The WAFM is dedicated to the support and advocacy of local farmers and growers and features fresh seasonal produce, as well as sweet and savory foods from area vendors who source ingredients from nearby farms.
The West Ashley Farmers Market (WAFM) is produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) in cooperation with the City of Charleston Parks Department with guidance from the Special Events Committee. The OCA has a long history of producing the highly successful downtown Charleston Farmers Market (CFM), which is held in Marion Square each Saturday.
Due to the ongoing situation related to COVID-19 in South Carolina, the West Ashley Farmers Market will open as an essentials only market in Ackerman Park, located at 55 Sycamore Avenue. Future market dates will be announced via the West Ashley Farmers Market Facebook (@WestAshleyFarmersMarket), Twitter (@WAshleyFarms) and Instagram (@washleyfarmersmarket) pages once finalized.
Vendors and patrons will be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing throughout the event, and to follow all other CDC protocols related to COVID-19.
This new, essentials-only format will feature farmer and grower vendors exclusively, including Gruber Farms, Robert Fields Farm and Oliver Freeman Farm. No prepared food vendors, entertainment or other activities will be included.
Sanitation stations will be set up throughout the park, as well as signage designed to guide customers safely from vendor to vendor.
Ackerman Park is a popular and easily accessible City-owned park that is also adjacent to an underutilized commercial strip center on St. Andrews Boulevard.