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: Apples (Golden Delicious, Winesap and Gala), muscadine grapes, pears, field-grown and greenhouse tomatoes (beefsteak, slicers, cherry and grape), lima beans (shelled), Big Boy southern peas (shelled), okra (assorted varieties), green beans (assorted varieties), summer squash (limited quantity),  baby fennel, greenhouse and field-grown eggplant (assorted varieties), potatoes (assorted varieties), cucumbers (assorted varieties, field and greenhouse-grown), carrots (assorted varieties), field-grown and greenhouse-grown peppers (assorted varieties), onions (assorted varieties), garlic, ginger arugula, watercress, Asian greens, field-grown lettuces and mixes, greenhouse-grown lettuces, micro greens, culinary herbs (various), edible flowers, fresh mushrooms
Meats and Poultry: 
pork: assorted cuts and sausages 
Dairy: handmade cows' milk cheeses (ricotta, mozzarella, smoked mozzarella, burrata), quark cheese, cottage cheese, goats' milk chevre and cultured butter.
Other farm products: artisan jams and jellies, free-range chicken and duck eggs, dried pepper products, dried apples, chili oil, loofah sponges
Specialty Prepared Foods: handmade pasta
Hot And Cold Beverages: hot and cold brew coffee
Baked Goods: Breads - focaccia, whole wheat, honey oat, walnut raisin, rye, brioche, baguettes, bread rolls, pita, naan, tortillas,   
Sweets - European pastries, muffins, duffins, cinnamon rolls.
Farm Crafts: grilling boards
Plants: herb and vegetable garden transplants
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,  Aaron Quality Signs and Swimmer Insurance Agency.  
Saturday, September 23

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!
Food Trailer News
Benne will return with its Asian/Southern combinations this week!

website link: Benne
Annual Apple Fundraiser
​Our Apple Fundraiser will offer two new varieties this week Golden Delicious and Winesap. We will continue to offer the customer favorite Gala.  

This week we will also offer an "Applesauce Special" - a mixed bag of Cortland and Gala apples - at $4.50 per half-peck bag!



Check out what's selling...
Plus Peppers-a-Plenty! 

We'll be firing up our pepper roaster again this Saturday! Bring peppers, okra and eggplant purchased from market farmers to the roasting station set up on the Community House patio and market volunteers will roast 'em for free!

Coming Up 
September 30:
Don't miss our Fall Plant & Garden Day featuring the Union County Master Gardeners. They will bring lots of seasonal blooms and plants. In addition, market sellers will offer plenty of perennial plants and shrubs as well as Fall vegetable garden transplants. 

Watch honey bees at work when Bee City USA returns to the market. Kids and adults will be fascinated by the honeybee demonstration hive. More importantly, folks can learn about how critical these essential pollinators are to the world's crops and how they are facing global decline due to habitat loss, pesticide use and disease.  

October 7:
Charlotte Woodcarvers Club members will set up shop in the middle of the market as they hand carve marvelous pieces. Watch them work and browse through their creations. 


Recipe

Looking for the perfect dressing for Windcrest Farms Baby Asian Mustard Mix?  
Check out this Japanese Steak House Ginger Salad Dressing from market friend and Charlotte Culinary Expert Heidi Billotto.

Classic Japanese Steak House Ginger Salad Dressing

Ingredients:
3 Tbsp. minced onion
3 Tbsp. canola oil
2 Tbsp. raspberry vinegar
3 Tbsp. finely minced baby ginger
2 Tbsp. organic ketchup
1 Tbsp. Mushroom-flavored soy sauce
1/2 clove minced garlic
Sea salt and cracked pepper to taste

Method:
Combine onion, oil, vinegar, ginger, ketchup, soy sauce, garlic, salt and 
pepper in a blender and process until combined. Spoon over a plate of 
your favorite mixed greens.