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!
Here are the local Farmers' Markets along the Grand Strand:
Open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, beginning this April, located at the intersection of Mr. Joe White Avenue and Oak Street in Myrtle Beach.
Downtown Conway Farmers' Market
Open from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays, beginning Saturday, May 7 through October 29, 2022, located under the Main Street Bridge in Conway.
North Myrtle Beach Farmers' Market
Open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Fridays, beginning Friday, May 6 through October 28, 2022, located at 925 1st Ave. S. in North Myrtle Beach, SC.
Little River Farmers' Market
Open from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Thursdays, beginning Thursday, May 5 through October 27, 2022, located at 4468 Mineola Ave. in Little River, SC.
Valor Park in Market Common
Open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays, beginning Saturday, April 2 through October 29, located at Valor Park, 1120 Farrow Parkway in Market Common.
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.
Coastal Carolina Farmers’ Market
Open from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Wednesdays, beginning April 20, 2022, located at Prince Lawn in Conway at CCU.
Surfside Beach Farmers' Market
Open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Tuesdays, beginning Tuesday, April 5 through October 25, 2022, located on the corner of Surfside Drive and Willow Drive North in Surfside Beach.
Murrells Inlet Pop Up Market
Open 10:00 am to 2:00 pm April 24; May 29; June 26; July 31 and August 28, 2022, located in the Lee’s Kitchen Parking Lot in Murrells Inlet.
Georgetown Farmers’ Market
Open 8:00 am to 1:00 pm Saturdays, beginning May 7 through October 29, 2022, located at 122 Screven Street in Georgetown.
More information and activities are located on the Waccamaw Market Cooperative website. Photos courtesy of the City of Myrtle Beach.