JL's Columbia SC Real Estate Blog: Northeast Columbia, SC Farmer's Market

Northeast Columbia, SC Farmer's Market

Famer's Market near Sandhill 

 When you have a wife that's a vegetarian, you find plenty of reasons to make your way to the farmer's market for fresh produce. In the end, not only is it good, but it's also good for you. To make things even better, buying from local farmers also helps to stimulate the local economy some and it's normally cheaper than what you would find in the produce section at your local Wal-Mart.

 So, this past Tuesday, my wife sent my Father and myself on a mission to find some green peanuts that she could boil. Well, the first place that came to mind was the local Northeast Columbia Farmer's. Located across from the Village at Sandhill off of Clemson Rd, the Northeast Columbia Farmer's Market is a wonderful place to find not only fruits and vegetables, but several other offering as well.

Northeast Columbia, SC Farmer's Market

 You can also find some wonderful deals on all sorts of other wonderful delights. There's one stand that offers home made Artisan Bread and various other types of baked goods. Cookies, brownies, Blondies, and several other pastries.

 And if you think it may be time to spruce up the yard a bit, or you just like to find a great deal on some plants and flowers, well there are a few vendors who have you covered there as well. I saw Butterfly Bushes for $3 a piece and various Annuals for as little as 10 cents a piece. If you have ever purchased a lot of plant life from your local Home Depot, then you know how expensive it can be and how good a deal these truly are for  gardeners.

 There are even stands set up that sell eggs from local farms as well as milk. It's hard to beat that for freshness. Imagine being able to buy milk and eggs from across town rather than across the country.

Local Squash There is even a stand where Mr. Trapp sells his own home made grits. We all know what a delicosy that is here in the South, so you can get some right here at the farmer's marker from a guy who grows his own corn and then mills them into grits. They've got it all right here in our own backyard.

 So if you find yourself in need of some locally grown produce, home made pastries, or flowers, then I suggest you get yourself down to the Northeast Columbia, SC Farmer's Market across from the Village at Sandhill.

 The Farmer's Market is open now from 2:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Come out and see what you can find.




Flowers Farmer's market across from Sandhill


JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

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Comment balloon 10 commentsJL Boney, III • July 24 2009 02:45PM



Nice post my friend. That reminds me ... I need to get some squash for dinner!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 9 years ago

Richard- The I suggest you hit up your local market big guy. I still have some squash left over from my trip, but I didn't get enough pea nuts.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 9 years ago

Yum I had squash last night with sweet onion and fresh bacon bits in it. My husband is such a great cook! Good hyper local post JL.

Posted by Chip Jefferson (Gibbs Realty and Auction Company) over 9 years ago

Laura- That sounds pretty good, I may have to try that with the squash I have left.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 9 years ago

JL...I love the local farmers markets.  Besides good stuff to eat, these people are also doing what they can to better themselves and their family.    I just wish we had a longer season!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 9 years ago

Bill- I love the local markets as well, there are always wonderful people there and wonderful deals.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 9 years ago

JL:  I love farmers markets.  Everything tastes better when it's fresh.  Another great item to pick up is local honey.  Helps folks with pollin allergies.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 9 years ago

Chris Ann- They had honey there, but I never really eat it. I do love a lot of the other offering from the market though.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 9 years ago

Hi JL-I love farmers markets. Nothing can compare to homegrown tomatoes. That is the only ones I will eat. We had a couple of them every summer in NY. A wide variety of items as well as food vendors. I was lucky enough that a friend just gave me a lot of tomatoes and summer squash a few days ago which is awesome. Have a great weekend. <SMILE>

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

Sharon- I will be headed back to the market tomorrow afternoon to restock.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 9 years ago