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Monday Market Move

Posted by ed.wilmot on March 31, 2014 at 6:10 PM

The season of farmers markets is almost upon us.

What does that mean:

  • Fresh Food
  • Seasonal Food
  • Organic Food
  • Cooking Demos
  • Smiling Farmers
  • Smiling Customers
  • Fun and Festivities
  • Music
  • Conviviality
  • Laughter…

 

And all of this began this past Saturday with the Hub City Farmers Market despite the rain. And this Saturday is the start of the Easley Farmers Market and Spring Fling. The Spring Fling is bringing in 53+ vendors during the market.


 

If you’re really adventurous like me you will make it to market and then head on down to the Spring Flea at the Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery. They also will have a lot of local vendors (mostly arts and crafts).


 

Over the next couple of months more and more local farmers markets will be starting the season. May 3rd will be a big day with the launch of the TD Saturday Market in downtown Greenville. There are 62 vendors scheduled for the season, many of which will be setting up for the first time.


 

The following weekend the Travelers Rest Farmers Market will start their season. With close to 50 vendors they are now officially the second largest market in the Upstate. The market will launch in their new home, an amazing new facility which the city invested $1.5 million in creating. The facility and surrounding park will include the Farmers Market Pavilion and an open air amphitheater that will accommodate a variety of entertainment.

 

I know this is only a handful of all the markets getting ready to open up for the season and you will most certainly see me sailing the crowds, looking for fresh young produce, amazing tastes and culinary delights. I look forward to market season over almost everything else in life. Creating delicious meals with local veggies and meats is one of life's greatest pleasures. And if I can put a few dollars into the farmer's hand, all the better.


So I say unto you:

Go Forth and Fill Those Baskets and Bags with Spring's Bounty!!

Categories: Food and farming, Community, Economics

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