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Old 05-27-2014, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Okay, I'm even more disappointed now! The market in the Whole Foods parking lot only had one vendor with a few unappealing veggies, one bread vendor, one selling dog treats, one earrings, and a couple more of absolutely no interest to me. I went into Whole Foods and bought some organic kale.
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:32 PM
 
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Okay, I'm even more disappointed now! The market in the Whole Foods parking lot only had one vendor with a few unappealing veggies, one bread vendor, one selling dog treats, one earrings, and a couple more of absolutely no interest to me. I went into Whole Foods and bought some organic kale.
There are quite a few small roadside produce stands in the area.

There is a small farmer's market in Easley but it's Saturday mornings and hard for us to get to before it closes. They also have a sale on Tuesday evenings starting June 3rd but I've never been in the evening to see what they have.

If we want local vegetables, we usually just go to one of the local vegetable stands.

We have also considered buy a share from a CSA farm: CSA Season Info | Greenbrier Farms
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:33 PM
 
Location: near downtown Greenville, SC (viewing the sunset vicariously at the North Gulf Shore Beach Access)
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BRB, if you cannot make it to Greenville's Saturday market (or to TR's farmer's market), I recommend you join one of the local coop's or CSA's:

Upstate Food Coop
The Noisy Rabbit
Upstate Locally Grown Market
Greenbrier CSA
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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BRB, if you cannot make it to Greenville's Saturday market (or to TR's farmer's market), I recommend you join one of the local coop's or CSA's:

Upstate Food Coop
The Noisy Rabbit
Upstate Locally Grown Market
Greenbrier CSA
Good idea, drfranklin; I'll look into that!
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Thanks, everyone. i found the website with farm stands; a few are not too far away. We may vsist the one in Simpsonville and see the buffalo as well!
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Okay, I'm even more disappointed now! The market in the Whole Foods parking lot only had one vendor with a few unappealing veggies, one bread vendor, one selling dog treats, one earrings, and a couple more of absolutely no interest to me. I went into Whole Foods and bought some organic kale.
Wow ... we have only been to it one time, but it had quite a bit more than that ...
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:01 PM
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Location: Asheville, NC
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There are quite a few small roadside produce stands in the area.

There is a small farmer's market in Easley but it's Saturday mornings and hard for us to get to before it closes. They also have a sale on Tuesday evenings starting June 3rd but I've never been in the evening to see what they have.

If we want local vegetables, we usually just go to one of the local vegetable stands.

We have also considered buy a share from a CSA farm: CSA Season Info | Greenbrier Farms
I was going to mention the roadside markets as well. I know when we drive up to Asheville, we see them. They are along 25.
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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No one mentioned the Tomatoe Vine; went there today and got my fresh vegetable fix! It's definitely a hole in the wall but the prices were great!
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:55 AM
 
Location: near downtown Greenville, SC (viewing the sunset vicariously at the North Gulf Shore Beach Access)
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I went to Greenville's Saturday Market this morning at 10:30am - I could not believe the amount of people there - extremely crowded and some of my favorite vendors were already out of certain produce - I need to get there earlier.

BTW, if you go when it's raining (I did last weekend), prices are better, much less crowded, and it's cooler!

Price examples today:

Local, heirloom tomatoes ~ $3.25/pound
Organic, local blueberries $3/pint
local peaches, 1/2 gallon $5

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Old 07-26-2014, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Mauldin, SC
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OP, when I lived here before (a decade-plus ago), I lived really close by to the Tomato Vine. Great selection and prices! Glad to hear it is still good

We have a place sort of like that here in Mauldin (right by the Mauldin high school), but when I went in there early last fall I was so grossed out. It had lots of ancient canned goods sort of atrophying on the shelves. Tons of flies buzzing around everywhere. It felt pretty nasty in there. I didn't buy anything and haven't had the heart to go back since...
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