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Farmers Market

Shop for fresh, locally-grown produce and sustainable products on your way to class or come out for live music, health education, cooking demos, free samples and more.

Healthy Shopping and Entertainment

The Healthy Carolina Farmers Market is a hub for commerce, entertainment and health at USC.

List of Vendors
  • Agu's All Natural Salve
  • Asaya's Organic Farm (local produce and herbal teas)
  • B&B Farms (local produce)
  • Carolina Popcorn Company (kettle corn)
  • Congaree Milling Company (grits and oats)
  • Gin's Juice (fresh juice blends)
  • Hippy Do Da (metal and stone jewelry)
  • January Remingtonn (SC-made candles)
  • Kakigori Japanese Shaved Ice
  • Lil Duck Kombucha
  • Mary's Arepas
  • Meet Your Cremator (hot sauce)
  • Palmetto State of Mind Coffee
  • Rosie Girl Bakery
  • Southern Squeezed (fresh fruit and vegetable juice)
  • Staci's Scentsations (candles, lotion, glassware)
  • Sustainable Carolina (biosoap, dried herbs, composted soil)
  • Utopia Farms (local produce)
  • Veggie Patch (local produce)
Market Events

Fall 2018

Please join us for The Healthy Carolina Farmers Market beginning at 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. on Greene Street.

August 28
“Welcome to a Healthy Carolina”
Join the Healthy Carolina Farmers Market as we welcome new and returning students for the school year.  Stop by the Health Hut & complete a challenge for change to win a Healthy Carolina tank top!

September 4
“Love Your Plate”
Nutrition shouldn’t be scary or complicated.  Visit the market as we unveil our fall Health Campaign, promoting proper nutrition education, practical kitchen skills, and positive body image. Head over the farmers market for giveaways & games!

 September 11
“More Health, More Local, Moore-Pastides”
This market season marks the 10 year anniversary of the Healthy Carolina Farmers Market.  Come help us celebrate the market, as well as the numerous accomplishments of the First Lady, Mrs. Patricia Moore-Pastides!

September 18
“Stress Management”
Come learn how to manage your stress at the Healthy Carolina Farmers Market. Learn about the resources we have on campus that will help you live your best life, like the CALM Oasis, our resident therapy dog or FREE stress consultations for students!

September 25
“Tailgating like a Pro”
Join us at the Healthy Carolina Farmers Market to as we partner with SAPE to promote safe tailgating this Gamecock Football season.

 October 2
“Exercise is Medicine”
Stop by the market as Healthy Carolina teams up with Campus Recreation to support Exercise is Medicine, a global initiative to promote physical activity as a vital sign of health!  As always, free samples and games!

 October 9
Relationship Violence Awareness Month”
October is Relationship Violence Awareness Month. Visit the market and stop by the Sexual Assault Violence Intervention & Prevention (SAVIP) table where healthy relationships will be highlighted, as well as a supply drive to Sistercare – a local non-profit that supports survivors of domestic violence.

October 16
“Health Literacy & Flu Shots”
October marks the beginning of flu season.  Cruise by Greene Street to receive your FREE flu shot and learn how you can stay healthy as the seasons begin to change.

October 23
“Sweet Home Carolina”
Homecoming is all about reconnecting with your Carolina community. Learn about the importance of social connectedness and all of the activities happening during Homecoming Week at this week’s market!

October 30
“Mental Health Carnival”
Halloween is nearly upon us.  Visit the Mental Health table to learn some tips & tricks to get you through the rest of the semester and complete a Halloween-themed activity for some treats!

November 13
“Let’s Talk about Sex”
Don’t miss the last market of the semester!  Come say hello to Healthy Carolina’s Sexual Health Coordinator and tackle some taboo topics.

*The Healthy Carolina Farmers Market is a rain or shine market; however, staff reserve the right to cancel the market in the event of inclement weather. 

**Dates and events are subject to change.
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Activities

On any given week, you can expect a range of fun and educational activities such as:

  • Cooking Classes
  • Fitness Classes
  • Free Samples
  • Live Music 
Campus Partners
  • Carolina Food Company (giveaways and information)
  • Office of the First Lady, Mrs. Patricia Moore-Pastides (free samples of local produce)
  • Parking Services
  • Russell House University Union
  • South Carolina Department of Agriculture
  • Student Government
  • Sustainable Carolina


About the Market

The Healthy Carolina Farmers Market aims to emphasize the direct connection between local food choices people make and the quality and health of our environment and daily lives. The market promotes overall wellness through campus resources, cooking demonstrations, health screenings and community engagement, while still providing access to healthy, fresh and locally grown goods.

Supporting South Carolina Farmers

Farmers market vendors must sell sustainable and locally grown or sourced products. By providing farmers and growers with a direct market for their products, the Healthy Carolina Farmers Market helps sustain the regional agricultural economy and helps ensure the future of farming in South Carolina.

Rules & Regulations for Vendors [PDF]

All vendors must read and agree to our rules and regulations before they can sell at the market.

 

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