'Tis the season: Farmers Markets open soon!
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- If the warmer temps are reminding you about your New Year's resolution to be healthier, now is the time to stock up on fresh, local veggies!
Farmers markets all over the Lowcountry are gearing up for business and we've compiled a list of opening dates for the market near you.
Georgetown starts the season off first, opening up on Saturday, April 6. They're located on East Bay Park but there's another one on Pawley's Island that starts Wednesday April 10.
Mount Pleasant sets up shop at Market Pavilion on Coleman Boulevard at Moultrie Middle School on April 9. They will be out there every Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. until dusk.
Goose Creek holds their farmer market at 150 Howe Hall Rd. and will open Saturday, April 13 at 8 a.m.
Summerville starts up that same day at 200 S. Main Street in the First Citizens Parking Lot. They're open from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The big farmers market in Charleston's Marion Square is also opening April 13. They'll kick off opening day with Plow to Chow Cooking Demos hosted by Lowcountry Local First from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. They're also holding a push-up competition to support Communities In Schools from 9 a.m. until noon.
North Charleston will be starting their market a few days later on April 18. Located at the Felix C Davis Community Center at 4800 Park Circle, they run from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. every Thursday.
According to Peggy Withrow, the Coosaw Creek farmers market, also in North Charleston, will not be held this year due to budgeting issues.
The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market on James Island kicks off their new season at Medway Park in Riverland Terrace on Sunday, April 28.
Colleton will start their farmers market at 506 E. Washington, but not until May (date TBA).
Another market in Mount Pleasant, this one at Towne Centre will open May 11. Vendors will be set up on Theatre Drive from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Freshfields Village's market sits at the crossroads of Kiawah, Seabrook, and Johns Island. They start up on June 3 and run from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.
We called Moncks Corner's farmers market but it seems they're having a bit of a management change so their opening date is TBA.