Our Philosophy

Where People & Food Matter

At Food Matters Market, we aim to be more than a grocery store. We aim to be the best source of local, organic, and clean food and health products for you and your family!

We hold our products to a higher standard than most and only offer the best. Check out our thorough list of unacceptable ingredients below.

• acesulfame-K (acesulfame potassium)
• acetylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
• ammonium chloride
• artificial colors
• artificial flavors
• aspertame
• azodicarbonamide
• benzoate’s in food
• benzoyl peroxide
• BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
• BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
• bleached flour
• bromated flour
• brominated vegetable oil (BVO)
• calcium bromate
• calcium disodium EDTA
• calcium peroxide
• calcium propionate
• calcium saccharin
• calcium sorbate
• calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate
• caprocaprylobehenin
• carmine
• certified colors
• cyclamates
• cysteine (1-cysteine), as an additive for bread products
• DATEM (dactyl tartaric and fatty acid esters of mono and diglycerides)
• dimethylpolysiloxane
• dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS)
• disodium calcium EDTA
• disodium dihydrogen EDTA
• disodium guanylate
• disodium inosinate
• ethyl vanillin
• ethylene oxide
• ethoxyquin
• FD & C colors
• foie gras
• GMP (disodium guanylate)
• hexa-, hepta-, and acts-esters of sucrose

• methyl silicon
• methylparaben
• micro particularized whey protein derived fat substitute
• monosodium glutamate (MSG)
• natamycin
• nitrates/nitrites
• partially hydrogenated oil
• polydextrose
• potassium benzoate
• potassium bisulfite
• potassium bromate
• potassium metabisulfite
• potassium sorbate
• propionates
• propyl gallate
• propylparaben
• saccharin
• sodium aluminum sulfate
• sodium benzoate
• sodium bisulfite
• sodium diacetate
• sodium glutamate
• sodium nitrate/nitrite
• sodium propionate
• sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate
• sodium sulfite
• solvent extracted oils, as standalone single-ingredient oils (except grapeseed oil)
• sorbic acid
• sucralose
• sucroglycerides
• sucrose polyester
• sulfites (sulfur dioxide)
• TBHQ (tertiary butylhdroquinone)
• tetrasodium EDTA
• vanillin

• high fructose corn syrup
• hydrogenated fats
• IMP (disodium inosinate)
• irradiated foods
• lactylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
• lead soldered cans

* Please note we reserve the right to change this list at any time.

Organic and

Local Producers

We believe our local farms and businesses are sustainable. We hope to share our passion for shopping and eating local organic foods with you.

Buy as Much

as You Need

Prepackaged items are convenient sometimes, but often lead to unwanted waste. At Food Matters Market, we strive to give as many “bulk” buying options so you can get exactly the amount you need.

We Have One Planet.
Let's Love It

We believe in sustainability for our beautiful planet. Foods free of pesticides, GMOs, and grass fed are some of the small things we can do to love our the place we call home. 

Come shop with us!


Brevard, NC
1 Market St, Brevard, NC 28712
(828) 885-3663

© 2020 by Food Matters Market, LLC.