South Carolina: 'Tastiest Peach State'
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 4:42 PM by Kat Leitner
If you're looking for a good South Carolina peach, check out the new South Carolina State Farmers Market. The market is conveniently located less than two miles off of I-26 or I-77, in West Columbia. Also check out any of the community-based farmers markets in the Columbia area. They're a great way to buy locally grown fruits and vegetables and you can even meet the people who grew your food. To find a market closest to you, search the full listing of community farmers markets on the Certified South Carolina website at http://www.certifiedscgrown.com/. The South Carolina Peach Council, along with the state's Department of Agriculture, has been working with grocery stores to ensure South Carolina peaches are given top billing. When shopping in your favorite grocery store, look for the Certified SC Grown logo. If you don't see South Carolina peaches, just ask your produce manager. To taste the difference for yourself, bite into a fresh, locally grown South Carolina peach and you'll see why we're the 'Tastier Peach State.'