Walnut Hollow Farms is a group of five farms in Gaston county, NC, owned and overseen by our family. All five farms were owned by our ancestors. When Nicholas Friday first moved here, to start his family, from York, PA in the 1750s Gaston county hadn't yet been established (est. 1846) . His land is what we call "Home" and is still farmed by us today.
Grassfed beef: We offer quality, grassfed Shorthorn Beef. Our cattle are raised on grass pastures and without added steroids or antibiotics. Our selected Shorthorn and Angus Shorthorn cross herd, under the same management for forty five years, has been directed toward raising cattle that efficiently convert grasses to beef. Available by the pound or side. Mushrooms: Our Shiitake mushrooms, grown outdoors on oak logs to produce flavor filled mushrooms, are in the middle of their strong production run. Available seasonally fresh or dried. Molasses: Southern sorghum molasses, simmered and skimmed over a hardwood fire, is the hands down replacement for sugar. Grown from seeds handed down from previous generations. The cooking down of sorghum is a yearly family tradition in October. Limited quantities of pints on quarts available. Nuts: Chestnut, pecan, and black walnut orchards have been established for more than two generations. Place your order before the Thanksgiving holiday. Vegetables: Salad greens, white cucumbers, radishes, carrots, daikon, German Johnson tomatoes, Moon and Stars watermelons, sweet and hot peppers, okra, pumpkins, squash, and birdhouse gourds are all grown from heirloom seeds. Silver Queen is our long time family favorite hybrid corn. Varieties of plants, some common and some rare, with tastes that bring you back to your childhood; sitting at grandma's feet while she would string beans or silk corn. Fruits: Blueberries, strawberries, pears, wild persimmons, grape, muscadines and blackberries available. Chicken eggs: Our flock of laying hens produce a medley of colored eggs ranging from eggshell white to Sunday suit jacket brown and of course green too.
With our local farming history dating back 260 years one could say that "our roots run deep". With this deep rooted desire to continue the legacy of our ancestors beyond our own existence. We are taking major steps toward our goal of continuing our agriculture tradition.
Season: June through September
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 12
Full Share: $20/week for 20-wk is $400 total
1/2 Share: $20/week for 10-wk is $200 total A half share is a full share ever other week from June thru September.
Work Req? No
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