One of the most fun things to do during the holidays is take a walk with someone special. Visit the Waccamaw Markets this holiday season for shopping, people-watching, and a unique local atmosphere. There are three market locations to choose from this holiday season:
- Surfside Beach: Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (until Dec. 20)
- North Myrtle Beach: Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (until Dec. 16)
- Valor Park: Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. (until Dec. 17)
Not only is it a good time of year to get out browse for Christmas presents, activities like walking and being around other people are a great way to combat seasonal depression that some folks get during this time of year when the weather turns colder and the days get shorter. And you’ll likely see something at one of the Waccamaw Markets that you won’t find anywhere else. That means the markets are a wonderful place to find unique gifts for friends and family alike.
By supporting the Waccamaw Markets, you’re also supporting the local economy. Not only do you benefit by having access to fresh, healthy foods, you’ll also become an important part of local revenue streams. And one of the great reasons to support your local markets is because of the sense of community they engender. These markets act as gathering places for people from different parts of our community. The markets bring people from different ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic communities together as one. And that’s a beautiful thing.
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Local markets are another way that rural and urban economies and communities connect. When you purchase an item from one of the Waccamaw Markets, you can feel good knowing that the money from your purchase is going directly into the pocket of the vendor rather than being a part of a larger commercial venture where the farmers or makers make only a fraction of what they would otherwise. Shopping at these markets is a way to make connections with the people who grow your foods or make your products.
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