Category: Charlotte

Charlotte Farmers Market Guide

Everyone loves a Farmers Market! Thought I’d share this list of ones around Charlotte.

Charlotte Farmers MarketsOne of the best ways to experience a city is through its food. And what better way to experience local food than through a farmers market! While the Charlotte area has more than 30 farmers markets, these purveyors supply much more than produce. Shoppers find fresh bread, cheese, even succulents cultivated in the Charlotte area for purchase. The sky is the limit when it comes to modern-day farmers markets and Charlotte has a plentiful, fresh supply for all your culinary (and decorative!) needs. Charlotte Regional Farmers Market – “The Big Kahuna” This establishment is one of four farmers markets owned by the state of North Carolina and operated by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Encompassing five buildings, you’ll find anything and everything to satisfy not only your tummy, but also your retail needs. Enjoy local produce, like fruits and vegetables, as well as meats and eggs, dairy products, savory and sweet baked goods, seafood, handmade crafts and

Source: Charlotte Farmers Market Guide | Charlotte’s got a blog

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Bark in the Park

We went to the Knights stadium this week to watch them play the Durham Bulls. It was also Bark in the Ballpark night where people bring their dogs to the ballgame. That’s the night I like to go to the stadium! I don’t have a dog but I love to watch and there are soooo many different kinds of dogs that it makes it fun to see them all.

Here are a few phone camera shots from that night.

Bark in the Park

BB&T BallPark

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Bark in the Park

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Charlotte at Night

Knights Program

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10 Charlotte Spots to Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

July brings promises of late nights catching lightning bugs, fireworks after the ball game and days so hot they heat the lake to the temperature of bath water. Each day brings a new opportunity to sample the myriad flavors of the quintessential summer treat. From Cookie Monster to Birthday Cake, soft serve or hand dipped, Charlotte ice cream parlors offer happiness in a cone. Peruse our picks for must-try craft creameries. Two Scoops Creamery 913 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC Must try: The two scoop cone Nestled in the heart of Plaza Midwood and with a second location at Lake Norman, Two Scoops Creamery makes their crafted ice cream with a secret family recipe. Owned by three best friends, this ice cream parlor features unique, homemade flavors and selfie ready artwork by local artist Miriam Yumet. Golden Cow Creamery 170 W. Summit Ave, Charlotte, NC Must try: Flights – three ping pong ball sized scoops, mix and match flavors

Source: 10 Charlotte Spots to Celebrate National Ice Cream Day | Charlotte’s got a blog

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Charlotte Skyscrapers: A City on the Rise

This is an interesting article on the Charlotte skyscrapers. Here’s the first part… Click on the link below for the entire article.

“There’s no questioning Charlotte’s prominence as a New South city and one of the fastest-growing urban hubs between Atlanta and New York City.

Fueled by the boom in economic development and jobs in financial services, banking, technology and retail since the late 1980s, the city’s physical landscape—especially Uptown’s majestic skyline—has been reshaped to better accommodate the area where a growing number of people live, work and play.

Dozens of Queen City skyscrapers boast world-class public art, convenient amenities (free Wi-Fi anyone?), shopping, entertainment and some of the city’s best eateries. What’s more, many of them also provide seldom-seen glimpses into Charlotte’s fascinating past.

With offerings and background stories that far exceed their business purposes, these seven Center City greats tower above the competition.”

Source: Charlotte Skyscrapers: A City on the Rise | Charlotte NC Travel & Tourism

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