Vendors, Products & Weekly Happenings

Saturday, October 24, 2020 

 

Building Community With Food

 

Apparently, October is National Farm to School Month, which gives you an opportunity to recognize our community food champions. Farmers, cafeteria workers, teachers, gardeners, bus drivers, volunteers, advocates - whoever you think is deserving in their part in feeding children and families, supporting local food systems, and going above and beyond in 2020. Nominate them to receive a $500 honorarium and be named a National Farm to School Network Community Food Champion.  Nominate HERE before October 30.

 

MCFM strives to bring the local community together by promoting sustainable foods. Our growers are now ramping up their fall harvests and will have all your favorites - from root veggies such as sweet potatoes, radish, turnips and beets, to hardy greens including spigarillo, Swiss chard, lettuce, collards and kale. Additional local food options include raw honey, free-range eggs, naturally-raised meats, fresh cheese, pickled veggies, homestead jams and jellies, chef prepared foods and baked goods. Thank you to our vendors and customers who participate in our outreach program with The Bulb mobile market. By donating and placing items in the coolers in front of the community house, you are helping to widen access to fresh foods in local food deserts.  

Updated 10/22/20

Please note: cooking demonstrations and other events have been placed on hold due to COVID-19. Please watch this space for updates.

  SAFETY FIRST

We really appreciate how our market family continues to work together to follow our safety precautions. We thank you for your due diligence when wearing your face coverings. For the time being, the entry control system will continue, beginning at 8 am. We will monitor the situation during the morning and discontinue entry control once the lines diminish to the point where it's safe to allow free access.  We want to avoid large crowds to maintain adequate social distancing inside the market. 

CANDY/CARAMEL APPLES

Candy & Caramel Apple

- 10/31 Exclusive -

MCFM & Queen City Kitchen are collaborating to bring CANDY & CARAMEL APPLES to market. Find them under the Apple Fundraiser Tent on 10/31, 8a until sold out!

LIVE MUSIC

Welcome back up-and-coming singer and musician Taylor Mason as she performs with her acoustic guitar on the central patio between 9 - 11.30am.

MAKING SHOPPING SAFER & EASIER

If you see crowding or several people lined up at one vendor's booth, please consider completing your other shopping before joining that line, especially if you've already pre-ordered with that vendor. You can avoid lines by pre-ordering and picking up later in the morning. Please also maintain adequate social distancing and follow any signs that are posted around the market posted. Again, thank you for your continued cooperation.

APPLE FUNDRAISER

Winesap, Fuji, Jonagold.

Apple sauce special: 50% off 1/2 peck bag, only $5.00.

Fresh-pressed apple cider (1/2 and 1 gallon bottles). Located in the tent in front of the community house.

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Did You Know...?

 

...Chefs are a catalyst for the market's success and in educating the public about the importance of local foods and supporting local farms

 

"The chefs who shop at our market and buy from local farmers have been a principal force in driving the local foods movement," says grower Sam Koenigsberg of New Town Farms. "They have made the market what it is today and have helped the market continue to grow. They have that platform - through a plate of good food - to educate people. That plate of local food is the window back to the farm. Chefs have an enormous role in advancing the market and making more local food available for you, the consumer."  

... that the musicians who play so beautifully volunteer their time and talents?

 

We are so grateful for the enjoyment their music brings.

Check out our guest chefs and musicians from previous Saturdays

Location: 188 N. Trade Street, Matthews, NC 28105       Phone: 704-488-4763      E-mail: matthewsfarmersmarket@gmail.com

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