Wednesday, May 06, 2020
Spartanburg is home to some of the finest farms in the Southeast. Countywide, farms are open and have expanded their ordering options to make it easier for you to get fresh produce, dairy, meat and more while adhering to social distancing guidelines.
As peach and strawberry season approaches across the Upstate, ditch the grocery store lines and shop for your next batch of fresh, locally-grown produce from one of the many local farms that have been supplying Spartanburg County’s food for years.
Along Parris Bridge Road in Boiling Springs, Belue Farms has kept its market stocked and now offers curbside pick-up and online ordering. Belue Farms has put some limits on how many items customers can buy to make sure there is enough for everyone.
The market at Belue Farms features fruits picked fresh from their fields and products made across the area including milk, snacks, and ingredients for your next creation at home. The market also has supplies of fresh-baked NOSH Baking Company bread and strawberries from Cooley Farms in Chesnee available on its shelves.
Belue Farms’ market is sanitized every two hours and daily after close.
Harp & Shamrock Croft’s farm is still churning out its popular goat milk, along with produce, eggs, mushrooms, soap and other body care products. They also have supplies of honey, pork and beef.
The farm has also expanded their online store, making it easier to shop for the fresh foods you’re looking for and pick them up.
Strawberry Hill, one of the Upstate’s most popular stops for fresh fruits, is in the middle of strawberry-picking season. Farm workers practice social distancing and wear gloves while in the field, ensuring the strawberries you buy are clean.
The restaurant at Strawberry Hill – like all restaurants statewide – is closed to limit the spread of the coronavirus but is still offering breakfast and lunch orders to-go Monday-Saturday each week.
Strawberry Hill’s popular Shed, an old-timey peach shed filled with Southern, fruity goodness is open to browse your choice of strawberries, tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumbers and more.
The Hub City Farmers Market remains open from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays at 498 Howard St., with social distancing implemented among vendors and customers.
Your favorite fresh foods and handmade artisan goods are still available, and payments are being accepted via Bluetooth, so no one is handling credit cards.
HCFM’s Mobile Market is still operating, too, with six multi-hour stops in Spartanburg neighborhoods.
The market has been sharing nutrition-education videos Tuesdays and Thursdays and has kicked off a Healthy Hero Vouchers program for families struggling because of COVID-19. Students who watch HCFM’s Seed to Table videos are eligible for Healthy Hero Vouchers.
“Farmers Markets have been deemed essential and should remain open as they are vital for food access for consumers and the livelihood of farmers.”
– Hub City Farmers Market