Never Skip a Chance to Visit a Great Summer Farmers’ Market

One of the greatest creations of our time might be the farmers’ market.

 

That’s an exaggeration. But aficionados of these farm-to-consumer marketplaces can vouch for it. You likely have favorites back home. So why not have a few when you visit Myrtle Beach, too?

 

Here’s a list of popular farmers’ markets on the Grand Strand.

Tips for Shopping at a Farmers’ Market

All this produce, so little time. Savvy shoppers share their secrets to maximizing the farmers’ market experience.

  1. Buy in bulk

You’ll get the best deals on what’s at its harvest peak, and it’ll challenge you to try many recipes to use it. You can freeze most leftovers for future use.

  1. Walk it first

Check it all out before busting out your wallet, to see what’s available and at what prices. Bigger markets will have an information booth with maps.

  1. Talk to the vendors

You get to know who you’re buying from, so ask questions about their wares and even values. They’re happy to share their story.

Don’t Pass on These Summer Farmers’ Markets

Fresh foods, locally sourced. Sounds like the beginning of some great meals you can make at your resort on your getaway.

1. Myrtle's Market

You’ll find great fresh produce at Myrtle’s Market, with some of the best local tomatoes you’ll find. It’s not a huge space, but it has everything you need. It’s one spot you’ll want to visit each time you’re in Myrtle Beach.

2. Waccamaw Market Cooperative

It’s a beautiful space with seven locations on the Grand Strand. Waccamaw Market Cooperative locations are convenient. You’ll find easy parking, and always a fun shop. This one is in Rainbow Harbor, and you can find work from local artisans and ready-to-eat food here, too.

3. Myrtle Beach Produce

Try boiled peanuts at Myrtle Beach Produce — if you’ve never had them, this is the place to try them! You’ll find interesting inventory here and some good old-time southern produce-stand vibes. Close to Broadway at the Beach, it’s great for local honey, Amish soaps and lotions, fruit ciders, and more.

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4. North Myrtle Beach Farmers Market

The sellers at North Myrtle Beach Farmers Market are among the most engaging in the area. Besides excellent produce and honey, you’ll find one-of-a-kind jewelry, too. Prices are great, and you’ll see some of the region’s best-looking produce for sale here.

5. Surfside Farmers Market

Wonderful selection and friendly folks. Notice a trend? Surfside Farmers Market is a delight for the senses. Take in the aroma of soaps and oils along with fresh fruits. Look out for tomato plants to take home and grow, and dog treats for your four-legged friends.

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Retreat to Compass Cove Resort After You Shop

After shopping at farmers’ markets, return to comfort and a view at Compass Cove Resort. It’s in a terrific spot on the Grand Strand, with friendly staff and great rates. Check out specials going on right now, and pick a room with a full kitchen to cook and bake with your new finds! Plan your next stay today.

 

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