All of us at Drew Sineath and Associates love the fact that we live in the warm, wonderful South Carolina Lowcountry! With its long growing season and rich soil, Charlestonian farms have long been producing impeccable produce. Of course, because we are nestled between fresh water rivers and the majestic Atlantic Ocean, fresh fish and seafood is always plentiful and readily available. Beyond Charleston’s incredible local produce and delicious seafood, our area also is home to many gifted culinary marvels, homespun soap makers, impeccable bakeries, and talented artists. All of these creative and hard-working folks come together each Saturday at Marion Square in downtown Charleston for the Charleston Farmers Market through Saturday, December 20, 2014. Here are some of the highlights you can look for while enjoying your visit to the Charleston Farmers Market.
Fresh from the Farm:
There are 26 different farms and growers that weekly converge on Marion Square to sell their fresh farm to table vegetables, fruits, flowers, honey, eggs, meat, and more! Ambrose Family Farm, Jos. Fields Farms, and Lowland Farms are local favorites as they not only serve the community each week at the Farmers Market, but they also offer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) memberships where they will deliver whatever is currently being harvested right to your front door (for a fee, of course)! Of course, many people like to come and see what is in season on display and choose their own select specimens to take home.
Fresh from the Oven:
Of course, seeing the Lowcountry’s bountiful harvest inspires one’s culinary creativity and whets one’s appetite for something delicious. Never fear, some of Charleston’s most highly acclaimed gourmet chefs “set up shop” right in Marion Square to create an enormous outdoor food court. Offering everything from gyros to crepes to gumbo to ice cream and everything in between, your palate will be pleased and pacified as you taste your way through the Charleston Farmers Market! While you’re eating, be sure to also enjoy the talents of the featured live local musicians.
Fresh from the Heart:
The Charleston Farmers Market not only showcases local farms and food vendors, but it also is home to many talented and gifted artists! There are many jewelry designers that come to the market to sell their inspired designs. Local soap and lotion makers congregate at the Farmers Market to allow patrons to test and sample their specially formulated skin care products. There are artists who craft items to beautify your home and garden and candle makers that specialize in aromatherapy. Of course, paintings, photographs, pottery, sculptures, and other mixed media designs are also available for your perusal and purchase.
Charleston, South Carolina is a city that is thriving and is truly alive! With its weekly Farmers Market (April through December) local farmers, chefs, and artists meet the public and supply Charlestonians with their fresh produce, meat, fish, shrimp, and bread while also providing homemade soaps, hand crafted jewelry, hand blown glass, and much more! At Drew Sineath and Associates, we know that the Charleston Farmers Market is one-of-a-kind and we hope that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy all that it has to offer our city!