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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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:  Strawberries, Chinese cabbage, carrots, beets, arugula, red radishes, salad turnips, mushrooms (assorted varieties), spinach, mizuna, bok choi, pac choi, Swiss chard,  field-field grown lettuce and salad mixes, collards, kale (several varieties), mustard, turnips, green onions, leeks, sun chokes, greenhouse grown lettuces, micro greens, watercress, edible flowers, culinary herbs
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 
Dairy: soft goats milk cheese, cows milk cheeses, Italian hand-made cheese including mozzarella, ricotta and burrata, cottage cheese, cultured butter, water 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, chili oil, loofah sponges,  vermicompost, worm farms
Cut Flowers: snapdragons, lenten roses
Handmade Pasta: three-cheese ravioli, hand-cut papperdelle, strozzapretti, ricotta gnocchi, (New Town Farms) pork and (Urban Gourmet Farms) mushroom ravioli
​Specialty Prepared Foods: tomato sauces, salsas, 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:pork and chicken enchiladas, coq au vin, beef Bourguignon, NC pork butt, pork stew, 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, scones, muffins, brownies, cakes, pretzel bites, crostadas, crumb cake, duffins, quick breads, cinnamon rolls, gluten free cakes and cookies
Handmade Farm Crafts: wooden bowls, utensils, stools and cutting boards,  pottery, baskets, beeswax candles, balms, natural soaps and lotions, grilling boards
Plant & Garden: hostas, wide variety of native periennials and shrubs, vegetable garden transplants, blueberry and elderberry bushes, Italian black fig trees
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.  
Check Out What's New -  More Delicious Local Foods, More Farmers, Bakers, Specialty Food Makers, More Fun!
We've grown this year to include a tailgate market that operates in tandem with our traditional market site. Come meet new farmers, bakers and specialty food producers. Pull up a chair on our new chef demo patio, enjoy a cappuccino or order breakfast at one of our food trucks. Keep us in your Saturday morning routine!  
 See our market vendor map.

Saturday, April 29

Our Spring Market Is Open! 
Hours: 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!
Yes, our new tailgate market takes up part of our  Cotton Gin Alley parking area and, yes, we've moved the customer entrance to that lot further up the street.  Please watch for signs and market volunteers directing you to parking areas! We have the okay to use the town-owned grassy lot on Charles Street behind the Pita Kabab building for parking. It’s an easy walk over to our current lot, some of which will still be available for parking. 
Chef Terra Ciotta, chef-instructor at the Art Insitute of Charlotte's International Culinary School will show you how to cook with spring produce beginning at 9am. Come watch her technique and then sample the tasty result!

Come listen to the wonderful old-time folk tunes played by local musician Carol Raedy and her talented students beginning at 9am on the music platform. 
Upcoming Events: 
May 6 - Plant & Garden Day 
The Mecklenburg County Master Gardeners will bring lots of plants, gardening advice, soil test kits and information on how to become a master gardener. Market vendors also will have lots of plants for your home and garden.

May 13 - Herb Day
Get ready to revel in all things herbs! The Charlotte Herb Guild will be at the market with lots of fragrant herb crafts for sale. Pick up a beautiful tussie mussie for a sweet Mother's Day Gift!