South Carolina Agritourism Association
The only association dedicated to promoting and marketing South Carolina Agritourism Farms!
We seek to:
- Educate agritourism operations in an effort to create sustainable activities and attractions.
- Encourage the highest standards in hospitality and tourism initiatives.
- Facilitate economic growth by promoting and fostering increased agriculture-based tourism throughout South Carolina.
- Advocate proactively on behalf of Agritourism operations within state-level organizations.
Join us for our Summer Spotlight Meetings!
***Middleton Place Organic Garden, 4300 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414 www.middletonplace.org
August 18, 2020 10am-2pm and beyond. Their organic garden provides all the fresh vegetables used in the famed Middleton Place Restaurant (providing our lunch). We will learn how they have incorporated farm education into agritourism, and how they have focused their marketing efforts on their target market. We will hear how they run large events, such as weddings and other functions at the plantation grounds. From small intimate events at the organic farm, to large functions, there will be something in this summer spotlight for everyone to takeaway and apply to their own farm agritourism goals. This event includes admission to the grounds and all participants are encouraged to stay after the event to enjoy all the beauty and history of Middleton Place. Pre-registration required by Friday, August 7, 2020. Cost is FREE to SCAA members (maximum of 2 per membership). $20 / person non-members and guests. Boxed lunch choice will be required at time of registration.
***Thompson Farm at Brickyard Plantation, 100 Brickyard Place, Conway, SC 29527
August 25, 2020 10am-2pm . During this time of COVID-19 our Agritourism farms have had to be creative, regroup and try new ways to keep it going. No-one knows this better than the folks at Thompson Farm at Brickyard Plantation. With moving their entire farm to a new location and losing their spring activities and school field trips, they have reinvented themselves for success. Join us for a Summer Spotlight gathering where speaker, Christina Burzler will share their story of Relocating, Rebuilding, and Rebranding & Getting Creative. Pre-registration required by Friday, August 14, 2020. Cost is FREE to SCAA members (maximum of 2 per membership). $20 / person non-members and guests.