The Earth Market is coming May 19 from 2-6 at the grounds of Michael McDunn Gallery, 741 Rutherford Rd., Greenville SC 29609
What is an Earth Market?
Earth Markets are farmers’ markets that have been established according to guidelines that follow the Slow Food philosophy of Good Clean and Fair. These community-run markets are important social meeting points, where local producers offer healthy, quality food directly to consumers at fair prices and guarantee environmentally sustainable methods. In addition, they preserve the food culture of the local community and contribute to defending biodiversity.
In an Earth market, you will only find producers selling their own products. In this way they have the opportunity to explain the quality of their goods and take personal responsibility for their work.
Slow Food Upstate in Greenville, SC, has initiated the application to become one of the first Earth Markets in the USA. Our official recognition is expected the summer of 2011.
Earth Markets are a unique farmer’s market model, one which has never been established in the US, in that all of the food will have cultural ties to the community, and are established only by the Slow Food Foundation of Biodiversity Earth Markets project headquartered in the city of Bra, in northern Italy. The products and farms at Earth Market Greenville, SC will revolve around the South Eastern US, and one which celebrates farmers and farms who make everyday commitments to preserving the earth, the soil, the air and water by their farming practices.