The new South Carolina State Farmers Market is a state-of-the-art facility that provides the agricultural community of South Carolina with a one-of-a-kind venue in which to showcase South Carolina products. The site in Lexington County is located on U.S. Hwy. 321 (Charleston Highway) and is within 1.5 miles of both I-77 and I-26, with over 2,500 feet of frontage on I-26. The farmers market has many amenities, including a climate-controlled retail building "The Corbett Building" that houses a restaurant, bakery, exhibition kitchen, general store and retail produce space. Future features of the market will include an amphitheater with school bus drop-off area, additional retail buildings and a specialty food shop. The new market design is based upon a clearly-defined plan that provides separate and distinct areas for the major wholesale vendors, the retail sale of South Carolina agricultural products, with a section specifically designed for this purpose, and also a farmers' shed section, which is owned and operated by SCDA and provides an environment for South Carolina farmers to rent space on a daily or seasonal basis in order to offer their products.