July 20, 2011 - CSAs

"Community Supported Agriculture" (CSA's)

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:

 Pinckney's Produce
 Jody Thompson and Pinckney Thompson
 P.O. Box 229 Vance, SC 
 (803) 492-3521

 Big Moon Farm
 John Oxner
 160 Holley Ferry Road Leesville, SC
 (803) 422-4718

 Greenbrier Farms
 Rody Pick
 772 Hester Store Road Easley, SC
 www.greenbrier farms.com
 (864) 855-9782

 Abundant Seafood
 Captain Mark Marhefka
 (843) 478-5078

 Yesterday's Restaurant and Tavern
Duncan MacRae
 2030 Devine Street Columbia, SC
 (803) 799-0196

 Farmer Outstanding in the Field
 Mary Grace Wingard