Community Engagement

​Farmers Market Study

Project Overview. The City is exploring how to create a stronger public market system, enhance food entrepreneurship and access, and support farming in our community.

Project Goals. The goal is to develop a recommendation for a Charlotte market system that supports farmers, entrepreneurship, and healthy food access while building community and place throughout Charlotte and the region.

Public  Involvement.
On December 7, 2016 a focus group meeting was held to help inform the path forward.  Participants consisted of representatives from government agencies, non-profits, food access & security advocates, market managers, local farms, restaurants, distributors and food entrepreneurs.  A summary of the stakeholder meeting will be made available on this webpage as soon as it is available.

Project Updates.

February 2017: The City is currently seeking Farmers Market Consulting Services to assist with the above project. Interested consultants can view Request for Proposal #269-2017-022 on the City of Charlotte's  Contracting Opportunities page and the NC Interactive Purchasing System website. Please use the project number (with hyphens) to search for this specific solicitation. The deadline to submit a response is 2:00 p.m. on March 15, 2017.