Culture: Food – Fresh Farmers Markets in the South and East
When exploring any city, I love to head over to the local farmers market. It’s always a great way to a flavor of the local scene as well as pick up some delicious bites to eat. Here are some must-see farmers markets along the eastern seaboard!
Charleston Farmers Market – Charleston, South Carolina
Located in the heart of the historic district in Marion Square, the Charleston Farmers Market supports Lowcountry farmers and growers, artisans and crafters, live performers and community groups. From locally grown produce to Southern specialties, residents from the entire Lowcountry region and tourists alike enjoy this farmers market tradition.
The Market at Pepper Place – Birmingham, Alabama
Serving the area for over 15 years, Pepper Place Farmers Market provides a community for local family farmers and the people of Birmingham to come together. From delicious herbs and berries in the summer season, to squashes and greens for the holidays, the Market offers incredibly fresh foods from April through December.
Crescent City Farmers Market – New Orleans, Louisiana
This 20 year old market celebrates the personality, flavors and zest of the New Orleans people and community. From local produce farmers to fisheries, the Crescent City Farmers Market offers residents and tourists alike fresh ingredients along side local culture and NOLA culinary favorites.
Union Square Greenmarket – New York City, New York
Located at Broadway and 17th Street in Manhattan, the Union Square Greenmarket operates several days a week providing city dwellers, chefs and tourists with local farm produce and products. From fresh fruits and berries in the summer to winter squashes and greens, the Union Square Greenmarket is the perfect oasis in the middle of an urban jungle.