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Discover Gaston County's Vibrant Farmers Markets & Farms for Fresh Locally Grown Produce


Spring has arrived in Gaston County, heralding the reopening of local farms and farmers' markets. These bustling hubs welcome visitors eager to procure fresh produce and goods sourced directly from the community. Here's a comprehensive guide to the must-visit markets this spring and throughout the season:


 

Gaston County's Farmers Markets and Farms

Linebergers Farm

Linebergers' Maple Springs Farm

Linebergers' Maple Springs Farm, situated in Dallas, NC, invites visitors to enjoy a unique U-pick experience, starting with strawberries, followed by blackberries and muscadines. In 2024, Linebergers' Farm introduces a CSA program, allowing patrons to invest in the farm and share in the harvest through 12-week, 8-week, or 4-week subscriptions.




Mount Holly Farmers Market

Mount Holly Farmers Market

Mount Holly Farmers Market stands out as North Carolina's largest all-volunteer market, emphasizing support for local small farms and educating the community on the benefits of fresh, local food. With strict adherence to seasonal and local produce, this market fosters a vibrant community-engaged atmosphere.





Belmont Farmers Market

Belmont Farmers Market

Belmont Farmers Market, located in Historic Downtown Belmont at Stowe Park, offers a bi-weekly opportunity to procure fresh produce and handmade treats from local farmers and vendors, this market promises a delightful array of natural products.





Gastonia Farmers Market

Gastonia Farmers Market

The Gastonia Farmers Market, open three days a week, buzzes with the energy of local farmers showcasing their freshly harvested produce alongside artisans displaying handcrafted treasures. This market also boasts occasional food trucks and a lively atmosphere.






Dallas NC Farmers Market

The Dallas Farmers Market is held at The Barn at Sandcastle Farm on the first and third Sunday of each month from May - August + September 8 & 22, from noon to 4 pm. Sunday brunch, local vendors, shopping & food trucks, all summer with the best local goods. The Bar at Sandcastle will also be open serving beer, wine and mimosas.




The Sunday Market in Bessemer City

The Sunday Market in Bessemer City

The Sunday Market at Centennial Park in Bessemer City celebrates local artisans, craftspeople, and farmers every first and third Sunday of the month from April through October. Visitors can expect live music, food vendors, and an array of locally sourced goods.




Kings Mountain Farmers Market

Kings Mountain Farmers Market

Kings Mountain Farmers Market heralds the arrival of summer with its opening on May 4, 2024. Every Saturday through the end of August, the market promises a showcase of local produce and artisanal crafts, inviting the community to savor the flavors of summer at this weekly gathering.




 

Embrace Gaston County's Abundant Growing Season and seize the opportunity to explore the rich tapestry of our local farmers markets and farms. Whether you're craving the sweet juiciness of freshly picked strawberries, the earthy richness of local vegetables, or the artisanal crafts lovingly crafted by our community, there's something for everyone to savor and enjoy. Embrace the season's bounty, support our local growers and artisans, and immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of community and freshness that defines Gaston County's agricultural scene.