Fresh Locally Grown Produce at Farmers Markets Around Lake Murray
With the coming of Spring, farmers markets all over South Carolina are now open. The markets are filled with strawberries, corn, peaches, tomatoes, cucumbers, and other fruits and vegetables all grown right in our own area. The S.C. Farmers Markets in West Columbia, Greenville, and Florence are open year-round, but lots of markets have recently opened for the season. Here’s a list of some of the local farmers markets around the Lake Murray area where you can enjoy fresh food while supporting local farmers and artisans.
The Market at Icehouse
Saturdays from 9am-12pm | May 18 – Sept 28 | Icehouse Amphitheater, 107 W Main St, Lexington
Farmer/grower and local artisan market that promotes local production and educates the community on the benefits of eating locally.
South Carolina State Farmers Market
Open Monday – Saturday from 6am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm | 3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia
Visitors can shop year-round for fresh produce, specialty products, and artisan items. Peak season is April through early October. Enjoy lunch at The Market Restaurant, a locally owned and operated restaurant offering Southern Cuisine; or have afternoon tea at the Market Tea Room where you can enjoy tea and fresh baked scones.
Soda City Farmers Market
Saturdays from 9am-1pm | Year-round on Main Street in Downtown Columbia
Find everything you need to “nourish your brain, body, and belly” at Soda City’s Farmers Market held weekly all year long. This is a producer-only market; vendors must make it or grow it.
Clemson Sandhill Farmers Market
Tuesdays from 2pm-6pm | May 7 through Nov 26 | 900 Clemson Rd, across from Village at Sandhill
Market is home to farmers from around the region, and items include fresh local produce, meat, fish, eggs, butter, milk, cheese, honey, plants, flowers, shrubs, and baked goods. Market often features music and healthy lifestyle demonstrations in addition to special theme market days.
Forest Acres Farmer Market
Wednesdays 1pm – 6pm from April – November 21 | Covered tent at Richland Mall | Rain or shine.
Shop a great selection of freshly picked produce, baked goods, meats, arts and more.
Blythewood Farmers Market
Wednesdays from 4pm – 7pm, May through October | 171 Langford Road.
Local, producer-only market committed to promoting local agriculture. Enjoy live music, food trucks, and artisan crafts in addition to great produce. Located in Doko Meadows Park.
Cayce Farmer’s Market
Open Monday – Friday from 9am – 7pm, Saturdays from 8am – 7pm, and on Sundays from 10am-6pm. Closed January – March | 2329 Charleston Hwy in Cayce
Farmer’s market has a full line of fruits and vegetables as well as many specialty products, locally made honey, jellies and jams, pickled vegetables, fudge, and old-fashioned candy. Market also has sauces, dressings, marinades and a variety of nuts. All of your gardening needs can also be found at the market including plants, baskets, shrubs, potting soil, and rocks/stones to build a water garden. In the fall, visitors can get their pumpkins here; and in the winter, trees, garland, wreaths, and poinsettias are available.
Chapin Downtown Farmers Market
Every 1st Saturday from 9:30am – 1pm, May through October | 100 Clark Street
Farmers market holds exciting monthly themes and demonstrations designed to promote healthy eating and physical activity; also has prepared food vendors, live music, activities for the kids, and great SC grown produce.
Grow Newberry Farmers Market
Open Saturdays in June and July from 9am – 11:30am | Memorial Park in Downtown Newberry
In addition to fresh produce, market has handmade breads and baked goods, handmade soaps, jewelry and more! Look for the 100% Newberry Grown logo for vendors with products that are 100% Newberry grown, raised or created. Market is a place for good conversation, community, and family fun!
Kershaw County Farmers Market
Saturdays from 8am – 12pm, April 7 through November 23| 906 Broad Street in Camden
KCFM provides fresh, local, in-season South Carolina food products so citizens can have an alternative to corporate food production. Consumers can shop from a large variety of local farms, bakers, artisans, food trucks and more for fresh fruits and vegetables, butter, eggs, meals to go, flowers and plants, honey, kettle corn, soaps, and bakery goods, all while supporting small and independent SC growers and producers.
Lake Carolina Farmers Market
Thursdays from 3 pm – 7pm | In the Town Center of Lake Carolina (Opens on April 25)
Shop for fresh, seasonal produce and plants, artisan food and crafts, and much more in a relaxed, fun atmosphere! Live music and great events for adults and kids of all ages.