Looking for a farmers market? Here's a great list

By:Gwen Fowler

Date:8/26/2014

Blackberries being sold at a local farmer's market in South Carolina
Blackberries being sold at a local farmer's market in South Carolina

If you love to shop at farmers markets, you know that this has been a wonderful season for getting all those delicious South Carolina spring fruits and produce a little earlier than usual.

The strawberries were ripe about a month early this year, and the first peaches were picked ahead of
schedule.

It’s also good news for farmers and all of us who love fresh produce that the community farmers markets are flourishing. Among the new markets this year is the Summerville Farme​rs Market, which is open on Saturday mornings.

The S.C. Farme​rs Markets in West ​Columbia, Gree​nville and Flo​rence are open year-round, and so are some of the city markets. I often shop at Myrtle’s Market, the city of Myrt​l​e Beach farmers market, and it is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday all year.

But many city and community markets have just opened for the season. One of the markets below is probably close to where you live. Visit, shop and eat well.

Even though many are named here, this list isn’t complete. Go to the Commun​ity-based Farmers Market page, the list of Certified SC mem​bers or Certified ​SC Roadside Markets page to see more.

The Habersham Far​mers Market in Beaufort, open Friday afternoons.

Hilton Head Island Farmers Market at​ Historic Honey Horn, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays.

Farmers Market of ​Bluffton, 2-7 p.m. Thursdays.

Downtown Be​aufort Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Port Royal Farmers M​arket, 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

Buckwalter Place Fa​rmers Market, Bluffton, 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays.

Pick Pocket Pla​ntation Farmers Market, Beaufort, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 1-6 p.m. Tuesdays.

Jasper County Fa​rmers Market, Ridgeland, 1-6 p.m. Fridays.

Colleton Farm​ers Market, Walterboro, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays.

Charlesto​n Farmers Market in Marion Square, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

North Charleston Farmers​ Market, 2-7 p.m. Thursdays.

Mount Pleasant ​Farmers Market, 3:30 p.m. to dusk Tuesdays.

Downtown F​lorence Farmers Market, 3-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Lake City Farmer​s Market, 2-7 p.m. Thursdays.

Georgetown Coun​ty Farmers Market in Pawleys Island 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and in Georgetown 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Conway Farm​ers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Loris Farmers M​arket, 2-6 p.m. Thursdays.

North Myrtle Be​ach Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

Deville Stre​et Farmers Market at The Market Common, Myrtle Beach, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

TD Saturday Market​ on Main Street in Greenville, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

Hub City Farmers Ma​rket, Spartanburg, 8 a.m. to noon. Saturdays.

Abbeville Farmer​s Market, 7 a.m.to noon Fridays.

The All-Local Fa​rmers Market in Columbia, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays and 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays.

Sandhill Farm​ers Market, Columbia, open 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays.

Aiken Far​mers Market, open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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