Charlotte’s Newest Farmers Market to Open in University City


University City Partners announces the opening of University City Farmers Market this fall at the lake at Shoppes at University Place. The only farmers market in University City, shoppers will find fresh local produce, food preparation programs and live entertainment. The Market will open every Saturday in October from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors will include some of Charlotte’s best local farmers, artisanal food makers and pop-up chefs.

“We are delighted to offer a first-class farmers market for our community of more than 175,000 residents,” said Darlene Heater, Executive Director of University City Partners. “We asked them what they’d like to see more of in University City and a community market, as well as more programs, were top priorities. It being at the lake, the town center, makes it highly accessible and set against a gorgeous backdrop. It’s going to be something special.”

University City Farmers Market will support local farmers and entrepreneurs. The farmers selected use organic practices to help steward the earth, while producing and sourcing some of the freshest and most nutritious food available in North Carolina. Visitors will find seasonal vegetables and fruits, pasture-raised egg and meats, as well as artisanal food and natural beauty-care products.

University City Farmers Market will feature live music and local chef demonstrations. This fall, visitors can expect to find live musicians and DJs offering bluegrass, R&B/soul, hip hop, pop and other genres. Chef Lisa Brooks and Erique Berry will cook tasty treats from items you can find at University City Farmers Market. The food demos will focus on quick, healthy family-friendly dishes. All demonstrations and music performances will practice social distancing in accordance with Mecklenburg County and North Carolina State guidelines for the health and safety of all visitors. Similarly, capacity will be limited for shoppers to increase social distancing. Guests are encouraged to access the market by riding the LYNX Light Rail, walking or biking on the Barton Creek Greenway, or parking at Shoppes at University Place, 8929 JM Keynes Drive.

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