What can be more fun than a farmers market? All of those beautiful fresh produce, friendly farmers, and deep sense of community combine to make a wonderful experience for the whole family to enjoy. Fortunately, Columbia, South Carolina has an impressive selection of farmers markets for you and your family to explore.
South Carolina State Farmer's Market
The South Carolina State Farmer's Market offers an amazing and unique place that has been divided into several different sections, each featuring a specific type of provider. You'll love strolling down the pedestrian-friendly sidewalks listed in the retail and agribusiness sections, while the trucks stay away in the wholesale section. Be sure to visit Judy & # 39; s at the Market and his brother food truck, Judy & # 39; s No-Frills Grill, to see good dishes made with local products and meats.
The State Farmers Market is open every day of the week throughout the year. It is conveniently located at 3483 Charleston Highway in western Columbia.
Soda city market
If you are looking for more than one special market, once a week, visit the Soda City market every Saturday morning from 8am until noon. The market is located in the 1500 block of Main Street and has dozens of local vendors. You will love the selection of fresh and local meats, artisanal products and food products, as well as the variety of locally made artisan products, crafts, soaps and jewelry. Spend the morning shopping for great groceries, then spend the afternoon exploring some of central Columbia's amazing stores.
Sandhill Farmer & # 39; s Market
If you prefer to sleep on Saturday mornings, Clemson University offers you an afternoon option Monday through Friday on its campus. From May through the end of November each year, the Sandhill Farmer Market is open every Tuesday afternoon, starting at 2 p.m. and until 7 p.m. Follow the signs to the Sandhill Research and Education Center and enjoy! In addition to its impressive vendor showcase, the market also features live music, healthy lifestyle demonstrations, and often has special-themed market days to make it an even more enjoyable experience for you and your family.
If you're heading to the Sandhill Farmer's Market, don't forget that it's a collection point for Harvest Hope Food Bank, a nonprofit organization that helps feed the hungry in Columbia. Take some non-perishable food with you to donate and it will make your trip to the market even more enjoyable.