Contrary to popular belief, diabetics can have some fruit. However, which types and how much differ depending on how the fruit reacts in your body. If you don’t have diabetes, eating whole fruit and drinking 100% fruit juices (without added sugar or high fructose corn syrup) as part of a healthy diet is important in getting vitamins.

A listing of local markets in South Carolina

Southern Living Editors

Aiken

  • Aiken Farmers Market; every Saturday morning, and Thursdays afternoons from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at the market located at the intersection of Williamsburg St. and Richland Ave www.cityofaikensc.gov.

Charleston

  • Charleston Farmers Market; Marion Square; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday April-December; (843) 724-7309.
  • Mount Pleasant Farmers Market; Moultrie Middle site near Coleman Blvd.; 3 p.m.- dark Tuesday April-October; www.townofmountpleasant.com or (843) 884-8517.

Columbia

  • Columbia State Farmers Market; 1001 Bluff Road; 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; www.scstatefarmersmarket.com or (803) 734-2506.

Florence

  • Pee Dee State Farmers Market; 2513 West Lucas Street (U.S. 52); 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; www.pdfarmersmarket.sc.gov or (843) 665-5154.

Greenville

Lake City

  • Lake City Farmers Market; The National Bean Market Museum of SC hosts the Lake City Farmers Market every Saturday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. The market includes plants, herbs, produce and artisans; Located at 111 Henry St. Lake City, SC.

Ridgeland

  • Jasper County Farmers' Market; 9935 South Jacob Smart Boulevard; 2-6 p.m. Friday (retail sale), 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Thursday (wholesale auction market); www.jaspercountysc.org or (843) 726-8127.

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