Fruits, Jams & Jellies

Elliott Family Farms

Address: 5022 Brooks Chapel Road, Polkville

Business Contact: Hilda Elliott

Phone Number: 704-538-8661 / 704-472-9668



Date & Time: Agr Tour Show/Festival - 1st weekend of Oct., Sat & Sun: 10am-8pm. Tours available if you call in advance.

Directions: Take Hwy 226 north, 2.5 miles out of Polkville. Turn at Five Forks on London Rd. Travel 1.5 miles; right at Elliott Family Farms sign.

Services & Information: Agricultural Festival, Farm Tours

Items: Molasses, homemade apple butter. We have an Agr. Tour attraction – first weekend in Oct every year. Turn of the Century Farm setting – restored log cabins, exhibits, antique tractors, Old General Store, vintage shops, Black Smith Shop, Hit and Miss Engine Show with tractor pull, etc. Molasses making from Oct – Nov. Visitors are welcome to come and watch and tour the farm while this operation is going on. Find us on Facebook.


Foothills Farmers’ Market

Address: Washington Street on the Courthouse Square, Downtown Shelby Mailing address: 130 S Post Road, Suite 1, Shelby, NC 28152

Business Contact: Greg Traywick

Phone Number: 704-482-4365



Date & Time: April-Oct: Wed & Sat, 8am-12noon

Directions: Located under tents at 111 S. Washing Street, on historic court square in the heart of Uptown Shelby.

Services & Information: Farmers Market, Organic/Sustainable Agriculture. Wheelchair accessible, and restrooms nearby.

Items: This certified local tailgate market offers a range of fresh fruits and vegetables, baked items, cut flowers, all-natural personal and home care products, and ornamental plants, all produced within a 50-mile radius of Shelby.


Gastonia Farmers Market

Address: 410 East Long Avenue, Gastonia

Business Contact: Carol Shrum

Phone Number: 704-862-9966 / 704-860-4451



Date & Time: April: Sat only 8am-12 noon; May- Oct: Tues, Thurs, Sat 7am-1pm; Nov: Sat only 8am-12noon

Directions: I-85 – exit 19 – turn right onto Ozark Ave. Ozark turns into E Long Ave. Go through one traffic light, market located on right with yellow and green banners.

Services & Information: Crafts, recycling center.

Items: Apples, asparagus, baked goods, blackberries, blueberries, strawberry cider, sweet corn, eggs, muscadine grapes, herbs, honey, ice cream, jams/jellies, melons, peaches, pumpkins, shiitake mushrooms, strawberries, organic vegetables, traditionally grown vegetables.


Helms Christmas Tree Farm

Address: 6345 Christmas Tree Lane, Vale

Business Contact: Henry Helms

Phone Number: 704-276-1835 / 704-516-0258



Date & Time: July-August for blueberries: Nov-Dec for Christmas trees: 7 days a week, 9am-6pm

Directions: Hwy 27 West, 8 miles from Lincolnton. Right on Cat Square Road. Go 2 miles, turn left on Beam Lumber Road. ½ mile turn right on John Beam Road. 2/10 mile turn left on Christmas Tree Lane.

Services & Information: Advance Order, Christmas Tree Farm, Farm Tours, Pick-Your-Own. Parties and school groups.

Items: Blueberries, Christmas trees and wreaths.


Hildebran Farmers Market

Address: 202 South Center Street, Hildebran

Business Contact: Tammy Merck

Phone Number: 828-397-5801



Date & Time: May 24-Sept 27: Tuesdays 8am-1pm

Directions: From I-40 take exit 119. Go approximately 1 mile north to Town Hall on left. Market is in Town Hall parking lot.

Services & Information: Farmers Market

Items: Apples, blackberries, blueberries, sweet corn, eggs, muscadine grapes, herbs, jams and jellies, melons, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, organic vegetables, traditionally grown vegetables.


Houser Farm

Address: 6922 Houser Farm Road, Vale

Business Contact: Tommy D. Houser and Dan Houser

Phone Number: 704-435-3640

Date & Time: May-Sept; 7 days a week, 7am to 5pm

Directions: Hwy 27 West, 12 miles from Lincolnton, left on Houser Farm Road. Farm is 1 mile on right.

Services & Information: Advance Order Farm, Wholesale Available. We are vendors at the Lincoln County Farmers Market at Denver.

Items: Blackberries, cider (blackberry), jams and jellies, sweet corn, melons, strawberries, traditionally grown vegetables.


Ira Cline Farm

Address: 4444 Lee Cline Road, Conover

Business Contact: Ira Cline

Phone Number: 828-464-5942

Date & Time: Open year round; blueberries - June-Aug, Mon-Sat 8am-6pm

Directions: Located 5 miles east of Hickory and 4 miles north of Newton and 3 miles north of Conover. I-40 Exit #132 to NC 16 North – 2 miles turn left on C&B Farm Rd. Go 1.25 miles, turn left on Lee Cline Rd., go .25 miles to farm.

Services & Information: Pick-Your-Own, Roadside Stand

Items: Blueberries, strawberry cider, jams and jellies, pecans, dry gourds. Commercial nut cracker and sheller handles peanuts, long pecans and English walnuts.


Knob Creek Farm & Creamery

Address: 6471 Fallston Road, Lawndale

Business Contact: Jeff Crotts

Phone Number: 704-538-1405


Date & Time: May-Dec; 7 days a week. Hours vary, please call.

Directions: From Lincolnton, take Hwy 27 west 15 miles. Left on Hwy 18; farm on right. From Shelby, go 15 miles north on Hwy 18. Located 7 miles north of Fallston on left.

Services & Information: Pick-Your-Own, Roadside Stand. Vendor at the Charlotte Farmers Market.

Items: Apples, blackberries, ice cream, jams and jellies, peaches, strawberries.


L.F.R. Farms & Greenhouses

Address: 2952 Lou Hoyle Lane, Newton

Business Contact: Lucas Foard Richard

Phone Number: 704-462-1417


Date & Time: April-Oct: Mon-Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm. Call for availability.

Directions: Hwy 10 west of Newton. Turn left on Wesley Chapel Church Rd. At stop sign, turn left. Farm is at top of hill on left.

Services & Information: Pick-Your-Own, Roadside Stand, Wholesale Available. Find us on Facebook.

Items: Strawberries, greenhouse plants, hanging baskets, vegetable plants, annuals, perennials.


Lattimore Farms

Address: 318 Peachtree Road, Shelby

Business Contact: Alex Lattimore

Phone Number: 704-434-7190 / 704-473-5215



Date & Time: Late April-early June: Mon-Sat 8am-7pm, Sun 1:30-6pm

Directions: Take US 74 west eight miles out of Shelby. Right at the blinking caution light onto Lattimore Rd. Our patch is at the end of road.

Services & Information: Pick-Your-Own, Roadside Stand, Wholesale available. Call for wholesale information.

Items: Strawberries


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