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What is the South Carolina Specialty Food Association?

The South Carolina Specialty Food Association (SCSFA) is the only statewide organization dedicated to promoting the best specialty food products available in the Palmetto state.

As specialty food sales continue to climb at the national level, SCSFA is evolving to meet the growing needs of our members. The non-profit association seeks to further the development and awareness of the South Carolina specialty foods industry through:

  • Education
  • Networking
  • Peer support/mentoring
  • Promotions

For over 20 years, the South Carolina Specialty Food Association has helped farmers, producers, and retailers across the state grow their businesses through joint marketing programs, promotional campaigns, and technical assistance.

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A non-profit association, SCSFA is headquartered in Columbia and works in conjunction with the South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) and supports SCDA’s Certified South Carolina Program. Active Members of the association are required to be members of the Certified South Carolina Program.

SCSFA is governed by a board of directors that reflect the diversity of the association’s membership.

Andy McCarthy
President
King of Pops, Charleston, SC
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Jane Jarahian
Past President
The Sweetery, Anderson, SC
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Susan Miller
Vice President
Willie’s Rubbins, Sumter, SC
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Linda Carle
Secretary/Treasurer
Tavi,LLC, Irmo, SC
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Jackie Moore
Financial Director
SC Department of Agriculture, Columbia, SC
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Suzy Ellison
Executive Director
SC Department of Agriculture, Columbia, SC
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Molly Cashman
Upstate Director
Blue Moon Specialty Foods, Spartanburg, SC
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Sallie Dent Porthx
Co-Midlands Director
Sallies Greatest, Cameron, SC
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Mary Sparrow
Co-Midlands Director
Mother Shucker’s Original Cocktail Sauce, Columbia, SC
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Maureen Porzio
Lowcountry Director
Porzio’s LLC, Charleston, SC
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Wendell Bedenbaugh
Alternate Director
Canebrake Farm, Saluda, SC
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