Lowcountry locals make up the bustling Summerville Farmers’ Market with arts and crafts, fresh baked goods, regional produce, and much more.
The Summerville Farmers’ Market is open from 8am-1pm on Saturdays and runs April-December every year. This gives me a huge seasonal window to shop vs. the markets I’ve been to in the Northeast.
I’m new-ish to South Carolina but I’ve been to the Summerville Farmers’ Market several times. My 7 year old comes with me to get some quality mother-son time and try out the goodies of the weekend. It’s done wonders for our relationship during this busy time in our lives with school, house hunting, and building a small business.
Every week is a little different but here are a few that I photographed one Saturday this August.
My son’s favorite place, hands down, is Coco’s Mini-Donuts. The mini-donut making process happens right before your eyes! They’re fried, sugared, and seasoned right then and there.
And then there’s the fresh pasta…
Rio Bertolini’s Pasta captures your eye right away with their colorful varieties of single serving pasta bunches. I picked up the tomato basil the other week and those noodles were fantastic.
With a storefront right here in Summerville, SC we have Lowcountry Olive Oil & Balsamic Co. with their super tasty selection ready to be sampled. Using some bread on a toothpick you can scoop up whatever flavor you please. They even have a Summerville blend! I decided that my first purchase would be the Rosemary-Garlic olive oil which is apparently very popular. But next time I’ll get the Traditional 18 Yr. dark balsamic that was big on flavor and soft on the vinegar. It was sweet and almost drinkable! Definitely gift-worthy.
Sunny Cedars Farm makes a regular appearance to sell some of the best sausage I’ve ever had. My son prefers the maple pork sausage links especially for breakfast, while I yearn for their nitrate-free bacon. They even offer different cuts of pork like boston butt and pork chops.
There’s a healthy spread of Rina’s Kitchen jarred goods and her signature item, Summerville Sweet Tea Jelly.
Tuners Farm Fresh sells chocolate milk, folks. You bet my son made a strong case for taking that home.
Palmetto Sun Kettle Corn from the Knightsville General Store is always present and taunting us with the scent of freshly popped treats. The caramel corn is our personal fave.
Sometimes we go practical – grocery items to last us through the week from Grubers Family CSA Farm. Other times we go crazy and splurge on the treats. Some folks even get their dog treats here from Wishbone Heritage Farms!
I’m always intrigued by the Lit’l Red Barn food truck with a truly southern menu.
The Lit’l Red Barn also caters events. I’m sure they’d rock your next party!
When all is said and done, I always walk away with an incredible stash of quality goods. On the left here is a cheddar and green onion bread loaf from Caladiums Creations that went perfectly with my butter from Turner Farm Fresh.
And cherries, my friends, are the perfect 7 year old snack. He can’t get enough.
Even if you only have a few bucks in your pocket, just take the family out for a stroll and enjoy the seasonal atmosphere. Grab an apple for the road, a basket of cherries for the kids, and let them marvel at this amazing machine for grinding corn into grits!