Find Local Healthy Options Near You
Making the healthy choice the easy choice just got easier! Farmers’ markets are popping up in many communities that offer fresh produce, and it’s easy to be active without spending a lot of money. Take advantage of the healthy resources in your local community by using this searchable directory of farmers’ markets, community supported agriculture programs, parks, trails, school grounds and recreational facilities.
South Carolina has more than 200 farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and u-pick farms to choose from. Many of them accept cash, credit, debit, SNAP, WIC, and Senior Vouchers.
Participating in a CSA, also known as a farm share program, is a great way to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Customers purchase a membership or subscription, and in return receive boxes of seasonal produce throughout the farming season. Fees are used by the farmers to support their next crop.
Almost every town has a park where families can play, walk or picnic. South Carolina has state parks, national parks, and historical sites that have walking and hiking trails, recreational facilities, fishing holes, and a ton of outdoor activities.
If you’re looking for a place in your community to be active, recreational facilities are a good start. Many offer play areas, swimming pools, sports facilities, boating facilities, and other activities.
Some public schools allow communities to use their outdoor recreational areas before or after school for free.
South Carolina has more than 3,000 miles of trails ready for you to explore! From hiking, biking, and walking trails, to places for canoeing and horseback riding, these trails offer something for everyone.