Fresh fruits and vegetables always take center stage especially when days are packed with warmer temperatures and sunshine. So when it comes to fresh produce, delicious dairy and tantalizing meats, many turn to farmers markets, outdoor venues that sell the best in fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and dairy. Check out these Charlotte area farmers markets for information on that next freshly prepared snack or meal!
Matthews Community Farmers Market
A visit to the Matthews Community Farmers Market will be one that is a worthwhile trip. Aside from the freshest in produce and flowers, you can expect a wealth of farm fresh eggs, milk and other dairy foods. Pastured pork (chops, ribs, unseasoned ground pork, Italian sausage, bratwurst, chorizo, breakfast sausage, boneless ham roast, shanks, backbone, uncured bacon and other meats are also available for purchase. Patrons can also purchase baked goods, natural soaps, plants and handmade baskets.
Location: North Trade Street; Matthews, NC 28105
Hours: Sat: 7:15 am-12:00 pm
Directions: From Uptown Charlotte: Take 7th Street east toward Matthews. This street becomes Monroe Road and then West John Street. Turn left at North Trade Street. The market is on the right.
From I-485: Take Exit 52, turning west onto East John Street toward downtown Matthews. Turn right on North Trade Street. The market is on the right.
From Independence Boulevard: take Sam Newell Road into downtown Matthews, where it becomes North Trade Street. The market is on the left before the intersection with John Street.
From Union County: Take Old Charlotte Highway west into downtown Matthews, where it will become East John Street. Turn right on North Trade Street. The market is immediately on the right.
Atherton Mill and Market
Whether it be fresh meats, vegetables or even fine and unique art and jewelry, you will have choice upon choice when it comes to the Atherton Mill and Market. Located in the the heart of Charlotte’s historic South End District, there is a unique blend of knowledgeable and informed retailers ready to answer your questions as well as local products ready for your purchase. When it comes to freshness, fun while shopping and festive and fantastic products, you cannot go wrong with the Atherton Mill and Market!
Location: 2104 South Boulevard; Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: (803) 744-6741
Hours: Tuesday- 3 pm – 7 pm; Wednesday- 9 am – 1 pm; Saturday – 9 am – 2 pm
Directions: From East Boulevard, take it to South Boulevard, Turn right.
From Uptown Charlotte, Take I-277 and take to South Boulevard exit. Market is located at the intersection of South Boulevard & Tremont Avenue.
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
The Charlotte Regional Farmers Market is the place for a great Saturday morning of fresh food shopping. Not only is the freshest in produce available at your fingertips, but patrons can enjoy great savings on fresh plants, items for the home, beautiful fresh cut flowers and homemade baked goods.
Location: 1801 Yorkmont Road; Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: (704) 357-1269
Hours: Sunday 12:30 pm-6 pm, May thru August; Tuesday – Saturday 8 am-6 pm, March thru September; Tuesday – Saturday 8 am-5 pm, October thru February
Directions: Located from I-77 take Exit 6B to Woodlawn Road, go south on Tryon Street, turn right on Yorkmont Road (pass Embassy Suites Hotel). Market on left approximately 1 mile. From I-85 take Exit 33 to Billy Graham Parkway South, go approximately 2.5 miles to Tyvola Road exit. On Tyvola Road go to 1st traffic signal and turn left onto Yorkmont Road. Market on right approximately 1 mile.