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Myrtle’s Market re-opens for the season on Wednesday featuring homegrown produce and crafts. The farmer’s market opens 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. It is located at the corner of Oak Street and Mr. Joe White Avenue. Photo by Janet Morgan/janet.morgan@myhorrynews.com

Spring has sprung and that means it’s time for the opening of the area farmers markets.

“We’re excited to have an early start this year at several market locations, and extra pop-up markets throughout the season,” said Waccamaw Market Cooperative Executive Director Samantha Tipton.

The Waccamaw Market Cooperative is a 501c3 nonprofit organization responsible for coordinating and managing community-based farmers markets throughout Horry and Georgetown Counties.

Guided by Clemson University’s Cooperative Extension, the cooperative now includes a network of markets sponsored by public and private organizations in the region – ensuring that local communities in the Waccamaw region have access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Each market hosts a variety of goods from local farms, talented local artisans, food vendors and some nonprofit organizations.

Valor Park (1120 Farrow Parkway, Myrtle Beach) and Surfside Beach (corner of Surfside Dr. and Willow Drive) markets began the first week of April, as well as the market located at the Hammock Shops on the south end and Murrells Inlet’s in the Lee’s Inlet Kitchen parking lot.

“Starting the first week of May we’ll be in full swing at all locations with lots of returning vendors and new vendors to check out as well,” Tipton said. “We post regular updates and vendor spotlights on social media, so be sure to follow along.”

Find a map of local markets and more on their website at www.waccamawmarkets.org.

Market Schedules

Valor Park (Market Common)

Saturdays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

April 1 – December 16

1120 Farrow Parkway, Myrtle Beach

Surfside Beach

Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

April 4 – December 19

Corner of Surfside Drive and Willow Drive North

Coastal Carolina University

Begins April 19

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Prince Lawn

Coastal Carolina University, Conway

Pawleys Island

Sundays 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

(April 23, May 7, May 21, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 16,

August 6, August 20, September 24, October 29, November 26)

The Hammock Shops, 10880 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island

Murrells Inlet

Sundays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

(April 30, May 28, June 25, July 30, August 27)

4460 US-17 Business (Lee’s Inlet Kitchen parking lot)

North Myrtle Beach

Fridays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

May 5 – December 15

925 1st Avenue S., North Myrtle Beach

Downtown Conway

Saturdays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

May 6 – October 28

Under the Main Street Bridge in Conway

Reach Hannah Strong Oskin at 843-488-7242 or hannah.oskin@myhorrynews.com. Follow her on Twitter @HannahSOskin.


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