Weekly market officially opens season with a variety of produce, food vendors, and live entertainment
from Staff Reports
On a pleasantly warm and perfectly sunny day in late April, the 2019 West Ashley Farmers Market welcomed hundreds of local residents who converged on Ackerman Park to get their week’s worth of fresh produce, hand-crafted kombucha, fresh-squeezed lemonade, locally-ground spices, organic olive-oil, homemade pickles, and much more. Local bluegrass band the Bluestone Ramblers set up and played some tunes for the crowd as the third season of the West Ashley Famers Market (WAFM) officially opened.
Produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in cooperation with the City of Charleston Parks Department with guidance from the Special Events Committee, the WAFM addresses one of the key strategies in the City of Charleston’s 2014 West Ashley Strategic Plan, by helping create community partnerships and reactivate civic spaces. In addition to the food vendors and famers, there were also members of West Ashley United on hand and West Of Free Press.
The WAFM began its 2019 campaign on Wednesday, April 24 and will be held 3-7 p.m. every Wednesday through Oct. 2 at Ackerman Park, a popular and easily-accessible City-owned park located off of Sycamore Boulevard, across from the U.S Post Office and behind Rogue Motion Boat Sales and Storage. For more information, call (843) 724-7309 or visit www.charlestonfarmersmarket.com/westashley.