2017 WAFM Season Opens in…
April 19 – October 4, 2017
Wednesday, 3 – 7 PM
The West Ashley Farmers Market (WAFM) will be produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) in cooperation with the City of Charleston Parks Department. The OCA has a long history of producing the highly successful downtown Charleston Farmers Market (CFM).
The WAFM is dedicated to the support and advocacy of local farmers and growers and will feature fresh seasonal produce, as well as sweet and savory foods from area vendors who source ingredients from nearby farms. The WAFM will build upon the success of the CFM by expanding access to local fresh food, supporting the local economy and local agriculture, providing a civic gathering place and opportunities for community engagement. A curated program of live entertainment and family-friendly activities will enhance the farmers’ market experience. Addressing one of the key strategies in the City of Charleston’s 2014 West Ashley Strategic Plan, the WAFM will help create community partnerships and reactivate civic spaces.
Ackerman Park is a popular and easily accessible City-owned park that is also adjacent to an underutilized commercial strip center on St. Andrews Boulevard. The WAFM has the potential to be a catalyst in the revitalization of the area – similar to how the downtown CFM was instrumental in the revitalization of Marion Square.
Take a look at some footage from the 2016 Pilot Season;
More Details: 2016 WAFM Vendor Manual
To purchase poster online, click here.
Artwork, “Eggplant” by Kate Waddell
Graphic Design by Marcus Amaker