July 21, 2010 - Roadside Markets

"Roadside Markets"

Originally aired on RFD-TV Network on July 21, 2010

In this episode, Farm Bureau's Voices of Agriculture host Reggie Hall visits with some family farmers who are taking their produce to the streets.  We're talking about the collaborative effort of the SC Department of Agriculture and the SC Farm Bureau Federation to begin a public-private effort to market and brand South Carolina products so that consumers can easily identify, and buy, local products. 

For our Carolina Cooking episode, we visit the outdoor kitchen of our now retired national legislative coordinator, Jim Griffin, as he shows us how to prepare the state's official snack...boiled peanuts!

We also meet our Farmer Outstanding in the Field Angela O'Neal Chappell of Coosaw Farms in Fairfax, SC.  There we visit her watermelon farm and discover the history and industry of the land.

For more information, click on the links below.

South Carolina Department of Agriculture
Ansley Rast
P.O. Box 11280 Columbia, SC
(803) 734-2207

City Roots Urban Farm
Eric McClam
1005 Airport Blvd. Columbia, SC
(803) 254-2302

Truesdale Produce Stands
JP Truesdale
East Broad Street Hemingway, SC

McLeod Farms
Kemp and Gaie McLeod
1 Mile North Highway 1 McBee, SC   

Coosaw Farms
Angela O'Neal Chappell
10114 Columbia Hwy. Fairfax, SC
(803) 632-2021