It’s the Holiday Season! As we gather and connect with friends and family, it’s a time to celebrate what matters most to us. At Food Matters Market, we do our best to bring you a healthy, satisfying selection of food, products and ingredients you’re proud to share with those you love. This includes a wide selection of local products.

Many of you already celebrate the plentiful benefits of buying and supporting local food. It feels good to support our neighbors and local community, but it also benefits our local economy! The environment also wins when we buy local as we use fewer resources including fossil fuel. Plus, many local food items simply taste better and are cultivated and made with quality and care.

Keep reading to explore a few of our local favorites to help you celebrate the season in good cheer.  

Highlands Family Farms
Choose the perfect cut of local meat for your holiday celebration! Located in Icard, NC, we work closely with this family farm to provide you with quality, grassfed, natural meat. They never use any growth hormones and use natural, chemical-free fertilizer. Plus their animals are pasture-raised and humanely processed. Local care and quality is a difference you can see and taste.

Roots & Branches Crackers
What a great local cracker to highlight your favorite dips and spreads over the holidays! These artisan crackers are handmade in Asheville, NC. They are made in small batches with only the finest natural ingredients.

Chocolate Heaven
Chocolate Heaven is the perfect idea for your holiday desserts and treats!  Located in Highlands, NC, their products are all natural with no preservatives. They’re made in small batches with old-fashioned recipes and simple ingredients. These grab-n-go desserts are ready for your holiday celebration!

Queen City Pastry Cakes and Bars
Queen City is located in Mooresville, NC and has been making wonderful desserts for more than 15 years. They’re known for their cakes, cheesecakes, tortes, tarts, and brownies all made from scratch with the finest ingredients. Stop by to explore the options for your holiday gathering!  Please pre-order whole cakes by December 18.

These are just a few of our many local products to help you celebrate the season. Come on by and wander our aisles and explore for yourself! We’re sure you’ll be inspired to add a little local to your holiday gatherings!

Thanks to all of you for shopping with us and being a part of our community. We are here to serve you and wish you all a warm and wonderful holiday season!