Nothing compares to eating fresh food that is grown + made right where you live. A recent study by the University of South Carolina shows that residents across the state are buying more locally grown food. What’s considered locally grown food? Typically, it’s food grown within 100 miles of where you live or from the restaurant serving the food.
A delicious looking dish from Topsoil Kitchen & Market, one of the Upstate’s several farm-to-table restaurants | Photo from @topsoilrestaurant
Did you know that South Carolina residents bought $176.3 million more from South Carolina farmers in 2018 than they did in 2010, which includes all food categories? According to the study, that calculates to millions of dollars in additional economic activity –more than 1,600 jobs + more than $51 million in labor income for residents in the state. Buying local makes sense (or cents…obviously, dollars in this case).
Coronavirus ○ Last night, Greenville City Council voted unanimously to adopt an emergency ordinance to extend the temporary ordinance requiring people in all retail establishments within Greenville City limits to wear face coverings. You can read more here. ○ SCDHEC is emphasizing how critical it is for individuals to stay as healthy as possible during this global pandemic, including taking precautions like getting a flu shot. Dr. Brannon Traxler, interim DHEC Public Health Director, said, “This year, this may be the most important flu shot of your life.” ○ Visit SCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, and here for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina.
Watch ○ In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Rhonda Rawlings met with Director Kay Roper and Cancer Warrior Rosylin Weston to get an in depth look into the history + meaning behind the Cancer Survivor’s Park in Greenville. Watch the full videohere.
Development ○ LyonJay, a real estate development and investment firm based in Greenville, has announced the development of North Springs – anew mixed-use community in Boiling Springs. This mixed-use site consists of two residential communities + 20 acres of commercial property. 🏙️
Cause ○ Help support our troops this holiday season by showing gratitude + adopting a care package from the Blue Star Mothers Upstate. The care packages will be shipped out to deployed troops to let them know Greenville is thinking of them. Get yourshere. 🎁
Dish ○ Husk Greenville will soon open under a new name + concept – Husk Barbeque. The new restaurant will be more casual + able to accommodate takeout orders and is slated to open in November. You can read more here. 🍽️ (Greenville Journal) ○ Larkin’s will be moving away from it’s “on the river” spot outside of the Peace Center in 2022 + transforming to a new “popup-style kind of restaurant” at their event venue space,The L. Read more about the transitionhere. (Greenville Journal)
Arts ○ The list of133 participating artists in Greenville Open Studios (Nov. 7-30) is now online. Starting Nov. 7, the event’s new YouTube page + app will feature a video tour of studios, plus hours of availability for participating artists. Ⓟ
Giveaway ○ It’s the last week to enter to win our #shopGVL Photo Sweepstakes, sponsored by Greenville Federal Credit Union and the City of Greenville. Learn more + submit your photosanytime now through Friday, Oct. 16 to enter to win $1,000 store credit for shopping local, plus $1,000 cash for your favorite local retail store, courtesy Greenville Federal Credit Union, to help them make it through these wild times.🛍️
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The popular food truck has been working on their first brick + mortar locationfor some time now, and today, they finally get to open their doors at 791 E. Butler Rd. in Mauldin.
Congrats, HipBurger. 👏
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Active ○ Trailside Trotters | Tues., Oct. 13 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | The Commons, The Community Tap Trailside | Free | Meet up with other local runners every Tuesday for a 3 mile jog + an after beer on The Community Tap. 👟
Job ○ Thrive Upstate Job Fair| Tues., Oct. 13 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Thrive Upstate, 1700 Ridge Rd. | Join the Thrive Upstate team as a Direct Support Professional.
FeaturedEvent ○ Communities in Schools Greenville Raffle | Now through Mon., Oct. 19 | Virtual | $20 | Support CIS Greenville, an organization working to build relationships that empower students to stay in school and succeed in life, by purchasing a raffle ticket giving you the chance to win some awesome prizes.Ⓟ
PlanAhead ○ Charity Classic: A Night Under the Stars| Wed., Oct. 21 | 6-9 p.m. | City Scape Winery | $90+ | With proceeds going to benefit Habitat for Humanity and ClubCorp Employee Partners Care Foundation, join the Commerce Club for a night under the stars. Enjoy an open beer and wine bar, an array of cuisine, music, a live and silent auction, and more. Ⓟ
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
The answer is simply that I am working with another market that day. Unlike our editors who live + work in their markets every day, I am the Editorial Coordinator for 6AM City, our parent company. My job is to support our editors across all seven markets, which doesn’t always look the same.
On days/weeks when an editor is out of office, I support their co-editor in any way they need support that day. Other times, I am planning ahead + working on future projects.
But on any given day, I am proudly working for 6AM City.
Answered: It seems like our piece on the Wicked Witch Lounge in the basement of the old Ho Jo Motor Lodge off Augusta Rd. brought back some good memories for quite a few readers. Reader Lori W. even sent us some old pictures from her time at the Wicked Witch, including the one below.
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