SCA Farms Blog

 

Enjoy reading first hand accounts from the field, the markets, and more. Plus an inside look at the Farmers’ Market Podcast and what it takes to produce the web show people are talking about. 

 

SCA Farms Blog

 

Enjoy reading first hand accounts from the field, the markets, and more. Plus an inside look at the Farmers’ Market Podcast and what it takes to produce the web show people are talking about. 

 

FMP 011: Rosecreek Farms with Ray Tyler 2019

A rare look into the life of Ray Tyler and Rosecreek Farms. From living the fantasy to dealing with a child hit with stage 4 cancer. How his story is a life lesson for us all in love, gratitude and farming. Meet a family and the hardships they endured to get to where...

read more

FMP 010: Lucky Acres Farm with Gloria Williams

Farming in your 70s! Meet a South Carolina woman who lives the phrase...you are only as old as you feel. Meet Gloria Williams of Lucky Acres Farm and hear how her alpacas and agritourism have made a difference in her life.  Hear all Farmers' Market Podcast episodes...

read more

FMP 009: Next School Eagle Ridge with Trixi DeRosa-Davis

Bear encounters, raising chickens, and small scale vegetable production. Not your typical day in the classroom but for this school in Salem, South Carolina its learning about farming first hand. Learn how a community is showing their support for the new Ag program at...

read more

FMP 008: Bioway Farm with Chris Sermon

Mushrooms and More! 120 acres of cultivated fields, hardwood forests, and an edible forest garden. Permaculture at its Best! Learn about the first private farm in South Carolina to be USDA Certified Organic. Meet the 2016 farmer of the year and Greenville native Chris...

read more

FMP 006: Table Rock Tea Company with Steve Lorch

One of only a few U.S. companies producing hand-crafted tea made using the best of both traditional and modern methods. Steve Lorch from Table Rock Tea Company shares his passion for growing tea in the upstate of South Carolina.  

read more

FMP 005: Possum Kingdom Kreamery with Tanya Bryson

A unique name but a traditional way of thinking when it comes to raising goats and providing goat milk products to her customers. Tanya Bryson of Possum Kingdom Kreamer on the challenges, history, and myths of being a female goat farmer in South...

read more

FMP 004: Earthen Organics with Kristin Beigay

Meet a woman worm farmer who's converted her hobby into a successful full time business. Kristin Beigay of Earthen Organics gives an insightful look into the world of worms and the benefits to farmers and gardeners everywhere.

read more

Cedar Falls Farm with Mark Jones

Cedar Falls Farm with Mark Jones0 Comments Mark Jones with Cedar Falls Farm. I can't say enough how I appreciate our first guest on the Farmers' Market Podcast. The interview was great and I hope it's the first of many for Mark on this show. Mark and I first met at...

read more

FMP001: Cedar Falls Farm with Mark Jones

Running a farm is hard work. Hear from Mark Jones from Cedar Falls Farm on why he started farming and the passion he has for giving back to the community. Whether you are starting a farm or a small business this podcast is for you. Visit our Guest here:...

read more

Prepping Beds at SCA Farms

  SCA FARMS Prepping Beds at SCA Farms First video on the farm! Well, at least it's the first video being published 🙂 Here's how we prep the beds at SCA Farms. Hope you enjoy!     Chicken High Wire Contest Photo taken Jan 2018   Thanks for visiting the farm! Stefan...

read more

How to build good soil

I am not a master gardener nor do I claim to be an expert in the field of micro biology but understanding how your soil works is an important part of growing. Even if you don’t know how to pronounce all those long words, the important part is knowing how those things work to improve your soil

read more

Why I started with tarps!

The fence was falling apart. The horses were gone. Things were not normal in the pasture. There I was staring out into two acres. “So what the hell am I going to do now?” I thought. In the background, you can hear the squawk of a few chickens and the rattle of a few rabbit cages, as two of the four stalls in the barn still had animal life present. But what was I to do with the land? The empty stalls?

read more

Why I started growing my own vegetables

There I was with almost three acres of empty pasture. The horses were gone. The riders were gone. All that was left was a beat up wooden fence, an electric line, and open pasture. Unsure of what my next move was going to be I decided to do what a lot of other people do when faced with a similar life situations. Google.

read more

Animal Care at SCA Farms

Just like planting and harvesting vegetables, sometimes it’s the animals that get all the love. No worries. I try to keep it simple when it comes to upkeep because more time with them is less time growing produce. Here’s my daily ritual in a nutshell. Hope you enjoy!

read more

First Farmer’s Market and Lessons Learned

Our first Farmers’ Market! Woohoo! Boy, did we learn alot. Not only about the Fountain Inn Farmers’ Market but how different it is being on the other side of the produce buying experience. Wow! We learn so much from our customers and from the market staff.

read more