Monday, August 20, 2012, Columbia – South Carolina food producers – from salsa and dried herbs to candied pecans and yam butter – are invited to sell their products on a new Web feature being developed by the South Carolina Specialty Foods Association.
Mary Sparrow sells Mother Shucker’s Original Cocktail Sauce, which is produced by The Oyster Bar in Columbia. Actually, Sparrow IS the “Mother Shucker” pictured on the cocktail sauce jars’ labels.
Sparrow is also an officer is the SCSFA who is involved in launching a new online marketplace at http://www.scsfa.org/ that will centralize an on-line catalog of South Carolina specialty foods.
Right now the group is looking for SCPFA members to list their products for sale, before this new part of the SCSFA Web site is open for business. Customers will be able to purchase the foods at this one site, from one shopping cart, and pay for everything with one transaction.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to help create a specialty foods industry cluster and elevate the visibility and branding of products made in South Carolina,” Sparrow said via email.
South Carolina food producers who are not already SCSFA members and want to be included in the new on-line marketplace can print a membership form at http://www.scsfa.org/join_us.htm. Dues are $100 per year.
The fee for members to list their specialty foods in the on-line marketplace is $200, which does not have to be paid until the site is completed and functioning, although the SCSFA is asking for $100 deposits to help with startup costs.
Follow this link to find the registration form to secure a spot on the new SCSFA web catalog and marketplace: http://www.perrinthetical.com/specialtyfoods/apply.php.