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The Original Farms of Rowan County

Posted by on June 3, 2020 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

The Original Farms of Rowan County

  At Patterson Farm, we pride ourselves in keeping our market stocked full of locally made items and fresh produce. From organic meat to locally made cider, you can find a variety of local farms featured in our market. Many of these farms have been rooted in Rowan County or surrounding areas for years and years, providing their fresh products for all to enjoy.   Denny Booe, Mike Borne, Buzzy Bee Local honey in our market comes from three different beekeepers. Pure, raw honey provides an abundance of health benefits and helps prevent...

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The Great Protectors of Patterson Farm

Posted by on June 2, 2020 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

The Great Protectors of Patterson Farm

Here at Patterson Farm, we have two Great Pyrenees dogs in our livestock pasture. These dogs are trained to monitor and protect our animals from predators. Gretchen, the mom, and Millie, her pup, are the two great protectors of Patterson Farm. Gretchen and Millie are not full-blooded Great Pyrenees, they are mixed with other Livestock Guardian Dog (LGD) breeds. They are mostly Great Pyrenees, but you can tell they are mixed due to the colored spots they have on their fur which can be seen below in pictures. Typical Great Pyrenees are easily...

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Bee Keeping and the Benefits of Local Honey

Posted by on May 19, 2020 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Bee Keeping and the Benefits of Local Honey

    At Patterson Farms we take pride in the fact that we showcase locally made brands in our market. One of our popular spring items, honey, is made right here in Mt. Ulla by Denny Booe, and also in China Grove by Michael Borne. The honey is available in a 24 oz. jar, or a 16 oz. squeeze bottle in our market. Click here to shop now!     Local Bee Keepers For the past six years, Denny Booe has visited Patterson Farms to install observation hives in the “Bee Barn”. He has been beekeeping for 45 years and currently maintains...

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7 Best Things about Strawberry Season at Patterson Farms

Posted by on May 4, 2020 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

7 Best Things about Strawberry Season at Patterson Farms

    1. Strawberries. Duh!?! Strawberry season is here!! Even though it may be a little different this year, we want to make sure that you can still enjoy this delicious fresh fruit while you can. We have implemented an online pre-paid option and a drive-thru service on the farm to purchase strawberries. We highly encourage that you purchase your strawberries online at www.shoppattersonfarm.com to save time for everyone. Pre-picked strawberries are $16 per 4-quarter basket and $5 per quart. So, make sure to visit the farm today and...

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From Seed to Tomato

Posted by on March 13, 2020 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

From Seed to Tomato

It might still be winter, but summer will be here before we know it! Who else is ready for some ripe, juicy tomatoes? Here at Patterson Farm, Inc., we have been busy this week seeding peppers and tomatoes. We will be growing over 200 acres of tomatoes and 160 acres of peppers this year. In case you didn’t know, that’s a lot of seeds to plant! There are over 5,500 tomato plants planted per acre. We will grow over 1 million tomato plants this year! We are one of the largest tomato growers in the state of North Carolina. We grow all of our own...

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A Family That Loves to Farm

Posted by on February 27, 2020 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

A Family That Loves to Farm

We’ve all heard the saying, “love what you do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Well, we aren’t totally sure about that, but it certainly helps when you have a passion for what you’re doing. Like many professions, farming has its share of challenges. We work day in and day out to provide healthy produce, educational field trips, a place for memories to be made on the farm, and more. In our busy seasons, we work 7 days a week from sunup to sundown. We certainly wouldn’t be here today if we didn’t love to farm. Members of our family...

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Patterson Farm Market & Tours Selected Among ‘Most Loved’ Businesses in Lake Norman Area

Posted by on February 20, 2020 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Patterson Farm Market & Tours Selected Among ‘Most Loved’ Businesses in Lake Norman Area

MT. ULLA – Patterson Farm Market & Tours is a co-winner in the Most Loved Farm category of the recent Hulafrog website competition.

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Gracie Graham’s Treasure Mine Adventure Tour

Posted by on December 10, 2019 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Gracie Graham’s Treasure Mine Adventure Tour

Treasure Mine Adventure Tour  Recommended For: 2nd Grade & Up When: Spring Edition: March 9  – May 29, 2020 Monday-Friday by appointment for Groups of 10 or more Cost: $9.50 (includes tax) for basic Mining Mix $10.00 (includes tax) for basic Mining Mix beginning Sept. 9, 2019 Children under 2 admitted FREE   (No Free Mining Rough) All attending parents and siblings (24 months and older) must pay. Teachers & Paid Staff: Free Admittance* Description: Students will participate in an interactive outdoor classroom learning and...

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Farmer for the Day Tour

Posted by on December 10, 2019 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Farmer for the Day Tour

Farmer for the Day (formerly Learn & Grow Discovery Farm) Recommended for preschool-3rd grade   Spring Edition March 30 – April 24, 2020 Monday – Friday     Cost: $10.00 per person includes tax Two teachers per class are admitted free Minimum of 10 paying guests, By Appt. Description: The Farmer For The Day Tour gives children the experience of a day in the life of a farmer. Our purpose of this tour is to enhance a child’s understanding of the hard work and dedication it takes to be a farmer. Participates will...

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Dirt on Dirt Tour

Posted by on December 10, 2019 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Dirt on Dirt Tour

Dirt on Dirt Tour Recommended for: 3rd Grade When:  March 9 – 27, 2020 Monday -Friday, by appointment Cost $10.00 per person (includes tax) Two teachers per class are admitted free Minimum of 10 paying guests Description The Dirt on Dirt Tour is an educational tour offered at Patterson Farm Market & Tours, Inc. which purpose is to teach students about the importance of soil to farmers, plants and our planet. While the tour can be modified to any age, we are promoting it to 3rd graders as it meets the NC Common Core Standards for the...

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