About

CHARLESTON FARMERS MARKET

Every Saturday

April 9 – November 26, 2016

8 AM – 2 PM

*Dates for additional Sunday Markets will be Forthcoming…

Holiday Market

Saturdays & Sundays

December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18

9 AM – 3 PM

Location: 
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!!!


Meet the 2015 Poster Artist

 BIO: 

An award-winning artist, Amanda Norman has gained clients from coast to coast including interior designers, art collectors and celebrities. Housed in private and corporate collections, sold through national retailers and featured on television, Amanda’s signature style is threaded throughout her wide variety of subject matter.

 A native of Nashville, the artist graduated with honors from Brown University in 2004 with a degree in Visual Art. She also studied graphic design at The New School in NYC as well as sculpture and site-specific installation at RISD’s Pont Aven School of Art in France.

“My favorite part about painting is how it relates to the process of life. Some strokes are carefully thought out; others are happy accidents. In the end, it’s the intersection of the deliberate and the unexpected that is the most authentic and exciting.”

 

ARTIST STATEMENT 

Bees represent community, hard work and extracting the honey of life. Much the same could be said about the farmer’s market: it brings the community together, it takes a lot of hard work on the part of the farmers and vendors and it celebrates some of life’s most simple treasures. Bees also help to pollenate many of the fruits, vegetables and flowers which are sold and enjoyed. It is a reminder of the connectivity of life and how we all have an opportunity to pollenate one another’s lives and help each other grow. So here’s to the message of the bees and their reminder to come together, work hard and celebrate the simple things.

 

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

FarmersMarket@charleston-sc.gov - ChapmanH@charleston-sc.gov

&

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

 Facebook.com/CharlestonFarmersMarket/  -  Twitter & Instagram: @CharlestonFarms

 

Wondering What Else is Going on in Charleston?  View the CALENDAR