Not just another market
Good, Clean and Fair Farmers Market, certified by the Slow Food Foundation of Bio-Diversity.
Volunteer at the Earth Market
We're using VolunteerSpot to organize our upcoming activity.
Please sign up for Earth Market Greenville!
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/Qku4sF
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
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.
BioWay Farm: A perma-culture farm, produces an array of fresh vegetables and fruit.
Carolina Honeybees received a grant from Slow Food Upstate in 2014-see what good work your donations are doing here!
Dahl Farm: Mushrooms!
Forx Farm: Gouda cheese from raw milk. Read the article in edible Upcoutry here.
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.
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.
The Living History Farm, Roper Mountain Science Center: On location at the RMSC, learn about Colonial farming from the folks at the Living History Farm. Always an educational offering for your children.
Walker Century Farms: 100% grass fed Red Devon Cattle beef.
The Slow Food Upstate Welcome Booth will give you information on upcoming events, offer you ideas for cooking with Earth Market products, make available Slow Food USA membership, and has some great food and garden related books for sale. Our items for sale help keep costs down for our producers and allows us to keep our vendor fees to a minimum. We also offer Benne Oil and other items relative to the market. Thanks for your support!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or FAX 864 233 3864
Please include with your application:
More Information for Vendors:
Membership matters! Slow Food members are the lifeblood of this organization, providing the necessary financial support to power the global movement, the devotion to living Slow and making “good, clean and fair food for all” a reality.
As a member, you choose your local chapter, Slow Food Upstate.
When you choose the Upstate as your local chapter, we offer such benefits as:
Dr. Beth Kunkel, Chapter Leader
Linda Lee, Co-Chair
Joe Augello , Treasurer
Lil Glenn, Secretary
Dr. Nancy Walker
Anna Kate Hipp