Welcome to our Lighten Up Charleston web site! We all know that this country is facing an epidemic of obesity, a major factor of poor health in America. We developed this tool to help you discover the wonderful healthy options that surround you in our community.
Our goal as a community is to lose 100,000 lbs. and we can do it! I encourage you to join today!
Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is a family-friendly event and has become a gathering place for locals. It features the best of the Lowcountry food and farm products. Savor a fresh meal by one of our irresistible food vendors while enjoying live music. Children will find fun activities, face painting or balloon shapes at the Kid’s Corner. Make the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market a weekly affair! Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market .
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Farmers Market
VA Medical Center
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
From April through mid-December, find a small market at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, running every Wednesday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. It’s a one-farm market, with Helen Fields of Joseph Fields Farm bringing honey, jam, and an assortment of fruits and vegetables. There will be heaps of tomatoes, kale, carrots, and broccoli for you to choose from. Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Farmers Market .
The Montague Mile
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Presented by the Charleston Marathon, join us at the 2nd Annual Montague Mile! The Montague Mile .