Celebrate Spring at the Port Royal Farmers Market
Nothing says spring like warm air, fresh local produce, and colorful flowers to take home and brighten up the house. Celebrate spring this Saturday morning at the Port Royal Farmer’s Market.
Situated perfectly in the Naval Heritage Park right along Ribaut Road, it’s a paradise of sorts for lovers of our local markets. Nursery plants, seafood, prepared food, and produce vendors line the cement walkway smiling at potential customers from a variety of backgrounds and age groups. Child strollers are abundantly present showing that it’s clearly a family-friendly place. The market is fairly big in size, and that means it’s big on the number of products offered, and it’s certainly big on personality.
Susan Brant from Brant Family Farms is a regular vendor. Brant mainly sells tomatoes and blueberries, but sometimes has other produce depending on the season. She told us that her produce is “certified naturally grown, and the farm is also currently growing organically but is not yet certified as organic growers due to the certification cost”. We found that to also be the case for other vendors at the market. Brant said she comes to the Port Royal Farmer’s Market because it has a lot of traffic and their farm “does well”.
“I have a lot of regular customers that come because they know we’re here,” Brant said.
Attendee Barbara Hall said she lives in Port Royal and comes almost every week to buy her fruits and vegetables. “Most of it is locally grown or from the next county over. You’re buying right from the source,” Hall said.
The market accepts EBT, debit, and credit cards as forms of payment. Market hours are Saturday 9 am – 12 pm. You can also find a variety of local produce, fresh flowers, prepared foods, baked goods, local seafood, local honey, and a whole lot of community. Check out the Market this weekend, and put something local in your kitchen.
Meet Your Port Royal Farmers Market Vendors…
Farmers and Growers
Adam’s Farm: local, seasonal, sustainable
Greenhouses and other intensive agricultural equipment and production methods make it possible to grow produce year-round.
Three Sisters Farm: Certified Organic
We three sisters share a commitment to preserving this land, protecting the environment, and cultivating products of the highest quality.
Brant Family Farm: All Natural
Committed to naturally grown, chemical-free fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices! Email the Brants to preorder.
Small family-owned and operated farm. Fresh from the farm produce.
Though retired, Mr. Mack is still farming the land on St Helena Island, where he was born and raised.
Brickyard Point Farms
Located on Lady’s Island, Brickyard produces superb pecans, persimmons, pomegranates & citrus.
Keegan – Filion Farm: Poultry, Beef & Pork
No Animal By-Products
Humane Treatment of our Animals
Penny Acre Microgreens
Microgreens are packed with nutrients like potassium, iron, magnesium, and zinc. Rita offers broccoli, sweet pea, sunflower, radish, and more.
“Buddy Roe” Shrimp
Captain John Payne, has been shrimping for 45 years. He knows where to catch them & he’s committed to using NO PRESERVATIVES.
Seasonal produce – rape greens, beans, collards, broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, squash, heirloom tomatoes & more.
Specializing in ground cover, annuals, perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, and small trees which are best suited for the Lowcountry & coastal environments.
Mr. Camellia, George Cannon, knows everything there is to know about camellias, which add charm and color from fall to spring.
Wimbee Creek Farm
One-of-a-kind floral arrangements for weddings, special events, and every day. Workshops are also available. Treat yourself to a day on the farm!
Walnut Hill Acres
Got Eggs? Phyllis Does. Chicken, Duck & Quail
Seasonal produce including citrus and chanterelle mushrooms, when available.
Pam McClure cultivates mushrooms and is Certified SC Grown. The mushrooms are pesticide and fungicide free.
Carolina Kidz Nigerian Dwarf Goat Farm
Raw goat’s milk, Drinkable yogurt, Goat cheese; chevre, ricotta & feta Goat cheese cheesecake
Lamb, Pork, Beef, Chicken Pasture Raised Antibiotic & Hormone Free NON-GMO Feed
Master Chef, Brentt Toole, never lets you down. Whether it’s pulled pork, grilled chicken, beef brisket, or shrimp burgers, you won’t be disappointed.
Fine Cheeses, Homemade Bread, Homemade Pasta & Homemade Frozen Pizza
Quick, easy, and loved by EVERYBODY!
You can take them home frozen too, for an afternoon snack.
Meyers Family Farm
Free range eggs, Homemade Bagels & Pretzels, Shitake Mushrooms, Breakfast Sandwiches
Fire & Rice Lowcountry Paella
Prepared on-site with saffron rice and locally sourced sausage.
Hank’s Lowcountry She Crab Soup & Crab Cakes
World’s finest : She Crab Soup, Crab Cakes, Crab Mac and Cheese
Jannie’s famous banana nut bread, peaches and cream bread, coconut cream pie and Key lime pie.
Cinnamon rolls, cookies, quiches, pot pies, and galettes are all handmade, from scratch. No additives or preservatives are ever used.
Sprout Momma Breads
We are artisan bread makers using only the freshest and finest ingredients. Healthy, handcrafted, artisan bread from our family to yours.
Two Smart Cookies
Seasonal-shaped cookies are iced with almond-flavored icing. Dog cookies too.
William boils peanuts the was his Daddy did em. Bet you can’t eat just one!
Rio Bertolini Pasta
Pasta, Ravioli, Gnocchi, Cavatelli, Pierogi, Pizza Dough, Sauces, Take & Bake Meals
Knife Sharpening for kitchen knives, garden tools, scissors, hatchets and most anything with a blade.
Palmetto Kettle Corn
Kettle Corn in a variety of flavors. From sweet to savory and everything in between.
We foster a connection between people and birds of prey.
Hawks, Owls, Vultures, Falcons
The Drink Shack
Serving iced tea, lemonade, cold brew, coffee, chai, hot tea & cider,
Beloved Coffee Roasters
Providing you with the freshest coffee possible. Coffee, espresso, cappuccino, flat white