The place to meet farmers, food producers and many of your neighbors is at a farmers market on a summer Saturday morning. But there’s a lot of variety in types of markets, from small-town afternoon tailgates to bigger urban spots that operate all week. Here are details for more than 30 markets in and around Charlotte.
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Morganton Farmers Market
300 Beach St., Morganton, 828-439-4460, www.downtownmorganton.com.
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, April 30-Oct. 29.
Mini-market 1-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 1-Oct. 26, 111 N. Green St.
Kannapolis Farmers Market
358 Oak Avenue Mall Drive, Kannapolis, 704-804-3082, www.kannapolisnc.gov.
4-7 p.m. Thursdays, May-September, near Vance Avenue and Dale Earnhardt Boulevard.
Piedmont Farmers Markets
Three locations; 704-425-5559.
▪ 120 Union St. S., Concord. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, at Rotary Square.
▪ 6960 Robinson Church Road, Harrisburg. 3-6 p.m. Mondays, next to the train depot.
▪ 518 Winecoff School Road, Kannapolis. 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, at Winecoff School and Orphanage roads.
Caldwell County Farmers Market
120 Hospital Ave. NE, Lenoir, 828-221-0223.
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 7 through December. Producer-only market, in the parking lot of Caldwell County Public Library.
Downtown Hickory Farmers Market
222 Union Square, Hickory, 828-308-6508, www.hickoryfarmersmarket.com.
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays until Nov. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays through October. On Union Square.
Conover Farmers Market
109 First St. E., Conover, 828-234-7075, www.conoverfarmersmarket.org.
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Oct. 10. Accepts WIC, SNAP, EBT and debit cards.
Chester County (S.C.)
Chester Farmers & Artisans Market
111 Columbia St., Chester, 803-444-4320, www.chestersc.org.
Opens May 14. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon Tuesdays. Accepts SNAP, WIC and senior vouchers. Also has Fresh to You delivery service for seniors.
Foothills Farmers Market
126 W. Marion St., Shelby, 704-470-7603, www.foothillsfarmersmarket.com.
8 a.m.-noon Wednesdays and Saturdays through November. Plus two satellite locations June-August: 8 a.m.-noon Tuesdays at the Cleveland County Health Department, 200 S. Post Road, and 4-7 p.m. Thursdays in Patriots’ Park in Kings Mountain.
Mount Holly Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 14-Aug. 26; tailgate market in September and October.
Gastonia Farmers Market
410 E. Long Ave., Gastonia, 704-853-0049, www.gastoniafarmersmarket.com.
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays in April and November, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays May-October.
Mooresville Farmers Market
225 E. Iredell Ave., Mooresville, 704-663-7016, mooresvillerecreation.org.
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 7-Sept. 24. At Liberty Park.
Statesville Evening Market
138 N. Center St., Statesville, 704-929-0347 or 704-873-3361.
3:45-6 p.m. Thursdays until Oct. 27. In Pecan Park at Water and Center streets, behind First ARP Church downtown.
Denver Farmers Market
7835 Galway Lane, Denver, 704-748-1518, www.lincolncountyfarmersmarket.com.
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. At Rescue Squad Park, across from Lincoln Charter School.
Lincoln County Farmers Market
225 W. Water St., Lincolnton, 704-748-1518, www.lincolncountyfarmersmarket.com.
7 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Also Tuesdays starting May 10. Accepts EBT and debit cards.
Lincolnton DSS Market
1136 E. Main St., Lincolnton, 704-748-1518, www.lincolncountyfarmersmarket.com.
7 a.m.-noon Thursdays at Department of Social Services. Accepts EBT and debit cards.
Atherton Market at Atherton Mill
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday for the market; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays for farm stands.
NoDa Farmers Market
701 E. 36th St., 704-906-1705 or 704-906-1645, www.nodafarmersmarket.com.
9 a.m.-noon Saturdays year-round; moves inside Neighborhood Theatre from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays November-March.
7th Street Public Market
7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays (individual vendor hours may vary).
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
1801 Yorkmont Road, 704-357-1269, www.charlottefarmersmarket.com or on Facebook.
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays October-April 30; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sundays May 1-September.
Cotswold Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon May 7-Oct. 29 across from IHop at Cotswold Mall.
Davidson Farmers' Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Thanksgiving. Every 9-11 a.m. every other Saturday November-March. Between Main and Jackson streets next to Town Hall. (New policy: No dogs allowed.)
Huntersville Farmers Market
200 Gilead Road, Huntersville, 704-766-2220, www.huntersville.org.
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays May 21-Sept. 24. On the grounds of Huntersville Elementary School.
Kings Drive Farmers Market
938 S. Kings Drive, Charlotte, 704-332-6366.
6 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays, 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, and daily in October; closes Oct. 31.
Matthews Community Farmers' Market
188 N. Trade St., Matthews, 704-821-6430, www.matthewsfarmersmarket.com.
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays April-November, 8-10 a.m. Saturdays December-March. Local-producer market.
Mecklenburg County Market
1515 Harding Place, Charlotte, 704-533-0073, beverlysgourmetfoods.com.
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Tuesdays, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays year-round.
Mint Hill Farmers Market
7601 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, 704-573-0726 or on Facebook.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays May 7 through October.
Newell Farmers Market
1704 Rocky River Road, Charlotte, 704-578-1415, newellfarmersmarket.com.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays.
Pineville Farmers Market
100 Dover St., Pineville, 704-906-0566. On Facebook.
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays from May 14-Labor Day. Local-grown and some organic produce. At Main and Dover streets beside the railroad tracks.
Rosa Parks Farmers Market
2845 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, 704-582-1502.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays June 7-Sept. 27. Run by the Mecklenburg Health Department.
Village at Robinson Farm Market
8410 Rea Road, Charlotte, 704-400-5195, www.villageatrobinsonfarm.com.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays though Oct. 29.
Stanly County Farmers Market
501 W. Main St., Albemarle, 704-984-9415, www.albemarledowntown.com.
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays through October, 8 a.m.-noon Wednesdays and Saturdays June-August, every other Saturday November and December. In open-air building behind the train depot.
Union County Farmers Market
805 Skyway Drive, Monroe, 704-283-3626, www.unioncountync.gov or on Facebook.
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays April through December, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays January-March, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays June through October.
Waxhaw Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays until Dec. 24, 10 a.m.-noon every other week mid-January to March, weather permitting. Behind the Village Gallery.
York County (S.C.)
Old Town Market
300 E. Main St., Rock Hill, 803-329-8756, onlyinoldtown.com.
5-8 p.m. Thursdays May 19-Aug. 25. At Saluda Street by Fountain Park.