The other day on the radio, I heard a story about how the farmers markets in the Charlotte area weren’t doing that well (I know, riveting). However, if you’ve ever visited the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market off Yorkmont Road near the airport, you’d wonder what they were talking about.
Located 6 miles from Uptown and 2. miles from the Woodlawn stop of the Lynx Blue Line, the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market is the largest in the region and features multiple barns containing meats and cheeses, fresh fruits, baked goods, potted plants, and even flowers. It’s a cash only affair however there’s an ATM inside building one to assist with transactions. My recommendation is to grab money before you arrive since the line at the ATM can be long.
One of the unexpected surprises are the food trucks and stands that have popped up at the Farmers Market this year. Last year, there was the requisite hot dog and sausage stands but this year, they were joined by BBQ, italian ice, and coffee.
The farmers market is open year round, although closed on Monday and the hours are shorter during winter. If you haven’t done so, take a ride out and visit. Just one word of caution: leave the pup at home.