Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Eastern Coastal North Carolina? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Eastern Coastal 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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!

Eastern Coastal North Carolina U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, by county

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

Beaufort County

  • Bob's Organic Blueberries - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market
    4248 Cherry Road, Washington, NC 27889. Phone: (252) 975-9859. Alternate Phone: (757) 236-1612. Email: Open: Saturday's and Sunday's July and early August sunup to sundown. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 18, 2018)
  • Edwards Blueberry Farm - apples, blueberries, Muscadines, grapes, pears, U-pick and already picked
    4692 highway 92, Bath, NC 27808. Phone: 252 944 8405. Alternate Phone: 252 923 0885. Email: Open: June 15 to August1, seven days per week, five o'clock am to eight o'clock pm,. Directions: from Washington, NC, take US 264 east, toward Bath. Veer right on NC 92 toward Bath. When you see a True-Value Hardware store on your right, at White Post, continue for about one more mile. Blueberries will be on your right. Total distance from Washington, about fifteen miles. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We will also pick for you, if you make arrangements ahead of time.
  • Garden Spot - Beans, Cabbage, Collards, Corn, Flowers, Greens, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes
    7201 Free Union Road, Pinetown, NC 27865. Phone: (252) 943-6853. Phone: (252) 943-6211. Directions: Located 20 miles east of Washington on 264 E turn left on Free Union Church Road, take left on State Road 1609 one half mile past Northside School. Look for signs. Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 7 pm, April 15- December 24. Crop availability: Irish Potatoes - April-May Red Potatoes - May Peas - May-June Sweet Corn - June-July Sweet Potatoes - September to December . Farm Market Garden Center Florist & Produce.
  • Phoenix Farms Vineyard - Uses natural growing practices, not yet certified, Muscadines, grapes, scuppernong grapes, carving pumpkins, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, CSA, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    6832 Old Sandhill Rd, Edward, NC 27821. Phone: (323) 940-3276. Alternate Phone: (252) 267-3041. Email: Open: Hours vary considerably; please see our website or Facebook page for current availability and hours.Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Located off highway 33 and not far off highway 17. Follow signs. Muscadines season is typically mid August to October Vegetables will be available April to November Honey is harvested in fall. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, All credit cards, PayPal, Venmo. Click here for our Facebook page.
    Click here for our Instagram page. Formerly Bennett Estate Vineyard / Bennett Vineyard. (UPDATED: February 08, 2023)
  • Southside Farms - Broccoli, Cabbage, Collards, Onions, Potatoes, Strawberries
    320 Harding Lane, Chocowinity, NC 27817. Phone: (252) 946-2487. Phone: (252) 946-9349. Email: Directions: Located 3 miles south of Chocowinity down Hwy 17 turn left on Barr Road (off Hwy 17). Turn right on Harding Lane. Farm is 1/2 mile on right. Open:  Monday through Saturday 7 am to 6 pm. Crop availability: Strawberries, Cabbage, Broccoli, Potatoes, Onions, Collards & Lettuce - April 15-June 5. Southside Farms Facebook page.
  • Watson's Strawberry & Veg. Farm - Beans, Cabbage, Corn, Greens, Squash, Tomatoes, Potatoes
    Route 1, Box 612, Belhaven, NC 27810. Phone: 252-943-2812. Directions: Located just off Hwy 264, 5 miles east of Belhaven, NC. on Beech Ridge Road. Open: Monday to Saturday 7:30 am to 6:30 pm, mid April-Oct. Crop availability: May Peas - May Sweet Corn, Tomatoes - June-July Cabbage - May-June Squash - May Field Peas - September Beans - September-October Red Potatoes - May-October.

Carteret County

  • Bonnie's Berries - Strawberries, Watermelon, Corn, Peanuts
    627 Wetherington Landing Road, Stella, NC 28582. Phone: (252) 393-6350. Directions: From Cape Carteret area, go 6 miles north of Emerald Island Bridge on Hwy 58 past railroad tracks, turn left on Morristown Road. Go to stop sign, turn right on Wetherington Landing Road, second house on right. From Maysville, go south on Hwy 58 about 10 miles, turn right on Morristown Road, go to stop sign, turn right on Wetherington Landing Road, second house on right and watch for signs. Open: Sunday 1 pm to 6:30 pm, Monday to Saturday 8 am to 6:30 pm; Mid April thru September. Crop availability: Strawberries - mid April-May Watermelons & Sweet Corn - June-July Green Peanuts - September. Call for orders and availability. .
  • Bucks Corner Farm - strawberries
    338 Whitehouse Fork Road, Peletier, NC 28584. Phone: (252) 241-2755. Alternate Phone: (252) 393-8949. Open: Sunday 1:30 pm-5 pm, Monday to Saturday 8 am-5 pm; April 1 thru November 25. Directions: Located 338 Whitehouse Fork Road, Peletier, NC, 3 miles north of Cape Carteret just off NC 58, 1/2 mile of NC 58 on Whitehouse Fork Road. 1/2 mile of NC 58 on Bucks Corner Road, 3 1/2 miles north of Cape Carteret from intersection of 24 & 58 3 miles north. Pick-Your-Own Farm and Roadside Market, the latter offers Broccoli, Cabbage, Collards, Corn, Cucumbers, Peppers, Potatoes, Squash, Strawberries, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Watermelons. (ADDED: May 04, 2010, from the NC Ag website)
  • Clayton and Terry Garner - Beans, Cantaloupe, Corn, Strawberries, Watermelon
    173 Sam Garner Road, Newport, NC 28570. Phone: 252-223-5283. Directions: Located on Hwy 70 east of Newport on Sam Garner Road 3 one half miles east of Newport and 8 miles west of Morehead City. Open: Sunday to Saturday 7 am to 6:30 pm, mid April-August 1. Crop availability: Strawberries - mid April-May Peas - May-July Sweet Corn, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, String Beans - June-July Butterbeans - July.
  • JW Merrell Farm - strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    1725 highway 101, Beaufort, NC 28516. Phone: 1-252-241-5278. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday 8am to 5pm Sunday 1pm to 5pm. Directions: Four miles north of Beaufort on Highway 101, on left side of road or four miles south of Core Creek highrise bridge, on right side of road. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for a link to our Facebook page
  • Simpson's Berry Patch - Strawberries, Cantaloupe, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Greenhouse Vegetables, Vegetables, Watermelon, Cucumber, Sweet Potatoes
    759 Hwy 70, Bettie, Beaufort, NC 28516. Phone: (252) 728-3508. Directions: Located 6 miles east of Beaufort, NC on Hwy 70 in the Bettie Community. Open: Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm, April 15- December. Crop availability: Strawberries - April 15-June 20 Garden Vegetables, Greenhouse Tomatoes & Cucumbers - April 15-July 20 Cantaloupes, Watermelons - July 1-August 1 Sweet Potatoes - September to December.
  • Willis Strawberry & Vegetable Farm - Strawberries, farm stand
    575 Chatham Street, Newport, NC 28570. Phone: (252) 223-5227. Alternate Phone: 252-223-4447. Open: Monday thru Saturday from 8 am to 7 pm; Sunday 10 to 5; April thru mid August. Directions: Located 2 miles east of Newport at the corner of Chatham Street & Willis Farm Road across from Newport Middle School. Crop availability: Strawberries & Lettuce - April-May Cabbage - April-June Tomatoes, Cucumbers & Squash - April-August Garden Peas - May-June Onions - May-July Potatoes - May-August Snap Beans - June-July Peas, Cantaloupe, Watermelon & Sweet corn - June-August Butterbeans - July-August.

Craven County

  • Morris Blueberry Farm - U-pick and already picked, farm market, school tours
    800 Us Highway 17 North, New Bern, NC 28560. Phone: 252-626-7887. Alternate Phone: 252-637-3709. Email: Open: June and July, every day from 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: For a map to our farm, click here. June and July. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: September 10, 2016)
  • Nelson Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    198 E Street, Bridgeton, NC 28519. Phone: 252-637-2180. Email: Open: U - pick hours are Monday thru Saturday 7 am to 1 pm; June 1 thru August 20; Closed on Sunday. Directions: 198 E Street, Bridgeton, NC 28519. Behind the Fuel Mart off Highway 17N, and Blueberry Lane off highway 55 East in front of the Foodlion. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries June, July , August. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • 'R Garden - herbs or spices, peppers, other vegetables, prepicked produce
    So. Glenburnie Road, New Bern, NC 28560. Email: Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in March through November. Open: Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm, Saturday at the New Bern Farmers Market, 7am to 1pm. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • White's Farm and Greenhouses - Greenhouse Tomatoes, Strawberries
    5200 US 17 N, Vanceboro, NC 28586. Phone: (252) 244-2106. Directions: Located on US 17 10 miles north of New Bern. Open: Sunday 10 am to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday 8 am to 7 pm; April-November 1. Crop availability: Greenhouse Strawberries - December-March Greenhouse Tomatoes - December-June Greenhouse Collards & Cabbage - Nov-February Watermelon, Collards, Cantaloupe, Cabbage, Potatoes, Squash & Cucumber - April-July Oysters - November-January Potted plants, Perennials & Hanging Baskets - year-round. Gift Shop. White's Farm & Greenhouses Facebook page.

Dare County

Hyde County

  • Carawans Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    24860 Highway 264, Swan Quarter, NC 27885. Phone: 252-926-5861. Open: 7 Days a week; Day light hours; June 19 to July 19 or until gone. Directions: Between the village of Engelhard and village of Swan Quarter on highway 264. Look for sign. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. The farm is on the Honor System. Scales-Baskets-Bags are there for you. If you would like to place an order please call the day before and we will have them ready the next day. (ADDED: June 23, 2015)

Jones County

  • Parker Farms - Corn, Strawberries, Sweet Potatoes
    114 Goshen Road, Pollocksville, NC 28573. Phone: (252) 224-0010. Phone: (252) 224-1261. Directions: From New Bern Hwy 17 turn right on Pollock Street beside Trent Motel go 1/4 mile on right. (April-July) Produce Stand located in New Bern behind Moore's Barbeque on Trent Road. (May-Novemeber) Also located at Brice's Creek beside Merchants Store. (June-July). Open: Monday to Saturday; April thru November 15 (Varies according to season). Crop availability: Strawberries & Spring vegetables - April-June Sweet Corn & Summer vegetables - June-August Sweet Potatoes & Fall vegetables - September-March.
  • Warren Farms Vineyard - Muscadines
    800 Arcan Circle, New Bern, NC 28562. Phone: (252) 636-2797.

Pamlico County

  • Holton Farm - strawberries
    1018 Olympia Road, New Bern, NC 28560. Phone: (252) 633-0061. Open: from late April through the early June., call for hours Directions: Located just off highway 55 near the Craven/Pamlico County line (Olympia). Turn at Broad Creek Christian Church. About 1 mile down Olympia Road on the left. Look for the "Pick Your Own" signs! Call for specific dates and times as well as fruit and vegetable availability. (ADDED: May 31, 2013, suggested by a visitor)
    A visitor writes on May 31, 2013: "Through many years and several generations the Holton Farm has supplied area tables with fresh-from-the-farm goodness. Every year sweet, juicy strawberries come out of the fields by the bucketful. Pick your own, or try the convenience of those ready-picked by the Holton crew. After strawberry season, you will find lots of healthy, homegrown colorful vegetables to light up your summer table."

Tyrrell County

  • Ashbee Dora Vineyards - Muscadines
    Grapevine Landing Road, Columbia, NC 27925. Phone: 757-567-1346. Phone: (252) 796-1957. Email:

Washington County

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