Affordable and healthy food in the Upstate


>>MY MYRA RUIZ HAS MORE. Reporter: THIS 20,000-SQUARE FOOT WAREHOUSE IS THE FOCUS OF THE 50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR MARY.>>I DIDN’T WANT TO BE THE CENTER OF ATTENTION. I DIDN’T WANT TO WASTE ANY MONEY. THIS JUST CAME OUT AS A GREAT IDEA. Reporter: MARY IS ASKING PEOPLE TO GO TO EATDRINKANDMARY.COM FOR A PROGRAM CALLED FEED AND SEED SO FARMERS CAN SELL THEIR PRODUCE ON A WIDER SCALE CLOSER TO HOME.>>WE NEED A LOT OF COLD STORAGE TO KEEP THE VEGETABLES FRESH AND WE NEED FREEZER SPACE AND WE NEED SOME OF THOSE LIKE, THE GIANT SEED KETTLE. Reporter: THIS WILL HELP PREPARE AND PACKAGE THE FOOD. BUT THERE WILL BE MORE IN THIS WAREHOUSE BESIDES COOKING EQUIPMENT.>>PRETEND IT’S NEXT YEAR AT THIS TIME.>>WE’RE UP AND RUNNING.>>WHAT DO WE SEE?>>BEHIND US IS WHERE THE PRODUCE WILL BE PROCESSED. Reporter: BACON BROTHERS WILL PREPARE THE FOOD.>>AND NEXT TO THAT WILL BE A DINER AND THEN NEXT TO THAT IS AN ARTISANAL BUTCHERIE. AND THEN YOU HAVE COMMUNITY TRAIL TAP SIDE. Reporter: THIS PLACE WILL HOUSE A HALF-DOZEN FOOD VENDORS.>>THERE WILL BE OPPORTUNITY FOR EVERYBODY TO EAT AND A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR YOUNG PEOPLE TO FIND PART-TIME JOBS. Reporter: MADE POSSIBLE IN PART

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