Healthy Carolina Farmers Market
Who We Are
The Healthy Carolina Farmers Market is a convenient way for USC students, faculty, staff and community members to shop for fresh, healthy, locally-grown produce and sustainable products.
Our mission is to make these products even more available to the University of South Carolina campus community, as well as to connect students, faculty and staff to health and wellness resources on campus.
The Healthy Carolina Farmers Market is a collaborative partnership between Healthy Campus Initiatives, Student Government, the Office of the First Lady, Russell House University Union, Parking Services and the South Carolina Department of Agriculture to promote the vision of a Healthy Carolina. It aims to emphasize the direct connection between local food choices people make and the quality and health of our environment and daily lives. The market promotes overall wellness through campus resources, cooking demonstrations, health screenings and community engagement, while still providing access to healthy, fresh and locally-grown goods,.
What We Do
The Healthy Carolina Farmers Market is a hub for commerce, entertainment and health at the University of South Carolina. Both small and large vendors of produce and non-commercial food items find a supportive outlet for the sale of their unique merchandise. To be offered at the market, vendors must sell sustainable and locally grown or sourced products. By providing farmers and growers with a direct market for their products, the Healthy Carolina Farmers Market helps sustain the regional agricultural economy and helps ensure the future of farming in South Carolina.
On any given market week, participants can expect live music, free samples, and educational activities along with a wide selection of produce, baked goods, juices, soaps and more! Campus partners come out and promote a diverse range of free services for students, faculty and staff like fitness screenings, health coaching, cooking classes, workshops and stress management consultations.
The Healthy Carolina Farmers market truly is a holistic approach to community health and wellness!
- Free yoga sessions with Green Quad Yoga on Greene Street!
- Don’t have your cash or card with you? Pay with Carolina Cash!
- Get a free bike tune up from Outdoor Recreation on your way to class!
- Don’t want to take that head of lettuce with you to class? Drop off your purchases at the Healthy Carolina table to pick up later!
The Healthy Mediterranean Student Cookbook:
Cooking with fresh and canned ingredients
by: First Lady Ms. Patricia Moore-Pastides and USC’s Students of Healthy Mediterranean Cooking
The quality and integrity of all products offered at the market is ensured through policies and guidelines.
Farmers Market Rules & Regulations