The following is an example of common permits and licenses that may be required for some vendors; this is not an exhaustive list:

  • Food Regulations: All Food Concessions, Bakers, Processors, Seafood, and those offering samples must abide by all regulations enforced by SC DHEC (Department for Health & Environmental Control and have a SC DHEC approved kitchen and/or certification with the SCDA (South Carolina Department of Agriculture)
  • Business Licensing: SC Retail Tax Commission - 803.898.5788
  • Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC) - 843.757.6441,; Email:
  • S.C. Department of Agriculture - 803.737.9690,
  • Insurance: The St. Helena Island Community Market does not carry insurance to cover vendors or participants. Vendors are required to carry their own personal, general and/or product liability insurance and to produce a copy of the certificate prior to participation in the Market.

Click here for the Vendor Application

The St. Helena Island Community Market was established by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park Committee to create a regular community marketplace for small local farmers, craft vendors, and young entrepreneurs. The Market will also be used to continue enhancing the positive image of the MLK Park in the community. The Market will operate on the 1st Saturday of each month from 10am – 3pm during March - December 2018. See page 4 for the detailed Market schedule. A complete and signed application is required for all vendors.

Important Notice to all Market Vendors & Participants

The St. Helena Island Community Market is a "Direct-to-Consumer Market. All of our vendors are responsible for complying with local, state and federal requirements governing the sale and production of all products and for acquiring the necessary permits/licenses necessary for operating their business. Click here for guidance from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

See you on the Green!