TD Saturday Market kicks off 17th season May 4 in downtown Greenville
The TD Saturday Market presented by Prisma Health opens its 17th season on May 4, bringing farm-fresh produce, baked goods, meats, cheeses, seafood and other specialty foods to downtown Greenville each week.
Recognized as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast, the TD Saturday Market is open Saturdays, May 4 through October 26 (excluding October 12), from 8 a.m. to Noon on Main Street at McBee Avenue. This year’s market also will feature a new Holiday Market scheduled for December 14. Additional special events include Penske Touch-a-Truck Day and 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.
The market launches its 2019 season with a record 80 vendors, including returning vendors Bake Room, Beechwood Farms, Bellews Market, Greenbrier Farms, Sixteen Acre Wood, Merciful Hearts Farm, Swamp Rabbit Café & Grocery and The Happy Berry. New market vendors will feature lavender bath and body products, a variety of woodwork items and handwoven baskets and simple syrup, salt and sugar made from fresh herbs.
TD Bank has again partnered with the City of Greenville for the TD Bank Bucks program, which was created to support local farmers. Vendors were invited to apply for TD Bank Bucks to fund their market fees for the full season and this year’s recipients are Tyger Valley Farm, JBo Ranch and Nellie T’s.
“TD Bank is proud to partner with the City of Greenville for the 17th season as the title sponsor of the TD Saturday Market,” said David Lominack, South Carolina Market President for TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®. “We are excited to support these three deserving vendors through our TD Bank Bucks program, and we look forward to visiting them, along with the other farmers and vendors, for another successful season.”
Along with providing fresh produce each week, the market will feature the Spuds & Sprouts program presented by Prisma Health. 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.
“Prisma Health is proud to support the TD Saturday Market and the Spuds & Sprouts program. Spuds & Sprouts teaches children about healthy eating while engaging them in fun food-related activities. Our purpose is to inspire health, serve with compassion and be the difference. We believe the TD Saturday Market provides a unique opportunity to do just that,” said Robin Stelling, Manager of Community Relations for Prisma Health–Upstate.
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 Prisma Health. The area also features the Booth with a Cause for nonprofits and the Youth Booth, which provides young entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase and sell their work to market shoppers.
The TD Saturday Market welcomes the use of Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards and 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.
For more information about the TD Saturday Market and to view an interactive vendor map, visit saturdaymarketlive.com.
TD Saturday Market Schedule of Events
Lowes Foods Front Porch
May 4 – October 26
Live Music: 8 a.m. – Noon
Spuds & Sprouts presented by Prisma Health: 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cooking Demonstrations: 10:30 a.m.
*Visit saturdaymarketlive.com for specific details
Penske Touch-a-Truck Day
8 a.m. – Noon
The 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.
8 a.m. – Noon
The 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.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Holiday Market is a new addition this season. Market-goers can enjoy shopping for a wide variety of seasonal produce and gift products from their favorite vendors and grab a bite to eat from participating food trucks.