SEE WHAT'S GROWING
ON THE FARMS IN GASTON COUNTY, NC
VISIT THE FARMS IN GASTON COUNTY ALL YEAR LONG
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 season as pumpkins turn bright orange and farmers gather the last produce before frost. For an extra treat, find a farm that offers hayrides and corn mazes. Schoolchildren, Scouts and other groups delight in a day spent learning outdoors. In the winter you can select your tree for the holidays.
GASTON COUNTY FARMERS MARKET
Gaston County’s farmers markets have become community gathering spaces where customers can interact with farmers. Some feature live music, chef demos and kids’ activities. The markets not only stock fruits and produce, but also include locally raised meat and dairy products, homemade breads and pastries, and bouquets of fresh-cut flowers.
OUR FARMS & FARMERS MARKETS
A 5th generation working farm located in Ranlo, this farm offers people a chance to reconnect with the past through showcasing farming practices from the 1930's and 1940's. The farm is home to pigs, chickens and horses and the stately white barn is a popular venue for weddings and other events.
330 Lewis Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054, USA
Lineberger Maple Springs Farm
Family-friendly experiences through spring, summer and fall. The farm opens in April for strawberry picking. Blackberries, blueberries, peaches and vegetables are available throughout the summer and fall brings hayrides, a pumpkin patch and muscadines.
906 Dallas Stanley Hwy, Dallas, NC 28034, USA
Mount Holly Farmers 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 chefdemonstrations, live music and a gathering place for friends and family.
226 S Main St, Mt Holly, NC 28120, USA
Stowe Dairy Farms
Opening in 1926, this farm produces grass-fed beef, free-range eggs and sorghum molasses syrup. Agricultural events and educational programming are available through the summer. Visit during the holidays for a fresh cut Christmas tree, visit from Santa and more.
169 Stowe Dairy Rd, Gastonia, NC
Bit of Hope Ranch
Horses provide healing at 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.
5001 Cr Wood Rd, Gastonia, NC 28056, USA
Cherryville Farmers Market
Local farmers, artisans, and soap makers sell their goods in an open market on Thursday mornings from May through October. Cherryville is a thriving city located in the northwest corner of Gaston County and on the western edge of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Metropolitan Area.
220 E Main St, Cherryville, NC 28021, USA
Dallas Lavender Lane
This farm sells lavender plants and products made 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.
937 Old Willis School Rd, Dallas, NC 28034, USA
Gastonia Farmers Market
Sells produce, meats, eggs, dairy products, baked goods and fresh-cut flowers. All products are vendor grown or handmade. Special events are held throughout the season including live music, fall twilight markets, trick-or-treat night and a Christmas craft fair. The market is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, May through October, and Saturday only in April and November.
410 E Long Ave, Gastonia, NC 28054