Monday, June 17, 2013

Matthews farmers market adds Tuesday night hours

You're craving fresh food but you just can't get to a farmer's market on Saturday morning? The Matthews Community Farmers' Market starts its Tuesday Twilight Market this week through Aug. 6.

That's 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays in the usual market space, in the little field at North Trade Street in Matthews, about a mile off N.C. 51 near U.S. 74. (If you need GPS, try the address for Renfrow's Hardware on the other end of the block, 188 N. Trade St., Matthews.)

The market will have the same (or mostly the same) locally grown produce, baked goods, cut flowers and  chef-made entrees you'd find on the weekend. Plus, only at the Tuesday market, Alex Ranucci of Ranucci's Big Butt Barbecue will sell 1-pound packages of barbecue ready to take home for dinner. This week's chef demo will be Tia Bazzelle of Mert's Heart and Soul.

 For details on the rest of the Matthews market action, go to