I wondered what it would be like shopping for food when we moved to Georgetown after our experience in Ridgeland, but I needn't have worried. There are wonderful options.
The farmer's market is small but the farms are local. And in addition to organic veggies and fruit, they sell homemade cheese, organic milk with the cream on top, honey, brooms, and wonderful bread from an Eastern European baker.
We bought peaches, melon, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, corn, tomato basil cheddar cheese, and a loaf of crusty bread.
A couple blocks away, the fishing boats and shrimpers come in daily to Independent Seafood.
Although the fishing boats stay at sea about a week at a time, there is always someone pulling up to unload their catch.
The business was begun in 1937 by Herbert Tarbox to serve the local fisherman in getting a fair price for their catch. His son Glennie is in charge now.
It's a very busy place when a boat comes in with workers appearing to unload the catch, sort it, box it, load it on pallets, and get it into refrigerated trucks ASAP.
Most of the seafood goes to restaurants in the New England states but it's also available to us Georgetonians.
The red-lined buckets contain shrimp in different sizes.
Today's catch was flounder, grouper, shad, and tuna.
We bought some flounder.
And here is someone else who works at the fish market. I imagine he takes his pay in delicious seafood dinners.