August is Farmers Market Month in S.C.

SIX MILE — Local farmers market vendors are asking everyone to come celebrate Farmers Market Month in August by shopping at a farmers market in your community.

Six Mile Town Councilman James Atkinson stated that “we are very pleased with the results of our Six Mile Farmers Depot farmers market this year during its first season of operation. We invite everyone to attend our market Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. for a selection of goat milk products, fruits, vegetables and other locally grown products directly from the local producer to your table. Our market is located in the old fire station, so rain or shine our vendors are here.”

Governor Nikki Haley has again proclaimed August as Farmers Market Month in South Carolina. Farmers Market Month is an extension of National Farmers Market Week, which runs August 4-10, and celebrates farmers markets as critical food hubs that bolster regional economies, while increasing access to nutritious foods.

Here in South Carolina (and nationwide) local farmers markets have grown in popularity as more people are looking for, and buying locally-grown produce and agricultural products. Today there are more than 120 community-based farmers markets located across the state, as well as the three State Farmers Markets located in West Columbia, Florence, and Greenville. Farmers Markets are not only a way to connect with the farmers who grow our foods, but a fun family outing and offer activities for all ages.

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