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.
Welcome To The Matthews Community Farmers' Market!
Hours: Saturdays 8 am - Noon (Main Season Hours Through November)
Rain or Shine - Free Parking - Most Vendors Accept Credit Cards - No Dogs Allowed
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. 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 27 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!
Buying locally grown foods supports local farmers and the local economy.
ClickHERE to Check Out WHAT'S SELLING At The Farmers' Market This Saturday
Click HEREfor a list of which VENDORS are attending the farmers' market this Saturday
Enjoy the Americana-folk music of Nick Tutwiler, who will begin performing on the music platform at 9am. .
Food Truck News
Saturday, July 21
Strudel Teig's signature breakfast sandwiches are unique to our farmers' market. This vendor starts serving at 7:45am, so you can get a head start before the market bell rings.
Congratulations To The Winners Of Our Annual Baking Competition
"All Things Peach!"
Mark Your Calendars!
A New Date For
Our Annual Tomato Tasting Competition
Saturday, August 4,
starting at 9 am on the central patio
Jamie Lynch, chef-owner of 5Church, returns to create more fabulous dishes from seasonal market ingredients. Be sure to get a seat on the central patio before he begins at 9 am.
What a huge success, with 12 entries, four of them being under the age of 16. Everything was outstanding, making the judges' decisions all the more difficult. Thank you to our panel of judges: master baker Peter Reinhart of Johnson & Wales, chef-baker-instructor Rick Dudley of the Community Culinary School of Charlotte and local food guru, Heidi Billotto.
Adult Category Winners:
1st Place: Jennifer Murray (Peach/Blueberry Galette)
2nd Place: Stephanie Ferrari (Maple Peach Slab Pie)
3rd Place: Karin Kemp (Braided Peach Bread)
People's Choice Award: Jennifer Murray (as above)
Youth (Under 16) Category:
Tied 1st Place: Sara Lou Huezo (Peach-Filled Shortbread Cookies) and Stella Traw (Peach Challah)
Tied 2nd Place and People's Choice Award: Hadley Herrin (Peach/Cinnamon Cupcakes) and Isabella Pensi (Peach macaroons)