The TD Saturday Market presented by Greenville Health System marks its 16TH season May 5, providing farm-fresh produce, baked goods, meats, cheeses, seafood and other specialty foods to Main Street in downtown Greenville each week. This year’s market features 77 vendors and will run from Court Street to Washington Street.
The market opens its season with 65 returning vendors, including Bake Room, Beechwood Farms, Bellews Market, Greenbrier Farms, Sixteen Acre Wood, Spinning Spider Creamery, Swamp Rabbit Café & Grocery and The Happy Berry. New vendors will feature vegan health bars, homemade pies, granola, artisan cheeses, gourmet marshmallows and fresh produce, including apples, strawberries, tomatoes and watermelon.
Once again this season, TD Bank partnered with the City of Greenville for the TD Bank Bucks program. Created to support local farmers, vendors were invited to apply for TD Bank Bucks that would fund their market fees for the full season. This year’s recipients are Jackson Farms II, Whispering Pine Farm and Merciful Hearts Farm.
“TD Bank is thrilled to continue our partnership with the City of Greenville as the title sponsor of the TD Saturday Market for the 16th consecutive year,” said Cal Hurst, Regional Vice President for TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®. “We are proud to give back to three deserving farmers with our TD Bank Bucks program, and we are looking forward to supporting them, along with the other farmers and vendors, at another successful market.”
Along with providing fresh produce each week, the market will feature the Spuds & Sprouts program presented by Greenville Health System. The free program will offer weekly programming that will educate children about some of the fresh fruits and vegetables available at the market. In addition, children will have the opportunity to sample different fruits and vegetables and make crafts related to agriculture.
“Greenville Health System (GHS) is proud to continue support of the TD Saturday Market. We are also thrilled to continue the Spuds & Sprouts program. Spuds & Sprouts teaches children about healthy eating while engaging them in fun food-related activities. Our goal is to encourage healthy eating, a key ingredient to a healthy lifestyle,” said Robin Stelling, Manager of Community Relations for GHS.
In addition, market shoppers can visit the Lowes Foods Front Porch all season long to enjoy a variety of free interactive activities, including live acoustic music, culinary demonstrations by local chefs and farmers and Spuds & Sprouts presented by GHS. The area also features Booth with a Cause for nonprofits and a Youth Booth, which provides young entrepreneurs with the opportunity to showcase and sell their work to market shoppers.
The TD Saturday Market welcomes the use of Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards when shopping at the market. Market shoppers who spend at least $5 on their EBT card will receive a free $10 token for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables. To use an EBT card at the market, shoppers can visit the TD Saturday Market tent located at the intersection of Main Street and McBee Avenue.Recognized as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast, the TD Saturday Market is open Saturdays, May 5 through October 27 (excluding October 13), from 8 a.m. to Noon on Main Street at McBee Avenue. Additional market special events include Penske Touch-a-Truck Day and the Autumn Harvest. Market shoppers can park for free from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the lot next to Grill Marks courtesy of Soby’s. For more information about the TD Saturday Market and to view the market interactive vendor map, visit saturdaymarketlive.com. Market-goers can also follow the event on social media. A schedule of events is provided below.TD Saturday Market presented by Greenville Health System - Schedule of Events
Lowes Foods Front PorchMay 5 – October 27Live Music – 8 a.m. to NoonSpuds & Sprouts presented by GHS – 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Cooking Demonstrations – 10:30 a.m.*Visit www.saturdaymarketlive.com for specific details.
Penske Touch-a-Truck DayJune 2 - 8 a.m. to NoonThe free event will feature various vehicles, including large trucks and heavy equipment from the City’s Police, Fire and Public Works Departments, as well as commercial and industrial companies.
Autumn HarvestOctober 27 - 8 a.m. to NoonThe TD Saturday Market Autumn Harvest will offer an assortment of seasonal produce, gourmet foods and colorful flowers from over 40 different market vendors. The market will also feature a morning filled with special events, including children’s trick-or-treating and a costume contest.
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®
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About Greenville Health System
Greenville-based Greenville Health System (GHS) has partnered with Columbia-based Palmetto Health to form a not-for-profit health care delivery system serving 1.2 million patients annually across South Carolina. The new name and graphic identity are expected to be announced later this year. GHS offers patients an innovative network of clinical integration, expertise and technologies through its academic health system, eight medical campuses, tertiary medical center, research and education facilities, community hospitals, physician practices and numerous specialty services. GHS, by itself a 1,627-bed system, is home to 16 medical residency and fellowship programs, as well as partnership efforts such as the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and the soon-opening Clemson University Center for Nursing, Health Innovation and Research.