South Carolina Contacts

Jackie Moore, Executive Director
S. C. Association of Farmers Markets
P.O. Box 11280
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: 803-734-2210

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

To add state news and resources, contact:
Marian Weaver

SNAP Info & Contacts

Program Name/EBT Card Name: SNAP/Think Healthy, Eat Healthy! Card
Current Contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc. (Conduent)

Rennette Hawkins-Capers
South Carolina Department of Social Services

South Carolina Ag Department

South Carolina Department of Agriculture

State Farmers Market 


WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Berry Kelly, WIC Director

Phone: (803) 898-0743

Toll Free: 1-800-922-4406

FAX: (803) 898-0383



Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Stacey Richardson, Program Coordinator

Toll Free: (803) 898-0973

FAX: (803) 898-7313


South Carolina News/Case Studies

2022 National Poster Contest Winners

Ellie Wong August 8, 2022

The Farmers Market Coalition and Farm Aid are pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 National Farmers Market Poster Contest. After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, we’re thrilled to bring back this annual contest celebrating the creativity and diversity of America’s farmers markets by showcasing market posters on a national level. We… Read More

Standing Together Against Racism: Black Lives Matter

Stephanie Fenty June 3, 2020

Over the past week, the United States has been shaken by the deep inequities rooted within our justice system that have continued to destroy the lives of Black Americans like George Floyd. In the past, the Farmers Market Coalition has largely remained silent on matters of race and injustice. We will do so no longer.… Read More

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In rural parts of Charleston, $25 in free groceries goes a long way.

Marian Weaver June 8, 2018

AWENDAW — Farmers markets play a critical role in feeding the residents of rural towns in South Carolina, where the nearest grocery store can be 15 miles away. But fresh fruits and vegetables aren’t cheap: In addition to being on a low or fixed income, many elderly, rural residents often face the additional hurdle of… Read More

From Coast to Coast: A Snapshot of the 2018 Farmers Market Poster Contest

Allie Vrtachnik May 25, 2018

The 2018 National Farmers Market Poster Contest has come to a close, folks! The deadline for poster submissions was May 15th, but you still have till until May 31st to act as a judge for the Fan Favorite award. Your vote counts as a ‘like’ for your local market or favorite submission. Browse the contest… Read More

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Champions for Health in the South

Darlene Wolnik February 5, 2018

According to a recent report, Massachusetts, Hawaii and Vermont rank as the healthiest states in the nation. The bottom three? Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. That’s not a surprise, says Jay Maddock, a professor of public health at Texas A&M University. In southern states, Americans are more likely to die prematurely from a wide variety of chronic conditions.… Read More

Meet Joseph and Helen Fields of Joseph Fields Farm

Allie Vrtachnik May 23, 2017

John’s Island, South Carolina is home to Joseph and Helen Fields, stewards of the land and produce at Joseph Fields Farm, a 50 acre organically certified farm. Joseph was born and raised in John’s Island, and is a third generation farmer dedicated to his craft and community. Joseph Fields Farm has shared its harvests at… Read More

Meet Uptown Market

Liz Comiskey February 19, 2016

Over the next month, Uptown Market in Greenwood, SC, will be putting the finishing touches on their new farmers market pavilion. In the market’s sixth year of operation, the pavilion will feature drool worthy amenities and provide space for music and activities. They even have a ‘Splash Pad’ fountain area for the kids! As FMC’s… Read More

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2013 Discover You Can Participants Announced

Liz Comiskey April 26, 2013

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2013 Discover You Can Learn Make Share℠ program. Thirty FMC member farmers market organizations have been selected by the Farmers Market Coalition and Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball® Brand Fresh Preserving Products, to take part in this summer’s canning education program. The selected 30 organizations… Read More