Farm Stand Makes Local Convenient in Downtown Greer

Suburban ShareCrop is launching their Mini-Market concept in Greer, at Stomping Grounds Coffee House & Wine Bar on Trade Street. The mini-market, opening Wednesday, April 30, takes the concept of the vending machine and brings it local while making it healthy.

The mini-market concept was born out of a realization that the current food system model left something to be desired. “We started a small farm last year,” said JP Wersinger, co-owner. “This made us aware of the many problems with the local food system.” JP’s business partner, Chad Manaton, captured their idea’s impetus by saying that “consumers are interested in purchasing local and farm fresh products; however access is not convenient.”

The Upstate Mini-Market will feature fresh, local food ranging from produce and staples, like eggs and milk, to niche products, like chili-infused honey. At launch you can expect to find an array of produce, such as kale, swiss chard, and tomatoes, from Carolina Aquaponics; Carolina gold rice from Anson Mills; hot sauces from Blue Moon; chocolate from Night Owl; and honey from Horsecreek Apiaries & Honey Farms.

Subarban ShareCrop sees the mini-market as, in the words of JP, “a way of making local convenient.” Make sure to come back early and often as the goods that are stocked will change and grow.

Chad has a parting question, “will you help us make local food convenient to the Upstate?”

For more information on Suburban ShareCrop visit their website.