April Newsletter for Market

It’s Official! The Johns Island Farmers Market has been approved for a permanent home on the beautiful campus of Charleston Collegiate School!
This market is for you, the farmers, and vendors.
Thank you all for showing your appreciation by supporting us in our 4th year.
We will continue our commitment to bringing the best in locally grown and locally sourced foods and products.
The market is located at 2024 Academy Drive
(just off Bohickit Road)
on the campus of Charleston Collegiate School
Rain or Shine
Every Saturday from 10am – 2 p.m
(click for directions)

None of This Would be Possible . . .      

 . . . without the support of Charleston Collegiate School. This thirty-acre campus stands in the middle of the rural beauty of Johns Island. Originally called Sea Island Academy, the school was founded in 1970 to serve local families who valued quality education. As the school grew, it focused its energies on a college-oriented curriculum, and in 2002, it was renamed Charleston Collegiate School. Because of its unique location and its diversified population, Charleston Collegiate attracts students from all Lowcountry areas. 
Charleston Collegiate values creativity, compassion for others, a passion for learning, and a vibrant diversity. Education is based on Four Pillars: Project-based Learning, Creativity and the Arts, Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy, and Leadership through Outdoor Education. For more information contact Stephen Brown at 843.559.5506 x 249 or sbrown@charlestoncollegiate. org. JIFM is very grateful to call this campus home. 

A Spring Bounty Awaits!

Yes! We have LOCAL farmers and more.

Ambrose Family Farm – all naturally and grown fruits, vegetables, and other produce
Holy City Farms- heirloom hydroponically grown tomatoes & cucumbers
Hydroponic Harvest & Herbal Infusions – fresh herbs and vegetables, duck eggs, heirloom peppers and succulents
Joseph Fields Farm – organically grown produce and SE regional produce
Norman’s Produce – strawberries grown without sprays from their small family farm
Storey Farms – free range chicken meat products, fresh farm eggs
Whitemarsh Farm – variety of locally grown mushrooms, Wishbone Heritage Farms – sustainably raised beef, pork, turkey, chicken, eggs, and honey
Sea Island Jerseys Farm (at Two Fat Cooks booth) – fresh raw cow milk
Foxy Honey and Charleston Bees & Honey – locally farmed and harvested honey and honey products
Fresh Lowcal – Johns Island farmed tomatoes, pickles okra, and pickled peppers

A lot more farmers and vendors of hand crafted goods coming soon! 

What’s in Season Now

Spring (April – MAY)

Arugula, Asparagus, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Chard, Cilantro, Collards, Dill, Edible Flowers, Green Onions, Green Tomatoes, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mesculine Mix, Micro Greens, Mushrooms, Mustard, Onions, Parsley, Radish, Scallions, Spinach, Squash Blossoms, Strawberries, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips

Specialized and greenhouse growers will have tomatoes, herbs, strawberries, peppers, mushrooms & typically out of season produce year round.

Visit our Website for more info!

Saturday, April 8th

  • St. Johns Fire District with fire safety education and fire truck tours! 
  • The PREMIER of Blades of Bellum with Mr. Brooke Haynie! Blades of Bellum is a new concept for the Charleston area that combines facilitated foam swords play, teamwork, problem-solving, integrity, and fun! 

Price:$10 cash and $12 credit. 
Times for Matches on Saturday:
10:30, 11:15, 12:00, 12:45, 1:30

Food Trucks & Options:
Camino Coffee Roasters
Pysars Pantry Crepe Stand
Semilla Mexican Street Food Truck
Maine Line Seafood
King of Pops

Saturday, April 15th

Tons of Market FUN

Food Trucks & Options:
Coffee Cabana
Juice Me Food Truck
Pysars Pantry Crepe Stand
Mazyck’s Lowcountry Grille
King of Pops

Saturday, April 22nd

Johns Island Magnolia Garden Club Spring Plant Sale

Food Trucks & Options:
Camino Coffee Roasters
Juice Me Food Truck
El Pinchotaco
Platia Greek Food Truck
King of Pops

Saturday, April 29th

Angel Oak Elementary School Spring Glee concert!
12:30pm 
Food Trucks & Options:
Coffee Cabana
Pysars Pantry Crepe Stand
Semilla Mexican Street Food Truck
Juice Me Food Truck
King of Pops

Click Here to see just how much fun we have every Saturday 10am-2pm.   

Don’t forget… Spend at least $5 on your Snap/EBT Card and get $10 FREE in Healthy Bucks at the Market Info booth!

 

Family fun!

Family fun!

A Savory Summer

Happy Independence Day Y’all! We are OPEN this Saturday to stock up for the 4th! Plenty of meats for the grill and watermelons to cool you down.

It’s been great seeing all of our Homegrown family at the market every Saturday. It’s not too hot to dance, hula-hoop, or sing-a-long to the music. That’s something we really love every Saturday, seeing everyone gather, share, and bring the furry friends out and about.

What does every gathering need? A yummy recipe! We’re going to begin including a Homegrown Market Recipe in each newsletter. Each recipe will be based on recommendations from farmers and vendors, with all of the ingredients available right at the market.

Johns Island Farmers Market is always accepting new vendors. If you’re interested in becoming a part of the family, send us an email.

Remember, we have TONS of parking on site and plenty of shady picnic tables for great meals or relaxation time. Check out our list of food trucks for your breakfast, brunch, and lunch enjoyment.

Goodies

Yum!

Yum!

Charleston Spice Company | Down By The Shore Deli | Lowcountry Olive Oil | Charleston Cheese House | Olinda Olives and Olive Oil | One Love Kombucha | Pat’s Painted Rocks & Jelly | Two Fat Cooks| Lowcountry Lemonade  Avi’s Yummy Foods | Blue Barn Juice Company | Green Grocer Raw Milk | Botany Bay & Bulls Bay Sea Salt | Mitla Torilleria | Nanna’s Nuts | Phiabella Chocolates  Rio Bertolini’s Fresh Pasta | Root Baking Company | Vi’s Salad Sensations | Fruit Creations by Jestine | Gourmet Bay to Go | Anson Mills | Charleston Bees & Honey
Granna’s Gourmet 

Handmade

A Familiar Ring | Alan Small Nautical Charts |Charleston Bath Works | Birth Easy & Essential Oils | Coastal Design Casual Furniture | Designs by PKD | Euro Gift | Fortner Group | Marilyn’s Crafts | Meeting & Market | Organic Shea Butter Hut | Sea Island Apothecary | From Hannah’s Hand | Pluff Mud Fiber | Upfront Productions | My Sweet Clementine | Montessori School of JI | Kaypea Jewelry | From Hannah’s Hand |Far Away Places Clemson Extension Master Gardeners | Carolina Homestead Supply

Produce & Meat

The freshest produce you'll find.

The freshest produce you’ll find.

Champney’s Blueberry Farm | Andy’s Melons |Fresh Lowcal   Ambrose Family Farm| Holy CIty Farms | Brick House Farms  Joseph Fields Farm | Irish Farms | M.C. Cannon Farms |Storey Farms | Rosebank Farms | Whitemarsh Farm | Wildhaven Farm & Ranch

Musicians

Ward of Sol Drivin Train 7/2 | John Sherrill 7/9| Josh Taylor 7/16 |Jamie Coan 7/23 | Lauren Cahill of the Lowhills 7/30


Food Trucks

Avila | Kay’s Southern Gourmet | Cory’s Grilled Cheese | Happy Thai | Brazilianuts | Down By The Shore Deli Lowcountry Lemonade | Pep Rolls | Brownfox Coffee | Notes Curbside Coffee | Pacha Mama