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.

Farmers Markets Invade Folly

Quick quiz: Which Folly market's pictured here? (Hint: Friday's Farm & Artist Market doesn't debut until Sept. 13.)

Quick quiz: Which Folly farmers market is pictured here? (Hint: Friday’s Farm & Artist Market doesn’t debut until Sept. 13.)

At the start of August, Folly Beach didn’t have its own farmers market. By the end of September, the community will have two.

The Folly Beach Farm & Artist Market debuts next Friday, Sept. 13, just weeks after the Folly Beach Farmers’ Market began convening on Wednesday evenings. While organizers initially contemplated a joint effort, diverging visions resulted in the bifurcated set-up.

For non-Folly folks, here’s a guide to keeping the markets straight: Continue reading