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Everyone in South Carolina Should Visit This Charming Roadside Farmers’ Market

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Summer is in the air here in South Carolina and that means the return of many seasonal farmers' markets.

Farmers' markets are the perfect place to spend a day outside and are filled with locally sourced goods, plants, and plenty of entertainment.

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This charming roadside market located out in Florence is no exception.

Welcome to the Pee Dee State Farmers' Market, situated on fifty-five acres of once rural farmland. Today, the market is a sprawling 45,000-square-foot haven for those looking for plants, produce, and beautiful flowers.

The market features some of the state’s freshest and finest produce and has also become a prime destination for travelers on the way to Myrtle Beach. On some weekends, the market sees up to 13,000 visitors.

Upon pulling up, you'll be welcomed by a grassy lot filled with colorful potted plants perfect for your garden or front walkway.

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Keep walking and you'll come across the massive covered shed filled with a seemingly endless array of vegetables, fruits, meats, and cheeses.

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The market also offers plenty of delicious eats too like Aloha Kitchen, a new eatery offering up classic American fare with a Hawaiin twist like loaded french fries and chicken katsu cutlet.

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There is also plenty of other unique vendors to check out there selling things like homemade jewelry, home decor, decorative wreaths, flags, banners, and so much more.

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Whether you're looking for some fresh ingredients for a home cooked meal or a one-of-a-kind gift, Pee Dee State definitely has what you are looking for.

The market is actually open year-round, every Monday through Saturday from 8 am until 6 pm. Parking and admission are always free.

To learn more, be sure to check out their official Facebook page here.

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