This is a perfect opportunity to shop and support local Charlotte farmers markets and the farmers behind them – plus, you and your family get to bring home quality produce and farm fresh goods. Here is a roundup of the best farmer’s markets in the Charlotte area, open through the summer.
1. Matthews Community Farmers’ Market
Where? The Matthews Farmers’ Market is located right in the heart of downtown Matthews.
When? It takes place on Saturdays year-round, and is open from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. from December through April 4, and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 11 through November.
The market is open with increased safety measures and a limited number of shoppers allowed at one time. Usual attractions include a traditional market, live music, and a chef demo patio.
2. NoDa Farmers’ Market
Where? Located in Canvas Tattoo’s parking lot on North Davidson Street, the NoDa Farmers’ Market is a great way to support local vendors while exploring NoDa.
When? It is held on weekends from March through December, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
You can find locally-grown produce, cheese, meat, honey, baked goods, and more. Vendors include A Smart Cookie, Backyard Sprouts, Magpie, and Brasington’s Natural Farmstead. Check out their Facebook page here: facebook.com/NoDaFarmersMarket
3. The Village at Robinson Farm
Where? The Village at Robinson Farm is located at the corner of Rea Road and Williams Pond Lane in Charlotte.
When? Open year round every Saturday and Wednesday from 9 am-3 pm.
The VRF Farmers’ market provides a convenient place for residents to shop in an open air environment for fresh local produce, plants, and homemade products. Learn more about their various events at villageatrobinsonfarm.com
4. 7th Street Public Market
Where? They are located at the base of 7th Street station parking deck between 6th and 7th streets.
When? They are open year-round Monday-Thursday 7am-8pm, Friday 7am-9pm, Saturday 8:30am-9pm, and Sunday 8:30am-5pm.
7th Street Public Market is a non-profit that believes in doing good by eating well. Its mission is to celebrate local food culture of the Carolinas as well as promote local and regional farmers and entrepreneurs.To check out more about their vendors, visit:
5. Huntersville Growers’ Market
Where? In Veteran’s Park, located in the heart of downtown Huntersville.
When? It’s held on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., May through August.
The Huntersville Growers’ Market was established in 1999, as a way to build community for locally grown products, and to uplift farmers in Huntersville and the surrounding areas of Charlotte. Vendors include local farms, bakeries, and even a plant nursery. More information can be found at huntersville.org
6. Waxhaw Farmers Market
Where? The Market is located at the corner of Price and Church Street in Downtown Waxhaw.
When? They are open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from the beginning of April, to the last Saturday before Christmas.
The Waxhaw Farmers Market is a year-round “growers/producers” market, meaning every vendor offers only their own freshly made or grown goods. More information can be found at waxhawfarmersmarket.com
7. Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
Where? This market is located at 1801 Yorkmont Road.
When? The Regional Farmers Market operates October-April and May-September.
The Charlotte Regional Farmers Market is one of four regional farmers markets provided and owned by the state of North Carolina. They provide prime locations and facilities for farmers to sell their products locally.
8. Cotswold Farmers Market
Where? Cotswold is a farmers market located at 309 S. Sharon Amity Road.
When? Saturday mornings, spring through fall.
They offer farmers a location to sell straight to consumers with seasonal veggies, fruits, eggs and meats. The market also has local bluegrass and jazz musicians playing Saturday mornings.
9. Downtown Pineville Farmers Market
Where? Downtown Pineville Farmers Market is located at 100 Dover street in Pineville, North Carolina.
When? They are an open place for local farmers to come together in the downtown Pineville area every Saturday starting June 2nd.
Find more details on the Charlotte Farmers Markets nearest you.