Market Openings: Afton Village Farmers’ Market will have its Grand Opening on 4/10 from 4 to 7 p.m. Harrisburg Farmers’ Market will open on 4/14. Downtown Concord Farmers’ Market will open on 5/14.
Residents in Cabarrus County can enjoy produce from the area farmers’ markets all year long. Along with providing locally grown, fresh, high-quality food to its customers, the Market is a place where friends gather and community ties are renewed and strengthened.
The Winecoff Farmers Market is the oldest farmers market in Cabarrus County. A robust and thriving market, the Winecoff location received grant funds totaling $150,000 in April 2012 which will enable it to double in size. Construction on the new building is scheduled to be completed in 2013 where twice as many vendors are expected to sell their products. Extended hours for the Saturday market begin the 2nd Saturday in April which is also the date of the popular and well-attended Herb Festival. This is formally known as the Cabarrus County Master Gardeners Spring Herb and Plant Festival where over 75 vendors sell herbs, perennials, annuals, seedlings for numerous vegetable varieties (and advice on how, when and where to plant), handmade arts and crafts items, and locally produced items from soaps and lotions to jewelry and pottery.
The Downtown Market in Concord opens in May on Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and provides an excellent lunchtime opportunity for the downtown employees to pick up local, delicious and nutritious produce.
The Harrisburg Market is held in the park on Mondays behind the restored Post Office (and next to the train tracks). Although the official opening and closing dates are April through October, unofficially the market remains open on Mondays year round selling beef, chicken, pork, eggs, and produce.
Piedmont Farmers Market, 704-425-5559, Piedmont Farmers Market website link
In its second year, the Afton Village Market is operated independently of the Piedmont Farmer’s Market and operates between April and October on Thursdays from 4 – 7 p.m. Many new vendors have been added for 2014. The Afton Village market began operations on May 23, 2013 in The Afton Village neighborhood.
Mount Pleasant Market
The Mount Pleasant Market operates between April and late November. The market is open Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 to 4:30 p.m.
The Kannapolis Market opens between May and October. The market is open from 4 to 7 p.m.
Click HERE to see the map with all farmers market locations included.
Piedmont Farmers Market – Market Data. Click the image below for a larger table (pdf file.)