In Our Spring 2018 Issue
The old saying goes “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” but I couldn’t help myself. When I put all the eggs in one basket, it became a magnificent moment, pretty enough for the cover of a magazine. Those beautiful eggs all came from farms right here in Columbia; the quail eggs came from Manchester Farms, our local quail farm, and one of the few quail farms in the country. I visited the farm on hatching day, and watched the babies come into the world. There is something refreshing and encouraging about witnessing new life; a new opportunity to create oneself. I left the farm that day revitalized and excited about what’s next.
And as chicks hatch and bees buzz, in comes spring, and with spring comes growth. Spring is a busy season for South Carolina farmers—the season of farmers’ markets, and the opportunity to get to know your farmers and how they grow or raise their food. It is springtime—a time for abundance, time to head to the farmer’s market. Our “What’s in Season” on page 4 can guide you on what to expect from your South Carolina farmers.
Spring also brings warmer air, and spring brunch—my favorite meal! We have you covered for local brunch—from eggs and bacon to grits and honey, you can gather your local ingredients and cook at home or patronize a local restaurant that supports these local farms. Either way will bring you good eats and full bellies.
Meet you at the breakfast table,
Jacquelyn McHugh, Editor in Chief