One of the things we love about spring is the opportunity for farm fresh produce.
And, in addition to the State Farmers Market, neighborhood farmers markets make it easy to get the best of the season.
We’ve pulled together a sampling of Columbia farmers markets and their opening dates. Keep checking back with Go Columbia for the latest news and events at these markets.
Farmers in the Forest
Opens: Wednesday, April 27
Where: Forest Acres at Richland Mall, in the parking lot along Beltline Boulevard.
When: 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays through October, with a possible extension through November.
Other details: Vendor applications can be found at www.farmersintheforest.org; follow on Facebook.
Blythewood Farmers Market
Opens: Wednesday, May 4
Where: Doko Meadows, 171 Langford Road, Blythewood
When: 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays through October
Other details: Michaela Barno, (843) 697-1733
Sandhills Farmers Market
Opens: Tuesday, May 3
Where: Sandhill Research Center, 900 Clemson Road, across from Village at Sandhill, Northeast Richland
When: 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 22
Other details: www.clemson.edu
Rosewood Market Farmers Market
Where: 2803 Rosewood Drive
When: 4-7 p.m. Fridays
Other details: (803) 256-6410, www.rosewoodmarket.com
Irmo Farmers Market
Where: Irmo Community Park, 7507 Eastview Drive, Irmo
When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. first and third Saturdays through September
Other details: www.irmofarmersmarket.com
Kershaw County Farmers Market
Where: 222 Broad St., Camden
When: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Nov. 19
Other details: www.kcfarmersmarket.org
Soda City Market
Where: Main Street, downtown Columbia
When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays; mini-market 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the Marriott, Main Street
Other details: www.sodacitysc.com
Healthy Carolina’s Farmers Market
Where: Greene Street, in front of Preston on University of South Carolina campus
When: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays
Other details: www.sa.sc.edu/healthycarolina/farmersmarket
Susan Ardis, email@example.com