As the holiday season approaches, the activity around King's Farm Market turns to
making holiday wreaths and fresh garland. After September 15th, fall wreaths are available.
And after Thanksgiving, Christmas wreaths and garland are available.
The Fall wreaths are made from pine and dried leaves, grains, grasses, and flowers. The Christmas wreaths are made with a variety of materials including magnolia, Fraser fir, Leland cypress, holly, popcorn berries and pine. Also available are sprays, garland, and table arrangements. King's is also a great place to purchase your fresh Christmas tree.
King's Farm Market consists of 100 acres of prime farmland that has scaled down to about 14 acres of sweet corn and 3 acres of flowers, okra, squash, cucumbers peppers and sunflowers. The sunflowers are sold as cut flowers and what is not sold is left for the birds. Many of the items that Bonnie and Rett King sell are grown right there on the farm. They have reduced the acreage to the point where it is profitable to produce enough for the roadside stand. Rett is a sixth generation farmer at Edisto.
King's Farm Market is open from March to December and sells what is in season at the time. From sweet corn in June and July to Christmas trees and wreaths in December. There is always something to add to your visit on Edisto.
The roadside stand concept started with son Jamie selling extra vegetables by the road on Little Britton Road just off of State Highway 174. He started it with an old crock pot that had been a butter churn for a cash register and an "Honest Pot" when he wasn't around. The table had vegetables and fruits with a hand written sheet with prices on it. Passers by would stop and take what they wanted and leave the money in the jar. It was the true honor system. When he was 16, he moved to the "Big" highway on 174. And from there the small vegetable market took off.