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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

FREE Things to Do: 4/26- 5/2

My list of free things to do is back although I am still in the process of creating a new, easier to view format.  I just had to share some upcoming things with you!

This spring weather makes me crave fresh fruits and veggies and being outside.  There are some local farmer's markets that combine all of these things.  I will be visiting all of these over the next couple of months to further our efforts to eat healthier.  Plus some of them offer great activities to do with your kids.  To keep up with news on all of these farms as well as others, visit this great website called Local Harvest.

South Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw:
Poplar Ridge Farm offers fresh, organic produce, flowers, eggs, meats, and goats milk cheese.  They have a market stand but also offer home delivery!!  Check their website for more info.

Poplar Ridge's website
Their listing on Local Harvest
New Town Farms offers certified organic vegetables, eggs, and poultry.  They sell to many local restaurants!
New Town Farms

Hall Family Farm has been family owned and operated for 70 years.  I have personally visited this farm to pick strawberries and it was great!  Berry picking is going on now so check their site for hours and pricing. 
Hall Family Farm website
Their listing on Local Harvest
Meeting Street Market is located in Ballantyne and opens May 3rd!  It is an open market with over 40 sellers and soon they will add live music!
Meeting Street Market website
Their listing on Local Harvest
A well-known shopping spot by local chefs, this market has a wide range of fruits and veggies as well as grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, eggs, and much more!  They are hosting two great upcoming events: April 30th, bring a friend and you are entered for a $50 gift basket from the market.  May 7th is plant and garden day.  There will be experts on hand to teach both adults and kids some helpful information!

Matthews Community Farmers Market website
Their listing on Local Harvest

A.K.A Atherton Market at Atherton Mill.  This hip market is located in historic Southend and has produce and all kinds of other locally grow goodies.
Tailgate Farmers Market website
Their listing on Local Harvest
Located in the heart of downtown, this is the place to grab locally grown foods if you are walking through our city.
Center City Green Market
Their listing on Local Harvest
Make sure to check the websites for more information on hours, tours, events, and food offerings!

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