Gwen Fowler



Website offers one-stop shopping for S.C. food products

Posted 12/27/2012 12:58:00 PM

There’s a new place to shop for South Carolina food products, and you don’t even have to leave your easy chair.

The South Carolina Specialty Food Association has a new shopping website called South Carolina Marketplace that lets you buy a variety of products online.

Among the companies offering food for sale there are Faithful Foods of Lexington, which sells soup, dessert and dip mixes; Simply Southern Gourmet of North Myrtle Beach, which makes artisan mustards; The Island Fudge Shoppe of Hilton Head Island; and Charleston Cookie Company

One advantage for the shopper is that you don’t have to go to several websites to order; You can do it all at South Carolina Marketplace and have all the items shipped, without paying a separate shipping and handling cost for each item. For a limited time, shipping is free on orders of $25 or more.

While the site is a convenience for shoppers, it is providing jobs for people with disabilities. The S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation Department is training workers to fill orders and provide shipping.

About 20 companies are on the website so far, and more are being added.