Are you a fan of grits, polenta, corn bread and its starting blocks of corn meal? Then say hello to Colonial Milling's Jon and Michelle Stauffer. They're growing heirloom varieties of corn on their 250+ year-old farm in Pauline, SC and turning them into the
When I was a kid, we had our choce of two small butcher shops in a five mile radius. And this was in a small town of less than 10,000 people. When grocery stores became so large that they sold everything from underwear to cigars,
Jeannie Hall is better known as the Bossy Baker. She's a fan of butter, flour, sugar, and eggs and she lives for turning those simple ingredients into wonderful cakes, pies, cookies and more. Recently she joined us at Tin Roof Farm where she got to
Will McCameron is the epitome of the new American brewer. After apprenticing to local brewery Thomas Creek, he and several partners set up shop in Greenville with an eye on making traditional German and old world style beers, with a local flavor. Indeed, his Quittin'
The Anchorage, Husk, Stella's Bistro and Brasserie, Bacon Brothers, all of these well known restaurants are fans of Chris Sermons. Chris has been farming professionally since 2004 and he grows a fascinating array of vegetables at his farm in Ware Shoals, SC.
Chris is a member
From my March 2017 essay on Greenville in the Huffington Post:
"Greg and Beth McPhee fit into the same mold (pun intended) as Christian Hansen (Blue Ridge Creamery). These two have taken a huge gamble and struck out on their own. They went to a transitional
Meade is one of the oldest beverages known to mankind. And originally it was made with wild honey and water and the fermentation came from wild yeast. If you've ever read any King Arthur tales or Shakespeare, you're familiar with meade. It's a much different
As a young cook I had three choices in professional chef knives. Cheap and ugly Dexter Russells or stuffy German blades from Henckels or Wusthof. The German blades were very similar in weight, design, and price and the only way to personalize them was by
Take a look at the highest rated restaurants in the upstate on any of your favorite social media platforms and Stella's Bistro is always near the top. Why? Excellent service, their devotion to using as much local product as possible, and their creative ways behind