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.

Learn more by watching this video by our friend Alex Gregor

Our New Gig – Harvest Moon Grille is back, now in downtown Lincolnton!

We have opened the first of what we hope will be one of a family of restaurants / retail locations where we can showcase the delicious bounty of local farms.  Harvest Moon Grille is our newest baby, was born on August 7 on Main Street in beautiful downtown Lincolnton, NC.  Our hours are 8a-3p Tuesday-Sunday, offering breakfast and lunch.  Tuesday night “Family Style” dinners will begin on September 16: a prix fixe meal everyone will enjoy.  Once we receive our ABC permit this fall, we’ll add a sophisticated, yet approachable dinner service complemented by a great wine & beer selection.

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

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)

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Cassie Wins “Citizen Entrepreneur” Award from Global Green USA! (June 2012)

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Cassie named “Restaurateur of the Year” by Charlotte Magazine (December, 2011)

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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