The Summerville Farmers' Market has a breadth of unique, creative and exciting vendors coming every week to showcase their goods. Many of these wonderfully eccentric people have fascinating stories to share about how they became what they are today. We invite you to read about them and come out yourself here every week or stop in and visit them at the Summerville Farmers' Market, Saturdays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the First Citizens Bank Parking Lot (218 S. Main St.).
Our first informative piece comes to us from Brad Mallett at who can be found every week brewing up some of the finest coffee that the Lowcountry has to offer in Spot #86:
How did you get your start?
My wife, Jacki and I were tired of the
corporate rat race and the cold of the NorthEast so we decided to relocate to the hospitable area of Summerville and bring a service related business that would enhance the lives of people we met.
Where do you find inspiration?
We find inspiration in the people we greet, the
lives we touch and the friends we meet. We have a saying at Coastal
Coffee Roasters: "Everything happens for a reason"
What challenges have you faced?
The regulatory process and building codes
have made creating a new business difficult but not impossible. We
understand the need for safety but question the grandfathering of existing businesses.
Tell us something special about Coastal Coffee Roasters:
We are creating a great destination for Summerville that encourages the same principles that we see everyday at the market. Our special would be to bring in your own container and save a buck off of your order.