With Beaufort’s ‘roots’ deeply entrenched in the agricultural industry, it’s only natural that there would be several U Pick Farms and community Farmer’s Markets throughout the area with plenty of fresh local Beaufort tomatoes, SC peaches, local watermelon, lots of other produce and specialty items in constant abundance. Beaufort embraces it’s farmers and the community supports its farmers and local markets. For BUSHELS of great photos of our local farmer’s markets and all of the fresh local produce, seafood, community fun and entertainment that can be found at them, please visit our Photo Gallery this upcoming season.
What’s Pickin’ at Dempsey Farms?
Dempsey Farms is a U-Pick Farm located on St. Helena Island. A a working family farm, Dempsey’s is a favorite of the locals and a must stop on the way to Harbor, Hunting or Fripp Islands from the beginning of spring…all the way through autumn.
Dempsey’s in-season hours are Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday and Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm. *Hours subject to change due to weather and picking conditions.
Dempsey Farms is located at 1576 Sea Island Parkway,
on St. Helena Island. 11 miles east of Beaufort on the
way to the beach.
Beaufort also has a variety of local produce stands that we pass by each and every day on our commute to and from work or wherever else our busy lives take us. Visit some of them here in ‘the Route 21 Produce Project’.
PORT ROYAL FARMER’S MARKET Find just about anything you could be after at this well-stocked, well-attended local Market. Fresh local produce, seafood, a variety of plants, fresh foods, local honey and other great Lowcountry products every week. Located in Naval Heritage Park at U.S. Naval Hospital, Ribaut Road, Port Royal. Open Saturdays 8:30am to Noon, all year-round. You’ll always find a crowd. The Port Royal Farmer’s Market is a valuable community tradition. View photos of the Port Royal Farmers Market here>>
DOWNTOWN BEAUFORT FARMER’S MARKET This seasonal market brings fresh produce into the downtown Beaufort Historic and Business District. It sets up May through October on Wednesdays from 2 to 6pm on the corner of Bladen & North Streets next to the Santa Elena History Center. Enjoy an abundance of fresh local seafood, produce, downtown restaurant fare, baked breads, treats, live entertainment, and more. Also, volunteers from a different local non-profit charity organization are on hand each week.>>
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