Anderson Area Farm & Food Association

Anderson Area Farm & Food Association AAFFA endeavors to develop and sustain a local food system, serving the interest of all stakeholders.
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Navigating the SC CARES Act Relief Grant Application
10/27/2020
Navigating the SC CARES Act Relief Grant Application

Navigating the SC CARES Act Relief Grant Application

Join the SC SBDC and the SC Commission for Minority Affairs for a discussion of how to apply for grant funds through the SC CARES grant program. Topics we will cover include: Eligibility Requirements Documentation required for the grant Successfully completing the application process We will also b

A great week to support local farm & restaurant partnerships!
10/09/2020

A great week to support local farm & restaurant partnerships!

The moment you have all been waiting for... the MENU REVEAL!

FreshTaste is happening NEXT WEEK (October 12-17) in participating restaurants around downtown. Lunch or dinner, dine-in or carry-out, order the different "FreshTaste" dishes to give them a try all week long!

**Tickets are not necessary this year, as you will order the dish directly from the restaurants**

Come back here beginning Monday to place your vote for the BEST FreshTaste!

Restaurants will be offering additional specials and offers all week long in the spirit of FreshTaste!

Let our downtown participating restaurants do the cooking for you next week! You deserve it!!!

Which dish do you plan to try first?? Let us know!!

Carolina Bauernhaus Brewery & Winery Figs Cafe & Farmacy The Uptown Groucho's Deli Sullivan's Metropolitan Grill Shucks Oyster Bar and Restaurant, Anderson, SC Earle Street Kitchen and Bar Mr. Rivers Breakfast Joint Doolittle's MaKi Sushi Bar & Bistro Summa Joe's Searing Pans Taco Loco

#FreshTaste2020 #FreshTaste #DowntownAndersonSC #AndersonSC #SeeShockCity #AndersonIsMyTown

Welfare Baptist Church
09/30/2020

Welfare Baptist Church

Join us starting this Wednesday at 10:30 am for a Drive Thru food box giveaway! Free to the community! Spread the word!

A safe way to enjoy FreshTaste 2020!
09/22/2020

A safe way to enjoy FreshTaste 2020!

🍅FreshTaste is coming up on October 12-17 downtown Anderson!

🍽Dine in or carry out at these participating restaurants to try their "FreshTaste" all week long! Be sure to keep checking social media for other deals and specials that will be happening that week.

🥘Come experience the FRESHtaste of downtown Anderson!

Participating restaurants:
Shucks Oyster Bar and Restaurant, Anderson, SC
Sullivan's Metropolitan Grill
Groucho's Deli
The Uptown
Figs Cafe & Farmacy
Carolina Bauernhaus Brewery & Winery
Earle Street Kitchen and Bar
MaKi Sushi Bar & Bistro
Doolittle's
Summa Joe's Searing Pans
Mr. Rivers Breakfast Joint

The countdown is ON!

#FreshTaste #freshtakeonfreshtaste #SeeShockCity #AndersonIsMyTown #DowntownAndersonSC

09/01/2020
Flow Hive

Flow Hive

Slow motion bee magic 💛😍🐝

#sundayvibes #welovebees

Caution urged after mystery seed mailings
07/28/2020
Caution urged after mystery seed mailings

Caution urged after mystery seed mailings

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture and Clemson University's Regulatory Services division are working together to investigate after state residents reported receiving packages of seeds they did not order. Similar reports have been made to agriculture officials across the country. The U.S. D...

Away with the fairies
06/26/2020

Away with the fairies

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06/01/2020
Anderson County Farmers Market

Note that vendors will also be required to wear a mask or face covering ... safety is everyone's responsibility!

The Anderson County Farmers Market will open on June 13th from 8 am - 12 pm. Due to limited space and social distancing requirements vendors will be allowed to sell local produce, plants, homemade baked goods, canned goods, honey & essential products (i.e. soaps, sanitizer, masks) ONLY

For your safety and the safety of the community you will be asked to follow these and other recommendations for shopping at the Market:

• Send one family member only to shop.
• If you are sick or have been exposed to someone who is
sick, STAY HOME.
• Wear a mask or face covering (vendors and staff will also be required to
wear masks/face coverings)
• Maintain at least 6 feet of social distancing from others.
Watch for physical cues such as tape, cones and signs
that are posted as a reminder
• Shop as quickly and efficiently as possible.
• Shop with your eyes only, vendors will handle items
Leave your pets at home.

Stay healthy! We look forward to seeing you at the Market!

American Farmland Trust
05/28/2020
American Farmland Trust

American Farmland Trust

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed weaknesses in our nation’s food system. We are seeing empty shelves at grocery stores and farmers changing their business plans in order to maintain sales, forcing us to see the gaps in our food systems. People are starting to understand how and where they get their food from, and now we must shape a resilient and just food system our nation needs.

What are we seeing in the greater Anderson area? Are we selling and buying more local farm products as a result of the C...
04/02/2020
Local farmers see uptick in sales as shoppers go direct for milk, produce, meat

What are we seeing in the greater Anderson area? Are we selling and buying more local farm products as a result of the Coronavirus? Comment with your own experience!

https://www.independentmail.com/story/news/local/2020/04/02/local-farmers-see-uptick-sales-food-consumers-coronavirus-upstate-sc-grocery-restaurants/5099851002/

As Coronavirus forces restaurants to close, local farmers and producers are finding new ways to connect with consumers.

American Farmland Trust
03/26/2020
American Farmland Trust

American Farmland Trust

Applications to our Farmer Relief fund are now LIVE in both English and Spanish! This fund will award farmers with cash grants of up to $1,000 each to help with disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis. Apply now!

Local farmers - please help if you can!
03/20/2020

Local farmers - please help if you can!

Farmers! Do you have any extra N95 dust masks? If so, please DM us - we're working on a collection. Hospitals are running dangerously low, so let's help out if we can! South Carolina Department of Agriculture Certified South Carolina

Stay safe ... be well ... support local!
03/18/2020

Stay safe ... be well ... support local!

Check out these updates from our downtown restaurants 👇👇

#SeeShockCity #DowntownAndersonSC #AndersonSC #AndersonIsMyTown

SC New and Beginning Farmer Program
02/13/2020

SC New and Beginning Farmer Program

It's not too late to apply for the 2020 program! Visit www.scnewfarmer.org today!

SC New and Beginning Farmer Program
01/03/2020

SC New and Beginning Farmer Program

We are now accepting applications for the SC New & Beginning Farmer Program class of 2020! Visit our website at scnewfarmer.org for program details and an online application. Program Dates: April - October 2020
Cost: $350.00/Person
Core Workshop Location: Lexington, SC
Deadline to Apply: 11:59 PM, February 16, 2020

Great news for aspiring SC farmers!
12/18/2019

Great news for aspiring SC farmers!

If this looks like something you are dreaming of this holiday season, we have great news for you! The SC New & Beginning Farmer Program will start up again in April 2020!! Check our website at scnewfarmer.org shortly after the New Year for all the program details and an online application. (Applications will close mid-February.) Happy holidays and please feel welcome to share!

SC Adopt a Stream
11/21/2019

SC Adopt a Stream

ATTENTION Anderson County environmental stewards and volunteers! Anderson Co Soil & Water Conservation District, Carolina Bauernhaus Brewery & Winery, and Anderson Regional Joint Water System are awarding a $400 mini grant to a resident needing assistance on a conservation related project!

Deadline is January 6th, 2020
Application can be seen here 👉 https://bit.ly/2QGY6Gy
For more information visit: http://www.andersonswcd.org/news-and-information.php

Legare Farms
02/26/2019

Legare Farms

Congratulations to Gloria Brown, winner of the Feeding Innovation pitch contest! She presented a very thoughtful busines...
12/20/2018
Anderson resident wins Feeding Innovation grant to start produce market in South Anderson

Congratulations to Gloria Brown, winner of the Feeding Innovation pitch contest! She presented a very thoughtful business plan, and demonstrated a deep commitment to her south Anderson community. We can't wait to see Southside Market & Produce Stand become a reality!
https://www.independentmail.com/story/news/2018/12/20/anderson-resident-start-produce-market-south-anderson/2353263002/

60-year-old Gloria Brown won $12,500 from Feeding Innovation Anderson toward her new business: Southside Market and Produce Stand.

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if anyone is interested: Farm fresh cage free eggs 2.50 a flat of 30. also vegetarian feed(omega3) eggs $3.00 a dz White eggs$2.00 a dozen aa cage free Morgan poultry center 222 old cherry road Clemson 656 3064
Is there going to be a Fresh Taste Anderson this year? If so, what is the date? Thank you.