Things I See Around Town: Greenville Farmers’ Market

The revitalization of Greenville, SC. is an inspiration to places like Rocky Mount, NC, the area where we live.  My friend, John Viccellio’s wonderful post on his recent experience in Greenville, illustrates what an important asset a farmers market is to a community. John’s photos capture the story! I had to reblog his scrumptious post. Take a stroll with John through the Greenville market.  PS: Here is the link to a new blog I have launched called, Main Street Rocky Mount. Hope you have time to check it out. Also including the link to a post about the Rocky Mount Farmers Market. You will understand why I am so thrilled with John’s contribution to the subject.

A Walk in the Garden

We spent last weekend in Greenville, SC, visiting my daughter and her family. On Saturday morning we went downtown to visit the Farmers’ Market and then have lunch. I was overwhelmed by the enormity, the excitement, and the hordes of people there. The rejuvenation and development of downtown Greenville is a marvelous story in itself, but on Saturdays during the season, three or four blocks in the heart of town are closed to traffic, the vendors set up there wares, and the people of this fine city turn out in droves. I am not aware of any city that gives this type of priority to the vendors in its area. It could well be a model that other cities and towns might want to consider.


Vendors were offering plants, vegetables, fruit, soap, cheese, wood working items, fruit drinks, food, yogurt, and so many other items that you would expect at a Farmers’ Market…

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About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her:
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3 Responses to Things I See Around Town: Greenville Farmers’ Market

  1. johnvic8 says:

    Thanks, Stepheny, for reblogging. I thought you would appreciate my little post about Greenville. What they have done there could well be a model for so many places. We should plan to make a joint trip to see it again.

  2. noelleg44 says:

    My husband and I go to the Raleigh Farmer’s Market about twice a month. It’s always a great outing. Of course now that I40 is being ripped up so the trip will be an ordeal!

  3. dino0726 says:

    I’ve heard of Greenville before. Looks like a wonderful little place to visit. I’ll have to plan a trip soon. 🙂
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