Hartsville Farmers Market opening on April 11

The Hartsville Farmers Market, Main Street Hartsville’s second-Saturday event taking place downtown on East Carolina Avenue, has filled up its 40 vendor spaces for its opening date: Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market’s sponsors include Wells Fargo, Sonoco, ArborOne Farm Credit, Annie’s Project and MBW Accounting.

A handful of the items for sale at the market provided by local farmers, chefs and artists will include locally grown and organic products, baked goods, nitrate-free bacon and pork, wild-cut flowers, homemade soaps, bath balms, jewelry, ceramics and paintings. The event will also feature the S.C. Farm Bureau Ag Combine Simulator and a variety of churches and nonprofit organizations, including the Darlington County Humane Society, which will be adopting out puppies, and OneHartsville, which will host one of its downtown drum circles.

The street closure on East Carolina Avenue will range from the Fifth Street intersection through the location of the Hartsville Family YMCA, and the event will return the second Saturday of every month until December. The Hartsville Farmers Market comes as a follow-up to the former Good Living Marketplace, which took place nearby on Cargill Way. In a new feature for the downtown market, the event is organized as a juried market, meaning that all vendors are selected from the applicants to create an attractive mix of creative and original goods. Sponsors of the event and partner businesses of Main Street Hartsville are eligible for free spaces, and the application form for participating may be found at www.mainstreethartsville.org. Volunteer opportunities during the market are also still available. Those interested can contact Main Street Hartsville at 843.383.3015 for more information.

Author: Duane Childers

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