CHARLESTON FARMERS MARKET
April 9 – November 26, 2016
8 AM – 2 PM
*Dates for additional Sunday Markets will be Forthcoming…
Saturdays & Sundays
December 3 – 18, 2016
9 AM – 3 PMLocation: Marion Square 329 Meeting Street – Charleston, SC 29403
On Calhoun St., Between King St. & Meeting St. Admission: FREE
MORE ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE FARMERS’ MARKET…
Founded by Mayor Joe Riley in 1989, and the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, the Charleston Farmers Market (CFM) is produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, in cooperation with the City of Charleston Parks Department and Special Events Committee. Over the years, the CFM has received numerous awards: in 2005, the revitalized Marion Square welcomed back the farmers’ market and received the Three Sisters Award from the Charleston Save the City Committee; in 2008 the CFM was ranked by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of the top 10 Best Farmers Markets in the Nation; and in the Charleston City Paper Readers’ Poll, “Best Of,” the CFM was named “Best Outdoor Event” for 2010, 2011, 2012 and then named both, “Best Outdoor Event” & “Best Attraction” for 2013, 2014 & 2015!
Located in Marion Square in the heart of Historic District in Downtown Charleston, SC, the CFM is open each Saturday, from April 9th through November 26th, 8 AM to 2 PM with additional Sunday markets during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in May and June as well as Saturdays and Sundays in December during Holiday Magic for our Holiday Market. The CFM is dedicated to the support and advocacy of Lowcountry farmers, growers, prepared/packaged food, artisans, crafters, live performers and community groups of all kinds. We offer a variety of local produce, plants, herbs and cut flowers as well as breakfast and lunch vendors, live entertainment and an assortment of juried arts and crafts from local artisans. Attracting locals and tourists alike, the CFM is the community connection, bringing together people from all parts of the Lowcountry and beyond. Whether you are a local that frequents the CFM or a tourist visiting for the weekend, we have something for you to enjoy. We greatly appreciate your love & support and we look forward to seeing you in Marion Square at the Charleston Farmers Market!
Don’t Forget to Eat Your Fruits & Veggies!!!
2016 Poster Artist, Kate Waddell
Initially desiring to pursue a career in Fashion Design, Kate’s passions changed during her first college-level figure drawing class at the Rhode Island School of Design during high school. Her love for the human figure continued to grow and she entered the College of Charleston eager to take more drawing classes. After having taken all the available drawing courses, she gave into her mother’s wishes for her to paint, and signed up for her first painting class. The first class was a disaster. She noticed that her painting style, even of a mundane apple, was very different from everyone else’s in the class. Her professor, the late Tony Csavas, encouraged her in her unique style and is one of the biggest reasons that she kept painting. During a portrait assignment she fell in love with color mixing and the utilization of light and shadow to create form. Interning under Teil Duncan provided her with a vision for her own career path after college. She decided to paint full-time three months before graduation & has yet to look back. For More Info about Kate, visit; katewaddellart.com
Artist Statement – “He’s So Cocky”
“I grew up spending a lot of my childhood on our family farm in Hurtsboro, AL. Too, for entertainment, my mother would send my little brother & I outside to explore and play. When creating pieces for my first show last year, I was enamored with this new phase of life that I was entering. It was springtime & the idea of new life kept popping up, so I decided to paint some spring chickens. “He’s So Cocky” was the first rooster I painted and has inspired about 15 other pieces.” -KATE
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Harrison R. Chapman, CFM Manager & Holiday Magic Coordinator
City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs /75 Calhoun Street, Suite 3800 / Charleston, SC 29401
Main Office: (843) 724-7305 – Direct Office: (843) 724-7309 – Mobile: (843) 509-3619
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