In the spring planting season, the 19 outside vendors of Charleston's Capitol Market at 800 Smith Street are in full operation. Some people say with the diversity of plants available, you can find almost anything you'd want there.
The colors and textures delight the senses.
Some people come to the farmers market to put together a garden, buy gifts, or just to unwind. Feeling a little stressed? One woman said she told her boss she was going to the market "for therapy." Another shopper was out to find a "real, homegrown tomato," it'd been so many years since she'd had a good one.Inside, year round, you'll find specialty shops, a cafe, lunch counters, a seafood market, a butcher, a bakery, a wine shop, fresh produce, West Virginia products, a top-flight restaurant, places to meet up with friends for a quick lunch or dinner after work, an occasional soothing musical act or poetry reading.