People Watching and Produce at the Charleston Farmers' Market
For many Charlestonians and tourists, every Saturday is spent in Marion Square at the Farmer's Market. Students nursing hangovers wait in line for a crepe at Charleston Crepe Company while farmers from John's and Edisto islands sell their fresh vegetables. Artists sell their work while children play on inflatable slides and a guitar player keeps the crowd entertained. Between the French, Greek, Cajun, Spanish, Italian, Southern, German, and Indian foods on offer, you really can't go wrong. Grab an assortment of foods to try and find a nice spot in the shade to eat and people watch.
By Caroline Eubanks, AFAR Local Expert
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Marion Square is a lovely little park just off of King Street and is surrounded by beautiful churches, statues and architectural buildings. We go on Saturdays to the Farmer's Market they have there during the season. They have tents with local produce, handmade soaps and lotions, ceramics, handmade jewelry and clothes, paintings and photography by local artists and mouth watering foods. Shop awhile then rest under the canopy of trees and listen to music by local musicians while you relax. After that we usually go across the street to the Starbucks right beside the Francis Marion Hotel and get a latte and continue to shop on King Street. They also do a tree lighting ceremony with Christmas entertainers in December.
By Letina Kelly
329 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA