We are excited to announce the GRAND OPENING of University City Farmers Market, 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. The Market will debut on Oct. 3 and operate 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Saturday in October. 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.
We’re limiting capacity at the market to increase social distancing. Thank you for your patience!
No Dogs At This Time
We love our dogs but please leave canine friends at home in order to increase personal space.
Masks Are Required
Thank you for joining vendors and staff in keeping fellow customers safe by wearing a mask.
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.
University City Farmers Market offers presentations by Chef Lisa Brooks and cooking blogger, Erique Berry. They will cook tasty treats from items you can find right here at The Market. The demos will focus on quick, healthy family-friendly dishes.
Live cooking demos each Saturday at 9:30am – 10:30am – 11:30am
Our 10:30 cooking demo will be for children to enjoy the skill of cooking presenting by Kids Chef.
Harvesting Humanity Presents:
Family yoga each Saturday at 8:00am and 12:00pm
Cultural Craft Hour each Saturday at 11:00am – Fun craft projects for the entire family
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 boat stage: 9:00am – 12:00pm
We are an urban farm operating on less than a quarter acre utilizing permaculture techniques through our gardens and greenhouses. We are a regenerative, full cycle food landscape. We grow high quality greenhouse grown microgreens, edible flowers, produce raw dehydrated microgreen powders and herbal tinctures, and grow organically grown leafy greens, heirloom produce.
A variety of beef, pork, venison, buffalo and/or jerky and smokies. Flavors range from tender teriyaki to Carolina Reaper. All products are pre-sealed and USDA inspected. Packages are 3, 4, or 8 ounces.
This intrepid crew of culinary wizards, ecological botanists, and farmers – are growing the finest quality moringa oleifera, also called Moringa, drumstick tree, horseradish tree, or ben oil tree.
Fresh handmade sugar donuts, fresh just-fried churros. Mexican cafe Moonshine cake, tres leches cake, hot mexican tamales, empanadas, Colombian chorizos, caramel flan, croissant sandwiches.
Variety of homemade jams (strawberry, blueberry, mixed berry, keto friendly strawberry, cinnamon pear, apple pie, grape jelly).
Artisanal jellies produced in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Vegan “butcher shop” that carries vegan meatless products, cold-pressed blended juices, vegan and gluten-free bake goods and vegan pies.
Livestock farm selling fresh beef and pork. We may have some fall produce such as apples.
Family-owned business making all-natural peanut butter, granola, date-oat squares & breakfast cookies. All-natural ingredients & no added sugars.
Cold-pressed organic juice.
Locally roasted coffee as well as tea and fresh baked muffins.
Full-service mobile coffee shop serving locally roasted coffee & beverages, Italian sodas and light pastries.
The Arts & Crafts
Topicals houses plants, potting mix and turnkey plant designs that are ready for styling in your home.
Handmade bows and bowties for people and their pets and accessories.
Crocheted items, blankets, scarves, hats, dishcloths, and vintage jewelry.
Culturally significant foods, medicinal and culinary herbs, herbal extracts.
Authentic handmade handbags & accessories made in Ghana. A percent of our proceeds goes to support Potter’s Village, an ophanage in Dodowa, Ghana.
Handmade jewelry and accessories for men, women and children.
Consciously crafted, plant-based, and energy-infused hair & skin care that transforms to get results. Products include shampoo, conditioner, stylers, soaps, serums, body cream, healing balms, herbal teas, etc.
Copper, enamel, and dichroic glass jewelry by Kate Kaplan. Kate specializes in hair accessories.
Handmade soaps, body butters and lip balm. I make a tallow based soap that’ll knock your socks off! My colorants and ingredient list is natural. I use therapeutic grade essential oils to scent all my products.
Handmade, One-of-a-kind custom Jewelry.
Non-toxic 100% pure soy candles, body creams, body butters, body scrubs, lip balms.
Cool Press soap, lotions, shampoo & conditioner, body butters, & dog shampoo.