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About us!

Fern was opened by The Mother Earth Group in October of 2011, in the space previously inhabited by Something Classic Café. Fern was designed to create a comfortable and earthy atmosphere, using reclaimed barn wood for tables and baseboards, and sourcing our ingredients from the best farms in the area.


Over the years Fern has gained both local and national attention, being featured in The Charlotte Observer, Creative Loafing, Food & Wine, and Taste of the South, as well as being named one of Charlotte’s top 25 restaurants in 2013. Fern is also named Charlotte's Best Vegetarian Restaurant by Charlotte Magazine.


Fern focuses on plant-based and southern cuisine to create seasonal menus. With an emphasis on excellence, Fern is elevating the dining standard for Charlotte.

Nurturing One Another, Our Community and The Earth

The Mother Earth Group Mission Statement

As a part of The Mother Earth Group, we're commited to upholding the nurturing principles of our mission statement.  Here'show we do that:

Nurturing One Another – We believe in creating a positive work environment that fosters success and values the commitment and individuality of its employees. 

Nurturing Our Community – We believe in serving our community with the highest level of customer service, hospitality and quality. We believe in supporting our local community by working with local farmers and suppliers to provide our guests the freshest and highest quality ingredients while growing our local economy. 

Nurturing the Earth – Through the use of recycled and recyclable service products, starch to-go wares and waste management systems, we continue to be mindful of our commitment to the environment.

From the Press

Veggin' Out and About! Restaurant and Market Guide for the Veggie Loving Traveler


Creative Loafing Charlotte