Ready for some homegrown fruits, vegetables and flowers? Can’t wait to sink your teeth into a fresh loaf of homemade bread or a luscious pie or cake? But don’t have the time, energy or desire to grow or bake your own? Here is the latest rundown on all the Upstate farmers markets where you can shop for tomatoes, squash, handmade soaps, pastries, jams, jellies, cheeses and so much more!
Kicking off their 2021 season on Saturday, May 22nd and running each Saturday through August 28th, the Fountain Inn Farmers Market, located at 200 N. Main St. will be open from 8AM until noon. Scheduled to have over 50 vendors selling a wide range of handcrafted and homegrown products, each vendor is an Upstate local resident. EBT/SNAP/WIC and Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers are accepted.
So much more than a traditional farmers market, the Greer Market will be held at the Greer City Park every Tuesday from May, 4th through September 21st. Hours are 4:30-7:30PM, and in addition to all the traditional farmers market offerings, the Greer Market also has plenty of live music, fun kid’s activities, cooking demonstrations, health and wellness classes and even food trucks! Stay up to date on all upcoming events by following Greer Farmers Market on Facebook.
Take a short drive up Hwy 25 on a beautiful Saturday morning to the bustling little town of Travelers Rest and their Farmers Market. The market opens for business on Saturday, May 1st and will run through Saturday, September 18th. Hours are 8:30AM-noon. Some of the special events on the 2021 calendar include the July 3rd Kid’s Bike Parade, the July 31st Tomato Sandwich Taste-Off, and August 28th is Folk Craft Day.
Officially known as the Hub City Farmers Market, this market is open year round; every Saturday from 8AM to noon, April through December and then every third Saturday during the months of January, February and March. A producer-only farmers market, it also hosts a community stage featuring live music, plenty of fun things for the kids and if you are a SNAP recipient and spend at least $5, the Hub City Farmers Market will match that dollar for dollar up to $10.
Started in 2010, the Simpsonville Farmers Market, located in the center of downtown, is open May 1st through September 25th, from 8AM-noon. Local farmers and artisans will be on hand to tempt you with fresh fruits, vegetables, locally sourced eggs and meats, as well as health and beauty products and cool original home décor items. And they would like to remind you to bring your reusable shopping bags!
While there have been markets in the Taylors area in the past currently no information has been released as to if or when there will be a 2021 market. Please check the local news or social media for any updates.
No article on the Upstate’s Farmers Markets would be complete without mentioning probably the biggest and most well-known; the downtown TD Greenville Saturday Market. Every Saturday from May to the end of October from 8AM to noon, the Market takes over Main St. with (due to Covid) one single entrance located at McBee Avenue. Masks are required and there is a limit of 350 people inside the market boundaries at a time. EBT card holders who spend at least $5 at the market will receive a $10 token valid through the end of the season.
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