Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Manage a farmer's market?

If you're a farmer's market manager, I need to hear from you. I'm putting together the yearly list we run in May of farmers markets in the Charlotte region. In addition to Mecklenburg, that covers Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Iredell, Lincoln and Union counties in N.C., and Chester and York in S.C.

For space and for clarity, we try to keep the list focused on farmers markets. Farmers markets are markets where farmers do business directly with customers. They aren't the same as roadside stands or produce stands.

If you have information on a new market that meets that description, e-mail it to me at kpurvis@charlotteobserver. Please include a daytime phone number so I can check the information.

If you're a fan of markets, watch for the list and news about this year's markets in the Food section on May 12.