When it comes to fresh produce, baked goods, meat — well, any food really — there’s no debating that locally sourced products just taste better! And in the Charlotte area, there are more than a few options for shopping local. Our region boasts an abundance of farmers’ markets, each one serving as a gathering place for friends and neighbors, a fun weekend activity, and a one-stop shop for your weekly groceries.
Some markets focus solely on produce and baked goods from local vendors, but others offer clothing, flowers, art and more! You can even find international flavors and specialty items at almost all of the local markets — in short, all of the items you need to make your meals stand apart from others. We rounded up the best farmers’ markets in Charlotte on every day of the week, so pick a day that fits your schedule and find the most convenient option on the map! Supporting your local community has never been so easy.
Part grocery store, part food hall, the 7th Street Public Market offers a one-of-a-kind atmosphere that inspires food and drink innovations. Every vendor shares the same passion for good food and togetherness, and the result is one of the friendliest foodie-centric destinations in the city! Whether you’re in the mood for coffee, cheese, bread, pizza, acai or anything in between, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your taste buds. Find a complete list of vendors here!
The market is conveniently located right on the path of the Charlotte Rail Trail and is easy to reach by foot, by street car, by light rail, by car or by bike.
Nestled in the South End neighborhood, the Atherton Mill and Market showcases local farmers and artisans, and is the self-proclaimed community hub of the neighborhood! Here, you can find produce, meat, seafood, dairy, fresh bread and so much more.
The Charlotte Regional Farmers’ Market
Where: 1801 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte
When: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am-5 pm (October-April); Tuesday-Saturday, 8 am-6 pm and Sunday 12 pm-6 pm (May-September)
2018 Dates: Year Round
Operated by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, the Charlotte Regional Farmers’ Market is a friendly place to shop for fresh produce, pork products, grass-fed beef, scrumptious baked goods, freshly cut flowers and more. Experience North Carolina flavors at their peak!
Experience the Cotswold community at its finest at this friendly local market. It’s one of the best ways to spend your Saturday morning and is gaining a reputation as one of the best places to get produce directly from the grower. Bluegrass and jazz bands perform live every week!
Fresh strawberries, warm carrot cake, boiled peanuts and live bluegrass jams are just a few of the things you’ll find at the Downtown Pineville Farmers’ Market. Make sure to spark a conversation with a few of the local vendors — they will undoubtedly have an interesting story to share!
Harrisburg Farmers’ Market (Piedmont Farmers’ Market)
Where: 6960 Harris Depot Road, Harrisburg
When: Mondays from 3-6:30 pm
2018 Dates: May 1-October 29
A farmers’ market is the best way to start out the week, don’t you think? Come meet with your friends and neighbors every Monday afternoon as you shop produce, meat, baked goods and more from the area’s best vendors!
This growers market features only the best locally grown produce available and also features fun events through the summer, like live music and demonstrations! Check the events page on Facebook to see what’s coming up.
Kannapolis Farmers’ Market is small and personal, featuring some of the best family farms and local artisans around. You’ll find honey, prepared foods, gifts and the like alongside a wide selection of fresh produce.
The Matthews Community Farmers’ Market has been around for 27 years and has established itself as the largest producers-only market in the greater Charlotte area. The market ensures that all food and other products sold are grown, raised or made within 50 miles of town, which means that every penny you spend at the market goes directly into the local community. That’s something to feel good about!
Situated in the Carl J. McEwen Historical Village, the Mint Hill Farmers’ Market offers locally grown produce, dairy, homemade desserts, hormone-free beef and pork, unique jams, and so much more! Plus, you’ll have the chance to chat with the vendors to learn more about the products you’re interested in.
The Mount Holly Farmers’ Market is unique in that it is run completely by volunteers. In fact, it’s the largest all-volunteer market in North Carolina! The market includes chef demonstrations, live performances from local musicians and children’s activities.
This year-round farmers’ market is inside when the weather is cold, but moves outside for the summer! Come take your pick of local produce and specialty products.
Fruits, veggies, farm-fresh eggs, honey, flowers, jam — if you can name it, you can likely find it at the Plaza Midwood Farmers’ Market. This year, you can enjoy the weekend breakfast package on Saturdays — a bundle of sausage from Two Pigs Farm, bread from Dukes Bread, butter from Cackleberry Farm, local eggs and locally made jam for just $25 total!
The community feel of the Rosa Parks Farmers’ Market will keep you coming back week after week! Come shop to your heart’s content from a selection of fruits, veggies, baked goods, honey, jams and jellies.
Rotary Square Farmers’ Market (Piedmont Farmers’ Market)
Where: 120 Union Street South, Concord
When: Tuesdays from 10 am-1 pm and Saturdays from 9 am-noon
2018 Dates: May 19-October 6
Located in downtown Concord across from the courthouse, the Rotary Square Farmers’ Market is the newest member of the Piedmont Farmers’ Market family. Expect the same friendly atmosphere and high-quality vendors!
Simpson’s Produce is one of the best places to find local produce and artisanal products, but it’s also one of the most popular destinations in Charlotte for pumpkins, Christmas trees and other holiday goods!
Union County Farmers’ Market
Where: 805 Skyway Drive, Monroe
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am-2 pm (June-October); Saturdays from 8 am- 2 pm
(April-December); Saturdays from 10 am-1 pm (January-March)
2018 Dates: Year Round
This locals-only market features fresh fruit, veggies, humanely-raised livestock, farm-fresh eggs, local honey, baked goods, crafts and so much more.
The Village at Robinson Farms is home to one of Charlotte’s most popular farmers’ markets. Stop by every Wednesday and Saturday to visit with the local farmers about the produce selection — they will likely be more than happy to provide recipes that properly showcase the local flavors.
Winecoff Farmers’ Market (Piedmont Farmers’ Market)
Where: 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord
When: Saturday from 8 am-noon
2018 Dates: Year Round
Known as Cabarrus County’s oldest farmers’ market, the Piedmont Farmers’ Market offers a wide variety of fresh produce, meats, baked goods and more! Piedmont actually offers several different markets, and the Winecoff Market is tucked just between Concord and Kannapolis.
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