While you really can’t go wrong at any Farmers Markets in Charleston, there’s just something about the vibe of James Island that cannot be beaten! While I do not live on James Island myself, I do make the thirty-minute trek from North Charleston to shop the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market (SBFM) at least once per month.
Sunday Funday just wouldn’t be the same without a family day out in the fresh air, meeting locals, shopping and munching on some of the many food truck offerings the SBFM has to offer!
Located behind Charleston Pour House on Maybank Highway, the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market is a 100% local market dedicated to quality and community. It is also the only farmers market in the area open year-round!
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market and chill
Easy like Sunday Morning isn’t just a song by Lionel Richie. It’s an entire vibe and the reason why Meg Moore, founder of Sunday Brunch Farmers Market, chose that particular day. People are busy on the weekends; Saturdays are devoted to kids’ sports, birthday parties and other family obligations. The relaxed, laid-back vibe of Sunday is the perfect fit for a market centered around family and community.
Moore, farmer, and owner at Dirthugger Farms along with photographer, Adam Chandler, who takes photos for the markets’ social media platforms, can often be found at the market, interacting and laughing with visitors and vendors.
Normally when you hear farmers market, you think just fruits and vegetables, but no, not this one!
At the epicenter of SBFM is a community; it’s not rare to see friends catching up over cocktails or dancing on the Charleston Pour House deck nor is it unusual to witness mini-reunions of former co-workers that haven’t seen each other in months or years. You’ll often overhear snippets of personal conversations and learn bits and pieces of their lives, meet their dogs, (so many cute, adorable pups) and feel just generally welcomed and at home at every turn.
The super-chill vibe of Sunday Brunch Farmers Market could be a result of a few things.
Maybe it’s the 10 a.m. Downward on the Deck. Poho Yoga practice on the deck of the Charleston Pour House happens before the market begins. It could be the cocktails and delicious food truck options or the variety of vendors, and farms represented, that makes this one of our favorite farmers markets in Charleston. Or, maybe it’s Motown Throwdown playing live on the deck, or just a mellow combination of all of this amazingness put together!
Delicious food trucks and treats at the SBFM
Some of our favorite lunch and snack options over the years have included Dashi Asian Fusion, Brava Bowls Acai & Smoothies, The Immortal Lobster and BKed Shop for some of the best doughnuts in the area!
We’re a family that loves our sweets too, so Annie O Love Granola is a new favorite since it’s a healthier, sweet, vegan and gluten-free option. Local chef, Annie Oswald’s cookies are some of our favorites, especially The Lifechanger, a vegan, sugar-free, process-free and soy-free chocolate chunk cookie.
Quirky, fun and local; What a farmers market should be
Recently my adult daughter was perusing the market, looking for just the perfect gift for a co-worker, and discovered Motherland Essentials, handcrafted soaps and body products.
Owner and artisan Andrea Davis sought a way to provide natural organic products for her family that were both accessible and affordable. She’s done just that with her business and now creates these products locally for the community to enjoy.
Depending on the day, you could conceivably buy an entire weeks worth of groceries at Sunday Brunch Farmers Market. Among the vendor tables, you’ll often find farm fresh eggs, oysters and shrimp, meats, fresh greens, fruits and vegetables, local honey, pickles, a variety of cookies and snacks, kombucha, and of course boiled peanuts,
If you’re looking for fun and quirky gifts or items for your home, those options are endless as well. Vinyl records, smudge sticks and oils, glass art, gemstones and rocks, and other talented artisans and crafters set up shop in the back lot of Charleston Pour House.
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market is easily one of our favorite ways to spend a Sunday in Charleston. The sense of community and camaraderie, coupled with the very local, down-to-earth funky-fun vibe, makes it a welcoming and comfortable market that feels like you’re visiting family.
Have you been to the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market? Which Charleston area farmers market is your favorite?