Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Central-East North Carolina? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Central-East 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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! As inflation remains high, see this page for cost-saving measures for getting fruit and vegetables and home canning.
 If you are having a hard time finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.

New! Road tripping and camping is a great way to have a fun, safe and inexpensive family trip. The national and state parks and monuments are open, and campgrounds usually cost between $10 and $40 per night. September to November is the best camping weather.  See our new website Road Tripping and for tips, tricks, guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.

New! We just went live with our latest website, - As they name implies, you can find a fun factory tour, including chocolate, automobiles, historical forts and sites, famous buildings, Active Federal facilities even fun geology: like fossils and volcanic areas

Note: Beware the copycat websites like the one that stole our name and uses .farm extension: they copied my work and do NOT even update the info! I make updates EVERY day. They use tech tricks to get higher rankings, but have many more inaccuracies and out-dated info. Obviously, I cannot check every farm every day, but I do check as many as I can every day, and respond to all requests.  They don't. Don't support the scammers!

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 December 2023, and other timely information:

Notes for December 2023: Summer is almost over and that means apples are here (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!), and except in northern areas, peaches and blueberries are finished. Some crops continue until frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's specific crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

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

And don't forget CORN MAZES are open now - find a local maze here.

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. The worst is the one that stole our name but ends with .farm.  (Yes, I've got lawyers on it)  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!

Children's Consignment Sales are a great way to save money on clothes, toys, books, etc, They occur in both the Spring and Fall See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

Central-East North Carolina U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, by county

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

Edgecombe County

  • Green Acres Strawberries - Cabbage, Greens, Onions, Strawberries
    6838 NC Hwy 33 NW, Tarboro, NC 27886. Phone: (252) 823-5111. Phone: (252) 823-6351. Directions: Located on 6838 NC Hwy 33 NW, 7 miles northwest of Tarboro. Open: Sunday to Saturday 9 am to 7 pm; April-June. Crop availability: Strawberries, Cabbage, Onions & Greens - April-June.
  • JOJU Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, farm animals
    210 W Logsboro Road, Tarboro, NC 27886. Phone: 252-370-0700. Email: Open: June - August; Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm; Week Days Call Ahead. Directions: from Tarboro off highway 33. left on W Logsboro Road 2nd house on right. from rock mount highway 97, right on W logsboro road 4 mile 1st house on left. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberry June thru August. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Morris Strawberry Farm - Cabbage, Greens, Onions, Potatoes, Strawberries
    692 Webbs Chapel Road, Macclesfield, NC 27852. Phone: (252) 827-4736. Phone: (252) 813-7656. Directions: From Crisp take Webbs Chapel Road 1/2 mile farm on right. Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 7 pm; April 15-May 31. Crop availability: Strawberries, Cabbage, Salad, Onions & Potatoes - April-May.
  • OJ Smith Farms, Inc. - Strawberries
    12675 NC 48, Whitakers, NC 27891. Phone: (252) 437-1721. Directions: Located off I-95, Exit 150, Hwy 33. Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 6 pm; end of April thru June.
  • Taylor Farm Vineyard - Muscadines, grapes,
    12901 Hwy 42 East, Tarboro, NC 27886. Phone: (252) 641-9122.

Greene County

  • Creekside Fresh Pickings - UPDATE for 2019: They are permanently closed
    Snow Hill, NC 28580. We would like to thank everyone for your support over the past 4 years. Unfortunately Creekside Fresh Pickings will be closing 2019. Our family will miss seeing all of you at our farm stand. We are not sure of future plans for the farm at this time but after much discussion following the flooding and storms this fall we made this difficult decision (ADDED: August 29, 2015)
  • Jones Fruit Farm - Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Peaches, Strawberries
    7094 Beaman Old Creek Road, Walstonburg , NC 27888 . Phone: (252) 747-3989. Other Phone: (252) 747-3989. Click here for a map to the farm. Open Monday to Saturday 8 am to 7 pm; late June-Aug. Typical harvest dates: Strawberries - April-June Peaches - June-August Cabbage - May Blueberries - June-July Cantaloupes & Melons - July-August. Special Services: Homemade ice cream (in-season fruits); Call in orders accepted. Directions: Located 8 miles north of Snow Hill off Hwy 58 on Beaman Old Creek Road (1222).
  • Martha's Vineyard - Muscadines
    Route 2, Box 94, Stantonsburg, NC 27883. Phone: (252) 238-2279.

Lenoir County

  • C & C Vineyard - Muscadines
    5093 Potters Hill Road, Pink Hill, NC 28572. Phone: (252) 568-4605.
  • Cottle Farms, Inc. - Strawberries
    Airport Road, Kinston, NC 28502. Phone: (252) 523-2203. Phone: (919) 267-4531. Directions: Located on Airport Road near airport. Open: Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday 8 am to 7 pm. Crop availability: Strawberries - April-June.
  • Loftin's Berry Farm - Muscadines
    1371 Hwy 58 South, Kinston, NC 28504. Phone: (252) 527-2278.
  • Putnam Family Farms - UPDATE for 2019: They are permanently closed
    2044 Lightwood Knot Road, Kinston, NC 28504. See a news story here.
  • T.C. Smith Produce Farm - Blueberries, Strawberries
    464 Smith-Grady Road, Seven Springs , NC 28578 . Phone: (252) 569-7011. Other Phone: (252) 521-3503. Open Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday 7:30 am to 6:30 pm; Apr 10- December 1. Directions: Located off Hwy 55 west of Kinston , past Moss Hill School . First paved road turn left at Strabane Crossroads .6 mile on right. Watch for signs. Click here for a map to the farm. Email: Typical harvest dates: Strawberries - April-June Red Potatoes - May Cabbage, Cucumber & Squash - May-June Blueberries - June-July Cantaloupe, Watermelon & Tomatoes - June-August Sweet Potatoes & Collards - October- December. Picnic facilities.

Martin County

  • The Berry Patch - Strawberries
    PO Box 477, Robersonville, NC 27871. Phone: (252) 795-3448. Phone: (252) 714-8188. Email: Directions: Located on Hwy 64 Alt, 1/2 mile east of Robersonville, NC next to Filling Station Restaurant. Open: Monday to Saturday 7 am to 5 pm; April thru June.
  • Berry Tyme Farms - Strawberries
    1504 Wendell Modlin Road, Jamesville, NC 27846. Phone: 252-792-1613. Phone: 252-792-6916. Directions: Located one mile off Hwy 64 east to Jamesville turn right on Hwy 171. Go 1.2 miles to Wendell Modlin Road, turn right follow signs. Open: Monday to Saturday 7 am to 7 pm. Crop availability: Strawberries - May-June.
  • Farmer's Garden - Berry Patch - Blueberries, Strawberries
    PO Box 250, Robersonville, NC 27871. Phone: (252) 795-5296. Other Phone: (252) 795-4776. Click here for a map to the farm. Open Monday to Saturday 7:30 am to 6 pm. Typical harvest dates: Strawberries - April-June Blueberries - June-August. Directions: Located Hwy 64 east about one mile east of Robersonville.

Pitt County

  • Brileys Strawberries & Produce - Beans, Cabbage, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Squash, Strawberries, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Crop Maze, Picnic Facilities, Hay Rides, Animals, Pumpkin
    2312 Ram Horn Road, Greenville, NC 27834. Phone: (252) 413-6155. Phone: (252) 757-3969. Open: April 20-Nov 15; Call for hours. Directions: Located Hwy 264 East, 3 miles from Greenville Marine, 10 miles from Washington, NC. Produce Stand located on corner of 14th Street & Greenville Blvd. across from Trade Mart #1.Corn Maze, Hayrides, Picnic facilities & Petting Barn. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. Briley's Farm Market is a third generation family owned farm in Pitt County. We specialize in fresh produce and vegetables. With over 90 acres, we have something for everyone! In the fall, we open our farm for pumpkin season. There are games, hay rides, and animals to visit.
  • Brock's Berries & Produce Farm - blackberries, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area you may bring your own food, inflatables or bounce houses, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    862 Laurie Ellis Rd, Winterville, NC 28590. Phone: 252-321-2197. Alternate Phone: 252-531-3329. Email: Open: See our website and Facebook page for current hours. Directions: from Best Buy in Greenville drive south on Evans Street toward Winterville for about 4 miles.(Evans Street becomes Old Tar Road) Continue on Tar Road past the Trade Station in Winterville. Take the first left onto Laurie Ellis Road The farm is less than one half mile on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We welcome school groups and daycare centers with appointments.
  • Haddock Orchard - Flowers, Grapes, Peach, Strawberries, Vegetables
    5992 County Home, Winterville, NC 28590. Phone: (252) 756-3433. Directions: From Greenville, take Arlington Blvd. south and continue on Count Home Road (approximately 5 miles) farm on right. Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 5 pm. Crop availability: Strawberries - April 15-June 1 Peaches - June-July Mixed Vegetables - in-season Grapes - August 15-October Nursery Stock & Flowers.
  • Renston Garden Market - apples, beets, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, Muscadines, grapes, melons, pears, peaches, pecans , peppers, summer squash, tomatoes,
    4024 Highway 903 South, Winterville, NC 28590. Phone: 252 756 3343. Email: Open: Monday through Saturday during pick your own seasons from 8 until noon. Directions: we are exactly 3.5 miles south of Winterville on highway 903. Click here for a map and directions. our primary crops are: pick your own blueberries from the last week in May until the middle of July; peaches, apples, bunch grapes, and muscadine grapes which begin in June and run through September; We have a Christmas sell for handmade pottery and sell selected shrubbery in fall, winter, and spring. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • Strawberries on 903 - Strawberries, Asparagus, Cabbage, Corn, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Onions, Cucumber
    3709 NC 903 S, Winterville, NC 28590. Phone: (252) 321-3204. Phone: 252-714-3848. Email: Directions: Located 4 miles south of Winterville, on Hwy 903 South. Open: Sunday 1 am to 6 pm; Monday to Saturday 7:30 am to 6 pm; April thru July 1. Crop availability: Strawberries, Cabbage, Irish Potatoes, Onions - April-June Garden Peas - May Asparagus - April-May Cucumbers - May-June Sweet Corn - June-July Pumpkins - September-November. Farm tours for school groups and picnic area. We offer a wide variety of fresh produce at our roadside stand on NC 903. We also have a booth at the Pitt County Farmer's Market on Saturdays from 7am to 1pm. Selection varies at both locations and is dependent upon weather and current season. Please call ahead to inquire about current availability;

Wayne County

  • Cottle Farms, Inc. - Strawberries
    Hwy 117-South, Goldsboro, NC 27530. Phone: (919) 735-5601. Phone: (910) 267-4531. Directions: Located on Hwy 117 South across from the Neuse River Shopping Center. Open: Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday 8 am to 7 pm. Crop availability: Strawberries - April-June.
  • Elroy Farms - Beans, Christmas Tree Live, Corn, Pumpkins, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Vegetables
    170 Woodpeck Road, Goldsboro, NC 27534. Phone: (919) 778-2381. Phone: (919) 778-6303. Directions: Located on Hwy 70 east of Goldsboro, one half mile east of Hwy 111 & Hwy 70 intersection, farm market located on right side of 70 East. Open: Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday 8 am to 6 pm; April thru December. Crop availability: Strawberries - April-June Tomatoes - June-September Beans & Melons - June-October Pumpkins - September-November Corn - June-August Mixed Vegetables - April-November Christmas Trees - November- December.
  • Jack D. Smith - Cabbage, Corn, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Strawberries
    686 Riverbend Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530. Phone: (919) 731-7269. Directions: Located on NC 581 South - 200 yards south of US 70 and NC 581 intersection. Open: Monday to Saturday 7 am to 7 pm; April-October. Crop availability: Strawberries, Cabbage & Potatoes - May Sweet Corn - June-July Pumpkins - September-October.
  • Odom Farming Company, Inc - strawberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    1426 Claridge Nursery Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530. Phone: 9197382905. Email: Open: Monday - Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm, Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm April 18 through the first week of June. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From highway 70W: Just after you cross the Little River Bridge take a right at the first stoplight. There is a McDonalds on the corner. Follow that road (Claridge Nursery Road) down about three miles and the farm is on the right just after you pass a mini storage. From highway 581S: Just after you cross the Little River Bridge take the next left (Claridge Nursery Road). Drive about 1/4 of a mile ant the farm is on your left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Family farm offering pick-your-own/we pick strawberries in the spring, a CSA during the summer, and a corn maze/pumpkin patch in the fall
  • Smith's Strawberries - U-pick strawberries,
    Hwy 581 southbound between Hwy 70 and Rosewood Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530. Phone: does anyone know their phone number or email?. Email: unknown. Open: easonally from about May to September; Call for the hours or days.. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Note: this was suggested by a visitor, but I cannot find one tiny shred of corroborating information nor a means to contact the farm, if it does exist.

Wilson County

  • Deans Farm Market - strawberries, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and boughs, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, and prepicked produce, restrooms, tractor-pulled hay rides
    4231 NC Hwy 42 West, Wilson, NC 27893. Phone: 252-237-0967. Fax: 252-237-9466. Email: Directions: From Hwy 95 exit 116 (Hwy 42 exit) go east (towards Wilson) about 5 miles, Deans Farm is on the right. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Crops are usually available in April, May, October. Open: Current Hours Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm Saturday, 8 am to 2 pm Hours change according to season. Strawberries are typically available the last part of April through first of June Pumpkin patch is available during the month of October with the hayride. Christmas trees are available during December. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. Hayrides with a cotton maze the month of October. We do school/ daycares/ church field trips in May and October. We also carry fresh jams,jellies, and pure honey.. (UPDATED: May 29, 2015, JBS)
  • Sandy Cross Vineyard - UPDATE: August 31, 2020: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    Elm City, NC 27822.

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)