Farmers Market Accepting Vendor Applications for Upcoming Season

While the city warns that very few food artisans, growers and farmers will qualify for spots at the Charleston Farmers Market, it’s put out a call for vendor applications.

According to the official announcement, “While the Market is presently near capacity, and in fact faces additional space constraints arising from nearby construction, the Office of Cultural Affairs remains committed to ensuring the continuing success of this vital resource.”

In considering applications, the Market Advisory Committee gives highest priority to farmers who sell products grown and harvested in South Carolina, using environmentally responsible and sustainable techniques. For more on the committee’s priorities and expectations, check out the complete vendors’ manual here.

The application deadline is Feb. 24 at 4 p.m.

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. Continue reading