7th Street Public Market kicks off Green Market Saturdays

May 1, 2014 5:27 pm

What: Green Market Saturdays

When: Saturday, May 3 – kickoff with “Sizzlin’ Salsa Saturday,” 1 – 3pm
*Green Market Saturdays will occur every Saturday May – September

Where: 7th Street Public Market, presented by Carolinas HealthCare System
224 E. 7th Street

The 7th Street Public Market, presented by Carolinas Medical Center and Charlotte Center City Partners, is proud to announce the launch of this season’s Green Market Saturdays on Saturday, May 3. Weekly Green Market Saturday events will feature a special, collaborative theme or focus each Saturday through September, from BBQ to watermelon, ice cream and even salsa.

This Saturday, May 3, is “Sizzlin’ Salsa Saturday” at the Market, which will include salsa tastings from 1-3pm. The following businesses have entered special salsas, and customers are invited to taste and vote on their favorite unique flavors. The winning salsas will be announced at 3pm.

Local Loaf

Pure Pizza

Orrman’s Cheese Shop

Greeneman Farms

Salts of the Earth

The Assorted Table Wine Shoppe

Bonsai Fusion

Other notable Green Market Saturday events include:

  1. May 10 – The Great Cookie Crumble. This annual event invites bakers from Center City restaurants to bring their best cookies for judging in categories including texture, appearance, dunkability, and taste! Twelve cookies have been entered so far this year.
  2. June 27Pet Food Drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Second Harvest helps families in need in many ways, including by helping them feed their pets. We will partner once again with The Charlotte Hounds (Lacrosse team) to collect donations of bags or canned dog and cat food.
  3. July 12 – Firefighters’ Pancake Breakfast. This event raises money annually for the Charlotte Firefighters’ Burned Children’s Fund. Charlotte firefighters set up on the patio and prepare pancakes, with all proceeds going to the fund.

For more information on upcoming Green Market Saturdays, please visit www.7thStreetPublicMarket.com 

About 7th Street Public Market

The 7th Street Public Market provides high-quality, fresh and affordable food from local farms and regional purveyors. It is the anchor of a dynamic market district that serves as a community gathering place, celebrates the diverse regional food culture of the Carolinas, supports local and regional farmers and food artisans as well as the regional network of markets, serves as an incubator for food-related businesses and helps mitigate food deserts in surrounding neighborhoods addressing access, health and food education and costs.

www.7thStreetPublicMarket.com

About Charlotte Center City Partners

Charlotte Center City Partners envisions and implements strategies and actions to drive the economic, social and cultural development of Charlotte’s Center City. The organization envisions a Center City in Charlotte that is viable, livable, memorable, and sustainable, with modern infrastructure, a tapestry of unique neighborhoods, and a diversity of thriving businesses. Charlotte Center City Partners provides administrative, marketing, communications and management support for the 7th Street Public Market.

For more information, please visit www.charlottecentercity.org.

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