A taste of the farm living is being served up in the Ellison Building at the South Carolina State Fair.
McLeod Farms Market has been selling produce from its farm in McBee along with items from other farms across the Palmetto State.
Bernadette Curley, who works for the family business, says it’s an excellent compliment to the fair’s agricultural focus and a reminder of the source of many of the state’s essential food items.
“I think it’s really important to remember where it comes from,” Curley said. “It’s so easy to forget and to take it for granted (that food is not grown in the grocery store).”
At the McLeod stand, fair patrons can find peanuts, scuppernong, muscadines, and pumpkins – all grown on the farm. The stand also includes canned goods from various farm produce, pastries and various flavored ciders.
Other items available at the market include grits and meal from Middendorf, South Carolina, and Kite Branch Honey from Patrick South Carolina.
So head on out for a taste of the farm.