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Local nonprofit offers convenient access to fresh produce from Upstate farmers

GREENVILLE, S.C. — As Spring unfolds its bounty, a local nonprofit is gearing up to make farm-fresh produce accessible and convenient for Upstate residents.

Feed & Seed Company‘s Food Access Programs Manager Meredith Rice announced their Harvest Box program will return this year.

“We’re an Upstate based nonprofit food hub,” Rice explained. “So there’s two parts of our mission. One is supporting local families, the other is supporting local farmers. And this is a really easy way to do that.”

The Harvest Box program, starting April 4 and running through May 9, operates on a subscription basis. Subscribers can pick up their boxes every Thursday at Feed & Seed, located at ‘The Warehouse’ at Judson Mill.

“We’ll have a box ready to go for you,” Rice said. “For six weeks, you get the best of the season, a variety of local produce and value-added products.”

“A lot of people want to eat clean. They want to support local farmers. But a lot of times you don’t know how to get that food,” Jamarcus Gaston, Living Upstate SC host, commented. “You’re running around doing all the things that life comes with, and you don’t have time to get all of it. So Feed & Seed is really providing a service by supporting these local farmers and getting us access to healthier foods.”

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The Harvest Box, priced at $65 per week, offers a variety of seasonal produce and locally made items, such as sauces, honey, and specialty products curated from regional producers.

Spring, Summer, Fall, and Holiday Harvest Box subscriptions are available. The contents vary with the seasons, encouraging subscribers to explore new recipes and culinary experiences.

“Spring’s here. We’re kind of coming out of the winter dormancy, if you will. So we’re looking at beets and radishes, carrots coming in. Greens are still in season. We’ve got sweet potatoes,” Rice said. “And then we also offer a protein add-on this year, which is brand new. So, each week you can either get eggs or beef or sausage as locally sourced as well.”

To ensure a seamless experience, subscribers can preorder and prepay for the season online. Rice said they will be able to provide enough boxes for about 40-50 households per season, so do not wait to sign up.

For more information and to subscribe to the Harvest Box program, visit Feed and Seed Company’s website at feedandseedsc.com. Visit Feed & Seed at 701 Easley Bridge Road, Suite 6010, Greenville, SC 29611.

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