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Update 5/10: Myrtle Beach's very own super tech real estate agent Thomas Cunningham (AKA Homes By Thomas) visited the NMB Farmer's Market on opening day. Swing over to his blog to take a peek at his thoughts and photos.
Update 5/10: The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony is today at 3 p.m.
Share your pics and impressions with us!
First Report 4/13: Last year, at the Endless Summer Festival on Main Street, in North Myrtle Beach, my husband and I saw a sign on one of the empty lots that stated there was a Farmer's Market held there on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Being people that go out of our way to shop at farmer's markets, even driving out of state, we were pretty surprised to see that there had been one right on Main Street, and we didn't know a thing about it. Unfortunately, it was closed for the season, but it's stayed on my mind ever since.
With spring upon us, I thought it was time to find out about this year's market, and started making some calls to the City of North Myrtle Beach. After a bit of misdirection, I was connected to Aaron Rucker, who is heading up the project.
This year, the North Myrtle Beach Farmer's Market will be held on 2nd Avenue South, near City Hall and the new North Myrtle Beach Library. The market will open on May 10, 2001, and the hours will be Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Parking will be available in the City Hall Parking lot and the library parking lot, and Mr. Rucker states that they are also hoping for additional parking in an adjacent lot.
The North Myrtle Beach Farmer's Market is being organized with help from the Clemson Extension and is in consortium with the Conway Farmer's Market and the Loris Farmer's Market. The market is expected to have 10 or more vendors, with products including meat, cheese, milk, eggs, herbs, produce and artisans. All vendors are local or regional, coming from within 170 miles of North Myrtle Beach. All products are pasture raised and most products are organic.
My husband and I plan to be there on opening day, and are excited about the opportunity to purchase quality, local products so close to home. Spread the word and help support the market by coming out on May 10th and see what they have to offer!