Bluffton, SC (PRWEB) July 22, 2013
How many of us wait until we’re over age 50 to begin focusing on our health? Soon we discover being well includes eating well and in Bluffton South Carolina, the opportunity to eat nutritious and delectable food comes in the form of shopping at the Old Town Bluffton Farmers Market. The rainbow colored assortment of fresh-from-the-farm fruits and vegetables excites the eyes and whets the appetite immediately. What’s new this year? Clemson University’s Master Gardeners workshops which teaches gardening tips, best planting practices, soil corrections, and much, much more.
Every Thursday, Bluffton, one of the best places to live in South Carolina, holds a Farmers Market in the heart of town on Calhoun Street. There is always something different to experience and bring back to your Bluffton home. There’s live music, cooking demonstations, Clemson University’s Extension’s Master Gardeners workshops, and of course, the local farmers showcasing their beautiful fresh-from-the-farm produce. Several local farm organizations present their luscious healthy produce and here’s more folks you can expect to find:
Located on a coastal island right in Bluffton, Bear Island Farms mission is to contribute to a healthy and prosperous community. They attend the market with high-quality vegetables, herbs, and fruits grown naturally and with sustainability in mind.
The Three Sisters Farm is a USDA certified organic grower. They come to market with their heirloom varieties of vegetables and flowers. The sisters have been toiling with the land in one of the best places to live in South Carolina since they were young children and are now known for hand-harvesting their crops, which they choose based on taste and appearance rather than for more commercial reasons. Everything they bring tastes great and has a decent shelf life at the Old Town Bluffton Farmers Market.
The Shuler Peach Company is a family owned farm since 1954. They come to the market with fresh strawberries, peaches, and sweet corn. You probably wont be able to wait to get home before sampling the freshness.
Prepared foods are also available at the market. The Great Food Co-Op is a group that provides high quality food products to the market. They bring scrumptious relishes, jams, ciders, dried fruit, chocolate covered cherries, and Southern specialty foods to the market. Lowcountry Comfort offers mouth-watering cookies, modern whoopie pies, cakes, brownies, and more at the market. Their goodies do not have preservatives, hormones, or partially hydrogenated anything. You can find fresh, local seafood from the Bluffton Oyster Company, gumbo from We Island Gumbo n Tings, fresh crepes from Claudines Creperie & Curries, and much, much more.Theres something for everyone to bring back and enjoy in their Bluffton homes.
Different chefs from local restaurants demonstrate their techniques for preparing healthy, sumptuous dishes each week. In the outdoor market, they share not only their recipes, but they also educate visitors in the importance of buying from local farmers in order to create fresh, healthy, seasonal meals.
Also, for residents in one of the best places to live in South Carolina, the Master Gardener program is onsite to offer advice about the best planting practices, correcting soil issues, and general gardening tips. The program is sponsored by Clemson Universitys cooperative Extension Service.
Local bands and live music are always present at the market adding to the lively, festive ambience. The Old Town Bluffton Farmers Market, with its colorful produce, heavenly aromas, and the sprightly sounds of live music, is a feast for senses. Every Thursday, the farmers market is a great reason to leave your Bluffton home and meet up with your neighbors and fellow foodies for food and fellowship.
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