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If you haven’t been to Camp North End in the past year or two, you may not recognize it! Redevelopment at the over 75-acre complex has been happening quite quickly. I’m pumped because just this year I now live only 12 minutes away!

According to CharlotteFive, the next step for Camp North End will be to open a farmers market there. The North End Farmers Market will reportedly operate weekly, starting in April or May. It will be run by the same company that operates the South End Farmers Market on Saturday mornings at Atherton Mill.

Through a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, the market will be able to redeem benefits for those on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program at the 2-for-1 exchange, giving SNAP recipients two dollars in market coins for every dollar they redeem.

Just in the past 2 years, Camp North End has gained many new tenants including, Leah & Louise, a Free Range Brewing taproom, plant shop Grow. Solar company Pine Gate Renewables, and banking giant Ally Financial. This is only the beginning for Camp North End though, there are plans to incorporate more businesses there, and apartment housing in the area is also a future plan. A new farmers market will be a great addition to the area, and I can’t wait to check it out once is open in the Spring. See more here.

Alexis Zarycki is your average girl with the hopes of leaving an everlasting impact on the world. Follow her on Instagram @official_lexpaige