The only thing better than downtown Greenville, is downtown Greenville during a festival…and downtown Greenville on a Saturday morning during TD Saturday Market season! We’ve gone to Saturday Market a time or two since we’ve lived in the Upstate, but last year I really fell in love with it and became a regular. It all started with my quest to buy farm fresh eggs without having to drive out to a farm in the country. Well, a year later and I have yet to purchase eggs at the Market! Typically,the vendor is all out by the time I get there, which is crazy because I’m get there before 9am and the Market is 8am-12pm. Upstate folks love their eggs, I guess. However, by striking up a convo with a stranger one morning, my super power, I discovered I could get farm fresh eggs anytime I wanted from here! So, no worries.
Like most events downtown, Saturday Market is very family friendly. There is a booth for the kids and once a year they do “touch a truck”. Both of my guys joined me once last year, let’s just say Hubby wasn’t giddy about waking up early on a Saturday to buy fresh flowers and zucchini. He was one and done. RJ will still accompany me, if I promise him King of Pops. However, they both rush me, which I hate. I prefer to venture alone, shop and then enjoy some shrimp and grits from the Soby’s food cart and people watch. It’s also a great event to meet up with some of my girlfriends who can appreciate homemade goat’s milk cheese and locally grown arugula.
The TD Saturday Market runs May 6th – October 28th from 8am-12pm on Main Street at McBee Avenue. Most vendors accept credit cards. The official website says pets aren’t allowed, but people bring their dogs. They just keep them on the sidewalks and not on the street.
Does your city or town have a weekly farmers market? If so, do you go and what do you buy?