FARMERS MARKET of Hilton Head Island Putting Down Roots BY ALLYSON JONES
From large Colonial and Antebellum plantations focused on rice, indigo and Sea Island cotton production to small, family-runs farms growing vegetables and raising livestock, the Lowcountry has a long agricultural history. In keeping with its mission to “inspire people to care for the Lowcountry,” the Coastal Discovery Museum is cultivating community and rebuilding the local food economy by bringing back the Hilton Head Island 42
Farmers Market at Historic Honey Horn. “Before the bridge, there were a lot of truck farms on Hilton Head Island,” notes the Museum’s President/CEO Rex Garniewicz. “When you have local farmers that are bringing local produce and you buy it at a farmer’s market, it really harkens back to the way I think Hilton Head Island was before the bridge. It’s a concept of living in a more local way.” The Tuesday morning market provides
The best of dining, nightlife and entertainment on Hilton Head Island.