A fun and favorite local fixture from April through mid-December, the Charleston Farmers Market (843/724-7309, www.charlestoncity.info , every Sat. 8 a.m.–2 p.m.) rings beautiful Marion Square  with stalls of local produce, street eats, local arts and crafts, and kids activities.
Running April through October, East Cooper  has its own version in the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, (843/884-8517, http://townofmountpleasant.com , every Tues. 3 p.m. until dark) at the Moultrie Middle School on Coleman Boulevard.
For organic groceries and/or a quick, healthy bite while you’re in Mount Pleasant, check out Whole Foods (923 Houston Northcutt Blvd., 843/971-7240, daily 8 a.m.–9 p.m.).
The biggest and best supermarket near the downtown tourist area is the regional chain Harris Teeter (290 E. Bay St., 843/722-6821, daily 24 hours). There are other Harris Teeter stores in Mount Pleasant (920 Houston Northcutt Blvd. and 620 Long Point Rd., 843/881-4448) and Folly Beach (675 Folly Rd., 843/406-8977).
For a charming grocery shopping experience, try King Street Grocery (435 King St., 843/958-8004, daily 8 a.m.–midnight) on Upper King . If you’re down closer to the Battery , go to the delightful Queen Street Grocery (133 Queen St., 843/723-4121, Mon.–Sat. 8 a.m.–8:30 p.m., kitchen Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Need groceries at 4 a.m. on Folly Beach ? Go to Bert’s Market (202 E. Ashley Ave., 843/588-9449), open 24 hours.