Produce lovers (and some of us simply seeking to improve our diets) know that the tastiest produce is generally the freshest you can find. And there’s no better way to get the freshest of fruits and vegetables than by going directly to the source.
With plenty of farmers markets found on the Grand Strand, visitors to the Myrtle Beach area don’t have to settle for packaged and/or processed foods — fresh produce is an easily accessible option here. Next time you’re looking for fresh produce during a visit to our stretch of the Carolina coast, head for one of these top farmers markets in the Myrtle Beach area:
Surfside Beach Farmers Market: Found at the corner of Surfside Drive and Willow Drive North in Surfside Beach, this open-air market offers local fruits and vegetables, flowers, jellies, jams, baked goods, seafood, artisan crafts, and more. During its season running from May 7 through October 29, it’s open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read more at waccamawmarkets.org.
Little River Farmers Market: Held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays from May 9 through October 24, this farmers market at 4460 Mineola Avenue in Little River features a range of food and artisanal vendors offering wares such as fruits and vegetables, seafood, flowers and plants, baked goods, local honey, jams and jellies, and artisanal crafts such as soaps and body care products, wood crafts, and agricultural products. To learn more, visit littleriverchamber.org.
North Myrtle Beach Farmers Market: Held in the pavilion located directly across 1st Avenue South from the North Myrtle Beach Library (address: 925 1st Avenue South, North Myrtle Beach), this farmers market is held on Mondays from May 6 through October 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Offerings available include fruits and vegetables, flowers, baked goods, seafood, jellies and jams, and artisan crafts. Visit waccamawmarkets.org to learn more.
Conway Farmers Market: Held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays in May 4 through October 26 at the corner of Laurel Street and 2nd Avenue in historic downtown Conway, this market attracts vendors selling fresh and local produce, arts and crafts, jams and jellies, baked goods, flowers, seafood, and more. For more information, visit the Conway Farmers Market’s Facebook page.
The Market Common Farmers Market: Held on spring and summer Wednesdays (from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.) and Saturdays (from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) from May 4 through September 28 at Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment hot spot The Market Common, this farmers market sees vendors line Deville Street and the median on Howard Avenue to sell their farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as baked goods, seafood, flowers and other plants, jams and jellies, artisan crafts, and more. Visit The Market Common’s website for more info on hours and location.
Georgetown Farmers Market: Held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays in May through October, this farmers market at 122 Screven Street in historic Georgetown features local fruit and vegetables, local honey, syrup and jams, deli meats, handmade botanical soaps and lotions, artisan crafts, flowers and plants, and more. Visit agriculture.sc.gov to learn more.
With so many farmers markets to visit on the Grand Strand, you’ll have no trouble finding some fresh flavors that’ll both please the family and keep them fueled with healthy foods. Further, with a range of accommodations that includes numerous units equipped with fully furnished kitchens, you can cook up a fresh-made meal right in your Caribbean Resort & Villas room during your beach vacation. Book your oceanfront getaway at Caribbean Resort & Villas in Myrtle Beach today, and come see why the Grand Strand is such a popular destination for beach-lovers and foodies alike.