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Cook Farms U-Pick Strawberries

Strawberry bush with ripe strawberries, up close

 Cook Farms Strawberries in  Union County

  • Cook Farms - strawberries
    3102 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe, NC 28112. Phone: (704) 283-7275. Other Phone: (704) 634-3936. Open: According to the NC dept of agriculture, their hours are Monday to Saturday 7 am-4 pm; Strawberries from early April through May. Directions: Located Hwy 200 south, one mile past the city limits of Monroe, turn left onto Plyler Mill Road, go 3 miles farm on right. Watch for signs.
    NOTES: They don't appear to have a web presence, but there is an "unocfficial" Facebook page with recent photos, again showing that they have strawberries in APril and May.  (UPDATED: May 7, 2019, JBS) 
    Comments from a visitor May 15, 2008: a visitor tells us that reports that they do not allow pyo are incorrect: "This farm does let you pick your own strawberries. My kids and I just picked some on 5/14/08."
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Notes for July 2020: The warm winter means strawberries will be EARLY this year! Move the dates ahead by 2 - 3 weeks on our state crop availability calendars for strawberries; see your state's calendar for more dates of upcoming crops. Blueberries have already started in FL and TX.

We also have home canning, 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, please write me!

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