Here is our listing of farmers markets in the Charlotte area. Know of one we can add? Fill us in!
Because of our current situation, some of the markets’ hours have changed, and some openings were delayed. For every market that we’ve listed, we’ve indicated if it’s currently open, and, if not, when it will be. If we couldn’t find any current information, we did not include it in the list, but we can add it in as we receive information.
All of the farmers markets that are open have made safety changes. Go to their websites, which are all listed below, and read about the changes they’ve made.
Also, although this information is verified, plans can change. So make sure to follow the link for the farmers market before you go and make sure that there haven’t been changes.
Farmers’ Market News
The University City Farmers’ Market will make its debut at Shoppes at University Place October 3rd, and will be there every Saturday in October. Read all about University City Farmers’ Market.
Charlotte Area Farmers Markets
The Bulb Mobile Markets
Multiple weekly pop-up markets:
Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Bruns Elementary School, 501 S. Bruns Avenue
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Tuckaseegee Elementary School, 2028 Little Rock Road
Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Centre Square Apartments, 1015 E 16th Street, parking lot closest to Pegram and 17th Street
Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Renaissance West Steam Academy, 3241 New Renaissance Way
Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 pm.: First Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church, 901 Oaklawn Avenue
Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.: Camp North End, 1801 N. Graham Street
Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 6701 Idlewild Road
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.
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
1801 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte, NC 28217
October through April, Tuesday – Saturday form 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.
Cotswold Farmers Market
309 South Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte, NC 28211
Not opening for 2020. Updates on Facebook.
May through October Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Offers fresh produce, breads, seasonal fruits, and more. The market also showcases local musicians, and monthly activities for children and adults. Although it’s not open yet, you can order products from its vendors.
Davidson Farmers Market
120 South Main Street, Davidson, NC, 28036
Phase 2 starting July 11
April through October, Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.
November through March, Saturdays from 9 a.m .to 12 p.m.
Provides a direct connection to local vendors in the Charlotte area, including farms, nurseries, bakeries, meat producers, cheese makers, and more. Phase One of the Davidson Farmers Market reopening starts Saturday, June 27, with pre-order pick-up only and in a slightly different format. DFM will temporarily be limited to the Jackson Street Parking Lot and surrounding area while the Town of Davidson completes construction on the parking lot and the green space by Summit Coffee. Phase Two starts Saturday, July 11 with a fully open market for both preorder pickup and in-person market shopping with social distancing.
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
330 Main Avenue NW, Hickory, NC, 28601
April through October
Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 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.
Open on Saturdays
Gastonia Farmers Market
400 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 Harris Depot Road, Harrisburg, NC, 28075 (next to the Old Post Office and General Store)
May to October, Mondays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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.
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.
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
Tuesdays 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.
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.
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, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 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
May through October, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The largest all volunteer market in NC.
NoDa Farmers Market
No opening date set.
Old Town Farmers Market at Legal Remedy Brewing Co.
129 Oakland Avenuet, Rock Hill, SC
April through November: Saturdays 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Offers fresh produce, local meats and farm products.
Oakhurst Mess Market
4431 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28205
Saturdays through September 26th, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Shop for flowers, kombucha, pet supplies, honey, more.
Piedmont Farmers Market – Winecoff Market
518 Winecoff School Road, Concord, NC
Saturdays from 8 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
2020 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC, 28216 (please note new location)
June 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. Face coverings are required. If you don’t have one the market can provide one for you. Community activities aren’t happening right now at the market. Market vendors will package and distribute the food, keeping a safe distance between customers.
Rotary Square & Market
111 Union Street South, Concord, NC, 282025
May through October: Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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
Tremont Avenue and South Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, 28203
Saturdays from 9 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
Thursday and Saturday: 9 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.
University City Farmers Market
Shoppes at University Place
8929 J M Keynes Drive
Opens in October
Saturdays in October: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Local growers and makers, plus live music and cooking demonstrations.
Uptown Farmers Market
300 S. Davidson Street
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fresh produce, meats, fish, coffee, tea, baked goods and more. It will open in phases, with the next phase starting May 16th (with some extra safety measures and lots of space.) Then when it’s safe to do so, the next phase will start, and that will include mingling, cooking demonstrations, music, children’s activities and more.
The Village at Robinson Farms Market
8410 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC, 28277
April through November, 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.
Offers farm fresh produce, natural meats and eggs, and artisan foods and specialty items.