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: July 27, 2014
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Buying locally grown foods supports local farmers and the local economy.
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Got a question or comment? Email us or reach us by phone at 704-821-6430.
Fruits and Vegetables
peaches, watermelon, cantaloupe, blueberries, eggplant, okra, hot and sweet peppers, greenhouse tomatoes, field grown tomatoes, red, yellow and white potatoes, green beans, Italian flat beans, cucumbers, yellow and pattypan squash, zucchini, garlic, carrots, beets, green cabbage, kale, Asian greens,  sweet onions, greenhouse-grown lettuces, micro greens, herbs, squash blossoms
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)
Fresh Fish: grouper, black sea bass, American red snapper, cobia, mahi mahi
Cheese and Butter: soft goat cheeses, cow's milk mozzarella, smoked mozzarella, ricotta, burrata, European-style cultured butter
Chef-Prepared Foods : quiches, soups, French toast casserole, Provencal chicken sausage, Roman chicken sausage, pork barbecue, smoked chicken wings, gnocchi
Baked Goods: a large assortment of yeast breads made from a variety of grains, European pastries, cookies, turnovers, muffins, bagels, cakes, tarts, a variety of gluten-free breads and pastries, ready-to-bake items, croutons, granola bars, fresh donuts
Hand Made Ice Pops: Assorted flavors
Plants and Flowers:
fresh-cut blooms (zinnias, snapdragons, yarrow, lilies), vegetable transplants, carniverous bog plants, house plants
Other farm products:   
eggs from free-range chickens, local honey,  , dried pepper products
Hand-made goods: soaps, candles, pottery, baskets
 Open Saturday Mornings Year-Round on North Trade Street 
in Historic Downtown Matthews, NC
Regular Season Market Hours: Every Saturday 8am to noon
Tuesday Evening Market: June 17 - Aug. 5 from 6-8pm 
​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
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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
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Tuesday Twilight Market Runs Through August 6 -  Hours: 6-8pm. 
Great produce, cooking demonstrations, live music - a great way to top off your Tuesday!
​Market Tomato Contest Winners
More than 150 market customers munched three dozen types of tomatoes at our Tomato Tasting Day event last Saturday and then voted for their favorites. The results: New Town Farms of Waxhaw swept the large tomato category, taking first, second and third place finishes with Early Girl, Black Prince and Parks Whopper tomatoes, respectively. In the cherry tomato category, Carlea Farms took first place with Sungolds, Windcrest Farm placed second with Black Cherry and Garden of the Woods finished third with its Sungold entry. Congratulations to all the winners! 
Special guest chef Joe Bonaparte of the Myrtle Beach Culinary Institute will fire up great dishes in the chef's tent starting at 9am this Saturday.
Photo by David Van Hemel
Fresh Caught Fish and Hand Made Italian Cheese 
This exciting year for the farmers market has become even more exciting as we offer two new products for sale to our customers: fresh, wild saltwater fish sold by the licensed local fisherman who hand caught them...and rich, hand made Italian cheeses (cow's milk mozzarella, smoked mozzarella, ricotta, burrata) and cultured butter crafted by a local chef.
Being able to offer these products was such a good opportunity for the market and its customers that we made the rare move of redefining our 50-mile local-only product rules in these two food categories. Both vendors are unique in what they do and in the quality of products they offer.
Tim Griner of Charlotte Fish Company catches a variety of saltwater fish each week in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way off the North Carolina coast. His company is the only local fishing operation that holds the proper state and federal licenses to allow him to both catch and sell fish directly to the public. Tim provides a direct ocean-to-table harvest. He spends part of each week catching hundred of pounds of fish, which are then eviscerated and iced.  He drives his catch directly to Charlotte in a refrigerated truck to sell to top restaurant chefs. He expects to sell at the market most Saturday mornings, based on availability and seasonal closures. Fish will be sold whole or filleted. He'll pack your purchase in ice, but be sure to bring a cooler to market to properly transport your fish home. 

​​Zack Gadberry of Uno Alla Volta hand crafts beautiful fresh cow's milk mozzarella, smoked mozzarella, ricotta and burrata - a delicacy all its own. The Charlotte company's name literally translates to "one at a time" in Italian - and that's just how Zack makes each piece of these fine, rich Italian cheeses. He also makes European-style cultured butter.
All are made in small batches from hormone-free, non-hom-
ogenized, low-temperature pasteurized cows milk and
cream from a small family dairy farm in Julian, NC. Zack gets
the milk and cream within a few days of milking and makes the cheese and butter just hours before you purchase them at market. A vegetarian rennet is used to make the cheese and, yes, his cheese making is accomplished in the wee hours of the morning. Bring a cooler or an insulated bag to get these highly perishable items home in good shape.  
​Tim catches a variety of fish, including grouper, black sea bass, red snapper, cobia, mahi mahi, flounder, wahoo, trigger fish and tuna. The selection available at market will change weekly, so keep an eye on our newsletter for updates.

Enjoy the great Americana and folk tunes played by musician Brian Howard starting at 9am  on the music platform!
Our Veggie Art Event was a big hit with parents and kids alike last Saturday. Here is a look at some of the cool creations kids made out of overgrown vegetables, berries, flowers and seeds.