This piece was updated by CharlotteFive Staff in August 2018
From tailgate markets in small communities to fully loaded state-run markets, going to farmers markets is a way of life around here. For some of you, it’s a weekly event. For others, it’s something special to do every once in a while.
The styles of markets vary widely as well, from grower-only markets to truck markets that bring in food from all over. And while some markets open just for the summer, others stay open all year. Even in winter, there are plenty of fresh foods to harvest around here.
Here’s a list of the farmers markets in Mecklenburg and the surrounding counties. Schedules are subject to change so check with the individual market to confirm dates and times. And while many markets accept debit and credit cards, cash is always a safe option.
7th Street Public Market
www.7thstreetpublicmarket.com; 224 E. 7th St., Charlotte.
7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays; 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays and 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays.
South End Market @ Atherton
www.facebook.com/southendmarketclt; 2104 South Blvd. (inside Atherton), Charlotte.
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Year round.
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
www.charlottefarmersmarket.com; 1801 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte. 704-357-1269.
8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays from October-April; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sundays May-September.
Cotswold Farmers Market
cotswoldfarmersmarket.com; 309 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte.
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays May through October.
Davidson Farmers Market
www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org; 128 S. Main St., Davidson.; 980-253-1864
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Find it at Main and Jackson streets next to the Town Hall.
Denver Farmers Market
www.lincolncountyfarmersmarket.com; 7835 Galway Lane, Denver. 704-748-1518.
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. At Rescue Squad Park.
Downtown Lincolnton Farmers Market
www.lincolncountyfarmersmarket.com; 225 W. Water St., Lincolnton. 704-748-1518.
7 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Accepts EBT and debit cards.
Downtown Mooresville Farmers Market
www.mooresvillefarmersmarket.com; 225 E. Iredell Ave., Mooresville. 704-663-7026
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays May-September. At Liberty Park.
Downtown Pineville Farmers Market
www.facebook.com/pinevillefarmersmarket; 100 Dover St., Pineville.
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May-September
Gastonia Farmers Market
www.gastonfarmersmarket.com; 410 E. Long Ave., Gastonia. 704-853-0049.
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays, May-October; 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m Saturdays, April-November.
Huntersville Growers’ Market
www.huntersville.org; At Main and Maxwell streets. Huntersville. 704-766-2220.
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May-August. At Veterans Park.
Kannapolis Farmers Market
www.kannapolisnc.gov/farmersmarket; 358 Oak Avenue Mall Drive, Kannapolis. 704-920-4300.
4-7 p.m. Thursdays, May-September. At the corner of Vance Avenue and Dale Earnhardt Boulevard.
Kings Drive Farmers Market
www.facebook.com/simpsonsproduce; 938 S. Kings Drive, Charlotte. 704-332-6366.
6 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.
Lincolnton DSS Market
www.lincolncountyfarmersmarket.com; 1136 E. Main St., Lincolnton. 704-748-1518.
8 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. At Department of Social Services.
Matthews Community Farmers Market
www.matthewsfarmersmarket.com; 188 N. Trade St., Matthews. 704-488-4763.
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, April-November; 8-10 a.m. Saturdays, December-April.
Mecklenburg County Market
mecklenburgcountymarket.com; 1515 Harding Place, Charlotte. 704-533-0073.
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sundays, year-round.
Mint Hill Farmers Market
www.minthillhistory.com; 7601 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill. 704-573-0726.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May-October.
Mount Holly Farmers Market
www.mounthollyfarmersmarket.com; 226 S. Main St., Mount Holly. 704-609-0666 or 704-827-7989.
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May-August.
NoDa Farmers Market
www.nodafarmersmarket.com; 3221 Yadkin Ave., Charlotte. 805-459-5777.
9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, March-November; 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays.
Old Town Market
www.onlyinoldtown.com/market; 300 East Main St., Rock Hill, S.C. Contact: email@example.com.
5-8 p.m. Thursdays, June-August. Fountain Park.
Piedmont Market: Harrisburg Farmers Market
www.piedmontfarmersmarket.com, 6960 Harris Depot Road; 704-208-0215
3-6 p.m. Mondays, May-October.
Piedmont Market: Winecoff School Road Farmers Market
www.piedmontfarmersmarket.com, 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord
8 a.m.- noon Saturdays.
Piedmont Market: Rotary Square Farmers Market
www.piedmontfarmersmarket.com, 120 Union St. S., Concord.
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, starting in May
Rosa Parks Farmers Market
www.mecknc.gov. 1600 W. Trade St., 980-314-9145.
A partnership between the Mecklenburg Health Department and Johnson C. Smith University. 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays until Sept. 25. (Additional hours may be added next year.)
Statesville Evening Market
www.theeveningfarmersmarket.com; 134 N. Center St., Statesville. 704-562-1262
3:30-6 p.m. Thursdays, April-October. At Pecan Park.
Union County Farmers Market
www.co.union.nc.us; 805 Skyway Drive, Monroe. 704-283-3626.
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The winter market starts in January, the spring market starts in April, the off-season market starts in November.
Village at Robinson Farm Market
www.villageatrobinsonfarm.com; 8410 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-519-4214.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Waxhaw Farmers Market
www.waxhawfarmersmarket.org; 208 N. Church St., Waxhaw.
9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, April-December. The market operates bi-weekly January through March from 10 a.m.-noon.