I am a homebody most of the time but I’m trying to get out more often more my own sanity and kids’ sake. I want them to grow up exposed to different cultures and opportunities from a young age. With that in mind, a few weeks ago my mom, sister and I decided to spend our Saturday morning at the Charleston Farmers Market. With my two minions in tow, we made our way to downtown Charleston to see what sorts of goodies we could find.
Charleston Farmers Market
I love going to farmers markets and it’s really a shame that I don’t go more often. The Charleston Farmers Market is a good mix of fresh produce from local farms, specialty items, food trucks and entertainment.
Being a nutrition major in college, I try to eat and cook as many fresh fruits and vegetables as I can. The farmers market is a great place to find local foods that are in season. We found beautiful peppers, potatoes, okra, tomatoes, squash, collards, kale, and apples. Another reason I love the farmers market is that the produce is priced to sell! Eating healthy on a budget is hard, but one of the easiest ways I’ve been able to do so is buying produce at the farmers markets.
The Charleston Soap Chef
One of my favorite booths at the Farmers Market was The Charleston Soap Chef. The owner, Jeanine Gantt, has been making homemade skincare products since 2003.
Her scents are all inspired by South Carolina and are made with real, natural ingredients. I picked up her lip scrub, lip balm and bar soap in the Love Milk Honey scent. I cannot wait to use them. Check out her website here!
No day out is complete without a little fun for the kids as well. Although my little girl isn’t walking, any day out with mommy is fun for her.
TJ loved the jump castles and of course the food samples. I enjoyed the jump castles as well. They are perfect for burning some of that 2 year old energy we are dealing with.
All in all, we had a great time and racked up on some great items. Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing a recipe with one of my farmers market finds. What is your favorite thing about farmers markets? I’d love to hear in the comments below.