Charlotte's 7th Street Public Market

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Introducing Pimento Cheese

During weekends at the Market, we bring in a few additional pop-up vendors to complement our full-time businesses and offer our customers even more of what you want. One of our newest pop-up vendors just debuted at the Market and customers are raving! Please welcome Queen Charlotte’s Pimento Cheese Royale. Each batch of Queen Charlotte’s Pimento Cheese Royale is handcrafted …


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Beer Soap

Toni of Small Keys is hard at work on some new versions of her famous natural soaps.  But instead of the usual oils and butters for which she usually reaches, this time Toni chose something a little out-of-the-ordinary to add to her soap – beer! Why did you decide to start making beer soaps? I had seen beer soaps a …


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Nine Stories about the Market

Charlotteans cannot get enough of Seventh Street Public Market. If you have not made it to Uptown’s food destination, or haven’t been lately, now is the time to give it another try. From a fresh slice of pizza to a cozy cup of coffee, families and friends are discovering new favorites among the 17 vendors. The Seventh Street Public Market …


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Vendor Spotlight: Small Keys

Please start by telling us a little about yourself; where you’re from, how you got to where you are now, what you like to do in your spare time, etc. I grew up in Hickory, went to school at Appalachian and graduated with a teaching degree. After teaching school in Charlotte a couple of years, I ventured into the real …


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Vendor Spotlight: Novel Sweets

Kiersten is the owner and mastermind behind Novel Sweets, one of the newest additions to the market. She makes delicious vegan cupcakes, all of which are named after classic literary figures (hence the “novel” in Novel Sweets). When she’s not in the kitchen or at the market you can find her with her nose in a book or hanging out …


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The Difference Between Public Markets and Farmers Markets

As movements in food and developing local economies have grown across the country, markets of all kinds have popped up and taken off. In developing a public market in Charlotte, one of the biggest questions have been, “What is the difference between a public market and a farmers’ market?” The best definition of a public market comes from the Project …


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Greenman Farms: Locally Owned, Locally Grown

Jerry Greene has operated Greeneman Farms for the last 12 years, but his family’s roots in agriculture go deeper. Though Jerry comes from a family history in raising grain and horses, he has grown into a role that has him promoting direct-to-consumer North Carolina foods – think honey, salsa, jams, and pickled veggies of all kinds. As a member of …


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Keep Your Guests Happy With A Cheese Plate

You have a house full of guests and a few things to do in the kitchen before dinner is served. What is the best way to keep the guests occupied and out of the kitchen? Why a cheese plate, of course. Well, this is our opinion. It’s been tested and it works. The easiest way to create a selection is …


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A Visit With A Local Cheese Maker

What does any cheesemonger do when they move to a new city (aside from visit the first cheese shop they can find)? Jump in the car and set off for the nearest dairy! That’s what we did this past August. Before opening up shop we wanted to meet some of the local cheese makers, so we headed north to Statesville …