The South Carolina State Farmers Market sells a full line of fresh fruit and vegetables to both wholesale and retail customers. Produce available there includes beets, citrus, greens, onions, strawberries, squash, and sweet potatoes.
In North Carolina, agriculture is the largest economic driver, said Ronnie Best, market manager at the Raleigh Farmers Market in North Carolina.
“Three million people a year pass through our market to buy our plants, flowers, tomatoes, peaches, strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, potatoes, squash, cucumbers, and peppers.”
Raleigh’s market has gained so much traffic a new street is being added to help alleviate congestion, and another building is under construction to accommodate vendors, scheduled for completion this fall.
All the terminal markets in North and South Carolina are run by their respective states, and all are open to the public.
Terminal and Farmers Markets (all run by the state and open to the public)
Western North Carolina Farmers Market
Address: 570 Brevard Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: 828 253-1691
Raleigh Farmers Market
Address: 1201 Agriculture St, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919 733-7417
Greenville State Farmers Market
Address: 1354 Rutherford Rd, Greenville, SC 29609
Phone: 864 244-4023
South Carolina State Farmers Market
Address: 3483 Charleston Hwy, West Columbia, SC 29172
Phone: 803 737-4664
This is an excerpt from the most recent Produce Blueprints quarterly journal. Click here to read the full version.