Detailed guide to 14 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
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: 2104 South Boulevard
Hours: Year-round, Saturdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

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

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Mecklenburg County Market

Address: 1515 Harding Place, Charlotte NC 28204
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, 12-5 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
Hours: Year-round: Tuesday through Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday 12-6 p.m. [May-September]; Tuesday through Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. [October – April]

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, 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
Hours: Saturdays, May through October, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

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
Hours: Spring Wednesdays beginning in April, 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.

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
Hours: Tuesdays, June through September, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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

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

Friendship Gardens Mobile Market

Address: Charlotte Transportation Center (310 East Trade Street), Simmons YMCA (6824 Democracy Drive)
Hours: CATS Transit Center – Year-round, Thursdays 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Simmons – June-October, Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Setting: Urban
Accepted payment: Cash, credit/debit, SNAP/EBT
Dog-friendly: Yes
Bathroom: Yes
Parking: 
On-street

The mobile market was created to bring fresh produce to underserved areas.

Davidson Farmers Market

Address: 120 S. Main Street, Davidson NC 28036
Hours: Year-round, Saturday 8 a.m.-12 p.m., select Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m.

Setting: Suburban; cute smalltown 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: Year-round, Saturday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (April through November), 8-10 a.m. (December through April)

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: Saturday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (May through August, plus Fall Market in September and October)

Setting: Suburban; cute smalltown downtown
Accepted payment: Varies by vendor

Pineville Farmers Market

Address: 100 Dover Street, Pineville NC 28134
Hours: Saturday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Setting: Suburban; cute smalltown downtown

Header photo of NoDa Farmers Market via Facebook

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