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Local Organic Farms

WHAT'S AN ORGANIC FARM?

Organic farming practice recognises the direct connection between our health and how the food we eat is produced.
Artificial fertilizers are banned and farmers develop fertile soils by crop rotation in age-old practices using compost, manure, grasses and clover.
Strictly regulated by ‘standards,’ organic farming practices define what farmers can and cannot do in raising crops and livestock.
Strong emphasis is placed on the protection and longevity of the environment.
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Are there any farms
left in Mecklenburg County?

NOT TOO MANY!

Mecklenburg County has very little open agricultural land left. Farms used to dot the landscpae around the City of Charlotte and the other smaller towns of the County: Pineville, Huntersville, Davidson, Mint Hill Matthews, etc.

Not anymore! The urban sprawl of growing towns and the City now has made farmland scarce and the subdivsion king. In fact, many of the subdivsions and rural roads are named after long past farms or for the families that owned those farms.

This urbanization raises all sorts of issues about the quality of the runoff from developed land into our water supply (creeks and rivers).

You might still find a farmhouse, silo or barn around, but most of these farm buildings are now decorations in suburban areas.

Fresh local foods from farms are harder to find within the county. Organic foods from local farms are even rarer.

Local &
Organic Farms

The following is a list of local farms located within driving distance of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County that maintain organic farming practices:

(Visit this list often as we are adding more as we discover them.)


Poplar Ridge Farm

Poplar Ridge Farm is a Certified Organic Community-Supported Agriculture farm offering produce & flower memberships to the Public. Poplar Ridge Farm is one of the largest professional Community Supported Agriculture farms in the state. They offer weekly online orders, an on-farm market stand (open to the public), and deliveries to Charlotte Metro restaurants and members. Poplar Ridge Farm is open to the public on Market Days, May through December, Wednesdays 2pm to 6pm & Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm.

  • Poplar Ridge Farm
  • Sandy Ridge Township
  • Sandy Ridge, North Carolina 28173
  • 704.843.5744
  • Poplar Ridge Farm

Selected Produce Available:

  • Herbs, Flowers
  • Arugula, Fennel, Carrots, Leeks, Greens, Potatoes
  • Spinach, Beans, Peppers, Tomatoes, Cabbage
  • Broccoli, Collards, Cauliflower, Squash, Onions

Hall Family Farm

This farm is one of the few agricultural operations within Mecklenburg County. Though not listed for "organic" in farming practices, the farm does offer fresh local foods and some pick your own items at certain times of the year. Note that the farm advertises that it was formerly a commercial cotton growing operation and the change to food production may possibly have left some residual contaminants from pesticides in the fields. Their website does not indicate if the soils have been verified for this.

  • Hall Family Farm
  • 10713 Providence Road West
  • Charlotte, NC 28277
  • 704.562.40210
  • website: Hall Family Farm

Selected Produce Available:

  • Seasonal Vegetables
  • Strawberries
  • Corn
  • Pumpkins

Huntersville Berry Farm

This farm is one of the few agricultural operations within Mecklenburg County. Though not listed for "organic" in farming practices, the farm does offer fresh local foods and some pick your own items at certain times of the year.

  • Huntersville Berry Farm
  • 5504 Hugh Mcauley Road
  • Huntersville, NC 28078
  • 980.422.1150
  • email: janbaugus@yahoo.com

Selected Produce Available:

  • Mixed Greens and Turnips
  • Greens include: Turnip, Kale, Mustard, Rape & Collards
  • Blackberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Squash

Small City Farm

This small urban grower lists the following items for sale: produce, herbs, edible flowers, cut flowers. They can be found selling at The Charlotte Tailgate Farmers' Market which operates seasonally.

Selected Produce Available:

  • General Produce
  • Herbs
  • Flowers

K & D Farms

K & D Farms is a family owned/operated small-scale farm in Monroe, North Carolina. The main focus of the farm is producing quality produce without chemicals using responsible farming practices. They are considered a "sustainable" farm producing a wide variety of vegetables and fruit and they operate a farm stand at the corner of Neal Boyce Road. and Deese Road. in Monroe, NC (Thursday 3-6pm, Saturdays 9-12am).

  • K & D Farm
  • Neal Boyce Road
  • Monroe, North Carolina 28110
  • 000.000.0000
  • No Website

Selected Produce Available:

  • Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Spouts, Carrots, Collards
  • Cabbage, Sweet Corn, Eggplant, Kale, Spinach
  • Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Squash, Tomatoes
  • Eggs, Cantaloupes, Figs & much more

New Town Farms

A small family farm focused on certified organic vegetables. New Town Farms also raises poultry, Heritage breed pork, and free range eggs, They sell at the Matthews Community Farmers Market, Matthews, NC.

  • New Town Farms
  • Waxhaw, North Carolina 28273
  • 704.843.5182
  • No Website

Selected Produce Available:

  • Beets, Broccoli, Okra, Carrots
  • Cabbage, Sweet Corn, Eggplant, Kale, Spinach
  • Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Squash, Tomatoes
  • Cantaloupes, Watermellon
  • Eggs, Pork, Chicken, Turkey & much more

Charlotte Farmer's Market

Although it is not a "farm," the Charlotte Farmers Market is a good place to find some local and organic products, but you must look (and ask). Owned by the STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, this large market is operated by the NC DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & CONSUMER SERVICES. The market is set up to serve both large and small North Carolina farmers. Open year round.

Selected Produce Available:

  • Seasonal Varieties
  • Beets, Broccoli, Okra, Carrots, Tomatoes, Squash
  • Cabbage, Sweet Corn, Eggplant, Kale, Spinach & other greens
  • Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, & other root vegetables
  • Cantaloupes, Watermellon
  • Honey, Jams-Jellies, Eggs, Pork, Chicken, Turkey & much more

Newell Farmers Market

Although it is not a "farm," the Newell Farmers Market sells only local, with no chemicals and no antibiotics food. They are located in the University of NC area of Charlotte and offer vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheese, beef, pork, jam/jelly, hot sauce and bread. The market is open year round - Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Newell Farmers Market
  • 1704 Rocky River Road
  • Charlotte, North Carolina 28213
  • 704.578.1415 - Nancy Newton
  •   or
  • 704.614.2363 - Debbie Zufall
  • Newell Farmers Market

Selected Produce Available:

  • Seasonal Varieties, Honey, Apples, Peppers
  • Potatoes, Collards, Sweet Potatoes, Lettuce
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