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How to support local farmers in the COVID-19 era

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This conversation was written by Maggie Vickrey, CHStoday’s digital media intern.

With farmers markets postponing their spring openings and supply chains shifting due to restaurant closures, we’ve received an overwhelming number of requests from readers who are searching for ways to obtain local goods and support local agriculture.

Lucky for us, our Lowcountry farmers, farmers market organizers and restaurants have produced innovative ways to continue to support the community in a time where access to nutritious food is crucial. Without reciprocated support, the livelihood of your favorite farmers could be negatively affected.

Here are some ways you can check items off your grocery list while #SupportingLocalFarms.

Delivery

Community Supported Grocery

  • Offers a rotating list of produce, dry goods, meat, and eggs. Check here for this week’s list.
  • Delivery schedule:
    • Wednesday deliveries to N. Charleston, West Ashley, Hanahan, James Island, Johns Island + Folly Island
    • Friday deliveries to Downtown, Daniel Island, Mt. Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island + IOP
  • Sign up here to be put on the first come first, served waiting list
  • $1-5 delivery charge depending on location

Baguette Magic’s Bag-ettes

  • Offers produce, bread, eggs & meat
  • Order here
  • Delivery schedule:
    • Wednesdays – Downtown, West Ashley, N. Charleston, Hanahan
    • Thursdays – Mt. Pleasant + Daniel Island
    • Fridays – Folly Island + James Island
    • Saturdays- Johns Island & James Island
    • Sundays- Summerville
  • $40 order minimum

Legare Farms

  • Offers produce, meat, jellies, pickles. See full list of items here.
  • Delivery schedule:
    • Tuesdays- Johns Island & James Island
    • Wednesdays- West Ashley
    • Thursdays-North Charleston & Hanahan
    • Fridays- Mt. Pleasant
  • Orders must be received by 6 p.m. the day before
  • Ordering instructions can be found here.
  • Minimum $25 per order
  • $5 delivery fee
  • Pick up option available on Fridays 1-6 p.m. at 2620 Hanscombe Point Rd., Johns Island

Bee City Honey

  • Offers honey, beeswax, bee pollen products
  • Order online for delivery

Pick-up

Mt. Pleasant Essential Goods Farmers Market

Port Royal Farmers Market

  • Offers produce, Seafood, Beef, Eggs, Bread, BBQ, Cheese, Honey & Plants
  • Saturdays 9-11 a.m.
  • Located at 600 Paris Ave, Port Royal 29935
  • Pre-order for pickup only
  • Sign up for weekly emails to receive vendor contact info and order forms

Rosebank Farms

  • Offers produce, seafood, & honey. See full list here.
  • Everyday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Located at 4362 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy., Johns Island
  • Pre-order for pickup by email. Find detailed instructions here.

Sea Island Farmers Market

  • Offers produce, meat, dairy, baked goods, honey. Check here for the weekly vendor list.
  • Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Located at 2024 Academy Rd., Johns Island
  • Pre-order option available online via vendor list

Sunday Brunch Farmers Market

  • Offers produce, dry-goods, eggs, meat, honey. Check here for the weekly vendor list.
  • Sundays 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Located in the Pour House Parking lot, 1977 Maybank Hwy
  • Drive-thru style
  • Pre-order option available online via vendor list
  • Pre-pay encouraged

The Twenty Bag at Rooting Down Farms

  • Includes an assortment of locally grown veggies.
  • Menu shared every Monday at 12 p.m., orders close every Wednesday at 12 p.m. or once sold out. Order here. Note: This week’s bags are already sold out
  • Pick up from one of several local drop-off spots around every Thursday.

R & R Acres

  • Offers honey, eggs & pork. See full list of items here.
  • Preorder for pickup at farm or farmers market via email or Facebook message
  • Located at 124 R and R Acres Trail, Jamestown

Summerville Essential Goods Farmers Market

  • Saturdays 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Summerville Town Hall parking lot
  • Will replace the Summerville Farmers Market, now until further notice
  • Vendors include:
    • Gruber Farms (Vegetables & Fruit)
    • Wishbone Heritage Farms (Eggs & Meat)
    • Cypress Hill Farm (Produce)
    • Sunny Cedars Farm (Various Meat Products)
    • Freeman Produce (Produce)
    • Three Oaks Farm (Eggs, Meat, Milk & Produce)
    • Shuler Peach Company (Strawberries & Peaches)
    • Turner’s Farm Fresh (Milk, ice cream, eggs, cheese)

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