About Us: We are the largest, most diverse producers-only farmers' market in the greater Charlotte area. All food and other market products, except fish, are grown, raised or made within 50 miles of Matthews.
Want To Volunteer?  Volunteers are key to keeping the  market running smoothly.  Join our volunteer family today. Email us to ​obtain  a registration form.
Buying locally grown foods supports local farmers and the local economy.
Contact Us:
Got a question or comment? Email us or reach us at 980-293-2698.
Community Outreach: Share The Harvest Challenge is a fresh produce donations effort that challenges market customers and farmers to help feed hungry local residents who turn to the Matthews Help Center for food assistance. Please place donations in the coolers near the Community House.
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Want To Be A Vendor? 
Applications are accepted Jan.1 through Feb. 1 each year. 
All foods are locally grown or produced. Fish, when available, is line-caught and landed on the North Carolina coast.

Produce: blueberries, greenhouse tomatoes (beefsteak, slicers, cherry and grape), sweet corn, green beans (assorted varieties),purple and green snow peas, summer squash (assorted varieties), zucchini (assorted varieties), broccoli, cabbage (several varieties), fennel, leeks, greenhouse eggplant (assorted varieties), potatoes (assorted varieties), celery, kohlrabi, cucumbers (assorted varieties, field-, high tunnel- and greenhouse-grown cucumbers), Bright Lights Swiss chard, turnips (assorted varieties), radishes (assorted varieties), beets (assorted varieties), carrots (assorted varieties), greenhouse Shishito and Italian frying peppers, onions (assorted varieties), French scallions, garlic, garlic and leek scapes (limited quantities), arugula, kale (assorted varieties), watercress, Asian greens, endives, field-grown lettuces and mixes, salad mixes, greenhouse-grown lettuces, micro greens, culinary herbs (various), edible flowers, fresh mushrooms, pecans
Meats and Poultry: 
beef: roasts, brisket, ground beef, short ribs, steaks, stew beef, sliced beef liver, soup bones, pastrami, corned beef, hot dogs, salami
water buffalo: assorted cuts
poultry: fresh and frozen pastured chicken, whole and parts, chicken sausages, ground chicken, bone broth
pork: assorted cuts and sausages 
Fish: 
Dairy: buffalo milk hard and soft cheeses 
Other farm products: artisan jams and jellies, free-range chicken and duck eggs, local honey, honey products, dried pepper products, dried apples, chili oil, loofah sponges
Cut Flowers: assorted
​Specialty Prepared Foods: handmade pasta, salsa, tomato sauces, ice pops
Hot and Cold Beverages: kombucha tea (several flavors), gourmet hot coffees (cappuccinos, lattes, espresso) and cold brew iced coffees
Chef Prepared Entree Items: chicken sausages, quiches, chicken salad, pimento cheese, soups, flambe, galettes, pizzas, TV dinners, soups
Baked Goods: Breads (focaccia, whole wheat, honey oat, cinnamon raisin, rye, brioche, bagettes), pita, naan, tortillas, brioche, croissants
Sweets: European pastries and cookies, macarons, scones, muffins, brownies, cakes, pretzel bites, crostadas, crumb cake, duffins, quick breads, cinnamon rolls, gluten free cakes and cookies
Handmade Farm Crafts: hand-woven textile items (scarves, shawls, towels), pottery, baskets, beeswax candles, balms, natural soaps and lotions, grilling boards
Plant & Garden: wide variety of native periennials and shrubs, herb and vegetable garden transplants, canivorous bog plants
Donate: Please consider supporting us by becoming a Friend Of The Market or a business sponsor. Our 2017 sponsors are   Legacy Landscaping Inc.,  Charlotte Wealth ManagementChef's Table Pinot NoirJohn Street Graphics, ​ Matthews Animal Clinic, Clean Air Lawn Care Charlotte,  Real Food Carolyn,   Renfrow Hardware,  and Aaron Quality Signs.  
Saturday, June 24

Welcome To The Matthews Community Farmers' Market! 
Hours: Saturdays 8am - Noon 
 Rain or Shine - Free Parking - Most Vendors Accept Credit Cards - No Dogs Allowed
At our farmers' market, you buy directly from the local producer - the person who grew it or made it. You'll find lots of freshly harvested produce, naturally raised meats, handcrafted cheeses, fresh eggs, local honey, plants, baked goods, specialty prepared foods and hand-crafted items. But, we're more than a farmers' market. For 26 years we've provided a lively community gathering place in downtown Matthews to shop, nibble, relax and meet your neighbors. Come enjoy all we have to offer, including live music, cooking demonstrations by top local chefs and family activities!
Upcoming Events:
June 24
Cooking Demo: 9am
Come find a seat on our new patio and watch Geoff Bragg, chef-instructor at the Community Culinary School of Charlotte, use local ingredients to make tasty dishes.
Music: 9am
Come listen to the Americana and folk tunes played by singer-songwriter-musician Brian Howard starting at 9am on the music platform.
​Special Guest
BeeCityUSA will be at the market with a demonstration hive and information about pollinators in celebration of National Pollinator Week. Kids will be fascinated to watch honeybees at work - and will learn lots, too!
Peaches Available July 1!
In a normal year, our annual Peach Fundraiser would be in full swing by now. But unseasonably warm weather caused area peach trees to flower in February this year, only to be zapped by three days of hard, freezing temperatures in early March. The sustained cold killed 75 percent of the peach crop in the Carolinas. Pee Dee Orchards of Lilesville, which provides all the peaches for our fundraiser, has only two late-season varieties that made it through unscathed. Contender and Sweet Sue - both sweet, juicy, free-stone varieties - will be ready for harvest sometime in July. This means we'll have peaches available at the market for three or four Saturdays - good news since we expected to have no peaches at all. As many of you know, the farmers' market depends on this fundraiser for part of its operating budget. With the loss of most of this revenue, the market will hold the a Pizza Fundraiser to help compensate. We appreciate your support!
Please Join Us For An On-Farm
 Fundraising Dinner 
Prepared By True Crafted Pizza 
To Benefit The 
Matthews Community Farmer' Market

Products From Market Farmers​ Will Be Used To Make:
Hors D'Oeuvres
 Wood-Fired All-You-Can-Eat Pizza 
Salad
Pasta
Dessert
 Also Included: Local Craft Beer, Private Label Wine

5pm - 8pm On Saturday, July 22 at
New Town Farms, 4512 New Town Road, Waxhaw
Tickets: $75 per person. Click here to purchase. 
This event also will feature a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the farmers' market to replace operating revenue normally raised through our Peach Fundraiser. This year most of the local peach crop was lost to an early spring freeze, so most revenue from this source was lost.
The Matthews Community Farmers' Market is a taxable non-profit. Ticket purchases and donations are not eligible for a charitable tax deduction.