welcome to grateful growers!
Who we are
Grateful Growers Farm is a small diversified farm in eastern Lincoln County, North Carolina. Our farm is all about producing amazing food in a conscientious manner. We like to think of our operation as a meeting of craftsmanship agriculture and culinary artistry. We raise a menagerie of animals, but the cornerstone of our farm is the Tamworth hog. Unlike ‘mass produced’ pork, our hogs are raised on pastures where they freely graze, play and wallow. We do not use added hormones or antibiotics in growing our animals, and our finished products are all free from fillers, preservatives, nitrates and MSG. Our products can be purchased at the Matthews Farmers Market (select Saturdays during 2018), and directly from the farm (by appointment only).
In addition to producing wonderful food, we are also passionate about cultivating a sense of community through our farming enterprise. We welcome you to our site and encourage you to browse, learn and question. Your food fuels your body and spirit; so get to know it, and it’s producers, by starting here.
Here are a couple videos about us and what we do:
Charlotte Video Project – Grateful Growers Farm & HMG Charlotte, 2011
North Carolina Now – Grateful Growers Farm & HMG Charlotte, Feb 2011
Press of Note:
Natalie and Cassie are both nominated for “outstanding educator” for 2014 Sustainability Awards
Cassie wins food category at 2nd annual Sustainability Awards
Cassie gives TED talk in Charlotte (February 15, 2013)
Cassie Wins “Citizen Entrepreneur” Award from Global Green USA! (June 2012)
click here for a link to more info
Cassie named “Restaurateur of the Year” by Charlotte Magazine (December, 2011)
click here for a link to the article
Cassie is featured in Charlotte Magazine’s “Power and Influence” edition (November, 2011).
Click here for a link to the article and accompanying video
Check us out on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now!
click here for a link to the YouTube version of the story they ran about us and our restaurant on 2/16/11