24 September 2013

Soda City Market

I've had my eye on the Soda City Market for awhile now. It's a little market on Main St in Columbia that is open every Saturday from 9am - 1pm. I'm a {recent} huge fan of farmers markets and neighborhood markets so this one seemed like one that would be worth trying out.

Um, it was absolutely worth it!

We went out there a little after 9 this past Saturday. The weather was perfect {yay, fall!} and we got there early enough to beat the crowds. Conveniently enough, if you bank with Wells Fargo, there's an ATM right by the entrance on the State House side of the market. I took cash with me so I'm not sure if any of the vendors accept cards or not, but it's probably easiest for every one if you bring along some cash if you plan on shopping.


They block off one block of Main St and dozens of vendors set up tents and tables and fabulous goodies for purchase.

You can buy...
- Paintings
- Cornhole boards
- Pimento Cheese
- Fresh lemonade
- Mimosas
- Coffee
- Meat
- Bread
- Produce {although there is not a huge selection}
- Homemade ice pops
- Jewelry
- a plate of BBQ
- Pastries
- Purses
- Flowers
- Photography
- food from Pawley's food truck




You can also...
- Catch up with friends
- Listen to good music
- Enjoy being outside
- People watch {guilty}
- See the artsy side of Columbia



Just outside of the market, while walking back to the truck, we found this little gem...



 Props to all the people who come up with a more creative, inspiring way to cover up construction mess in a city.
& major props to Columbia for all of the new bike racks that have popped up around the city recently. Might have to hop on my bike and go exploring sometime soon before it gets too cold to do so.

So what did I end up coming home with from the market?

 {Sourdough Bread}
{A Clemson palmetto tree & crescent moon painted on wood with a wire on the back for hanging}

I have no idea where I'm going to hang my new little palmetto tree but hey, it was a combination of two of my favorite things {Clemson & the palmetto tree/crescent moon} and it was only $5. Plus, it's always good to SHOP LOCAL!

Moral of the story: if you haven't been to the Soda City market... you need to go. It's cute. It's cheap. It's something to do. It's a way to explore the artsy side of Columbia & to SHOP LOCAL!

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