Winter harvest: These farmers markets are open all season

Cuisine

December 30, 2023



Bundle up and stop by these Charlotte-area farmers markets for seasonal fare all winter long. From kale to honey to baked goods — you’ll find something perfect for a cold winter’s day.

Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
Known for its farm-fresh meats, goat’s milk cheeses and beauty products, baked goods, and assorted jams and jellies, this longtime market is a must-see and do. Open Wed.-Sun. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 1801 Yorkmont Rd.

Matthews Community Farmers’ Market
WIth live music and food trucks all season, the downtown Matthews market has become a community tradition. All products and produce (with the exception of fish) are grown with 50 miles of Matthews. Winter hours (through April 6) are Saturdays 9-11 a.m. 188 N. Trade St., Matthews

Mecklenburg County Market
At the oldest farmers market in Mecklenburg County, shoppers can expect organic produce, local preserves (jam and honey), and homemade fare like salsas and granolas, including Beverly’s Gourmet Foods. Winter hours: Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1515 Harding Pl.

South End Farmers Market
Go early and get your pick of winter produce, handmade pierogies, specialty teas and other customer favorites. South End Farmers Market is open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at Atherton Mill. 2000 South Blvd.

Uptown Farmers Market
This market has variety with a lineup of nearly 50 vendors selling everything from baked goods, sauces and dog treats to meats and produce. Winter hours: Jan. 13-March 16, Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon. 300 S. Davidson St.  SP

Featured image: photograph courtesy Matthews Community Farmers’ Market

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