The traffic at some of the local farmers market has been like spring this year: Slow to warm up and get started. That's why we held our annual list of markets for a couple of weeks. But look for it on Wednesday, including an online database with Google mapping and a story on the developing market scene around here.
In the meantime, put these on your market calendar:
- This Saturday, May 11, is Strawberry Shortcake Day at the Davidson Farmer's Market. From 9:30 to 11 a.m. (or until they're sold out), you'll be able to buy homemade strawberry shortcakes with local strawberries and local whipped cream for $5. The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon next to the Davidson town hall, between Main and Jackson streets.
- Friday, May 17, is Strawberry Day at the Charlotte Regional Farmer's Market, 1801 Yorkmont Road (off Billy Graham Parkway). There are plenty of strawberries at the market this weekend; that Friday is the day when they'll have picking and storing information and free recipes.
- This Sunday at 6:30 p.m. is the Funds to Farms dinner at Triple C Brewing, co-sponsored by the Atherton Market. Take your mom out -- they will sell tickets at the door. Get details on that here.
- Two Saturdays from now, May 25, is the annual baking contest at the Matthews Community Farmers Market. For this year's competition, you have to incorporate in-season market produce. You can find the rules, as well as market details, at matthewsfarmersmarket.com.