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 in 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.
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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.
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Where & When to Pick up on Tuesday:
We provide multiple pick-up locations for your convenience. We meet Tuesdays for picking up orders.
Anderson: Tuesdays from 5-6 pm at Figs located at 200 N Main Street. Click here for a map.
Fairplay: Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30 pm at Curiosity Shop located at 15298 SC-11. Click here for a map.
Liberty: Tuesdays from 6-6:30 pm at Grits & Grace General Store located at 508 South B Street. Click here for a map.
Long Creek: Tuesdays from 5-6 pm at the Humble Pie located at 14239 Long Creek Hwy. 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 - 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 HistoryCAFE 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.