It’s spring again, which means many farmers markets are up and running across the Upstate. Artisans and farmers from around the area come together to sell their best products directly to communities. With a variety of vendors, these markets are oases for purchasing local goods and foods.
Markets often offer live music while people shop. Many feature special events, so make sure you check out the specific market’s social media accounts or website to see what activity is on the agenda for a given week.
What: More than 70 vendors offer everything from soaps and creams to vegetables to elderberry syrup.
When: Saturdays, 8 a.m. – noon, May through October.
What: More than 60 vendors sell items ranging from handmade soap to key lime pie. Features live music and other activities listed on the market’s website. A musical act always accompanies the market along with activities that you can find on the market’s website.
When: Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-noon, May through September.
Where: 235 Trailblazer Drive, Travelers Rest
What: Local goods, food trucks, chef demonstrations and the occasional cook-off.
When: Tuesdays, 4;30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., May until September.
Where: Greer City Park
What: Local farmers offer seasonal fruits and vegetables, eggs, meats, artisan cheeses and locally-roasted coffee. Artisans offer health and beauty care, and much more.
When: Saturdays, 8 a.m. – noon, May through September.
Where: Simpsonville City Park
What: Locally-sourced and produced dairy, eggs, honey, gifts, clothing, accessories, treats, pastries, etc.
When: Tuesdays, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., June 1 to July 27.
Where: Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater
What: More than 40 vendors offering homegrown and homemade products.
When: Saturdays, 8 a.m. – noon, May 22 to August 8.
Where: 11 Depot Street, Fountain Inn