July 20, 2011 - CSAs
Originally aired on RFD-TV Network July 20, 2011
In this episode, Farm Bureau's Voices of Agriculture host Reggie Hall tells the story of several South Carolina farmers who turned their interests to "community supported agriculture" (or CSA's) as a way to meet a growing niche among consumers and help consumers reconnect with the land in the process.
We also visit Yesterday's Restaurant and Tavern in Columbia, SC where they cook up fresh from the garden dishes daily, including a vegetable pasta medley using a recipe with ingredients straight from the farm.
What do a 9-year-old and the South Carolina legislature have in common? Collards of course!
Meet our Farmer Outstanding in Her Field, Mary Grace Wingard from Pelion, SC as she tells her story about how she helped get the green, leafy plant to become the state's official vegetable.
We end our show with a Palmetto Portrait as we show a beautiful montage of "behind the scenes" from farms visited during this episode.
For more information, you can click the links below:
Jody Thompson and Pinckney Thompson
P.O. Box 229 Vance, SC
Big Moon Farm
160 Holley Ferry Road Leesville, SC
772 Hester Store Road Easley, SC
Captain Mark Marhefka
Yesterday's Restaurant and Tavern
2030 Devine Street Columbia, SC
Farmer Outstanding in the Field
Mary Grace Wingard