Our Community

Our Community

As a local, community focused farm, we want to introduce our farm visitors to other great places and people to visit in our surrounding area. Our neighbors are just as much a part of our farm as anyone who works on the land. These friends and businesses share the same ideals of preserving local history, respect for our environment and prioritizing community. This list will continue to grow as we do, so keep checking in to find other great places to see and things to do in our area.

Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard adjoins our farm on the Fallston-Waco road. The vineyard supplies eight different grape varietals including red muscadine, chardonnay, scuppernong, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, riesling, and traminette. Ann & Charles Edwards have beautifully restored the old barns and dairy into relaxing tasting areas, keeping to the historic feel of their North Carolina Century Farm. Tastings are available during business hours, and Baker Buffalo Creek is rapidly becoming a favorite spot for locals to wind down after a long day.

 One of the best examples of a mule barn in Cleveland & Gaston counties

One of the best examples of a mule barn in Cleveland & Gaston counties

The C. Grier Beam Truck Museum is located on Mountain Street in the City of Cherryville and was founded in 1982 by Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation as part of its 50th Anniversary celebrations.  In 1985 the museum received its nonprofit status and ownership of the museum land and buildings was transferred to the nonprofit corporation.

The C. Grier Beam Truck Museum is one of very few dedicated truck museums in the US and is committed to preserving the history of Carolina Freight (one of the top 10 US freight carriers in its prime) and the trucking industry.  It is located in the original gas station where Carolina Freight began operations in the 1930's and the building is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.   It houses early models of tractors and trailers, as well as other memorabilia of the industry and of Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation in 7,500 square feet of well kept facilities. 

There is a great video on the history of Carolina Freight in the back of one of the trailers that is worth seeing!

 Beautifully maintained trucks going back to the 1920s

Beautifully maintained trucks going back to the 1920s

Redbone Willy’s Trading Co. is a wonderful country store, filled with great local & handmade products. They also feature a small café and are affiliated with the DeStarte Bed & Breakfast, also a North Carolina Century Farm. Owner Glenda Bingham-Miller takes great pride in the personal service & wonderful products and meals they offer at their store and café., and we send all our visitors to stay at DeStarte!  

Try a fried apple pie and some homemade ice cream!

 Fascinating eclectic store with a relaxed cafe

Fascinating eclectic store with a relaxed cafe