To Increase Food Security for all South Carolinians.

OUR MISSION

Through networks, programs, and facilities, Feed & Seed Co. strives to improve the health and well-being of all citizens by increasing access to nourishing local foods and establishing a truly sustainable food system built on profitable farms and independent markets.

Our community-rooted Food Innovation Hub plays a central role in the Feed & Seed Co. mission. Designed as a multi-purpose facility to support our local farmers and the community, it’s a space that provides food growers and makers the infrastructure and support systems needed for success. As a one-stop-shop, we act as a ‘concierge’ filling the gaps and increasing access to fresh, affordable local food within the Upstate Food and Nutrition System.

HOW WE GOT HERE

Feed & Seed Co. began as a simple idea that everyone deserves access to healthy, local food. But holes in the distribution networks and complex bureaucratic processes make it difficult to get locally grown produce into the hands of those who need it most—namely, those living in food deserts or poverty-stricken areas. Feed & Seed was created to change that.

Partnering with local farmers, wholesalers, and other organizations, Feed & Seed Co. developed networks and programs designed to help close the gaps in the process that gets food from local farms to the community. And in 2022, we’re excited to open the Food Innovation Hub in Greenville, SC, which serves as a collaborative facility for farm, food, and education in the Upstate.

With the support of our team and community, we expect to drive lasting change in the way local farms’ produce is distributed across the region and state—so that everyone can eat healthily, locally, and happily.

Feed & Seed’s Food Innovation Hub is located at Judson Mill in Greenville, SC. The Market & Café are open Tuesday – Saturday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
Some perfectly good food never gets eaten. It might be because a farmer can’t afford to harvest the entire field without a confirmed buyer. For our farmers, we provide greater security to invest in producing marketable products where they have a comparative advantage in the industry while providing more local produce to our community.
Mary Hipp
Board Chair

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