Friday, February 24, 2012

Charlotte farmer's market news this weekend

Spring has got me in the mood; let's hope the lettuce feels the same. But before we give the roundup, I need to mention this:

At the Davidson Farmer's Market, just before the opening bell at 9 a.m., there will be a moment of silence for market founder and supporter Carol Harris Mayes. Carol, 58, died Feb. 12. She was an activist for land conservation and a lively voice in the market world.

The Matthews Community Farmer's Market is still on winter hours, opening from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. But the list of fresh stuff is growing longer. Besides fresh meats and crafts, manager Pauline Wood expects sellers to have carrots, turnips, beets, Swiss chard, kale, arugula, collards, lettuces (yeah!), green onions, spinach, corn shoots, pecans and herbs. Laughing Owl Farm is skipping both the Matthews and Charlotte regional markets this weekend, though, so eggs might be in short supply.

The Davidson Farmer's Market, behind Summit Coffee in downtown Davidson, is open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Besides the tribute to Carol, this week also brings Breakfast of Champions, a sampling of hot dogs, brats, sausage and beer, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $10, but only 60 are available. They go on sale at 9 a.m. at the DFM booth.


rey0622 said...

For another vibrant market check out Atherton Mill Market in Southend - they have about 30 vendors everything from kale & confections to bread, milk & honey. They're open Saturday.... 9am to 2pm - year round.

Kathleen Purvis said...

Thanks, Rey. I was hoping Atherton would send some news today that I could add, but hadn't heard from them today.

Anonymous said...

Drove all the way to Davidson from Charlotte this am to buy pate & bread from Chef Charles Catering. SO worth the trip.

Sweet Potato said...

I always love to shop in local market. They are cheap and I believe come in a good quality. Thanks for sharing this great information.