Luckily we're finding great farmers market substitutes here in Texas, but ever since the market season openers reached Charlestonians in early April, I haven't stopped reminiscing about my 8+ years working at the farmers markets in the Lowcountry. The Mt. Pleasant market just steps from the Old Village will forever be the nearest and dearest to my heart, but the enormous Saturday staple in downtown Charleston will forever evoke fond memories of all my favorite farmers and vendors, folks who became like family over the years. Mr. Freeman will forever be my buddy, because he does sweet things like greet me with a bouquet of basil…what a gent.
Other amazing markets include Park Circle, Fresh Fields @ Kiawah, Riverland Terrace, and Mixson.