Skip to main content

Cabarrus Magazine

Family-Owned Farm Fresh Market Provides Quality Products & People

Jul 30, 2018 05:00AM ● By Melanie Heisinger
Farm Fresh Market is a family-run market based in Kannapolis, NC. Established in 1972 by Larry Howard Plott, this seasonal business sells products ranging from produce, flowers, pottery to pumpkins, gourds, fall decor and Christmas trees. 

What makes this market so unique, aside from the founding family still running it, is that everything is sourced from local farmers.

Larry Plott on the job.

Larry married Carol Mesimer, daughter of a dairy farmer and they built a home together on some of the Mesimer farm property. In 1972 Larry built a store building and a walk in cooler on his home property and opened Farm Fresh Market selling a wide variety of produce whole sale and retail.  

A few years after opening, Farm Fresh Market was seeing success, and Larry was able to purchase a piece of property in the city limits of Kannapolis and opened a second Farm Fresh Market. Over the years Farm Fresh has expanded to 5 locations from Concord, Kannapolis, Charlotte, and Cornelius. 

Adam Plott, one of the grandsons of Larry who also is a co-manager, told us, "We are a family owned and operated company that puts their faith in the Lord and know that it is through Him that all great things are done and we give him the Glory."

Adam is one of 18 grandchildren "Through my high school years I always loved getting to go with my 2 cousins to the Asheville Farmer’s Market to sell pumpkins and other fall decor on the weekends of October," he said. "I remembered getting up early and going to bed late with a wad of cash to turn into my grandpa when we all finished working, and ate at the local Cafe at  night! Learning how to be a salesman and getting in some good manual labor skills, and simply making memories working with family, is something that I will cherish forever."

Adam Plott at Asheville Farmers Market.


When you decide to visit Farm Fresh, Adam assures us we should expect quality product and quality people. "We pride ourselves in some of the most beautiful and great tasting produce."

Along with the biggest and widest variety of flowers in the summer, during the fall Farm Fresh has the biggest in size and variety of pumpkins that you could ask for.

Christmas is a special time for Farm Fresh, where they sell fresh Christmas trees, hand made wreaths, and Indian River fruit. For the owners of Farm Fresh, it's all about making sure that everything is fresh, local, and the customer experience is a memorable one.

In 2006, Larry "went to be with the Lord," Adam told us, after an accidental head on collision. Larry’s oldest son Mark Plott, who had worked under his father his whole life, stepped in as operator to keep the family business going. Mark has continued to faithfully lead Farm Fresh Market to be the successful business that it is. 

Farm Fresh Market has 5 locations that are open 7 days a week from April-October, and reopen 7 days a week from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Keep up on what's new with the Plott's by following their Facebook page

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Cabarrus Magazine's free newsletter to catch every headline