Union County, North Carolina is the home of two very popular farmer’s markets. One market is located in the city of Monroe, the county seat of Union County. The Monroe Farmer’s Market is an open air market held from April through November. Buyers will find a large selection of seasonal produce, fresh flowers roofers monroe la , plants, preserves, and baked goods. All items are provided by local farmers and vendors. Some of the fruits and vegetables typically available in July are beans, squash, tomatoes, corn, and cantaloupes. The Monroe Farmer’s Market is located at 805 Skyway Drive, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 6:30AM to 5:00PM. The phone number is (704)283-3625.

Another popular farmer’s market in the area is the Waxhaw Farmer’s Market. Waxhaw, North Carolina is located 12 miles southwest of Monroe on NC Hwy 75. This charming small town is situated close to the border of North and South Carolina. This year the market is open from April 10 to December 19. On Wednesday afternoons the market is held from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 8515 Rea Road.

On Saturdays the market is held at the corner of N. Church and Price Street, behind Stewart’s Village Gallery. The hours of the Saturday market are 9:00AM to 1:00PM. Visitors to the Waxhaw Farmer’s Market will find all types of local produce, including berries from Family of 4 Berries. Other items available for purchase are fresh flowers, baked goods, honey, goat cheese, free range eggs, and handmade beeswax soaps. One of the more unusual vendors is the Happy Hills Alpaca Farm, which offers beautiful alpaca yarns and handmade alpaca clothing for sale.

Monroe, North Carolina, a city of 36,000 people, is located 25 miles southeast of Charlotte. Monroe’s historic main street is lined with restaurants and small shops. The Victorian courthouse is the centerpiece of downtown. Movies and other entertainment are regular summer events at the Downtown Plaza. The first Belk Department Store opened in downtown Monroe in 1888. Monroe’s mild climate makes outdoor activities enjoyable year round. There are 13 golf courses in the area, as well as hiking trails, horseback riding, and bass fishing.