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August 30, 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 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, a special event room and covered outdoor seating. The neighborhood joint for libations. 217 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville; 864-631-2525;;


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;;


Imagine Kitchen
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 its idyllic campus just north of Downtown Greenville, connected by the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail for runnersbikers-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;

Hagood Mill
An historical gem of the Upstate featuring a 1845 gristmill, two restored log cabins, a blacksmith shop, cotton gin, moonshine still and nature trails. Events feature a 3rd Saturday mini-festival each month and ongoing educational opportunities. Visit the gift shop for artisan, local products. 138 Hagood Mill Rd., Pickens; 864-898-2936;

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


Albino Skunk Music Festival
Get your dose of bluegrass, bonfires, good friends, foot-stompin’, yeehawin’, local crafts and delicious fare. October 6-8. 4063 Jordan Rd., Greer;;

Carolina BrewHaHa
Craft beer lovers unite in Anderson for a festive fall afternoon featuring local, regional and national brews, a rare beer tent, live music, food trucks and much more. September 24, 2-6pm; Anderson;

CFSA’s Sustainable Ag Conference
Premiere regional food system event with networking, education and local food galore. This year’s conference hosted up the road in Durham, NC! Nov 4-6;

One of the finest food and wine fests in the South. Every September, Euphoria graces downtown Greenville with a long weekend to tantalize the senses. Live music, celebrity chefs, tasting events, wine dinners and a food truck rally are only some of what’s on tap. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits. September 22-25;

Greenville Zoo’s Sippin’ Safari
Annual fundraiser hosted by the Friends of the Zoo where you can wine taste, enjoy crafted hors d’oeuvres and bid on a silent auction, all in support of a great community institution. Tickets sell out fast! September 9; 6:30-9:30pm;

Homesteading Festival
Enjoy the 4th annual free fall event in downtown Williamston, 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;,

Simpsonville Oktoberfest
PROST! Join in on this inaugural outdoor fall evening festival sponsored by the Simpsonville Chamber of Commerce, celebrating good brew and classic German fare. Friday, October 21, 6pm; Downtown Simpsonville; Ticket information available at

Swine & Dine
Labor Day weekend’s tastiest party. Held at NOMA Square in Downtown Greenville, the annual Roost Restaurant fundraiser benefits Greenville Technical College’s new Sustainable Ag Program launching this year. Whole hog roast, beer can chicken, incredible fresh sides and seasonal batch cocktails along with live bluegrass music make for a party not to be missed! September 4, 6-9pm; 220 N. Main St., Greenville; Ticket information available at

Taste of Our Carolina Foothills
Celebrate the harvest with this spectacular afternoon outdoor celebration in Tryon featuring the region’s finest wines, exceptional area restaurants and caterers, craft beer, artisan spirits, hand crafted specialty food vendors and more! Tickets available on Sunday, September 18, 1-5pm; Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE) 3381 Hunting Country Road, Tryon, NC;


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 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;

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 awardwinning cheeses, milk, fudge and yogurt. Stop by the farm to do some shopping 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. 3769 Parris Bridge Rd., Boiling Springs; 864-578-0446;

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 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 now runs April through October. 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, 3rd Thursdays at Swamp Rabbit Café & Grocery. Earth Market location: 205 Cedar Lane Rd., Greenville;;

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;


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 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;;

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, and fantastic farmers market shopping in a signature downtown pavilion. A jam-packed 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 and vibrant equestrian culture. Nestled in the Blue Ridge foothills, charming downtown Landrum awaits.

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.

Our Carolina Foothills
A 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 more. Super helpful website for planning your next visit. 828-817-1079;;

Pickens County
A quiet, beautiful area of the Blue Ridge foothills, brimming with sweeping mountain vistas, excellent rock climbing and cycling trails, sparkling lakes, the historic Hagood Mill with its 19th century working gristmill, busy farmers markets and local arts, crafts and music galore.

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 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;;

 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;

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 7 days a week: breakfast, brunch, dinner and lunch. 220 N. Main St., Greenville; 864-298-2424;

Seasons Cafe & Catering
Fresh and healthy option super convenient to Woodruff Rd. Ready made family meals to go, farm to table dinners, cooking classes and catering for big or small events. Convenient online pre-ordering for pickup. Let Seasons do the cooking for you! 1054 E. Butler Rd. Ste. A, Greenville; 864-297-6516;;

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, it's well worth the trip to Anderson. 127 N. Main St., Anderson; 864-965-9030;;

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 Tu-Sa. 6809 State Park Rd., Travelers Rest; 864-834-8433;;


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 Leopard Forest Coffeehouse, in many fine restaurants and retailers in the Upstate and beyond. 864-836-8332;;

Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice
For over 25 years, this proud, family-run and certified Women’s Business Enterprise has brought daily fresh-squeezed Florida citrus to family tables throughout the Southeast. Enjoy classic orange, fresh lemonade, honey tangerine, beet-orange (launching in Nov!), ruby red grapefruit and more. Available at area grocery stores including Ingles Markets, Publix and the Hub City Co-op.

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


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 options and an expanding list of savories. Weddings, cupcake parties and more! 130 S. Main St. (inside M.Judson bookstore), Greenville; 864-232-2121;;

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;;

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 plenty of good eats and drinks. 130 S. Main St., Greenville; 864-603-2412;;

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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