Atherton Market is nestled in Atherton Mills in the quickly growing trend-tactic South End. So trendy it's right next to the newly opened Anthropologie. We went on a Saturday morning to check out the market and enjoy the energy of South End.
Atherton hosts about 20 vendor booths. Their wares run the gamut - offering specialty coffee, organic produce, meats and fish, high end chocolate unique cheeses, hand poured soy candles and more.
Several booths offer samples of their tasty fares, we enjoyed Carolina Artisan Bread's raisin walnut bread samples. The fam liked walking around and exploring the culture-forward options that you can't find at Wal-mart.
Artists are also on the scene with unique terrariums, water color canvases and hand crafted jewelry.
The price points for items run closer to that of a Whole Foods, so be prepared to pay a pretty penny if you plan to purchase their quality goods.
Atherton market is family friendly, I suggest rocking the single stroller or baby wearing on busier days, a double stroller would be doable if you're patient. The market is open 9am-6pm Mon - Sat. More information at: http://www.athertonmillandmarket.com/retailers/mill/atherton-market/
There are also lunch/dinner options with tasty experiences like Luna's Living Kitchen and a BBQ restaurant in walking distance.