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: apples (Gala, Jonagold, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious), Asian pears, figs, jujubes, ginger root, arugula, radishes, Swiss chard, sweet potatoes, field-grown tomatoes, greenhouse-grown tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, cucumbers, squash blossoms, green beans, Italian flat beans, okra, eggplant, potatoes, slicing onions, garlic, Malabar spinach, 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
Fish: grouper
Dairy: soft goats milk cheese, soft cows milk cheese, hand made Italian cows milk cheese(mozzarella, burrata, ricotta) cottage cheese, cultured butter
Other farm products: artisan jams and jellies, free-range chicken, duck and quail eggs, local honey, honey products, culinary salts
Baked Goods: breads (focaccia, whole wheat, honey oat, cinnamon raisin, rye, broche, bagettes) scones, cookies, muffins, French pastries, gluten-free sweets
Chef-Prepared Foods: soups, quiche, flambe, pork barbecue, sausages, pimento cheese
Flowers:  bedside bouquets, mixed bouquets
Plants: fall vegetable garden transplants, sedum centerpieces, native perennial plants
​Handmade Farm Crafts: pottery, hand woven textiles, beeswax candles, balms, 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 Surpassed Our Fundraising Goal of $25,000! Thank You For Investing In The Future Of The Farmers' Market! 
Saturday, Sept. 24

The farmers' market is a taxable non-profit, so donations are not eligible for a charitable tax deduction.
Current Total Raised:
$26,848
Our business sponsors include Clean Air Lawn Care Charlotte, 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 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. 
Tour three diverse Union County family farms on Sunday, Oct. 2 and learn more about how these farms provide fresh products to our community. Matthews Community Farmers' Market vendors Windcrest Farm, Middle Ground Farm and Dancing Bees Farm will host visitors from 1 - 5 pm that day, rain or shine.
All of the farms are within easy driving distance of each other and you will be treated to a variety of activities, including demonstrations and product samples, at each. Bring a cooler because you'll be able to purchase a variety of products, including produce, meat, eggs and local honey. Follow the latest updates  on the Our Family Farms Facebook Page.
Tickets are $20 per car and must be purchased in advance. Availability is limited. Ten percent of the proceeds from the tour will be donated to the Matthews Community Farmers' Market's 25th Anniversary improvement fund.  Buy tickets.
Autumn Events:

Sept. 24: Enjoy the Americana and folk tunes performed by singer-songwriter-musician Brian Howard starting at 9am. 

Oct. 1: Fall Plant & Garden Day features the Union Co. Master Gardeners and lots of spreading chrysanthemums in full bloom. In addition, market sellers will offer lots of perennial plants and shrubs as well as fall vegetable transplants. 

Oct. 8: Cooking Demonstration by Adam Reed, chef-owner of Sante Restaurant, starting at 9am in the chef's tent.