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Cornelius News

Roadside market has fresh location

Sept. 8. By Dave Vieser. Farm Fresh Nursery, a Cornelius favorite since 1991, has moved again—this time to a site on Statesville Road, only about one mile north of the old location near Bailey Road.

Owner Mark Plott says the new location is temporary, but it will at least get them through the upcoming holiday season.


Farm Fresh was a mainstay on West Catawba Avenue near Magnolia Estates Drive, becoming especially well-known for a large display of Christmas Trees. They had to move in 2020 to make room for a new Fifth Third Bank branch spending the past two years at the Statesville Road/Bailey Road location.

GOAT is coming

In a matter of 48 hours, they moved the entire operation a mile north to make way for a new restaurant, according to Plott.

Mum’s the word

“Just as we’ve done in the past, we plan to have a healthy supply of mums and pumpkins in the next several weeks as our area prepares for Halloween,” said Plott, a native Carolinian.

Next up: Christmas trees.

Plott says he’s still looking for a permanent location.