5 Farmers Markets near Sunset Beach, NC You'll Love This Summer and Fall

5 Farmers Markets near Sunset Beach, NC You'll Love This Summer and Fall | Sunset Vacations

When it comes to savoring fresh and flavorful produce, nothing compares to the vibrant ambiance of a farmers' market. Sunset Beach is blessed with an array of charming farmers' markets that have an abundance of locally grown fruits, vegetables, artisanal goods, and a chance to connect with the community. 

It's also a great way to save money on your vacation rental because you can make delicious healthy meals instead of going out! This article will explore four delightful farmers' markets, each with unique charm and offerings.

1. Indigo Farms Market

Located just a short drive from Sunset Beach, the Indigo Farms Market is a rustic paradise where agriculture meets agritourism. Established in the 1940s, this family-owned farm is a well-known destination for locals and tourists. With over 14 acres of farmland, the market has a good variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, all grown using sustainable and organic practices. Visitors can indulge in freshly harvested berries, explore the pick-your-own fields, and enjoy goods from the store.

Location and Hours:

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1542 Hickman Rd. NW, Calabash, NC
Tues., Thurs., and Sat. – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wed., Fri., and Sat. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

2. Ocean Isle Beach Weekly Summer Market

Set against the serene Atlantic Ocean backdrop, the Ocean Isle Beach Weekly Summer Market, managed by Pure Markets, is a vibrant celebration of coastal living and local agriculture. 

Every Tuesday from June through August, local vendors gather to showcase their finest produce, artisanal products, handmade crafts, and delicious treats. As you stroll through the market, the sea breeze blends harmoniously with the aroma of freshly baked goods, creating an unforgettable experience.

Location and Hours:
5 West 3rd Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28169
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

5 Farmers Markets near Sunset Beach, NC You'll Love This Summer and Fall | Sunset Vacations

3. Sunset Beach Weekly Summer Market

For the residents of Sunset Beach, the Sunset Beach Weekly Summer Market, also managed by Pure Markets, is a cherished tradition that brings the community together. 

Held every Thursday from May to September, the market exudes a laid-back, coastal vibe. Visitors can discover a treasure trove of local produce, handmade crafts, and unique artworks. Live music adds to the festivities, making it an enjoyable outing for families and friends.

Location and Hours:
Sunset Beach Town Park
206 Sunset Boulevard North, Sunset Beach, NC 28468
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

4. North Myrtle Beach

Crossing into South Carolina, just 20 minutes from Sunset Beach, we find the North Myrtle Beach farmers' market, where southern charm meets agricultural abundance. 

This market showcases the region's best farm-fresh produce, beautiful flowers, and artisanal crafts. The market's lively atmosphere and warm hospitality make it a favorite for residents and tourists.

Location and Hours:
City Hall and the Horry County Library
925 1st Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, SC
May 5 – Dec. 15
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

5. One Love Market

One Love Market is a seasonal market that offers a vibrant and diverse shopping experience, supporting local artisans, farmers, and community businesses. This open-air market provides a platform for creators and artisans to showcase their unique products, from handmade jewelry and wares to delicious baked goods and fresh produce.

Location and Hours:
101 West Main St. Between Sunset Blvd & 27th St
​Opposite The Pier
Free 1 Hour Parking at The Sb Fishing Pier

Winter Holiday Market

Hours: 11 am- 3pm
Dec. 10-11

Summer Mondays

Hours: 9 am-1 pm
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 10, 17, 24, 31
Aug. 7

Fall Saturdays
Hours: 9 am-1 pm
Sept. 23, 30
Oct. 14, 28
Nov. 11, 25

Why Choose Farmers Markets over Supermarkets

Farmers' markets offer several advantages over supermarkets. By buying from local farmers and producers, consumers can access the freshest seasonal produce while supporting the local economy and coastal communities. Additionally, shopping at farmers' markets reduces the carbon footprint associated with long-distance food transportation.

The unique charm of each market and the joy of supporting local agriculture make these markets a must-visit for residents and tourists alike. So, next time you're at your beach rental, you can explore these vibrant markets and indulge in the flavors of the region.

5 Farmers Markets near Sunset Beach, NC You'll Love This Summer and Fall | Sunset Vacations

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Check out our blog of summer things to do on Sunset Beach!

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