|South Carolina State Arsenal Building, Charleston, SC|
Part of the pleasure of travel for me is finding and eating local food, especially food that is fresh and minimally processed. Today was the opening day of the Charleston farmer's market, held in historic Marion Square in Charleston. (At a later date, I will blog about the history I found inside this square. In fact, the building above has an interesting history as the former location of the famed military college, The Citadel.)
Even as far south as Charleston is, not everything they are offering is in season yet.
There was a lot of photography going on, and none of the vendors seemed to mind.
Mushrooms were a welcome surprise, although we didn't buy any.
The Charleston market did not disappoint - with one exception, something that also bothers me about our local downtown Binghamton, New York farmer's market - not all of the food is local. But there was a local food information booth, and I talked to two energetic young women attempting to get the word out. In a city where world famed restaurants are on almost every streetcorner downtown, I hope the word does continue to get out.
We did buy a couple of local food items you find in few other places, which will be subjects of a later post.
Have you shopped at a farmer's market recently?