The Rosebank Farms produce stand is an icon to residents and visitors of Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, and Johns Island. It’s the perfect place to stop for locally grown produce, fresh seafood, packaged goods, and fresh flowers, Rosebank Farms also features local artwork and crafts. The stand is owned by Sidi Limehouse, a legendary icon himself with deep Lowcountry roots. If you see a farmer that looks like Jerry Garcia driving a tractor down Betsy Kerrison Parkway, that’s SIDI! If you are looking for fresh, locally grown produce and fresh seafood a visit to this farm stand is a must.
Take a Trip to Rosebank Farms
Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 7 days a week from April through December, Rosebank Farms is known for offering seasonal fruits and veggies, most of which Sidi grows on his 75-acre farm. In addition to delicious produce, Rosebank Farms sells a variety of goods including fresh-caught seafood, locally produced grits, fresh honey, eggs, and locally sourced cheeses. If you see some Clemson Blue Cheese grab it! It is the best we have ever had, and not always available. Looking for a gift?
Rosebank Farms supports local artisans. The stand often has a selection of sweetgrass baskets and locally themed paintings made by Lowcountry artists.
Visitors can stop by the stand to catch a glimpse of Sidi himself, who has been running the stand for more than 20 years, as well as his long-time partner Louise Bennett. Ms. Bennett is a retired school teacher who drives the business. Ms. Bennett tenderly cares for flower seedlings and plants. She is omnipresent and loves to share delicious recipes and farm stories with customers and visitors to the stand.
Visit the Johns Island Farmers Market
Guests will also find produce from Rosebank Farms at the Johns Island Farmers Market on Maybank Highway. Offered every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the market features organic fruits and vegetables, other local food products, fresh flowers, and vendors selling authentic Lowcountry items. Get a bite to eat from a food truck and peruse a wide variety of goods like fresh pasta, spices, handcrafted candles, olive oil, jewelry, and much more.
What’s in Season?
Unlike other regions in the United States, the Lowcountry of South Carolina has a unique climate that allows farmers to grow an abundance of fresh produce throughout the year. Visiting Kiawah Island in the summer? Expect to find juicy peaches, zucchini, melons, tomatoes, and sweet corn in season. The fall is the best season for crisp apples, grapes, pecans, and sweet potatoes. The Lowcountry also has crops that flourish all year long including beets, parsley, cilantro, leeks, and many leafy greens. No matter what season you visit, you’re guaranteed to find something delicious!
Come Home to Johns Island
After a wonderful visit to Rosebank Farms, head back to your new home on Johns Island! Johns Island is quickly becoming one of the most vibrant communities in the Lowcountry. New home communities offer home buyers on Johns Island an abundance of options. Looking for a waterfront home or an acreage estate on Johns Island? Living on Johns Island offers the opportunity to own a large, private estate but enjoy the convenience of being near downtown Charleston, the Johns Island Executive Airport, and the beaches. Check out our Johns Island Area Guide for more information on Johns Island living.