It’s that time of the year again – time to buy local, eat fresh, and do all your grocery shopping on the weekends!
As Charlotte continues to grow, so does it’s number and variety of local farmers markets. Here are the top 10 biggest farmers markets in the city of Charlotte;
#1 Atherton Market at Atherton Mill
Atherton Mills offers some of the best coffee in the city – Not Just Coffee, as well as it’s own culinary institute (Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen) throughout the week, and offers some truly unique farm-fresh products on Saturdays.
2104 South Blvd., www.athertonmillandmarket.com or on Facebook.
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday for the market; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays for farm stands.
#2 NoDa Farmers Market
A truly local, Saturday-only farmers market, check this one out for some truly unique NoDa-esque offerings.
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.
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#3 7th Street Public Market
This is one of the only farmers markets in Charlotte to offer farmer produce almost every day – and it offers some of the best sandwiches, pizza, coffee (Not Just Coffee), and pizza in Uptown!
224 E. Seventh St., 704-230-4346, www.7thstreetpublicmarket.com 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).
#4 Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
This one is a good old-fashioned full-sized farmers market with all the vegies, fruits, flowers, farm fresh eggs and meats, and tons of other local offerings.
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.
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#5 Cotswold Farmers Market
This is one of the newest farmers markets in Charlotte – it’s still finding it’s identity, but it’s perfect if you live anywhere near Cotswold!
309 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte, 704-975-5054. www.charlotteprovidencerotary.org or Facebook.
8 a.m.-noon May 7-Oct. 29 across from IHop at Cotswold Mall.
#6 Kings Drive Farmers Market
This is arguably the largest and most produce-filled farmers market in the Uptown region.
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.
#7 Mecklenburg County Market
This is the oldest farmer’s market in North Carolina – it started way back in 1937.
1515 Harding Place, Charlotte, 704-533-0073, Mecklenburgcountymarket.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.
#8 Newell Farmers Market
Produce, soaps, cheeses, and meats right next to a working horse farm in a beautiful country setting.
1704 Rocky River Road, Charlotte, 704-578-1415, newellfarmersmarket.com.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays.
#9 Rosa Parks Farmers Market
This will be Charlotte’s newest farmers market, which is now setting up for some soft openings.
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.
#10 Village at Robinson Farm Market
This market just recently opened for the first time on April 9th in the wildly popular Village at Robinson Farm development.
8410 Rea Road, Charlotte, 704-400-5195, www.villageatrobinsonfarm.com.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays though Oct. 29.
Where is your favorite farmers market?