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Broken Oak OrganicsFarm Stand Open Wednesdays 2-5 pm

520 Beaver Dam Rd, Marietta, SC – (864) 884-7074

Country Corner – Carries Happy Cow Milk, Butter, Cottage Cheese and Buttermilk

2324 North Highway 25, Travelers Rest, SC – (864) 434-1633

Edible Upcountry Magazine – A free quarterly publication available in many restaurants, cafes, and stores. Website has links to places to buy whole foods in categories: Fruits and Vegetables, Eggs, Milk & Dairy, Meats, Groceries, etc.

Greenbrier Farms in Easley offers produce and meats, and uses traditional and ethical farming techniques. 766 Hester Store Rd. Easley, SC – (864) 855.9782

Growing Green Family Farms – Herbicide and pesticide-free sustainable farming and hydroponics

1023 Fennell Road, Anderson SC 29625 – (864) 309-2474

Happy Cow Creamery – Pasture raised cows produce milk for all dairy products. Website has a list of stores that sell their products in the area.

332 McKelvey Road, Pelzer SC 29669 – (864) 243-9699

Happy +  Hale –  I love their mega-bowls of goodness! Here’s what they say: “We produce healthy fuel that nourishes the body, fulfills the soul, empowers the community and balances the planet.”   600 S. Main Street 101 (next to lululemon), Greenville, SC 29601 864-252-4270

Robinos Food Truck offers healthy, local, fresh meals and prepared sauces and soups to take home. Go to her website to find out where she is this week.

Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery offers organic baked goods, light meals and grocery on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, 3 miles from Greenville.

205 Cedar Lane Rd., Greenville, SC – (864) 255-3385

The Tomato Vine – A Furman-area curb market

4120 Old Buncombe Rd., Greenville, SC – (864) 246-4062

Farmer’s Markets

Greenville –

Travelers Rest Adams’s Mobile Market is awesome! Adam Sturm sells farm-fresh produce, meats, eggs, and “take and bake” meals from this market-truck, and he makes fresh, healthy food available in neighborhoods that need it. See the schedule here.

Grocery Stores

Ingles Markets throughout the Upstate offer organic products and produce.

Earth Fare, 3620 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC 29615. (864) 527-4220

Whole Foods, 1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607. (864) 335-2300

Beauty Counter  – Shop with Beebe Kennedy for Beauty Counter’s make-up, skin care and body care products. I did the research and endorse Beauty Counter for their ethics and safety standards. Online store with in-person consultations available in Greenville, SC

Center for Spiritual Awareness – Roy Eugene Davis is the only surviving disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda who is still teaching. If you’re serious about spiritual growth, read Roy’s materials and go see him in Lakemont, Ga.

Eric Aufdencamp is my “first line of defense” for health issues and also helps me maintain wellness. He trained as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in New Mexico and serves as an acupuncturist and herbalist with a background in massage and bodywork. 

F3 Training Systems  – Vance Ferrigno is a specialist in functional movement, biomechanics, and FEET. See him for a functional movement routine for healing, fitness, and for orthotics to support your health from the ground up. Vance also trains athletes of all ages for sports performance. or (864) 420-8261

Fruition Nutrition – Katherine Spinks is the registered dietician I call when I have personal questions or concerns. Greenville and Clemson, SC

Lillah Schwartz has been my patient yoga mentor since 2004. She has skills and wisdom to help people relieve pain and reclaim vitality through yoga. In Asheville, NC or buy her book!

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Raspberry Moon Skin Therapy – If you live in Greenville, SC, area go see Nicole Martin for customized facials, skin care, and make-up recommendations. She will work with you to identify products that are good for your beauty, health, and the environment.