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EASLEY FARMERS MARKET
Many area farmers markets are organized and operated by groups of people committed to bringing the community together to support our local food systems. They often work with their respective cities, but operate as independently as any other small business. The Easley Farmers Market is on the short list of exceptions to this rule.
Every Saturday morning during market season, the parking lot in front of City Hall comes to life. With the organizational and financial resources of the City of Easley, the farmers market is perfectly executed and surprisingly large for such a small community.
It has been voted the best produce market in Pickens County and with the wide variety of local farms in attendance it’s easy to see why. The parking lot of City Hall nearly overflows with vendors, and the selection is impressive. There are enough local vendors selling crafts, jewelry, soaps, oils and even clothing that the Easley Farmers Market can almost serve as a one stop shopping destination for all your household needs on any given Saturday.
Like A.A.F.F.A.’s market in Anderson, live music and cooking and crafting demonstrations are also staples of the Easley Farmers Market. The Starving Artist Café also sets up shop to offer breakfast and lunch for market guests.
Easley opened their market season with their annual Spring Fling, with an astounding 82 booths in operation at the kickoff event. With this type of growth and turnout, it is only a matter of time before the City of Easley is going to have to equip City Hall with a bigger parking lot.
For more information on all the farmers markets around the Upstate, please check out our complete guide online at www.edibleupcountry.com
Easley Farmers Market
205 N. 1st St.
April 11–October 3