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The Matthews Community Farmers' Market is 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. More... 
This page was last updated: April 19, 2015
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Community Outreach:
Share The Harvest Challenge is a fresh produce donations effort that challenges market customers and farmers to help feed hungry local resident who turn to the Matthews Help Center pantry for food assistance. Please place donations in  the blue coolers near the Community House.
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Thanks For A Great Opening Day! Here's What's Next!
For Saturday, April 25:
Fruits and Vegetables: 
asparagus, spinach, radishes, beets, leeks, green garlic, carrots, spring onions, field- grown lettuce, salad mix, greenhouse grown lettuces, kale, sun chokes, Swiss chard, micro greens, pac choi, edible flowers, herbs
Meats and Poultry: 
beef: roasts,brisket, ground beef, short ribs, steaks, stew beef, sliced beef liver, soup bones roasts,brisket, ground beef, short ribs, steaks, stew beef, sliced beef liver, soup bones
​poultry: pastured chicken
pork: assorted cuts and sausages 
rabbit: whole
Fish: white grunts, scorpion fish
Dairy: Soft farmstead goat cheese, American neufchatel, European cultured butter, hand-made Italian cheese  (mozzarella,  ricotta, burrata) 
Baked Goods - Assorted breads (including baguettes, sourdough, focaccia, sprouted grain, rye, brioche, pita) fresh donuts, croissants,  turnovers, Danish pastries, French pastries, muffins, tarts, macaroons, scones, gluten-free baked goods
Chef-Prepared Products: soups, sausages, quiches, assorted entree items 
Other farm products: eggs from free-range chickens, local honey,  loofah 
Hand-made ice pops: Chocolate sea salt, grapefruit-orange blossom
Plants - native perennial plants, carnivorous plants, house plants,  vegetable and herb transplants, blueberry and blackberry bushes
Handmade Farm Crafts:  pottery, baskets, natural soaps and lotions, beeswax lip balm, beeswax candles, chair caning
Baking Competition Is April 25
The farmers' market will hold it's Annual Baking Competition on Saturday, April 25. The category this year is Healthy Yeast or Sourdough Breads. Your entry can be loaves, rolls, flat bread or the like made with any grain or combination of grains. It can be gluten-free or not.  
Master baker and award winning author Chef Peter Reinhard of Johnson & Wales University will lead a panel of judges, including Mark Zink, pastry chef instructor at the Art Institute of Charlotte, Charlotte food authority Hiedi Billotto and market pastry chef Laura Benoit of Lucille's Artisan Baked Goods,  evaluating each entry. Market goers will can sample each entry and vote for their favorite at the Peoples' Choice table that morning.

2015 Baking Competition Rules
The action continues this  Saturday, April 25, with our Annual Baking Competition. Even if you don't enter, you can enjoy sampling the entries and voting for your favorite at our People's Choice table. Stick around and see who wins after our panel of local experts evaluates each entry!
Meanwhile, Carol Raedy and Friends will fill the market with old time string band tunes. Come enjoy all the great sights, sounds and tastes of the market!
Please Welcome These New Vendors 
Dan Kypena of Middle Ground Farm in Monroe will be bringing whole, frozen rabbit, pork cuts and sausage and free-range chicken eggs for now. He plans to have seasonal produce soon and duck and turkey later this year. 
Right next to the Middle Ground Farm booth will be Bill and Cheryl Logan of Carolina Artisan Bread Co. They will bring some fabulous breads to market, including baguettes, French sourdough, Vollkorn-German Sourdough rye, whole wheat, sprouted grain breads and focaccia. Bill uses North Carolina grains as much as possible in his breads, which are made in a baking room on his property in Midland.
Virginia Fraiser and daughter Brenda Dills of Adventures In Herbs in Indian Trail begin at market April 25. This duo is legendary in local herb growing circles for their depth of knowledge and outstanding selection of herb plants. They will be at market every other week, spring and fall.
Thanks to the Town of Matthews, we have a cool new mural at the market (above). The mural went up after the wall on the south side of the site was painted , courtesy of David Blackley of Renfrow Hardware.  What a great way to start the new season!
A wonderful crowd helped us celebrate the start of our 24th season last Saturday. Our vendors were greeted by hundreds of enthusiastic customers seeking delicious locally grown and produced foods. What a way to start of our 2015 main season market. The morning was full of good cheer as vendors and customers reconnected.