Fun for the entire family at Dempsey Farms 

A trip to scenic Fripp Island, South Carolina is always an exciting adventure for travelers. While some head this way to relax and unwind at a leisurely pace, others can’t wait to expand their itinerary and make the most of every moment exploring. The beauty of a Fripp Island getaway is that you’ll find you’re always well within reach of one-of-a-kind activities to try while you’re here. When you’re looking for an experience to enjoy during your stay that’s equal parts engaging and savory, you won’t want to miss out on time at Dempsey Farms. This Saint Helena Island destination is a must-visit the next time you’re heading in this direction!

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Enjoy a U-Pick Experience Around Varying Harvesting Dates

Dempsey Farms is a fantastic place to enjoy picking your own produce alongside family and friends. Depending on what you’re looking to pick and enjoy, you’ll want to keep their harvesting dates in mind to plan a trip that meets your palate-pleasing style! Spring through July tends to be the times of year that many visitors head this way to pick up something delicious. The spring schedule has strawberries ready to be picked between April 4 and May 30 while squash and zucchini are prime between May 1 and June 30. This is also the perfect timeframe to pick up green beans while guests can enjoy pickles and sliced cucumbers on-site between May 15 and July 20. Come by for sweet corn between June 4 and July 15 or pick up some amazing okra between May 30 and July 30. Eggplant, cantaloupe, and peppers are in season between June 1 and July 30 with tomatoes not far behind starting June 10. Looking to pick your own watermelons this year? Be here between June 10 and July 30 to find your best options! Winter vegetables available to pick on-site are always at their best between October 1 and November 15 at Dempsey Farms. Of course, you’ll want to keep in mind that harvesting dates can vary depending on annual weather patterns so keep an open mind and come ready to explore.

Beyond Pick Your Own Options

While picking your own produce and goods is certainly a huge draw at Dempsey Farms, visitors can also enjoy browsing their market that’s often open between Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 until 2:00 pm certain times of the year. Here, you can typically find everything from eggplant and okra to bell peppers, corn, beets, cabbage, winter squash, and shelled butter beans as well. In the fall, the market showcases pumpkins and gourds too.

Planning Your Visit

When you’re ready to enjoy some quality time at Dempsey Farms you’ll find them located at 1576 Sea Island Parkway. This family farm has been in business in the area for more than 60 years, which means your visit will be a great way to contribute to the continuing local economy! They accept cash or checks on-site, and questions can be directed to or 843-838-3656.

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