From its beginning as a tailgate produce market along the Court Street curbside in the heart of downtown, the Greenville Farmers Market has been an integral part of the community. When the need for more space and better facilities was recognized, the Greenville County Marketing Commission helped relocate the market to its present location on June 1, 1949. The Greenville Market continued to operate under the oversight of the Greenville County Marketing Commission until 1980 when by mutual agreement, the South Carolina Department of Agriculture assumed operations of the facility. After selling part of the market property in 2017, the Greenville State Farmers market now operates solely as a retail market on approximately 4 acres and continues its proud heritage of service to the Piedmont region of South Carolina.
The retail market includes a major produce vendor and horticultural vendor year-round. Market operations continue daily, ceasing for only two holidays, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Retail hours are 8 am through 6 pm, Monday through Saturday. The market is closed on Sunday.
Small Vendor Saturdays operates from April through December and consists of local farmers and vendors who rent tables in the daily sales area to offer their products.
A privately-owned restaurant is also located onsite.
The market also sponsors two festivals each year:
Piedmont Plant & Flower Festival | April/May
- Gardening plants from across the state, gardening advice clinics
- Aquaculture products (koi fish and pond items)
- Natural soil additives and worm castings
- Lawn & garden accessories (yard ornaments, garden tools, etc.)
AutumFest at the Market | September/October
- Reminds the public that there are Fall products still available at the Market
- Apples, pumpkins, squash, gourds, etc.
- Mums, pansies, and other Fall plants