In one of our beach rentals Charleston?  Good news: farmers markets are now in season!

In a sure sign that warm weather and longer days are upon us, area farmers markets are opening for the year.

Nothing like stocking your Charleston beach house with fresh goodies from a farmers market.  It’s one of the best ways to eat healthy, support local growers, and taste what helps make the cuisine of the Lowcountry so delicious.

According to Certified SC Grown, here’s some of what’s being harvested fresh in the month of Aprilasparagus, beets, cabbage, cilantro, leeks, mixed leafy greens (collard/kale/mustard/turnip), onions, oriental vegetables, parsley, radishes and strawberries.

Two of the area’s largest and best farmers markets are opening this week.  They are easily accessible from all our SC vacation rentals, both our Isle of Palms luxury rentals and our Folly Beach house rentals Charleston SC.

Yesterday was opening day of the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market  –  the closest and most convenient to our Isle of Palms vacation rentals.  When you leave your luxury house on Isle of Palms, just head over Breach Inlet to Sullivan’s Island, take the Ben Sawyer Bridge into Mount Pleasant, go a little way till you reach Moultrie Middle School on your left.  It’s under the big shelters on the corner, you can’t miss it.   It opens Tuesdays at 3:30 in the afternoon and stays open till 7:00 p.m.

Saturday is opening day for the biggie  –   the 28th annual Charleston Farmers Market downtown, run by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs.  There will be over 100 different growers, farmers, vendors and artisans selling much more than fresh produce.  It’s a great place to pick up a souvenir of your stay in a beach house Charleston.

You’re encouraged to bring a blanket and picnic in Marion Square  –  there will be plenty of prepared foods to enjoy onsite, as well as live music by Charleston Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet (9am – 10am) and later by  The Bluestone Ramblers (10:30am – 1:30pm)

The group Lowcountry Local First will also be there with local farmers and chefs, fresh samples and “Plow to Chow” cooking demonstrations.  April is “Eat Local Month”, so it’s a great way to celebrate it.

New logo for the biggest farmers market near our beach rentals Charleston

New logo for the biggest farmers market near our beach rentals Charleston

Here’s a rundown of all the local markets:

Charleston Farmers Market
Marion Square
329 Meeting St., Charleston
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Opening day: April 9


Regular CFM Hours
April 9 – November 26, 2016
Saturdays 8 am – 2 pm, RAIN or SHINE

Sundays During Piccolo Spoleto Festival (9 am – 3 pm)
May 29, June 5 & 12

Holiday Market Hours (9 am – 3 pm)
Saturday, December 3, 10 & 17

Sunday, December 4, 11 & 18


Marion Square

329 Meeting Street – Charleston, SC 29403
King & Calhoun Streets

Admission: FREE

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Moultrie Middle School, 645 Coleman Blvd.
Tuesdays, 3:30-7 p.m.
Opening day: Tuesday,  April 5


This is particularly close to our Folly Beach rentals Charleston:

Folly Beach Farmers Market
43 Center St., Folly Beach
Wednesdays, 5-9 p.m.


Fresh local produce near our beach rentals Charleston

Fresh local produce near our beach rentals Charleston

Yet more markets near our beach rentals Charleston… 

MUSC Farmers Market I
25 Courtenay Drive, Charleston
Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

MUSC Farmers Market II
171 Ashley Ave., Charleston
Fridays, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Ralph H. Johnson Medical Center Farmers Market
109 Bee St.
Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Goose Creek Farmers Market
150 Howe Hall Road, Goose Creek
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Homegrown Johns Island Farmers Market
3546 Maybank Highway, Johns Island
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
(336) 601-0605

John Wesley United Methodist Church
616 Savannah Hwy.
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12 noon

Moncks Corner Farmers Market
Corner of Gulledge and Heatley streets, Moncks Corner
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

North Charleston Farmers Market
4800 Park Circle, Charleston
Thursdays, 2-7 p.m.
(843) 745-1028

Sunday Brunch Farmers Market
2113 Medway Road, James Island
Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Be sure to check for the exact opening dates, as they vary.

And remember, call EP for the best in rental homes South Carolina  –  whether you’re looking for luxury beach house rentals SC on the IOP, and or Folly Beach rentals Charleston.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger