Good Stuff at the Hilton Head Island Farmers Market
It’s a perfect time for farmers market shopping with sunny Hilton Head Island mornings and a nice selection of produce, prepared foods and hand made gifts at the Hilton Head Island Farmers Market at Shelter Cove Community Park. Arrive at 9 am and start your day with a sweet or savory crepe from Claudine’s Creperie or a bite of Kim Tavino’s healthy sprouted wheat berry bread from Sprout Mama.
If the sun has risen toward the noon hour, Melly Mel’s can satisfy your seafood cravings with hand-made crab cakes, shrimp gumbo and more! Native Islanders Melvin and Thomasina Fields are a husband and wife team who really know how to prepare Lowcountry favorites! Here at the market there is no lack of variety either – try exotic curries from Bhajee On The Beach, empanadas from Isa’s Gourmet Cooking, and Cori Fulton’s Pierogi Hut menu is always fresh and new.
If you would rather make your own lunch (or dinner), drop by the Frali Gourmet tent for fresh made pasta, ravioli, sauces… even pizza dough! No Farmer’s Market trip is complete without something to satisfy that sweet tooth and Hilton Head Cookie Company
fills the bill with their famous cookies, ice cream pies, and cheesecake. Heck, you can even pick up a treat for Fido – with their popular hand-made dog treats! If the enticing smell of caramel lights up your olfactory senses, Island Kettle Corn is to blame – go see Mike and choose your favorite flavor.
Of course, every Farmers Market requires a farmer… or two or three! Go see the friendly folks at Yahveh Farms for pesticide and herbicide-free produce. Local tomatoes, zucchini, corn and even some lovely Crimini mushrooms graced their bins. Local favorite Spanish Wells Seafood & Produce offers locally and regionally grown vegetables and fruits, and the family-owned Shuler Peach Company based out of Eutawville, SC, brings in those famously wonderful SC peaches – so delightfully fragrant and juicy that rest assured you’ll be “sampling” your purchase before you can get to the parking lot!
Preserves are buzz worthy in 2013 and yes, delicious delights can be found at the Hilton Head Farmers Market. Visit Great Food Co-op for jams, jellies, salsas and try my personal favorite, black eyed pea dip. Frommer’s Natural Foods offers munchies like granola, protein bars, trail mix, and dried fruit… awesome alternatives to unhealthy snacks and perfect ‘traveling food’ for a day at the beach!
Of course, this foodie blogger is all about the eatin’ but there are other pleasures to be found at the market …Beauty products by Bee Factory, Bayfront Treasures and Fusion Bath & Body Products. Unique, artisan crafted jewelry, art and textiles by Island Woman Quilts, Etc., Copper Tree Potter, Ardeley Art Glass and many more. Lots of ‘good stuff’!
Details: Hilton Head Island Farmers Market
- Shelter Cove Community Park
- 39 Shelter Cove Lane
- Open every Wednesday from May 1 to October 30
- 9 am to 1 pm
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