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Come Out and Celebrate Peach Day at the State Farmers Market

WIS TV •  June 29, 2012  

Come Out and Celebrate Peach Day at the State Farmers Market To celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Certified SC Grown program, the South Carolina Department of Agriculture has been hosting a series of Summer Celebrations featuring local produce and products at the State Farmers Market which is located at 3483 Charleston Highway in West Columbia. Peach Day at the Market, sponsored by the S.C. Peach Council and the S.C. Department of Agriculture, will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2012. For a designated time during the day, every visitor at the Farmers’ Shed will get a free peach to enjoy.

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½ teaspoon salt
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Watsonia Farms

  Monetta, SC    

In Monetta, South Carolina, Jerrold A. Watson & Sons, using the brand name Watsonia, has been operated for four generations from 1918 to present. Watsonia prides itself in being the forerunner in the industry, using cutting-edge agricultural practices and farming organically. Peaches remain Watsonia’s main crop, with over 900 acres currently in production. Currently, organic yellow and white peaches are being grown, along with many other types of organic produce.