CHARLESTON FARMERS MARKET
Regular CFM Hours
April 13 – December 21, 2013
Saturdays 8:00am – 2:00pm
Piccolo Spoleto Festival Hours 9:00am-3:00pm
May 26, June 2 & 9
Holiday Magic Hours 9:00am-3:00pm
December 1, 8, & 15
King & Calhoun Streets
Founded by Mayor Joe Riley in 1989, and the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, the Charleston Farmers Market is produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, in cooperation with the City of Charleston Parks Department. Over the years, the Charleston Farmers Market has received numerous awards: in 2005, the Charleston Farmers Market newly revitalized and relocated back in the renovated Marion Square, received the Three Sisters Award from the Charleston Save the City Committee; in 2008, the Market was ranked by Travel and Leisure magazine as one of the top 10 best Farmers Markets in the nation; and in the Charleston City Paper reader’s poll, “Best Of,” the Charleston Farmers Market was named Best Outdoor Event in 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012!
Now, permanently located in Marion Square, the heart of historic downtown Charleston, S.C., the CFM is open each Saturday, from April to December, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with select Sundays During the Piccolo Spoleto Festival and Holiday Magic. The CFM is dedicated to the support the advocacy of Lowcountry farmers and growers. 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 citizens and visitors alike, the CFM is the community connection every Saturday morning from April through December, bringing together people from all parts of the Lowcountry and beyond.
Meet the 2013 CFM poster artist
Morgan Rice was born and raised in Mount Pleasant, SC and graduated from USC in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Media Arts. She has loved art since she was little, and has studied drawing, painting, film, photography, and graphic design. She has always enjoyed the sights around Charleston and tries to portray them with bright and exciting colors in her paintings.
This years design includes these bright colors she loves to use, while showing details of multiple fruits and vegetables. Once you slice open an orange, for instance, you are met with an intricate and almost geometric pattern that is really beautiful to look at. She wanted to make people take a second and pay attention to how interesting a naturally made piece of food can be. With the growing emphasis on buying locally, she has found herself becoming more aware of where food comes from and believes everyone should make it out to their local farmers markets.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs / 180 Meeting Street, Suite 200 / Charleston, SC 29401
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