outreach group dedicated to financial and advocacy support for the Greenville Zoo. www.greenvillezoofoundation.org

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; www.agriculture.sc.gov

REAL ESTATE

Lil Glenn Realty

A woman-owned business founded in 1992 and firmly rooted in the Greenville community. Lil and her team are long-standing real estate experts in downtown and historic properties. 25 Rowley St., Greenville; 864-242-0088; mailto:info@lilglenn.com; www.lilglenn.com

RESTAURANTS/BARS

1826 Bistro

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

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; mailto:contact@theforestcoffee.com; www.leopardforestcoffee.com

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; www.summajoes.com

Nose Dive

Visit this downtown Greenville gastropub gem, a member of the Table 301 Restaurant Group for thoughtfully-selected craft beer, wine and spirits round out a great meal, whether you’re wearing a suit or jeans. M-Sa lunch and dinner, Su brunch. 116 S. Main St., Greenville; 864-373-7300; www.thenosedive.com

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; www.southernpressedjuicery.com

Southside Smokehouse

Extensive menu of comfort favorites, speciality smoked meats, Cajun delights, great craft beer on tap and pet-friendly outdoor dining make this a Landrum foodie favorite. Catering too! 726 S. Howard Ave., Landrum; 864-457-4581; www.southsidesmokehouse.com

SummaJoe’s

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; mailto:contactus@summajoes.com; www.summajoes.com

Swamp Pizza

Incredible wood-fired goodness highlighting all local, seasonal ingredients and Carolina Ground flour brought to you by the amazing brains of the Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery. Wash it down with a local craft beer, sustainably-minded vino, artisan soda or kombucha right from the tap. Order online! 205 Cedar Lane Rd., Greenville; 864-255-3385; mailto:swamprabbitcafe@gmail.com; www.swamprabbitcafe.com

Table 301

Locally-owned restaurant group dedicated to the highest standards of hospitality. 11 brands and counting: Soby’s, Table 301 Catering & Kitchen, Highway 301 Food Truck, Jianna, The Lazy Goat, The Loft at Soby’s, Nose Dive, Papi’s Tacos, Passerelle, Southern Pressed Juicery, Table 301 Catering. 207 S. Main St., Greenville; 864-232-7007; mailto:info@table301.com; www.table301.com

Upcountry Provisions

This bakery and bistro serves up a mean breakfast, lunch and dinner, with catering to boot. Fresh breads are out of this world. Great stop near the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. Open M-Sa. 6809 State Park Rd., Travelers Rest; 864-834-8433; info@upcountryprovisions.com; www.upcountryprovisions.com

SPECIALTY FOOD PRODUCERS

Good to Go Juice

Raw juice blends with essential oils produced right here in the Upstate. Cleanse packages, workshops and deliveries available. Store location offers full menu of salads, wraps, quinoa bowls and more. 5000 Old Spartanburg Rd., Taylors; 864- 244-2733; www.goodtogojuicebar.com

Leopard Forest Coffee

From their sustainable (and humanitarian- minded) Zimbabwean coffee farm, Leopard Forest direct-imports and expertly roasts and grinds beans in Travelers Rest. Owner Ildi Revi is a Master Certified Cupping Judge. Available online, at Leopard Forest Coffeehouse, in many fine restaurants and retailers in the Upstate and beyond. 403 N. Poinsett Hwy, Suite D 864-836-8332; beans@leopardforestcoffee.com; /www.leopardforestcoffee.com

Naked Pasta

A taste of Italy in the Upcountry, this artisanal pasta shop focuses on locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy hand-cut pasta along with ravioli, homemade sauces, and ready to cook Italian meals, all made in-house. Look for products at local farmers markets, grocery stores, and restaurants. 1286 Pendleton St, Greenville; 864-283-5844; http://www.nakedpastasc.com

SPECIALTY RETAIL

The Chocolate Moose

Downtown Greenville’s cupcake heaven. Multiple fabulous flavors every day (plus vegan and gluten-free options), cake pops and puddings. Espresso drinks, breakfast and lunch options. Weddings, parties and more! 130 S. Main St. (inside M.Judson bookstore), Greenville; 864- 232-2121; hello@thechocomoosesc.com; www.thechocolatemoosesc.com

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 partner The Chocolate Moose provides good eats and drinks. 130 S. Main St., Greenville; 864- 603-2412; info@mjudsonbooks.com; www.mjudsonbooks.com

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; mrs@metro-repro.com; www.metro-repro.com

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; greenville@spiceandtea.com; www.spiceandtea.com

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. 8 Distribution Center, Greer, SC 29650, 864-558-5143; info@sunstoresolar.com; www.sunstoresolar.com

TRAVEL

Explore Up Close

A family-owned Spartanburg-based travel company curating experiences that celebrate the history, culture and nature of special places. Explore Up Close was designed to bring you an in-depth view that goes beneath the surface, is a celebration of the sharing of human stories, and provides an emphasis on the camaraderie of traveling (and the friends we meet along the way). 613 Poplar St., Spartanburg; 864-431- 7567; mailto:hello@exploreupclose.com; exploreupclose.com

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