Where to Go and What to Get Around the Upstate

Where to Go and What to Get Around the Upstate

By Brett Barest / Photography By Brian Kelley | August 28, 2015
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easley farmers market
The Easley Farmers Market is one summons to City Hall we are always excited about.

At The Market

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
City Hall
205 N. 1st St.
Saturdays 8am–noon
April 11–October 3

timms mill
walker century farms
panola pepper's sauces
shem creek seafood
Photo 1: Stone ground grits from Timms Mill just down the road in Pendleton are local as it gets.
Photo 2: Grass-fed, grass-finished and guaranteed to be delicious when it comes from Walker Century Farms.
Photo 3: Panola Pepper’s sauces light up your morning…And Donny Simmons does not miss a day at the market to serve up the heat!
Photo 4: Who can say no to fresh-caught Carolina shrimp from Shem Creek Seafood?
handmade dish towels
shoppers in upstate
Photo 1: Brighten up your kitchen with handmade dish towels from local artists.
Photo 2: Shoppers take it all in on a sunny Saturday morning.
local artisan demos
Demonstrations by local artisans are always a treat.
farmers market
easley's herb and earth
easley farmers market
Photo 1: It is hard not to be this happy on a Saturday morning at the market.
Photo 2: All natural soaps and other products from Easley’s Herb & Earth.
Article from Edible Upcountry at http://edibleupcountry.ediblecommunities.com/shop/where-go-and-what-get-around-upstate
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