If you are looking to live a healthier lifestyle, the Cheraw Farmers Market may be your first step. Now officially open for the season, the area’s local farmers are offering farm-fresh, healthy vegetables and fruits three times a week.
A recent report states that South Carolina is the eighth most obese state in the country, with Chesterfield County leading the way statewide with an obesity rate of more than 30 percent. However, eating local unprocessed fruits and vegetables prepared in a healthy manner will greatly benefit the health of local residents.
Located on Front Street, across from Old St. David’s Church in downtown Cheraw, the market is open Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The market’s Grand Opening is scheduled for Saturday, June 16.
“All local vegetable growers are invited to come to the market on these days and bring produce to sell,” said Grady Sampson of the Clemson Extension Service. “We typically have a nice selection of vendors at the market, and everyone is urged to come out and support the market and its local growers.”
New vendors interested in participating in the Cheraw Farmers Market should contact Sampson at email@example.com (Note that Sampson’s email address does not contain a “n” in his name).