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 found at a variety of local farmers’ markets, fine restaurants, and retailers in the greater Charlotte area (and beyond!).

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


Our New New Gig – Harvest Moon Grille is now in Terrell as well as in downtown Lincolnton!

In June 2015 we opened the second of what we hope will be a family of restaurants / retail locations where we can showcase the delicious bounty of local farms.  Harvest Moon Grille at the Lake brings farm-fresh tasty fare to the greater Mooresville area, joining our Harvest Moon Grille on Main Street in beautiful downtown Lincolnton, NC.  Our new Lake location houses our catering kitchen and bakery.   Additionally, we offer our fresh bakery items and locally sourced groceries for retail sale.  We will host special events and cooking classes here too.  Our facebook page will keep you up to date on offerings and events.

Please join us to experience creative fare from our region and phenomenal service.  We are excited to offer our neighbors a new and fresh dining option!

find us at 331 E. Main Street Lincolnton (click for map https://goo.gl/maps/rqncq) and at harvestmoongrille.com

In Terrell, we are at 8594 NC Hwy 150 next to Marshall Steam Station, just 5 miles from I-77 exit 36.  (click for map)

The website for the restaurants is harvestmoongrille.com

Recent Press of Note:

Natalie and Cassie are both nominated for “outstanding educator” for 2014 Sustainability Awards

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Cassie wins food category at 2nd annual Sustainability Awards

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Cassie gives TED talk in Charlotte (February 15, 2013)

click here to watch

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