Farm to Retail
The goal of Farm to Retail is to increase the amount of fresh, frozen or canned fruits and vegetables sold in locally-owned convenience stores. Participating Farm to Retail sites are committed to stocking, displaying and promoting at least two varieties of fruits and at least two varieties vegetables (without added sugar, salt, or oil). The fruits and vegetables can be the fresh, frozen, or canned.
Pilot site listing:
- Enoree Mart, 1598 Highway 92, Enoree, SC 29335 map
- Ham’s Grocery, 100 Batchelor Dr, Blacksburg, SC 29702 map
- City Gas & Fuel, 275 S. Palmer St, Ridgeway, SC 29130 map
- Bee’s Food Mart, 511 Pinckney Rd, Chester, SC 29706 map
- LB’s Country Store, 1109 Bishopville Hwy, Camden, SC 29020 map
- One Love Inc, 6101 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203 map
- Sumter Street Grocery, 703 W Sumter St, Florence, SC 29501 map
- Roger’s Convenience Store, 841 Oakland Rd, Hamer, SC 29547 map
- Allread’s Grocery, 7538 Old Nichols Hwy, Mullins, SC 29574 map
- Shorty’s Horizon, 8471 Savannah Hwy, Norway, SC 29113 map
*The Healthy Small Retail and Food Bank Collaborative, which consists of members from Farm to Institution, SC Department of Health and Environmental, SC Department of Agriculture, Clemson University, GrowFood Carolina, Lowcountry Food Bank, SC Association of Convenience Stores, SC Community Loan Fund and SC Department of Commerce, provides guidance on the Farm to Retail and Farm to Food Bank pilot programs. The Farm to Retail and Farm to Food Bank programs will be piloted in the following counties: Allendale, Bamberg, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chester, Dillon, Fairfield, Florence, Kershaw, Lee, Marion, Orangeburg, Richland, Spartanburg and Union.