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.
What Our Customers Are Saying
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.
Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon
Newsletter Signup
Want To Be A Vendor? 
Applications are accepted Jan.1 through Feb. 1 each year. More information...
Contact Market Vendors
All foods are locally grown or produced. Fish, when available, is line-caught and landed on the North Carolina coast.
Produce: peaches, blueberries, figs, cantaloupe, watermelon, sweet corn (limited), field-grown tomatoes, greenhouse-grown tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, cucumbers, squash blossoms, squash, okra, eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, red, white and fingerling potatoes, pink-eyed purple hulled peas, crowder peas, lima beans, slicing onions, garlic, greenhouse grown lettuces, micro greens, watercress, purslane, edible flowers, culinary herbs
Meats and Poultry: 
beef: roasts, brisket, ground beef, short ribs, steaks, stew beef, sliced beef liver, soup bones 
​poultry: pastured chicken, whole and parts
pork: assorted cuts and sausages 
rabbit: quartered
Dairy: soft cows milk cheese, hand made Italian cows milk cheese(mozzarella, burrata, ricotta) buttermilk creme fraiche, cottage cheese, cultured butter
Baked Goods: fresh donuts, assorted breads (including baguettes, brioche, challah, sourdough, focaccia, sprouted grain, rye, oat, ciabatta, babka, gluten-free breads), cookies, muffins, scones, assorted pastries, flourless chocolate cake, gluten free sweets
Chef-Prepared Products: quiche, flambe, ready cooked meats, sausages, soups, vinaigrette, barbecue sauce
Other farm products: artisan jams and jellies, free-range chicken and duck eggs, local honey, honey products
Flowers:  bedside bouquets, mixed bouquets
Plants: sedum centerpieces, ginger and turmeric plants
​Handmade Farm Crafts:  pottery, 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
We've Reached Our Fundraising Goal of $25,000! Thank You For Investing In The Future Of The Farmers' Market! 
Saturday, July 30
Tomato Tasting Day

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 Raised:
Music: Enjoy the bluegrass tunes played by the Big Walker Creek Boys, starting at 9am.
We are pleased to announce that Clean Air Lawn Care Charlotte joins our list of  business sponsors, which includes Matthews Animal ClinicReal Food Carolyn, a healthy living blog, Renfrow Hardware and Aaron Quality Signs.  If you would like to become a business sponsor or become a Friend of The Market , please see our Support The Market page and make a donation.
Our sold-out Fundraising Dinner At Passion8 Restaurant was hugely successful. 
Thanks so much to all those who came and supported the farmers' market! Chefs Luca Annunziata (Passion8), Tim Groody (Fork!), Paul Verica (Heritage Food And Drink), Joe Kindred (Kindred), Adam Reed (Sante) and Joe Bonaparte (Myrtle Beach Culinary Institute) cooked six exquisitely prepared, delicious courses using locally produced ingredients.
Free Roasting: Buy at least a  half-dozen peppers, eggplant or okra from market farmers and we'll roast them for you for free. Starting at 8:30am.
Our goal in this, our 25th Anniversary year, was to raise $25,000 by August 1- and through individual donations, fundraising events and business sponsorships - and we are happy to say we have reached, and slightly exceeded, that goal. Money raised at our July 18th Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction put us over the top! 
We are already planning out the market improvements we raised the funds to achieve. Besides helping us meet mounting operating costs, we'll use the money to make major improvements to the chef demo area - including a hand washing station, improved cooking facilities and an audio system to provide a better customer experience. We'll also be able to add staff hours, more activities and replace equipment.
The support of our customers, benefactors, market vendors, volunteers and chefs made this possible. We truly appreciate your generosity.
Though we have reached our fundraising goal, we are still taking donations on our Support The Market page. We'll keep our counter, at right, updated. 
Our Tomato Tasting And Best Market Tomato Contest begins at 9am Saturday. Sample dozens of tomato varieties and then vote for your favorite!