Seasonal Farmers’ Market opens in Mt. Pleasant
April 13, 2012 by Mark
The Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market opened for the season at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in the pavilion on the campus of the Moultrie Middle School.
According to Tracy Richter, the Manager of the Farmers’ Market, there will be a variety of flowers, vegetables and fruits, dips, preserves, pies, breads and other treats. The Market will be open every Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. until dusk from April 10th until October 16th so customers will have many hours to explore all the goods that will be available.
Fresh, locally-grown produce is a keystone of the Market, which is also renowned as a family-friendly event where people in the local community can gather to shop and visit with each other. There are two large pavilions which house food vendors and local farmers, a great deal of green space, an open-air plaza, seating areas and stupendous oak trees in the center of market.
The many farmers at the Market will be available for discussions about how they grow their food and the food vendors will provide more detailed information about their products. The Clemson Extension Master Gardeners will have a cadre of experienced volunteers who can help visitors to the market with their most difficult gardening problems and many community-minded non-profit organizations, such as the Town of Mt. Pleasant Pride Committee, will be on hand to discuss environmental concerns, health, leisure and youth issues. Any Farmers’ Market looking to bring in customers could increase its success by using flyer printing and poster printing to make the public aware that the market is now open and to attract as many people as possible to the market on a weekly basis.