Source Guide

March 08, 2016
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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;

Peace Center
A world-class performing arts center in the heart of the Upstate. Comprised of a grand concert hall, an intimate theater, an architecturally stunning amphitheater along the Reedy River, and an historically renovated education and event space. From Broadway to Robert Earl Keen to high school poetry workshops, this thriving hub for the arts has something for everyone. 300 S. Main St., Greenville; 864-467-3000;;


Far & Beyond
A 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 store shopping. 864-201-2034;;


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;;


Imagine Kitchen Centrally, conveniently located on The Parkway off I-85 this commercial kitchen for rent offers an exciting new resource to budding entrepreneurs and specialty food makers, chefs and caterers needing additional capacity, all in a professional, friendly and well-equipped space. 420P The Parkway, Greer; 864-663-2466;;


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 and 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;

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;

Roper Mountain Science Center
Visit this gem of an educational resource conveniently located near I-85/I-385. A campus designed to engage in science exploration with a planetarium, a living history farm, abundant summer camp options, Second Saturday experiences each month, an annual Blueberry Festival and much more. 402 Roper Mountain Rd., Greenville; 864-355-8900;

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


Asheville Cocktail Week
Bloody Mary throwdown, anyone? Dinners built off of the perfect cocktail? Just up the mountain this spring, enjoy this week-long, Asheville-based celebration of the art of mixology and craft spirits, with some of the best talent and trends the industry has to offer. May 4-8,;

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 27, 6:30-9pm;

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 4th Annual Craft Beer Fest and much, much more. April 17-23;

Greenville Small Plate Crawl
Join in this 3rd annual celebration of local chefs and flavors up-and-down Main St. Greenville and downtown Travelers Rest. Grab some friends, download your Passport from the website and sample your way through some of our region’s finest restaurants and food purveyors all offering small special bites from $4-10. March 22-24;

SCOOL’s Homesteading Festival
Enjoy the 4th annual free fall event in downtown Williamston, SC, in celebration and preservation of the self-reliant arts and practices of homesteading. Hosted by the SC Organization for Organic Living. Demonstrations, hands-on classes, live music, local food and family fun abound! September 10; Mineral Spring Park, Williamston;,

Spring Skunk Music Festival
Get your springtime dose of bluegrass, bonfires, good friends, foot-stompin’, yeehawin’, local crafts and delicious fare. April 7-9; 4063 Jordan Rd., Greer;;

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.


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;;

Happy Cow Creamery
Farmer Tom Trantham and family run this on-the-farm milk bottling operation, complete with cheerful cows and an onsite 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. Now offering delivery service. Visit company Facebook page to connect. 117 Charmar Way, Taylors; 864-616-9532

Mother Earth Produce
Where online shopping and convenience meet local and organic. Savvy web-based ordering week to week with no contracts or long term commitments and delivery of your groceries right to your door. 170 Bradley Branch Rd., Unit 11, Arden, NC; 828-275-3500;


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;

Easley Farmers Market
Opening Day Spring Fling on Saturday April 2, 8am-2pm! One of the most complete lil’ markets in these here parts. Right in front of Easley City Hall, regular market runs Saturdays 8am-noon through Oct 1. 205 N. 1st St., Easley; 864-855-7900;;

Greer Farmers Market
An exciting new addition to our blooming springtime regional farmers market scene, this formerly fall-season-only market will begin this year in April. Conveniently located in lovely, thriving downtown Greer. Apr 7-Oct 27; Th 4-7pm, 300 Randall St., Greer

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;;

Slow Food Earth Market
Slow Food, an organization that fosters quality, sustainability and social justice, puts on their May-Sept monthly farmers market: products with integrity, cooking demos and kid-friendly activities, third Thursdays at Swamp Rabbit Café & Grocery. Earth Market location: 205 Cedar Lane Rd., Greenville;;

Taylors Farmers Market
Connected to all-things-good happening with the Taylors Mill development, this latest market to land will feature a week-day, evening model with a nice balance of vendors and entertainment. Thursdays, May-August, 4-8pm, Taylors Mill, Taylors.;

Travelers Rest Farmers Market
Only in its 3rd season, this local and organic-friendly 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. Thursday evenings in October. 115 Wilhelm Winter St., Travelers Rest;

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;

Woodruff Farmers Market
Check out the region’s latest example of a downtown community energizing itself with a Saturday morning local food and craft shopping opportunity. Follow the market on Facebook for the latest vendor and activity announcements. 9am-1pm beginning June 11 in their renovated McKinney Park, Woodruff; 864-415-7741;


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 Yoga
With knowledgeable teachers offering classes in two convenient locations 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. or 2021 Augusta St., Greenville; 864-241-0870;;

YMCA Camp Greenville
A family tradition for over 100 years, this 1400 acre haven for summer campers is perched on a picturesque mountain top in Greenville County and is proud to be the 5th largest YMCA camp in the country, with phenomenal and inclusive programming. 864-412-0290;


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;;


Appalachian Regional Commission
A federal-state partnership working towards sustainable community and economic development across Appalachia. Active partner in promoting healthy local foodways throughout the region. 202-884-7700;;;

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.

Seneca Treehouse Project
Owners Scott and Chelsea Bunn have converted their land and home into a nirvana of learning for permaculture and sustainability enthusiasts. Tour the grounds, volunteer, stay overnight in the open-air treehouse, and enjoy new connections with nature and community. 403 Coneross Ave., Seneca; 864-710-7584;

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 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

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 locallysourced 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 hand-made 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;;

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

Visit this award-winning, architecturally phenomenal and completely locally-inspired restaurant, created by JHM Hotels and nestled along Main Street at NOMA Square/ Hyatt Regency. Executive Chef Trevor Higgins and his culinary team highlight seasonal, local ingredients at every turn. Open seven days a week: breakfast, brunch, dinner and lunch. 220 N. Main St., Greenville; 864-298-2424;

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; 864-610-0527;

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 Ferretted 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;


Leopard Forest Coffee
From their sustainable (and humanitarianminded) Zimbabwean coffee farm, Leopard Forest direct imports, expertly roasts and grinds their beans in Travelers Rest. Owner Ildi Revi is a Master Certified Cupping Judge. Available online, at The Forest Coffeehouse, in many fine restaurants and retailers in the Upstate and beyond. 864-836-8332;;

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 canine-care products made with a special touch of local honey. Show your pooch some sweet love with these locally made goodies.;

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 s mallest 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;;

Oil & Vinegar
Former Johnson & Wales Culinary Instructor Veera Gaul and husband Joe are proprietors of this downtown haven for some of the finest and artisanally-crafted specialty oils, vinegars and spices around. Friendly, expert customer service and special tasting events abound. 220 Main St., Greenville, 864-241-6689;

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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