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 are grown, raised or made within 50 miles of Matthews. More... 
This page was last updated: April 16, 2014
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Volunteering At The Market:  If you have a love of the market, a little time in your schedule, and a willingness to help, please email us. 
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.
Vegetables
collards, cabbage, kale, spinach, radishes, scallions, salad mix, field-grown and greenhouse-grown lettuces, micro greens, shelled pecans
Meats and Poultry: 
beef: roasts,brisket, ground beef, short ribs, steaks, stew beef, sliced beef liver, soup bones roasts,brisket, ground beef, short ribs, steaks, stew beef, sliced beef liver, soup bones
pork: shoulders, hams, ribs, sausages, lard
poultry:  pastured chicken (whole, parts)
Chef-Prepared Foods : quiches, soups, French toast casserole, Provencal chicken sausage, Roman chicken sausage
Baked Goods: a large assortment of yeast breads made from a variety of grains, European pastries, cookies, turnovers, muffins, donuts (assorted varieties), cakes, tarts, a variety of gluten-free breads and pastries
Hand Made Ice Pops: Assorted flavors
Plants and Flowers:
spring blooms, vegetable transplants, blueberry and blackberry plants
Other farm products:   
eggs from free-range chickens, local honey, goat cheese
Hand-made goods: soaps, candles, pottery, baskets
 Open Saturday Mornings Year-Round on North Trade Street 
in Historic Downtown Matthews, NC
 Winter Market Hours through April 12: Saturdays 8- 10am
Regular Season Market Hours start April 19: 8am to noon 
​Rain or Shine - No Dogs, Please
 
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Charlotte Magazine Best Of The Best Award For Farmers Markets
 Readers' Favorite Farmers' Market, Charlotte Parent Magazine
For Saturday, 
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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 resident who turn to the Matthews Help Center pantry for food assistance. Please place donations in  the blue coolers near the Community House.
Becoming A Vendor: 
Applications for new vendors are only accepted in January for the upcoming season. More information, market rules and applications form...
Shopping Tips, Your Food Dollar Well Spent  
What every customer should know about shopping at the market
Contact Market Vendors
Come Celebrate Our Spring Opening Day Market Saturday And See The Results Of Your Generosity!

As we begin our 23rd year, there is so much to celebrate. We literally have a new farmers' market site. In two short months since a freak snowstorm devastated our market tents, a lot happened to turn a catastrophe into an amazing opportunity. When disaster hit, our customers and friends responded quickly and generously. We raised three times more than our original goal. This allowed us to not only replace the damaged center tents with one large attractive tent, but to upgrade the entire market site. The last of the work was completed this week and we've now got a spiffy, substantial new look. Even the market Community House looks sharp. Property owner David Blackley of Renfrow Hardware had it repainted to bring out its charm. The Town of Matthews meanwhile, replaced our frontage on North Trade Street with a new entryway, fencing and landscaping. We are so grateful to all who supported this effort.
Love To Bake? Enter Our Contest!
Our Annual Baking Competition will be held on Saturday, May 3. That's also the date of our annual Herb Day, so it's only fitting that Yeasted Herb Breads be the subject of the contest this year. We hope bakers of all ages out there will seriously consider entering. Rules and contest information.
A panel of baking and food experts led by master baker and nationally acclaimed cookbook author Chef Peter Reinhart of Johnson & Wales University will judge entries and select first, second and third place winners. Market customers, meanwhile, can taste entries and vote for their favorites at the People's Choice table to determine the winner of the People's Choice Award. 
Opening Day Special Events:
9am cooking demonstration by Paul Verica, chef-owner of Heritage Food and Drink in Waxhaw
9am Live Bluegrass Music performed by Mary, Ruth and Dave Shumway of the High Ridge Pickers
Meet Our New Vendors
Benjamin Frye and Courtney Buckley of Your Mom's Donuts hand make these fabulous fresh goodies in mouthwatering flavors using locally raised ingredients.
Neil Ringer of The King Of Pops makes hand made ice pops. His fresh fruit and dairy creations feature locally sourced ingredients and come in creatively refreshing flavor combinations.
Tommy Allen of Allen's Mushroom Farm grows delicious shiitake mushrooms in Anson County.
Our Spring Cookbook Swap will be held at the Market Information Tent April 19 and 26. Bring a cookbook and swap it for one on our table or take a cookbook in exchange for a $2 donation to buy fresh produce for the Matthews Help Center Food Pantry.