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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Charlotte area of North Carolina? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Charlotte 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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! 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.

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 September 2023, and other timely information:

Notes for September 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!

Charlotte area of North Carolina U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, by county

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

Cabarrus County

  • Edward and Lilias Stevens' Quail Run Farm - Strawberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, and some beans.
    Cress Road, Mount Pleasant, NC. Phone: 704-436-6963 anytime. Picking late April or early May, approximately. Call for crop conditions. Strawberries are 95 cents a pound in furnished 4-quart boxes averaging 6 pounds; ready-picked berries on order. All fields unsprayed. 8 am to 7 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 2-7 p.m. Sundays. Restroom, cold water provided. Directions: Off N.C. 73 east between Concord and Mount Pleasant on Cress Road, off St. John's Church Road.
  • Jo's Blueberry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    3000 Hahn-scott Road, Mount Pleasant, NC 28124. Phone: 704-408-6995. Alternate Phone: 704-436-8378. Email: Open: Please visit our Facebook page beginning in early May for our hours of operation. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Please see our website for a map providing directions to our farm. Click here for a map and directions. Months of operation are early June through the August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only.
    A visitor writes on June 12, 2020: "Jo's blueberry farm in Mount Pleasant, NC is open starting Monday, 6/15/20 for u-pick by appointment only. I just spoke with someone who answered the phone at the main number."
  • Ritchie Farm - Michael's Muscadine's & Jojo's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, Muscadines, grapes, blueberries
    1651 Street Johns Church Road, Concord, NC 28025. Phone: (704) 796-3147. Email: Open: Muscadine's ready to pick Tuesday, September 4, 2018, then hours are Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm; Seven varieties; typically lasts until October 31, (blueberries typically in June and July) but in all cases, always call before you come. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. We have seven varieties of muscadines. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Muscadine's & Blueberries, both bronze and black varieties. Great for jams, jelly, juice, wine, or eating off the vine. Neat, clean, and family friendly.(UPDATED: August 25, 2018)
  • Summerberry Farm - blackberries, U-pick and already picked
    3430 Rimer Road, Concord, NC 28025. Phone: (704) 721-0670. Email: Open: Thursday and Friday from 7 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm, Sunday from 1pm to 6pm, Call before coming highly recommended. Directions: Take Route 73 East out of Concord, turn left on Gold Hill Road just out of town, go 4.5 miles turn left on Rimer Road. Summerberry Farm is 0.7 mile on right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, ApplePay. 2021 prices were $14.00 per gallon PYO, $5.50 per quart pre picked. (Our blackberries are thornless. Containers provided. Water available. Click here for our Facebook page. They also have some blueberries and wineberries to pick, but call ahead yo check availability. They also have lodging on the property that can be booked. (UPDATED: May 23, 2022)

Catawba County

  • Ira Cline Farm - strawberries, blueberries, pumpkins.
    4444 Lee Cline Road, Conover, NC 28613. Phone: 828-464-5942 Email: Open: UPDATE for 2020, Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, See comments below, Strawberries are usually ready around May 10th, Blueberries are ready around June the 20th through August; Pumpkins are ready around late September through October. Price not set. Containers provided. Ready-picked available. Directions: Take I-40 west to Exit 131, then take N.C. 16 north. Turn left on C&B Farm Road and left on Lee Cline Road. Farm is on the left.
    A visitor writes on June 12, 2020: "I think the Ira Cline Farm may be closed since he died last year and I found an article about the farm closing for berries in 2009... Thanks for starting/keeping up such an awesome website! You're so appreciated!!
    Comments from a visitor on June 27, 2008: "They are such nice people and always take the time to talk to everyone that comes there. I love the pumpkins in the fall season, they are everywhere and great for picture taking. The kids get to play on a bouncy castle apple while the parents are busy looking for Fall goodies. The kids ask to go every year, and we do."
    Comments from a visitor on May 27, 2008: "
    We picked strawberries at the Cline Farm last week. They are definitely in business! Blueberries are expected the last week in June."
    Comments from a visitor on April 2, 2008: "
    I live a few miles from the farm and click on this site to get the phone number when I need it. As long as we don't get a killing frost between now and mid-May, the blueberries should be fine. Rainfall amounts will determine how the fall crops will turn out. We are still in Mandatory Stage 3 water restrictions around here. Folks just need to call before they make the drive.
  • Martin Farms - blueberries, blackberries
    3035 M/M Dr., Vale, NC 28168. Phone: (704) 462-1091. Email: Open: We started picking in Mid-June; on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 8 am to 12 pm, Please call ahead for other times; Thank You. Directions: Hwy 127 south from Hickory,N.C., 10 miles to Highway 10,go west(turn right) on highway 10,go 3 miles to state road 2042, turn left, (Heavner Rd) Go 1 mile, M/M Drive on left to farm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Please call ahead for best picking dates and times. Thank You!. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Blackberries, Blueberries, (UPDATED: June 19, 2018)
  • Smith Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, flowers, sunflowers, zinnias, dahlias
    7584 Greedy Hwy, Hickory, NC 28602. Phone: (828) 302-1950. Email: Open: We usually open the 3rd or 4th week in June and close mid August; from 7 am to 9 pm Daily. during picking season; July and August.: Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Venmo.  Click here for our Facebook page. . While we are not technically an "Organic" farm, we do not use any chemical pesticides or fungicides. We have over 600 bushes and 4 different varieties. We have an early, early/mid, mid and a late season bush. This helps us extend our picking season. We have plenty of picking buckets and bags to carry your berries home in. . The ONLY pyo crops offered are Blueberries and Flowers. A U-Pick flower farm will be opening this August, providing a unique opportunity for visitors to select and pick their own flowers. With a variety of flowers available, such as sunflowers, zinnias, and dahlias, the farm offers a picturesque setting for visitors to enjoy and explore. (UPDATED: June 15, 2023)

Cleveland County

  • Clineland Farm - Strawberries, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, cantaloupe.
    2784-4 Clineland Road, Cherryville, NC 28021. Phone: (704) 445-8737. Phone: 704-477-7104. Email: Open: Hours may change due to weather and other factors. Mon.-Fri. 8:30-5:00 Sat. 8:30-5:00 Sun. 12:00-5:00. Strawberries, tomatoes and cantaloupe beginning about April 19. Pick-your-own or ready-picked.. Broccoli and cauliflower available mid-May Directions: Take I-85 south to U.S. 74 west. Get off at the Moss Lake exit and turn right toward Waco. Go about 7 miles. After you cross N.C. 150 continue approximately 2.25 miles to Clineland Road. Follow the signs to the strawberry field. Click here for a map to the farm.
  • Knob Creek Orchards - apples, blackberries, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    6471 Fallston Road, Lawndale, NC 28090. Phone: 704-538-1405. Email: Open: Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 6 pm; Saturday, from 8 am to 7 pm; Sunday, from 12:30 pm to 8 pm; May through December. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Located on Highway 18 North of Shelby and South of Morganton. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Spring (May to June) Blackberries: Summer to Early Fall (June to October) Peaches: Summer (June to September) Apples: Late Summer to Winter (August to December). Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Apart from fresh fruits, Knob Creek Orchards is known for their homemade ice cream and waffle cones. We allow our customers to pick strawberries at a discounted price across the street from the store. This is a great activity for families, groups, or the average person. Pick-your-own strawberries is contingent on the weather and availability, so we do advise you to call ahead to make sure picking will be available for the day of your visit.
  • Lattimore Farms - Strawberries
    119 Peachtree Street, Lattimore, NC 28089. Phone: (704) 834-2148. Phone: (704) 434-6770. Email: Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were Monday - Saturday 8AM untill dark. Sunday 1:30 PM to 6 PM. Strawberries are a seasonal product. We normally start picking the last week in April and pick until the 1st of June. For additional times call ahead. Directions: Located 2 miles north of Hwy 74 on Peachtree Street in Lattimore, approx. 8 miles west of Shelby. Crop availability: Strawberries - late April-June 5.

Gaston County

  • Double B. Farms - Apple, blackberries, Squash
    7322 Flay Road, Cherryville, NC 28021. Phone: (704) 435-1073. Phone: (704) 435-2606. Open: By appointment only; Sept.-Oct. Directions: From Lincolnton take 27 W. approx. 7 miles; take left on Flay Rd.; first farm on left after crossing Hwy. 274. From Cherryville take 274 N. approx. 6 miles; take left on Flay Road. Crop availability: Summer squash June to Aug.. We will have what you need ready.
  • Linebergers - Blackberries, Corn, Cucumber, Gourds, Greens, Muscadine, scuppernongs, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Squash, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Hay Rides, Tours
    906 Dallas-Stanley Highway #275, Dallas, NC 28034. Phone: 704-922-8688 or Phone: 704-748-1488. Email: Directions: Located on Hwy 275 one mile east of Dallas and 5 miles west of Stanley. From I-85, take the New Hope Road Exit 20 in Gastonia, go north on New Hope Road 4 miles to Dallas, turn right on the Dallas-Stanley Hwy #275. The farm is a little over one mile on the right. Crop availability: Strawberries - May-early June Blackberries & Raspberries - June-July Pumpkins, Gourds, Muscadine & Greens - September to October Squash, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Sweet corn & Melons pre-picked only in June& July. School tours welcome & hayrides in October. Eight acres of strawberries, beginning last week of April or early May. Take-home containers available. Pumpkins, gourds, greens, muscadines and hayrides in September and October. Restroom, playground, picnic tables available. Open: May/June hours: 8 am to 7 pm Monday- Saturday,from 1 pm to 6 pm Sunday. Call for hours in other seasons. the farm produces a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, including strawberries, blackberries, peaches, vegetables, and pumpkins. Our customers enjoy buying fresh produce, picking their own berries, picnicking and letting the kids play. We sell produce at our on-farm stores and the Gastonia, Denver, and Atherton Mill Farmers' Markets. click here for a link to our Facebook page. Formerly called Maple Springs Farm. (UPDATED: July 19, 2019, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on September 11, 2009: "Nice people! Very well run operation. Produce is fresh & market is clean. They have hayrides & farm-oriented play area. Lots of schools & daycares go there in the fall for the pumpkins & hayrides. "
  • Raceway Berry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, flowers, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    2275 Mariposa Rd, Stanley, NC 28164. Phone: (704) 400-3356. Email: Open: Sunday through Friday, 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4. Directions: Look for Raceway Berry Farm sign on Mariposa Road. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: June 13, 2019)

Iredell County

  • Carrigan Farms, LLC - apples, sunflowers, asparagus, pumpkins, strawberries,
    1261 Oak Ridge Farm Highway Intersection of Highway 150 & 152, Mooresville, NC 28115. Phone: 704-664-1450. Email: Open: Monday-Saturday 8:30 am until 7 pm, Sunday 11:30 am until 5:30 pm. 2021 Price is U-pick strawberries: $15 per gallon-sized container and $5 per quart-sized container, Pre-picked strawberries, when they are available, are $17 per gallon-sized container and $5per quart-sized container. Strawberries: late April to late May; Pumpkins: October 1st to October 31st, 9am to 5pm, seven days per week. Directions: Located in Mooresville, NC on Highway 150 at the intersection with Highway 152. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Restroom, cold drinks, take-home containers available. And see these pages for more information about School tours and Night hayrides. A 5th generation family-owned farm, Carrigan Farms specializes in growing quality fruits and vegetables, educational school tours and field trips, weddings, swim parties, and other special events.The Quarry at Carrigan Farms is the perfect setting for your company picnic, wedding or wedding reception, convention gathering, corporate party or other special event. The natural beauty of the blue water and sky, gray granite cliffs and white sugar sand beach create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Pictures and words attempt, but fall short, of capturing the magical beauty of The Quarry which will amaze both you and your guests. The Quarry is an outdoor facility, much like a private park, equipped to host events from March thorough November. Catering is also available. An online brochure is available to assist you in planning your event. If you are interested in hosting your next company picnic or other corporate function at The Quarry, please feel free to use the online brochure or call us for additional information. SUNFLOWERS
    Sunflowers will open July 29th for photoshoots. Click here to find more information.
    Strawberry season starts in late April and lasts a few weeks.
    Asparagus season starts in April and lasts a few weeks.
    Apple picking will begin around September 8, 2020 and last through September 30, 2020.
    Our authentic pumpkin patch, pick your pumpkin from the vine begins October 1. (UPDATED: April 20, 2021 JBS)
  • Grietje's Garden - No pesticides are used, grapes, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    324 Mosswood Road, Olin, NC 28660. Phone: 804-880-3722. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were Seasonal hours; Call for hours. Directions: I-77N from Statesville. Tomlin Mill Road Exit. Turn left on Tomlin Mill Road. Turn right on Jennings Road. Pass North Iredell Middle School. Take first paved road to the right onto Mosswood Road. Take the second drive on the left. I-77S from highway 421. Exit 65 toward Union Grove. Go two miles. Turn left on Jennings Road. Go four miles. Turn left on Mosswood Road. Take the second left. Click here for a map and directions. Muscadine and Scupprenong grapes: August 31 to September 31. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. We are in a lovely, rural setting with rolling hills and beautiful woodlands. Once an operating dairy farm, we now raise Jersey heifers. Our small vineyard area is suitable for small, intimate outdoor weddings. (ADDED: August 28, 2015)
  • Howards Family Farm - Pumpkins, Strawberries
    250 Crater Road, Harmony, NC 28634. Phone: 704-539-4994. Directions: 15 miles north of Statesville. Take I-77 north to Exit 65 (Harmony-Union Grove). Turn right. Follow signs. One mile off I-77. Open: 7 am to 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; Early May opening for Strawberries (May to early June), Sweet Corn (July), Pumpkins (late September to October). Eight acres. CSA. Bring your own containers for pick your own. Restroom, water, cold drinks available. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • J & N Farms - Beans, Peach, Peppers, Squash, Strawberries, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Watermelon
    208 Edwards Road, Harmony, NC 28634. Phone: (336) 492-6139. Email: Open: Sunday to Saturday; May 1 thru October 1. Call for hours of operation. I haven't seen any recent information about this one in years (except on the scam website pickyourown.farms, which only copies my information), so I think they may have closed down.

  • P&C Berries (formerly Mr. and Mrs. Bloomingarden) - Uses natural growing practices, U-Pick Blueberries, Vegetables & Flowers.
    115 Dobson Farm Rd, Statesville, NC 28625. Phone: (704) 614-9207. Email: Open: Wednesday thru Sunday, from 8 am to 6 pm, June 29 to August 4. Directions: From Statesville, north on Highway 115 approximately 10 miles, turn right on Dobson Farm Road. Or North on Interstate 77 to exit 59, left on Tomlin Mills Road, left on Jennings Road, right on Snow Creek, right on North Chipley Ford Road, and left on Dobson Farm Road. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. We have over 600 blueberry bushes, and have never used harmful or artificial chemicals, no pesticides, no fungicides. We use organic weed control (citrus oil). (UPDATED: June 23, 2022, JBS) (ADDED: June 17, 2019)
  • Prevette Family Farm - blackberries, blueberries, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    236 Williamsburg Road, Olin, NC 28660. Phone: 704-539-4350. Alternate Phone: 704-880-3453. Email: Open: Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm Saturday 8 am to 4 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Statesville, North Carolina, take I-77 north to Union Grove Exit, turn right, go approximately 2.5 miles, turn right on Tabor Road, Go 1 mile, Turn right on Williamsburg Road, go 1/2 mile, farm is on right. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries and Blackberries Mid June through Mid August. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Our Rabbiteye blueberry varieties ripen from mid-June until late July. Blackberries are available June - July. Please call for availability of blackberries and blueberries. Call to place your order. When you call to pick you own or want us to pick your berries, we put you on our waiting list and as soon as the berries ripen, we fill the orders for our customers, calling them in the order on our list. We have picking buckets, but recommend that you bring your own container to take them home. It takes a little more than an hour to pick a gallon of blueberries. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (ADDED: January 31, 2015)

Mecklenburg County

Hall Family Farm - strawberries, pumpkins
Charlotte, NC 28277.Open: UPDATE for 2021, They moved just across the border to Lancaster, South Carolina. Click here for our Facebook page.

Rowan County

  • Campbell Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    2275 River Road, Richfield, NC 28137. Phone: 704-661-0232. Alternate Phone: 704-661-3381. Email: Open: Tuesday to Saturday, from 8:30 am to 11:30 am; closed on Sunday and Monday. Directions: on Tuckertown Lake between Stokes Ferry Road and Bringle Ferry Road on the Eastern Rowan County line. Call for directions. From Salisbury, NC, at Interstate 85 and Highway 52, Innis Street, go east to second stoplight and turn left on Newsom Road. Go to end of Newsom Road, turn right on Bringle Ferry Road and go approximately 14 miles. Turn right on River Road. The farm is about 3 miles on left. There will be signs. For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, only. No facilities. (UPDATED: July 10, 2016)
  • Cauble Creek Vineyard - Muscadines, grapes, farm market, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area
    700 auble Farm Road, Salisbury, NC 28147. Phone: 704-633-1137. Email: Open: September Pick Your Own Grapes: Fall Season Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday morning from 9am until 11am in addition to regular hours.Winery Hours Thursday to Saturday 11 to 6 PM, Sunday 1 pm to 6 PM, Visit our Tasting Room and look around our facility! We offer a variety of tasting options of our wines. You can taste our wine and receive a complimentary wine glass! Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Charlotte, NC: Take I-85 North to Jake Alexander Blvd, North Turn left at NC 150 W/Mooresville Road and travel 3 miles. Turn right onto Cauble Farm Road. The Vineyard is at the end of the road. From Greensboro, NC: Take I-85 South to Jake Alexander Blvd., North Turn left at NC 150 W/Mooresville Road and travel 3 miles. Turn right onto Cauble Farm Road. The Vineyard is at the end of the road. Click here for a map and directions. September: Open for muscadine pick your own. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Cooley Farm - strawberries
    119 Cooley Farm Road, Woodleaf, NC 27054. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Right, we are growing corn, beans and squash in the three sisters method; plus watermelons and cantaloupes, straw berries, and of course tomatoes grown with basil. Do you like fresh quality produce grown naturally? Well let us help you get what you want. Out here on Cooley Farm this year we're starting a Pick Your Own produce coop. The cooperation here is You tell us what you want to be on your table, we grow it. Any suggestions appreciated. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • Eagle & Son Produce - UPDATE for 2020, A visitor tells me they are permanently closed.
    Salisbury, NC 28144. Spoke to owner and they closed in 2015
    (UPDATED: August 05, 2020)
  • Fisher Farms - Blackberries, tomatoes
    77789 Stokes Ferry Road, Rockwell, NC. Phone: 704-239-7449. Alternate phone: 704-239-1719. Directions: Take I-85 North to Exit 68 (China Grove/Rockwell). Go right at the ramp toward Rockwell. Follow N.C. 152 to Rockwell. Call the farm from East Rowan Cafe in Rockwell for further directions. Farm is two miles east of Rockwell. Crop availability: Blackberries in mid-June through late July; picking tomatoes starting July 1. Prices set in season. Other produce available. 8:30 am until dark weekdays, 1-7 p.m. Sunday; closed Saturday.
  • Karriker Farms - UPDATE for 2020, A visitor tells me they are permanently closed.
    Kannopolis, NC.
    Spoke with owner elderly lady and son who did farm passed away last year. And she no longer does farm
    (UPDATED: August 06, 2020)
  • Patterson Farm, Inc. - strawberries, pumpkins, tomatoes,Patterson Farm, Inc. - strawberries, pumpkins, tomatoes, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    10390 Caldwell Road, Mount Ulla, NC 28125. Phone: 704-797-0013. Fax: 704-636-5009. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday 8:30 am to 7 pm, Sunday 10:00 to 6:00; Market hours vary with the season; Please call or see our website for hours. Directions: for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October. Strawberries - May Tomatoes - July 1 - October 30 Tours: Spring Pizza Tours - April Strawberry Patch Tours - May Tomato Patch Tours - July Dirt on Dirt Tours - September Pumpkin Patch Tours - October. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
  • Pinetop Farm - Blueberries, Christmas treesPinetop Farm - Blueberries, Christmas trees
    830 Majolica Road, Salisbury , NC 28147. Phone: 704-637-7208. Other Phone: (757) 870-4343. Open Thursday 5 pm to 8 PM, Saturday 9 am to noon (Blueberries); Sun, Wednesday, Thurs, Fridayfrom 1 pm to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 PM (Xmas Trees). Typical harvest dates: Blueberries - mid July Choose & Cut Christmas Trees - Day after Thanksgiving. Directions: Click here for a map to the farm. White Pine to 9 feet, Leyland Cypress and Scotch Pine to 8 feet. Pre-cut Fraser Fir 6 - 10 feet. Balled and burlaped available for Leyland Cypress Wreaths Garland. Special Services: Hayrides after Thanksgiving Day. Directions: Located on Majolica Rd one mile west of Salisbury Mall off Statesville Blvd. (Hwy 70) or one mile west of Hwy 150 off Sherrills Ford Road. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • Windmill Springs Vineyard - Muscadines, grapes,
    415 Gum Tree Drive, Cleveland, NC 27013. Phone: (704) 798-8903. Email: Open: Typical season is early September to mid - October; Wednesday to Sunday from 3 pm to 8 pm; Other days/times are available and May be confirmed by calling the vineyard; In addition to picking grapes, you will find cider, juice and jelly for sale. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Please call to pre-order if you are not picking yourself. We are a pick-your-own muscadine vineyard but also offer pre-picked quantities. We look forward to hearing from you and we hope you can come visit during our picking season! Muscadine season will be sometime in mid-September. Stay tuned for an opening announcement. We may have blackberries in 2019; Quachita and Navaho thornless varieties. (UPDATED: August 13, 2018) (ADDED: August 06, 2015)

Stanly County

  • Cody Strawberry Farm - strawberries, blueberries
    444052 Paul's Crossing Rd, Richfield, NC 28137. Phone: 704-791-0342. Email: Open: Mid April to June, Tuesday to Saturday from 8 am to 6pm; Sunday from 1 pm to 6; closed on Monday. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Mid April. Payment: Cash, check only. Cody Strawberry Farm NC Facebook Page. PICK YOUR OWN BLUEBERRIES, 2020 price was $10 for a basket, $20 per gallon YOU MUST BRING THE CORRECT AMOUNT.
    Comments from a visitor on April 28, 2010: "Very friendly staff. $11 a gallon if they pick; $9 if you pick; $6 a half gallon if they pick; $5 if you pick."
  • Joe Lorch Scuppernong Vineyard - Scuppernongs, muscadines
    43733 Rummage Road, Albemarle, NC. Phone: 704-983-5724. Email: Directions: N.C. 27 north to Albemarle. Then take N.C. 740 north toward Badin about 2 1/2 miles and turn left on Rummage Road to fourth house on the left. Look for the sign. Picking early September for about six weeks. 2008 prices $6 a gallon. Take-home container. Open: 9 am to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, closed Sunday.
  • Mountain Creek Farm of Stanly County - No pesticides are used, blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked
    32286 Laton Road, Albemarle, NC 28001. Phone: 704-982-5617. Alternate Phone: 704-791-3183. Email: Open: Call for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Berries from June till August. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. 1200 blueberry plants with 8 different varieties. Our blueberries usually ripen from early June through August. Our plants are raised with great care and are pesticide free!! (ADDED: July 02, 2015)

Union County

  • Creekside Farms - Strawberries
    3424 Lanes Creek Road, Marshville, NC 28102. Phone: (704) 624-5476. Phone: 704-624-2631. Directions: Located on SR 1941, Old Pageland-Monroe Road at intersection with SR 1940, Belk Mill Road. Open: Monday to Saturday (Call for hours.). Crop availability: Strawberries - May-June.
  • Greenworks - asparagus, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, herbs or spices, onions, peppers, summer squash, other vegetables,
    6114 Old Goldmine Rd, Marshville, NC 28103. Phone: 704-624-2295. Email: Open: A confirmed appointment is required; All daylight dates and times are available on first come basis throught the season; No unscheduled visits are allowed; Please call or email and provide a phone number; Cash only. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Hunter Farm - Strawberries, Pumpkins, Christmas Trees, Flowers, Restroom, picnic area, cold drinks available.
    13624 Providence Road, Weddington, NC. Phone: 704-846-7975. Fax: 704-846-7975. Open: 7 days a week, Weekdays: 9 am to 7 pm, Saturdays: 9 am to 7 pm, Sundays: 12 noon - 7pm; Reservations are now required for strawberry picking. We will open reservations on a weekly basis in order to asses the field, availability of ripe berries, and projected weather forecasts. CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION FOR STRAWBERRY PICKING. The season depends on availability of strawberries. Always call before you come or follow us on The Hunter Farm Facebook page for daily updates. Berries are sold by the pound, Containers are provided. Porta-Jon Available. Directions: Take N.C. 16 (Providence Road) and go 5 miles past N.C. 51 to Weddington, 2 miles south of the I-485 interchange. (From I-485, take Exit 57 and go south on N.C. 16.) Watch for the sign with the strawberry on the right, across from the Winn-Dixie. Click here for a map to our farm. Roadside stand at Hemby and Providence roads, about one quarter mile before main entrance. Also prepicked Greenhouse Tomatoes, Twelve to 14 acres of berries on plastic. Crop availability: Strawberries - April-June Azaleas Greenhouse Tomatoes - May-June Azaleas - April-May Summer Produce - June-September Pumpkins - October-November Christmas Trees -November 25- December 24. Picking strawberries late April or early May, tomatoes and other vegetables by early June. Strawberry take-home container provided. (UPDATED: May 15, 2020, JBS)
    A visitor writes on May 15, 2020: "According to their Facebook post on April 27, 2020, Hunter Farm decided not to plant strawberries this year (2020) in order to improve their soil."
  • Peaceful Meadows Farm - blueberries, restrooms
    1740 Camden Road, Marshville, NC 28103. Phone: (704) 233-4902. Alternate Phone: (704) 506-7826. Email: Open: Starting in mid June (June 13, 2022) on Monday through Thursday from 5 pm until 9 pm. Directions: From Charlotte take Highway 74 East through Monroe and on to Wingate. When you see Wingate University entrance on left then go 2 tenths mile beyond and bear off on right past convenience store onto Old Highway 74. Travel nine tenths of a mile and turn right onto Camden Road then go two miles and seven tenths to our driveway on right. Blue sign with 1740 will be on mailbox post under mailbox. Go straight back one mile to the blueberries. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Blueberries should be ready near the middle of June. Please call ahead to be sure we are open. Price is $2.75 per pound you pick. We strongly suggest that you wear socks and tennis shoes instead of flip flops or sandals. You may bring your own containers or we have buckets for picking. We accept cash or checks. Please no credit cards. (UPDATED: June 13, 2022)
  • Piedmont Produce - strawberries, U-pick and prepicked, farm market, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    9601 Morgan Mill Road, Monroe, NC 28110. Phone: 704-753-2300. Alternate Phone: 704-753-4264. Email: Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday, from 8 am to 5 pm; and Sunday, from 1 pm to 5 pm. Directions: from Monroe: about 14 miles north on Morgan Mill Road/Highway 200 North. from Locust: travel south on South Central Avenue/Highway 200. Farm is on the right about 9 miles outside of town. From Polkton: travel west on Highway 218 approximately 17.5 miles. Turn right at Highway 218/Morgan Mill Road intersection. Farm is on the left 1.8 miles from the intersection. Click here for a map and directions. The strawberry field is typically open from the last week of April until the end of May. Payment: Cash, Check. While you are here, visit the Piedmont Produce General Store located at the Highway 218/Morgan Mill Road intersection.
  • Southerland Brothers Produce - Uses natural growing practices, cucumbers, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    6518 Mcneely Road, Waxhaw, NC 28173. Phone: 704-579-9784. Email: Open: UPDATE for 2019, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • TLC Blueberry Farm - blueberries, restrooms, picnic area
    3318 Greene Rd, Monroe, NC 28110. Phone: 704-609-1758. Alternate Phone: 704-609-0081. Email: Open: Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Monroe, North Carolina. Highway 218. Turn on Love Mill Road Go 1/2 mile and turn on Greene Road You will see signs. Click here for a map and directions. Not sure the opening date yet; Berries aren't ripe yet; It will most likely be early June; I will update when we know what the opening date will be; Season only last 4 to 6 weeks; I will keep our website and facebook updated also;. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. There will be a service charge if using a debit/credit card. Blueberries are $3.00 per pound. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Enjoy the relaxing scenery of the country while picking blueberries. When you are done you will have to try the best homemade blueberry ice cream while sitting under the shade trees or by the pond while the kids feed the ducks and fish. We also have a play area and the children will enjoy seeing the chickens. We sale very healthy established blueberry plants. (UPDATED: May 18, 2016)
  • Williams' Blueberries - Blueberries, muscadine and scuppernong grapes
    Sherin Lane, Indian Trail, NC. Phone: 704-882-2968. Phone: 704-753-4812. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, last reported hours were Call for appointment. 6-8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 8-10 a.m. Saturday, closed Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Water available; no restrooms. Directions: Take U.S. 74 East; go straight through the light after I-485. Take the second left on Union West Business Park, then turn left at Sherin Lane. Sign will be on the right. Crop availability: blueberries start in early July (normally). Grapes in early September. Bring your own container.
  • Wise Acres Organic Farm - Certified Organic, strawberries, pumpkins
    4701 Hartis Rd, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Phone: (704) 628-6232. Email: Open: in 2021, due to covid see their website for reservations; September 19 open for fall season with reservations on line and ready for sign up. Wise Acres is a family-owned u-pick certified organic strawberry and pumpkin farm in Indian Trail, NC just outside of Charlotte. We are a USDA Certified Organic farm and grow the very best produce using only natural methods to ensure the healthiest and most delicious produce for family, friends, and the environment. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. THE FALL YOU CAN:
    Pick your own USDA certified organic seasonal produce
    Share a family meal with a locally sourced, made-to-order delicious Wise Pie Wood Fired Oven Pizza
    Take a wagon ride through the woods
    Ride on our barrel train (for our younger farmers - 12 and under)
    Climb, swing, ride, or zip line in our recycled tire playground and wooded park
    Enjoy slushies, concessions, and treats sold in the barn
    Meet & greet our goats, pigs, chickens, and rabbits
    Take or leave a book from our Little Free Lending Library
    Host a birthday party or special event in our "Party Patch"
    Pick up local goods including honey, mums, elderberry syrup, kombucha, and more
    We are always trying new ways to engage and entertain you and your family. No electronics - just good food, fun, and fresh air. We are always striving to provide the healthiest (but still yummy kid-approved) treat options available.
    (ADDED: October 10, 2020, JBS)

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