Chesterfield-Marlboro Economic Opportunity Council Director, Samuel D. Bass, said, "The market not only helps promote the local farmers, but aids the community with the access of being able to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, with some being organically grown."
Thomas Smith, a local producer at the market, said that the market opened in June of this year with only two local farmers participating. Today, the count has risen to five, according to Smith. "On Saturday, there was plenty of shelled and unshelled peas, okra, watermelons, apples, pears, fresh sweet potatoes, and some straw cornstalks for fall yard decorations," added Thomas.
For more information or to become a vendor at the Cheraw Farmer's Market, contact Samuel D. Bass at the Chesterfield-Marlboro EOC Office