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 Farmer’s Markets
The Greenwood Farmer’s Market is a grower/ producers-only farmer’s market located off SC Hwy. 72/221 East near the Greenwood Recreation Complex just outside the City of Greenwood. Growers and producers from Greenwood and the surrounding counties provide the ever-growing Lakeland’s area with the freshest fruits, vegetables, honey, baked goods, plants and farm crafts during the growing season. Contact Newton O’Dell at (864) 223-6305.
Greenwood is also focused on promoting healthy lifestyles for its citizens. The Uptown Market (864- 942-8421) opened in 2016 and offers citizens an opportunity to shop fresh – straight from the farm!
Citizens can meet farmers and experience the difference in flavors and variety that can be found in the local community. Depending on the time of year, you can find produce such as kale, cabbage, brussels sprouts, potatoes, beets, tomatoes, cauliflower and much more!! Plus, on Wednesdays, shop for locally raised meats, farm fresh cheese, baked goods, soaps and gourmet cuisine prepared with local ingredients.
At the market, families can also enjoy the 3,600 square foot interactive water feature, which boasts 42 water jets and has a maximum capacity of 343 people. It is free and open to the public from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends.
Additionally, another family-friendly adventure was launched in Uptown Greenwood last year. A new Scavenger Hunt for nine regional birds, called “Tweet on Main Street” was the concept of local school children.
It is a collaborative project of the GATAS classes
from School District 50’s Pinecrest and Woodfields Elementary Schools, the City of Greenwood, Uptown Greenwood Development Corporation and the Potters of Main & Maxwell Art Gallery.
Sports Events & Venues
With over 20 intercollegiate athletics teams, the Lander University Bearcats bring NCAA Division II sports to the Greenwood area.
Lander’s 400+ student-
softball, men’s and
women’s tennis, and
men’s and women’s
soccer. Lander’s
men’s tennis team
has won 12 national
championships, and
the men’s baseball
team has made
recent appearances
in the NCAA Division
II College World
Series. The men’s
golf, soccer and
basketball teams, as well as the women’s basketball and volleyball teams, have also competed in regional and national tournaments. Bearcat fans can find season schedules, player stats, game recaps and more at www. landerbearcats.com, the official website of Lander University Athletics.
The Lander University Equestrian Center features an outdoor covered arena for a therapeutic riding program and a barn to stable the equestrian team’s horses and riding equipment.
Parks and Recreation
The Greenwood Recreation Complex features a large array of baseball/softball fields, tennis courts, two soccer fields, a basketball court and a walking track. This Greenwood County operated complex is used for youth and adult sports as well as organized tournaments.
The Drummond Center at Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area is a great place for business meetings, family gatherings or wedding receptions. Picnic areas are located throughout the park. Walk a scenic nature trail, or camp at one of two campgrounds on or near Lake Greenwood at this 915-acre pine and hardwood forest. Each campsite has water, electrical hookup and a picnic table; hot showers and restroom facilities. A new bike and walking trail was recently completed.
Other parks in the area include Greenwood’s newest park, Grace Street Park, which features a dog park, pond with walking trail, natural playground, children’s sensory garden, urban mountain bike trail, a pavilion for gatherings. West Cambridge Park was formerly a railroad-switching yard. The 11-acre park includes playgrounds, a gazebo, picnic shelters, benches, and public restrooms. Emma Gaskin Magnolia Park is
a small park in Uptown Greenwood featuring a picnic shelter, playground, and walking track. Hiking and biking trails are also popular in the Greenwood region. For a list of trails, visit www.gwdparks.org or www.sctrails.net.
Lander University’s Horne Arena is home to Bearcats basketball.
LIFESTYLES
 athletes compete
in the Peach Belt Conference, and the university is home to the 2,500-seat Horne Arena, as well as the 28-acre May Sports Complex, which features modern stadiums for baseball,
Lander University offers 21 NCAA Division II sports programs.
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