Farmers Markets of the South Carolina Lowcountry
With summer quickly approaching, SC Lowcountry Farmers Markets are in full swing! Enjoy some fresh air, browse, and take home local produce.
While social distancing and wearing masks are still important habits to keep, the markets are open and have plenty to sell! Each market takes place out of doors in the fresh air. Check your calendar, find your market basket and head to SC Lowcountry farmers market that’s closest to you!
The Port Royal Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. – noon each Saturday. The market officials ask that all visitors wear a mask and observe social distancing rules. Vendors will also accept preorders. Some of the items available include red potatoes, white potatoes, yellow squash, cucumbers, fresh bread, meats from Calibogue Catering, bakery goodies, shrimp, breakfast sandwiches, poultry products, flowers, and fresh pasta.
For more information or to sign up for weekly information visit https://portroyalfarmersmarket.com/. You can also sign up for their weekly newsletter alerting you to what’s going to be at the market for the week.
The Farmers Market of Bluffton is another Lowcountry favorite. Every Thursday, from 12-3 p.m. Calhoun Street is closed to traffic and transformed into a street market. Shop for fresh pasta, in season fruits and veggies, homemade bread and bakery items, fresh meats, jams and jellies, and prepared goodies. Don’t miss Hank’s Lowcountry she crab soup and the Cottage Bakery. If it’s a scorcher, treat yourself to a Palmetto Ice Pop!
The Bluffton Farmers Market information can be found on https://www.farmersmarketbluffton.org/. You can also sign up for their weekly newsletter to find out about what’s in season and for sale on Calhoun Street.
The Hilton Head Farmers Market happens every Tuesday, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the grounds of historic Honey Horn Plantation. Take home fresh local produce, pasture raised chicken, free range rabbit, pork, seafood, salsa, fresh sausage, cookies, breads, she crab soup, and more. Free parking in the Coastal Discovery Museum parking lot, 70 Honey Horn Drive.
Local farmers, producers, vendors, and food trucks will be at the market to share the bounty of their crops. Three Sisters Organic Farm will be there to sell fresh zucchini, cucumbers, and tomatoes. The Grind Roasters will be there as well, to grind your favorite flavors of coffee. For more information visit https://www.coastaldiscovery.org/.
Ridgeland’s Jasper County Farmers Market kicks off the weekend every Friday from 1 – 6 p.m. The Market will host a variety of vendors including produce, baked goods, prepared meals, arts, crafts and estate sales.
You can find the Jasper County Farmers Market on Main Street, across from Fiddler’s Seafood Restaurant. For more information visit http://jaspersc.org/farmers-market/.
If you’re in Walterboro, the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market offers fresh vegetables and fruits, local honey, local crafts, plants, baked goods, prepared food, music, and much more. The market is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The mission of the market is to “encourage, support, and promote the entrepreneurial efforts of local, independent, small-scale farmers, food artisans and crafters seeking to sell products directly to the consumer while operating independently from large corporate or factory farms and businesses.” You can find the market at 506 East Washington St., in historic downtown Walterboro. For more information visit http://www.colletonmuseum.org/farmers-market.
For more information on things to do in the South Carolina Lowcountry visit https://southcarolinalowcountry.com/.