Guide to Charleston Area Farmer’s Markets

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We love our farmer’s markets.? Fresh produce, homemade food and drinks, live music, handmade soaps, honey, smiles, clothes and so much more.? It is a lifestyle in the Lowcountry and a weekly event we love to share with neighbors and loved ones.? We love them so much that we nearly have one every day of the week and most area municipalities.

Here is a short guide to help you know when and where to get your farmer’s market on in the Lowcountry

Charleston Area Farmer’s Market Guide

Charleston Farmer’s Market – Marion Square, Charleston, SC – Every Saturday from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The Workshop – 1503 King Street, Charleston, SC – Every Saturday from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Year Round – Indoor)

Lowcountry Farmer’s Market at Tanger Outlets4840 Tanger Outlet Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29418 – Every Saturday at 9:00 AM (March 16 – December 19, 2019)

West Ashley Farmer’s Market – Ackerman Park, 55 Sycamore Avenue, West Ashley, SC – Every Wednesday from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Hanahan Farmer’s Market – 1601 Eagle Landing Blvd, Hanahan, SC – Thursdays from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Folly Beach Farmer’s Market – Folly River Park, Folly Beach, SC – Every Monday from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

John’s Island Farmer’s Market – 2024 Academy Road, John’s Island, SC (New Location for 2017) – Every Saturday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

James Island Sunday Brunch Farmer’s Market – 1977 Maybank Highway (Behind The Pour House), James Island, SC – Every Sunday from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Isle of Palms Farmer’s Market – 1 14th Avenue, Isle of Palms, South Carolina 29451 – Every Thursday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

James Island Farmers Market – The Town Market on James Island – 871 Fort Johnson Rd (The James Island Youth Soccer Club Fields) Year round – Every Saturday 9:00 AM -1:00 PM

Daniel Island Farmer’s Market – Seven Farms Drive (In Front of Volvo Cup Arena) – Every Thursday from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Mount Pleasant Farmer’s Market – Farmers Market Pavilion on Coleman Boulevard (Moultrie Middle School), Mount Pleasant, SC – Every Tuesday from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM

North Charleston Farmer’s Market – Felix C Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston, SC – Every Thursday from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Sullivan’s Island Farmer’s Market – 1921 I’On Avenue (In Front of Poe Library) – Every Thursday from 2:30 PM – 7:00 PM – April 4 – June 27

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Mount Pleasant, SC Seeks Public Input for Shem Creek Area Management Plan

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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (March 28, 2019) – The Town of Mount Pleasant Shem Creek Study Advisory Committee is seeking public input as it works to develop a special area management plan for Shem Creek.

Public input is collected through the use of comment cards available on the Town’s website. The comment cards feature three questions with space for additional comments and must be submitted to Community and Government Affairs Chief Lauren Sims no later than Wednesday, April 17.

The next Shem Creek Study Advisory Committee meeting will take place on April 17, followed by a final public input meeting on May 21. The committee expects to have a draft report of the Shem Creek Area Management Plan sent to Town Council by late summer for their consideration.

The Shem Creek Area Management Plan was borne out of the desire by the Shem Creek Study Advisory Committee to determine appropriate actions to preserve the future of Shem Creek, an iconic working creek that is a valuable cultural and economic resource to the Town and its citizens.

The group’s mission is to preserve, promote, and protect the unique history, nature, and economy of the Shem Creek Study Area and maintain the character of it as a working creek. 

More information about the Shem Creek Study Advisory Committee and the Shem Creek Area Inventory and Baseline Data Report may be found on the Town’s website here.

Charleston Cars & Coffee (Every Saturday, 8 AM) – Mount Pleasant Towne Center (In Front of Atlanta Bread)

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A bunch of car and motorcycle enthusiasts that meet up every Saturday around 8AM at the Mount Pleasant Towne Centre in front of Atlanta Bread Company.

Mission:

Establishing a weekly meeting place for car enthusiasts in the Charleston, SC area.

Currently meeting every Saturday at 0800 at the Mount Pleasant Towne Centre (in front of Atlanta Bread Company).

Description:

A place for car enthusiasts of any marque to share information and plan events in the Charleston, SC area.

It’s a Family Affair – The Main Squeeze in Mount Pleasant provides fresh and healthy dining options

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By Mark A. Leon

In Mount Pleasant, placed inside the eclectic shopping and dining carnival of Belle Hall Shopping Center, is a delightful spot where a family has created an environment committed to the goal of health and wellness while providing an incredible dining experience.

Fresh juices, smoothies, Acai bowls, avocado toast, fresh hummus, wheatgrass shots and wraps are on the menu, but the secret ingredient is an extension of the lifestyle and love brought to the customers by Dana and Anthony Collins, the visionaries behind the family owned The Main Squeeze in Mount Pleasant, S.C.? Five years ago Dana and Anthony opened their business in Belle Hall Shopping Center.? Shortly after, their daughter joined the family business and today, they continue to provide refreshing offerings, a smile and a commitment to nutrition and wellness.

As Mother and daughter served up acai with all the toppings, hummus and avocado, they shared stories of a family raised on healthy values focused on nutrition, exercise and maintenance of a lifestyle that promotes energy and positivity.? It has been this lifelong passion that is the formula for success at The Main Squeeze.

With a carefully developed tapestry of fresh local fruits and vegetables and a lot of love, The Main Squeeze is keeping Mount Pleasant and beyond on a constant health kick.

The menu is simple, customized to your needs and always guaranteed to be delicious.? You best watch out because they may ask a few wellness based trivia questions to keep you on your toes.

Don’t worry parents, bring the kids.? They have a few things to keep them entertained during their stay.

Whether you are in the mood for Peanut-butter banana wrap, black been hummus wrap, avocado toast or an acai bowl, you appetite will be met with no sign of guilt.

If a liquid diet is more your speed, you can choose from their signature smoothies, classic selections or create your own.

With this commitment to freshness, incredible prices and a family that truly cares about your well-being, you can’t go wrong with The Main Squeeze.? Watch out, you may become a regular and perhaps part of the family.

Operating Hours

Sunday 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Store Location:? 656-C Long Point Rd, Mt Pleasant, South Carolina?

 

 

 

 

 

Wando High School Marching Band Places Sixth in the Nation

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The Wando Marching Band made history with its best finish ever in the Bands of America Grand National Championships this weekend, coming in sixth place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Grand National Championships is recognized as the premier marching band event in the nation.

The field competition featured 108 bands in preliminary competition on Thursday and Friday, with 37 bands advancing to semifinals during the day on Saturday. Twelve bands advanced to the finals on Saturday evening, and Wando placed sixth among with a score of 93.95 (the Warrior’s highest score ever in the Grand National Championships).

This is Wando High School’s fifth appearance at Grand Nationals and Wando’s fifth year making it to the finals. Only two other bands from South Carolina participated in the championships this year, Fort Mill High School and Nation Ford High School.

The title for Wando’s show this year was “By a Thread,” which was based on the works of Alexander Calder. Senior, Davis Ginn, was proud of his final performance as a Wando Warrior.

“We had three amazing performances, and most of the groups who placed ahead of us have won a national championship,” explained Ginn. “We are very proud of our performances at Grand Nationals & proud to represent Wando and the state of South Carolina.”

The Wando Band faced several obstacles this season, from Hurricane Florence taking away a week’s worth of rehearsals to Tropical Storm Michael stealing a day right before this competition. Before their first regional championship win in school history, the speaker system malfunctioned, and the band had to perform with no electronics for the entire show. They persevered and won the entire competition.

The Warriors dealt with adversity again on the way to Grand Nationals. The prop truck broke down in Kentucky (5 hours from Indianapolis), so the band had to rehearse without any props, tubas, percussion, or color guard flags before the preliminary performance. Fortunately, the truck arrived shortly before the band took the field.

Photo courtesy of Jenny Gil Photography

TICKETS ON SALE NOW for the 36th Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival at Boone Hall Plantation: January 27, 2019

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (October 3, 2018) – On January 27, 2019, the Charleston Restaurant Foundation invites guests to head to Boone Hall Plantation for the world’s largest oyster festival- the 36th Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival. Tickets are now available for purchase online at www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com/oyster-fest/.

A tribute to the mighty mollusk, the Lowcountry Oyster Festival will feature over 80,000 pounds of oysters, in addition to a variety of food options from local restaurants and food trucks. Event highlights include the legendary “Oyster Shucking” and “Oyster Eating” contests, live music on the main stage, local wine and beer, and the Pluff-a-Pallooza Children’s Area.

“We can’t wait to welcome the world’s largest oyster festival back to Boone Hall Plantation on January 27,” shares Charleston Restaurant Foundation President Jonathan Kish. “One of the most highly anticipated culinary events of the year, the Oyster Festival is always a memorable experience for both visitors and locals alike.”

The Lowcountry Oyster Festival runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $17.50 in advance online and $25 the day of the event. Children ten and under are free with paying adult. VIP tickets are $100 through Dec. 31 and $125 starting Jan. 1, which include admission to the VIP tent for unlimited oysters, food and beverages. There is no charge for general parking.

The festival is a rain or shine event. No pets, coolers or outside food and beverages will be allowed. Oyster knives and gloves will be available for purchase. Boone Hall Plantation is located at 1235 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464. There are two entrances into the event: the main Boone Hall entrance off Long Point Road and the entrance off Highway 17.

The Lowcountry Oyster Festival is a charity fundraiser.

For more information and to join the #LowcountryOysterFest conversation, follow on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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United Soccer Academy Announces New Field Development & Expansion in Mount Pleasant

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Mount Pleasant, S.C. (Sept. 5, 2018) – United Soccer Academy, a leading youth soccer organization in South Carolina, is pleased to announce new field space to meet the needs of the club’s growth in the Charleston region.

Scheduled for completion in 2019, the first phase of the Guerins Bridge Soccer Complex will house four new fields, a pavilion, club office and parking lot. Additional field expansion to an existing facility in the Old Village of Mount Pleasant will help make way for Sweet Feet, a new recreational program for 4-7 year-olds.

“These projects are important because they give our club long-term field space in the central Mount Pleasant area as well as the ability to build our own complex at Guerins Bridge” said United Soccer Academy Club Executive Director Matt Job. “Since our tournament players come from a wide geographic area, we also expect to attract new visitors to experience the area’s wonderful hospitality.”

The first phase of the Guerins Bridge Soccer Complex will be located on 12 acres at the corner of U.S. Highway 17 and Guerins Bridge Road. In addition to the new complex, United Soccer Academy currently holds programs at 10 locations across Mount Pleasant, James Island and downtown Charleston. Current boys and girls programs range from tournaments to leagues and training for juniors between the age of 4 and 18.

About United Soccer Academy Mount Pleasant

An affiliate of the U.S. Soccer Federation and U.S. Club Soccer, United Soccer Academy Mount Pleasant is a leader in youth soccer development, offering unparalleled coaching, training and league play. With an inclusive approach that focuses on the “natural” game of soccer, players are allowed to master new techniques, tactics and principles of all positions while creating the mentality to be the best you can be. For more information on programming and registration, call (843) 480-4478, visit www.usamountpleasant.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Mount Pleasant Couple Takes Over CrossFit Charleston

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CHARLESTON, S.C. – One of the Charleston area’s longest-running CrossFit facilities has new owners. Mount Pleasant couple Clint and Holly Fisher have purchased CrossFit Charleston just off Clements Ferry Road.

They purchased CrossFit Charleston from Joshua Hartzell, who helped start the local affiliate almost 10 years ago. Hartzell is a former active duty military veteran, private security specialist, and police officer. He accepted a new job opportunity out of state, so was looking to sell the “box” as it’s known in the CrossFit world.?
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With more than 80 members, CrossFit Charleston is located at 450 Deanna Lane off Clements Ferry Road in Wando. It offers a variety of group class times plus a detailed on-boarding process for those looking to try CrossFit for the first time.?
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CrossFit is a fitness regimen developed by CEO and founder Greg Glassman over several decades. CrossFit is defined as constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. All the WODs (workout of the day) are easily scaled to accommodate all fitness levels or physical limitations.?
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Clint Fisher is a cybersecurity contractor at Cambridge International Systems, supporting the U.S. Department of Defense. He became interested in CrossFit in 2010, earning his Level 1 certificate for coaching as well as certifications in CrossFit Mobility and CrossFit Endurance.?
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“I grew up on a small farm in Arkansas, working long hours outside. When I left for college and then later joined the Air Force, I never found anything fitness related that I really enjoyed or felt was really making me fit,” Clint Fisher said. “When I found CrossFit, it was like a homecoming, and it not only became my workout, but my lifestyle. If you want lifelong fitness and longevity, you can’t go wrong with CrossFit.”
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Holly Fisher is the CEO of Fisher Creative, a marketing and public relations firm in Mount Pleasant. She attended her first CrossFit class in 2010 and was immediately hooked.?
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“I was never an athletic person who grew up playing sports, but when I found CrossFit, I became an athlete,” Holly Fisher said. “I love how CrossFit makes you better physically and mentally. And that’s largely thanks to the community of athletes at our local box. I’m excited to invite even more people into CrossFit Charleston where we can help them become the very best version of themselves.”?
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For more information about CrossFit Charleston, visit www.crossfitcharleston.fitness or call 843-790-5811.

Town of Mount Pleasant, BCDCOG Conducting Transit Study

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TOWN OF MOUNT PLEASANT, BCDCOG CONDUCTING TRANSIT STUDY –? PHASE I WILL FOCUS ON COMMUNITY’S TRANSPORTATION NEEDS AND DESIRES

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (JULY 27, 2017) – The Town of Mount Pleasant and Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments are partnering on a town-wide transit study, with Phase I to focus on the public transportation needs and desires of residents and businesses.

An online survey is available through Aug. 17 here (https://surveymonkey.com/r/mtptransit).? Paper copies of the survey are available at Mount Pleasant Town Hall. A public open house will be held Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 3 – 7 p.m. in the Town Hall foyer to share findings and gather input on what future transit service should look like in Mount Pleasant.

“It’s very important to us that we offer service where there is demand and need,” said BCDCOG Executive Director Ron Mitchum. “Our goal is to put the right service in the right area at the right time, and one way to ensure we achieve that is to speak directly with riders and would-be riders.”

Those who would like to stay updated on the study or have specific questions are asked to email BCDCOG principal planner Sharon Hollis at sharonh@bcdcog.com. Recent CARTA outreach has included discussions regarding service with officials of Folly Beach and Isle of Palms, as well as residents of Daniel Island.

“Lowcountry residents have realized that public transit and other transportation alternatives are going to have to be in the mix if we’re going to avoid long-term gridlock,” Mitchum said.

ABOUT BCDCOG:

The BCDCOG is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester county leaders in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. BCDCOG’s purpose is to strengthen the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions. For the latest on BCDCOG, visit www.bcdcog.com, like us on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @BDCCoG

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MEDIA CONTACT:
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Rawle Murdy Associates
(919) 820-2612
dbrock@rawlemurdy.com

Go Store It Breaks Ground on Two New Storage Developments in Asheville, N.C. and Mount Pleasant, S.C.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —?Go Store It has broken ground on two new self-storage developments, located in Asheville, NC and Mt Pleasant, SC.

Go Store It owns 3 existing facilities in Asheville and has one facility under development off of Hendersonville, Rd. This latest development will feature over 600 units and will be fully climate controlled. The development is located in the under supplied Woodfin sub-market just North of Downtown Asheville.

This is Go Store It’s third development in Mt Pleasant and its 5th in the Charleston market. Located at Gregorie Ferry Rd and 17 N the facility will be 3 stories, fully climate controlled, and feature over 400 units. Go Store It’s other Charleston storage locations include a recently opened facility at Long Point Rd and has facilities under construction at Johnnie Dodds, Folly Rd, Maybank Highway, and Downtown Charleston.

Go Store It continues to look for acquisition opportunities throughout the country and plans to break ground on 5 more developments in 2018 located in Charlotte, NC, Cary, NC, Louisville, KY, and Fredericksburg, VA.

Based in Charlotte, NC Go Store It specializes in the acquisition, development and management of self-storage assets throughout the county. Go Store It currently has over 2,000,000 square feet of storage space under management and construction. Go Store It is an affiliate of Madison Capital Group, LLC which has offices in Charlotte, Charleston, and Nashville.

Media Contact: Neil Dyer – 615-456-2984

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