Market Pavilion Changes
South Carolina Department of Agriculture
Hugh Weathers, Commissioner
Media Contact: Kelly Coakley, 803‐734‐2196, email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 19, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The State Farmers Market’s Market Pavilion will soon offer a new retail experience, with multiple vendors selling great Certified SC Grown produce, products and a variety of artisan items.
Five Rivers Market of Orangeburg will operate the retail area that includes 60 spaces in the Market Pavilion and Country Store sections. Some of the spaces will include freezer and cooler options for the sale of fresh Certified SC Seafood and pre-prepared convenience foods. An additional 24 spaces, or “Farm, Food & Artisan Stalls” will be available for weekend rental along
the outside of the building.
The updated retail location will operate six days a week and will provide staffing and support services so that individual vendors do not have to be present to sell their goods. Customers will enjoy a variety of agricultural items or products, SC specialty foods, wreaths, candles, soaps and other farm-artisan crafts.
“The State Farmers Market is a great place to shop for delicious and fresh Certified SC Grown produce. Five Rivers Market will be a nice addition to the overall Market experience. As a Midlands-based business, Five Rivers Market understands the value of locally grown and made,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers.
Five Rivers Market’s Columbia location at the State Farmers Market will open this spring, and is currently accepting vendor applications. For applications and additional information, visit www.fiveriversmarket.com and click on the vendor link, or contact Drew Shuler at 803-516-0555.
The State Farmers Market is located at 3483 Charleston Hwy., West Columbia. The Market Pavilion, which houses Five Rivers Market, is the first building to the left after the front gate. The Market Pavilion also features the restaurant, Judy’s at the Market. For more information on the State Farmers Market, visit www.scstatefarmersmarket.com.