DHEC compiled a SC Fruit and Vegetable Outlet Inventory that was used to create a handy app for the average shopper who wants FRESH, local produce! Shopping local just became a whole lot easier, Foodies, as this app offers information on farmer’s markets and roadside markets across the entire state. Visit this free app online by going to gis.dhec.sc.gov/Farmersmarkets.
Here you will find an interactive map that shows the location, hours, and accepted payment types for more than 200 farmers markets and roadside produce stands across the state! You’ll find that “F” stands for Farmers Markets and “R” stands for Roadside stands and by golly there are a lot of them!
According to Lisa Davis, the DHEC Director of Health Services, “Access to fresh fruits and vegetables can be a defining factor that distinguishes a thriving community from a disadvantaged one. The app makes it easy to find local, affordable options for fresh produce throughout the state, which can help empower people to make healthy eating choices for their families.”
Helping people discover that cooking fresh foods can be easy and delicious, the new app includes healthy, fun recipes each month that feature in-season produce. Watermelon Kabobs are the featured recipe for July, so be sure to check it out!