Supporting the food system of Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union and York Counties and the Catawba Indian Nation

Catawba Farm and Food Coalition

Catawba Indian Nation 

2019 Farmer Workshop Series

We are excited to partner with Clemson University to offer a series of farmer workshops to help you start, grow and expand your farm business!

Food Business Workshop

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Chester Regional Agribusiness Center - Commercial Kitchen
111 Columbia Street
Chester, SC 29706

Cost: Free!

Do you have a great recipe that could become the next hot item on store shelves? Are you interested in starting your own food production business? Attend this workshop to get started on the right path to get your food to market!

Topics Covered

  • Food safety and the Food Safety Plan
  • Regulations
  • Product Testing
  • Packaging

Participants will also get to tour the new rentable shared use commercial kitchen at the Chester Regional Agribusiness Center and learn how to utilize this space to grow your business.


Adair Hoover
Clemson Extension Food Safety Agent
Food2Market Program

Register by Monday, May 20, 2019 at the link below. You can also register by phone at 803-385-6181 or e-mail.


Workshop Partners

We are proud to be a regional partner for the Clemson University South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program. Visit their website to learn more and sign-up to be updated on future classes.

This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2016-70017-25351.

Past Workshop Topics

  • Growing for the Seasons
  • Table for Two - Selling to Restaurants
  • Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Backyard Gardening
  • High Tunnel 101
  • Farm Accounting
  • Pastured Poultry Workshop