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Berry season begins at Perdeaux Fruit Farm with blackberries and black raspberries ripening for the opening of the retail market June 12. Toward the end of June, expect apricots, plums and some early peach varieties to come in. Perdeaux will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until July 3 when the hours will change to be open 6 days a week (closed on Mondays) during peach season and on through mid-November for apples. Located at 2400 S.C. Hwy 11 near Travelers Rest, (864) 895-0608, http://carolinafarmers.com/perdue
A Garden Party at Riverbanks Botanical Gardens 6:30-9:30 p.m. June 17 hosted by Rotary Club of the Vista as a fundraiser for Hidden Wounds, a local charity whose mission is to help heroes battle the invisible war at home. Enjoy great food, wine and beer, door prizes and a silent auction featuring an autographed guitar from Jimmy Buffett. Tickets $50 per person, call (803) 413-0446 or email email@example.com.
Middleton Place weekly Wine Strolls have returned. Experience the natural beauty of the 273-year-old plantation while sipping wines chosen by the Middleton Place Restaurant’s sommelier 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday through June 25. On June 25, learn about the Charleston-Barbados connections through the Rum Stroll featuring a variety of light, dark and spiced rums. Tickets to Wine Strolls are $20 per person in advance, $25 at the gate and are available at www.middletonplace.org or call (843) 556-6020.
Learn from the pros: Carolina Outdoor Cooking presents Backyard Cooking 101. Learn how to make smoked prime rib, baby back ribs, chicken, cedar planked salmon, seasonal veggies and dessert on the grill 10 a.m.-4p.m. June 21 at Project Hope Soup Kitchen, 525 S. Academy St. in Greenville. $175 per person includes lunch and all day samplings. Register at www.carolinaoutdoorcooking.com
Become a BBQ Judge! South Carolina Barbecue Association (SCBA) Judging Seminar, 10 a.m-4 p.m. July 12 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1715 Bull Street, Columbia. Learn from SCBA founder Lake High. Cost $45 plus a yearly membership to SCBA, $35. Register by emailing Lake High at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.scbarbecue.com/index.php/2-uncategorised/75-join-us-4
Chef Francois Fisera hosts cooking classes at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute. June 13, venison in a Grand Veneur sauce; June 17 and 20, 30-minute meal; June 24 and July 1, duck/chicken liver mousse and calamari with beans; June 27, pink sparkling wine tasting with trout and wild mushrooms. Fleur de Lys is at 3001 Millwood Ave. (803) 765-9999 or fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com
Let’s Cook Culinary Studio events: June 20, tapas; June 24, Wild Women, June 27, couples class; kids’ summer camp: June 30-July 3, 9 a.m. to noon, Healthy Hands Cooking with Jan Pinnington. Kids age 9-13 learn basic kitchen skills and how to make healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner and help out in the kitchen. $165 per student. Detailed listings at letscookculinary.com. Let’s Cook is at 1305 Assembly St. (803) 348-5874
Irmo Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon, first and third Saturdays through September, Carlisle Street, Irmo, www.irmofarmersmarket.com
Kershaw County Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Nov. 16, 631 W. DeKalb St., Camden, www.kcfarmersmarket.org
Lexington Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Sept. 27, Lexington Square Park, 205 E. Main St.
Northeast Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through November, Lake Carolina’s Town Center
Rosewood Market Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, 2803 Rosewood Drive, (803) 256-6410 www.rosewoodmarket.com
Sandhills Farmers Market, 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 25 at Sandhill Research Center, 900 Clemson Road, across from Village at Sandhill
Soda City Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the 1500 block of Main Street www.sodacitysc.com
Healthy Carolina’s Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Davis Field (Greene Street) www.sa.sc.edu/healthy%20carolina/farmersmarket