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.

Lineberger Maple Springs Farms

The farm opens in mid-April when strawberries ripen; berries are available picked or U-pick. Blackberries, blueberries, peaches and vegetables come in throughout the summer. Fall brings hayrides, a pumpkin patch and muscadines. The farm also hosts parties and field trips.

Mount Holly Farmers Market

The Mount Holly market strives to provide the surrounding community with fresh food grown locally with sustainable practices. Held each Saturday morning May through October, the market not only features farmers and food, but also offers chef demonstrations, live music and a gathering place for friends and family.

Gastonia Farmers Market

This market sells produce, meats, eggs, dairy products, baked goods and fresh-cut flowers. All products are vendor grown or made. Special events throughout the season include live music, fall twilight markets, trick-or-treat night and Christmas craft fair. 

Lewis Farm

A 5th generation working farm located in Ranlo, North Carolina offering people a chance to reconnect with the past through showcasing farming practices of the 1930's and 1940's. The farm is home to pigs, chickens and horses. The stately white barn is a popular venue for weddings and other events.

Bit of Hope Ranch

This nonprofit pairs children with therapy teams that include a licensed professional, an equine specialist and a rescue horse. Wellness sessions are available for counseling or physical therapy. Other educational programs include school trips, corporate training, riding lessons and summer camps.

Dallas Lavender Lane

Dallas Lavender Lane is a lavender farm that sells plants and products from lavender such as essential oil and tea. They also have a petting zoo, dunking booths, games, trackless train, hayrides , face painting, lantern making classes and plenty more fun activities.

R.J. Rednour Farms

The farm is open to the public the first Saturday of every month. Visitors may hand feed animals, such as cows and horses. Guided horseback rides are available by appointment, and the farm may be reserved for birthday parties.

Stowe Dairy

Opening in 1926, the farm produces grass-fed beef, free-range eggs and sorghum molasses syrup. Agricultural events and educational programming are available May through September In late November to mid-December, the farm opens for choose-and-cut Christmas trees, Santa visits and hayrides.


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620 N. Main St.

Belmont, NC 28012

Phone: 704-825-4044

Toll Free: 1-800-849-9994

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