The South Carolina Department of Agriculture on Friday announced an increased effort to enhance the partnership between the local farmers and retail partners.
Commissioner Hugh Weathers explains that retail partners like Piggly Wiggly will be working extra hard to provide local products on their shelves coming from South Carolina farms .
It’s so that consumers get a better product, and we grow our states economy through agri-business commerce. Just a whole lot of positives about doing this. And we’re just really proud of our partnership. There are a lot of links in the chain between the field and the fork. But yes, it does sound like a “gimmie.” But it’s our job to work through these logistics when the opportunities are there.
Weathers says that the teamwork is good for all involved.
Piggly Wiggly will be investing some of it’s own resources to stretch the Department of Agriculture’s budget for promotion. And it’s just a great sign to us that our partners believe in the program we have out there. They know it’s helping the farmers. Our farmers believe in it because they invest in this same promotion program. I’m taking it to the next level.
Weathers reminds everyone to look for the Certified SC Grown logo which shows that the produce and products are from South Carolina farmers.