What’s old is new again. Our grandparents used to shop for groceries at small farm markets and eat seasonally available food. It’s good for us, good for the planet, good for small farmers and tastes better! Here are a few places to get farm-fresh produce (some of it organic) along the Grand Strand.
The non-profit Waccamaw Market Cooperative (www.waccamawmarkets.org) has an online resource to direct you to many of the area’s best Farmers Markets, including Surfside Beach, Georgetown, Little River, CCU, The Market Common, Conway and North Myrtle Beach. Here are a few additional markets as well:
Carolina Forest Farmer’s Market
Carolina Forest Rec Center
2254 Carolina Forest Blvd., Myrtle Beach
Thursdays, 1–6 p.m.
Southport Waterfront Market
203 E. Bay St., Southport
Wednesdays 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
600 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach
Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Lee’s Farmers Market
N. 4883 Frontage Road, Murrells Inlet
Non-traditional market, loaded with fresh produce, seafood and more.
Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Holden Brothers Farm Market
5600 Ocean Highway W., Shallotte
A bicentennial family farm (in operation more than 200 years!)
Open daily, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Photograph courtesy Waccamaw Market Cooperative