Friday, April 25, 2008

More Farmer's Markets

Now that we're into April, all the local farmer's markets are open and in full swing, and this year there even more options than last year. By my count, there are now six farmer's markets around town now, making fresh produce and other tasty treats available four days out of the week:

Tuesday (3 PM - dark): Mount Pleasant Farmer's Market: Moultrie Middle School (or, at least, where the old Moultrie Middle School used to be and the new one is being built) on Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. I hit this one for the first time this season last Tuesday night and picked up some great fresh baguettes from Coco's Cafe, a big bag of young lettuce from Kennerty farms, and some grass-fed short ribs from River Runs Farms up in Santee.

Wednesday (3 PM - 7 PM): Chicora-Cherokee Farmer's Market: On Success Street behind Chicora-Cherokee Elementary School in North Charleson. This is a new one, bringing some much-needed fresh produce to North Charleson.

Thursday (8 AM - 3 PM): North Charleston/Hanahan Farmer's Market Westvaco Park at the corner of North Rhett and Remount Road in North Charleston.

Saturday (8 AM - 2:00 PM): Charleston Farmer's Market: Marion Square downtown (corner of King and Calhoun). This is the granddaddy of local farmer's markets, and a great place to kick off your weekend. Get there early to beat the tourist mobs--you get the best selection of local veggies, and there's plenty of great breakfast items available from the food vendors.

Saturday (8 AM - 2 PM): James Island Presbyterian Farmer's Market: At the corner of Ft. Johnson and Folly Roads.

Saturday (8 AM - Noon) Summerville Farmer's Market on West Doty between Cedar & Main.

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