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The Clemson Area Food Exchange (CAFE) is an online marketplace of locally grown and produced food. We make it possible for farmers to work together to meet the growing demand for local, sustainable food upstate South Carolina. Farmers benefit from the marketing, selling, packaging and delivering of their produce and prepared foods. Our marketplace brings fresh, healthy, locally grown and produced food to you, the buyer, in a cost-effective manner on a weekly basis.
To see a list of products currently available, CLICK HERE. We're growing and so is our product list. Check the website weekly for new items.
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Buying Locally Just Got Easier!
Shop dozens of farms within a 50 mile radius of Clemson all from the convenience of your home. Try out our system twice before paying the annual fee of $20.
Why you'll love it:
CAFE will give you the opportunity to conveniently purchase fresh, healthy, locally grown food from many local farms and food producers.
There's no commitment. Buy what you want as often as you want. You don't have to order every week.
Individual farm orders will be combined for easy pick-up in Clemson, Seneca, Easley and Pickens!
Everything available on our website will be fresh, in season and grown, raised or produced within 50 miles of Clemson.
How it Works:
The weekly order period begins each Friday at 9 pm.
Customers may place orders throughout the weekend until online ordering closes on Monday at noon.
Orders will be assembled and ready for pickup on Tuesday at one of five locations.
Where & When to Pick up on Tuesday:
We provide multiple pick-up locations for your convenience. We meet Tuesdays for picking up orders.
Please choose your pick-up when checking out.
Clemson: Tuesdays from 3:30-6 pm at The Arts Center. It is off of highway 93 at 212 Butler Road. Click here for a map.
Clemson University @ Fike Recreation: Tuesdays from 4-6 pm at Fike Recreation Center. It is off of highway 93 at on Williamson Road. Click here for a map.
Seneca: Tuesdays from 5-6:30 pm at Oconee Medical Center. They are located at 298 Memorial Drive. Park near and enter through Outpatient Entrance. Click here for a map.
Easley: Tuesdays from 4:30-6 pm at Baptist Easley Hospital in their cafeteria located at 200 Fleetwood Drive. Park and enter at the Main Entrance. Click here for a map. The cafeteria is located on the first floor directly inside the main entrance.
Pickens: Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm at Appalachian Ale House located at 205 E Main Street. Click here for a map.
Product availability varies from week to week. All orders are placed through our secure online shopping cart. We prefer orders to be secured with a credit card (VISA or MasterCard). All credit card transactions are encrypted, so your credit card information cannot be obtained by anyone on the internet. Credit cards will not be processed until Tuesday morning - this allows you to add to your order throughout the shopping window.
Clemson Area Food Exchange (CAFE) is a cooperative group of small farms and gardeners located around the Clemson area. Each grower farms his/her land using strict standards to ensure that everything produced is chemical-free. All member farms are dedicated to supplying their customers with the freshest and highest quality vegetables, herbs, mill products, dairy, eggs, meats, fruits, flowers, and transplants. Participating farms vary in size and specialty, but all carry the common thread of dedication to community, environment, health and education.
Our History CAFE was founded in 2011 through the combined efforts of Lance Howard, Elian (Evans) Tyson and the input from current member farms. Recognizing and responding to needs of community members and small business owners, we combine the efforts of individual growers to market their produce.