Farmer’s Market of Bluffton Times and Location

Every Thursday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm (or dusk) September through May and 10:00 am to 2:00 pm June through August. Market Location Address: 68 Boundry Street, Bluffton, SC 29910 at Martin Family Park (one block off of Calhoun Street)

Farmer’s Market in Bluffton SC

May

30may10:00 am2:00 pmFarmer's Market Bluffton SCWeekly Farmers Market held in Historic Downtown Bluffton

This weekly event is held on Boundry Street in historic Old Town Bluffton. You’ll find fresh vegetables, fruits, local honey, kettle corn, crab soup, baked goods, and flowers at this open-air market in 2006.  You’ll find local artists and craftsmen showcasing their work and products between the fresh produce stands. Make a day exploring the Farmer’s Market by visiting local stores and restaurants. We recommend eating outside at The Pearl Kitchen and Bar or The Cottage. Both places offer great food and are steps away from this open-air market.

Farmer"s Market Bluffton SC

Farmers Market Every Thursday

Vendors at Farmers Market Bluffton

Farmers Market Old Town

Farmers Market Thursdays Bluffton

Parking can be an issue if you try to park on Calhoun Street afternoon. Typically, you can find plenty of parking on all side streets and at the Town of Bluffton Courtesy Parking lot located down Calhoun Street (This parking lot is on your left before you get to the barricades).

Parking on Calhoun Street

We recommend looking for parking between Water, Allen, and Bridge Street on the back end of Calhoun Street. You can take Boundary Street, which parallels Calhoun Street to Waters. From there, work your way back up (traffic can build and often does grow on May River Road, the main artery of Bluffton), turning onto Calhoun Street.

Farmers Market Time Bluffton

Vendor at Farmers Market Bluffton

This open-air market has been a local favorite since 2006 and is a great way to get fresh air and spend time meeting friends.

Fresh Vegetables at Farmer's Market
Fresh Produce

You’ll find locally sourced produce and vegetables.

Crowd at Farmer's Market Bluffton

Fire Rice Paella Food Truck Bluffton

Martin Family Park Home of the Bluffton Farmer's Market Held Every Thursday

Visit The Farmer’s Market website by clicking here. If you’re visiting Bluffton, make this one of your stops. Great way to spend time in Old Town Bluffton and meet new friends!

Why Shop at Farmers Markets: There’s More to Market!

Share these facts with your whole community about how there is more to markets than meets the eye.

Farmers Markets…

  • Preserve America’s rural livelihoods and farmland. Farmers markets provide one of the only low-barrier entry points for beginning farmers, allowing them to start small, test the market, and grow their businesses.

  • Stimulate local economies. Growers selling locally create 13 full-time farm operator jobs per $1 million in revenue earned. Those that do not sell locally create 3.

  • Increase access to fresh, nutritious food. Several studies have found lower prices for conventional and organic produce at farmers markets than at supermarkets. Due to this and other factors, 52% more SNAP households shop at farmers markets and from direct marketing farmers today than in 2011.

  • Support healthy communities. Farmers market vendors educate their shoppers. Four out of five farmers selling at markets discuss farming practices with their customers, and three in five discuss nutrition and how to prepare food.

  • Promote sustainability. Three out of every four farmers selling at farmers markets say they use practices consistent with organic standards.

What does Farm-to-table mean? from Wikipedia

Farm-to-table (or farm-to-fork, and in some cases farm-to-school) is a social movement which promotes serving local food at restaurants and school cafeterias, preferably through direct acquisition from the producer (which might be a winery, brewery, ranch, fishery, or other type of food producer which is not strictly a “farm”). This might be accomplished by a direct sales relationship, a community-supported agriculture arrangement, a farmer’s market, a local distributor or by the restaurant or school raising its own food. Farm-to-table often incorporates a form of food traceability (celebrated as “knowing where your food comes from”) where the origin of the food is identified to consumers. Often restaurants cannot source all the food they need for dishes locally, so only some dishes or only some ingredients are labelled as local.

The farm-to-table movement has arisen more or less concurrently with changes in attitudes about food safety, food freshness, food seasonality, and small-farm economics. Advocates and practitioners of the farm-to-table model frequently cite the scarcity of fresh, local ingredients; the poor flavor of ingredients shipped from afar; the poor nutritional integrity of shipped ingredients; the disappearance of small family farms; the disappearance of heirloom and open-pollinated fruits and vegetables; and the dangers of a highly centralized food growing and distribution system as motivators for their decision to adopt a more locavore approach to the food system.

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