Shop Local at a Charleston Area Farmers Market this Season

Apr 25, 2023

Residents in Charleston and the Lowcountry are fortunate to be able to access and enjoy locally-grown produce year-round. Most larger grocery stores maintain a section of locally grown produce, but to truly get the freshest fruits and vegetables, seasoned shoppers know to look no further than their closest local farmer’s market. In addition to the opportunity to buy directly from growers and purveyors, farmers markets are an experience in themselves, often incorporating live entertainment, prepared foods and crafts and goods available from local artisans as well.  

Here’s a rundown of some of the local markets that are easily accessible to Point Hope residents:  

Sunday Brunch Farmers Market
The Pour House, James Island
Sundays, year-round | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

  • Highlights: Live music and up to 50 vendors selling produce, coffee and more
  • Parking: Free lot and street parking
  • Space: Outdoors

The Green Heart Project Farm Stand
Urban Farm at Easton House, 900 King Street, Downtown Charleston
Thursdays, year-round | 3:30-6:30 p.m.

  • Highlights: Pay-what-you-can produce supporting the Green Heart nonprofit
  • Parking: Street parking
  • Space: Outdoors

Charleston Farmers Market
Marion Square, Downtown Charleston
Saturdays, April through November | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 

  • Highlights: Live entertainment and activities
  • Parking: Street parking
  • Space: Outdoors 

West Ashley Farmers Market
Ackerman Park, 55 Sycamore Avenue, West Ashley
Wednesdays, April through October | 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

  • Highlights: Sweet and savory foods with family-friendly entertainment
  • Parking: Free parking in the Ackerman Park lot
  • Space: Outdoors

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Moultrie Middle School, Mt. Pleasant
Tuesdays, April through September | 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

  • Highlights: Farm goods, food vendors, and live music
  • Parking: Free parking in the Moultrie Middle School lot
  • Space: Covered outdoors

North Charleston Farmers Market
Exchange Park, 5025 Lackawanna Blvd., North Charleston
Thursdays, May through October | 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

  • Highlights: New food trucks weekly
  • Parking: Free parking in the Exchange Park lot
  • Space: Outdoors

The Town Market on James Island
1122 Dills Bluff Road, James Island
First Friday of the month, March through December | 6-9 p.m. 

  • Features: 40+ vendors, food trucks, and free movies on the big screen
  • Parking: Free parking in the Town Hall lot
  • Space: Outdoors