What’s so special about Farm Day? That may not be the exact question I get, but I do get a lot of questions about our Farm Days. I guess I’ll start with telling you how they came about in the first place.
I knew I really wanted to share our farm with the public. The farm had participated in the SC Ag & Art Tour the previous year and I really enjoyed having the visitors come and ask questions about the farm and take the tours. I knew I wanted to share the farm more with my customers and let them be a part and see just how their food is raised. As much as I love the farm I knew I had to offer more than just our products…..
I had met some really great Farmers like myself that were raising different products than me, but were having a hard time advertising and getting their farms out there. That’s when I decided on Farm Day. The Farmer’s Markets in our area are just not what Market’s were in the past. The ones that seem to be managed well are not really close and that makes it difficult to set up and sell at those.
I decided that I could open my farm up , invite other farmers and local Artisans to set up and do my own “farmers market”. I also decided that I would not charge a Vendor fee to come and set up. I figured all of us are small businesses and need every dollar to pay our operating costs and have a little take home money. With our farm along with the others there is NO advertising budget, NO subsidies, and NO one but ourselves that have invested money and tears into our farms.
It’s been 2 full years and I have put together some of the best local Farms and Artisans anywhere!! I have watched people step out and follow their dream to start their businesses—-I’ve watched people get excited because they actually have a place to sell their creations.
We are a band of friends! We all support and care about one another. I do have the best Vendors!! They are good people with immense talents.
You can find about anything you need on Farm Day—from of course our pasture raised meats and eggs, beef, produce, honey, goat cheese, fresh roasted coffee, baked goods, cheesecakes, jewelry, clothing, baby items, toys, furniture, crafts, home decor, outdoor decor, accessories, health and beauty items and more to come.
Help us support each one of these great people along with our farm. Without your support we will cease to exist in this climate of commercial misrepresentation of what is available in stores!! Our products like these other vendors are unique and in our case much healthier than what you will purchase in a grocery store.
Check out the Event page for dates and times. As always you are welcome to visit and shop at our farm throughout the month, not just on Farm Day.