The arrival of spring has brought the return of the Lowcountry’s award-winning farmer’s markets and U-Pick farms. Here’s the rundown on where you can get fresh produce, baked goods, local honey and much more…
On Hilton Head Island
Shelter Cove Farmer’s Market
Each Tuesday starting April 29 through October 28, the Shelter Cove Farmers Market is held from 4-7pm at Shelter Cove Community Park and includes produces and prepared foods.
Sea Pines Farmer’s Market
Occurring Tuesdays, from 10 am to 2 pm at The Shops in Sea Pines Center, this south-end farmers market includes local farmers and vendors including Sea Island Sweets, Palmetto Kettle Corn, and the Island Winery.
Bluffton Farmer’s Market
Much more than just a place to buy fruits and veggies, the Bluffton Farmer’s Market is a summertime mainstay on the mainland and is the largest of the local markets. Already open for the season, the market will remain open through December 18th and is held each Thursday from 2-7 pm in Old Town Bluffton on Calhoun Street. The market includes fresh produce, prepared foods from independent vendors and popular local eateries, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment and much more.
Buckwalter Place Farmer’s Market
Taking place each Tuesday, the Buckwalter Place Farmers Market is open from 2-6 pm. Please note, due to this market’s close proximity to a grocery store, only fresh produce is available for purchase.
North of the Broad
Downtown Beaufort Farmer’s Market
Held every Wednesday starting May 1 through September 25, the Downtown Beaufort Farmer’s Market takes place at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park from 2 pm to 6 pm and features fresh produce, prepared food made with local ingredients and live entertainment.
Port Royal Farmers Market
Located in the charming town of Port Royal, this market is held each Saturday from 8:30am to noon at Heritage Park on Ribaut Road (near the Naval Hospital) and includes produce, seafood, beef, cheese, honey, flowers, and live music.