For the first time ever, Isle of Palms has their very own farmers market, located at the county park on Thursday’s from 4-7 through the end of October. Since I started reading about this (and hearing about the variety of vendors!) I couldn’t wait to check out the IOP farmers market. This past Thursday, after the boys and I decided to have a delicious dinner at the 450 Pizza Joint followed by their fantastic homemade ice cream, we figured we would do a walk through to get a feel for what the market offers.
First things first, there is an option for free parking. So if you don’t want to spend $10 per vehicle, you can pull into the municipal parking lot and quickly walk right over. It took us less than 5 minutes and we got to glimpse a good size kids park with lots of slides and swings that we will spend some more time at on our next visit. We got there about 5 pm and it was not very crowded (it was also about 90 degrees, so that might explain the lack of people!)
There were a few stands that had some great looking fruits and vegetables, a couple of local food trucks, and even a grocery store on a bus!
We also saw a few vendors selling meat and seafood and one that only sold popcorn (Cole’s favorite food!)
Ian and Cole thought this was the coolest part of the “carnival” and went through the school bus several times thinking it was a game. Thankfully, the people who worked there were extremely pleasant and sweet about it!
We definitely can’t wait to go back again and bring some of the local goods back to Dewees!
Editor’s note: Welcome Alicia Reilly to the blog writing team. When she said she was headed over to check out the IOP farmers market, I thought I would get her to write up her experiences here. Interested in being a guest blogger or reviewer? Shoot me a quick email/