Supporting Local Food is Getting Easier

Tailgate Market: Sign

Something pleasant this way comes.

Spring and open markets.

The Matthew’s Market opened a few weeks ago, the Tailgate Market has begun to ramp up, and Yorkmont Farmers Market has many new faces, are you one of them?

The markets are truly brimming with activity, the weather has been fantastic, and the offerings are truly amazing. From meats, eggs, breads, pastries, chocolates, soaps, fixtures, and more. It is really amazing what is being produced in our region and the potential of what more could be.

If you have been waiting for a time to get to the markets, stop. They are closer and have more varieties than in many years. In Charlotte-Mecklenburg, County Health, has setup a number of roadside produce stands to help get many neighborhoods closer to the source of their food.

The point is get out once a week, early to mid-day depending on market choice and meet your farmer, buy some great food, or enjoy the crafts of a producer and support local.

Find Local Food and Farms

For more information on regional farming check out the Carolina Farm Stewardship and Slow Food Charlotte. Beyond the plate get involved and support where you can.