Fall is coming, and with it comes some of the best produce of the season. Nothing tastes quite as good as a tomato picked fresh from the vine that morning, and sliced up for dinner that evening. While living in Uptown may make you feel miles away from the small local farms around Charlotte, you can travel just two miles to the south to explore the produce available at the Atherton Mill and Market. This Charlotte tradition is a favorite of the people of Catalyst, and it is the ideal place to pick up fresh tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers and more!
The Atherton Market is located in Charlotte’s South End and brings in the best of small local farms to sell their produce alongside talented local chefs and even artisans. The market runs Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday through Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This gives you ample opportunities to get out there and grab some fresh food to cook up in your beautiful Catalyst kitchen.
About the Market
The Atherton Market has quickly grown into a community hub for its neighborhood, bringing together the people of the South End around the love of fresh food. It is located in the popular Atherton Mill district, where other specialty retailers and restaurants await exploration. While you visit the market, don’t forget to see the work of local craftsmen and pick up something to decorate your apartment.
Spend a Day Exploring the Atherton Mill
A visit to the Atherton Market can be the start of a beautiful day exploring historic Charlotte. Why not plan to spend your day exploring all parts of the area, starting with the Atherton Mill?
The Atherton Mill is the heart of the historic South End District and sits along the Charlotte Trolley and the LYNX Light Rail Blue Line. The Mill is housed in what was once the Parks-Cramer Company manufacturing facility, a historic building completed in 1919, and also in the Charlotte Trolley Car Barn, lending a historic feel to the space. The original wooden brick floors still welcome shoppers today who come to find treasures or dine in the stores and restaurants of this area.
Living in uptown Charlotte means you are in one of the most convenient locations in the city. With the South End so close, you can easily get your hands on all of the locally grown food and locally crafted items you want.