Organic & Sustainable

Apple Orchard Farm

Address: 640 Mariposa Road, Stanley

Business Contact: Arthur Duckworth

Phone Number: 704-263-2635 / 704-718-4923



Date & Time: Open year round, Mon-Sat 9am-6pm. Call ahead for product availability and information.

Directions: 1.5 miles off Hwy 27 onto Mariposa Rd. in Stanley. 4 miles off Plank Rd. from Hwy. 16 onto Mariposa Rd. Look for the windmill!

Services & Information: Farm Tours, Meat Market, Orchard, Roadside Stand. Vendor at Mt. Holly Farmers Market. NC Meat Handlers License, member Goodness Grows in North Carolina and NC Agritourism Networking Association.

Items: All natural beef and pork meats, seasonal produce and apples, honey, garden vegetable plants, farm tours.


Beam Family Farms

Address: 5200 Seven Pines Road, Lawndale

Business Contact: Luke Beam

Phone Number: 704-558-1419 / 704-472-9344



Date & Time: Year round; call in advance

Directions: Call for directions

Services & Information: Organic or Sustainable; Vendor at Downtown Hickory Farmers Market

Items: Grass fed beef; free range veal; dog bones and treats. Find us on Facebook. Also available at the Healthy Home Market in Hickory and Charlotte and at the Gastonia Farmers Market. Specialize in 1/2 cow orders.


Lewis Farm

Address: 330 Lewis Road, Gastonia

Business Contact: Cathy Lewis

Phone Number: 704-84201208



Date & Time: October: Check website for times. Call ahead for pickup times the rest of the year.

Directions: Check our website

Services & Information: Restrooms, picnic shelter, wheelchair friendly, weddings, receptions, trail rides and horseback lessons, fall pumpkin festival, and carriage rides

Items: local meat, eggs, vegetables


Mt. Holly Farmers Market

Address: 215 S. Main Street, Mt. Holly, NC

Business Contact: Scott Griffin

Phone Number: 704-827-7283



Date & Time: May through Aug; Saturdays 8am to 12 noon

Directions: Downtown Mt. Holly

Services & Information: local chefs and musician

Items: local produce and meats


Red Wolf Farm

Address: 1797 Water Plant Road, Maiden

Business Contact: Josh Grant and Dr. Amanda Cline-Grant

Phone Number: 828-428-1445



Date & Time: Spring and fall school tours by appointment weekdays. Pick-your-own pumpkin patch also open late Sept-end of Oct.; Sat 10-5pm and Sun 11-5pm. Call ahead year round for pork and eggs.

Directions: Exit 28 on Hwy. 321 to Maiden. In Maiden, right on Providence Mill Rd. Go ½ mile. After sharp curve, turn right on Water Plant Rd. We are on the corner of Providence Mill Rd. and Water Plant Rd.

Services & Information: Advance Order Farm, Agricultural Tourism, Organic or Sustainable, Pick-Your-Own, Roadside Stand

Items: Heritage-breed pork, free-range chicken eggs, pick-your-own pumpkins, sustainable and naturally grown heirloom vegetables. Pumpkin patch with family entertainment. Hayrides, kiddie corn maze, playground, tractor-train rides, farm animals, creek side hiking trails, restrooms, picnic facilities, birthday parties. Weddings and corporate parties year round. Summer camps. We are Catawba County's first educational farm and forest.


Stowe Dairy Farms, LLC

Address: 169 Stowe Dairy Road, Gastonia

Business Contact: Tim and Gwen Stowe

Phone Number: 704-228-9826 / 704-813-9122


Website: Facebook: Stowe Dairy Farms, LLC

Date & Time: Open Monday-Saturday. Call for hours and product availability before you come.

Directions: Take Hwy 321 south from Gastonia. Turn right on Crowders Creek Rd. Go approximately 4 miles and turn right on Stowe Dairy Road.

Services & Information: Advance Order, Agricultural Festival, Christmas Tree Farm, Farm Tours, Meat Market, Roadside Stand. Vendor at Belmont Farmers Markets. Heritage farm tours, birthday parties, hay rides, restroom facilities, picnic area available, custom designed tours to school classroom objectives, agri-educational/culinary workshops, summer farm camps.

Items: All natural, grass-fed beef. Eggs from free roaming hens. Christmas trees and wreaths, vegetables using organic practices, sorghum syrup. Sustainable Living classes and farm camps. Opening for the Christmas season around Thanksgiving with choose and cut trees as well as Fraser firs from western NC Mountains.


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