As a local business, we love supporting other local businesses and entrepreneurs in our community. One of the many ways you can support locals too is through the area farmers markets. Local growers, artists and crafters sells their wares at markets all around the Charleston area. These markets are great places to pick up fresh veggies as well as locally made gifts and goodies for yourself or as a unique Charleston souvenir.
Charleston Farmers Market – Each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Marion Square, located in the heart of downtown Charleston. Enjoy a wide variety of local produce, plants, herbs and cut flowers as well as breakfast and lunch vendors, live entertainment and an assortment of juried arts and crafts from local artisans.
Johns Island Farmers Market Homegrown – Each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3546 Maybank Highway. Homegrown brings together local growers and artisans who produce the highest quality goods for the community.
Summerville Farmers Market – Each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Dec. 20 in the First Citizens Bank parking lot behind Summerville Town Hall, 200 S. Main St. Shop for fresh produce, meats, seafood and baked goods.
Freshfields Village Farmers Market – Each Monday from 4-8 p.m. through Aug. 31. Shop for Lowcountry produce, prepared foods, crafts and specialty products.
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market – Each Tuesday from 3:30 to 7 p.m. through Sept. 29 at the Market Pavilion on Coleman Boulevard. Choose from fresh vegetables and fruits, flowers and local seafood plus fresh-cooked meals, baked and canned goods and locally produced snacks. Live entertainment and family friendly activities are also part of the market.
North Charleston Farmers Market – Each Thursday from noon to 7 p.m. through Oct. 29 at Felix C Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle. Local farmers and growers sell fresh local produce, fruits and vegetables, plus local vendors sell their arts and crafts. Each week the city’s Cultural Arts Department features a musical performance from 4-6 p.m.
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market is open in the spring and early summer only. Watch the market Facebook page for updates.
Also, check out Charleston Night Market happening every Friday and Saturday evening in the historic Charleston City Market. This event showcases local artists, food vendors and designers.