Farmers Market returning to Marion Square with ‘essentials’ Sept. 26


The Charleston market has operated at The Joe since the spring | Photo by Jonathan Mast on Unsplash

The Charleston Farmers Market will move its “essentials-only” market from Joseph P. Riley Park to Marion Square starting Saturday, Sept. 26.

Scott Watson — director of cultural affairs for the city of Charleston, which runs the market — said the move to Marion Square, where the market has taken place in past years, will allow for the addition of more farmers and growers. It will still be without prepared food vendors, entertainment and other activities.

“There will be a one-direction flow, we’ll keep count and the farmers will be pulling in with their trucks to provide some hard social distancing barriers,” Watson said.

The West Ashley Farmers Market, which is also operated by the city, will move from Ackerman Park to the the intersection of the West Ashley Greenway and Farmfield Avenue beginning Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The city is moving venues due to the resumption of weekend athletics at Ackerman Park. Free parking will be available at the Charleston Tennis Center, located across the street at 19 Farmfield Ave.  

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