Sep 08 2015

Buy Organic

Fresh organic food is an important addition to many of our diets, and there are ways to purchase good, healthy organic fare locally. In an effort to promote local sustainability, we have collected a list of places for you to buy items on your grocery list while also making shopping fun. Here are a few places you can go to get organic fruits, vegetables, as well as plants for gardening!

The Village Market by Harris Teeter at Freshfields
The Village Market is located inside Freshfields, and they outsource from local farmers for a select amount of fresh vegetables. Finding squash, okra and tomatoes is common, and they also have a nice stock of organic vegetables from other areas. This is a convenient source for some basic and delicious varieties from vendors on Johns Island.

Johns Island Farmers Market
The Farmers Market offers a huge variety of options for your kitchen. Started by Frasier Block and Blue Laughters (yes, that is her real name), their mission is to bring local farmers and the community together. With the belief of “Build It, And They Will Come”, their vision has been remarkable! Farmers from Irish Farms, Joseph Fields Farm, Holy City Farm, M.C. Cannon and more bring huge varieties of sweet corn, onions, tomatoes, cabbage, pumpkins, cucumber and other fresh vegetables and fruits to choose from. Fresh eggs, raw milk, goat milk, meats, seafood and even organic pet food can be found at the market. Depending on the season and time of year, you might even find fresh peanut butter, homemade pastas, hand crafted jewelry, and breads right out of the oven. The desires of the owners are clear. You can find almost anything at the Farmer’s Market, and you’ll be supporting local businesses too. To shop at the market, head out to 3546 Maybank Highway on Saturdays from 9-1pm. Plan to grab some lunch from the food trucks while you’re there.

Stono Market
The Stono Market, with organic produce supplied by the Ambrose Family Farm,is located at 842 Main Road. The hours are M-F from 9-6pm and Saturdays from 9-5pm. The Tomato Shed Cafe is open from 11-2:30pm and offers lunch. The Market is open year round and has a complete stock of fruits and veggies from which to choose. One unique feature at Stono Market is the option to buy into Ambrose’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. Choose what size package you’re interested in and receive a box of fresh seasonal goodies weekly. Collards, peas, potatoes, melons and more.

Charleston Petal Pushers dba Main Road Farmers Market
At the end of Main Road near Savannah Highway, you’ll find a quaint 3,000 square food tent market offering all types of locally grown plants, cut flowers, fresh veggies, and more. Stop by any day and peruse the offerings found at this neat little corner market at 155 Main Road. Fresh eggs, raw milk, and clean organic foods are how they are best known. Shop their large inventory of honey, jams, jellies, and other jars of homemade delights while picking up some needed items for your fridge. Their hours are M-F from 11-6pm, Saturday from 9-6pm, and Sunday from 11-5p

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