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5 Midlands Farmer's Markets To Visit This Summer

Chris Laskowski7/6/2016  |  Categories: Columbia
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Last month, the Columbia SC Moms Blog created a comprehensive guide to farmer's markets in the Midlands. With summer in full swing, Lake Carolina residents are out and about, enjoying sunny days, community activities and tons to do around town--including the slew of local markets (an undeniable staple of the season). To make browsing unique foods and fresh produce even easier, we’ve sifted through this guide to find the best farmer’s markets near our community:

1) Blythewood Farmer’s Market 
Just 10 minutes away from our development lies an exciting market of home goods, delicious eats and live entertainment. Whether you’re looking for fresh SC-certified fruits and veggies, handmade soaps or kid-friendly activities, the Blythewood Farmer’s Market is the place to be. This market runs from 4-7PM every Wednesday until July 23.

171 Langford Road, Blythewood

2) Sandhill Farmer’s Market 
Spend your Tuesday afternoons (2-7PM) visiting the freshest farmer’s market around. Located at Clemson University’s Sandhill Research and Education Center, this market brings organic food from various regions, all homegrown! Gardening enthusiasts can also gain some insight at the featured “Ask a Master Gardener” booth.

900 Clemson Road, Columbia

3) Soda City Market 
The Soda City Market is serious business. Instead of being seasonal, this fun community activity is open to the public every Saturday (9AM-1PM) in downtown Columbia’s bustling Main Street center. Nestled between shops, cafes and more, Soda City Market rotates vendors--ranging from healthy greens to BBQ--and offers guests an exciting experience at any time of the year. Plus, it’s a quick 30 minutes away from Lake Carolina!

1500 Main Street, Columbia

4) Kershaw County Farmer’s Market 
Also located just 30 minutes away is Kershaw County’s market. Explore the market’s delectable menu of freshly grown foods while listening to live music. It’s the perfect morning stop if you’re in the mood for a stroll, a snack and some tunes. Stop by on Saturdays from 8AM-12PM until late fall.

631 W. DeKalb Street, Camden

5) Lake Carolina Farmer's Market
If a fun, fresh farmer's market is something you fancy, stay close to home with Lake Carolina's own event! The market's calendar brings folks of all ages plenty to do, with activities for kids, fresh peach bellinis, free health screenings, live entertainment, delicious food and more. Visit the Lake Carolina Farmer's Market Facebook page for more information. We'll see you there! 

Lake Carolina Towne Center (Thursdays from 3-7PM)

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6 ‘Happy Hour’ Specials You Need In Your Life

Chris Laskowski6/28/2016  |  Categories: Columbia
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Who doesn’t love a good bargain? Columbia’s diverse restaurant scene makes eating out even more delicious--with a selection of unbeatable Happy Hour specials! From tasty tacos to fine wines, here are six of the area's best Happy Hour offerings: 

1) Ruth’s Chris Steak House 
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply treating yourself, Ruth’s has something on the menu for everyone. The restaurant prides itself on its 12 signature steaks, which can be paired with happy hour deals that feature fine wines, crab cake sandwiches, burgers and more.

2) Pearlz Oyster Bar
Taste irresistible local cuisine at Pearlz Oyster Bar, a fine dining experience you won’t find anywhere else. Complete with a slew of fresh oyster dishes, this restaurant’s happy hour includes grilled mahi tacos, corn fritters, calamari, beverages and--of course--oysters! 

3) SakiTumi Grill & Sushi Bar
If delectable sushi is your cup of tea, then try SakiTumi’s unique happy hour. Select days of the week offer discounted sushi rolls, miso soup, tuna, salmon and apps, while other days offer deals on wine or martinis. Yum! 

4) Thirsty Fellow
Make your way to Columbia’s fun pizzera and pub from 4PM-7PM, Tuesday through Friday, for deliciously good deals. Guests can indulge in affordable drinks while enjoying an upscale menu and casual pub atmosphere. 

5) Tin Roof of Columbia
What better way to wind down from a hectic workday than discounted drinks, live music or unbeatable tacos? Tin Roof offers up a hip, lively ambiance and a great selection of food and drink. Happy hour, Monday through Friday (4PM - 7PM), ranges from the popular Taco Tuesday to $3 draft.

6) Tio's Mexican Cafe & Cantina
Every Monday through Saturday, 4PM to close, Tio’s offers guests tasty drinks on a budget. Specials change daily, varying from $2 margaritas, half-prized sangrias, $3 mimosas and more. Pair your drinks with Tio’s delicious Mexican cuisine and make it a full-fledged fiesta! 

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