New Farmer’s Market Opens on Johns Island This Weekend

A farmer’s market with a strong emphasis on sustainability is set to debut on Johns Island this Saturday.

According to HomeGrown’s mission statement, “Only smart, safe farming practices are allowed here, we promise.” Market manager Frasier Block reports the market has thus far recruited 20 farmers and vendors. Participants include Compost in My Shoe; Spade & Clover Gardens; Sol Haven Farm; Botany Bay Sea Salt and Holy Smoke Smoked Olive Oil.

Conceived as a “one-stop-shop for everything on your shopping list,” HomeGrown is produced by A Snappy Event, the promotional outfit responsible for The Charleston Mac Off; Shamrockin’ Summerville and ‘80s Prom.

“The market will be committed to improving our local food system,” Block says, stressing planned educational activities.

HomeGrown will convene every Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The market is located at 3546 Maybank Highway.

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