North End Farmers Market, Back on Wednesday, April 6th, Brings Fresh Local and Regional Produce, Proteins and Artisanal Food Products to the Community
ATCO Properties & Management, an owner and operator of high-quality office, residential and mixed-use properties across the U.S., and developer of Camp North End, is pleased to announce that North End Farmers Market will be back for a second year starting Wednesday, April 6th, 2022.
The expansive outdoor marketplace, which will once again be operated by Farmers Market Management Services (FMMS), will bring together 12 anchor vendors and 7 rotating vendors weekly. The line-up of merchants will consist of local farmers, ranchers, food artisans, and crafters and will feature a mix of new and returning retailers.
North End Farmers Market will operate every Wednesday from 4-8pm April through October on Keswick Avenue between Camp North End’s Mount and Keswick districts off the Graham Street entrance. This year will also feature live culinary demonstrations from chefs and kid-friendly programming on a biweekly basis.
“We are thrilled to bring North End Farmers Market back to Camp North End following such a successful inaugural season,” said Tommy Mann, Development Director of Camp North End. “In addition to supporting our local vendors, the marketplace serves as a vital resource for the broader North End community by providing convenient access to fresh food.”
Lynn S. Caldwell, Director and Co-Founder of Farmers Market Management Services added: “North End Farmers Market is eager for the second season at Camp North End to begin. The community has really embraced our vibrant and diverse roster of vendors who are committed to our success. We are also very grateful for our volunteers from JT Williams Secondary Montessori School.”
At the market, community members participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will once again be able to redeem benefits at a 2-for-1 exchange via funding from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NC and Mecklenburg County Public Health. Using their EBT card, SNAP recipients will receive two dollars in market coins for every dollar they redeem. The County also works in concert with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Food Policy Council on this initiative.
Out of more than 15 farmers markets throughout Charlotte, North End Farmers Market had one of the highest rates of SNAP and EBT benefits redemption – redeeming $10,861 worth of benefits during its 2021 season.
“Springtime in Charlotte means great weather and best of all, the reopening of local farmers’ markets,” said Shannon Emmanuel, Board Member at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Food Policy. “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. I hope everyone will take the time to visit this unique market and recognize their efforts to strengthen our local economy and provide healthy food access.”
Applications to be a vendor at North End Farmers Market are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year and can be submitted here: https://fmmscarolinas.com/vendor-application. Merchants currently confirmed include:
- Blue Goat Dairy, goat cheeses in a mouthwatering array 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
- Ashworth’s Cookies, craft cookies
- Crumbled Nut Bake Shop, artisan cookies and treats
- Dancing Ox Coffee, locally roasted fair trade coffees
- ElevenEleven Wellness Bakery, vegan breads & baked goods
- Farmhouse BBQ, locally sourced smoked pork and beef brisket
- Full Circle Food Cart, eclectic foods and treats
- Gather Ye Honey, local wildflower honey from their own apiaries
- It’s Poppin’, traditional and innovative “K-Korn”
- Jewelry by Susan J, handcrafted bracelets and earrings
- Pet Wants, all natural pet food and other fur baby treats
- Purple Girl Designs, “gemstone healing” jewelry
- Rub A Dub All Natural Suds, soaps and other personal care products
- Simply American Dog, dog treats and chewables
- Stoopid Sweet Bakery, vegan whoopie pies & other baked goods
- Sweet & Cozy Bakery, craft cookies and other delights
- Taylor Homestead, locally spun yarn, crochet items, and soaps
- Thank You Mother Earth, hand-poured, 100% natural soy candles
- Two Chicks Candles, hand-poured coconut blend candles
The market serves as a complement to Camp North End’s existing tenant roster, which includes Chef Greg Collier’s award-winning restaurant, Leah & Louise, boutique charcuterie shop Babe & Butcher, gourmet bakery Wentworth & Fenn, taproom Free Range Brewing, specialty cocktail company Black Moth Bars, dessert stand Popbar, retail collective Lokal by Hygge, specialty paper goods shop Good Postage and plant shop GROW. Camp North End also features a variety of food stalls, including La Caseta, Bleu Barn Bistro and Plant Joy.
About Camp North End
Developed by ATCO Properties & Management, Camp North End is a state-of-the-art creative development that is being designed and curated to cater to today’s most innovative and cutting-edge companies in Charlotte. Select Camp North End buildings are being jointly developed by ATCO and Shorenstein Properties, LLC.
As one of the largest adaptive reuse projects currently underway in the U.S., the project is transforming a historic 76-acre site where people once manufactured Model T cars and assembled US Army missiles into a catalytic hub of creativity and ideas.
With over 300,000 square feet of space already redeveloped for work, artistic expression, dining and hospitality, entertainment, recreation, and community building, and another 1.5 million square feet on the way, Camp North End’s curated development will drive growth for the businesses that join its community.
ATCO is a real estate investment and ownership platform deploying capital in select cities across the United States, with a particular emphasis on creating value through placemaking and other strategies in urban locations. ATCO seeks to improve people’s lives by creating places where they genuinely want to work, play, or live, and by doing our work with a long-term perspective.
Through eight decades and four generations, ATCO has owned, managed, and developed a diverse real estate portfolio, primarily in and around New York City and also in select markets we target. ATCO presently owns and manages more than 25 buildings ranging from high-rise office and residential towers to retail properties, from one-story industrial structures to a mixed-use former military base. The portfolio of New York City properties includes 555 Fifth Avenue, 40 Central Park South, 41 West 58th Street, 630 Third Avenue, 381 and 373 Park Avenue South, 515 Madison Avenue, and the Atlas Terminals. Nationally, the company owns properties in Charlotte and Chapel Hill, NC; Austin, Texas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Darien, Stamford and Westport, Connecticut. Internationally, ATCO has investments in seven European countries.
Farmers Market Management Services (FMMS) is a certified 501c3 non-profit organization registered in the State of North Carolina dedicated to the growth and promotion of local food, farms, and communities. The organization provides market startup consulting, day-to-day business services, and marketing resources as well as brand recognition for new and member farmers markets. FMMS also does consumer education, advocacy work, and creates community connections. http://fmmscarolinas.com