It’s that time of year again… time for freshly picked veggies, farm fresh eggs, preserves, and bundles of flowers. Honestly, there’s just no better way to spend a Saturday morning than hitting up your favorite brunch spot and then getting your produce for the week at the Farmers Market. As Charlotte grows, so do your options! Here are just a few of our favorite farmers markets in the Charlotte area.
Mecklenburg County Market
This adorable little family-run market has been up and running since 1937, giving it the designation of North Carolina’s oldest farmers market. In it you’ll find fresh seasonal produce ranging from cucumbers to squash to peppers. Other local products are available as well as frozen vegetables. 1515 Harding Place
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, noon- 5 p.m.
Details: no pets
South End Market/Atherton Mill
The South End Market at Atherton Mill is impossibly cool. About a dozen local farmers show up to sell their artisan cheeses, honey, gourmet pet food, and olive oils, as well as local produce. This burgeoning market has been a fixture of the area as it has gone through its boom which means it’s here to stay.
2000 South Blvd.
Hours: Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Details: pets welcome
Food and drink: Coffee at Not Just Coffee
Davidson Farmers Market
One of the few markets in the area that is year-round, the Davidson Farmers Market features more than 35 farmers from all over the Charlotte-metro. More than just produce, meats, baked goods, and cheeses, this farmers market also features music, educational agricultural presentations, and kids activities.
Next to Town Hall between Main and Jackson streets in Davidson
Hours: Saturdays, 8 a.m. – noon
Details: Music, no pets
Food and drink: Blue Barn Bistro and Clean Juice Food trucks
For more info on other area farmers markets, visit CharlotteFive!