Shop local during your Charleston vacation. Local markets are a great place to find locally made gifts and crafts and tasty eats while getting a true sense of the local community.
Charleston Farmers Market – Each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning April 8 in Marion Square, downtown Charleston. Check the website for details on additional Sunday markets during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in May and June as well as Saturdays and Sundays in December for the Holiday Market The market features 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.
West Ashley Farmers Market – One of the area’s newest markets open 3-7 p.m. each Wednesday from April 19 to Oct. 4 at Ackerman Park, 55 Sycamore Ave. in Charleston. This market dedicated to the support and advocacy of local farmers and growers and will feature fresh seasonal produce, as well as sweet and savory foods from area vendors who source ingredients from nearby farms.
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market – Each Tuesday from 3:30-7 p.m. beginning April 4 at the Farmers Market Pavilion, 645 Coleman Blvd. Stroll through the market to find a bounty of just-picked vegetables, fruits, and fragrant flowers along with local seafood, fresh-cooked meals, baked and canned goods, and locally produced snacks.
North Mount Pleasant Farmers Market – This market is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Sunday from April to October at The Rusty Rudder, 3562 North Highway 17. Enjoy local food and crafts, live music on the patio and brunch served until 2 p.m.
Summerville Farmers Market – Each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning April to December in the First Citizens parking lot adjacent to Summerville Town Hall., 200 S. Main St. Browse fresh local produce, meats, seafood and baked goods while enjoying live music in the Market Café from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market – Local farmers and artists display their goods each Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1977 Maybank Highway on James Island (behind The Pour House). The market is open now through Dec. 17.
Sullivan’s Island Farmers Market – This market is open 2:30-7 p.m. each Thursday beginning April 6 in front of Edgar Allan Poe Library, 1921 I’On Ave.
Daniel Island Farmers Market – This island market is open 3-7 p.m. each Thursday beginning May 4 at 161 Seven Farms Drive. Enjoy crafts and food plus performers and kids’ activities.
Johns Island Farmers Market – This one-stop shopping for locally sourced food. This mission of this market is to bring interactive ways to educate the community on the health and environmental benefits of making sustainable choices. The market is open year-round, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday at 2024 Academy Road on Johns Island.
Folly Beach Farmers Market – Open 4-8 p.m. each Monday, beginning April 10 at Folly River Park on Center Street. Shop local and enjoy a sustainable market, supporting local farmers and artisans. The Folly Beach Farmer’s Market is a fun event for all ages with live music, kids’ activities and food.
North Charleston Farmers Market – This market is 3-7 p.m. each Thursday from May 4 to Oct. 26 at Felix C Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle. The market offers an abundance of fresh, locally grown produce plus art & craft vendors, food trucks, specialty foods, kids’ activities and entertainment. Enjoy live music by groups and individuals during each market from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Evenings in the Market – From 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday night from March to December. This street fair-style event showcases local artists, food vendors and designers the Historic Charleston City Market.