The mission of the KCFM is to provide fresh, local, in-season South Carolina grown products to consumers. By providing a central location for Kershaw county and South Carolina growers and producers to connect and market directly with consumers, citizens gain a local alternative to corporate food production. The main objective of the KCFM is to support existing, and encourage new, small independent South Carolina growers and producers. Additionally, it is the purpose of the KCFM to provide a community gathering space for residents and visitors of Kershaw County.
KCFM TipsSpring is in full bloom at the market thanks to all the rain. No matter the weather, you can count on the Kershaw County Farmers Market to open. When it rains and you stay away, it causes our farmers to lose a lot. According to estimates, farmers canlose up to 50% of their business when it rains or the weather turns inclement. Unlike the big chain grocery stores, farmers can not make up the difference in the days following.
The farmers market is more than a place to exchange cash for goods. It is a place to build relationships and support small business at the same time. Here we are closer to the producers, making us responsible and concerned for their success. We then become co-producers, an important and necessary link in the process of providing safe, sustainable and affordable food for everyone.
If you are committed to supporting your local farmers, consider coming to the market on rainy days. It may not be as fun as shopping under clear Carolina blue skies, but look at it this way, the crowds will be smaller and your farmer will be most grateful for your support.
It's that time for ...
Right now, the juicy berries are in season along with Asparagus, Beets, Cabbage, Cilantro, Green Onions, Leeks, Oriental Veggies, Mixed leafy greens, Parsley, and Radishes. You can check out a complete list of produce availability on our website or click here.
Make Sure to Eat Your Veggies This Week:
April 21-27th is US Veg Week, a weeklong celebration exploring the many benefits of vegetarian eating for our health, planet and animals.
Learn more about USVegWeek 2014 or to take the pledge go to:http://usvegweek.com/
We are currently booking entertainment for the 2014 market season.
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