With an award-winning food scene and fabulous shopping, it’s easy to see why the Holy City continues to charm travelers from around the globe. You could spend days browsing the boutiques on King Street or the unique goods at City Market. If you would really like to get a taste of the city, you must visit the Charleston Farmers Market! Ranked by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Best Farmers Markets in the Nation,” there’s no better place to find fresh fruits and veggies or local arts and crafts. Before you go, be sure to request access to our complimentary destination guide for more tips about things to see and do in Charleston!
About the Charleston Farmers Market
The Charleston Farmers Market is located in Marion Square right in the center of historic downtown. It is open from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Saturday beginning in mid-April and runs all the way through November. The market also opens on Sundays during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival and for the Holiday Market in December. When you go, you’ll find a wide array of local produce, plants, herbs, beautiful fresh-cut flowers, handmade crafts, jewelry, and one-of-a-kind artwork. There are more than 100 Charleston Farmers Market vendors, including farmers and growers, breakfast and lunch vendors, artists, crafters, live performers, and various community groups. Come see for yourself why the Charleston Farmers Market has won countless awards! Once you take home all of your great finds, you’ll be glad you stopped by.
Other Local Farmers Markets
The Charleston Farmers Market is just one of many amazing food markets in the area; you’ll want to stay several days so you can explore a few of them. Here are some of our top recommendations:
Located on scenic Kiawah Island, Freshfields Village is an outdoor shopping and dining center with a fabulous open-air summer farmers market. The village is open year-round, while the market is open Monday afternoons from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. in June, July, and August. Locally-grown organic produce, fresh seafood, jams, jellies, pecans, olive oils, sweets, crafts, and handmade pasta are just a few of the items you’ll discover here. Once you’ve explored the market, make sure to check out the boutique shops, wine bars, and restaurants in the village.
Ambrose Family Farm
Another great place to buy fresh produce is at Ambrose Family Farm in Wadmalaw Island. Depending on the season, you can pick your own strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, or tomatoes in a beautiful and family-friendly setting. The farm is open year-round, Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. It is closed on Sundays, holidays, and during rainy weather. Afterward, don’t forget to stop by their separate store location in Johns Island. The Stono Market and Tomato Shed Cafe carries produce, baked goods, shrimp, take-and-bake dinners, gifts, and so much more.
Rosebank Farms Produce Stand
This lovely produce store is perhaps one of the best-kept-secrets in Charleston! A favorite stop for locals and visitors who know, Rosebank Farms Market offers a great selection of farm-fresh eggs, heirloom tomatoes, vegetables, shrimp, cheese, honey, flowers, artwork, and even handmade sweetgrass baskets. It is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., depending on the season.
North Charleston Farmers Market
The North Charleston Farmers Market is located in a trendy new area called Park Circle. In addition to delicious food, you can enjoy live entertainment, children’s activities, and more. The market is open Thursdays from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. between May 11th and October 24th.
Book Your Stay at Andell Inn
When it comes to accommodations in the Charleston area, none can compare to Andell Inn! Our boutique Kiawah Island hotel offers a serene setting just minutes from all of the best shops, restaurants, and area attractions. Walk to Freshfields Village, bike to the beach, or stay right here at the inn and take a dip in the saltwater pool. Whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure, the possibilities are endless!
Each of our guest rooms and suites features top-notch amenities, comfortable furnishings, and gorgeous island views. Our 1 and 2 Bedroom Residences are also equipped with full kitchens and luxurious living areas. No matter which of our lodging options you choose, we guarantee that your stay with us will be a relaxing one. Don’t wait to start planning your next Kiawah Island getaway; check our availability and book your stay today! We can’t wait to welcome you.