If you’re looking for a true and classic family farm where you can have a good time with your family, Hall Family Farm is the place to go. Located in Charlotte’s Ballantyne area, Hall Family Farm is a family-owned and operated farm that has been successfully in business for the past 70 years – and shows absolutely no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
While the farm originally grew cotton (something that they no longer do), they offer a wide variety of produce, from strawberries in the spring, to seasonal vegetables in the summer, to corn and pumpkin in the winter – and much more. One can buy these in their in-farm sales tent.
The services of this farm do not stop at food, however. Hall Family Farm offers several family activities, picnic tables and hayrides, along with children-specific activities. They also offer several refreshments and snacks in their sales tent for visitors to enjoy.
Address: 10713 Providence Rd West, Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone: (704) 562-4021
If you’re looking for a farm that’s a little set apart from the rest, you should definitely give Ross Farms a try. Located in the Queen City itself, Ross Farms is a perennial nursery that specializes in growing high-quality flowering plants. While they do not (and in fact cannot) grow hard-core gardening plants, they do have a very wide collection of perennials, which in fact make up 99% of everything they produce.
Ross Garden has perennials for all sorts of gardens, tastes and varieties. In addition to growing classic perennials such as hosta, phlox, peony and veronica, among others, they offer special perennials that specifically attract certain animals and insects, such as finch and honey bees. They also offer ornamental and designer plants, as well as groundcovers for decorative purposes. Ross Farms grows several hard-to-find varieties of plants as well.
No matter what sort of perennial you’ve been looking for, there’s every chance you will find it here.
Address: 9424 Community House Road, Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone: (704) 543-6388
If you’re partial towards food that is absolutely natural, there’s no place like All Natural Farms. Located in Rutherfordton, All Natural Farms LLC specializes in producing and supplying premium quality organic meat. A family-owned and operated business, the farm, spread over 50 Acres, produces a wide variety of meat such as (but not limited to) grass fed lamb, Grass and grain finished Beef, free range chickens and Pasture Raised pork.
The farm raises their own meat, and makes it a point to not include any sort of antibiotics or added hormones. Their meat is flash frozen and vacuum sealed and thoroughly inspected and certified by the USDA.
Address: Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, 1801 Yorkmont Rd, Building B, Charlotte, NC 28217
If you’re looking for a farm that offers a very wide range of products, you should definitely put Windcrest Farm at the top of your list. Founded by Ray and Mary Roberts Tarlton (who are also the co-owners and managers of Final Touch Construction Services), Windcrest is a family-owned and operated farm that is spread over an area of 14 acres and located in Monroe, 30 miles south of downtown Charlotte.
The farm is dedicated to biodiversity and sustainable agriculture principles and to that end, makes it a point to grow products and plants that are friendly to the ecosystem and to the customers. The farm grows over 250,000 flower, herb and vegetable plants every year, and includes rare plant varieties as well. True to their motto, all of their flowers and produce are Certified Organic by the USDA, using amendments that meet the standards of the National Organics Program (NOP), organic fertilizers and natural methods of pest control.
Besides farming, the farm supplies home gardeners and farmers markets, and conducts hand-on classes to guide gardeners and farmers at the beginning of their career on learning the tenets of sustainable agricultural practice.
Address: Monroe, NC
If you’re looking for a great farm with good produce, Poplar Ridge Farm is the place you should go to. Located 24 miles south of Uptown Charlotte, Poplar Ridge Farm small-yet-very-popular farm that offers some of the best produce in the Charlotte, NC area.
An Organic Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm that is certified by the USDA, Poplar Ridge Farm was founded by Marianne Battistone and Philip Norwood – athletes who have been involved in and made great contribution to the field of advanced nutrition and organic food movement since their teenage years. The family-owned and managed farm grows a wide variety of herbs and produce, which it sells through online orders and on-farm market stands, and also supplies to high end restaurants in Charlotte’s metro area. Rather than focusing on wholesale sales and farmers markets, Poplar aims to serve the local community and makes the local area its sole focus.
Address: 1619 Waxhaw Indian Trail Rd S, Waxhaw, NC 28173