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Local farmers market debuts in University City next month
Seasonal produce, music Saturdays in October
 
Published Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:17 pm
by Herbert L. White | The Charlotte Post

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Charlotte's farmers market community is growing with the addition of a University City market with produce from organic farms.

University City is getting its own farmers market.


University City Farmers Market will open next month at the lake at Shoppes at University Place Saturdays in October with fresh local produce, food preparation programs and live entertainment. The market, which will open from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., includes vendors from local organic farmers, artisanal food makers and pop-up chefs with social distancing guidelines in place.


“We are delighted to offer a first-class farmers market for our community of more than 175,000 residents,” said University City Partners Executive Director Darlene Heater. “We asked them what they’d like to see more of in University City and a community market, as well as more programs, were top priorities. It being at the lake, the town center, makes it highly accessible and set against a gorgeous backdrop. It’s going to be something special.”


Seasonal vegetables and fruits, pasture-raised egg and meats and artisanal food will be available, as will demonstrations of quick, healthy family-friendly dishes by chefs Lisa Brooks and Erique Berry. There’ll also be live music and DJs playing bluegrass, R&B, hip hop and pop.

Market capacity will be limited to increase social distancing and visitors are encouraged to access the market by riding the Lynx Blue Line, walking or biking on the Barton Creek Greenway, or parking at Shoppes at University Place, 8929 JM Keynes Drive.

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