From 4 to 7 today: It's Habersham's last farmers market of the year

Don't expect it to be this warm today, but you'll see a similar scene where the music plays.

The downtown Beaufort farmers market stopped in October, Port Royal's stopped last Saturday, and today is the last one of 2010 for Habersham. 

But don't feel like you're getting too isolated from your fresh meats, fruits, and veggies, the Habersham Farmers Market runs year round and is only breaking as we approach Christmas. 

They're closing out the year today, December 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a lineup of live music provided by Laizee Rivers, vendors with wares and crafts and, of course, fresh produce from local growers.

The market will resume in January on the first Friday, the 7th.

Also to be noted, from a release: Lady’s Island Oyster Company will be steaming local oysters for patrons as they shop for unique handmade gifts. Margot Silva, from Habersham, sells her hand-crafted shoulder bags, purses and table runners made of beautiful patterns and fabrics. Special items from food purveyors include Jannie Smith’s Earthquake Cake, BabyCake Homemade’s Candy Cane Cheesecake and Claudine Creperie’s Banana and Nutella Crepe, to name a few.

Of course, the local growers are always the centerpiece of the farmers market. Otis Daise has a weekly truckload of fresh vegetables from his fields on St. Helena Island including collards, sweet potatoes, onions, beets, broccoli and more. Brant Family Farms provides heirloom and specialty varieties of produce year-round and currently has lettuces, radishes and arugula this time of year that are grown chemical free. Habersham Farms CSA also has a weekly spot at the market to hand out their shares to Beaufort area CSA members. Another mainstay at the Habersham market is Walnut Hill Acres who is currently picking and selling oranges and grapefruits from their farm in Okatie.

The market is located in the Habersham Marketplace at 13 Market Street, located off of Joe Frazier Road in Beaufort.