Shop Local at Fabulous Charleston Farmers Markets
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No matter where we live in South Carolina or how we keep our days filled at retirement living in one of the stunning coastal retirement communities, isn't it everyone’s desire in our golden years to eat healthy and wholesome foods for our overall health and well-being? Numerous studies have demonstrated the fact that regular consumption of fresh produce is the key to longevity, and as a result, farmers markets have become a panacea for retirees and others seeking to maintain or improve their quality of life. Farmers markets have become the ideal place to shop for fresh local produce as well as homemade cheeses, breads, and even handmade art. When choosing a home, it's smart (and healthy) to choose a neighborhood near one of these farmers markets.
In order to help you locate the most popular farmers market Charleston SC has to offer, we have compiled the following list, which includes such information as where to find each one, their hours of operation, and what they are best known for. Since they have differing days and hours of operation, you can visit a different one almost every day of the week – especially during summer months. We think you’ll agree that the areas in which these markets prosper are some of the best places to live in Charleston.
Charleston Farmers Market - Marion Square, King & Calhoun Streets, 329 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29403
Live music and special events punctuate the festive atmosphere of this wonderful farmers market. Dedicated to the support and advocacy of Lowcountry farmers, growers, artisans, crafters and live performers; this market provides an exciting variety of local produce, plants, herbs and cut flowers in addition to breakfast and lunch vendors, entertainment, and arts & craft items from local artisans.
Hours of operation: Regular Season: April – November, Saturdays, 8a.m.-2p.m. as well as Sundays During Piccolo Spoleto Festival from late May into early June (9a.m.-3p.m.) and a special Holiday Magic Market throughout the month of December on Saturdays & Sundays from 9a.m.-3p.m
Daniel Island Farmers Market - 161 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island, SC 29492
This market is sponsored by the Daniel Island Community Fund, and was created to support Lowcountry farmers, growers and artists by providing places to shop and eat locally grown and made goods while encouraging a sense of community, sharing and fun. Live entertainment here is varied and acts include many which are specifically for children. Come out and see why this is one of the best places to live in Charleston.
Hours of operation: Thursdays through the end of August, from 3:30-6:30p.m.
Folly Beach Farmers Market - Folly River Park on Center Street in Folly Beach, SC 29439
You will find that the Folly Beach Farmers Market is not just a marketplace but also a really fun event for people of all ages which centers around live music & activities for kids as well as good, wholesome food. Committed to supporting local organic farms and artisans, this market also educates and gives back to the community by hosting a different charity each week.
Hours of operation: Every Wednesday from May through September from 6-9p.m.
Kiawah Island Farmers Market - Freshfields Village, 165 Village Green Ln., Kiawah Island, SC 29455
Enjoy one of the country’s best coastal retirement communities while sampling some of the freshest locally-grown organic produce, as well as other local food products and Lowcountry crafts.
Hours of operation: Mondays during summer months, from 4-8p.m.
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market on James Island - 1977 Maybank Hwy., Charleston, SC 29412 (behind The Pourhouse)
A 100% local farmers market in Charleston SC, dedicated to quality and community which was founded to offer an opportunity for small producers - as well as new and beginning businesses who source locally - to interact with the community and develop their market base.
Hours of operation: Every Sunday from 11a.m.-3p.m.
John's Island Farmers Market - 3546 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC
Intended to become a one-stop-shop allowing for everything on one's shopping list to be sourced locally – connecting local farmers and artisans with their communities, this market is well on its way to achieving that goal. Homegrown's classes, demos, and interactive opportunities set this farmers market apart, allowing local residents to be active in making sustainable choices in their lives. Examples of this include crochet/craft classes, live animal & homesteading information and observation bee hives.
Hours of operation: Saturdays from 9a.m.-1p.m.
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market - 645 Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
Children’s activities and live music help make this a wonderful gathering place for locals and visitors alike, who come here for the freshest local flowers, fruits & vegetables as well as baked and canned goods, seafood, fresh-cooked meals, and snacks. An extra perk you won't find elsewhere is the presence of Clemson Extension Master Gardeners, who are seasoned volunteers that can help solve even the most difficult of your gardening problems.
Hours of operation: Tuesdays from 3:30-7:00p.m.
We hope this list will encourage you to visit every farmers market Charleston SC has to offer as you explore coastal retirement communities of the Lowcountry.
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