South Carolina Department of Agriculture, for the fourth year will have a big presence at Charleston's Wildlife Exposition coming up February 15th through the 17th. According to Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers SCDA wil have a new, and larger location at this year's event, but will still be presenting Charlston chefs demonstrating local food preparation with Wild in the Kitchen, in addition to 30 vendors showcasing Certified SC Products.
“The Expo has a greater economic impact for SC than the festival for the arts that occurs later in the summer. This will be the fourth year the Dept of Ag has been there with what we call “Wild in the Kitchen” part of wild life and SC products. We host several chefs in our exhibition tent. We have moved from last year to the Marion Square in a larger tent. It’s a great way to highlight SC farm products and certified SC grown products with great Charleston chefs.
We will have about thirty vendors under the tent with us, the folks who really do a good job marketing their products. They will be giving away samples but more importantly selling their products to the folks there or making deals for ways to get their product out to other folks.
There will be 12 fresh on the menu chefs at the event. They love coming out talking about how they use local products. They cook up some really great innovative meals along the way. People have a good time and learn a little more about agriculture in SC.
It will be February 15-17. On Fri and Sat we start at 10 am and the demos will start at 11. On Sunday we start the demos at 1. If folks purchase the Wildlife Expo bag that is their ticket to get in the tent.”