The Farmers & Makers Market returns March 15 for its ninth season in The Shops at Sea Pines Center. Each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., two dozen growers, artisans, bakers, and fisher folk will present their work, their catch and their produce in the plaza.

“We use the off-season to talk to growers and discover what’s new, to meet new producers, and to make sure we carry on what’s working,” said Campbell Thorp of Lowcountry Produce, a key organizer of the weekly event. “What the growers appreciate here is the facilities, the setting, and the interest that people bring to Sea Pines.”

An ever-changing array of colorful produce appears each week as growers select from crops at their peak. In addition to the food producers, the dozen or so artisans – or “makers” – on display are personally committed to the Market, and the bar they have to clear is that what you see is what they made themselves.

Residents and visitors alike discover something new, including the latest word on what’s going on around the island. “People tell us that finding out the inside scoop is one of the things that keeps them coming back to the Farmers & Makers Market,” Campbell said. “It helps set their agenda for the week.”

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