Department of Agriculture Closes Offices to Public, Farmers Markets Remain Open

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, and in accordance with Gov. Henry McMaster’s March 19 executive order, the South Carolina Department of Agriculture is closing all physical office locations to the public.
Our three state farmers markets (in West Columbia, Greenville, and Florence) remain open for regular business. We urge you to support South Carolina farmers during this time of crisis.
SCDA staff are still available by phone and email, with many working remotely during the COVID-19 response.
We will continue accepting deliveries via UPS, USPS and FedEx. Laboratory samples and hemp permit applications can still be dropped off at our Consumer Protection Division facility at 123 Ballard Court in West Columbia.