Taste of Health Lara Richardson | 5 years ago

Feast on These Year Round Farmers Markets

With a network of year-round (and seasonal) farmers markets across the Carolinas, you’re never too far from fresh, locally grown produce, meat, dairy and hand-made goods.

Exploring local markets makes for a fun family outing. You can browse what’s in season and get inspired by all the colorful and delicious options.  Atherton Mill and Market
  • Website: athertonmillandmarket.com
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
  • Where: 2140 South Blvd., Charlotte
  • What you’ll find: Produce, meat, seafood, eggs, dairy, prepared foods, coffee, home and bath products. Ask about cooking classes and look for food trucks, too.
Matthews Farmers Market
  • Website: matthewsfarmersmarket.com
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-Noon Saturdays
  • Where: 188 N. Trade St., Matthews
  • What you’ll find: This growers-only market promises produce and other offerings that are grown within 50 miles of the market. There’s also live music and cooking demos using items found at the market.
Davidson Farmers Market
  • Website: davidsonfarmersmarket.org
  • Hours: 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, November-March; 8 a.m.-noon April-October
  • Where:The Village Green, downtown Davidson
  • What you’ll find: This producer-only market offers up items sourced within 100 miles of the market. Look for honey, dairy, eggs, meat, bread, prepared foods, pasta and more. There’s also live music, chef demos, special events and the occasional food truck.
Piedmont Farmers Market
  • Website: piedmont-farmersmarket.com
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-Noon Saturdays
  • Where: 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord
  • What you’ll find: Honey, dairy, meat, eggs, bread, seafood, hand-made items and more.

Four Reasons to Visit a Farmers Market

  1. Regular visits to a farmers market help create memories and make for a healthy family tradition.
  2. When you buy local goods, you invest in the community and the farmers.
  3. You and your family can learn about and sample new foods.
  4. You can meet local farmers and learn about farming.

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