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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southern Piedmont area of North Carolina? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Southern Piedmont area of North Carolina, sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name  (see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop. Let me know when you see price changes!

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Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! And if you know of any farms I missed and want to add a farm, please let me know!   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in September 2021, and other timely information:

Notes for September 2021: Autumn is upon us and that means you'd better hurry to get blueberries and peaches; apples are already in full swing. Some crops continue until frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal specific updates.

See these pages to find a local Apple festival, and other festivals. We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn etc.

See our comprehensive list of easy home canning, jam and jelly making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now.  They have all copied their information from here and usually do not ever update.  Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong or outdated, please write me!

Southern Piedmont area of North Carolina U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2021, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Anson County

  • Mountain Farm - blueberries
    125 Copperhead Bend, Burnsville, NC 28714.  Email: [email protected]  Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; There's nothing else about them on the internet, so I assume they have closed. If you have any information to the contrary, please write me

Hoke County

Montgomery County

  • The Earl Orchards - Muscadines
    547 NC Hwy 211 East, Candor, NC 27229. Phone: (910) 673-2757.

Moore County

  • Blueberries of Cameron - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    1171 United States Highway 1(business/ Old highway 1), Cameron, NC 28326. Phone: 910-366-3310. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; There's nothing else about them on the internet, so I assume they have closed. If you have any information to the contrary, please write me
  • Bruton Vineyard - No pesticides are used, blueberries, grapes, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms
    547 Nc 211 Highway, Eagle Springs, NC 27242. Phone: 910-673-3248. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; There's nothing else about them on the internet, so I assume they have closed. If you have any information to the contrary, please write me.
  • Carter Farms - Strawberries
    673 Eagle Springs Road, Eagle Springs, NC 27242. Phone: (910) 673-7730. Phone: (910) 673-2666. Open: April 15-June 1; Call for hours and availability. Crop availability: Strawberries - April-June Sweet Potatoes - August-November.  Directions: Located on 673 Eagle Springs Road one half mile from Hwy 211 in Eagle Springs. 
  • Fairway Farm - Blueberries, honey from hives on the farm
    274 Wood River Road, West End, NC 27376. Phone: (910) 528-6834. Open: From June to August as berries ripen. Directions: We are located 1 mile from the intersection of Hwy 73 and Murdocksville Road. Turn left on Wood River Road, 1 mile on right. We offer five varieties of Rabbiteye Blueberries and three varieties of Southern Highbush Blueberries. We are building our vineyard with Muscadine and Concord grapes. We also produce local honey from our own apiary. With nearly one thousand blueberry bushes, we have ripe blueberries throughout most of the summer. We are conveniently located just 4 miles from Pinehurst. You will find us at the Sandhills Farmer's Market in the Village of Pinehurst on Saturdays from 10 to 1 and we have blueberries for sale at the Farm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We love visitors and will happily arrange tours of Fairway Farm for seniors, church and school groups. Weather and time permitting we can even arrange a visit to see the bees. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. Be sure to like us on Facebook to find out about special events .   (ADDED: June 29, 2019, JBS)
  • Frank's Strawberries, Sweet Corn & Vegetable Barn - Beans, Cabbage, Corn, Potatoes, Squash, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Vegetables
    444 Bryant Road, Carthage, NC 28327. Phone: (910) 947-5775. Open: Sunday and Saturday from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm. Strawberries - April 16-June 20 Cabbage - April 16-May 15 Beets - June 15-July 15 Squash - May 15-Oct 1 Sweet Corn, Butterbeans, Green beans, Okra & Peas June-Oct 1 Melons - June 15-September 10 Tomatoes & Potatoes - June 15-October 1. Directions: Located 6 miles east of Carthage on Hwy 15/501 to Tony Gas & Grocery Store, turn on Bryant Road 1/2 mile to strawberry barn and parking lot (UPDATED: June 15, 2019, JBS)
  • Karefree Produce - blueberries, grapes, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    4680 US 15-501 Hwy, Carthage, NC 28327. Phone: 910-690-6722. Alternate Phone: 910-639-4971. Email: [email protected]. Open: STRAWBERRY SEASON JUNE THRU DECEMBER Monday-Saturday 8am to 6pm Tuesday-Friday 9am to 5:00pm; Sunday CLOSED Saturday 9:00 to 3:00 pm; Sunday & Monday CLOSED. Directions: From Hardees in Carthage take highway 15-501 South. Travel 1 1/2 miles and farm will be on the left just passed Quality Mart. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page.  Strawberries: April 01 to June 01 Pumpkins: October 01 to December 01 Christmas Trees: Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve. Payment: Cash, Check. We try to grow everything that we sell to insure that we offer locally grown produce. We buy from local farmers the items that we cannot grow such as orchard fruits. We close our farm on Christmas and re-open March 01 because our growing season does not extend into those months in this area. We also sell our tomatoes and strawberries to the Fresh Markets in Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill, and Greensboro.  
  • McLeods Table Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, school tours
    228 Mcleods Corner, Carthage, NC 28327. Phone: 910-986-4062. Alternate Phone: 910-949-3986. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday - Saturday Hours: daylight hours call ahead, as long as someone is at the farm you May pick. Directions: Address is GPS friendly. 228 McLeods Corner, Carthage, NC 28327 Note: Google maps registers McLeods Corner as "McLeods Court"-incorrect name but same location. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries mainly July; Some early and later varieties extend the season from late June to early August. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Our berry growing practices are 100% organic but we are not yet certified.  
  • Pilson Strawberry Farm - Strawberries
    1175 Cranes Creek Road, Cameron, NC 28326. Phone: (910) 245-7364. Directions: Located on US 1 Hwy between Cameron and Vass #1888, 3 miles south of overhead bridge at Cameron on US 1 Hwy. Open: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 7:30 am to 'til sold out. Crop availability: Strawberries - mid April-early June.
  • Olde Carthage Farm - Certified Organic, blackberries, blueberries, flowers, table grapes (with seeds), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours
    2270 US Highway 15 501, Carthage, NC 28327. Phone: (919) 353-0179. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call for hours; Subject to season and weather. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We are a small family owned and operated organic farm currently offering strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, grapes, tomatoes and flowers. We will pick them for you or you can spend some time with us picking your own. We currently have strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, Muscadine grapes, tomatoes, and flowers. We use no pesticides, no herbicides and if there's a weed, we have to bend over and pull it by hand. We do things the hard way...the right way. (UPDATED: July 22, 2021) (ADDED: June 15, 2017, JBS)
  • Preferred Stock Blueberries - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    1460 Red Hill Road, Cameron, NC 28326. Phone: 910-947-5388. Alternate Phone: 910-690-8250. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; There's nothing else about them on the internet, so I assume they have closed. If you have any information to the contrary, please write me. Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 11:00am Saturday and Sunday from 7:30am to 8:00pm July 1 to September 5. Directions: From US 1 North of Southern Pines, North Carolina or South of Sanford, North Carolina take the Cameron, Highway 24/27, exit. Go West on Highway 24/27 through Cameron toward Carthage, North Carolina. After crossing the Old US 1 overpass after passing the charming antique shops of Cameron, turn right on Red Hill Road and travel about 2 miles. Preferred Stock Blueberry Farm is on the right, 1460 Red Hill Road, immediately after Gilchrist Road on the right. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check.   
  • Ring's Strawberry Farm - Strawberries, Vegetables
    1843 Airport Road, Lakeview, NC 28350. Phone: (910) 949-2657. Directions: Located on Airport Road 1843, 1.5 miles west of Lakeview, 2.5 miles east of airport. North of Carthage on NC 15-501. Turn right on Bryant Road 1/2 mile on right. Open: 7:30 am to noon; late April-end of season; Call for days. Crop availability: Strawberries & Vegetables - in season.  
  • Sherri's Berries and Bushess - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    675 Flint Hill Church Rd, Robbins, NC 27325. Phone: 910-585-0656. Alternate Phone: 910-585-0655. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 7 am to 5 pm; Saturday, from 8 am to 4 pm; closed on Sunday, June 1 to July 31. Directions: From Raleigh, take Highway 1 to Sanford, take Highway 15/501 to Carthage and turn right onto Highway 24/27. Go 12 miles and take a right onto Flint Hill Church Road. Sherri's Berries is located one mile on right. From Greensboro, take Bypass 220 south to Seagrove exit, turn left at exit onto Highway 705, travel 20 miles to first stop light in the town of Robbins. Go through the light and travel three miles on Plank Road, turn right onto Flint Hill Church Road and go 1 mile. Sherri's Berries is located on left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. We also have blueberry bushes available for you to purchase. The blueberry bushes are Southern High Varieties including: Star, O'Neal, and New Hanover. They are 5 to 7 years old in 3 gallon pots.   (ADDED: March 16, 2015)

Richmond County

  • Berry Patch - Greenhouse Tomatoes, Onions, Strawberries
    351 Cargo Road, Ellerbe, NC, 28338. Phone: (910)652-FARM. Open: Daily from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Exit 25, Hwy 220, I-73/74, Located 5 miles south of Ellerbe and 5 miles north of Rockingham on Hwy 220. . Crop availability: Strawberries, Spring Onions & Greenhouse Tomatoes - April-June.  
  • Carter Farms - peaches
    1930 US Hwy 220 N, Ellerbe, NC 28338. Phone: (910) 652-6147. Open: Sunday and Saturday from 7 am to 6 pm; late April thru October. Also pre-picked Beans, Cantaloupe, Corn, Peaches, Squash, Tomatoes, Watermelons. Typical harvest dates are Peaches - May-June Squash, Beans - May-July Okra - May-November Corn - June-July Tomatoes, Cantaloupe, Watermelon - June-November. Note: the NC state agriculture dept says they have pick your own, but they don't specify WHICH crops are U-pick, so be sure to call before you go!
  • Mabe's Strawberries - Strawberries, blueberries
    104 Mabe Lane, Ellerbe, NC 28338. Phone: (910) 652-5656. Open: Every day from 8 am to 8 pm (or until picked out); We open at 8 am and at that time, we start taking orders for prepicked berries. PLEASE place your order before driving to the farm to assure you get some of Mabe's finest! For pick-your-own, call ahead to check field conditions and weather before driving out. Directions: Located 2.5 miles north of Ellerbe on Hwy 220.  Crop availability: Strawberries - April-June. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.    
  • Wilson's Strawberries - Beans, Cantaloupe, Corn, Strawberries, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Watermelon
    303 Gold Leaf Farm Road, Ellerbe, NC 28338. Phone: (910) 652-5604. Directions: Located on Hwy 1003, 6 miles north of Hoffman, 2 miles south of Derby on Sycamore Lane 2 miles from Derby. Open: Sunday to Saturday 7 am to 7 pm. Crop availability: Strawberries - April-June Watermelon & Cantaloupes - July-August Sweet Corn, Green Beans & Butterbeans - June-July Field Peas - June-September Okra & Tomatoes - July-September Sweet Potatoes - October-March.  

Scotland County

  • Fontcol Farms - strawberries
    23800 Airbase Rd, Wagram, NC 28396. Phone: (910) 318-2015. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021, The owner tells me they are closed indefinitely  Strawberries start in early April; Always check the Fontcol Farms Facebook page before visiting the farm. Inclement weather updates and other announcements will be posted online.  Grab a bucket, choose a row and start picking! In 2019, Pre-picked flats are for sale at $3.00/lb. U-pick is also available at $1.75/lb. Personal containers welcome. Payment: Cash only. Strawberry season is upon us! Fontcol Farms is happy to announce that the season will begin on in mid-April. Here are a few things to consider before visiting the farm: All PEOPLE are welcome! Please leave pets at home! No animals will be allowed in the gates this year.
    Children may not be left unattended- this includes inside vehicles, in the sitting areas or anywhere else on the farm.
    We are a fire arm and tobacco free environment and do not allow smoking or vaping of any kind on the property. Customers with fire arms or tobacco will be asked to kindly leave the farm.
    Personal containers and baskets are welcome! In 2021, Pre-picked flats were for sale at $3.00/lb and U-pick berries were available for $1.75/lb. Call ahead orders larger than three $15 flats MUST be made 24 hours in advance.

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