Summerville honors Farmers’ Market founder and legacy vendors

October 01 14:46 2016 Print This Article
Tim Orvin (Summerville Farmers' Market), Mayor Wiley Johnson, Susan Kirlin (Gruber Farms), Mildred Gruber (Gruber Farms), Walter Limehouse, Rina Palmer (Rina's Kitchen) | Click for larger view +

Tim Orvin (Summerville Farmers’ Market), Mayor Wiley Johnson, Susan Kirlin (Gruber Farms), Mildred Gruber (Gruber Farms), Walter Limehouse, Rina Palmer (Rina’s Kitchen) | Click for larger view +

Mayor Wiley Johnson and the Town of Summerville honored Summerville Farmers’ Market founder, Walter Limehouse, with a special presentation acknowledging his contributions to the town and highlighting the many economic and health benefits the market has brought to the community over the last quarter-century.

Mr. Limehouse started the market as a way for residents to shop local and support the Summerville community. Since its inception in 1991, the market has been open every Saturday from April through December, excluding only two cancellations due to extreme weather conditions. What began with only 8 participating vendors has grown to over 70 exhibitors selling fresh fruits and vegetables, artisan cheeses and local honey, handcrafted soap and custom woodworks, and so much more.

Gruber Farms and Rina’s Kitchen were also honored for their contributions during the 25th Anniversary ceremony, both having been vendors at the market since its inception. Rivers Vegetable Market was also to be honored as a legacy vendor, but representatives were unable to attend.

The Summerville Farmers’ Market is located in the First Citizens Bank parking lot at 200 South Main Street and is open every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm through the end of December. For additional information, visit the Town of Summerville’s website at www.SummervilleSC.gov.