Virtual Educational Tours for Fall

Virtual Educational Tours for Fall

Things have been a little different this year and we definitely miss seeing everyone at the farm! As we all continue to adjust to this new world we are living in, we have decided to adapt our field trip experience. We have spent countless hours trying to recreate the same experience students would experience by actually being at the farm, but virtually. Just because things are changing doesn’t mean that our students have to miss out on the fun...

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Canning 101

Canning 101

  Picture this… it’s November just a few days before Thanksgiving and you’re planning the menu for your holiday meal. You wish you had some of the farm-fresh vegetables that you had enjoyed earlier that year from Patterson Farms, but now they’re all out of season and you’ll have to settle for store-bought canned vegetables instead. Luckily for you, this is an easy problem to avoid! Canning vegetables is an easy...

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The Original Farms of Rowan County

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...

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The Great Protectors of Patterson Farm

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...

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Bee Keeping and the Benefits of Local Honey

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...

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7 Best Things about Strawberry Season at Patterson Farms

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...

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