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Andy Hollis


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A Word from the Warehouse – November 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

We hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving! The holiday is our favorite and busiest of the year and a great time to express gratitude for South Carolina's producers. For several weeks, we raced around and spread the love (a.k.a. local vegetables!) from our partner farmers. And in this season of thanks, we also celebrated fabulous fungi and want to share a brief story with you as you savor your…

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A Word from the Warehouse – June 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018

We're excited to report that truckloads of blueberry cases and peach baskets are hitting the warehouse daily. This is vastly different from last year—a very warm January and February prompted early blooms on fruit trees in South Carolina, and a late frost in March wiped out the blueberry and peach crop. Hugh Weathers, South Carolina's Commissioner of Agriculture, reported crop losses upward of 80 percent. Thankfully, farmers are incredibly resilient,…

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A Word from the Warehouse – October 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

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Adventures with Andy: Earning a Certification to Sell Wild Mushrooms

Thursday, October 19, 2017

I snap a photo just as Tradd says, “This mushroom really turns me on.” He pauses at the sound of my camera’s shutter, adding, “Don’t add that to your article.” He continued on, explaining to about 20 students (including me) standing around him that a mushroom he has just picked from a hardwood log is called a “train wrecker.” The fungus is so named because of its…

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A Word from the Warehouse – September 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Our friends at Clif Bar trekked to our South Carolina warehouse all the way from California to get to know GrowFood Carolina. Like GrowFood, Clif Bar is committed to creating a healthier, more sustainable food system, and the Clif Bar Family Foundation is a consistent and generous financial supporter of our food hub. We are proud and humbled to share a

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The Price of Clean Air

Monday, July 24, 2017

I’m passionate about clean air. Before joining the Coastal Conservation League, I worked for the state’s Bureau of Air Quality at DHEC. There, I did air quality modeling to help inform state policy on keeping the air healthy for everyone. Clean air is important; unhealthy air can cause or contribute to respiratory diseases like asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, and it’s even been linked to heart-disease. Plus, dirty air can wreck the beautiful scenic vistas…

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