Summer is right around the corner ~ really just days away! With summertime, comes memories for many of us here at Cottingham Chalk, of wandering through crowded farmers’ markets or veering our cars quickly right, as we pull off to the side of the road for a little roadside stand. When you arrive there is something so magical about the aromatic smell in the air, the colorful varieties of fruit neatly displayed and for many markets some of the savory goodness of fresh meats & cheeses. So, where are the best places to go in Charlotte and what is on our shopping list
at these locations? See for yourself…

Fruit - Farmers Market

 

CHARLOTTE MARKETS

7th Street Market
224 E. 7th Street / www.7thstreetpublicmarket.com

OUR SHOPPING LIST:
Squash, tomatoes, yams, jams, jellies, artisian cheeses and breads

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Atherton Market
2000 South Boulevard / www.athertonmillandmarket.com

OUR SHOPPING LIST:
Organic fruits, organic vegetables, seafood, pasta, pickles and soaps – don’t forget the gluten-free bread

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Charlotte Regional Farmer’s Market
1801 Yorkmont Road / 704.357.1269

OUR SHOPPING LIST:
Strawberries, blueberries, heirloom tomatoes, eggs, flowers, cucumbers

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Kings Drive Market
2000 South Boulevard / Kings Drive Market Facebook Page

OUR SHOPPING LIST:
Watermelon, cantaloupe, peppers, corn, grass-fed beef, eggs, baked goods and fresh flowers

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Mecklenburg Co. Market
1515 Harding Place / Oldest Farmer’s Market

OUR SHOPPING LIST:
Heirloom tomatoes, corn, peppers, eggplant, jams and tomato pie

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NoDa Farmer’s Market
704 E. 36th Street / www.nodafarmersmarket.com

OUR SHOPPING LIST:
Grass-fed beef, squash, zucchini, berries, artisan cheeses, jams, eggs and strawberry syrup

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Village at Robinson Farm
8410 Rea Road / www.villageatrobinsonfarm.com

OUR SHOPPING LIST:
Corn, peaches, rhubarb, meats, jams and jellies

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DAVIDSON MARKETS

Davidson Market
120 S Main Street / www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org

OUR SHOPPING LIST:
Artisan breads, heirloom tomatoes, peaches, apples, berries, baked goods, artisan cheeses, granola and honey

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GASTONIA MARKETS

Gastonia Market
410 East Long Avenue / www.gastoniafarmersmarket.com

OUR SHOPPING LIST:
Heirloom tomatoes, lettuce, watermelons, beets, herbs, carrots and cider

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HUNTERSVILLE MARKETS

Huntersville Grower’s Market
200 Gilead Road / www.huntersville.org/growersmarket

OUR SHOPPING LIST:
Peppers, turnips, squash, tomatoes, okra, chard, meats, soaps, and sweet potato pies

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MATTHEWS MARKETS

Matthews Market
208 N. Trade Street / www.matthewsfarmersmarket.com

OUR SHOPPING LIST:
Cauliflower, mushrooms, okra, beets, cantaloupe, peaches, berries, baked goods and quiches

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MINT HILL MARKETS

Mint Hill Farmer’s Market
7601 Matthews Mint Hill Road / Farmer’s Market Page

OUR SHOPPING LIST:
Green beans, watermelon, squash, cucumbers, corn, peppers, berries and honey

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PINEVILLE MARKETS

Pineville Market
100 Dover Street / Farmer’s Market Facebook Page

OUR SHOPPING LIST:
Heirloom tomatoes, corn, peppers, berries, eggs,
watermelon, and gluten free baked goods

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ROCK HILL MARKETS

Old Town Market
115 Caldwell Street / www.onlyinoldtown.com

OUR SHOPPING LIST:
Corn, peppers, peaches, heirloom tomatoes, hot sauce, fresh-cut flowers and goat cheese

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UNION COUNTY MARKETS

Union County Market
805 Skyway Drive – Monroe / Farmer’s Market Page

OUR SHOPPING LIST:
Peaches, berries, okra, carrots, green beans, honey and all natural mosquito repellent

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Waxhaw Farmer’s Market
Price Street & N. Church Street / waxhawfarmersmarket.org

OUR SHOPPING LIST:
Onions, eggplant, potatoes, green beans, okra, eggs, zucchini, gluten free baked goods and preserves

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“For some, Memorial Day marks the beginning of Summer. For me, it’s the opening of the Kings Drive Farmer’s Market. Like a child awaiting Christmas morning, I count the days until the
farmer’s market is open. I love to browse the variety of flowers for planting and marvel at the beautiful and reasonably priced pre-arranged bouquets. I jump right in the hustle-bustle of shoppers going from stand to stand to purchase from the huge selection of fruits and
vegetables. I delight in the smell of the fresh melons, corn and cucumbers and never leave without a southern staple of boiled peanuts. The farmers market always reminds me of a simpler time. And, of course, there is the added benefit of supporting your local farmers. If you haven’t been in a while, check it out. It will not disappoint.”  ~ Cindi Hastings