June 2020

Local Farmers Markets

Author: Special to CH2 | Photographer: M.KAT Photography

Always a nice alternative to the grocery store, farmers markets and produce stands are abundant in the South during the summer months. Skip the produce aisle and support a local farmer at one of these outdoor marketplaces. Check websites for dates and times, as everything seems to be fluid this year.

Coastal Discovery Museum Farmers Market
The Hilton Head Farmers Market at the Coastal Discovery Museum happens every Tuesday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Shop for fresh produce from a variety of local farmers, pasture-raised chicken and duck eggs from Whippoorwill farms, imported cheeses, locally grown micro greens packed with nutrients, and fresh coffee beans from Bluffton’s The Grind Roasters. Food trucks offer lunch options (the day we visited there was a Thai Food truck and a tent with paella) for those looking to grab a bite while they peruse. Parking is free.

Village at Wexford Outdoor Farmers Market
Wednesdays at Wexford is your opportunity to shop for the freshest local homegrown fruits and vegetables, fresh baked goods, meats, soups, delicacies, and locally made crafts at a beautiful outdoor farmers market in the heart of the Village at Wexford. There’s always something to do there. Stop by and see for yourself. Come to shop the freshest produce, tasty treats, handcrafted goods and other locally inspired items, mingle with neighbors, and enjoy the Village at Wexford.
NOTE: At press time the schedule for this market was unclear, but we did not want to omit them. Please visit https://www.villageatwexford.com/market/ to confirm schedule for 2020.

The Farmers Market at the Shops at Sea Pines Center
Shop the Farmers Market at the Shops at Sea Pines Center, 71 Lighthouse Rd., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Tuesday (in season)! More than just vegetables, their select vendors have kettle popcorn, gourmet cheeses, homemade cookies and breads, crafts, artists, book signings, pulled pork sandwiches and more! www.theshopsatseapinescenter.com.

Farmers Market of Bluffton
Thursdays, 12-3 p.m. Shop with farmers and vendors along Calhoun Street in Old Town Bluffton. The Farmers Market of Bluffton returns, adding a new, temporary location. Vendors are located from 38 Calhoun-81 Calhoun Street (corner of Calhoun and Bridge Streets, across from May River Montessori).

Jasper County Farmers Market
Opening late May. Call for dates and time. Local and SC Certified fruits and vegetables with a small flea market. EBT is honored. 9935 Jacob Smart Blvd. S. (Hwy. 17), Ridgeland. (843) 726-8126 or jaspercountychamber.com.

Port Royal Farmers Market
Saturdays. Port Royal Farmers Market is open year-round from 9 a.m. to noon. Located in Heritage Park on Ribaut Road, the farmers market features the best in South Carolina produce, seafood, beef, cheese, honey, flowers, and live music.

Forsyth Farmers Market
Forsyth Farmers Market in Savannah, Ga. is open Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., year-round, under the old oak trees in downtown Savannah’s Forsyth Park. Savannah’s food-only, producer-only market where 30 vendors on any given Saturday offer fresh produce, pastured meats, local honey, artisan dairy and cheeses, craft breads and baked goods and a wide variety of prepared foods. All vendors come from within a 200-mile radius of Savannah. The Saturday market will continue to operate each week with safety precautions in place due to COVID-19. Follow on Twitter: ForsythFarmMkt and Instagram: forsythfarmersmarket. 

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