Across the 60 miles of the Grand Strand, there is a vast array of Farmers' Markets offering the freshest local produce. Throughout the summer and fall, many of the 14 communities in our area host weekly markets, so there is always a chance that you can pick up some refreshing veggies and fruits to enjoy!

Did you know there are many benefits to eating local produce, too? Not only does buying produce locally help the economy, but local fruits and vegetables also have more nutrients and flavor since they are not transported for days after harvesting. When buying from a farmers' market, you can ask more questions on where produce came from and how it was grown or raised. Also, buying local foods supports the environment and decreases the amount of food waste in the area. Sounds like a win-win!

Farmers' Markets in the Grand Strand offering local produce and crafts in the Spring and Summer months.

Here are the local Farmers' Markets along the Grand Strand:

  1. Myrtle’s Market – Open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, beginning Wednesday, April 14, located at the intersection of Mr. Joe White Avenue and Oak Street in Myrtle Beach.

  2. Downtown Conway Farmers' Market – Open from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays, beginning Saturday, May 1, located under the Main Street Bridge in Conway.

  3. North Myrtle Beach Farmers' Market – Open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Fridays, beginning Friday, May 7, located at 925 1st Ave. S. in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

  4. Little River Farmers' Market – Open from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Thursdays, beginning Thursday, May 6, located at 4468 Mineola Ave. in Little River, SC.

  5. Valor Park in Market Common – Open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays, beginning Saturday, May 1, located at Valor Park, 1120 Farrow Parkway in Market Common.

  6. International Culinary Institute (ICI) Farmers Market – Open from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Thursdays, located at 920 Crabtree Lane in Myrtle Beach.

  7. Plaza City Market – Open from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursdays, beginning Thursday, May 6, located in downtown Myrtle Beach at Nance Plaza, 819 North Kings Highway.

  8. Surfside Beach Farmers' Market – Open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Tuesdays, beginning Tuesday, May 4, located on the corner of Surfside Drive and Willow Drive North in Surfside Beach.

More information and activities are located on the Waccamaw Market Cooperative website. Photos courtesy of the City of Myrtle Beach.