The 2018 Earth Market begins in May!
1st & 3rd Thursdays | May – November | 3:30 – 7:00PM | Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery
NOW ACCEPTING EARTH MARKET VENDORS!
Earth Markets are part of a worldwide network of farmers markets respecting the Slow Food philosophy. We’re community–run and focused on strengthening the local food network. We have quality food you can trust, directly from the producers, and fair prices for both consumers and producers that foster local economies.
The Earth Market gives you access to good, clean and fair food from the local area to reduce food miles and shorten the food chain. We preserve the food culture of the local community and contribute to defending biodiversity.
At the Earth market, you will only find producers selling their own products. There are farmers and producers who make everyday commitments to preserving the earth, the soil, the air and water by their farming practices.
Refusing to use chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, steroids, hormones, and seeds which are genetically modified takes much more effort on their part, and reduces the amount of product they will be able to sell, yet because of their devotion to these age old methods, the farm products are free of any harmful additives to the consumer’s health, reducing the risk of cancer and other diseases, and which prevents future risks of diseases by not adding these harmful substances to the water or soil systems.
Meet some of our producers:
Bio-Way Farm: A permaculture farm. Produces an array of fresh vegetables and fruit.
Gibson Farms: Winner of the SC Cattleman’s Environmental Stewardship Award. Angus Beef.
Walker Century Farms: 100% grass-fed Red Devon Cattle beef.
R&J Ranch: Chicken, quail & duck eggs, as well as fresh frozen quail. Pasture raised, organically fed with no added hormones or antibiotics.
The Slow Food Upstate Welcome Booth will give you information on upcoming events, offer you ideas for cooking with Earth Market products, and offer Slow Food USA membership. Our items for sale help keep costs down for our producers and allows us to keep our vendor fees to a minimum. We also offer Benne Oil and other items relative to the market. Thanks for your support!
Apply to be a vendor!
Please first read through Slow Food’s Rules Governing Products at EARTH MARKETS®
Then fill out the Slow Food Upstate Earth Market Application Form.
Along with the application, please also include:
- Short history of your organization or business, mission, farming practices, population you serve, etc.
- List of all products in detail you wish to offer for sale at the Slow Food Upstate Earth Market. If any of your products require electricity for refrigeration during the opening hours of the market, please state here.
- Brief description of your production process and how you will be able to educate the public as to your clean farming practices. Will you create a brochure? Will you be able to talk to the public directly? Would you be willing to conduct a workshop demonstrating some part of your production?
Please send all completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org