Juicing picks up steam in Charleston area

Juicing fresh vegetables and fruits has been a part of the healthy fringe for decades. But as currents of the wellness culture grow and converge in the Charleston area, juicing appears ready to go mainstream.

From kids and college students to suburban moms, midlife health converts and seniors, enough demand has been demonstrated to spawn a series of new local start-ups.

The owners of The Juice Joint, which started operating at the Charleston Farmers Market this past spring, are looking for a permanent location on Folly Beach.