Emerald Farm

Emerald Farm (HMAS8)

Location: Greenwood, SC 29646 Greenwood County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 11.85', W 82° 6.623'

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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. Out antique train is a "1957" limited edition, built in Salt Lake City, Utah. It will take you on a fun-filled ride. Watch for the authentic railroad signals.

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 and is molded in a specially designed form and packaged in environmentally safe material.
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HM NumberHMAS8
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: South Carolina Heritage Corridor series
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Placed BySouth Carolina Heritage Corridor
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 10:19pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 397694 N 3784611
Decimal Degrees34.19750000, -82.11038333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 11.85', W 82° 6.623'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 11' 51.00" N, 82° 6' 37.38" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 409 Emerald Farm Rd, Greenwood SC 29646, US
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