5 Charlotte, NC Farmers Markets You Must Visit

Nicole Leininger April 19, 2022

Spring is finally here, and that means more fresh produce is about to be in season. If you’re looking for regionally and locally grown fruits, vegetables, and food products, you need to stop at one of the amazing farmers markets in and around Charlotte and Lake Norman. Here is a list of the top 5 farmers markets in Charlotte, NC and the surrounding area. 

Josh’s Farmers Market – Mooresville

One of the most popular Lake Norman farmers markets is Josh’s. Located in nearby Mooresville, Josh’s has been an area staple since 1990 when it started as a roadside cantaloupe stand. The market is now open seven days a week for superior quality fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as locally sourced milk, cheese, ice cream, meats, and baked goods. Josh’s also has seasonal activities, so be sure to visit often. 

Cotswold Farmers Market – Charlotte

Another great NC farmers Market is Cotswold Farmers market in Charlotte, NC. Beginning on May 7, the Cotswold market will be open every Saturday from 8 am to noon. This market is a local favorite for those closer to town and offers the opportunity to purchase produce directly from the grower. Each vendor is carefully vetted by the market board to ensure customers are getting the best products. The market is a family-friendly destination with live music each Saturday.

Davidson Farmers Market – Davidson 

A favorite Charlotte/Lake Norman farmers market is Davidson Farmers Market, located just north of the city. This market was founded in 2008 and has become the prime farmers market in the Lake Norman area. Each Saturday, over 35 vendors from within a 100-mile radius gather to sell their fresh and healthy food, including organic and conventionally grown produce, grass-fed beef, free-range eggs, North Carolina seafood, and more. The market has a packed activity schedule, so each weekend is a unique opportunity to enjoy the market and learn something new. 

Uptown Farmers Market – Charlotte

Uptown Farmers Market is one of the finest NC farmers markets. The market encompasses a 4.5-acre parking lot filled with local vendors each Saturday. While making fresh, locally grown food accessible to the people of the area is important, the mission of Uptown Farmers Market also includes bringing awareness to the impact food systems can have on a community. Market staff regularly provides outreach and education on this important issue. 

Merino Mill Market – Mooresville

If you’re tied up on Saturday mornings and need another option for fresh, local shopping, Merino Mill Market is for you. Open on Friday evenings, as well as Saturdays and Sundays 9 am to 2 pm, Merino Mill is an all-season indoor market featuring produce and food products from some of the finest vendors within a 100-mile radius. 

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