By now, you may have heard about the new Parris Bridge Road elementary school being built along the south side of Belue Farms’ pasture. With an estimated school opening in August 2016 and construction beginning in April, some have asked whether our farm and store will remain open (YES!) and how we’ve been involved. So, we wanted to provide an update “straight from the farm.”
Over the years, we’ve been approached often to sell part of our property, but preferred to wait for an opportunity that would also benefit Boiling Springs which we’ve called home since 1965. Thus the need for land to expand our schools seemed the perfect fit. While the sale of the school site was finalized recently, the transaction began before our founder and father James Belue passed away in September 2014. Our dad had a passion for education, and sadly, won’t be able to see the school open. However, we’re grateful that the land which served as the heart of his operation for 50 years will now further young minds.We want to reassure you that our business will maintain normal operating hours throughout construction, and we’ll continue to grow crops and pasture cows in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties. Our store, buildings and equipment will remain in the same location after the school opens. While there’s occasional traffic due to Parris Bridge Road amendments (including new turn lanes), we’re open every day, Monday through Saturday. And when our road is finished, it promises to be the nicest one in the county! Be sure to drop by for a peek at the changes, and thanks for your patience and continued support.