Colle Farmers Market Responds to Carolina Heritage Fair's New Location

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Colle Farmers Market, advocate for the community of farmers markets, responds to the reported relocation of the Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair in order to foster the growth of agribusiness.

On February 26, Colle Farmers Market issues a response to the forthcoming location change of the Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair, as announced in an article by the Independent Mail.

According to the Independent Mail, the Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair will have changed location by the time it opens this May, shifting it “to a site where a new farmers market is also in the works.” According to an owner and organizer of the fair, Gwen McPhail, the move is an opportunity. McPhail states that the move to the new location will allow her and other organizers to promote their objective of highlighting the importance of local agribusiness.

“The Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair was founded nearly five years ago by its organizers, including McPhail, a farmer herself and an agriculture teacher at West-Oak High School, who approached county officials with the idea of revitalizing an old-time county fair that would highlight and celebrate the region’s agricultural heritage. One goal was to help and encourage young people in the county who want to stay on the farm and make agriculture a career.”

The article reports that agriculture is Oconee County’s strongest industry, generating “about $135 million in annual sales from about 800 farms, according to S.C. Department of Agriculture statistics.” The article quotes Kyle Talente, a vice president of RKG Associates Inc, who expressed his confidence in agriculture’s role in Oconee County’s economic well-being.

The article concludes by asserting the importance of supporting the wholesale of products from the farmers. For the farmers, farmers markets are indicated to be a profitable opportunity and wise investment.

Colle Farmers Market offers a response to the movement of the Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair as it pertains to an opportunity for farmers and consumers. Colle recognizes that farmers endure a number of hardships to continue operating and a farmers market supplies an opportunity for them to make the greatest return on their efforts. By the same token, Colle appreciates that consumers will have the opportunity to buy fresh produce and play their part in giving life to local agricultural development.

Colle is an E-Commerce enabled farmers market community that is passionate about sustainable consumption and responsible conservation. The Colle movement is dedicated to connecting natural product vendors, organic farmers and all people who are living an organic and natural lifestyle.

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