Located in south Charlotte just down Providence Road West, Hall Family Farm has been providing Charlotteans a taste of country living for over a decade. From u-pick strawberries in the springtime to pumpkin patches in the fall, this family-owned and -operated farm has attracted families, young professionals and everyone in between.
This week, though, the owners announced they have sold their land to Novant Health for $21 million. Reps from the hospital groups say they intend to build a new hospital, though zoning and permits are still pending.
Meanwhile, the Hall family is planning to relocate their operations to a new farm in Lancaster County.
This year is expected to be the farm’s final season in south Charlotte. Here’s what we’re looking forward to the most.
We’re counting down the weeks until Hall’s u-pick strawberry patch opens in April. For only $2.39 per pound, you can gather as many berries as you can carry. Strawberry season lasts through early June.
It’s not fall in the South until everyone’s front porch is filled with pumpkins and colorful gourds. For years, Charlotteans have flocked to the Hall Family Farm to pick their perfect pumpkin.
Pro-tip: Head to the farm early during the season — which usually begins in September — because the 64 cent per pound pumpkins will not last long.
Apple Cider + Cider Donuts
A trip to the pumpkin patch with your family or significant other is not complete without homemade treats. With hot apple cider, warm cider donuts and funnel cakes, be sure to plan to arrive with an appetite and leave full of fall cheer.
Hayrides and Corn Mazes
Extend your day trip to the farm with a sing-along hayride and an adventure through the corn maze. Hayrides run through both the spring and fall season, while the corn maze opens in September.
For season updates, follow the Hill Family farm on Facebook as they prepare for spring.