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Eat Local, Eat Fresh – Charlotte Farmers’ Markets

Eat Local, Eat Fresh – Charlotte Farmers’ Markets
March 7, 2013 Cassee Cunningham

Support your neighborhood farmers’ markets!  Eating local isn’t just good for you – it’s also good for the local economy.  To get you started, here are the details on a few of my favorites…

King’s Drive Farmers’ Market
This market is a popular one with the Charlotte crowd.  It’s a bit smaller than the other markets around the area, but it still has a great selection.  It is located at the intersection of King’s Drive and Morehead Street and operates Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, April through October.  Check out the market’s reviews on Yelp!

Atherton Mill and Market
This center is located in the heart of SouthEnd, and it features a high quality farmers’ market as well as a variety of other retailers. As they say on their Facebook page: “From fresh meats and vegetables to unique art and jewelry, the market offers a fantastic shopping experience for a variety of wants and needs.” Check them out on Facebook and Yelp.

Elizabeth Avenue Farmers’ Market
This quaint little market is the brainchild of Chef Trey Wilson, Owner of Customshop Restaurant.  The market is located at 1515 Elizabeth Avenue, and it features organic produce, seafood, meats and honey, all local to Charlotte.  Though the market is closed for the season right now, you can stay up-to-date via the website or Facebook page!

Charlotte Regional Farmers’ Market
Located at 1801 Yorkmont Road in Charlotte, this market operates year-round with hours through the summer every day except Monday.  It is convenient to South Tryon Street, Tyvola Road, I-77, and I-85.  Wares include produce, plants shrubs and crafts.  For more information, visit the market’s website.

Matthews Farmers’ Market
Right in the heart of downtown Matthews, you can find fabulous locally grown foods, flowers, plants and specialty items all in one spot.  It is the largest, most diverse producers-only farmers’ market in the greater Charlotte area. They’re open year-round, with hours on Tuesdays and Saturdays.  Visit their website for the latest information on that week’s offerings.