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 If you find anything outdated or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!
Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop.
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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
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What's in season in August 2020, and other timely information:
Notes for August 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries
are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe
and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more!
Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours. We also have a
state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements here.
See our comprehensive list of
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, using similar sounding names. 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
waterbath canners and
pressure canners, are getting hard to find as
people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are
selling out. Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying
your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.
Children's Consignment Sales
occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
See these pages to find a local
Strawberry Festival, or a
Cherry or cherry blossom festival
or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.
Southern Piedmont area of North Carolina U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Mountain Farm - blueberries
125 Copperhead Bend,
Burnsville, NC 28714. Phone: 828-675-4856. Email:
email@example.com Open: ALWAYS call before you go;
there is nothing presently on their website about U-pick
blueberries. Healthy u-pick blueberries, fragrant
lavender fields, dairy goats & guard llama overseeing from the
hilltop pasture. Stay on the farm at romantic Blueberry Cottage or
come for the day to paddleboat the pond, buy goat milk soap and
lavender sachets. Call for hours. Mountain Farm is a sustainable,
24-acre lavender, blueberry and dairy goat farm in the Appalachian
mountains of Western North Carolina. Our small herd, hormone and
antibiotic-free, includes registered Saanen and Nubian goats. Their
fresh milk is collected each morning and then goes into
the handcrafted soap, body products, and aged cheeses we make right
here on the farm. Please visit our Facebook
page and blog
to learn more! (UPDATED: July 25, 2019, JBS)
- Clayton Orchard -
UPDATE: March 12, 2018: The owner tells me they are now permanently
289 Research Farm Road, Candor, NC 27229.
- The Earl Orchards - Muscadines
547 NC Hwy 211 East, Candor, NC 27229. Phone: (910) 673-2757.
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Call or email for specific dates/days/hours;
Usually open several days within the week and Saturdays from 7 am to 12
noon. Directions: At intersection of NC Highway 24/27 overhead bridge(West
of the town of Cameron)and Business/Old United States Highway 1, go South on
Business/Old US Highway 1 for .7(seven tenth) of a mile. Blueberry sign and
and drive will be on the left. From Vass, go North on US Highway 1 Bypass
for approximately 2 miles to Cranes Creek Road. Go left(West) on Cranes
Creek Road to stop sign. Turn right onto Business/Old US Highway 1. Go
approximately 2 miles. Blueberry sign and drive will be on the right.
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberry Season is usually late
June to the middle of August; It is entirely dependent on the weather;
Please call or email the middle of June for specific dates. We do not use
pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Pick your own or we pick.
Please call/email to place an order. Buckets are provided for picking.
Blueberries are sold by the pound. In consideration of others, no pets
allowed. Children are welcomed --blueberry picking is a great outing for
well supervised children.
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@example.com. Open: Blueberries Saturdays in July 7am to 11
am; Grapes - - from Labor Day weekend to mid October: Thursday, Friday,
Saturday 8 am to 6 pm, Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: Proceed west from Pinehurst
traffic circle on Highway 211 toward Candor, NC. The farm is 16.5 miles on
the right. Coming from Greensboro, NC proceed south on 220 bypass. Take the
Candor-Pinehurst exit and turn left. The farm is 2 miles on the left.
Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the
crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
Click here for our Facebook page. We have muscadine and scuppernong
grapes of 8 varieties for eating, preserving, jelly, jam. Many of our
customers are home winemakers. We always have some grapes already picked for
customers, and have our own line of jams and cider.
- Carter Farms - Strawberries
673 Eagle Springs Road, Eagle
Springs, NC 27242. Phone: (910) 673-7730. Phone: (910) 673-2666. Directions:
Located on 673 Eagle Springs Road one half mile from Hwy 211 in Eagle
Springs. Open: April 15-June 1; Call for hours and availability. Crop
availability: Strawberries - April-June Sweet Potatoes - August-November.
(UPDATED: July 25, 2019, JBS)
- Fairway Farm - Blueberries, honey from hives on the farm
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
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
(UPDATED: July 25, 2019, JBS) (UPDATED: December 07, 2016, JBS)
McLeods Table Farm -
No pesticides are used, blueberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked,
228 Mcleods Corner, Carthage, NC 28327. Phone: 910-986-4062.
Alternate Phone: 910-949-3986. Email:
email@example.com. 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.
(UPDATED: July 25, 2019, JBS)
- 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,
strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, grapes, tomatoes and flowers
2270 US Highway 15 501, Carthage, NC 28327. Phone: (919) 770-5190. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: During the growing seasons, we are
open between 8:30 am to 6 pm every day but Sunday and Wednesday; We close at
5pm on Wednesday and are closed all day on Sunday. Directions:.
Click here for a map and directions.
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. (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@example.com. Open: 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. (UPDATED: July 25, 2019,
JBS) (UPDATED: May 27, 2015,
- 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. (UPDATED: July 25,
Sherri's Berries - blueberries, U-pick and
675 Flint Hill Church Rd, Robbins, NC 27325. Phone:
910-585-0656. Alternate Phone: 910-585-0655. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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. (UPDATED: July 25, 2019, JBS) (ADDED:
March 16, 2015)
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. (UPDATED: July 25, 2019, JBS)
- 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,
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. (UPDATED:
July 25, 2019, JBS)
- 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. (UPDATED: July 25, 2019, JBS)
Fontcol Farms - strawberries
23800 Airbase Rd, Wagram, NC
28396. Phone: (910) 318-2015. Email:
email@example.com. Open: 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 2019
season will begin on Monday April 15th. 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! Pre-picked flats are for sale at $3.00/lb and U-pick berries
are available for $1.75/lb. Call ahead orders larger than three $15
flats MUST be made 24 hours in advance.
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