Not just another market
Good, Clean and Fair Farmers Market, certified by the Slow Food Foundation of Bio-Diversity.
The Earth Market will re-open in the Spring of 2013 at a new location.
@the Hyatt Hotel and Roost Restuarant
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Earth Markets are part of a worldwide NETWORK of farmers' markets respecting the SLOW FOOD philosophy.
COMMUNITY-run farmer's markets that strengthen local food networks.
Quality food you can TRUST, bought directly from the producers.
Fair prices for both consumers and producers that foster LOCAL ECONOMIES.
Access to good, clean and fair food from the local area to reduce food miles and SHORTEN the FOOD CHAIN.
Consumers become COPRODUCERS, learning from producers and EDUCATIONAL activities.
They preserve the food culture of the local community and contribute to defending BIODIVERSITY.
At an Earth market, you will only find producers selling their own products, on farms who make everyday commitments to preserving the earth, the soil, the air and water by their farming practices.
Refusing to use chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, steroids, hormones, and seeds which are genetically modifiedtakes much more effort on their part, and reduces the amount of product they will be able to sell, yet because of their devotion to these age old methods, the farm products are free of any harmful additives to the consumer's health, reducing the risk of cancer and other diseases, and which prevents future risks of diseases by not adding these harmful substances to the water or soil systems.
Appalachian Organics: Jack and Katie Taylor,making your garden soil rich and productive organically.
BioWay Farm: A perma-culture farm, produces an array of fresh vegetables and fruit.
Brother Moon Bread Bread baked in a wood-fired oven, traditional European styles.
Earth Perks: Rich Davis bring delicious fresh produce and eggs!
Garden Delights: Julie Thompson-Adlof Nursery has plants for your vegetable garden, including many rare varieties.
Gibson Farms: Winner of the SC Cattleman's Environmental stewardship award, Angus Beef.
Henson Farms: Marietta, SC brings live plants for your kitchen garden. Muscadine, blueberry, blackberry raspberry, asparagus, tomatoes, fig trees, and so much more.
Ossabaw Island Pork: Ark of Taste pork sausage and Dutch Belted beef (a heritage cattle), as well as Navajo Churro sheep’s wool and yarn.
Parson Produce: Daniel Parson offers garden fresh beets, Hakurei salad turnips, arugula, lettuce--butter head and romaine, broccoli, rapini, mustard greens, collards, Lacinato kale, kohlrabi, carrots, radish, sweet potatoes, beautiful cut flowers, ... and a perhaps a couple of surprises.
Timberock at Hopkins Farm John and Agnew Hopkins raise heritage breed and Ark of Taste American Bronze Turkeys and New Hampshire Chickens. The farm has been in the family for 8 generations.
Walker Century Farms: 100% grass fed Red Devon Cattle beef.
Each month, the Earth Market presents a workshop on farm products at the Earth Market.
Other special guests are visiting local artists as selected by the McDunn Gallery.
Slow Food Upstate Earth Market Application Form
APPLICANT CONTACT INFORMATION
CITY / STATE / ZIP
Company or Organization Name
Essential Prerequisites-ensuring the principles of the Slow Food Movement and the Earth Markets Project are respected at all times.
FARMING PRACTICES-The products sold at Earth Markets are natural, i.e. obtained using traditional production processes that respect the environment. The use of Genetically Modified Organisms is prohibited at all stages of production for products at Earth Markets.
SHORT DESCRIPTION of FARMING PRACTICES: If you have any special certifications, such as “Organic”, “Animal Welfare Approved” etc. please list those here.
Are any or some of your products on the :
US Presidia ? yes no
More information about these products at: www.slowfoodusa.org
PRODUCTS: Brief list all products you have grown, raised, harvested, caught, preserved or transformed yourself, and that you would like to sell at the market. Traders, refiners, and selectors are excluded. Mark and X by all that apply. (also include a more detailed list).
_Vegetables _Fruit _Bread or Baked Products _Milk _Cheese or other dairy _Honey _Eggs _Coffee or Tea _Preserves/Vinegar
Meats: _Lamb _Pork _Beef _Poultry _Fish and/or Seafood _Cured Meats
At this time we are not able to offer for sale any alcoholic products due to cost of permits, insurance, and regulations.
STATEMENT OF ASSURANCES:
§ In conducting the said market, I/we will comply with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of Title V of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and any applicable South Carolina Laws, including permits by the city, state and DHEC.
§ I guarantee that my product(s) fully conform to the concepts of Slow Food principles of “Good, Clean and Fair” and do not contain GMO’s from any point in their production to the best of my knowledge.
§ I guarantee that my products adhere to all rules listed on the web site http://www.earthmarkets.net/ and http://www.earthmarkets.net/filemanager/official_documents/Product_rules.pdf and any discrepancies, no matter how minor, have been discussed with a member of the Slow Food Upstate board.
§ I agree that if approved for the Slow Food Upstate Earth Market, I will make my farm available for a visit by a member of the Slow Food Upstate Board, and will provide a small sample of products, as they are available for an evaluation by the tasting commission of Slow Food Upstate based on gastronomic excellence, complexity, balance and local character.
SIGNED: _____________________________________________________________ DATE: ____________________________________
PRINT NAME: ___________________________________________________________
Please send application to: email@example.com or FAX 864 233 3864
Please include with your application:
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