The goals of SC Plants the Seed are to promote early literacy and lifelong learning, to increase awareness about locally farmed produce, to provide lower income and rural populations the chance to buy healthier foods, and to educate residents about safe food preparation and storage.
All SC Plants the Seed attendees will receive training on nutritional foods and free children’s books. If you spend $5.00 in Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, you will also receive $10.00 worth of SNAP Healthy Bucks tokens to purchase produce from the approved Healthy Bucks farmers. Anyone is able to purchase produce with SNAP, Healthy Bucks tokens, credit cards, debit cards, or cash. DHEC will provide samples to attendees so they can taste recipes that use the produce available.
SC Plants the Seed will take place at the following locations. These events are free and open to the public, and produce is available for purchase from the farmers.
Lee County | Lee County Public Library: 6/20 and 7/18 from noon-3 p.m.
200 North Main Street
Bishopville, SC 29010
Spring Hill Community Center: 6/20 and 7/18 from noon-3 p.m.
137 Shiver Pond Road
Rembert, SC 29128
Lexington County | Pelion Branch Library: 6/7, 7/5, and 8/2 from 2 p.m.-7 p.m.
206 Pine Street
Pelion, SC 29123
Orangeburg County | Orangeburg County Library: 6/13-8/8 from 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
510 Louis Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115
If you have any questions, please contact your library at the information above, or Andersen Cook, Statewide Initiatives Coordinator for the SC State Library, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (803) 545-4432.