Member Program Info

Membership

To become a member of the Certified South Carolina Program, please submit an application to the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. All farm producers, food manufacturers, specialty food producers, packing facilities and others engaged in the production or manufacturing of agricultural products in South Carolina are eligible to apply.

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Logo Usage

Certified South Carolina Grown

To be eligible to use the Certified South Carolina Grown logo, producers must supply a complete a list of all products they grow in South Carolina and wish to list as Certified SC Grown. All items that shall bear or potentially bear the logo, including those that may potentially be included in promotional efforts, should be included on the application for approval by the SCDA. New items must also be sent to the SCDA for approval so that member product listings can be updated.

In addition, member must agree that the SC Grown logo will only be used on first-quality products that are grown in South Carolina and meet the US #1 Quality Grade Standard, or higher U.S. Grade Standards – whichever is the accepted USDA industry grade standard for that commodity. The logo shall not be used on secondary labels or cull products.

Certified South Carolina Product

Products that are eligible for inclusion in this program include agricultural products and food products that are manufactured or processed in the state that may or may not always include ingredients grown exclusively in South Carolina. This includes value-added products, manufactured food products, and other agricultural products that may be further sorted, graded, blended, processed and packaged in South Carolina. In addition, specialty agricultural food businesses, with a South Carolina address and company label, may have an exclusive recipe manufactured in another state and still be eligible for membership in this program.

All items that shall bear or potentially bear the logo, including those that may potentially be included in promotional efforts, should be included on the application for approval by the SCDA. New items must also be sent to the SCDA for approval so that member product listings can be updated. All products must meet the accepted USDA or FDA industry standards for that product. Any processed, cooked or manufactured items must be produced and packaged to accepted industry standards in an approved kitchen or facility.

Want More Info?

For more information about participating in the Certified South Carolina program or to receive an application by mail, contact Ansley Rast Turnblad.


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