File photo from 2020 Farmers Market (By Greg Rickabaugh)

   The Farmers Market in Fort Mill was such a success last year that the town is planning a six-month run from May to October.

   The Town started accepting applications this week. The details:

   The Farmers Market will begin Saturday, May 8 and continue through Oct. 30, 2021. The events will return to Fort Mill’s Veterans Park (106 N. White Street) and will be held 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Saturday during its season.

   The Market offers a convenient place to purchase and sell local produce, farm/agricultural products, and handmade/handcrafted items. The Town will accept a limited number of businesses and other products.

   Applications to join the Farmers Market are now being accepted and will continue to be taken throughout the season.

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    Town officials said they expect vendors and patrons to follow all COVID-19 Guidelines while at the Farmers Market and COVID-19 signage will be placed at the Market each week.

    Applications and information can be found on the Town’s website,, or by contacting Events Coordinator Jacona Hester at or (803) 487-5413.

Mac Banks is a 21-year newspaper veteran, working mostly for the Rock Hill Herald/Fort Mill Times as well as the Aiken Standard and the Lancaster News. He has won more than 60 awards from the S.C. Press...