Spring in the Low Country
Spring in the Low Country, is a really beautiful time. Whether you live here or visit, you will find everything greening along with azaleas in bloom and pollen. The weather the past couple of days has climbed to the mid-80's and humidity is showing that it is once again, upon us. I will say, this is a very tolerable time to visit here. Temps can be up and down so, if you are visiting, bring something warm like a hoodie or lightweight coat and a light raincoat. As temps rise, occasional showers and even thunderstorms become more frequent.
With the change from Winter temps to warming Spring temps, the rhythms of the growing season follow. Winter crops like brassicas, kales and squash, yield to Spring crops. Green garlic, spring onions, garlic chives, radishes, new carrots, pea shoots and lettuces are now center stage at the local Farmers Markets. We frequent one known as the Sea Island Farmers Market located on nearby Johns Island. At the Saturday Sea Island Market, you will find farms from the nearby areas of John's Island, James Island, and Edisto Island. Several of the farms sell chicken eggs from their farm, as well as pork, lamb, grass-fed beef, duck, duck eggs and a nice variety of vegetables. Local coffee roaster Big Kick is there selling a large selection of fresh roasted beans of different flavor profiles. In addition to the farms that sell food they grow, there are a number of makers that produce various goods and crafts. There is a local Kombucha from One Love Kombucha, spices from Charleston Spice Company, Clean Juice and a must stop is Half Crown Bakehouse. Local Bread Artisan, Justin Cherry, has his wood-burning oven that turns out unique and incredibly delicious breads made from Heirloom grains milled by Anson Mills. Be sure to try a fresh baked slice of his Rice Bread made with Carolina Gold Rice.
If you time it right, you will find either Roscoe from
or Wood-oven Neopolitan Style Pizza from Dough Boyz! One of them is there every other week.
Garnet carrots from nearby Fire Ant Farms at Sea Island Farmers Market
If you are planning to visit the LowCountry, specifically the Charleston area soon, Spring is a great time of year to visit! Temps are moderate, beaches aren't over crowded, and the humidity is low.
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