Kershaw County Farmers MarketKershaw County Farmers Market
We've got a good thing growing!

906 Broad Street• Camden • Saturdays:  8am - 12 noon

WELCOME!

The mission of the KCFM is to provide fresh, local, in-season South Carolina grown products to consumers. By providing a central location for Kershaw county and South Carolina growers and producers to connect and market directly with consumers, citizens gain a local alternative to corporate food production. The main objective of the KCFM is to support existing, and encourage new, small independent South Carolina growers and producers. Additionally, it is the purpose of the KCFM to provide a community gathering space for residents and visitors of Kershaw County.


PLAY Foundation
Individuals from left to Right: 
Angel Sams, Melissa Emmons, Laurey Carpenter, Laurie Slade Funderburk, Gina Marthers, Becky Ratz, David Rogers, Jeff Clark, Tom Gardner, Donna Douglass, Sarah Williams, Betty Slade, Matthew Watson, Craig Bell, Pam Spivey, Dan Miller, Kathy McCaskill, Frank McLeod, Bobby Riley and Alfred Mae Drakeford. 

FARMERS MARKET MOVING DOWNTOWN
On Monday, March 5th, representatives from the PLAY Foundation, the City of Camden, Kershaw County and state delegation gathered at the site of the future Kershaw County Farmers Market to accept donations from Farm Bureau for $5,000 and the Kershaw County Water and Soil Conservation District for $12,500. The wonderful generosity of our community has enabled the Kershaw County Farmers Market to purchase the property located at 906 Broad Street, Camden

"Today marks a new beginning for the Farmers Market. We are excited to have a permanent location to call home," said Craig Bell, President, Farmers Market. The Water and Soil Conservation District are collaborating with the Farmers Market and helping establish a community garden which will include garden vegetables and flowering plants. 

The pavilion was a vision of the Farmers Market for several years. The PLAY foundation is excited to say that the vision is becoming a reality. Carpenter, Board Chair, mentioned that this project is one of the largest that the foundation has undertaken, and happy to see the vision become a reality with the generous donations. Kershaw County is a great place to live; to have over 15 people come on a cool Monday morning shows the commitment and the passion for our community. How wonderful to have Laurie Slade Funderburk, Tom Gardner and Alfred Mae Drakeford, to have elected representation from the city all the way to the state house. There is love in Kershaw County and this is one example why Kershaw County is one of the greatest places in America.

The 2018 Farmers Market season is about the begin. The Kershaw County Farmers Market is moving to downtown Camden, at 906 Broad Street. Opening Day for 2018 is set for April 7th. For more information, follow the KC Farmers Market on Facebook and on Instagram.

We are in the final phase of this wonderful project, we are fundraising for the actual build of the pavilion. Two of three phases have been completed. If you would like to donate, please make checks to PLAY foundation. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information, follow the PLAY Foundation on Facebook. 

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"Agriculture is not crop production as popular belief holds - it's the production of food and fiber from the world's land and waters. Without agriculture it is not possible to have a city, stock market, banks, university, church or army. Agriculture is the foundation of civilization and any stable economy."  
 -Allan Savory  




The Kershaw County Farmers hosts Vendor Open House for the 2018 market season
 

(Camden, SC) The Kershaw County Farmers Market will kick off its 2018 market season in Camden on April 7, 2018. In order to have another successful season of serving farm fresh vegetables, meats, diary, baked goods, local honey, soaps, flowers, plants and many other items, we are opening up the opportunity for local vendors to sell at the market. 

Interested vendors are encouraged to attend an Open House on Tuesday, March 13, at the Extension Homemakers Building located at 634 West DeKalb Street in Camden.
 The Vendor Open House is from 5:30-7 p.m. During this Drop in open house, vendors will fill out an application and learn more about the market. Light refreshments will also be served.

Make sure to connect to the Kershaw County Farmers Market on Facebook and Instagram. 
We've got a good thing growing, come experience it!
 

Please find a copy of the 2018 Rules and application attached.


10 Reasons to Support Farmers Markets  

 From savoring produce at the peak of freshness to meeting the people who grow your food, there are countless reasons to support farmers markets. Here are just a few!  

1. Taste Real Flavors The fruits and vegetables you buy at the farmers market are the freshest and tastiest available. Fruits are allowed to ripen fully in the field and are brought directly to you-no long-distance shipping, no gassing to simulate the ripening process, no sitting for weeks in storage. This food is as real as it gets-fresh from the farm.  
2. Enjoy the Season The food you buy at the farmers market is seasonal. It is fresh and delicious and reflects the truest flavors. Shopping and cooking from the farmers market helps you to reconnect with the cycles of nature in our region. As you look forward to asparagus in spring, savor sweet corn in summer, or bake pumpkins in autumn, you reconnect with the earth, the weather, and the turning of the year.  
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We are promoting a healthier lifestyle by making the Farmers Market a smoke free environment.
We hope our fans and supporters will continue to enjoy shopping as we make the market a safe and healthy place to connect with friends and neighbors.




Click here for the exclusive song Jeff Clarke and Paul Hayes created for the KC Farmers Market!! It is in mp3 format.

The Kershaw County Farmers Market is Growing!
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What's Happening
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March 13th, 2018
OPEN HOUSE
April 7th, 2018
Opening Day
8 am - noon
November 17th, 2018
Closing Day


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