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, greenhouse-grown tomatoes, green garlic, garlic scapes, potatoes (assorted varieties) broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, greenhouse-grown Shishito peppers, summer squash and zucchini, cabbage, carrots, beets, arugula, radishes, salad turnips, mushrooms (assorted varieties), spinach, mizuna, bok choi, pac choi, endives, Swiss chard,  field-field grown lettuce and salad mixes,  kale (several varieties),  slicing onions, green onions, leeks, 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
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: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, baskets, beeswax candles, balms, natural soaps and lotions, grilling boards
Plant & Garden: hostas, 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, May 27

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. 
Upcoming Events:

May 27 
Cooking Demonstration
Joe Kindred, chef-owner of Kindred in Davidson, will use seasonal produce to make some wonderful dishes starting at 9am. Get a seat on our new chef's demo patio to watch him work and sample his recipes.

Come listen to great bluegrass tunes when the Big Walker Creek Boys take over the music platform at 9am.

June 3 - Bread Baking Competition
If you make great yeast bread from scratch, this is the competition for you. Bring your best loaves, buns, rolls - even bagels - for judging by a panel of local bread experts led by nationally acclaimed master baker and author Chef Peter Reinhart of Johnson &Wales University. Market customers, after sampling entries, will pick the People's Choice winning entry. Click on the rules for more information.
2017 Yeasted Bread Baking Competition Rules.pdf
Charlotte Magazine Farm-to-Chef Feast To Benefit The Farmers' Market

Charlotte Magazine will host a multi-course lunch at New Town Farms with some of Charlotte's top chefs and their favorite farmers. Proceeds from this 12 to 4pm culinary event on June 10 will benefit the farmers' market as well as Carolina Farm Stewardship Association.  Enjoy a multi-course meal, live entertainment and unlimited beverages at this event. Tickets are $75 each. More information and tickets.