Detailed guide to 15 Charlotte-area farmers markets

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Charlotte is home to lots of great farmers markets, and you’ll probably have some questions before your first visit.

Can my dog come?

Do I need cash?

Is there a bathroom?

Here’s what to know to navigate Charlotte-area farmers markets like a pro.

NoDa Farmers Market

Address: 3221 Yadkin Avenue, Charlotte NC 28205
Hours: Year-round Saturdays 9 a.m. – noon

Setting: Urban
Accepted payment: Cash, credit/debit
Dog friendly: Yes
Bathroom: Yes — at NoDa Company Store and Smelly Cat Coffee
Parking: On-street

This grassroots neighborhood market is located in the lot between NoDa Company Store and Smelly Cat Coffee. It’s open year-round and moves inside to Neighborhood Theatre during inclement weather.

Atherton Market

Address: 2120 South Boulevard, Charlotte NC 28203
Hours: Year-round Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Setting: Urban
Accepted payment: Cash, card, SNAP/EBT; ATM on site
Dog friendly: Yes
Bathroom: Yes
Parking: Yes — large parking lot

South End’s popular multi-vendor urban market is gearing up for a temporary relocation to another nearby building in the Atherton Mill development.

atherton-market

Mecklenburg County Market

Address: 1515 Harding Place, Charlotte NC 28204
Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday noon – 5 p.m.

Setting: Urban
Accepted payment: Cash, credit/debit, check
Dog friendly: Yes
Bathroom: 
Yes
Parking: 
Yes

The oldest farmers market in North Carolina opened back in 1937. It’s home to Dale McLaughlin Produce, Beverly’s Gourmet prepared vegetarian foods and Swiss Bakery treats.

Beverly's Gourmet

Charlotte Regional Farmers Market

Address: 1801 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte NC 28217
Hours: Year-round; [May – September] Tuesday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday noon – 6 p.m.; [October – April] Tuesday – Saturday 8 a..m – 5 p.m.

Setting: Urban
Accepted payment: Varies by vendor, ATM on site
Dog friendly: Dogs are welcome on the property but cannot enter buildings
Bathroom:
Yes
Parking:
Yes — dedicated lot

This huge state-run market features fresh produce, meats, cheeses, flowers and more. Don’t miss Carolina Donuts every Saturday. They regularly sell out so get there early starting at 8:30 a.m.

Plaza Midwood Farmers Market

Address: 2007 Commonwealth Avenue, Charlotte NC 28205
Hours: Saturdays early May – late November 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Setting: Urban
Accepted payment: Cash, card, check
Dog friendly: Yes
Bathroom: Yes — at Common Market
Parking: 
On-street

This small neighborhood market spearheaded by The Farm at Dover Vineyards sets up shop on Saturdays at Common Market.

Cotswold Farmers Market

Address: 309 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte NC 28211
Hours: Saturdays May – October 8 a.m. – noon

Setting: Suburban
Accepted payment: Cash, credit/debit, SNAP/EBT
Dog friendly: Service dogs only — but volunteers will hold your dog for you just outside the market area and provide water and snacks while you shop
Bathroom: No
Parking: 
Yes — large lot

Providence Rotary Club launched the market in Spring 2016. It features local fresh produce, breads, eggs and meats as well as handmade soaps, flowers and more.

Selwyn Farmers Market

Address: 3100 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte NC 28209
Hours: Wednesday 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Setting: Suburban
Accepted payment: Varies by vendor
Dog friendly: Yes
Bathroom: Yes
Parking: 
On-street

Mouzon United Methodist Church launched Selwyn Farmers Market last month as a way to build a sense of community in the neighborhood. The new market’s official grand opening event will be Wednesday, May 24.

Kings Drive Farmers Market

Address: 938 S. Kings Drive, Charlotte NC 28204
Hours: Tuesday 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday 6 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. [hours extend to 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily when pumpkins are ready]

Setting: Urban
Accepted payment: Cash, credit/debit, check (ID required for credit and check)
Dog friendly: Yes
Bathroom: No
Parking: 
Yes — dedicated lot

The iconic little red and white building has fresh produce in the spring and summer, pumpkins in the fall and Christmas trees in the winter.

Rosa Parks Farmers Market

Address: 2845 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte NC 28216
Hours: June – September, Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Setting: Suburban
Accepted payments: Cash, credit/debit, SNAP/EBT accepted
Parking: Yes — dedicated lot

This new market launched last year and is a joint effort between the Health Department and the community.

Newell Farmers Market

Address: 1704 Rocky River Road, Charlotte NC 28213
Hours: Year-round Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Setting: Rural
Accepted payment: Cash, credit/debit, check
Dog friendly: Dogs are welcome on the property but not inside the food area
Bathroom: No
Parking: 
Yes — dedicated parking area

You’ll forget you’re still in the city limits at this farm stand on a 15-acre property.

Friendship Gardens Mobile Market

Address: Charlotte Transportation Center, 310 E. Trade Street, Charlotte NC 28202
Hours: March – September, Thursday 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Setting: Urban
Accepted payment: Cash, credit/debit (and SNAP/EBT accepted when machine is fixed)
Dog-friendly: Yes
Bathroom: Yes
Parking:
On-street

The mobile market was created to bring fresh produce to underserved areas. It sets up weekly at the Charlotte Transportation Center in the heart of Uptown.

Davidson Farmers Market

Address: 120 S. Main Street, Davidson NC 28036
Hours: Saturdays 8 a.m. – noon

Setting: Suburban; cute small town Main Street
Accepted payment: Varies by vendor, SNAP/EBT accepted
Dog-friendly: No (see dog policy)
Parking: 
On- and off-street; available on Main Street, Town Hall Lot, Police Department Lot and Davidson Presbyterian Church lot at the corner of Depot & Jackson Streets

Matthews Community Farmers Market

Address: 188 N. Trade Street, Matthews NC 28105
Hours: Saturdays 8 a.m. – noon

Setting: Suburban; cute small town downtown
Accepted payment: Varies by vendor; most vendors accept cards
Dog-friendly: No
Parking:
Dedicated lots

Mount Holly Farmers Market

Address: 226 S. Main Street, Mount Holly NC 28120
Hours: [May – August] Saturdays 8 a.m. – noon; [Fall Tailgate Market] September & October

Setting: Suburban; cute small town downtown
Accepted payment: Varies by vendor

Pineville Farmers Market

Address: 100 Dover Street, Pineville NC 28134
Hours: Saturdays 8 a.m. – noon

Setting: Suburban; cute small town downtown

Header photo of NoDa Farmers Market via Facebook

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