These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In South Carolina For 2018


These are the best farmers markets the state of South Carolina offers.

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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in South Carolina? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best South Carolina farmers markets:

  1. Charleston Farmers Market, Charleston, SC
  2. Hub City Farmers’ Market Wednesday Market Downtown Location, Spartanburg, SC
  3. West Ashley Farmers Market, Charleston, SC
  4. Td Saturday Market, Greenville, SC
  5. Hub City Farmers’ Market, Spartanburg, SC
  6. Summerville Farmers’ Market, Summerville, SC
  7. Carolina Forest Farmers Market, Myrtle Beach, SC
  8. Conway Farmers Market, Conway, SC
  9. Five Rivers Market @ State Farmers Market, West Columbia, SC
  10. Farmers Market Of Bluffton, Bluffton, SC

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in South Carolina or the cheapest place to live in South Carolina.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in South Carolina?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in South Carolina, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Palmetto State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of South Carolina, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. Charleston Farmers Market

Charleston Farmers Market -- Charleston, SC

Source: Public Domain

Score: 94.3
City: Charleston, SC
Address: 329 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Hub City Farmers’ Market Wednesday Market Downtown Location

Hub City Farmers' Market Wednesday Market Downtown Location -- Spartanburg, SC

Source: Public Domain

Score: 85.7
City: Spartanburg, SC
Address: Wall street, Spartanburg, SC 29306
Times: Wed: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

3. West Ashley Farmers Market

West Ashley Farmers Market -- Charleston, SC

Source: Public Domain

Score: 74.3
City: Charleston, SC
Address: 55 Sycamore Avenue, Charleston, SC 29407
Times: Wed: 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. Td Saturday Market

Td Saturday Market -- Greenville, SC

Source: Public Domain

Score: 74.3
City: Greenville, SC
Address: Main Street at West Court Street, Greenville, SC 29602
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

5. Hub City Farmers’ Market

Hub City Farmers' Market -- Spartanburg, SC

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Spartanburg, SC
Address: 498 Howard St., Spartanburg, SC 29303
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: N

6. Summerville Farmers’ Market

Summerville Farmers' Market -- Summerville, SC

Source: Public Domain

Score: 65.7
City: Summerville, SC
Address: 218 South Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

7. Carolina Forest Farmers Market

Carolina Forest Farmers Market -- Myrtle Beach, SC

Source: Public Domain

Score: 65.7
City: Myrtle Beach, SC
Address: 2554 Carolina Forest Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Times: Thu: 1:00 PM-6:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

8. Conway Farmers Market

Conway Farmers Market -- Conway, SC

Source: Public Domain

Score: 65.7
City: Conway, SC
Address: 217 Laurel St, Conway, SC 29526
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

9. Five Rivers Market @ State Farmers Market

Five Rivers Market @ State Farmers Market -- West Columbia, SC

Source: Public Domain

Score: 65.7
City: West Columbia, SC
Address: 322 Little Brooke Lane, West Columbia, SC 29172
Times: Tue: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Wed: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Thu: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Sat: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Sun: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

10. Farmers Market Of Bluffton

Farmers Market Of Bluffton -- Bluffton, SC

Source: Public Domain

Score: 65.7
City: Bluffton, SC
Address: 40 Calhoun Street, Bluffton, SC 29910
Times: Thu: 2:00 PM-7:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In South Carolina

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Palmetto State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

For more South Carolina reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In South Carolina

Name City Rank Score
Charleston Farmers Market Charleston 1 94.3
Hub City Farmers’ Market Wednesday Market Downtown Location Spartanburg 2 85.7
West Ashley Farmers Market Charleston 3 74.3
Td Saturday Market Greenville 4 74.3
Hub City Farmers’ Market Spartanburg 5 71.4
Summerville Farmers’ Market Summerville 6 65.7
Carolina Forest Farmers Market Myrtle Beach 7 65.7
Conway Farmers Market Conway 8 65.7
Five Rivers Market @ State Farmers Market West Columbia 9 65.7
Farmers Market Of Bluffton Bluffton 10 65.7
North Myrtle Beach Farmers Market North Myrtle Beach 11 65.7
Pee Dee State Farmers Market Florence 12 62.9
Market Common Farmers Market Myrtle Beach 13 62.9
Sandhill Farmers Market Columbia 14 60.0
Old Town Farmers Market Rock Hill 15 60.0
Anderson County Farmers Market Anderson 16 60.0
Aaffa Community Farmers Market Anderson 17 57.1
Five Rivers Market – Orangeburg Orangeburg 18 57.1
North Charleston Farmers Market North Charleston 19 54.3
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market Mount Pleasant 20 54.3
Taylors Farmers Market Taylors 21 54.3
Easley Farmers Market Easley 22 54.3
The Farmers Market At Sea Pines Center Presented By Lowcountry Produce Hilton Head Island 23 48.6
Northeast Farmers Market Columbia 24 45.7
Shelter Cove Farmers Market Hilton Head Island 25 45.7
Uptown Market Greenwood 26 45.7
Forest Acres Farmers Market Columbia 27 42.9
Greenville State Farmers Market Greenville 28 42.9
South Carolina State Farmers Market West Columbia 29 42.9
Clemson Farm-Fresh Market Clemson 30 42.9
Certified Sc Winter Farmers Market West Columbia 31 40.0
Town Of Lexington Farmers Market Lexington 32 34.3
Healthy Carolina Farmers Market Columbia 33 28.6
Goose Creek Farmers Market Goose Creek 34 28.6
Clemson Farmers’ Market Clemson 35 25.7
Bewell Mauldin Market Mauldin 36 22.9
Downtown Beaufort Farmers Market Beaufort 37 22.9
Community Farmers Market At Brookland Baptist Church West Columbia 38 17.1
The Carolina Apartments-Seeds Of Hope Columbia 39 8.6
Aiken County Farmers Market Aiken 40 5.7
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market Charleston 41 2.9
Earth Markets, Greenville Sc Greenville 42 2.9
Clemson Area Food Exchange (Cafe) Clemson 43 2.9
All-Local Farmers Market Columbia 44 0.0
All-Local Farmers Market 2 Columbia 45 0.0
Ashland United Methodist Church Farmers Market Columbia 46 0.0
Ebenezer Lutheran Church Farmers Market Columbia 47 0.0
Grace United Methodist Church Farmers Market Columbia 48 0.0
Lutheran Church Of The Resurrection-Seeds Of Hope Columbia 49 0.0
Main Street Marketplace Columbia 50 0.0
Richland County Columbia 51 0.0
Shandon United Methodist Church Farmers Market Columbia 52 0.0
Trinity Episcopal Church Farmers Market Columbia 53 0.0
Unitarian Universal Fellowship Farmers Market Columbia 54 0.0
Virginia Wingard United Methodist Farmers Market Columbia 55 0.0
Washington Street United Church Farmers Market Columbia 56 0.0
Wesley Memorial United Church Farmers Market Columbia 57 0.0
Ralph H. Johnson Medical Center Farmers Market Charleston 58 0.0
York County Farmers Market Rock Hill 59 0.0
Downtown Sumter Farmers Market Sumter 60 0.0
South Sumter Farmers Market Sumter 61 0.0
Sumter County Farmers Market Sumter 62 0.0
Myrtle’s Market (Myrtle Beach Farmers Market) Myrtle Beach 63 0.0
Lexington’s Old Mill Farmers Market Lexington 64 0.0
Local Farmers Market At The Shoppes At The Flight Deck In Lexington Lexington 65 0.0
Simpsonville Farmers Market Simpsonville 66 0.0
Buckwalters Farmers Market Bluffton 67 0.0
Orangeburg County Farmers Market Orangeburg 68 0.0
Right Choice, Fresh Start Farmer’s Market Orangeburg 69 0.0
Springs Farm Farmers Market Fort Mill 70 0.0
Pigeon Point Farmers Market Beaufort 71 0.0
Gaffney Station Farmers Market Gaffney Station Farmers Market Gaffney 72 0.0
Port Royal Farmers Market Port Royal 73 0.0
Grow Newberry Main Street Farmers Market Newberry 74 0.0

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