Matthews Community Farmers' Market, Matthews, NC

Contact Us: Got a question or comment? Email us  or reach us at 980-293-2698..

Saturday, August 19

Welcome To The Matthews Community Farmers' Market!  Hours: Saturdays 8am - Noon  Rain or Shine - Free Parking - Most Vendors Accept Credit Cards - No Dogs Allowed

Want to be a vendor? Applications are ONLY accepted Jan.1 through Feb.1 each year.

At our farmers' market, you buy directly from the local producer - the person who grew it or made it. You'll find lots of freshly harvested produce, naturally raised meats, handcrafted cheeses, fresh eggs, local honey, plants, baked goods, specialty prepared foods and hand-crafted items. But, we're more than a farmers' market. For 26 years we've provided a lively community gathering place in downtown Matthews to shop, nibble, relax and meet your neighbors. Come enjoy all we have to offer, including live music, cooking demonstrations by top local chefs and family activities!

All foods are locally grown or produced. Fish, when available, is line-caught and landed on the North Carolina coast.

Produce: Apples (Honey Crisp, Gala, Gold Supreme, Ginger Gold), watermelon, figs, cantaloupe, sweet corn, field-grown and greenhouse tomatoes (beefsteak, slicers, cherry and grape), okra (assorted varieties), green beans (assorted varieties), yellow beans, summer squash (assorted varieties), zucchini (assorted varieties), baby fennel, greenhouse and field-grown eggplant (assorted varieties), potatoes (assorted varieties), celery, cucumbers (assorted varieties, field and greenhouse-grown), turnips (assorted varieties), carrots (assorted varieties), field-grown and greenhouse-grown peppers (assorted varieties), onions (assorted varieties), French scallions, garlic, arugula, watercress, Asian greens, field-grown lettuces and mixes, greenhouse-grown lettuces, micro greens, culinary herbs (various), edible flowers, fresh mushrooms, pecans Meats and Poultry:  beef: roasts, brisket, ground beef, short ribs, steaks, stew beef, sliced beef liver, soup bones, pastrami, corned beef, hot dogs water buffalo - assorted cuts poultry: fresh and frozen pastured chicken, whole and parts, chicken sausages, ground chicken, bone broth pork: assorted cuts and sausages  Dairy: handmade cows' milk cheeses (ricotta, mozzarella, smoked mozzarella, burrata), quark cheese, cottage cheese, goats' milk chevre and cultured butter, water buffalo milk hard and soft cheeses. Other farm products: artisan jams and jellies, free-range chicken and duck eggs, local honey, honey products, dried pepper products, dried apples, chili oil, loofah sponges Cut Flowers: assorted ​Other Farm Products: white and yellow grits and cornmeal Specialty Prepared Foods: handmade pasta, tomato sauces, fresh gourmet salsas,  ice pops, Chef Prepared Entree Items: chicken sausages, quiches, chicken salad, pimento cheese, soups, flambe, galettes, vegetarian pizzas, vegetarian TV dinners, soups Baked Goods: Breads - focaccia, whole wheat, honey oat, cinnamon raisin, rye, brioche, baguettes, Portuguese sweet bread rolls, pita, naan, tortillas, brioche, croissants, quick breads, pretzel bites  Sweets - European pastries and cookies, macarons, stroopwafel, scones, muffins, brownies, layered cake slices, cupcakes, quick breads, cinnamon rolls, gluten free cakes and cookies Farm Crafts: hand made pottery, hand crafted wood bowls, cutting boards and utensils, handwoven baskets, beeswax candles, balms, natural soaps and lotions, grilling boards Plants: herb and vegetable garden transplants, succulents.

Upcoming Events For August 19

Cooking Demo:
Come find a seat and watch Chef Gene Briggs, corporate executive chef of Cantina 1511, prepare zucchini blossom quesadillas and pico de gallo made with fresh, market ingredients, beginning at 9am on our cooking demo patio.


Music:
Tap your toes to the bluegrass tunes of The High Ridge Pickers, beginning at 9am on the music platform.

Herald In The Apples!

We may have bidden farewell to peaches for this year, but Fall harvests are heading our way, as our Annual Apple Fundraiser starts this Saturday. We'll have several varieties - Honey Crisp, Gala, Gold Supreme and Ginger Gold! Although some of your favorite summer crops like tomato, squash and sweet corn are waning, there are still lots of summer fare to be had. You'll find figs, peppers, eggplant, okra, potatoes, onions, beans and cukes plentiful at the market. Drop by and check out nature's bounty!

Food Trailer News
Customers are lining up for Benne's unique Southern/Asian combinations. Check out his food trailer located in our tailgate section.

Ricotta Gnudi

Many of you enjoyed the ricotta gnudi prepared by Matt Slezak, executive chef of BLT Steak Charlotte, at one of our cooking demos. Click  here  for the recipe. 

Want To Volunteer?  Volunteers are key to keeping the market running smoothly. Join our volunteer family today.  Email us to ​obtain a registration form. Donate: Please consider supporting us by becoming a Friend Of The Market or a business sponsor. Our 2017 sponsors are    Legacy Landscaping Inc. ,   Charlotte Wealth Management Chef's Table Pinot Noir John Street Graphics, ​ Matthews Animal Clinic,  Clean Air Lawn Care Charlotte,  Real Food Carolyn ,    Renfrow Hardware , and  Aaron Quality Signs .   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 donations in the coolers near the Community House.

About Us: We are 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.

Buying locally grown foods supports local farmers and the local economy.

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