Every Saturday through December 21, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., venture to King and Calhoun Streets to the Charleston Farmers Market. Local vendors sell fresh fruits and vegetables, breakfast and lunch foods, and arts and crafts.

Perfect for the entire family, entertainment abounds, and you’ll have your choice of over 100 different vendors. Fresh produce ranges from raspberries to lima beans and sweet corn to mulberries. Other foods, such as shrimp, eggs, and milk are available. Because the Market runs through the end of the year, plan to stop in once or twice a month so you don’t have to buy extra produce. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to buy as you need it.

The artisans who frequent the Market are a plethora of amazingly talented people. Thomas Bennett will do your caricature, or Ciana Pullen will do a portrait as you stand or from a photograph.

You can find sweetgrass basketry, handmade soaps and candles, handcrafted furniture, garden art, and jewelry of all types. You’ll also enjoy seeing metal sculpture, clay designs, pet treats, clothing, purses and accessories, and wooden bowls.

The entertainment at the Market is not to be missed. Scheduled entertainment includes:

  • August 17 – Volcanoes in the Kitchen
  • August 24 – David Higgins
  • August 31 – Les Amis
  • September 7 – Dance FX
  • September 14 – Fiddlin’ Marci & Roger Bellow
  • September 21 – Volcanoes in the Kitchen
  • September 28 – MOJA Heritage Day Entertainment

To get the most from the Market, take your time and be open to looking at as many booths as possible. You never know what might catch your eye. Be sure to stay hydrated and fed, and enjoy!

For more information, visit the Charleston Visitors Bureau(opens in a new tab) site, or the Charleston Farmer’s Market(opens in a new tab) site.