Farmers market open year round

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Now Pick Pocket Plantation Farmers Market, the only farmers market located on a 15-acre farm right in the center of Beaufort, is open for the winter months, Tuesdays, 11-5.
“Throughout the summer there have been a lot of requests for a winter market in our ‘real farm environment’ in Beaufort,” said Kathy Lambert, market manager.  “Our local farmers grow a variety of winter vegetables they would like to sell directly.  Although this is a new market, our vendors realized long ago folks would really like to have fresh local vegetables and the ‘farmers market experience’ year round.  It gets pretty chilly in the Lowcountry but people still want a place to get outdoors for a while and get fresh organic food.” This summer the “farm experience” coupled with a farmers market has been warmly received by Beaufort residents, as well as visitors to the Lowcountry.
Miranda Boisclair of Beaufort agrees. “Let me tell you, we always looked forward to the market this summer and now this winter my children and I will be here to get some fresh air and activity after school. It’s remarkable, a market on a farm that really caters to kids. They look forward to running around and saying hi to the chickens, maybe having a pony ride, while I get our vegetables and treats for the week.”
Pick Pocket Plantation Farmers Market is now serving lunch from 11-5 on Tuesdays, so local business employees stop by for ‘lunch on the farm’ under moss-covered trees with live music in the background. Kathy adds, “Circulating business to our farmers during the winter months is really important to having a long term healthy small farmer community in South Carolina. We hope our community will get on board and help ‘keep it local.’ ”
For updates on farm activities go to Facebook and at www.pickpocketplantation.com.

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