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Jun 23, 2012 05:12 PM

grocery store: charleston > kiawah

hi all - we will be in charleston for 4 days, then heading to kiawah for 7 days.
we want to stop at a grocery store on the way - preferably one that has organic foods.
it looks like there's a whole foods in mount pleasant, which is a little out of the way.
any other suggestions?

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  1. The Whole Paycheck, I mean Whole Foods is not on the way to Kiawah, but it's not hard to get to from downtown. There is a Pig on James Island and a Fresh Fields out there, but if you really want organic, go to Whole Foods.

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    1. re: Sue in Mt P

      Worth the slight detour as Sue notes. And you can also go to Trader Joe's in Mt. Pleasant on the way to WH.

    2. Don't bother with Whole Foods - go to the Newton Farms at Fresh Fields Village which is smack in the middle of Kiawah and Seabrook Islands. It carries a huge selection of gourmet and organic food items, as many as are available at Whole Foods and is a hell of a lot closer to where you're vacationing. Whole Foods is nowhere near Kiawah and you've got to account for at least a 25-30 minute drive out to the island with groceries...what if the stuff started to melt in the car? Why bother with all of that when Newton Farms is right there on the island in the little shopping village. It's got a gourmet deli, fish counter, butcher shop, Starbucks stand AND a huge wine selection that is pretty decent for stocking up your condo. I have a house on Seabrook and have been spending the last 30 years vacationing down there, having the new Freshfields village there is a God-send so you don't have to jackass all the way back up to Maybank Hwy if you forget something at the store. If you're serious about eating organic - go one step further and hit the farmstands all along Bohicket Road on the way out to Kiawah and pick up your veggies that way. Have a nice time!

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      1. re: jamie2742

        Newton Farms is a fancy Pig, lol!

        Make sure the farmstands you visit are organic. Not all of them are.

        1. re: Sue in Mt P

          It is a fancy pig...but I love the Pig!!!!LOL
          I was in there last week when I was out at Seabrook and poked around a bit. I think they have plenty of organic to do someone a week on vacation. I did stop at Trader Joes on my way home to Murrells Inlet since I had to drive right by it but I would not travel though all that road construction, clear on the other side of town to stock a condo for vacation with a great choice in walking distance....but if you are already in Charleston it is not that big of a deal if you must.