Old MacDonald had a Farmers’ Market.

Can I please get a show of hands from people who missed having events last year?

So much of what we’re used to was taken away, including those things that help reinforce a sense of community and place. That includes events like the Mauldin Farmers’ Market. Now, as we begin getting our lives back to something that looks more like normal, we can say with excitement that after a year off, the Mauldin Farmers’ Market is back

Running from June 1 through July 27 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Mauldin Cultural Center’s amphitheater, the Mauldin Farmers’ Market, sponsored by Ryan Homes, features a variety of vendors from across the Upstate offering locally-sourced and produced items that include produce, dairy, eggs, honey, gifts, clothing, accessories, treats, pastries, and more.

Most vendors accept cash and/or credit cards, and the Mauldin Farmers’ Market also features live music, food trucks, and beer and beverages by Growler Haus.

Current 2021
Vendors include:

• Horizon Farms
• MaraBette Teas
• Pound 4 Pound Sweet Treats
• Rustic Dough Bakery
• Youngs Backyard BBQ
• Gifted Hands Artisan Soap
• Honee Mecca Co.
• Memphis Fresh
• The Promise Project
• Radiant Wicks
• The River Goat

Not only are our vendors local, but so is our entertainment. The music starts at 6:00 p.m., and this year’s lineup will be announced soon.

Finally, there are the food trucks. Come hungry for:

• Lobster Dogs | June 1, 2021
• The One Eyed Donkey | June 8, 2021
• The Lazy Lobster Food Truck | June 15, 2021
• Choc’s Barbeque Co. | June 22, 2021
• The Lazy Lobster Food Truck | June 29, 2021
• Chef on the Run | July 6, 2021
• Pig on Fire | July 13, 2021
• Choc’s Barbeque Co. | July 20, 2021
• The One Eyed Donkey | July 27, 2021

Parking, entry, and live music are free. Lawn chairs and/or blankets are welcome. Outside food and beverages are prohibited. People are discouraged from bringing dogs, but they are expected to be allowed at next year’s market. The Mauldin Farmers’ Market is a tobacco/vape-free zone.

In case of inclement weather, please check the city’s social media pages to see if the Market is canceled on a specific date.

If you need more information or want to volunteer, visit or call (864) 335-4862, and hopefully, we’ll see you every Tuesday evening through July 27 at the Mauldin Farmers’ Market, sponsored by Ryan Homes.

— Taft Matney serves in Seat 1 on Mauldin city Council. He can be reached at■.

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