Wellness, in my opinion, is not just about exercising and eating right. Wellness comes from nurturing yourself and fundamental principles like kindness and generosity.
The Hilton Head Island Farmers Market at Historic Honey Horn cultivates wellness by:
- Promoting healthy eating with fresh vegetables, herbs and prepared foods.
- Fostering good will and a sense of community for everyone—from full-time residents to part-timers and weekend vacationers.
- Encouraging participants to be outside and absorb the radiant goodness of their natural surrounding.
- Supporting important causes like Certified SC Grown, Slow Foods USA, Farm Aid, the Coastal Discovery Museum, and Let’s Move.
- Facilitating healthy habits like using chemical-free, all-natural skincare products.
I go to the Hilton Head Island Farmers Market every Friday after I drop off my two oldest daughters—Ransom (4) and Ruth Love (3)—at Sea Pines Montessori Academy. I tuck Camellia, my four-month-old, into her Maya Wrap baby sling and equip myself with a large canvas bag, sunglasses, and some cash.
I then get into the grocery groove. I load up on fresh veggies and daydream about healthy dishes I can make for my family. I visit with neighbors, long-lost friends and interesting new acquaintances. I smile looking at the marsh tacky horses grazing and the live oaks draped in Spanish moss. I inhale the salty humid air and savor the Lowcountry like a cold glass of sweet tea on a hot summer day.
And I think to myself, “This just feels good for me.”
Opened from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays until October 31st (and holiday markets November 18 and December 2 and 9), the Hilton Head Island Farmers Market offers an array of goods including:
- Delicious breads and baked goods from The Cottage
- Local fish and shrimp from Benny Hudson Seafood
- Fresh organic or local produce from Rest Park Farm, Three Sisters Farm, the Brant Family Farm and Bear Island Farm
- Homemade wholesome soups by Daphne Frazier
- Local jams and jellies by Vegetable Kingdom and Great Food Co-op
- Charcoal portraits by Judy
- Locally-made wooden bowls and tables by Jack Anderson
- Sweet and savory crepes by Claudine’s Creperie
- Homemade pastas by FraLi Gourmet
- Sweetgrass bowls and baskets by Sweetgrass Gullah Connection