Clemson launches S.C. Market Maker
By Peter Hull
The Palmetto State’s freshest seafood and agriculture is just a mouse click away through a new interactive Web site: S.C. Market Maker.
From a farmer looking for a place to sell fresh-grown baby greens to a grocery store manager who wants to stock his coolers with locally caught shrimp, Market Maker’s interactive mapping system can locate businesses and products across the state.
The innovative tool provides an important link for producers and consumers, said R. David Lamie, Extension specialist at the Clemson Institute for Economic and Community Development, who is leading the project in South Carolina.
“This online tool will help the state’s agriculture and seafood industries reach new markets and help consumers find just what they are looking for,” Lamie said.
Bringing Market Maker to South Carolina was a cooperative effort between Public Service Activities, S.C. Department of Agriculture, S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.