Surcee Market-ing 101!

Grab your comfy shoes, your favorite tote bags, and a friend or two. Let’s go market-ing!

Surcee Market-ing 101!

Your Need-to-Know Guide to Local Markets in Greenville, SC

By JoAnne Laffey Abed

Let’s face it, we’re blessed to live in an area that celebrates shopping local and has more markets than we can ever make in one weekend alone, try as we might. So where do you get started? Here’s our roundup of local markets in Greenville, SC - from farmers markets to makers markets, and everything in between!

If you’re anything like us, you love shopping at a local market. Markets offer many great vendors, the opportunity to buy unique items, a chance to interact with and directly support makers and growers, and a wide range of choices. They also allow you to browse to your heart’s content, often in a novel or unexpected location.  While we love our local brick-and-mortar stores, all of us at Surcee revel in the thrill of the chase and the sense of urgency these markets inspire in the souls of shoppers.  

Lucky for us, Greenville has lots of markets to appeal to a wide variety of interests – from farmers markets to flea markets and Christmas to crafts.  We’ve outlined a few of our favorite Greenville area markets for you, including some well-known fixtures and up-and-comers, but we know you’ll love them all.  

So, grab your comfy shoes, your favorite tote bags, and a friend or two. Let’s go market-ing!

Farmer’s Markets

The number and variety of local farmers markets is astounding.  From the gold standard TD Saturday Farmers Market held at Main and McBee every Saturday morning from May through October. You can find everything from honey to homeopathic treatments, lavender to lima beans, as well as a great selection of food and non-food products made or grown right here. Tuesdays in Town is Greer’s midweek answer to Greenville’s Saturday market, with local produce, baked goods, and hand crafted items.


But, the fun and freshness doesn’t have to end in late fall; There are plenty of other farmers market options to keep you busy throughout the year. The Travelers Rest Farmers Market has monthly pop-up markets in February, March, and April. These family-friendly events feature winter produce, locally made foods, and artisan gifts, as well as food trucks and live music to help you avoid the late winter doldrums and celebrate the bounty of Spring in the South. The Toasty Farmer, Greenville’s original indoor winter farmer’s market offers weekly shopping opportunities from 11-2every Saturday in January, February, and March. Spartanburg’s summer shopping staple Hub City Farmer’s Market runs monthly pop-up markets during its off-season to ensure a steady supply of fresh and healthy food and product options year-round.


The Greer Sunday Brunch Farmers Markets has taken off-season shopping fun to a new level with monthly themed markets: January featuring goat-related products, February 12brings Valentine’s Day food and gifts, March will be a celebration of all things Irish with a St. Patrick-approved Celtic market, and April will allow you find everything you need for Easter baskets.  This market advises people to come hungry, shop local, and leave happy, and we couldn’t agree more.

Maker’s Markets

As great as farmer’s markets are, makers and craft market shave a special place in our hearts, and there are plenty of those to keep us occupied, especially in the upcoming months. Not surprisingly, February will bring several markets where you can find the perfect gift for your special someone or spoil yourself a little. February 4 will bring the Makers Market presented by Ashe and Ivy, hosted at The Spinning Jenny in Greer.  This market will feature the beautiful clothes and jewelry for which the Ashe +Ivy Collective is known, along with handmade items from local artisans. Always a local favorite, The Makers Collective — Indie Craft Parade will host its Valentine Pop-Up Shop the weekend of February 10-12. This event will feature a mix of in-person (Saturday only) and traditional retail products from 40 artists. The Mauldin Makers Market will open for the season in April.  Hosted on the second Tuesday of each month from April through November, this market gives you a chance to meet and support the amazing vendors and makers of the Upstate, selling gifts, clothing, accessories, treats, pastries, and more.

While supporting local small businesses is always an excellent way to help grow our community, the monthly Village Launch Third Thursday Markets give shoppers a chance to have an even greater impact by buying from local women-and minority-owned businesses.

The party atmosphere, complete with live music, food trucks and a brewery, ensures a great time will be had by all, so grab your people, head out, and have a blast while making a difference.

As you can see, the early part of the year is chock-full of opportunities to meander through local Greenville markets.  Look for more event information soon. In the meantime, we encourage you to go meet and support the small businesses, business owners and artisans who breathe life, flavor, and variety into our community every single day.  They can’t do it without you.

When you’re out there taking in all our area has to offer, let us know if we missed anything .  We can’t do it without you, either.

A Monthly Market Timeline


●       The Toasty Farmer (every Saturday)

●       Travelers Rest Farmers Market Pop-up (Jan 14)

●       Village Launch Third Thursday (Jan 19)

●       Hub City Farmers Market (Jan 21)


●       The Toasty Farmer (every Saturday)

●       The Makers Market presented by Ashe and Ivy (Feb 4)

●       Makers Collective Valentine’s Pop-up Shop (Feb 10-12)

●       Sunday Brunch Greer Market Valentine’s Market (Feb 12)

●       Travelers Rest Farmers Market Pop-up (Feb 11)

●       Village Launch Third Thursday (Feb 16)

●       Hub City Farmers Market (Feb 18)


●       The Toasty Farmer (every Saturday)

●       Travelers Rest Farmers Market Pop-up (Mar 11)

●       Sunday Brunch Greer Market Celtic Market (Mar 12)

●       Village Launch Third Thursday (Mar 16)

●       Hub City Farmers Market (Mar 18)



●       Sunday Brunch Greer Market Easter Market (Apr 2)

●       Travelers Rest Farmers Market Pop-up (Apr 8)

●       Mauldin Makers Market (Apr 11)


May - October

●       Mauldin Makers Market (Second Tuesday of each month)

●       TD Saturday Market (every Saturday)

●       Tuesdays in Town (every Tuesday)

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