With all the fashions, food, jewelry, art, moonshine, fine wine, and fun to be discovered among The Shops at Sea Pines Center, the first thing people told us was about how people go there to find out what’s going on – in Sea Pines, or anywhere around America’s favorite island. The sunny plaza here sees visitors who’ve been tipped off with inside information, seasonal residents who want to plug back in to what’s happening, even year-round Sea Pines dwellers who just find that this is the best touchstone for staying in touch, a kind of crossroads for information and updates. This is the best in Hilton Head shopping and Hilton Head restaurants.
The ways might be adjusted, but the interest is uncompromising. The response was immediate and undiminished when the Farmers’ Market reopened for the season in June. With sensible precautions in place, each Tuesday at 10 a.m. people from here, there, and everywhere stroll through The Shops at Sea Pines Center, and farm-to-market vegetables are just the beginning of the attraction.
Crafts, too, bring people to the Farmers’ Market, and yet a long-time student of the custom says that contact and community are the real, overall attractions of any Farmers’ Market. Whether it’s here, or in Buckhead, or on Melrose Avenue, you can feel that the energy, the interest, and the human contact itself, is a kind of celebration in its own right, over and above what people might find and buy.