Looking for S.C. food products? They're all here

By:Gwen Fowler


Lots of talented South Carolina residents are making their own food products. I’ve written about some of those foods before: Sallie’s Greate​st​ Jams, Carolina​ Creole and Simply S​outhern Gourmet mustard.

The problem is that it has sometimes been hard to find these delicious South Carolina foods. Not now, since a South Carolina Specialty Food ​Association store opened in Colum​bia. At 302 Arti​sans at Senate’s End, you can find shelves full of great foods made right here in the Palmetto State.

Dupre and Gina Percival created a homey store, complete with a piano, comfy seating, and very cool wine bottle chandeliers. They invited South Carolina vendors to rent shelf space.

Dupre Perciv​al has been a Columbia caterer for years, and Senate’s End includes four of his businesses and venues: 30​2 Artisans, Manor House, The Hall and 300 Senate.

Percival said he got the idea to open the specialty store after he catered a wedding in St. Matthews. There he happened to meet Sallie Dent Porth, who makes Sallie’s Grea​test Jams, and is the upcoming president of the S.C. Specialty Foods Association.

On Saturdays, there’s music, tastings and fresh produce. Any day, you can create your own gift basket, or you can have 302 Artisans create it for you. A special area in back, with baskets and boxes, lets you get creative.