Farm-to-Table Series: Local Meat of the Upstate…
Support your local family farm and know where your meat is sourced from. Local farms throughout the Upstate produce ethically and responsibly raised meat without GMOs, antibiotics, or hormones. For your easy access, local farmers sell their meats in various grocery stores and markets in Greenville in addition to selling directly from their farm. Many Greenville-based restaurants have adopted the farm-to-table philosophy by serving you meals prepared with ingredients from local farms. Read on to discover five local farms that produce local meat, stores that sell you local meat, and restaurants that serve you local meat.
Upstate Farms the Produce Locally Raised Meat
Greenbrier Farms | 766 Hester Store Road, Easley SC
Established in 1988, this family owned and operated farm is known for its grass-fed/grass-finished beef and pastured pork. The farm is committed to sustainable growing practices for its cattle over its 330 acre farm. They also farm seasonally grown produce.
Trail Place Farms | 260 Hatchett Road, Roebuck SC
Trail Place Farms raises grass-fed beef cattle in a pasture. Get to know their cattle and stay up-to-date on their meat options on their Facebook by clicking here. You can try their meat at Farm Fresh Fast – this farm is where this restaurant sources beef!
Skyland Farms | 4124 North Highway 14, Greer, SC
Skyland Farms is family owned and focuses on producing quality meat from their herd stock. The animals are raised without growth hormones or antibiotics, and the farm uses no herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers on their land. The farm raises pastured-raised chicken and eggs, berkshire pork, and angus beef. Click here to shop their products online.
Sharon Hill Farm | 1393 Highway 97, Sharon, SC
Sharon Hill Farm is a family owned and operated farm that produces raised poultry that’s fed non-GMO corn feed. The poultry is ethically and responsibly raised, with daily grass and sunshine time. You can try their poultry at Farm Fresh Fast – this farm is where this restaurant sources chicken!
Bethel Trails Farm | 2302 Friendship Church Road, Grey Court SC
All of Bethel Trails Farm’s animals are ethically raised in a pasture without hormones or antibiotics. Bethel Trails is a member of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, meaning the farm is committed to sustainable farming practices. According to their website, their ducks, chickens, and turkeys live free-range on a pasture, and their cows, pigs, and lambs live in environments natural to them.
Stores Where You Can Buy Locally Sourced Meat
Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery | 205 Cedar Lane Road, Greenville SC
The Swamp Rabbit Cafe, located alongside the Swamp Rabbit Trail in downtown Greenville, has a section stocked with many different locally raised meat options, including seafood, poultry, beef, and pork. By featuring the farmer’s bio and an introduction on the cases where you pick your meat, you get to know the farmers and faces raising the food you eat. Click here to order from the grocery online.
Happy Cow Creamery |332 McKelvey Road, Pelzer SC
Happy Cow Creamery serves you their delicious milk and dairy products from their own local herd. At their store at their farm in Pelzer, they also sell locally raised meat from South Carolina Farmers, including sausage, poultry, and beef. Pick up a gallon of their famous chocolate or strawberry milk while you’re there.
Farmacy | 508 South B Street, Easley SC
Farmacy is a grocery store that sells local meat, produce, and other specialty items. With a passion to create access to local goods, Farmacy stays stocked on farm-fresh ingredients. Follow them on Facebook by clicking here to get updates on their inventory daily.
Revival Butchery | 1286 Pendleton Street, Greenville SC
Known as a purveyor of specialty meats, this independent and family owned butcher shop tucked into the West End sells a variety of locally sourced meats and house-made sausages.
Whole Foods | 1140 Woodruff Road Greenville, SC 29607
Whole Foods on Woodruff Road stocks pork from Greenbrier Farms in Easley and their beef from Hickory Nut Gap farm in North Carolina. They can change their stock frequently, so connect with the meat department to find what other locally sourced options they carry.
Restaurants That Serve You Locally Sourced Meat
With a mission to “provide delicious, fresh meals made with local produce and local, hormone-free proteins,” you can rest assured knowing your meal is made with the highest-quality local ingredients. The restaurant sources from farms that raise their meat ethically responsibly. Click here to view the farms that Farm Fresh Fast sources from, and click here to view their menu.
Oak Hill Cafe and Farm | 2510 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC
Oak Hill Cafe and Farm serves you local ingredients with your health in mind. As a restaurant, market, and farm, they serve and sell produce from their very own land. You can see exactly where your food is being sourced from while you eat. They also stock meat from local farms in their market.
Fork and Plough | 1629 East North Street, Greenville SC
Greenbrier Farm’s owners Chad Bishop and Roddy Pick and Chef Shawn Kelly created Fork and Plough, a restaurant, butchery, and market that serves farm-fresh food with the finest ingredients. Because their menu is based off local produce, it can change daily. Click here to view their daily menu.
Bacon Bros. | 3620 Pelham Road, Greenville SC
Farm fresh food made from scratch served right to your table. Bacon Bros menu’s foundation is locally sourced bacon with dishes also made from locally sourced ingredients. Click here to view their menu.
Topsoil Kitchen & Market| 13 South Main Street, Travelers Rest SC
Mentored from local farmers, Topsoil was founded by three friends with a passion for respecting the land and connecting with food. The food not sourced from their very own farm is sourced from other local farms. Their menu changes with the season’s sourcing- click here to view it.
These are just a few of the many places in the Upstate that farm, sell, and serve you local meat. Let us know your favorite places to find locally raised meat by emailing us at email@example.com.
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