About Us:
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... 
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 by phone at 704-821-6430.
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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 residents who turn to the Matthews Help Center for food assistance. Please place your donations in  the blue coolers near the Community House.
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All foods are locally grown or produced. Fish, when available, is line-caught and landed on the North Carolina coast.
Produce:
strawberries, blueberries (limited), greenhouse-grown tomatoes, peppers, seedless cucumbers, tromboncini squash and squash blossoms, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, arugula, endives, Swiss chard, spinach, kohlrabi, sweet salad turnips, beets, carrots, radishes, green onions, slicing onions, garlic, bok choi, fennel, kale, field grown lettuce, salad mixes, greenhouse grown lettuces, Asian greens, salad mixes, micro greens, watercress, edible flowers
Meats and Poultry: 
beef: roasts, brisket, ground beef, short ribs, steaks, stew beef, sliced beef liver, soup bones 
​poultry: pastured chicken
pork: assorted cuts and sausages 
rabbit: quartered
Fish: grouper
Dairy: 
goats milk cheese, soft cows milk cheese, hand made Italian cows milk cheese(mozzarella, buratta, ricotta) buttermilk creme fraiche, cultured butter
Baked Goods: fresh donuts, assorted breads (including baguettes, brioche, challah, sourdough, focaccia, sprouted grain, rye, oat, ciabatta), cookies, muffins, scones, assorted pastries, flourless chocolate cake
Chef-Prepared Products
quiche, flambe, ready cooked meats, sausages, soups, vinaigrette, barbecue sauce
Other farm products: 
free-range chicken and duck eggs, local honey, honey products
Plants:
herbs, perennials,garden transplants, carniverous plants
​Handmade Farm Crafts:  
pottery, wooden bowls, cutting board and utensils, baskets, beeswax lip balm, beeswax candles, natural soaps and lotions, grilling boards
Real Food. Real Farmers. Real Bakers. Real Artisans. Every Saturday 8am-Noon.
Historic North Trade St. Downtown Matthews, NC Rain or Shine  - No Dogs, Please
The Matthews Community Farmers' Market has always been a special place because of the people who support it. 
For 25 years, the farmers' market has made a huge impact on a small budget. Our wonderful market customers have strongly supported us in good times and through tough circumstances and the market has thrived. While vendor fees and our peach and apple fundraisers cover basic costs, our continued success and ability to improve the market comes with a higher price tag. And, so, we are asking you to help us mark our 25th anniversary by making an investment in the market's future.  Money raised will help us meet mounting operating costs, expand staff hours and allow us to offer a better customer experience through site improvements and more educational activities.
Our goal: Raise $25,000 by Aug. 1.  
 We are seeking donations from individuals as well as sponsorships from small businesses and large corporations. A list of donors appears on our Support The Market page.
Watch the Pea Pod to see our progress! 
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Help Celebrate Our 25th Anniversary - Invest In The Future Of The Farmers' Market! 
Saturday, May 28

Please Donate To Our 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign!
The farmers' market is a taxable non-profit, so donations are not eligible for a charitable tax deduction.
Current Total Donated:
$4,793
9am Music: Enjoy fabulous bluegrass tunes when the Queen City Beginner Bluegrass Jam starts playing at the  music platform.
Fruit Pie Baking 
Competition 
This Saturday!

Have you pulled out that fabulous fresh fruit pie recipe yet? You know - the pie you make that everyone raves about. Why not bake one and bring it to market by 9am Saturday (May 28) and enter it in this year's Farmers' Market Baking Competition? Make the from-scratch crust of your choice and bake it with any fresh fruit (not canned) filling you like. Entries will be judged on execution, quality of crust and filling, taste as well as creativity. A panel of judges -nationally acclaimed master baker and author Peter Reinhart of Johnson&Wales University, Rick Dudley of the Community Culinary School of Charlotte and Adam Reed, chef-owner of Sante Restaurant and instructor at the Art Institute of Charlotte, will evaluate the entries. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and People's Choice winners. 
Strawberry Shortcake Fundraiser Nets $500 for the Farmers' Market! Thanks For Your Support!
We are grateful to more than 100 market customers who bought strawberry shortcakes this past Saturday to support our fundraising efforts. Special thanks goes to  Chef Terra Ciotta and culinary students of the Art Institute of Charlotte, who made the shortcake biscuits and put these treats together. Hats off to the market volunteers who sliced up four gallons of strawberries for the event and to market vendors who donated most of the ingredients. This was the first of our 25th Anniversary Fundraising events of the year and will go toward our goal of raising $25,000 by Aug. 1. 
2016 Baking Competition Rules
We are please to announce that Matthews Animal Clinic has signed on as a supporting sponsor of the farmers' market! See our sponsors and find out how your business can be one of them.