About

CHARLESTON FARMERS MARKET

Regular CFM Season
April 4 – November 28, 2015
Saturdays, 8 am – 2 pm

Sundays During Piccolo Spoleto Festival
May 24, 31 & June 7 (9am-3pm)

Holiday Market

December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20

Saturdays & Sundays, 9 am-3 pm

Location:
Marion Square

329 Meeting Street – Charleston, SC 29403
King & Calhoun Streets

Admission: FREE

 

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 CFM relocated back in Marion Square after renovations and received the Three Sisters Award from the Charleston Save the City Committee; in 2008 was ranked by Travel + 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 CFM was named “Best Outdoor Event” and/or “Best Attraction” in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014!

Located in Marion Square at the heart of historic downtown Charleston, SC, the CFM is open each Saturday, from April through November, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with additional Sundays during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in May and June as well as Saturdays and Sundays during Holiday Magic in December. The CFM is dedicated to the support and advocacy of Lowcountry farmers, growers, prepared/packaged food, artisans, crafters and live performers. 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, bringing together people from all parts of the Lowcountry and beyond. Whether you are a local that joins us each weekend or a visitor just passing through, we have something for everyone and we appreciate your support!

 


Meet the 2014 CFM poster artist

 

My name is Laura Privette and I am from New Zion, SC. I am currently a senior at Charleston Southern University. I am majoring in Graphic Design and I have two minors: Business and Studio Art. 

My inspiration behind the painting actually came from growing up in the south. My home is surrounded by fields that are full of many different types of crops throughout the year. As a child, I loved being outside and helping my grandparents plant things in their garden. I imagine the hands in the painting being my grandfather’s after he’s picked something from his own garden. I think it is important to emphasize how much work and dedication our farmers put into their produce.

-Laura Privette

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: 

Harrison R. Chapman, CFM Manager

City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs / 180 Meeting Street, Suite 200 / Charleston, SC  29401

(843) 724-7305 or FarmersMarket@charleston-sc.gov or ChapmanH@charleston-sc.gov

 

Do you LOVE the Charleston Farmers Market? 

If so, make a tax-deductible donation to help us keep it vibrant!  DONATE ONLINE

 

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