MARKET FEATURE: Toe Beans Farm and Gardens

Candace, the founder of Toe Beans Farm and Gardens, has been an outdoors girl and animal lover her entire life. Even at a very young age, she was always bringing home every stray in her neighborhood!

She grew up volunteering at her hometown animal hospital starting in the 9th grade – and was even featured in the local newspaper and TV show. She graduated from Clemson University with an Animal Science degree and later a Master’s degree in Agriculture and Wildlife Biology.

 Her experiences are vast and varied! She and her husband ran a Feed and Seed store in Varnville SC. They also started the very first animal shelter in Hampton County with town volunteers (which is still in operation today!) Happy Cat Rescue was a 501-C3 cat rescue that she ran with her daughter for 10 years. She even starred in her own TV show on FOX Carolina called “All Things Outdoors” in the early 2000s.

After raising her two children, she decided to chase the dream of owning her own farm and bought a place in Travelers Rest in 2016. 

Ran by three generations of women (her mother, herself, and her daughter)  along with friends and neighbors, Toe Beans Farm and Gardens was born. The curious name Toe Beans is from her background as an animal rescuer. In case you didn’t know, “toe beans” is an affectionate way to describe a cat’s footpads!

Toe Beans Farm and Gardens grow produce, herbs, and flowers. They also have an egg license and sell cage-free eggs. Along with raising registered Nigerian Dwarf goats, they have a small honeybee hive component which will be expanding in the near future. 

“Our love for this community and its people is what makes the Slater Marietta Farmer’s Market a joy to participate in during the growing season,” says Candace. A customer favorite is the fresh dinner kits sold at the market featuring fresh food ingredients from their farm along with a recipe to cook a meal or side dish. They try to keep our prices as low as possible so everyone can benefit from fresh, local produce and eggs. 

Don’t forget to stop by their table this season and find a new recipe to try, or pick up some delicious eggs!

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Too Busy Bs was started by Sandy Bailey and Pam Baker, both retired GSC Media Specialists.  Sandy, who lives in Travelers Rest, was the librarian at Heritage Elementary and then Northwest Middle school for 19 years.  Consequently, she knows many students from the Slater-Marietta and Travelers Rest area.  Pam, who lives in Simpsonville, spent several years bringing her sons to Travelers Rest for Boy Scout meetings.

Sandy specializes in creating with fabrics making quilts and other useable quilted items, as well as longarm quilting.  Right now, her passion is making pincushions using vintage linens, tatting, lace, and buttons.   Pam is very experienced in quilting with machine embroidery, free-standing lace, and creating usable gifts and items “in the hoop.”

Message from the Two Busy B’s:

We hope you will come check us out and find that unique gift for yourself, a friend, or family member.  We are so happy to be included in the Slater-Marietta Farmers Market!

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Countdown is ON!

Spring weather is returning soon – along with fresh produce, longer daylight, and more opportunities to meet with friends! Andddddd….only 8 more weeks until our first Market – May 13th!

Please make plans to join us on the 2nd and 4th Fridays from May through October. The Market will return to Jimi Turner Field and we will have some new and familiar vendors ready to serve our community!

There is still time to apply to be a vendor (or volunteer!) Visit our application tab or fill out this Google Form: 2022 Slater Marietta Farmers Market Application


2nd & 4th Fridays from 4-7pm [May -October] @ Jimi Turner Field!

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New Name, New Days!

With the start of a new year – we have a new name and fresh vision to bring even more local produce, food, and products to our community…now TWICE a month!

Our new market dates are the 2nd & 4th Friday of every month from May – October 2022. We will begin the market at 4pm and close down around 7pm.

We are working with local farmers and businesses to bring YOU fresh produce, local honey, natural skincare, fun decorations, and MORE!

Interested in being a farmer, vendor, volunteer, or food truck this year? Complete the quick interest form and we will be in touch soon: https://forms.gle/5VrpmvQCDwCXjt3h7

“Planting Seeds of Hope” is our mission and we are looking forward to another year of growing together in the beautiful community of Slater Marietta.


New Year : New Name!

Slater Marietta Farmers Market

Hello 2022! We are excited for you! We decided to change “Community” to “Farmers” to communicate the heart of our mission – although, Community is weaved through everything we do!!

We held our first Farmers Market meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, 1/18. Thank you to the community members that joined us and added to the valuable conversation!

A few decisions are still being made – and we can’t wait to announce our 2022 schedule and vendors.

We will hold another Market Meeting on Tuesday, 1/25 at Foothills Family Resources on Main St in Slater. Please make plans to join us to learn about how YOU can help us make this season even better than last!

There are various volunteer opportunities available – please send us an email at smcommunitymarket@gmail.org to inquire.

Hope your January has been full of new adventures and health! Can’t wait to share more 🙂



Happy New Year!

It’s a new year and we are gearing up for our second season!

There is a lot of *newness* coming and we can’t wait to share it all with you! 🙂

As we prepare for this season, we are getting together our list of interested vendors! If this is you (even if you were a 2021 vendor!) please fill out the interest form google doc: 2022 Vendor Interest Form

Don’t forget about our Market Meeting on 1/18 at 7 pm @ Slater Hall Community Center – we would love public input and volunteers to have an even better market season!

May will be here before you know it – don’t forget to subscribe so you get all the latest news. Have a great week!



2022 Market Meeting

Happy December!!!

Thank you SO much for your support during our First Ever 2021 Slater Marietta Market Season!! We had a wonderful turnout, amazing vendors, and a successful start – what we hope – will be something that serves our community in the future!

If you are interested in being on the Market Committee, providing feedback, volunteering, or becoming a Market vendor, then PLEASE make plans to attend our kick-off meeting for the 2022 Season.

****DATE CHANGE******

TUESDAY, JANUARY 18th @ 7pm – Slater Hall Community Center

Please email us with any questions – smcommunitymarket@gmail.com

ALSO – if you have time, please complete this survey

2021 Market Season Survey: https://forms.gle/62cEfNgS7ShPYnBL8

We are excited about the growth in our community and the creation of this Market. Thank you for all of your support!

A few pictures from this year:


First Season Wrap Up!

It’s hard to believe that our first year as a Community Market has already come and gone! We had so many people come support our local vendors – and we could not be more proud of everyone’s hard work!

We had SO MANY amazing vendors and community volunteers during our market nights. We will be posting more information on our vendors and will be asking for community input in the near future.



Saturday, November 13th from 10am-2pm @ Slater Hall!

We are still taking applications for vendors until next Monday, Nov 18th! (see the “Holiday Market” tab for more info – visit the google form: https://forms.gle/wrbbjaYuaxFPbMEZ8

Give-Away Tree tickets! We have a 3 foot tree filled with gift cards and cash that will be given away – tickets are $5 or 5/$20 and can be bought in advance *proceeds from donations will go to families in need within our community

There will be gift vendors, food, children’s activities, and a fun atmosphere! Invite a friend or two!

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Holiday Market


October Market – 10/1

Start your October off with us – at the Slater Marietta Community Market!

We missed everyone in September, and we have a great line up for our community this week 🙂

  • Freedom Valley Farms will be bringing their ponies
  • Live Music from local Todd Swann
  • Produce from Feather Creak Farms & Beechwood Farms
  • Local meat from Blue Wall Farm
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Paint a Pumpkin with the TReehouse Cafe
  • Fire Truck and Smoke House with Slater Marietta Fire Department
  • Local Honey, Skin Care Products, decorations, specialty foods
  • Information and fun from the Greenville Library & Seed Mobile
  • Free Face Painting!
  • Dinner at the Spinx Cluk Truck or Firehouse Dogs (great hamburgers!!!)
  • Shaved Ice and desserts
  • A fun community atmosphere!

We have enjoyed bringing this event to the community this year – hope you will join us for the last regular market of the season!

**Also mark your calendars for NOV 13th – Our first Holiday Market @ Slater Hall, 10-2pm. For more info go to our link in the main menu.

See you FRIDAY!!!

210 Baker Circle, Marietta SC (Jimi Turner Field) 4-8 pm



MARKET FEATURE: Freedom Valley Farm

We are excited to introduce you to one of our vendors: Freedom Valley Farms!

The dynamic duo, Tara and Rachel, run an amazing horse farm off of Dacusville Highway. They offer several different services, including pony rides, carriage services, summer camps, horse training, birthday parties, and more. 

Both of these ladies grew up around the Marietta and River Falls area; always riding horses and volunteering at the local Camp Awanita. They love this community and are excited to be a part of the market. 

For May, they will be offering pony rides and a carriage tour around Slater Marietta. Tara and Rachel invite you to look at their Facebook page or visit their website at https://www.fvfarms.org/.

Come see them at our Market! Only a few more days away!

Holiday Market Vendors

Don’t forget to come out to Slater Hall this Saturday (11/13) from 10am – 2pm!

What can you look forward to? Well – we will have BBQ for sale from the Slater Marietta Fire Department, fresh Kettle Corn, hot chocolate, over 25 vendors ready with unique gifts for the holidays, Money Tree Giveaway, and a fun community to hang out with!


Emily Ann’s Personalized Gifts
Chef Rita’s Pantry
Casa Creations
Custom Burlap Wreaths
Feather Creek Farmstead
Bill Kane Crafts
That Nail Lady
Tapp’d Out Cannin’
Converse Creations – Pottery & Clay Sculpture
Playfully Handmade
Miniature crafts by Rosi
Wood Working
Antique Jewelry Design by Mary
Creative Hands
Toe Beans Farm and Gardens
Caroline’s Creations
Baked goods and crafts
Christmas Crafts
Designs by Danielle
Rene Designs
R & A Creations- craft vendor
The Wooden Rooster
Kellyn’s Southern Dream Boutique
Peacock Feathers
Crafts by Wendy
Anders Designs Inc
Crazy Good Kettle Corn
Sawyer Naturals
Slater-Marietta Christmas Parade – Selling Hot Chocolate!
Russell’s Soaps and Scents
Crafts by Lynn
Cathy’s Creations
Created by Cassie
Karen McCarty – Crafts
Warfuel Designs
*vendors are subject to change
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