Farmers markets in full swing for summer season

achristnovich@beaufortgazette.comMay 28, 2012 

  • The Buckwalter Place Farmers Market will not open as usual today because of the potential for bad weather. Regular hours will resume next Tuesday, according to manager Larry Hughes.

Fresh produce sold by local vendors can be found in Beaufort and Jasper counties nearly every day of the week, thanks to a handful of farmers markets now in full seasonal swing.

There are three markets are in northern Beaufort County, three in southern Beaufort County and one in Ridgeland.

Several varieties of fruits and vegetables with summer-only growing seasons will be in their prime in the coming weeks, according to the S.C. Department of Agriculture.

FRUITS IN SEASON

Blueberries, blackberries, cantaloupes, peaches and watermelon.

VEGETABLES IN SEASON

Broccoli, cucumbers, peas, yellow squash, sweet corn and zucchini squash.

Collard greens, cilantro, parsley, green onions, leeks, beets and radishes grow nearly year-round.

NORTHERN BEAUFORT COUNTY

  • Beaufort Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, West Street near downtown, www.downtownbeaufort.com/farmers-market

  • Habersham Farmers Market: 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays, 13 Market St., Beaufort, www.habershamfarmersmarket.com

  • Port Royal Farmers Market: 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Heritage Park, Ribaut Road, www.portroyalfarmersmarket.com

  • SOUTHERN BEAUFORT COUNTY

  • Buckwalter Place Farmers Market: 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Buckwalter Place, Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton, 843-384-1658, www.buckwalterfarmersmarket.com

  • Farmers Market of Bluffton: 2 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Calhoun Street, www.farmersmarketbluffton.org

  • Hilton Head Island Farmers Market: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, www.farmersmarkethiltonheadisland.com

  • JASPER COUNTY

  • Jasper County Farmers Market: 1 to 6 p.m. Fridays, 9935 S. Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland, 843-717-3690; www.jaspercountysc.org

  • Hardeeville Farmers Market at Hilton Head Lakes: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, 3171 Independence Blvd., Hardeeville,843-784-3606

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