The farmers and other vendors at the Gastonia Farmers Market grow or make everything that is available - there are no items that are bought elsewhere and re-sold in our market. We have a new vendor shed next to our market so be sure to shop the shed too!
BIG JOHN'S HYDRO-FARM
John Carroll uses hydroponic farming to grow tomatoes in a greenhouse in water instead of dirt during the cooler months on his farm in Lawndale . Using this growing method, he has good-tasting tomatoes year 'round. He also grows tomatoes the old-fashioned way which are always delicious!
Caleb Boyle grows his vegetables on his farm in Bessemer City without using chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Spring crops include carrots, beets, radishes, lettuce, kale and cucumbers. Additional ones in summer are tomatoes and onions. In Fall, you can find broccoli, kale, collards, carrots and winter squash at the Boyle Farm table.
Debbie Whitworth has won ribbons on all the custards she makes and has won contests with her pound cakes - in the cake category and Best of Show. She has been baking and cooking for 35 years and brings breads, cakes, custards, honeybuns and cookies to the market. She also has jams, jellies and preserves.
LICK FORK FARM
Stan and Melissa Beam have been growing good things for over 39 years on their farm in Cherryville. They bring tomatoes (both greenhouse and field) to the market along with salsa made from their tomatoes. The farm also produces lettuce and herbs. Pork meat is available at their table too.
LINEBERGERS' MAPLE SPRINGS FARM
The Linebergers' Farm in Dallas has been in the family since 1928. A great grandfather paid-off a mortgage during the Great Depression. In 1955, grandfather Harold Lineberger planted the first strawberry patch and made $350. He used the money to buy a ring for Patsy Eaker (now Lineberger). That was the farm's first strawberry crop and the one for which the farm is still famous. The Lineberger family does their best to farm their produce in an environmentally responsibile manner while providing healthy, fresh, affordable food for the Gaston area. Visitors are welcome on the Linebergers' Farm any time!
OVERCASH FAMILY CRAFTS & PLANTS
Nellie Overcash has been crafting for over 32 years. Her three daughers (one is an artist) and a granddaughter help create all of the crafts available at their booth, including paintings, greeting cards and jewelry. Also available at her table are crocheted towels, baby blankets, dish cloths and wood crafts.
TONY PASOUR & GIRLS
Tony Pasour, whose farm is in Bessemer City, has been farming for 40 years. He grows many fresh vegetables which he brings to the market along with homegrown pork, country saugage and sourdough bread. He takes special orders and can deliver if needed. Special cuts of pork are available by request as well as tomatoes by the box in July and August.
David White has been farming for 20+ years and started raising Angus cows on White Farm in Dallas to get the best possible meat, free of hormones and antibiotics, to feed his twin daughers Michaela and Kasie. His cows are grass-fed in a pasture along with a supplement of balanced grain to ensure good growth and to keep the steak tender (a growing muscle is a tender muscle). He's been selling at the farmers market for over 6 years.
Gastonia Farmers Market
400 E Long Ave
Gastonia, NC 28052
HOURS (May -October):
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday: 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
HOURS (April and November)
Saturday: 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
1st and 2nd Saturdays: Christmas Craft Fair