For a less crowded, more down-home market that you can depend on year-round, head out to John’s Island’s “Homegrown” version in a grassy lot off Maybank Highway. There you’ll find a good mix of produce from nearby farms, such as Joseph Fields, Irish, and Thackeray; hydroponic tomatoes from Holy City; and Sea Island Savory’s plants and herbs; as well as organic meats and natural pet food from Brick House Farms; eggs, chicks, and organic feed from John’s Island Organics; and kimchi and pickled okra from Kenchi Ferments. Beyond the grocery list, shop for women’s resale fashions and jewelry, pick up some great smelling candles and body scrubs, grab a bite from the rotating list of food trucks, play corn hole, and take a free crochet class.
Season: Year-round, Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: 3546 Maybank Hwy., John’s Island, beside Island Chiropractic Centre
More info: (336) 601-0605, www.johnsislandfarmersmarket.com
Parking: Free on the field and in Island Chiropractic Centre’s paved lot
Vendors: Farms such as Brick House, Irish, John’s Island Organics, Joseph Fields, M.C. Cannon, and Sea Island Savory Herbs; plus 40 vendors, including Charleston Artisan Cheesehouse, Charleston Bath Works, Great Food Co-op, Kenchi Ferments, Meathouse Butcher Shop, Olinda Olives and Olive Oil, Sweet Lulu’s Bakery on Wheels, and Two Fat Cooks