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 plant, 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 on size, and that means it’s big on quantity 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 venders 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 to 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 during the winter months are Saturday 9am – 12pm.
What local produce you can find this Saturday at the Port Royal Farmer’s Market:
collard, kale and mustard greens
You can also find a variety of fresh flowers, prepared foods, baked goods, local seafood, local homey and a whole lot of community.
Check out the Market this weekend, and put something local in your kitchen.
Enjoy some fun photos from last weekend at the Port Royal Farmers Market, by ESPB photographer Arastasia Roulain. For nearly 100 more, visit or Photo Gallery at https://www.eatstayplaybeaufort.com//beaufort-sc-photos/