Food & Drink

Guide to Charlotte-area farmers markets

By Kathleen Purvis and Gavin Off

UPDATE: Newest info about farmers markets

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.

Burke County

Morganton Farmers Market

300 Beach St., Morganton, 828-439-4460,

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.

Cabarrus County

Kannapolis Farmers Market

358 Oak Avenue Mall Drive, Kannapolis, 704-804-3082,

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

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.

Catawba County

Downtown Hickory Farmers Market

222 Union Square, Hickory, 828-308-6508,

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,

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,

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.

Cleveland County

Foothills Farmers Market

126 W. Marion St., Shelby, 704-470-7603,

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.

Gaston County

Mount Holly Farmers Market

226 S. Main St., Mount Holly, 704-827-7989, or on Facebook.

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,

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.

Iredell County

Mooresville Farmers Market

225 E. Iredell Ave., Mooresville, 704-663-7016,

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.

Lincoln County

Denver Farmers Market

7835 Galway Lane, Denver, 704-748-1518,

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,

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,

7 a.m.-noon Thursdays at Department of Social Services. Accepts EBT and debit cards.

Mecklenburg County

Atherton Market at Atherton Mill

2104 South Blvd., or on Facebook.

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,

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

224 E. Seventh St., 704-230-4346, or on Facebook.

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, 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

309 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte, 704-975-5054. or Facebook.

8 a.m.-noon May 7-Oct. 29 across from IHop at Cotswold Mall.

Davidson Farmers' Market

128 Main St., Davidson, 704-253-1864, or Facebook and Instagram (@farmersmarket_davidson).

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays though Oct. 29.

Stanly County

Stanly County Farmers Market

501 W. Main St., Albemarle, 704-984-9415,

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

Union County Farmers Market

805 Skyway Drive, Monroe, 704-283-3626, 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

116 McDonald St., Waxhaw, or on Facebook.

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,

5-8 p.m. Thursdays May 19-Aug. 25. At Saluda Street by Fountain Park.

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