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The Tailgate by Liz Barrett

The Tailgate brings local food to urban dwellers

Posted on 27 May 2009 by Liz Barrett

The Tailgate by Liz Barrett

The Tailgate Farmers Market, located on the corner of West Park Ave. and Camden in South End, has been open every Tuesday and Saturday for just over a month now. This urban market is committed to local food and artisans, and farmers who grow organically and sustainably, without chemicals and pesticides. This means, don’t show up on Saturday and expect to find delicious heirloom tomatoes just yet, these vendors sell produce as it grows naturally in our area without shipping it in from warmer climates. In the meantime, visit the Tailgate to find fresh herbs, free-range eggs and meats (including ostrich), pickled vegetables, pre-made vegan dishes, organic pasta sauces, locally made chocolates, herbal teas, fresh flowers and more.

Subscribe to The Tailgate’s bi-weekly e-newsletter and twitter feed to stay current on produce that will be available at the market each Tuesday and Saturday, as it is prone to change frequently. On opening day of the season, I took some photos and have provided details about the vendors, which are viewable via my flickr photo stream. Find out more about the vendors on their website as well as 10 reasons to eat local food.

Market Hours:

Tuesday, 4pm – 7pm Saturday, 9am – 1pm
100 W. Park Ave. Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 3350777
Google Map

Check out this slideshow of pictures I took from a recent visit:

photos: Liz Barrett; view these photos on Flickr


  1. Kim Shaw 28 May 2009 at 11:56 AM

    Great pictures! The flowers & green garlic in the pictures are ours — check out our website to see what were all about — Hope to see you at Tailgate, we’re there on Tuesdays.

  2. Tara McAlister 30 May 2009 at 7:07 PM

    Thanks for the great pictires and article — the Southend Tailgate is a very special place

  3. sarah 9 Jun 2009 at 8:07 AM

    Great pics! Your sis Rebecca is a friend of mine and I also occassionally work at Tuesday tailgate for Tega Hills (hydroponic lettuce growers). Maybe I’ll see you there!