Twice a week throughout the summer, The Market Common opens its doors, so to speak, to an outdoors Farmers Market up and down Deville Street.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and from 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays, a bounty of booths selling local produce, honey, cheese, baked goods, plants and handmade crafts are standing by to give you a taste of homegrown Myrtle Beach. You’ll love the shopping bags of fresh ingredients you’ll walk away with from our Farmers Market. Here are 4 more reasons the Farmers Market benefits one and all!
1. Local Lovin’: Buying from our local farmers means your supporting our local agricultural industry and our local economy. Not to mention, you’re eating local, so you’re eating sustainable foods that require less energy to make and ship.
2. Fresh & Affordable: Forget the organic produce section at the supermarket! Local farmers’ markets like this one allow you to hand-select fresh, ripe, organic produce directly from the farmer – and at a cheaper price. In some cases, you can even talk to the farmer whose hands have grown the produce to learn about his methods, i.e., no pesticides or herbicides.
3. Healthy: Your body will also thank you for shopping and eating seasonally, as grocery store produce is picked before they’ve even ripened. Farmers market fruits and veggies aren’t mass-packed and bagged (removing that risk of e coli).
4. It’s a Community: Farmers markets are fun for the whole family and a sociable way to connect to your local community through Mother Nature. Meet vendors, crafters and farmers, learn about their practices, discover their stories, remember their names.
The Market Common Farmers Market will be open each Wednesday and Saturday through Sept. 28. To mark your calendar, visit our events page.