Itineraries

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Agri-Tourism Itineraries

1⁄2 Day

Looking for peaches, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, cantaloupe, tomatoes, watermelons, cider, honey, jams, jellies, chow chow, salsas, pickles, homemade fruit breads, jellies, pecans, honey or ice cream? Look no further than the six locations of Abbott Farms. ​ Since 1955 they have been making customers happy with their fresh­ from­ the­ farm produce. Can’t get enough of our South Carolina delicious peaches? They will ship them to you.

If you’d rather drink your fruit than eat it, visit ​Palmetto Pickup Wines ​in Cowpens. Their wines can be found in local stores and restaurants, but you can try it at the source on Fridays and Saturdays.

Full Day

Meet the Farmers, and the Artists, and the Chefs.

“Spartanburg's Hub City Farmers' Market is simply my favorite place to spend a Saturday morning. You don't even have to love vegetables to enjoy a morning there. While most of the twenty to thirty vendors have a lovely green leafy display, you can also find Little River Roasting Company coffee, Blue Moon Specialty Foods' pimento cheeses and great sauces, local eggs and beef, and a variety of homemade things such as soaps, candles and bowls. And in the summer ... peaches, galore! The market is open on Saturdays at Harvest Park, and on Wall Street (just off Morgan Square in downtown Spartanburg) on Wednesdays, May through September.”

And if you’re up for a whole farmers’ market tour of Spartanburg County, well, you’re in luck—there three others. The Cowpens Market, located on South Main Street, inside a very cool former hardware supply house, is open February through December, and has local artisans in addition to sellers of fruits and veggies. The Landrum Farmers Market is open at 111 North Trade Street May through October. The Woodruff Farmers Market, downtown in the Rite-Aid parking lot, is open mid­ May through September, every Thursday. From the Insiders Blog: Inside Local Farmers Markets





2 Day

A field trip complete with an ice cream store.​“Strawberry Hill USA, a great place to buy strawberries and peaches and enjoy family fun, sits on over 1,000 acres of rolling farmland in Chesnee, SC. The Cooley Family Farm is the real deal—a real family, a real farm and the sort of fun, wholesome experience you wouldn’t want your family to miss.” Read about our visit to Straberry Hill

Where can you go on a hayride, get lost in a corn maze, see lots of farm animals and visit the largest outdoor gem mine in the Upstate? N​ivens Apple Farm!​ Yes, they’ve got apples, and pumpkins, too, but also fun for the whole family. Read the Insiders Guide to Visiting an Apple Farm





Raw Milk and Artisan Cheeses.​These are just some of things you’ll find at B​elue Farms Natural Foods Market​ that specializes in local, natural and whole foods. You’ll also find fresh local produce, local honey, pastured meats, grass ­fed Angus beef (from Belue Farms), free ­range eggs, artisan cheeses, sweet and gluten ­free breads, Milky Way Farm raw milk, and Southern specialties like jams, jellies, salsas and relishes. In addition, the farm ships peaches, gift boxes and seasonal specialties nationwide.


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