Clemson Farmers Market to host First Friday events

CLEMSON — Get your Independence Day weekend off to a great start at the Clemson Farmers Market this Friday, July 1. The market is open rain or shine from 3-6 p.m. at the Patrick Square Village Green at 578 Issaqueena Trail in Clemson.

More than 30 vendors will offer fresh, locally grown produce, fresh-picked blackberries, blueberries and peaches, local honey, farm-fresh eggs, goats milk products, fresh-baked breads and goodies, beef, pork and chicken, granola, kimchi, boiled peanuts, handmade candles, natural bath and body products, and handmade arts and crafts.

From 3-6 p.m., the market will be open with vendor demonstrations and product sampling. There will be free market shopping bags compliments of AgSouth Farm Credit. There will also be a giant inflatable for the kids provided by Patrick Square.

From 3:30-5:30 p.m., enjoy music at the market at the Village Green Pavilion. All are asked to bring a lawn chair to relax in and enjoy the upbeat sounds of Larry Williams and Friends.

Market partners are the city of Clemson, Patrick Square and the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce.

Market sponsors include AgSouth Farm Credit, Baptist Easley Hospital, Clemson Area Transit (CAT), Clemson Downs, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – Clemson (OLLI), and Rick Erwin’s – Clemson.

For a complete market schedule, vendor information or directions, visit