Here’s Our 2020 Charlotte Farmers Market Update

Even with everything going on this spring, you can still shop local and fresh. 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.

Note: As conditions and regulations continue to change, please confirm all details with vendors before making plans.

CHARLOTTE FAVORITES

Cotswold Farmers Market
309 S. Sharon Amity Rd.

via Facebook

Opening details: The market has pushed back its opening due to COVID-19 concerns, but many of their vendors and farms are operating and offering no-contact pickup or delivery. Check their Facebook page for more information.

Simpson’s Produce
938 S Kings Dr. and 4833 Sharon Rd.

via Facebook

Opening details: Produce is open Tuesday 6 am – 6 pm, Friday 6 am – 7 pm and Saturday 6 am – 3 pm. The market is open for flower shopping Monday-Saturday varying hours.

In addition to the normal selection we all know and love, Simpson’s is also offering $25 “essential boxes” filled with fresh produce available for curbside pick up. No ordering necessary, the boxes are pre-made and ready to go.

South End Market at Atherton
235 W Tremont Ave.

Opening details: Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Be on the lookout for SC peaches, produce from ColdWater Creek Farms and more. While the market remains open, they have a number of safety guidelines for guests on their website, including social distancing measures, encouraging face coverings and sending one member of each household to do market shopping.

Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
1801 Yorkmont Road

via Facebook

Open: Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sundays from 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. To ensure health and safety of shoppers and vendors, the market recommends shoppers abide by social distancing guidelines and have increased spacing between vendors to 36 feet.

Union Market
1316 Providence Road South, Waxhaw

via Facebook

Opening details:

  • Mon – Fri, 9:30am – 6:30pm
  • Saturday, 8:30am – 6:30pm
  • Sunday, 10:30am – 5:30pm

In season now are fresh strawberries, tomatoes, watermelons, leafy greens and more. Shoppers can also opt for contactless curbside pickup or nearby delivery.

Plaza Midwood Farmers Market
2007 Commonwealth Ave.

via Facebook

Opening details: 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 and specials. This season, they’re asking customers maintain appropriate social distance.

Uptown Farmers Market
300 S. DAVIDSON ST

Opening Saturday, May 16th, 8am – 12:30pm, with all social distancing guidelines and hygiene requirements considered best practices. Please come visit the vendors in person for a wide array of fresh produce, meats, fish, coffee, tea, baked goods, and other delicious foods.

Pre-orders still available, check with individual vendors to arrange pick-up at market.

Mecklenburg County Market
1515 Harding Place

Opening details: 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. Call ahead for curbside pickup.

7th Street Public Market – Temporarily closed
224 E. 7th Street

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Opening details: Temporarily closed.While the market is temporarily closed, you can still support some vendors offering delivery or curbside pickup:

  • Orrman’s Cheese Shop is offering virtual cheese experience with curbside pickup. Click here for link
  • Assorted Table Wine Shoppe is offering free delivery for orders over $100
  • Viva Raw is offering free delivery with pre-orders over $40 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Zia Pia imports and Italian kitchen has meal kits for curbside pickup and delivery
  • It’s Poppin is delivering kettlekorn throughout the week or find them curbside Thursday-Saturday weather permitting

The Village at Robinson Farm
8410 Rea Road

Opening details: Saturdays and Wednesdays 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. The market has a number of safety precautions for visitors listed on its website, including recommending face coverings and maintaining social distancing.

Rosa Parks Farmers Market
3725 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte

Opening details: Tuesdays June – September, 3 – 7 p.m.

Since 2016, the Rosa Parks Farmers Market has been offering locally-grown and seasonal fruits, honey, jams and jellies, baked goods, vegetables and more.

Waxhaw Farmers Market
208 N. Church St., Waxhaw

via Facebook

Opening details: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Shop fresh meats and eggs, artisan foods, native plants and flowers and more. The market is taking extra precautions this season with hand-washing stations, controlled entry and frequent sanitation of high-touch areas.

Downtown Pineville Farmers Market
100 Dover St., Pineville

via Facebook

Opening details: Saturdays 8 a.m. – noon beginning June 1.

Local farmers will gather in Downtown Pineville to offer the best in produce and fresh food beginning in June.

Matthews Community Farmers’ Market
208 North Trade Street, Matthews

via Facebook

Opening details: 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. The market has published a list of safety tips for guests, and will be enforcing a 50-person maximum capacity until further notice.

The Mint Hill Farmers Market
7601 Matthews-Mint Hill Road

Opening details: Opens May 16 and will be 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.

LAKE NORMAN and OTHER TOWNS

Huntersville Growers Market
Veterans Park, Huntersville

Open: Saturdays May 9 – 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. Visit them online for pre-orders for onsite pick up.

The Davidson Farmers Market
216 S. Main Street

Opening details: Closed until further notice.

Gastonia Farmers Market
410 E Long Ave, Gastonia

Open: 
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. The market will continue operating normal hours, but all events are suspended. Many vendors are accepting pre-orders via phone or website. 

Lincoln County Farmers Market
225 W Water St., Denver and Lincolnton

Opening details: Stay tuned for a mid-May opening date. The Downtown Lincolnton Market will be open Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 12 noon.  The Market at DSS in Lincolnton is currently open on Thursdays from 8 a.m. until 12 noon.

Browse the local vegetables, fruits, meats, baked goods, crafts and more at the markets’ two locations.

The Springs Farm Stand, Market, UPick Farm in Ft. Mill
1010 Springfield Parkway, Fort Mill

via Facebook

Opening details: 8:00 am – 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. The store is currently open special hours with limited capacity.

Old Town Farmers Market
Legal Remedy Brewing, Rock Hill

Open: Saturdays, 8 a.m. – noon.

Expect fresh produce and farm products from local vendors. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for live updates from the market each week.

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