Agri-Culinary Experiences: Patterson Farm, Yadkin Valley Wine Region & More
Food is an integral part of Rowan County culture, not only are there great local places to eat, but there are numerous pick-your-own farms, roadside stands and farmer's markets with fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables along with jams, jellies, preserves and the like. You haven’t truly experienced Rowan County until you have picked and eaten a basket of your own fresh strawberries from Patterson Farm.
Yadkin Valley Wine Region
If you love wine, you’ll be pleased to know that Rowan County is located in the heart of North Carolina Wine Country in an area known as Yadkin Valley Wine Region. Salisbury, NC is also home to the Old Stone Vineyard and Winery, a stop along the Yadkin Valley Wine Trail.
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Cauble Creek Vineyard
700 Cauble Farm Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147
Description: Cauble Creek Vineyard LLC is an estate vineyard; a new state of the art winery specializing in Muscadine wine products and providing sales of local community goods. They offer quality products to their customers while also promoting future economical tourism growth to Rowan County, NC. Rowan County is proud to say that Cauble Creek Vineyard is recognized as the 100th Winery in the state of North Carolina.
1185 Woodleaf-Barber Rd., Cleveland, NC 27013
Description: The Correll Farm has been in the family for four generations and over 100 years. Up until November 2005, it was a dairy farm and wholesale tomato operation. Currently, Correll farms raises beef cattle, dairy heifers, tomatoes for wholesale, and many fruits and vegetables. These items are sold at local Farmers Markets and their own farm.
7696 Freeze Rd., Kannapolis, NC 28081
Description: Wine lovers from all around Charlotte, Concord, and the surrounding areas have made their way to this beautiful vineyard to get their hands on these amazing handcrafted wines. The Sommeliers have years of experience studying and tasting wine from all around the world. They also rent out this space for weddings!
2924 Old Mocksville Rd., Salisbury, NC 28144
Description: Go pick some of your favorite fruits and veggies at Eagle's Produce Farm. Open mid April through mid October, check out their website for specifications on seasonal products.
Elium Berry Farm
2085 Lake Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146
Description: Blueberries begin ripening in early July and peak at the end of the month! Don't miss out on delicious, fresh blueberries!
Huffman's Peaches & Produce
4825 Goodman Lake Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146
Description: This farm has been in the family for four generations. They sell apples year round and other produce during the spring and summer. Jams, jellies, and a variety of other items are also available for purchase.
238 Deaton Park Ln., Rockwell, NC 28138
Description: Karriker's is a father and son owned business that sells fruits and vegetables, including peaches and tomatoes, at local farmers markets.
Lazy 5 Ranch
15100 Mooresville Rd., Mooresville, NC 28115
Description: The Lazy 5 Ranch is a privately owned exotic animal drive thru park that offers a three and a half mile safari through the gently sloping pasturelands of Piedmont, North Carolina. While visiting the Lazy 5 Ranch you will have the opportunity to view over 750 animals from six different continents. You can see these animals from the safety of your own car or call for reservations to take horse drawn wagons.
15725 Mooresville Hwy, Mooresville, NC 28115
Description: Throughout five generations, the McLaughlin family has produced quality and fresh pork products for North Carolina. Brothers, Bill and Tom, the fourth generation, decided to make these fresh pork products the signature items in the store's inventory, but wanted to expand into other horizons as well. They also make Italian Sausage links, Bratwurst, and Andouille Sausage upon request.
Morgan Ridge Vineyard
486 John Morgan Rd., Gold Hill, NC 28071
Description: Located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina and awarded Grape Growers Excellence Award, Morgan Ridge Vineyards has been creating quality wines since its inaugural vintage in 2007. Owners, Tommy and Amie Baudoin, operate the vineyard and on-premise winery while striving for balance and producing the best fruit possible to be used in the creation of their award winning wines.