The WAFM is dedicated to the support and advocacy of local farmers and growers and features fresh seasonal produce, as well as sweet and savory foods from area vendors who source ingredients from nearby farms. The WAFM will build upon the success of the CFM by expanding access to local fresh food, supporting the local economy and local agriculture, providing a civic gathering place and opportunities for community engagement. A curated program of live entertainment and family-friendly activities will enhance the farmers’ market experience. Addressing one of the key strategies in the City of Charleston’s 2014 West Ashley Strategic Plan, the WAFM will help create community partnerships and reactivate civic spaces.
Located in Marion Square in the heart of Historic District in Downtown Charleston, SC, the Charleston Farmers Market is open each Saturday, from March 5th through the end of November, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM with additional markets held on Sundays during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in May and June as well as Saturdays and Sundays in December for our Holiday Market. The Charleston Farmers Market is dedicated to the support and advocacy of Lowcountry farmers, growers, prepared/packaged food, artisans, crafters, live performers and community groups and activities. We offer a variety of local produce, plants, herbs and cut flowers as well as breakfast and lunch vendors, live entertainment and an assortment of juried arts and crafts from local artisans. Attracting locals and tourists alike, the CFM is the community connection, bringing together people from all parts of the Lowcountry and beyond. Whether you are a local that frequents the CFM or a tourist visiting for the weekend, we have something for you to enjoy. We greatly appreciate your love & support and we look forward to seeing you in Marion Square at the Charleston Farmers Market!
Founded in 1989 with the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, the Charleston Farmers Market is produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, in cooperation with the City of Charleston Parks Department and Special Events Committee. Over the years, the Charleston Farmers Market has received numerous awards: in 2005, the revitalized Marion Square welcomed back the farmers’ market and received the Three Sisters Award from the Charleston Save the City Committee; in 2008 the Charleston Farmers Market was ranked by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of the top 10 Best Farmers Markets in the Nation; and in the Charleston City Paper Readers’ Poll, “Best Of,” the Charleston Farmers Market was named “Best Outdoor Event” for 2010, 2011, 2012 and named, “Best Outdoor Event” &/or “Best Attraction” since 2013!