A local grocery store, market & cafe that’s dedicated to supporting local farmers and producers in the WNC region. Inside, you’ll find a fully stocked grocery store that’s focused on whole organic ingredients. Their cafe serves soups, salads, sandwiches, & rice bowls for the lunch crowd. They’ve also recently expanded to offer a sushi bar & espresso station. A community room is also on-site, with 52-inch flat screen TV. It’s a great space for meetings & events, and is available at no cost. Our favorite aspect of Food Matters Market? When visitors bring their own bags for groceries, they’re handed a small fabric button to place in a selection of jars – each jar dedicated to local non-profit. At the end of several weeks, the jar with the most buttons is awarded a monetary donation.