Friday, January 25, 2013

Winter farmer's market plans: Closing and postponements

Farmers drive into the local-food markets around Charlotte from west, east, north and south, and they're usually driving very early, when the weather is the coldest. On top of that. nasty weather on a Friday can sometimes make it tough to pick fresh for Saturday. So here's what I've heard so far about market plans for the icy weekend:

  • The Matthews Community Farmers Market will be closed Saturday. They'll open Feb. 2 instead. 
  • The Atherton Market has postponed the Friday afternoon class on Bone Broth until next Friday. But the market is open today although it may close early. It will be open Saturday but may open an hour later. Manager Lynn Caldwell says she'll put an update on the market's Facebook page as soon as she hears what farmers want to do, so check there before you head out in the morning. 
  • The Charlotte Regional Farmers Market is open on Friday as usual and plans to be open Saturday. Manager Arlene Haigler says she's planning to stay overnight, rather than drive in from Union County, just to make sure. "Right now, we're going to try to open. Now, that could change." If you need to check, call her office at 704-357-1269.  
  • The Davidson Market is normally closed this weekend on its winter schedule. 

If you hear anything more about market schedules, email me at, or give me a call at 704-358-5236.