Greenwood in Greenwood County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
A Working Goat Farm
Emerald Farm, 'a very special place,' is part of an original 450-acre working farm dating from the late 1800s. In keeping with its agricultural heritage, Emerald Farm continues to raise livestock, harvest hay, pecans, herbs and fruit on a small scale. What makes Emerald Farm so special is that we offer a hands-on educational facility providing visitors with the opportunity to learn about the wonders of nature and the relationships among the resident species, from the goat to the honey bee. in addition to the natural wonders, visitors can tour the soap factory where our all-natural Saanen soap is made.
Other attractions include a ride on the Emerald Farm Express -- visit the Emerald Farm Model Railroad Clubhouse and see one of the largest model railroads in the southeast. Visitors can shop in the antique, natural food, hobby and soap stores, picnic in the pavilion, feed the fish or just relax and get closer to nature. Bicycle enthusiasts can watch out Saturday morning sanctioned ABA/BMX races. Our rides range in age from 3 1/2 years to 60 years.
The Railroad and Greenwood:
The history of Greenwood is embedded in the Railroad. The community grew up around the tracks forming one of the widest main streets in the state. The Farm's love of the railroad is evident when you visit the Emerald Farm Station.
Exceptional Model Railroad Layout:
Visit the Emerald Farm Model Railroad Club, home of one of the largest layouts in the southeast. Club members have shared their love of the railroad through the magnificent world they have created in two scales. Upstairs, visitors can step back in time, listen to the whistles blow, and see the smoke billow from the engines.
Goat Milk Production:
Our Saanen Goats, a Swiss breed of dairy goat, are noted for their gentle disposition and large milk production. On the average, they each produce 8 to 10 pounds of sweet milk per day. Goat milk is one of the healthiest products for those people with digestive sensitivities. Goat milk produced at Emerald Farm is used to make our all natural soaps, lotions and body products.
Goat Milk Products:
The Farm produces wonderful all natural soaps from the Saanen Goats milk. A gallon of goat milk yields approximately 100 bars of soap. In 1988 the Farm developed its soap formula based on an old process, refining and carefully combining only the finest all natural ingredients. The products contain no dyes, preservatives, or artificial fragrances. Each bar contains one-third whole gold milk
Erected by South Carolina Heritage Corridor.
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina Heritage Corridor marker series.
Location. 34° 11.85′ N, 82° 6.623′ W. Marker is in Greenwood, South Carolina, in Greenwood County. Marker is on Emerald Farm Road. Touch for map. Marker is located on the south side of the farm's main store building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 409 Emerald Farm Road, Greenwood SC 29646, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Henry Logan (approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Dr. Benjamin James Sanders, Jr. (approx. 1.9 miles away); Rock Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church (approx. 2.5 miles away); Magnolia Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mathews Mill Veterans Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); Marshal Ferdinand Foch (approx. 2.9 miles away); Greenwood SC Memorial Marker (approx. 2.9 miles away); Textile Workers Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenwood.
Also see . . .
1. Emerald Farm. Emerald Farm is South Carolina natural food store and South Carolina soap factory that sells all natural foods in South Carolina, holistic medicine, all natural goat milk soap, healthy snacks, herbal nutrition South Carolina and much more. (Submitted on February 28, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Saanen goat. Saanen goats are a white or cream-colored breed of goat, named for the Saanen valley in Switzerland. (Submitted on February 28, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Breeds of Livestock: Saanen Goats. The Saanen dairy goat originated in Switzerland, in the Saanen Valley. (Submitted on February 28, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,623 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. submitted on February 28, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.