Charlotte is home to many fantastic farmers markets offering produce and homemade goods from local growers and merchants. In fact, many of the city's top restaurants use these markets for their supplies.
This is the Charlotte area's largest market operating year-round to bring you seasonal fresh fare. It's one of only five markets actually owned by the state of North Carolina and operated by the N.C. Department of Agriculture.
- March - September:
Tuesday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- May - August
Sunday 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
- October - February
Tuesday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1801 Yorkmont Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28266
2. King's Drive Farmers Market
This market only runs from April to October and is a great source for your traditional fruits or vegetables. It is a bit smaller than the other area markets, but it is a great alternative.
- April - October
- Tuesday and Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Satuday: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
S. Kings Dr. and E. Morehead St.
Charlotte, NC 28207
3. Atherton Mill and Market
- Tuesday: 3 to 7 p.m.
- Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Located in the South End of Charlotte, this market is one of the city's newest. It's not the largest, but it's been called the nicest. Be sure to bring cash if you visit this market, as not all vendors accept cards. This is one of the few markets in the city that only allows local vendors.
2104 South Boulevard<br> Charlotte, NC 28203<p>
Located in the heart of downtown Matthews, the Matthews Community Farmers Market is a favorite of local culinary gurus.
- Saturday 7:15 a.m. to Noon (Rain or Shine)
- Wednesday 10 a.m. to Noon
105 N. Trade St.
Matthews, NC 28105
5. Center City Green Market
128 S. Tryon St., Ste 1960
Charlotte, NC 28202
6. Huntersville Farmers Market
The Huntersville Farmers Market in downtown Huntersville serves the Lake Norman communities.
- Through October 27
Tuesday and Saturday 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
103 Maxwell St.
Huntersville, NC 28078
7. Mecklenburg County Market
The Mecklenburg County Market has been serving the Charlotte area in the same location for more than 60 years, with some families who have been there for generations.
- Wednesday and Saturday 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
1515 Harding Place
Charlotte, NC 28204
8. Mint Hill Farmers Market
The Mint Hill Farmers Market operates in the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village (at the Mint Hill Historical Society).
- Through September
Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
7601 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd.
Mint Hill, NC 28227
9. The Neighborhood Farmers Market
The Neighborhood Farmers' Market (NFM) was initiated when the Northwest Neighborhoods and the Charlotte REACH 2010 Project teamed up to increase access to healthy foods and encourage better eating habits while stimulating neighborhood economy and social interaction.
- Through September
Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
2845 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216
10. Meeting Street Market
The mixed-use development at Cedar Walk is introducing its Meeting Street Market every Tuesday beginning at 4 p.m. Vendors include Barbee Farms, Bird Brain Ostrich Ranch and Baucom's Beef. Opens April 28, 2009 Tuesday, 4 p.m. - Dark
Ardrey Kell Rd & Marvin Rd Charlotte, NC 28277
11. Newell Farmers MarketLocated in the University area of Charlotte Newell Farmers Market sells only local, no chemicals and no antibiotics food. They have veggies, fruit, eggs, cheese, beef, pork, jam/jelly, hot sauce and bread. They also have hand combed wool, hand dyed and spun yarn.
Open year round - Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 1704 Rocky River Road
Charlotte, NC 28213