As the biggest foodies (and even casual cooks) know, when it comes to produce, fresh is the way to go. And on the Grand Strand, there are plenty of regularly held farmers markets where visitors can pick up some of the freshest, straight-from-the-farm ingredients available — practically guaranteeing a delicious dish when mealtime rolls around.
Further, for those who like to cook during their beach getaways — or even grab farm-fresh snacks and take them back to their room — Paradise Resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront offers a range of accommodation options that feature full kitchens, along with all the cooking utensils, dinnerware, silverware, etc. needed to enjoy a home (away from home)-cooked meal.
So, next time you’re staying at Paradise and want to cook a tasty meal to enjoy with a side of scenic ocean views, head for one of these five great area farmers markets to pick up your locally grown produce, baked goods, gifts, crafts and more:
International Culinary Institute (ICI) Farmers Market — Found at 920 Crabtree Lane in Myrtle Beach (just 2.5 miles inland from Paradise Resort), the International Culinary Institute (ICI) Farmers Market is held on Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m.
Myrtle’s Market — Open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from late May through late October, Myrtle’s Market is located at the corner of Mr. Joe White Avenue and Oak Street in Myrtle Beach — just 2.7 miles north of Paradise Resort.
Surfside Beach Farmers Market — Presented from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays between early April and late October, the Surfside Beach Farmers Market is held at the corner of Surfside Drive and Willow Drive in Surfside Beach, just 6.5 miles south of Paradise Resort.
North Myrtle Beach Farmers Market — Held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays between early May and late October, the North Myrtle Beach Farmers Market is presented at 925 1st Avenue South in North Myrtle Beach (next to the library).
Downtown Conway Farmers Market — Presented from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays between early May and late October, the Downtown Conway Farmers Market is held at 217 Laurel Street in historic Downtown Conway.
Ready to track down some of the Grand Strand’s freshest foods at the local farmer’s markets? Stay at Myrtle Beach’s Paradise Resort, and our comfortable oceanfront accommodations (many even offering full kitchens) and endless amenities can help ensure that you and your coast-loving crew have a fun and memorable experience during your beach getaway — all while staying in a beautiful oceanfront location with easy access to all of the area’s top attractions. Book your Myrtle Beach stay today!