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A Trip to The Farmer's Market

by Marion Blount | June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Being in town for the past several weekends, has given me a chance to take full advantage of everything Charleston has to offer. My favorite Saturday morning activity is to wake up early and walk up to the Farmer's Market.

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Charleston's Farmer's Market has an assortment of vendors, everything from pottery to food trucks. It can be a bit overwhelming, but it can also be fun to explore. Since, I am a seasoned market go-er...a self proclaimed title, I put together a few tips to keep you on the straight and narrow next time you head over to your local farmer's market.

1. Take a reusable bag - While it is great to protect the environment, the reusable bag is also going to prevent any mishaps (like peaches breaking free from the cheap plastic bags they provide). 

2. Shop Around - It is tempting to buy from the most organized booth that has fancy signage, but I have found that the interior stalls that seem a little more chaotic have the best prices and selection.

3. Make Friends - Don't be shy, chat with the owners. Not only will it make your Saturday a little bit brighter, but the next time you stop by the owner might throw in an extra peach. 

If you are heading to the Charleston Farmer's Market at Francis-Marion Square this weekend, I highly recommend visiting Rio Bertolini's stand for fresh past and ravioli. 

Another favorite spot is the Gelati Moto for delicious gelato. 

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