Here is a peak of the opening Saturday of market season around here…..
Since it is still early in the growing season, fresh lettuces, strawberries, radishes, & asparagus were the common produce found. There were a few very early tomatoes scattered about, as well as vendors sharing samples of produce they hope to have in coming weeks.
|I loved the way this vendor chopped up several varieties of lettuce that could be purchased as a mix. So pretty!|
|I love the idea of growing lettuce in a hanging basket! Anyone can do this no matter how small a place you have.|
Besides spring veggies (I missed out on the asparagus …. really disappointing), we found local grass-fed beef, South Carolina caught seafood, fresh organic chicken, and eggs.
The Spinning Spider Creamery had an abundance of fresh cheese and cheese spreads to choose from.
One of my favorite vendors of the day was the pasta tent. There was a huge line so I knew this had to be some really good stuff.
We splurged a little when we came upon one particular vendor.
We took one look at these gorgeous Strawberry pies and were sold. It was definitely a treat, and oh my goodness how delicious it was!
MacKenzie Grace licked the pie pan clean!
Seriously, she did.
Other great vendors included local farmers selling starter plants, fresh cut spring flowers, fresh honey, homemade soaps, and artwork. There was so much to take in!
One of the things I loved most about this little market is that each vendor must be approved. Visits are made to their farms and facilities and they are verified to be South Carolina official.
I love it.
Do you have local markets where you are?
7 thoughts on “Greenville’s Saturday Market”
Jen, what a great farmers' market. Main Street looks very charming. All the produce, cheeses, jams, and my oh my, those pies!! Wow. I am a huge fan of farmers' markets, local farm stands, homegrown local produce, etc. The best way to enjoy God's bounty. xo
I'm SO with you! Anything that I can't grow in my garden, I purchase at the Farmer's Market. Your pics are gorgeous . . . and those strawberry pies look DELISH!
I love the farmer's markets. Ours just opened too and this past weekend I purchased some fresh locally grown asparagus. The taste was so superior to the super market stuff. I also got some homemade pickled beets, strawberry jam, strawberries, and FROG jam. yum!
I'm really enjoying your blog and learning about local markets so that I can help as a member of the task force to get this going in our area! Thanks for sharing….love the guacamole recipe too….I am sooooo trying that!
As you may know I am a big believer/supporter in farm to table.
Jen, awhile back I emailed/left a comment that you had won the St. Pat's giveaway. If you are interested please send me an email with your mailing address.
Looks like a great market! Our town has a market that they started a few years ago but it's not as big as this one.
We have one left, but it's nothing like this. Oh how nice that must be, but I wouldn't enjoy having to go from booth to booth every Saturday. It's going to get hot! That strawberry pie looked amazing!