October 28, 2009 - Agritourism
Originally aired on RFD-TV network on October 28, 2009
In this episode, Farm Bureau's Voices of Agriculture host Reggie Hall comes to us from the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach where tourism is abound and plentiful. In this episode, we find out the role "Agritourism" plays on the impact of our farmers, as well as our economy. See how this growing niche industry contributes nearly $20 million a year to the state and how you can participate!
"Real food done real good" is the motto of our Belton, SC Carolina Cooking restaurant; Grits and Groceries. Located on Taylor's Crossroads, you will meet Joe and Heidi Trull and see how they take fresh produce, milk and meat from their neighbors and serve it up 5-star style! Heidi also shows us how to make made-from-scratch muscadine ice cream, actually perfect for an early autumn dessert.
Sterling Sadler, an avid Farm Bureau member and volunteer, is this episode's Farmer Outstanding in the Field. See Sterling show her beautiful quarter horses as she talks about the importance of Farm Bureau's mission to agriculture.
Our Palmetto Portrait is a collage of all the pumpkin patches, corn mazes and gift shops that were visited while filming this episode...it will get you excited about the fall!
For more information, click on the links below.
Nivens Apple Farm
130 Orchard Drive Moore, SC
559 Crawford Road Belton, SC
Thompson Farm and Nursery
1625 Bucksville Drive Conway, SC
Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens
1235 Long Point Road Mt. Pleasant, SC
2514 Augusta Hwy. Lexington, SC
Helen Legare Floyd
2620 Hanscombe Point Road Charleston, SC
Coastal Carolina University
Professor Taylor Damonte, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 261054 Conway, SC 29528
Tourism Development International
14 Clarinda Park North Dun Laoghaire Co.
Grits and Groceries
Joe and Heidi Trull
2440 Due West Hwy. Belton, SC