Camp North End Farmers Market will return for a second year

Camp North End Farmers Market will return for a second year

Vendors will include local farmers, artisans, crafters and more.

Nearly 30 vendors will return when the Camp North End Farmers Market opens April 6 for a second season.

Vendors will include local farmers, artisans, crafters and more. The market will include 12 anchor vendors. At least 18 others will rotate on a weekly schedule.

As it did last season, the market will accept federal SNAP payments. Residents enrolled in the federal nutrition program will get $2 in food products for each $1 in SNAP benefits they spend.

Last year, the market accepted about $10,081 in SNAP and EBT benefits, the highest amount of any local farmers markets, according to ATCO Properties & Management, which operates Camp North End.

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“We are thrilled to bring North End Farmers Market back to Camp North End following such a successful inaugural season,” Camp North End Development Director Tommy Mann said in the statement.

Lynn S. Caldwell, director and co-founder of Farmers Market Management Services, noted the market’s “vibrant and diverse” collection of vendors.

“There is no better way to create positive, trusting relationships in our community than a market like North End Farmers Market, which provides our community with fresh, local foods and the opportunity to utilize SNAP (and double bucks) benefits,” said Shannon Emmanuel, a board member at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Food Policy.

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Anchor Vendors:

  • Blue Goat Dairy: Goat cheeses in a variety of flavors, as well as goat’s milk caramel sauce and “tapenades.”
  • Blooms on 16: Locally grown beautiful flowers and bouquets
  • Deep Roots Farm: Urban farm business offering a variety of vegetables, herbs, fruits, and more from beekeeping, and raising backyard chickens
  • Edgerton Farm: Beef, pork cuts, and a wide variety of sausages from a 300-acre farm that has been family-run for nine generations
  • Ekologicall: Full range of zero-waste sustainable alternatives to a variety of everyday products, including produce bags, soap bars, shampoo and more
  • Garden Window Farm: Offering a variety of seasonal vegetables as well as herbs, microgreens, and small flowers
  • The Jugo Bar: Unique, locally crafted fruit juices, tonics, and flavored waters as well as juice-inspired fragrances and restorative syrup and seams gel
  • Lucky Fish: Featuring fresh seafood caught off the North Carolina coast, and in its lakes, streams and beyond. Offerings include smoked salmon, trout, sturgeon caviar, and more
  • Mano Bella Artisan Foods: Authentic Italian food made by hand – such as fresh semolina, pastas, fresh mozzarella, risotto kits, cannoli kits, biscotti and more
  • Mouna Bowa Farms: Customized, premium soil grown and hydroponic microgreens and edible flowers including basil, cilantro, pea shoots, broccoli, sunflower shoots, and more
  • Queen Hemp Co.: A full range of hemp/CBD products, such as gummies, vegan chocolates, CBD-infused honey, plant-based cosmetics, sublinguals, pet products, and muscle recovery topicals
  • Thoughtful Baking Co.: Chef Mary Wilson is behind savory pot pies and dessert pies – all using ingredients from local farms

Rotating Vendors:

Vendors who wish to join the market can apply here.

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