i’ve said it before – and i feel like i will say it until i can’t anymore – i love buying local.
there is something about a community coming together to support each other.
one of my favorite places is blackbird farms & market on johns island.
they have produce and other grocery items from local farmers and vendors (and some from upstate SC and other areas) as well as goodies you can take home to cook – their tomato pie with pimento cheese is AMAZING.
AND you can order something off of their daily menu and eat outside at the picnic tables (or take it home, we just love eating there). i’ve gotten the roasted vegetable goat cheese, tomato and pesto pannini, and my brother and eddie have both gotten the BLT & the Italian and said they were delicious.
i kind of have to tell myself to not go back weekly because i would end up eating everything on their menu and regretting it later.
this past visit was after heading out to the johns island farmers market – we both wanted something a little hearty and eddie had yet to go to blackbird. it was nice to go unwind, chat, and just be present with one another without feeling like we had to do something.
aren’t those the best days? – the ones where you’re able to just go out, without any real definite plans and fall into small little adventures and meaningful moments? they just make my heart happy.
what are some of your favorite local places to eat/shop in your city?
does your city help support each other with a “shop local” community?