The Charleston Farmers Market is back (with vendor directory, other market info)

Image by Flickr user martin.jessica Who doesn't love the mini donuts at the farmers' market?

The much beloved Charleston Farmers Market returns Saturday, April 9, at the usual spot: Marion Square, between King and Meeting Streets at the edge of Calhoun Street in the Upper King Street Design District.

The 2011 run spans Saturdays from April 9 to December 18.

For those of you familiar, there's not too much to say other than to check out the list of who's back and who's new just down the page (nothing too surprising spotted yet, though it's good to see Indian-flatbread slinger Roti Rolls getting in.)

For those of you who aren't familiar, know that the market is quite a draw for local and tourist alike. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, crepes, meat, gifts, flowers, fresh veggies, and much more can be had.

As always, go late or early in the season to beat the sweltering heat.

But in regards to the less famous but still popular Mount Pleasant and North Charleston markets, they start back, respectively, Tuesdays on April 12, and Thursdays as of April 21.

And now, the official lineup of the 2011 Charleston Farmers Market food vendors:

  • Alexandra the Greek
  • All Y'alls Favorites, LLC
  • Breaktime of Charleston
  • Café Tippeneaux
  • Charleston Banh Mi
  • Charleston Crepe Company and Holy City Chocolate
  • Charleston Cup, Bowl, & Plate
  • Charleston Spice Company
  • Charlestowne Sweets, LLC
  • CoCo’s Mini Donuts
  • Cup
  • Fabulous Paula’s Famous Taste Treats
  • Fresh Pickle Works
  • Fresh Pickles—Fresh Produce
  • Giddy Goat/Good 'n Cold Italian Ice
  • The Good Dog Bakery
  • Grace’s Kitchen
  • Great Food Coop
  • Heirloom Cookies
  • M+C Catering
  • Meat House
  • Messy Apron
  • Mister Dog
  • My French Caterer
  • Nicole’s Nutty Goodness
  • Olinda Olives and Olive Oil
  • Omelet Station
  • Rio Bertolini’s Fresh Pasta
  • Rococo German Bakery
  • Roots Ice Cream
  • Roti Rolls
  • Sidewalk Sonny’s
  • Sinless Raw Food, Inc
  • T+T’s Original Kettle Korn
  • Taver’s Flavors
  • Tazza Beverages
  • Thai-Arepa