Lakeside Farmers Market and Open Studios

Posted By on September 8, 2015

At the Lakeside Farmers Market with Mom

At the Lakeside Farmers Market with Mom

This past August through the end of September from 4 – 7 p.m. each Monday, I have been participating in the Charlotte Lakeside Farmers Market. It’s located in the parking lot of Hose 22 on Lake Avenue. This is the first year for the market in Charlotte, and though small, they have a nice variety of vendors including fruits and vegetables, cheeses, fresh pickles, organic meats, homemade pastas and locally brewed cider. I chose to vend here because I’m a Charlotte resident and really would like to see this market succeed. It’s also been a great opportunity for me to promote the Hungerford building where my studio is located.  The market continues until the end of September. Stop by and see me if you are in the neighborhood on Mondays this September. There’s plenty of parking on the street and in the church parking lot across the street from Hose 22.

Also, this Saturday, September 12, is my first Open Studio of the fall.  I have two Open Studios scheduled per month at my studio #307, the Hungerford, 1115 East Main St. Open Studios are a great opportunity to complete projects and make new quilting buddies. There’s lots of space to work with adjustable office chairs, and I have cutting and ironing stations available for you to use. The cost is only $20 per session.  We meet on one Saturday (usually the 2nd Saturday) of each month from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and one Wednesday (usually the 4th Wednesday) of each month from 5 – 10 p.m. Second Saturdays are especially nice because many other studios are also open during these hours, so you can shop around if you like. The hours both days are also flexible, so you can come late or leave early if it suits your schedule better. On Wednesday night, the “regulars” trickle in over the first hour on their way home from work. Everyone brings their own lunch or supper and I provide complimentary coffee, tea and water. A special sale this fall: if you sign up for all 8 Open Studios (2 per month, September – December) you will get the two December Open Studios for free! To sign up, call me or email me.

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