The Farmer’s Market at Fountain Inn kicked off a return to Saturday mornings on April 29. Over twenty vendors set up in the charming downtown to offer spring seasonal produce, meat, eggs, and handmade goods to shoppers.
The Market was formerly held on Thursdays, but has returned to Saturday morning for an extended 18 week season. Also new is the occasional set up on Main Street instead of the Market Pavilion on Depot Street. The market hours are the traditional 8am–noon, and shoppers should plan to visit early for the best selection of seasonal items.
Mayor Sam Lee helped kicked off the season by handing out free biscuits to the early birds, and the Fountain Inn Fire Department helped signal the event with an American Flag extended from a fire truck ladder. Shop owners set up displays outside their doors, with one offering fresh lemonade for shoppers.
In addition to selling local eggs and poultry for Bethel Trails Farm, Jenny Clark helped promote a new kindness project recently launched in the city. Residents of all ages are painting and hiding rocks in the spirit of the hidden mice in Greenville. Upon finding a rock, the person then shares a photo of their treasure on social media.
Clark’s enthusiasm for the Fountain Inn Rocks project shined as she helped children with supplies to do their own. “The best part is seeing posts by parents about their children’s excitement–not only when they find a rock, but when they paint and hide their own. That great energy is contagious!”
Weekly details for the Farmers Market at Fountain Inn, including where the set up will be each week, can be found on their Facebook page. The Fountain Inn Rocks project is also organized via Facebook group. To join, click here.