Is it just us or does fresh produce actually taste better? Stepping up your salad and summer meal game has never been easier thanks to these greater Charlotte farmers markets from Lake Norman to Fort Mill:
Cotswold Farmers Market
309 S Sharon Amity Rd.
Open: Saturdays through October 27, 8 a.m. – noon.
Shop local produce, breads, seasonal fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, flowers and more from vendors and farmers at this market supported by The Charlotte Providence Rotary Club. While you shop, enjoy live music and monthly activities.
938 S Kings Dr. and 4833 Sharon Rd.
Open: Kings Drive market: Tuesday and Friday 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.
SouthPark market: Wednesdays 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The roadside market that draws crowds all over the area is officially back for the season. As you’re running errands in the Metropolitan or walking along the Greenway, stop at Kings Drive for produce, meat, local jams and all of your gardening needs. Don’t be intimidated by the parking lot, there are attendants making sure you can get in and out quickly and easily. If you’re closer to SouthPark, visit the market at 4833 Sharon Road.
Atherton Mill and Market
2000-2140 S. Blvd.
Open: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Step into a culinary tour of North Carolina at Atherton Mill. Talk to local farmers and artisans about their products and stock up on produce, fish, pre-packaged meals and even hand crafted coffee at this South End favorite. View all vendors here.
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
1801 Yorkmont Road
Open: May – September
Tuesday – Saturday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
You haven’t shopped a farmer’s market until you’ve shopped the at the Charlotte Regional Farmer’s Market. Here you can grab the freshest produce from all over the area, local wines, flowers, crafts and artisan goods. Go early in the day to make sure you get to visit all of the vendors. Plus, plan your trip around one of the many events they have going on throughout the season.
Friendship Gardens Mobile Market
CATS Transit Center, Uptown
Open: Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The Mobile Market is back for its fourth year serving neighbors in Uptown. Accepts cash, debit, credit card and EBT/SNAP/WIC benefits.
Providence Produce Market
Providence Road, Indian Trail, Matthews, and Waxhaw
- Indian Trail Hub | 1402 Waxhaw Indian Trail Rd.
8:30am – 3pm, Monday thru Friday
- Providence South Location | 1316 Providence Road South, Waxhaw
7 days a week 9am-7pm
- Rockstore Market | 3116 Old Monroe Road
M-F 9-7; Sat. 9-7; Sun. 9-6
- Providence Road Market | 10636 Providence Road
M-F 9-7; Sat. 9-7; Sun. 10-7
In season now are fresh strawberries, tomatoes, watermelons, leafy greens and more. You can find the classic produce stands on Providence Road and in Mint Hill, Mathews and Waxhaw.
Open: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
All vendors featured at the Plaza Midwood Farmers Market are small local and organic producers delivering meat, eggs, honey and other produce each Saturday. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for updates, specials and events.
Mecklenburg County Market
1515 Harding Place
Open: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.
Pay a visit to the oldest farmers market in NC dating all the way back to 1937. Today the Mecklenburg County Market is still running strong and serving up Beverly’s Gourmet Foods, fresh produce and a large variety of tomatoes year-round.
7th Street Public Market
224 E. 7th Street
Open: Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This half market, half gourmet grocery is a food lover’s dream. You can score a deal on fresh meat, fish, produce and more local products or make a day of it and stay for lunch at one of the market’s eateries. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for event updates.
NoDa Farmers Market
3221 Yadkin Avenue
Open: Saturdays 9 a.m. – noon, year-round
This year-round market offers a chance for NoDa neighbors to connect with the farmers, growers and producers bringing local goods from the fields to their tables. Vendors include Burton Farms, Wish We Had Acres, Greeneman Farms and more.
The Village at Robinson Farm
8410 Rea Road
Open: Saturdays and Wednesdays through October, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by and visit Jason and Kristin from Unity Farmers to shop peaches, tomatoes, melons, squash, plants, herbs, fresh eggs and flowers all the way through pumpkin season.
Rosa Parks Farmers Market
2845 Beatties Ford Rd.
Open: Tuesdays June – September, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Since 2016, the Rosa Parks Farmers Market has been offering locally-grown and seasonal fruits, honey, James and jellies, baked goods, vegetables and more.
The Newell Farmers Market
1704 Rocky River Road, Charlotte
Open: Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Shop the Newton family’s bounty of fresh vegetables along with jams, jellies, pickles and local producers’ beef, pork, pastured chickens, home made butters and cheeses.
Waxhaw Farmers Market
208 N. Church St., Waxhaw
Open: Saturdays April – December, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Shop fresh meats and eggs, artisan foods, native plants and flowers and more. Mark your calendars for their first Farm to Fork culinary event on June 24.
Downtown Pineville Farmers Market
100 Dover St., Pineville
Open: Saturdays 8 a.m. – noon beginning June 2.
Local farmers will gather in Downtown Pineville to offer the best in produce and fresh food beginning June 2.
Matthews Community Farmers’ Market
208 North Trade Street, Matthews
Open: Saturdays, 8 a.m. – noon through November
Take in the sights and sounds of Spring at Matthews Community Farmers Market. You’ll be supporting your local farmers, as all produce and products come from within a 50 mile radius of the market. Open rain or shine with free parking. Most vendors will accept credit cards and no dogs are allowed.
The Mint Hill Farmers Market
7601 Matthews-Mint Hill Road
Open: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. through October
Meet local vendors offering baked goods, crafts, produce and more inside the Carl McEwen Historic Village.
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Huntersville Growers Market
Veterans Park, Huntersville
Open: Saturdays May – August, 8 a.m.-noon
The weekly market is open May through August with lots of kid friendly events and produce, flowers, and baked goods along with jewelry, plants and crafts. Plan your trip around one of the market’s family-friendly events.
The Davidson Farmers Market
216 S. Main Street
Open: Saturdays 8 a.m.–noon
Whether you’re on the hunt for a fresh bouquet, baked goods, local produce or simply a Saturday morning spent with neighbors, you’ll find what you’re looking for at the Davidson Farmers Market. Help them celebrate their 10th season!
Gastonia Farmers Market
410 E Long Ave, Gastonia
Tue: 7:30am – 12:30am May-October
Thu: 7:30am – 12:30am May-October
Sat: 7:30am – 12:30am April-November
Expect 100% vendor-grown or made vegetables, fruit and more. Beyond the produce, look out for live music performances, festivals and twilight market events. View all vendors here.
Lincoln County Farmers Market
225 W Water St., Denver and Lincolnton
Open: 8 a.m. – Noon
Browse the local vegetables, fruits, meats, baked goods, crafts and more at the markets’ three locations.
The Springs Farm Stand, Market, UPick Farm in Ft. Mill
1010 Springfield Parkway, Fort Mill
Open: April – September
Monday – Saturday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Known for their tree-ripened peaches since 1936, families can still stock up on the freshest fruits and vegetables at Springs Farm before indulging in homemade baked goods and ice cream. If you prefer to pick-your-own, don’t miss strawberry season.
Old Town Farmers Market
Legal Remedy Brewing, Rock Hill
Open: Saturdays, 8 a.m. – noon.
Expect fresh produce and farm products from local vendors. After stocking up, stick around for a brew at Legal Remedy.