|The South Carolina Farmer's Market is now open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Farmers markets are becoming increasingly popular all across the nation. By buying fresh, locally produced food, Americans can support their local economies and choose to adopt a healthier, more environmentally responsible diet.
Purchasing produce and goods that are grown and made close to home is beneficial to the planet as well as to people. Locally grown and produced food, in contrast to food shipped from around the globe, requires:
To find out what produce is in-season in South Carolina, visit: http://www.scstatefarmersmarket.com/products/seasonal-calendar/
Local Food Resources
There are numerous South Carolina organizations dedicated to educating the public about locally grown food. The sites listed below are full of great information about the local food movement:
Certified South Carolina
Carolina Farm Stewardship Associationhttp://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/