When a five year old at a South Carolina Farm to Preschool Program Site was asked where the watermelon she was eating came from, she said it came from a farmer down the street and it’s so good! At the South Carolina Farm to Preschool Program, we know that the freshest and tastiest food available comes from local growers. We encourage you to purchase and serve locally grown produce at your child care program.

What’s in Season and Where to Buy Local in South Carolina


Find farmers markets, roadside stands,
and all other purveyors of local produce.

Click here for locations


Find out what is in season and where to
purchase it from Certified SC Growers.

Click here for what’s in season

Questions to Consider When Purchasing Directly From a Farmer

This detailed list of questions may be helpful for those who are interested in purchasing products directly from a farmer.

F2PS Farmer Conversation Guide

Download the Farmer Conversation Guide

Farmer Profiles

View the profiles of farmers who are interested in selling to institutions on our Farmer Resources page.

Purchasing Locally Grown Foods for Use in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

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