Pups, Produce and People: A Day at the Charleston Farmers Market

Brewed coffee. Blended juices. Fresh produce. Handmade crafts. Friendly faces. And dogs — lots and lots of dogs.

The hub of the city on a Saturday morning: the Charleston Farmers Market.

Marion Square is centered between King and Meeting Streets. From April to November, each Saturday, the beautiful, six-acre green space becomes flooded with vendors and visitors. Aisles of booths and stands are arranged along the exterior of the park. Buyers become overwhelmed with a myriad of choices, smells, and sounds.

View from the center of Marion Square (photo by Laurie Fogleman)

Whether you are four or forty, there is something for everyone at the Charleston Farmers Market!

 

ENTERTAINMENT

For the youngsters…

Photo by Laurie Fogleman

A fun activity for children at the market; playing in the inflatable bouncy castles!

 

For the music-lovers…

Photo by Laurie Fogleman

Enjoy live music from local singer/songwriter, John Sherrill!

(check him out at http://www.johnsherrillmusic.com

 

For the animal-enthusiasts…

 

(Photos by Laurie Fogleman)

 

Endless friendly doggos and their owners roam throughout the market, always eager and willing to accept pets.

 

FRESH PRODUCE

 

Photos by Laurie Fogleman

 

Local farms make up the majority of the market, representing their businesses with fresh produce for sale. It’s fruits, veggies, eggs (and much more) galore!

 

PRODUCTS

Photos by Laurie Fogleman

 

The market is stocked full of handcrafted goods! From woven baskets, to scarves, to hats, to jewelry and many different forms of artwork, one is sure to find a good deal.

 

DRINKS

Photo by Laurie Fogleman

The Juice Joint offers customers blended juices, as well as acai bowls with assorted fresh fruit! It was voted the “best juice bar” by the Charleston City Paper.

 

Photo by Laurie Fogleman

A personal favorite is the Sassyass Coffee stand. One may find this mobile coffee-cart on the College of Charleston’s campus two days a week, as well as at the market on Saturdays!

 

Photo by Laurie Fogleman

Need a refresher? The Lowcountry Lemonade stand is strategically placed in the middle of the market so visitors can grab a cold drink as they are passing through.

 

FOOD

Photo by Laurie Fogleman

In the mood for Mexican food? Stop by the Semilla Mexican Street Food stand for a variety of foods. Serving breakfast tacos, burritos, rice bowls and much more!

 

 

Photos by Laurie Fogleman

 

Love pizza, but need gluten free sauce? Stop by Porzio’s stand for pizza and pasta sauces for sale! Featuring all natural, no preservatives, gluten free, no HFCS ketchup recipes that have been in the family for generations!

 

Visiting Charleston? Need something fun to do this weekend?

Check out the Farmer’s Market!

(April-November, Saturdays, 8am-2pm)

 

 

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Laurie Fogleman, a Freshman Communications major calls Norwood, North Carolina home. Aside from writing for CisternYard, Laurie is also on the Cross-Country and Track team for The College.


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