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Farmers Markets in the Greater Columbia SC Area

June 20, 2019
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State Farmers Market

South Carolina State Farmers Market –  Consumers can shop year round for fresh produce, specialty products, and artisan items. The peak season for locally grown produce runs from April through early October. Vendors hours vary, but generally open at 8am – 4pm. Visit the outdoor sheds and speak to South Carolina farmers who produce our food. There is a very good restaurant on premises (The Market Restaurant) which is open for breakfast and lunch. Read more on that here. Events are held at the State Farmers Market throughout the year, including the Spring Plant and Flower Show and the Fall Plant and Flower Show, the Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cookoff, and holiday events each year. Visit their Facebook page.

Blythewood Farmers Market – Come and buy your groceries, browse the one-of-a-kind hand-made crafts, listen to live music, and enjoy a meal or treat.  There is ample parking, clean restrooms, and a first-rate playground nearby. Pick up fresh produce, meats and preserves, and enjoy live music and brick oven pizza from time to time! Special events include free Beer and Wine tastings and workshops like Juicing 101, which shows how to make healthy juices from local produce. Wednesdays from 4:00-7:00pm, May through October.

171 Langford Rd
Blythewood, South Carolina 29016 | (843) 697-1733 Facebook page here.

Cayce Farmers Market – Carries a full line of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as many other specialty items, locally produced honeys , homemade jellies and jams, pickled vegetables, fudge and old-fashioned candy. Purchase barbeque sauces, salad dressings, marinades, batters and seasonings. Also, there is a variety of nuts including peanuts and pecans – HOT BOILED PEANUTS made in house each day! Offering gardening items including tropical plants, hanging baskets, bedding plants, such as pansies and mums, house plants, palm trees, and shrubs. The market also offers potting soil and rocks/stones to build or line your flower or water garden. Open Monday – Friday from 9am – 7pm; Saturday 8am – 7pm and Sunday 10am – 6pm. This place has been in business since 1977. Knowledgeable staff.

2329 Charleston Hwy
Cayce, South Carolina 29033 | (803) 791-1009 More here.

Chapin Downtown Farmers Market
Exciting themes and free demonstrations designed to promote healthy eating and physical activity. Prepared food vendors, live music, activities for kids and great SC grown produce and agriculture products! The Chapin Downtown Farmer’s Market is held the first Saturdays of the month from May through October in the 100 block of Clark Street. More here.

Sandhill Farmers Market
Items available include fresh local produce, meat, fish, eggs, butter, milk, cheese, honey, plants, flowers, shrubs, and baked goods.  Many organic products are available for purchase. The “Ask a Master Gardener Booth” is available for anyone with questions on lawn and garden problems. The market often features music and healthy lifestyle demonstrations in addition to special theme market days. Click the link here to sign up for their weekly market newsletter, published during the season. open each Tuesday afternoon, from 2:00-6:00 pm.  The 2019 season runs from May 7 through November 26.  

Clemson University Sandhill Research and Education Center, 900 Clemson Rd, Columbia, SC 29229 | Website here.

Farmers in the Forest Community Market – Every Wednesday afternoon from 1pm – 6pm Spring, Summer & Fall, Farmers in the Forest Community Market blooms with fresh, local produce, flower stands, food carts, artisans, and shoppers of all ages and backgrounds. Shop their great selection baked goods, meats and more. The market is located under the covered tent at Richland Mall rain or shine. Neighbors and visitors come together to talk, shop, and revitalize their community. Meet the farmers who grow your food and help support local agriculture, all while eating produce more flavorful and sustainable than anything found in a supermarket.

Richland MallCorner of Beltline & Forest Drive, {COVERED TENT
RAIN OR SHINE} | Updates on their Facebook page.

Grow Newberry Farmers Market – Fresh produce, handmade breads and baked goods, handmade soaps, jewelry and more. Not only can you buy locally grown products, but you get to shake the hand of the farmers that grew it! Good conversation, community events and family fun can all be found at the Newberry Farmers Market. Most products are 100% Newberry Grown! (look for signs) Held each Saturday during June & July! from 9am – 11:30am.

Downtown Newberry in Memorial Park (adjacent to the Opera House) 1201 McKibben St. | 803-276-4274 Visit the website here.

Irmo Farmers Market
The freshest and finest products that local farmers, artisans, musicians, students, artists and other craftsmen have to offer in the Irmo community! Held each Tuesday evening from 5pm – 8pm at Irmo High School.

Irmo High School, 6671 St Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29212 | (860) 839-1023 | Visit their Facebook page here.

Kershaw County Farmers Market – Shop fresh, shop local from a large variety of local farms, bakers, artisans, food trucks and more. Held Saturdays from 8am – 12pm. Pasture raised, humanely raised meats, farm fresh fruits and vegetables, butter, eggs, meals to go, flowers and plants, raw honey, kettle corn, handmade soaps, bakery goods and much more. Citizens gain a local alternative to corporate food productionas well as supporting existing, and encourage new, small independent South Carolina growers and producers. They also have a Monday market with food trucks and fewer vendors – 11am – 2pm. More on their Facebook page.

906 Broad St Camden SC United States 29020 | 803-729-7146

Lake Carolina Farmers MarketShop for fresh, seasonal produce and plants, artisan food and crafts, and much more in a relaxed and fun atmosphere! The market has live music, great events, a kid’s zone and more. Oftentimes, the Richland County Master Gardeners are on deck to give great advice and tips on how to care for your flowers and more. Go on Thursday afternoons starting at 3pm to shop for fresh, seasonal produce and plants, artisan food and crafts, and much more in a relaxed and fun atmosphere! More on their Facebook page

Soda City Market – Columbia’s weekly Main Street producer-only market inspired by traditional European street markets. Vendors make it or grow it! Items are unique, hand crafted, and produced, right here, in South Carolina. There is an average of 150 vendors per week, with a database of over 400 vendors! 12+ nationalities are represented at the market through traditional foods and beverages. Meant to be a microcosm of Columbia. Set downtown along the 1300-1600 blocks of Main Street, it’s open every Saturday morning year-round, rain or shine. Join the party! Columbia’s downtown street market – open every Saturday morning year-round, rain or shine. Join the party on the 1300-1600 blocks of Main Street from 9am-1pm! More here.

The Market at Icehouse (Lexington) – Find everything from blackberries, blueberries, melons, cilantro and more. Every Saturday from 9am – 12 noon. The market has live music every week, and food trucks. This market is primarily intended as a farmer/grower and local artisan market that uses a community-friendly atmosphere to promote, support and encourage local production. The market also educates citizens on the benefits of eating local, fresh produce and supporting local artists and the Certified SC program. More here.

107 West Main Street
Lexington, South Carolina 29072 | 803- 358-7275 | Facebook

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