Market Basics

Producer Only

All of the HCFM Markets are producer-only, meaning vendors sell only things they grow or produce themselves. HCFM staff conducts farm visits to ensure the origin of items offered by each vendor. Value-added and processed goods are required to be made from raw ingredients/materials and must be produced in a DHEC or SCDA certified kitchen.

Goals:

  • Increase access to healthy, local, affordable food.
  • Help small, family farms & local artisans grow their business & create jobs.
  • Create great public spaces and amenities.
  • Bring people together.
  • Promote active lifestyles.
  • Highlight the diversity of Spartanburg.
  • Be self sustaining — help by becoming a Friend of the Market here.

Shopping Tips:

  • Check in at the HCFM tent to see what is going on that day, meet the team that is there to serve, and ask for things you did not see.
  • Come early for the best selection.
  • Talk to the vendors.
  • Ask questions about produce or items that are new to you (every question is worth asking!).
  • When in doubt, HCFM staff are happy to help you get answers.
  • If you do not have cash, the HCFM tent will sell you tokens all vendors accept, so you don’t have to rush to the ATM.
  • Bring the kids! The market is a family place, and you will see families grow up before your eyes.
  • Feel free to bring your own bags; HCFM also sells reusable totes.
  • Make a shopping list using the weekly email newsletter.
  • Dress accordingly- markets are open-air.
  • Bring a friend (or two); be prepared to make new friends.
  • Bring a cooler in the summer – this will keep your produce fresh.

Grow With Us!

Donations are always a great way to help us maintain and grow our market!

Donate Now

If you'd like more information on contributing through volunteering click here.

Events

  1. Angela Easterling

    June 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. Robbie Bowen

    June 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. Bill and Tad’s Excellent Duo

    June 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  4. Sydney McMath

    July 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  5. Aaron Toler

    July 8 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Double SNAP Program

The United Way of the Piedmont has once again generously sponsored a SNAP-matching program. Please see our SNAP page for details on how you can grow your shopping budget.