Chewning resigns from farmers market post | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | August 26, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: August 24, 2016 at 1:32 pm
By GEORGE SALSBERRY
Ted Chewning is going back to his roots. And his crops, and his sausage, and his heirloom seeds.
Chewning recently submitted his resignation as manager of the Colleton County Farmers Market.
It is an open-end resignation — he will officially leave the post when the county has found a replacement and his successor has had a chance to learn the ins-and-outs of managing the twice-weekly market. “I will stick around until a replacement is in place. It is not an emergency.”
The search for Chewning’s replacement is underway. The position has been posted on the county’s website and advertised. He has heard that some potential applicants have expressed an interest in replacing him.
Chewning said he is leaving because “I have got some other things that I need to be doing, some family obligations.”
In addition to his work as farmers market manager, Chewning operates Sweet Bay Farm and Sweet Bay Sausage.
“I would really love to devote some more time to the seed project, saving Carolina heritage seeds,” he added.
“I am going to miss the market,” said Chewning, who has been the manager since 2013. “I love the people, the farmers and the customers. Gary (Brightwell, the director of the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market) and Jill (Chadwick, the assistant director) have been terrific to work for,” he added.
Brightwell said, “We will really miss him. We hate to see him go.”