When the news hit social media that the Johns Island Farmers Market was closing, there was a lot of concern about how loyal shoppers were going to get amazing local vegetables, eggs, and meat. Luckily, the regular vendors had united together to create Sea Island Farmers Market. The leaders of this movement are familiar faces because they are the owners of Two Fat Cooks.
Two Fat Cooks has some of the most amazing scones, cookies, and pies. Their pimento cheese scones are the best in town! Two Fat Cooks co-owners, Eric Rogers and Kristy Bialas are excited for this new approach to a farmers market and are ready to “get right back into the swing of things.” They are grateful for all of the lessons they have learned as regular vendors at the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market and their years at the Johns Island Farmers Market. Their leadership has made the closing of the Johns Island Farmers Market to the opening of the Sea Island Farmers Market a positive change!
Good vendors are key to a successful farmers market and having vendors vested in running the market as a whole will lead to better customer experience. The regular vendors will be ready to sell fresh produce, eggs, meat, flowers, bread, and so much more on February 1 at the GRAND OPENING of the Sea Island Farmers Market.
Local vegetables will be available from Fireant, Kindlewood, Island Produce, and G&S Produce. Eggs and meat are available from Wishbone Heritage, Thaddeus, and Johnson Family Farm.
The other kitchen essentials such as Charleston Spice Company, Counter Cheese Caves, Olinda Olives, Smart Eats Bread, The Blissful Whisk, R&R Honey, The Mini Cakery will also be available every Saturday.
Want to indulge in some pure deliciousness? Sample pecan milk from Carya Pecan Milk, grab some jam from Fruit Creations by Jestine or Pat’s Painted Rocks and do not forget the unique traditionally prepared bread from Halfcrown Bakehouse.
Feeling a little under the weather? Stock up on local seasonal elderberry from R&D Naturals, foraged herb tinctures from Out of the Weeds, and kombucha from Boochlab.
There are also great vendors for unique gifts, jewelry, and skincare. And do not forget about your four-legged family members: Pet wants, Pink House Pups and Malted Mutts have you covered! This farmers market literally has something for everyone, there will also be a variety of food trucks available every Saturday.
The vendors and customers have enjoyed the parking and the beauty of the Charleston Collegiate School campus, and Kristy has been impressed by the overwhelming support from the staff at the school. Charleston Collegiate school works hard to build relationships in the community and believes in the importance of local farming along with entrepreneurship.
Kristy Bialas is going to continue the mission of bringing in only local farmers and manufacturers. This ensures customers that they are truly supporting local farms. Approximately 30-40 vendors have committed to Sea Island Farmers Market, and they are still taking vendor and food truck applications on their website.
Find your favorite vendor Saturday, February 1, from 9:30-1:30.
What is the address of the farmers market? 2024 Academy Rd, Johns Island, SC 29455. Follow the Charleston Collegiate School signs
What are the times and dates of the farmers’ market? Saturdays 9:30am-1:30pm
Is the market seasonal or year-round? All year long!
Is there parking? Yes! There is plenty of parking on the paved side of the school and in front of the market on the gravel lot.
Will there be any changes to the setup or the grounds of the farmers market? Over time the vendors of Sea Island Farmers Market plan to make the ground more walkable which will help parents with strollers!
Are you accepting new vendors or food trucks? Yes, applications are available on the website
Are community groups, education tables, or charity partnerships supported? Absolutely! Contact the farmers market off of the website