Famoda Farm celebrating 60 years with General Store opening and Fall Festival
Updated: Oct 21, 2021
TIGERVILLE S.C. –The historic Famoda Farm will celebrate its 60th anniversary by opening a 2,000 square-foot general store, Grazers: Famoda’s Farm to Table, and holding a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 30.
Grazers will feature Famoda Farm’s very own Grass Fed Certified Angus Beef and Berkshire Pork, said Heather Collins, one of the owners of the farm and the granddaughter of the founders. Neighboring farms will source free range, non-GMO chicken, and farm fresh eggs. Grazers also will offer the Milky Way Dairy Collection of Milk and Cream. All fruits, vegetables, jams and sweet treats will be sourced from local farms in the Upstate.
“Farming has been our way of life for 60 years, and one we hope to sustain for another 60. Grazers will allow us to give back to our community by providing the highest quality farm products to our friends and neighbors as well as provide the opportunity for others to experience the magic of the farm through our agro-tourism programs,” Collins said. “Now more than ever, it is important to know where your food comes from. There is nothing better than tasting the farm fresh difference.”
As part of the grand opening, Famoda Farm will host a community Fall Festival on Saturday, October 30 featuring farm animal friends, bounce houses, face painting, pony rides, a petting zoo, live music and the opportunity to shop the general store from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular hours will be Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.to 4 p.m.
“We are excited to partner with other local farmers and look forward to expanding our product lines from our agricultural community. We hope everyone will come out to meet their local farmers,” Collins said.
The history of Famoda Farms dates back to the end of World War II in 1945 when William Paul Brown and his wife Minnie opened Brown’s Packaging Plant in Gaffney. The Browns’ daughters, Shirley and Doris, became interested in the American Angus Association in the mid-1950s, and in 1962, the family purchased land in northern Greenville County in order to raise their own Angus Cattle. This became Famoda Farm. The family business has thrived over the decades (and the family has even presented their cattle to a South Carolina governor).
In 2018, the Farm added an event venue, Collins said. Adding the general store is a natural step in Famoda’s future.
“This is what farming is all about,” she said. “We want to show our neighbors that we support them in their efforts to protect our agricultural communities by continuing farming traditions.”
About Famoda Farm:
The name Famoda stems from the first two letters of Father, Mother, and Daughter is the true essence of family and has been raising cattle since 1962. Famoda Farm extends over 300 acres and features 100-year-old majestic oaks, rolling hills, lush green pastures, fields of wildflowers, stunning sunsets, and expansive mountain views. It offers many picturesque ceremony sites, rustic themes, and a brand-new reception pavilion with all the modern amenities. No matter what special occasion you are planning, we will try our best to bring your vision to life. With multiple scenic options, we welcome you to pull on you boots, trudge around the farm, and find the perfect spot for your event. To learn more, visit www.Famodafarm.com.