In the beautiful plaza that is surrounded by The Shops at Sea Pines Center, our seasonal farmers’ market is like the kind of gift that people sometimes give without waiting for a holiday or a birthday. It is a present that creates its own occasion. It is a gift of connection, one that gently puts us in touch with the world and the community around us. Along with the gift of interest, it leaves us with a subtle sense of satisfaction.
A friend who lived for many years in a city so big that people avoid driving cars said that he understood much about what was on the minds of people from what he saw on his daily walks to and from the subway. “No amount of reading or watching news ever replaced that sense of what’s going on that seemed to come naturally from just being in the middle of people coming and going,” he said.
Without giving up the repose and beauty of our life on America’s favorite resort island, the seasonal farmers’ market at The Shops at Sea Pines Center offers us the chance to connect this way, yet at our own speed, every Tuesday.