In a region known for its farming heritage, Eastern South Carolina still produces an incredible array of fresh fruits and vegetables. You can experience all of these fantastic foods during your visit to our beautiful and historic corner of the Palmetto State at the Pee Dee Farmers Market! A walk through the many stalls filled with these delicious and decorative assemblies is a great way to spend a beautiful Saturday morning before exploring our regions many charming towns that dot the area. If you’re planning your trip and traveling up or down the I-95 corridor, request a free copy of our I-95 Travel Guide! It’s full of restaurants, sights, and things to do at various stops so you can break up your road trip!
Your Guide to the Pee Dee State Farmers Market
Market Location and Vendors
The Pee Dee State Farmers Market sits along US Highway 52 in between Florence and Darlington. Over a dozen vendors line the walls of the Old Tobacco Experiment Station, where you can browse a variety of produce, wine, floral displays, and other local products. Spending a morning at the Pee Dee State Farmers Market is a fantastic way to get a taste of the Florence-area and its rich farming history. If you want to sit down and get an authentic taste of mouth-watering Southern flavors, walk across the street to Julia Belle’s Restaurant for some fried green tomatoes, chicken and waffles, or shrimp and grits!
The Pee Dee State Farmers Market also hosts the Pee Dee Spring Plant and Flower Festival in April, where you can view and purchase a vast selection of local flora and tasty treats in the Old Tobacco Experiment Station!
The Pee Dee State Farmers Market is open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Julia Belle’s Restaurant cooks up tasty Southern goodness from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Admission and parking are free for everyone!
More Places Around Florence to Sample Fresh, Local Fare
The Dining Room at Abingdon Manor
Our restaurant provides visitors and locals with a fine dining experience in an intimate setting. Indulge in a delightful six-course dinner highlighted by nightly specials such as Vietnamese Style Chicken in puff pastry served stuffed with cream cheese and chives or grilled beef tenderloin with mango salsa. A romantic evening full of great drinks and delicious food in a warm and inviting setting is the perfect way to celebrate your special someone.
Our restaurant is only open for dinner and requires a reservation made in advance.
Want more recommendations on places to eat in the area? Take a look at our Florence restaurant blog!
Abingdon Manor is the perfect place to call home during your tour of Eastern South Carolina and fresh, tasty culinary past. Rest your head in one of our comfortable and luxurious rooms appointed with boutique furnishings, including fireplaces, private baths, and nightly turndown service. Enjoy our beautiful grounds and spacious common areas or take a self-guided tour of quaint downtown Latta and The Village. You can also make an exciting day trip to Myrtle Beach and Charleston, passing through small towns packed with history and brimming with character.
Start planning your trip by booking one of our rooms today! We look forward to welcoming you to our oasis!