It’s The Last Season For Hall Family Farm In South Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC. —  It’s the last season for the Hall Family Farm in South Charlotte. The property where the u-pick attraction sits will be used for a hospital.

Kevin Hall is the owner and operator of the family farm. He says his aunts and uncles have planned to sell the property for a while.

This past October, a farm tour guide was accused of making racially insensitive comments to a group of predominantly black Charlotte-Mecklenburg students.
The school district decided to no longer do business with the farm. Hall admitted then the tour guide’s word choice was stupid. He says his family’s decision to sell the farm now is cost-driven.

“It’s extremely expensive to keep this happening. The property taxes are just out of this world, the only thing that allowed us to keep it for many years was being able to farm it,” says Hall.

The 37 acre farm was bought by Novant Health. They’ll build a 161,000 square foot medical center for $154 million and opening in 2023.

Hall says he and his wife will open up another u-pick farm 14 miles away near Van Wyck, South Carolina. It will open in 2021. They plan to put hiking trails on the the 300-acre plot and there will be more to do.

“Not just strawberry picking, we’ll have, putting in a commercial kitchen so we expect to have prepared food there.”

The farm will still have a pumpkin season this year too.