The season is upon us! Tis’ the season for fresh veggies and fruits available at our local farmers’ markets. Whether you are visiting, or a local that has missed the market movement—we are here to highlight our favorites.
1. Farmers Market of Bluffton– The Farmers Market of Bluffton is one of the best Farmers’ Markets in South Carolina. There are dozens of vendors from favorite local farms, like Three Sisters Farm, to cult favorites like Palmetto Kettle Corn. No matter what part of the country you are from, this market is sure to become a weekly ritual. In true Lowcountry fashion this market is not without it’s entertainment. Local musicians and artists frequent Calhoun Street adding a unique flare to this traditional market. Old Town Bluffton has become an attraction all it’s own. Be sure to visit our friends at Gigi’s, The Story Book Shoppe, and Madhouse Vintage.
What to wear: Pick up a pair of our super comfy slip-on espadrilles. We are partial to the Tulum in Coral. You can’t go to market without a market tote! We adore our 100% burlap totes from IceMilk Aprons (we have these adorable burlap totes in a variety of prints at the shop). Don’t forget–The Farmers Market of Bluffton kicks off on March 20th 2-7pm
2. The Farmer’s Market at Sea Pines– Nestled inside the popular Sea Pines Resort. The Sea Pines’ Farmers Market is held on Tuesdays from 10-2pm. Quickly becoming an island favorite, this farmers’ market has an artisan feel with loads of local loot. Local favorite, Lowcountry Produce anchors this cool market and provides shelter on rainy days. This market came on the scene quietly but is standing out by focusing on unique artisans and chic local eats. One of our favorites: Baby Cakes! The best hand-held dessert on the planet.
What to wear: Our favorite breathable bamboo cotton minidress is the perfect choice. Slip this over your bathing suit and you are set. We can never get enough of nautical stripes—always chic and always on trend. This dress is available in the Sailer Stripe (shown below) and a nautical red stripe. Super cute!
Bonus: Sea Pines center is close to the beach! Ride your bike and then head over to Sea Pines beach club after the market. You need a bike basket to carry all of your goods–Nantucket baskets are the best. We are re-stocked with these popular rattan baskets–adult and kid sizes available.
Farmers’ markets are a great place for the kiddos. We love “We’re Going to The Farmers’ Market”, a new addition to our selection of books. This sweet little board book is Ella Grace approved–small and durable! Pick this up before market and you’ve got something to keep your little one entertained.