Farmers market opens season
by The Press and Standard | May 9, 2019 5:00 am
Last Updated: May 8, 2019 at 12:02 pm
The Colleton Farmers Market got busy May 4.
This year’s season arrived at 9 a.m.
New vendor Jill Chadwick arrived for her first Saturday market day with 20 loaves of her artisan bread. By the end of the first hour, she was down to one loaf, along with some of her scones and breadsticks. Preparing artisan breads for sale represents a career change for Chadwick; she left her post as assistant director of the Colleton Museum in January.
Across the aisle, market vendor veteran Aunt Hazel’s Baked Goods was down to two of her always-in-demand pound cakes.
The vendor space in the covered market was filled. Four vendors, two selling a variety of produce, took up temporary residency in the parking area beside the market. Another vendor selling plants set up shop in the parking lot.
In the tree-canopied over-flow parking lot, a car show was one of the attractions set up to welcome customers back.
In a corner of the covered vendors’ space, Charleston singer-songwriter Joshua Jarman was providing musical accompaniment to the sounds of commerce.
The farmers market is open each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and every Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.