Agritourism involves any agriculturally based operation or activity that brings visitors to a farm or ranch.
755 Foreman St.
Jackson, SC 29831
Their mission is to provide fresh produce to the community through organic farming and sustainable living. The Farmers Market store is open on Saturdays from 10am-2pm. Several artists, farmers, and food vendors participate in the farmers market.
Cold Creek Nurseries
398 Hitchcock Pkwy.
Aiken, SC 29801
The market is open seven days a week and features a variety of local produce from farms across the state. The market also contains a selection of sauces, jams, marinades and more. The greenhouse is filled with a wide selection of house plants and seasonal plants. The lot is filled with trees, shrubs, ground covers, vegetables, grasses, and more. In the store, you can find gardening supplies, fertilizers, bulbs and seeds, home decor, and plenty of wonderful gifts for any occasion.
Gurley's Christmas Tree Farm
65 Williston Rd.
Beech Island, SC 29842
Cut your own Frasier Firs from North Carolina at the tree farm here in Aiken County! Fresh wreaths are available and there’s a photographer on site. The farm opens the day after Thanksgiving on Thursday through Sunday. Call for Monday-Wednesday appointments. Check their Facebook page for closings.
Gurosiks Berry Plantation
345 Briggs Rd.
North Augusta, SC 29860
Experience Pristine Rural America flavorful vine ripened strawberries, blackberries, produce, peaches, flowers and processed products. We also offering prescheduled K-4 school tours, senior citizen tours and tour buses.
Herb n Berries U-Pick Blueberry Farm
148 Keeper Ln.
Aiken, SC 29803
Located in Montmorenci, SC, Herb n Berries is a locally owned U-pick farm. The farm is USDA Certified Organic by Clemson University. There are 44 rows of blueberries with approximately 1,250 bushes and 3 rows of thornless blackberries. They have 44 rows of blueberries with approximately 1,250 bushes, nine varieties of blueberries and 3 rows of thornless blackberries. As the season progresses they also offer fresh produce, plants, herbs, as well as edible and cut flowers and honey from their hives. Pre-picked and frozen blueberries are also available for purchase with a 24 hour notice. Buckets are provided for picking; gallon size for adults and smaller ones for children and lined with a bag to bring your berries home with you. Berries are priced per pound, check their website for more guidelines.
Jenks Farmer Plantsman operates from this historic farm in Beech Island. This is primarily a mail order nursery specializing unique, historic Crinum Lilies. The organic farm also acts as an experiment station for our garden design and education outreach. Their family home, the farmstead is occasionally open for classes and tour groups, information about those events are available at their website.
3250 Charleston Hwy.
Montmorenci, SC 29801
A small family farm offering on-farm sales of sustainably and naturally grown produce, herbs, and cut flowers. The farm is closed Sundays and most major holidays. Check their Facebook page for events like the annual Herb Faire in September and May and other weekly farm updates.
Samaria Farm & Dairy
714 Wrights Mill Rd.
Aiken, SC 29801
A small family run farm located in the outskirts of Aiken and is the only dairy farm in the CSRA that sells grade A raw Jersey cow and goat milk. They raise pasture broilers, Berkshire hogs which are raised in the pasture and swamp area. Whole chickens and pork products are sold by the pound. Organic produce is also available when in season. You can find them at the Aiken County Farmers Market with goat milk soap, raw goat milk, raw Jersey cow milk, Berkshire pork, Comfrey salves, pastured eggs and in season vegetables. If you are curious how their small family farm works, contact them for a tour and pricing information. If you can’t make the farmers market to purchase some of their delicious locally grown products, you can call ahead and pick it up from their market on the farm. Check their Facebook for updates on available items.
151 Stable Dr.
Aiken, SC 29801
Stable View is a top-notch training facility where you can watch or participate in many Equestrian related activities. Since its inception just over five years ago, Stable View has become one of the East Coasts premier Equestrian facilities. An up to date calendar of events can be found on their website. Visitors are welcome, and most events can be accessed for free. In addition Stable View, which nestles in 1,000 acres of rolling countryside, supports a number of environmental, agricultural and conservation initiatives. We believe that our pavilion is the only LEED Gold certified building of its type in the US.
Tom Sawyer's Christmas Trees
402 Uncle Duck Rd.
Monetta, SC 29105
A family owned Christmas tree farm located in rural Aiken County. The farm offers 5 varieties of Christmas trees grown on the farm and fresh cut Fraser Firs from NC offered. Come out pick a Christmas tree, use the wide open spaces to run, jump, picnic, take photos, ride the Little t Train, and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate in the Red Door Wreath House. Opens Sunday before Thanksgiving thru December. Check their website for hours of operation.
Aiken County Farmers Market
115 Williamsburg St., NE.
Aiken, SC 29801
Come enjoy fresh, local goodness with vendors selling produce, baked goods, honey, artisan goods, beef, eggs, and pork! Open year round on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7am-12 noon.
A History of the Aiken County Farmers Market
Williamsburg Street between Park and Richland Avenue was the site of the Aiken Cotton Platform and Scale. It was a raised wooden structure open to the elements. Bales of cotton were stored for two blocks along the street up to the cotton gin, across from the Coward-Corley Seed Co. Farmers parked their wagons and cars under the trees. At the busy market, open Monday-Friday, they sold cotton, produce and homemade goods. On Saturdays, beginning in the late 1920’s, farmers, also, sold produce from a shed behind the Public Works building on Newberry Street. Farmers’ wives, who were part of the Aiken County Council of Farm Women, organized the Club Market, Sept. 4, 1930. The ladies sold flowers and bulbs to finance beautification projects in Aiken. Often they had homemade baked goods that were sold for “pin money”. The goods for sale were propped on bales of cotton at the Williamsburg location or on wooden tables at the Newberry location.
In 1951 both venues were struggling to stay open. The family farmer was unable to compete with large commercial cotton growers. So the markets decided to combine forces. The Farmers’ Grange with county chain gang labor erected the current structure located in the parkway. By 1954 the farmers and their families built the 45 tables, which are still used today selling homegrown produce, flowers and homemade goods.
In 1980, plans were made to sell the property for commercial development. Thanks to the efforts of Rosamond McDuffie and the Aiken Historic Preservation Commission, the Market was rescued. In 2003 the Aiken County Farmers Market was designated a Landmark in Aiken. It is the oldest (in continuous operation at the same location) county farmers’ market in the State of South Carolina. Today, descendants of the early farmers bring produce and flowers to the Market. They set their goods on tables that were used by their parents and grandparents, continuing the traditions of small family farmers.
South Carolina Agritourism
The only association dedicated to promoting and marketing South Carolina Agritourism Farms!
2020 Agritourism Passport Farms
The South Carolina Agritourism Association’s Passport program for farms continues! Visit the participating farms and collect stamps to win Certified South Carolina items!
For a list of all SC Agritourism Farms visit www.SCFarmFun.org.