May – October 2021

Saturdays 9am to 1pm

University City Farmers Market


The University City Farmers Market is returning this spring! We are located along the lake at The Shoppes at University Place. This is the only farmers market in University City serving up local produce and food preparation programs for the community. We’ll host some of Charlotte’s finest local food talent, including farmers, artisanal food makers and pop-up chefs.

Our farmers use organic practices to help steward the earth, while producing some of the freshest and most nutritious food available in North Carolina. Visit us to shop for veggies and fruits, pasture-raised eggs and meats, as well as artisanal food and natural beauty-care products.

Come by light rail, car, bike or  foot!

We encourage shoppers to access the market by riding the LYNX Light Rail, walking or biking on the Barton Creek Greenway.

Coming by car? Park for free at The Shoppes at University Place, 8929 JM Keynes Drive.

Camp Gladiator Presents:

Camp Gladiator will be hosting workouts every first and last Saturday at 9am!


Music and shopping have a long history that we plan to continue by showcasing a variety of local bands and DJs.

Live music on the lawn: 10:00am – 1:00pm


The Market

Anda’s Bakes LLC

Mini cookies with vegan and Keto options.

Baked By Jamese

Cookies, decorated cookies, cakes, and pies.

Chunks’ Chickens

Farm raised eggs, potted plants, plant themed accessories

Cooking With Ms Princess

Variety of homemade jams (strawberry, blueberry, mixed berry, keto friendly strawberry, cinnamon pear, apple pie, grape jelly).

Defiant Sauce Co

BBQ and hot sauce.

Detour Coffeebar

Mobile coffee truck. Full espresso bar, non-coffee beverages and pastries

Dr. O.J.’s Organic Juice

Cold-pressed Organic Juices and Sea Moss capsules

Drip Joint

We are a mobile espresso bar. We feature locally roasted coffee drinks as well as coffee complements like drinks (aguas frescas) chocolate, pastries, teas and breakfast items. we have a permanent location uptown at 200 S. Tryon with the center city.

Gather Ye Honey

Pure, raw, remarkable honey from West Charlotte and the Appalachian Mountains. Honey is harvested in small-batches in order to showcase the unique characteristics that are determined by the seasonal flora in each locale. Beeswax candles, lip balm, and lotion bars also available.


Local CBD honey and CBD products made right here in Charlotte. Local plants in decorated glasses. Creating peace, spreading kindness and love.

Manolo’s Bakery

Delicious assorted sweet and savory baked goods from Charlotte’s first Latino bakery!

Ocio Cafe

Authentic gourmet Colombian coffee from our Golden Coffee Bus. Bringing culture using coffee as the vehicle, literally!

Pine Knot Farms

A certified organic farm located twelve miles north of Hillsborough, NC, and is 100 years old this year! Stanley Hughes is a third generation African-American farmer known as one of the first in the state to grow certified organic tobacco. He is also known as a progressive farmer, one who has recovered from changes in the tobacco industry and stood up to competition from corporate farms. We sell organic tobacco to the Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company in Oxford; pasture raise hogs and chickens, and grow organic produce.


Our small business sells fresh squeezed flavored lemonades

Sweet Bite Cupcake

We are a family business, recently arrived at Matthews. We create delicious cakes with artisanal flavors. We have a great variety of flavors in cupcakes that fall in love with their presentation. We want a space where we can show what we do and have the opportunity to reach more and more people.

The Coffee Tin

Specialty coffee drinks.

Urban Honey

We make artisan treats with soul and with love as sweet as honey! We also make treats that are plant based but still give love to the palette
Products we offer: chocolate covered strawberries (vegan option avail); chocolate pretzels (vegan option available); mendiants (vegan option available); cheesecakes; chai latte (vegan option available); and much more! We plan to expand into our other items later this year.

Zolingo’s Spice for Life

Spice Blends, skincare, CBD products


The Arts & Crafts

Be the Best

Children book author and small group fitness. Sells books as well as reading circle for children or anyone willing to listen.


Ethnic attire, shea butter, sage herbs in scents

Honeyed Co

Hand poured wooden wick candles and wax melts. Each candle is made from a soy blend wax with safe home fragrances. 100% phthalate free.

Hope Sotillo

Hot Sauce, Body oils, Home oil, jewelry

Inkas Art

Dream catchers, leather bracelets, musical instruments of bamboo, wool bags, wool ponchos.

Kam’s Kitchen

Dog treats and products!

Kate’s TNT

Copper, dichroic glass, and enamel jewelry specializing in hair accessories and paw print jewelry.


Handmade jewelry.

Nessy’s Naturals

Handcrafted items for natural/non-toxic materials such as herbs, precious metals, leather, wood, etc. Items include body butters, massage candles, soaps, sprays, jewelry, and more.

Noufi’s Boutique

Luxurious scarves and bohemian style linen collection of clothing.

Pink Daisy Candle Body Company

A non-toxic line of candles and body skincare products. Candles, body whips, body butters, bath soaks and lip balms.

Pretty Maquillage

Pretty Maquillage sells high quality vegan lip gloss, lip scrubs, and mascara. Our products are highly pigmented and show up nicely on lips of all shades.

Rare Radiance

Soy candles, massage candles, candle wax melts, and natural blended loose-leaf teas products are hand crafted and hand-blended

Rose Bows

Handmade bows, bowties, accessories, and vintage clothing.

Scent Slave Bath and Body, LLC

Handmade natural soaps, body wash, bathbombs, concrete candle vessels. Soaps are formulated by me with skin health being our priority. Artisans soaps, and natural skin care products.

She Built This City

Will be doing kids activity – small build/crafts.

Stinky Ass Soap Co.

Soap, shampoo, conditioners, candles, scrub.

Suds and Studs

A Veteran owned business that specializes in custom art, jewelry, health, and beauty items.

Thank You Mother Earth

I craft natural soy candles, body creams, aromatic room and linen sprays, scented lava rocks, aromatic shower mists, body oils, and more natural products.

Toushea Body Boutique

Handcrafted skincare products such as lotion, soap, body butter, lip balm, bath bombs, etc.

Vang Flowers

Fresh cut flowers.

Yarn Addict

Crocheted items, baby blankets, hats, headbands, dish cloths, scrubbies.

Vendors, are you in the market for a market?

We want you to join our lineup of incredible farmers, food makers, and artists! Our 2021 Vendor Application is now open! Check out the details and fill one out HERE.

Vendors, please make your booth payments HERE.

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