Visit our farms in Gaston County all year! In spring, step into a strawberry patch and pick ripe, juicy berries. Come summertime, look for vine-ripened tomatoes, homemade salsa, squash and blueberries. Fall is a fun, busy season as pumpkins turn bright orange and farmers gather the last produce before frost. For a true fall treat, find a farm that offers hayrides and corn mazes. Schoolchildren, Scouts and other community groups delight in a day spent learning outdoors. And in the winter you can select your tree for the holidays.
Gaston County’s farmers markets have become community gathering spaces, weekly meetups where customers interact with farmers. Some feature live music, chef demos and kids’ activities. The markets not only stock fruits and produce, but vendors also sell locally raised meat and dairy products, homemade breads and pastries, and bouquets of fresh-cut flowers.