Farmers’ markets are the most important way to connect farmers to the community. Shop at one of these Charlotte area farmers’ markets for the freshest produce, meat and other products.
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Charlotte Area Farmers Markets
The Bulb Mobile Markets
Multiple weekly pop-up markets:
Follow above link for schedule.
The Bulb Mobile Market’s goal is to bring mostly local produce to food-insecure neighborhoods. Markets are referral or donation based. Neighbors choose how much they can afford per item. If proof of zero income or 50% of the area median income is provided, items and services are for free. The markets above are the ones currently scheduled, but make sure to follow the above link, as more might be added, and schedule changes might occur. Call 980-224-3972 for a quick assessment and for guidelines for the pick-up locations. The assessment is to help with future grant applications, as all the markets are made possible through grants or sponsorships. If you haven’t filled out an assessment before arriving you can do it there. Everyone is welcome to shop at these markets, however. There’s a suggested $5 donation per family, but nobody is turned away.
Cotswold Farmers’ Market
309 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte, NC 28211
June 12th through late fall, 2021
Saturdays 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Across from Cotswold Marketplace Shopping Center. Features local farmers, ranchers, food artisans, provisioners and crafters.
North End Farmers’ Market
Camp North End, 300 Camp Road, Charlotte, 28206
April 28th through October, 2021
Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Weekly farmers’ market with produce, proteins, artisanal food products and a curated mix of rating vendors. Check back soon for details.
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
1801 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte, NC 28217
October through April, Tuesday – Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May through September, Tuesday – Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
One of four regional farmers markets owned by the state of North Carolina, and offers fresh produce, fresh pork products, grass fed beef, goat milk cheese, baked goods, plants, and more.
Davidson Farmers Market
120 South Main Street, Davidson, NC, 28036
April through November, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (April 3rd to November 20th, 2021)
Provides a direct connection to local vendors in the Charlotte area, including farms, nurseries, bakeries, meat producers, cheese makers, and more.
Denver Farmers Market
Pursuit Church parking lot, 3618 NC Hwy 16 Business, Denver, NC, 28037
Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Downtown Hickory Farmers Market
Winter Market: First Presbyterian Church, 237 2nd Street NW, Hickory
Spring, Summer, Fall: Union Square NW, Hickory
November 28th to April 10th: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Hickory
April through October, starting April 17th: Union Square NW, Hickory
Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Enjoy select meats, mountain trout, rice, honey, eggs, cheese, baked goods, marinades, preserves, flowers, potted plants, shrubs, artisan crafts, and more.
Foothills Farmers Market
City Pavilion, 126 West Marion Street, Shelby, NC, 28150:
April through October, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
May to October: Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cleveland County Public Health Center, 200 S Post Road, Shelby:
Tuesdays from June to August, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fort Mill Farmer’s Market
106 N. White Street, Fort Mill, SC 29715
May 8th to October 30th, 2021
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Offers local produce, farm and agricultural products, and handmade items.
Gastonia Farmers Market
410 East Long Avenue, Gastonia, NC, 28054
May through October: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
April and November, Saturdays only, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Offers baked goods, crafts, flowers and plants, fruit, herbs, vegetables, meat, eggs, and more.
Harrisburg Farmer’s Market
6960 Robinson Church Road, Harrisburg (next to the Old Post Office and General Store)
May to October, Mondays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., starting May 3rd, 2021
Huntersville Growers Market
Veterans Park at Main & Maxwell, 201 Huntersville-Concord Road, Huntersville
May through August, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (starts May 8th, 2021)
Offers organic produce and meat.
Kannapolis Farmers Market
358 Oak Avenue Mall Drive, Kannapolis, NC, 28081 (The corner of Vance Avenue and Dale Earnhardt Boulevard)
May through September, Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Starts May 6th, 2021)
Offers a wide variety of fresh, local produce as well as cheese, ice cream, honey, baked goods, and more.
Kings Drive Farmers Market (Simpson’s Produce)
938 South Kings Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28204
April through September, starting April 16th, 2021
Thursdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In addition, the market is open every day in October with fall flowers, pumpkins and produce
And it’s open in late November and December with Christmas trees, wreaths and bows
A co-op of farmers working to bring fresh and local fruits and veggies.
Matthews Community Farmers Market
188 North Trade Street, Matthews, NC, 28105
April through November, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (April 10th to November 20th, 2021)
December through March, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
All food and other market products, except fish, are grown, raised, or made within 50 miles of Matthews. Also offers plants, baked goods, hand-crafted items, and more,
Mecklenburg County Market
1515 Harding Place, Charlotte, NC, 28204
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Mint Hill Farmers Market
7601 Matthews Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227
May through October, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Set in the Carl J. McEwen Historical Village, the market offers locally grown produce, crafts, and more.
Mount Holly Farmers Market
226 South Main Street, Mount Holly, NC, 28120
April through October, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The largest all volunteer market in NC.
Old Town Farmers Market at Legal Remedy Brewing Co.
129 Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, SC
April through November: Saturdays 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (April 3rd to November 8th, 2021)
Offers fresh produce, local meats and farm products.
Piedmont Farmers Market – Winecoff Market
518 Winecoff School Road, Concord, NC
Saturdays year round:
May to September: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (starting May 1st, 2021)
October to April: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cabarrus County’s oldest farmers market offers a variety of fruits, vegetables, beef, chicken, pork, eggs, cheese, baked goods, and handcrafted items.
Plaza Midwood Farmer’s Market
At Common Market, 2007 Commonwealth Avenue, Charlotte, NC
April through November, Saturdays from 10 a.m .to 1 p.m.
Offers fresh veggies, fruit, eggs, honey, flowers, jam, and more.
Rosa Parks Farmers Market
1600 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28216 (please note new location)
June 5th through September, Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Offers locally grown and seasonal fruits, honey, jams and jellies, baked goods, and vegetables.
Rotary Square & Market
111 Union Street South, Concord, NC, 28025
May through October: Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (starts May 4th, 2021)
Developed by the Concord Rotary Club, the market brings together artisans, local farmers, and residents to provide easy access to locally grown produce.
South End Market
2000 South Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, 28203
Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A community hub in the South End neighborhood showcasing small local farms and artisans, offering produce, meat, seafood, dairy products, eggs, and more.
Union County Farmers Market
805 Skyway Drive, Monroe, NC, 28110
Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Local only market that features fresh fruit, vegetables, grass fed beef, pasture raised pork, chicken, farm fresh eggs, local honey, baked goods, artisan crafts, and plants.
Union County Farmers Market — Indian Trail Satellite Market
Chestnut Square Park, 320 Chestnut Parkway, Indian Trail
Coming in summer of 2021
Check back soon for details
University City Farmers Market
Shoppes at University Place
8929 J M Keynes Drive
May to November (Opens May 1st)
Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Local growers and makers, plus live music and cooking demonstrations.
Uptown Farmers Market
300 S. Davidson Street
April to December (April 17th to December 11th, 2021)
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fresh produce, meats, fish, coffee, tea, baked goods and more. Includes (when safe) cooking demonstrations, music, children’s activities and more.
The Village at Robinson Farms Market
8410 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC, 28277
April through October, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Offers peaches, tomatoes, melons, squashes, plants, herbs, eggs, and more.
Waxhaw Farmers Market
27290 Waxhaw Parkway, Waxhaw, NC, 28173
April through December, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
January through March, every other Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Starting June 16th, Wednesdays 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Offers farm fresh produce, natural meats and eggs, and artisan foods and specialty items.