Rosa Parks Farmers Market returns bigger and better for third year

The Rosa Parks Farmers Market kicked off its third market season June 2018, returning with more food options, a bigger location and better hours! Every Tuesday from June through September, community members can visit the market at its new home at 1600 W. Trade St. in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Visitors to the Rosa Parks Farmers Market can expect the same fresh, local and seasonal produce that they’ve become accustomed to. Johnson C. Smith University’s Sustainability Village returns for another season in the role of produce provider, with organic vegetables and herbs grown and sold by student entrepreneurs. In addition, the Rosa Parks Farmers Market will offer locally produced and sourced novelty items such as honey and healthy prepared food. Each market day features live cooking demonstrations from area chefs, community pop-ups, music and kid-friendly activities.

The “Double Up Bucks” program for Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cardholders will also return this season. This program provides matching dollars (up to $20 per day) for EBT customers to use toward the purchase of fruits, vegetables and herbs. This program is one of only two in the County and has the potential to increase the food budget by $80 per month for each EBT customer!

The Rosa Parks Farmers Market is managed in partnership by Mecklenburg County Public Health, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte Center City Partners, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Duke Endowment, Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation and the Rosa Parks Farmers Market Community Advisory Council.