Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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

Far Western North Carolina U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, by county

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

Buncombe County

  • Cloud Nine - blueberries, beef, chicken, wedding venue, honey
    137 Bob Barnwell Road, Fletcher, NC 28732. Phone: 828-628-1758. Email: Open: Berries: U-Pick Blueberries in late June/July/August. Beef: Naturally raised Black Angus beef. Seasonally. Honey Bees: Needed for pollination on the farm, "Products from the Hive" are sold seasonally. Honey, wax, candles, skin care products. And don't forget the Chickens! When you stay on the farm you are always supplied with fresh eggs! We like chickens because they keeps the bugs away. We also sell Cornish Cross chickens for good eating. Outdoor Weddings So, you are looking to save money? Have your wedding just 20 minutes outside of Asheville in the Fairview countryside and pretend you are on your own, private "Biltmore Estate." Several beautiful venues here on Cloud 9 Farm for the DIY wedding. Not only weddings but Peterson Pond is available for a wide variety of business picnics, family reunions or birthday parties in the summer. We provide the setting, you provide everything else. Cool and shady "Cathedral in the Woods" for your back-to-Nature wedding. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 11, 2017, JBS)
  • Dogwood Hills Farm - permanently closed
    Weaverville, NC 28787. Open: UPDATE for 2022, The owner tells me they are permanently closed to the public.
    (UPDATED: June 10, 2022)
  • Hickory Nut Gap Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Spring, black), Turkeys, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, trike track, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    57 Sugar Hollow Rd, Fairview, NC 28730. Phone: 828-628-1027. Email: Open: Summer to Fall during store hours - please call for availability. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: Mid June-Late July Black Raspberries: Late June-July Blackberries: July-Mid September Red Raspberries: August-Mid September. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Notes: Activities vary by season. Please call for current offerings & U-pick availability. Admission fee for activities during September and October.
  • Long Branch Environmental Education Center - apples, blackberries, blueberries, chestnuts, other berries, pears, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), walnuts, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    278 Boyd Cove Road, Leicester, NC 28738. Phone: (828)-683-3662. Email: Open: Monday to Sunday, from 8 am to 7 pm; Please call or email to make appointments for picking. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Also wineberries.
  • Rayburn Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, pumpkins, winter squash,
    136 Dillingham Road, Barnardsville, NC 28709. Phone: 828-424-5109. Email: Open: Mid September to October; Saturdays, 1 to 4 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. (ADDED: April 18, 2015)
  • Riverview Orchard - Apples
    793 Glenn Bridge Road, Arden, NC 28704. Phone: 828-687-1936.

Cherokee County

Clay County

  • Qualla Berry Farm - raspberries
    3274 Qualla Road, Hayesville, NC. Open: closed indefinitely. Replanting raspberries and dealing with SWD. Hopefully in 2021 things will open up and we can do some classes and on-farm events in the summer. We are on the waiting list for vaccinations and hope everyone gets theirs as soon as possible when it's your turn..
  • Timberlane Farm - blueberries,
    528 Old highway 64 West, Hayesville, NC 28904. Phone: 828-389-3097. Email: Open: Seven Days a week, daylight till dark. Directions: From traffic light at intersection of NC 69 and US 64 in Hayesville, travel west toward Murphy 7/10 mile. Turn left at "Warne" sign onto Old US 64. Travel 4/10 mile. Turn right at "U-Pick Blueberries" (Timberlane) sign on right. Mid-July through August; Call for specific dates before coming. Payment: Cash, only.

Graham County

  • Stoney Hollow Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, corn (sweet), flowers, grapes, melons, other berries, pears, peaches, peppers, persimmons, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, prepicked produce, farm market, gift shop, restrooms
    941 Ollies Creek Road, Robbinsville, NC 28771. Phone: 828-735-2983. Email: Open: 5 days a week, 8 am to 6 pm; Closed Wednesdays and Saturdays. Directions: From the center of Robbinsville (Hwy. 129/Hwy. 143) go North on highway 129 3 miles. Just before the Ted Jordan Bridge, turn right on E. Buffalo Circle. Go 1 mile and turn right on E. Buffalo Road Go .3 mile and turn left on Ollies Creek Road Go .9 mile and you will see the farm on the left. Parking, farm map, and picking buckets are available in the barn at the top of the hill. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in April through November. Payment: Cash, Check. Jams and baked goods featuring products from the farm are available. Be sure to visit our website and sign up to receive a free e-letter with updates during the peak season. We use natural practices, but are not certified Organic. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 25, 2023, JBS)

Haywood County

  • Graveyard Fields Trail - free blueberries and blackberries
    Blue Ridge Parkway, near Canton, NC. Directions: click here for a map and more information about the trail. This is not a farm, but rather a hiking trail along which many wild blueberries and blackberries grow, free for you to pick (just don't damage the bushes!)
  • The Ten Acre Garden - Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Herb, Peppers, Squash, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Watermelon, Cut Flowers
    276 Chambers Farm Lane, Canton, NC 28716. Phone: (828) 235-9667. Email: Open: Monday - Saturday call for hours of operation; May thru October. Directions: From Canton come 6 miles south on Hwy 110 to intersection of 110 & 276, go straight through intersection onto Lovejoy Road approximately one mile. Turn right onto Chambers Farm Lane, signs posted. From Waynesville, 7 miles on Hwy 276 Bethel Community, turn right onto Lake Logan Road just past Bethel Grocery, one mile to Old Iron Truss Bridge on left, cross bridge and go right on gravel road, signs posted. Crop availability: Strawberries - May-June 10 Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts - June-September Greasy beans, Half Runner, Blue Lake sweet corn, Heirloom Tomatoes, Eggplant, Sweet & hot peppers, Cantaloupes, Watermelon, Squash, Cucumbers, Cut Flowers & Herbs - July-September. (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, JBSncdac)
  • Wright Way Nursery - blueberries, Red, Yellow, Black Raspberries.
    275 mtn. Haven Rd. Waynesville , Waynesville, NC 28786. Phone: 828-507-5176. Open: by appointment only. call 828-507-5176.. 8 varieties of blueberries from July to August. we also have Red, Yellow, Black Raspberries. We also have a Nursery on site With thousands of Shrubs and perennials to choose from year Round. Specializing in Rhododendron, Azaleas, mtn. laurel, Daylilies, and Hosta. We also sell Blueberry an Raspberry Plants.
  • Yates Roadside Stand - Apples
    1460 Pigeon Road, Waynesville, NC 28786. Phone: (828) 452-0557. Phone: (828) 456-3775. Directions: From Asheville take I-40 West, 20 miles; 19S/23S/74W 1.3 miles; 276S to Exit 102, 3.1 miles (through downtown) on right. Open: 10 am to 5 pm. pick-your-own.

Henderson County

  • The Apple House Owenby Orchards - apples
    PO Box 7, Edneyville, NC 28727. Phone: (828) 685-9917. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Call for directions. We offer U-Pick apples on our farm! We welcome visitors to our farm -- please call first. We have other fruit that is already picked; call to verify availability, but sometimes we have: Apples, Asian pears, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupes, cherries, figs, grapes, kiwis, melons, nectarines, paws paws, peaches, pears, persimmons, plums, raspberries, strawberries, watermelons. (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their Facebook page) (ADDED: March 15, 2010, phone call to the farm)
  • Billy Laughter Orchards - Apples
    111 Tullahoma Farms Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828-685-3241. Click here for a map to the farm. 8 am to 8 pm; no Sunday sales. 64 East from Hendersonville, left on St. Paul's Road 2.5 miles, will be a sign or left on waters Road, orchard on right.
  • Blueberry Hill Farm - ORGANIC, blueberries
    RR1 304N, Green River Road, Zirconia, NC 28790. Phone: 828 696-8357. U-pick, we pick , July, August, September. Organic Hours are all day, every day, Jul, Aug, and September.
  • Circle L Farms Pilot Mountain - Asian pears, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area
    Circle L Farm Drive, Edneyville, NC 28792. Phone: (828) 685-2605. Email: Open: Thursday to Saturday, from 9am to 5 pm; Sunday, from 11 am to 4 pm, September 1 to October 31; Hours vary considerably; please see our Facebook page for current availability and hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Asian Pear season is typically: September 1 to October 31;. Payment: Cash, Check, Venmo, PayPal, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Circle L Farms Pilot Mountain facebook page (ADDED: September 07, 2020)
  • Continental Divide Produce - apples pumpkins
    2494 St. Paul Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828-674-9764. Open: You will have to call for hours and availability; they have no online presence. U-Pick Orchard with apples and Pumpkins and already harvested Vegetables. (ADDED: June 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Coston Farm and Apple House - Apples, pumpkins, gift shop, bakery, farm market
    3748 Chimney Rock Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792.. Phone: 828-685-8352. Alternate phone: 828-685-8350. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, closed on Sunday. Directions: Bat Cave Exit 49A off I-26, 6.5 Miles on U.S. 64 East (Chimney Rock Road)Click here for a map to the farm. Picking Season: Labor Day (Golden Delicious) to late Oct or early November. Enjoy a memorable pick-your-own-experience at Coston Farm with the NC mountains as a back drop. You can pick fresh apples in the Coston Farm U-Pick Orchard August to October by the bag, box or truckload. Golden Delicious will be available Labor Day weekend. Please check back to see if the other varieties listed below will be ready to pick. Pick Your Own Orchard open until the end of October or until all apples are picked. Reservations are not required in our U-Pick Orchard; call ahead for availability. Drop by the Apple House for an apple picking container for your fresh-picked apples. Their market has cider, homemade apple pies, fried apple pies, frozen apple cider slushies, caramel apples, and more. (UPDATED: August 16, 2020 JBS)
  • Creasman Farms LLC - apples, pumpkins
    280 Bent Arrow Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828-685-7728. Email: Animals to pet (goats and ducks). Directions: Take I-26 to Exit 18A (Bat Cove Exit) to US 64E; turn right at red-light onto Sugarloaf Rd; go approx. 6.5 miles on Sugarloaf (past 5 Points Grocery); turn right onto Ridge Road and go one quarter mile; turn right on Union Hill Road then take 2nd gravel drive on left.
  • The Farm - beans, blueberries, broccoli, corn (sweet), eggplant, onions, peppers, pumpkins, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg,
    2731 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828-696-5375. Email: Open: Monday through Saturday 9 am Until 6 pm May through October. Directions: Take interstate 26 to exit 49 A (Hwy 64 east, Bat Cave), go 1 1/2 miles and The Farm is on the left (about a mile past Walmart in Hendersonville). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
  • Grandad's Apples N' Such - Apples, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo
    2951 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828-685-1685. Email: Open: 7 days a week until mid November from 9 AM to 5 PM. Directions: I-26, Exit 49-A. Go straight on 64East 2 miles. Big barn with tractor on silo on left. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for their Facebook page. Select pre-picked fresh apples right off the tree from our assorted bins inside the store or the opportunity to pick your own from the orchard is available! We offer more than 20 different varieties of apples that can be purchased pre-picked! We gladly let you mix and match your varieties. .Apple Varieties / Ripening Schedule . (UPDATED: August 16, 2020 JBS)
  • Henry Barnwell Farms - apples
    743 Grant Mountain Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828-685-7371.
  • Jimmy Nix and Sons Apple House - apples, pumpkins
    305 Orchard Valley Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Phone: 828-685-7222.
  • Just Us Orchard - blackberries, apples and pumpkins, bakery, restrooms, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, picnic area
    187 Garren Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828-974-1232. Email: Open: 7 days a week from Mid August through Early to Mid November, daily, from 8:30 am to 6 pm; Apples - mid August thru early November; peaches - August thru early September; blackberries - early July thru September. They close November 8 in 2010. Directions: Take Interstate 26 to Exit 49A (old exit 18A) to 64 East. From 64 East, turn left at North Henderson High School (Fruitland Road). Proceed to stop sign at the end of Fruitland Road. Turn right onto Mills Gap Road. Go up the large hill and turn left onto Garren Road. Look for our signs with the red and yellow apples all along the route. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard . We have many Apple Varieties to choose from including Gala, Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, September Wonder, Red Delicious, Candy Crisp, Ambrosia, Mutsu, Cameo, Jonagold, Stayman Winesap, Rome, Hampshire Mac, Ruby Jon, Fuji, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Gold Rush, Arkansas Black. Check our apple ripening schedule to see what will be available when you plan your outing. Justus Orchard Facebook page.
    Blackberries from July thru August
    Apples from Mid August thru Early November. (UPDATED: August 16, 2020 JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on November 02, 2010: "Loved it! Went today for the first time. They have apple cider donuts which are out of this world, hot apple cider, and apple slushes that are awesome. Also, two friendly dogs. Their brochure also states apple pies and cobblers; jam, jelly and preserves; local honey; boiled peanuts, pumpkins, mountain cabbage and sweet potatoes; and tractor rides and more. Church groups welcome."
  • Lively Farm Outlet - apples, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries
    5691 Howard Gap Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Phone: 828-698-5551
  • Mack Jackson Orchard - Apples
    276 Sugarloaf Mountain Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828-685-3882
  • McConnell Farms - Apple, Asparagus, Honey, Strawberries, Vegetables, Indian Corn, Pumpkins
    177 Old Dana Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: (828) 692-2819. Directions: Take Four Season Blvd in Henderson to Dana Road 2 miles to Howard Gap Road, turn left, go approximately 300 yards to Old Dana road, farm on left. Open: Sunday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; March-November. Crop availability: Strawberries - May-June Asparagus - March-May Bedding plants & Rhubarb - April-June Pumpkins & Indian Corn - August-November Mixed Vegetables - March-November Apples - August- December. Hanging Baskets & Homemade Ice Cream. 5.5 Acre Sunflower Field.
  • McKinney Small Fruit - Blueberries, Grapes
    McKinney Fruit Drive, Fletcher, NC 28732. Phone: 828-891-8947. Click here for a map to the farm. Open Call for picking days; July 1 thru mid September. Typical harvest dates: Blueberries - July - mid September Grapes - August - mid September. Directions: Take Asheville Airport exit 9 off I-26. Drive in front of Airport at end of property. Take Old Fanning Bridge Road to the right approximately 2 miles on left you will see McKinney Small Fruit sign. Located one mile past Mt. Horticultural and Research Station.
  • Obermiller's - strawberries, blueberries and blackberries
    621 Allstar Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28739. Phone: 828-891-8841. Open: see their Facebook page. Directions: We are located .5 mile towards Hendersonville on Hwy 64 West on Allstar Lane. We have 1.5 acres of Chandler strawberries on raised beds. strawberry, The farm usually opens seasonally for berry picking from the first week of May for strawberries until the season ends, usually around the first week of June. Blueberries and blackberries usually start around the 4th of July and pick to about Labor Day.
  • Point Lookout Farms - apples
    158 John Delk Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: (828) 685-8430. They offer fresh picked apples, have a U-Pick Orchard, and a Farm Market.
  • Riverview Orchard - apples
    Glenn Bridge Road, Hendersonville, NC. Phone: 828-687-1936.
  • Sideways Farm & Brewery - flowers, brewery, Fresh eggs, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, weddings and wedding parties
    62 Eade Road, Etowah, NC 28729. Phone: (828) 595-3445. Email: Open: Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm, Saturday from 12 pm to 8 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. You pick flowers typically available May to October;. We use natural organic practices, and are subject to the NOP small quantity exemption. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Fun for both here! A True Farm Brewery and A U-Pick Flower Farm. Visit one of the few breweries in the US creating carbonation with local wildflower honey in our unfiltered, unpasteurized, naturally carbonated farmhouse ales, traditional lagers, and hard jun kombucha. Wander our fields and pick your own bouquet of flowers! From bright happy sunflowers, to darling dahlias, we grow beautiful blooms that will put a smile on your face! Seasonally available bouquets, weekly summer memberships, and u-pick flowers. We use nothing synthetic on our farm which leaves you with beautiful blooms that are safe to stick your nose in and inhale deeply! (ADDED: July 13, 2019)
  • Skytop Orchard - apples apples, peaches, Asian pears, grapes, sour cherries
    Pinnacle Mtn Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Phone: 828-692-7930. Email: Open: see their picking schedule. About 20 varieties of apples more than 50 acres. Usually begin picking in late August, continuing through November. Farm stand open late August until late December. Also fresh cider and other apple products, and pick-your-own pumpkins in October. Prices vary; take-home containers available. Farm stand, playground, petting zoo, picnic area. Hayrides available. 9 am to 6 pm, daily. Directions: Take I-85 south to U.S. 74 at Kings Mountain. Go to I-26 West and take Exit 54. Go 3.2 miles to Exit 5 (Flat Rock/U.S. 25). Turn right and go about a half mile to Pinnacle Mountain Road. Follow the signs. Open as usual, with cider, honey, farm stand, playground, petting zoo, picnic area and hayrides. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. In addition to a long list of apple varieties, visit Sky Top Orchard and you will enjoy panoramic mountain views, orchard ponds with ducks and geese, a barnyard area with sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, peacocks and more, a bamboo forest to explore, lots of picnic areas and, of course, a mountaintop of fragrant apple and fruit trees. (UPDATED: August 16, 2020 JBS)
  • Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard - Apples, grapes, pumpkin patch- pick in the field, corn maze, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides
    221 Stepp Orchard Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28793. Phone: 828-685-9083. Email: Open: 9 am to 6 pm Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm Sunday Mid August thru October Mid August - Mid October Directions: From Asheville, NC Take I-26 East to the US 64 East, Bat Cave, Chimney Rock exit (exit 49A). Stay on 64E (Chimney Rock Rd.) for 4.5 miles. Turn right onto Pace Road. Go one mile and turn right on Stepp Orchard Drive. From Charlotte, NC: Take I-85 South to I-26 West in Spartanburg, SC. Take I-26 W to the US 64 East, Bat Cave, Chimney Rock exit (exit 49A). Stay on 64E (Chimney Rock Rd.) for 4.5 miles. Turn right onto Pace Road. Go one mile and turn right on Stepp Orchard Drive. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard. Enjoy a visit to a working apple farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina! Ride on the farm wagon through acres of orchard and Farmer Stepp's pumpkin patch and grape vines. Pick your own bag of apples and/or pumpkin. Drink a cup of delicious local apple cider. Enjoy a short educational presentation in the apple barn. Find your way through our corn and/or soybean maze. Bring a picnic lunch to eat beside the orchard. (UPDATED: August 16, 2020 JBS)
  • Tall Pine Apple Orchard - apples
    228 Wayne's Way, Hendersonville, NC. Phone: 828-685-7422.
  • Wilkie's Orchard - Apples
    PO Box 92, Edneyville, NC 28727. Phone: (828) 685-8438. Directions: From I-26 take Exit 18A (Bat Cave Exit) to US 64E, go 3.6 miles, on left. Open: 8 am to 6 pm 7 days a week. Apples are for sale in all quantities; pick-your-own. Also Jellies, Jams.

Jackson County

  • Thomas Berry Farm - blueberries,
    78 Medalion Lane, Cullowhee, NC 28723. Phone: (828) 508-5803. Open: 7am to 9pm, 7 days a week, July and August, while crop lasts. Directions: From Sylva take SR 107 south for 3.5 mi. Turn left on Old Cullowhee Road (SR1002) and travel 3.5 mi. then turn left on Wayehutta Road and travel 3/4 mi. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Established blueberry farm with over 400 large bushes. Easy access along the river. $2 per lb.($12 per gal). Buckets and produce bags provided.

Macon County

  • Deal Farms Murphy Road - Bell Peppers, tomatoes, Runner Beans
    4402 Murphy Road, Franklin, NC 28734. Phone: (828) 524-5151. Email: Directions: Formerly Kirklands. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm, closed Sunday.
  • Deal Farms - Bell Peppers, tomatoes, Runner Beans
    96 Deal Farms Circle, Franklin, NC 28734. Phone: (828) 524-3774. Directions: across from Cullasaja Express Exxon
    Open: Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm, closed Sunday. Email:
    Comments from a visitor on March 10, 2009:
    "Did PYO late last year for Bell Peppers, tomatoes, Runner Beans after the Deer wiped out my garden. Also bought Butternut squash and Cabbages from the stand. Excellent quality, friendly family run business (3 generations) always very helpful and warm, personable people. When you count the time and labor, I can't grow it myself at their prices!"
  • J. W. Mitchell Farms - lettuce, spinach, tomatoes (including heirloom varieties), cucumbers, squash, peas, green beans, runner beans, black-eyed peas, okra, multiple peppers (hot and sweet), onions, watermelons, cantaloupe, beets, pumpkins, winter squash, and flowers, restrooms
    Bradley Creek Road, Franklin, NC 29734. Phone: 828-349-2725. Open: Usually they open May 1st; This year (2010) they open June 15 through about October; 8:30 am to 5:30 pm on Monday through Saturday; Closed Sunday. Directions: Click for here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, check.
    Comments from a visitor on June 03, 2010: "I love this farm. I live on the road next to it so I go there all the time. It is quite large and they let you pick almost anything they have. They usually have an extensive vegetable list as well as their own watermelons and cantaloupe. One of their specialties is you-pick flowers. They have some of the best corn around. No strawberries this year, but sometimes they grow them. They have also planted a young peach orchard. "
  • Carruthers, aka, River Road Farm - blackberries, blueberries,
    3738 River Road, Franklin, NC 28734. Phone: (770) 330-3280. Email: Open: Monday to Sunday, from 6 am to 9 pm. Directions: In Franklin, NC, take 64 east and go 5 miles. Turn right on Peaceful Cove Road past the Exxon station on the right. You will quickly come to a stop sign. Take a left on River Road. Go about a mile and you will see a red barn on the left, which says River Road Farms. You are there. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: July 09, 2020) (ADDED: August 02, 2015)
  • Sharp's Berry Farm - blackberries, blueberries,
    83 Berry Farm Road, Franklin, NC 28734. Phone: (828) 342-4250. Alternate Phone: (828) 371-0190. Email: Open: Monday through Sunday, 9 am ; - 8 pm. Directions: From Franklin travel three miles south on highway 441, turn right at a traffic light onto Addington Bridge Road, continue south one mile to Berry Farm Road which will be on the right. You will be easily be able to see the berry bushes from Addington Bridge Road. Click here for a map and directions. We are always open to pick blueberries by July 4th but some years we open in late June; Blackberries are generally ripe by the middle of July;. Payment: Cash, Check. We have over 200 blue berry bushes with several different cultivars in order to extend the season, and over 1000 feet of thornless blackberries. (UPDATED: July 08, 2021) (ADDED: July 16, 2015)

Madison County

  • Hensley Farm Strawberries - UPDATE for 2020, They no longer offer Pick-your-own crops
    Mars Hill, NC 28754. (ADDED: May 27, 2018)
  • Sunswept Farms - blueberries, honey
    444 Beasley Cove Rd, Hot Springs, NC. Phone: 828-622-7145. Open: We will have blueberries to sell, gallons of them late June through end of July. We have two beehives with more on the way this Spring. We became certified beekeepers in 2011. (ADDED: July 7, 2015, JBS)
  • The Berry Farm - blackberries
    2260 Revere Rd, Marshall, NC 28753. Phone: (828) 206-2056. Email: Open: UPDATE for 2022: They are closed until the 2023 season; "The Berry Farm, LLC will not open for pick your own for the 2022 season. There are several situations that are pulling us in different directions that need to take priority this year"; typically beginning mid-June. They were closed in 2022, but in 2019, the Pick your own Blackberries were $2.50 per pound. The Berry Farm Facebook page. located in the beautiful western North Carolina mountains of Madison County. Picking season starts in June with Black Raspberries; then the Blackberries and Blueberries begin in July and Red Raspberries are ready in August. Call or e-mail for directions and availability. Formerly called Zimmerman's Berry Farm.

McDowell County

Mitchell County

  • Blueberry Heaven - blueberries,
    1845 Blevins Branch Road, Bakersville, NC 28705. Phone: 828-765-7114. Alternate Phone: 828-688-4689. Email: Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm, July to August when berries are ripe; Best to call or email before coming to verify ripe berries are available that day. Directions: Travel from Tennessee or North Carolina on Highway 226 to Blevins Branch Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • The Orchard At Altapass - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    1025 Orchard Rd, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. Phone: 828-765-9531. Email: Open: Pick your own available subject to apples being ready, generally beginning in August and extending thru October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are located at mile marker 328 on the Blue Ridge Parkway approximately 3 miles north from the highway 226 / Blue Ridge Parkway intersection near Spruce Pine NC. GPS address: 1025 Orchard Road Spruce Pine NC. Apples are available for purchase or Pick Your Own, from August thru October. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We also offer free live music Wednesday thru Friday from 1:30PM to 3 Pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 Pm to 4:00. We have story telling tractor pulled hayrides on weekends. In fall please call for reservations on hayrides. Also: Music, Food Treats, Handmade Crafts & Demonstrations, Jams, Apple Butter, Cider, Honey, Fudge, and Ice Cream. Herb & Butterfly Gardens. Storytelling Hayrides. Historic Plays. Tour Packages. IN SEASON, apples are available at the store or for U-Pick (a favorite for the kids). Just purchase a bag at the store and you're on your way. (We supply picking poles so you can reach the ones in the higher branches.) The available apple trees are marked. Take a walk on the trails, find a tree or two, and please, give them a taste before you choose. Apples are a staple at the Orchard. As are the music, the dancing, the exuberance of the people who come down the driveway. But the Orchard offers so much more: evening heritage plays and monthly historical discussions, lectures, and even book signings and book club meetings; in depth looks at parts of the magical puzzle that is the region's history. Please check the calendar of events for information, dates, and times of all the evening productions this coming season. (UPDATED: August 16, 2020 JBS)

Polk County

  • Green River Farm Millspring - UPDATE: December 01, 2016: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    10103 Highway 108 East, Mill Spring, NC 28756. .
  • Sacred Harvest - Uses natural growing practices, strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    594 Joy Ln, Mill Spring, NC 28756. Phone: 828-625-0396. Alternate Phone: 828-625-0396. Email: Open: Monday to Sunday, from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm, April 20 to June 15. Directions: From Asheville and West take highway 64/74A past Lake Lure, turn right onto Rock Springs Church Road. We are 1/4 mile south. From Rutherfordton and East take highway 64/74A towards Lake Lure and turn left onto the bridge that is Rock Springs Church Road. We are 1/4 mile south along side the road. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Trickle Creek Farm - blackberries, blueberries,
    3620 highway #9 North, Mill Spring, NC 28756. Phone: 828-329-0989. Alternate Phone: 828-606-5928. Email: Open: Saturday 9 am to 1:00 during month of June. Directions: I-26 towards NC/SC line, exit highway 74 towards Charlotte, take 2nd exit highway 108, turn left towards Rutherfordton, go about 5 miles to highway 9, turn left towards Lake Lure. Go about 3 miles, cross bridge at dam, farm is first drive on right about 1/8 mile. Click here for a map and directions. June. Payment: Cash, only.

Rutherford County

  • Mary Ann's Berry Patch - blueberries,
    202 Rock Springs Church Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. Phone: 828-755-5255. Email: Open: 8:00 to 11 am and 7 pm to 8:30 pm; Monday to Friday, We are closed Saturday and Sunday. Directions: The berry patch is 5 miles east of Lake Lure; 1/10 mile off of Route 74A/64. Picking Blueberries from June 12 to July 30, 2017. Payment: Cash, Check. This year, 2016, will be the last season for the blueberry patch due to a two year drought and other factors. For one picked gallon of blueberries it is $18 and $5 per quart. We have a July Special: You pick blueberries are now $12 a gallon and $3 a quart. Picked vegetables will be available as they come into season. Jams, marinades, rustic handmade frames, plants, crochet handicrafts, and fiber art available throughout the summer, please call for information. (UPDATED: June 14, 2016)
  • U-Pik Berry Farm - blueberries,
    382 C H Hamrick Road, Forest City, NC 28043. Phone: 828-429-0919. Email: Open: Seven days per week; 8 am until 8 pm; typically late June thru early August. Directions: From US 74W, exit Old Caroleen Road left, two miles down Old Caroleen Road, left on Baxter Cemetery Road, right on C H Hamrick, last house on right. Click here for a map and directions. none. Payment: Cash, only. none.

Swain County

  • A Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    25 Water Tower Lane, Whittier, NC 28789. Phone: 828-497-7253. Fax: 828-497-6213. Email: Open: July through September, dawn to dusk. Directions: Take US 74 to the Whittier exit #72. Turn left, pass the Post Office, and cross the river. Turn left and then right onto Tarhelia Heights. Drive 1/2 mile to Water Tower Lane. A Blueberry Farm is located at 25 Water Tower Lane. Pick your own blueberries. We operate on an honor system: pick your berries, weigh them, use the chart, and deposit your money in the jar. Bag them for transport. (ADDED: July 7, 2015, JBS)
  • Darnell Farms - strawberries, pumpkins, Christmas trees
    P2300 Governors Island Rd, Bryson City, NC 28789. Phone: 828-488-2376. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm. Darnell Farm is a family owned farming operation. A seasonal produce stand, open everyday, anchors the retail division. Darnell Farm is happy to host several festive celebrations thru the year, beginning with the Strawberry Jam - a mixture of guitar jams and strawberries - to the fall festival of Timberfest - a tribute to the economic importance of logging in this region. Come visit Darnell Farm in Bryson City. Darnell farm is located on the Tusckasegge River just east of Bryson on US 19. Enjoy our beautiful Riparian zone, a view of the National Park, and our fields of corn, strawberries, tomatoes, and whatever else we have planted. You won't soon forget Darnell Farm. Click here for our Facebook page. The farm also offers ice cream stand, camp sites, fishing, hayrides in the fall, guided field trips for schools in the fall, upcoming music festival.
  • Shelton Farms, Inc. - Strawberries, Tomatoes
    500 Thomas Cove Road, Whittier, NC 28789. Phone: (828) 497-5323. Phone: (828) 497-6089. Email: Open: Call - they may no longer have U-Pick - Monday to Saturday (Daylight hours only). Crop availability: Strawberries - April-June Tomatoes - August-October. Directions: Located From Hwy 74 (east from Bryson City, west from Sylva) take Whittier Exit #72, 1st left cross bridge and railroad track, take left on Thomas Valley Road and go one mile farm on the left. Shelton Farms Facebook page.

Transylvania County

  • Davis Family Farm - Strawberries, Raspberries, Grapes, Squash, Cucumbers, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Blue Hubbard squash, Pumpkins, Corn
    81 Honeybee Lane, Penrose, NC 28766. Phone: 828-877-3881. Open: Sale on the local farmer market on Tues Thur and Sat. 7am-12noon. Other times you can call and place an order.
  • Queens Produce and Berry Farm - black raspberries, red raspberries and blackberries
    858 Davidson River Road, Pisgah Forest, NC 28712. Phone: 828-884-5121. Email: Open: Call for open hours and crop conditions. Queens is a ten-acre farm offering "U-pick" black raspberries, red raspberries and blackberries. We have many vegetables, fruits, and flowers in season. The season usually starts in April with asparagus and rhubarb. It ends in the fall with potatoes. Please call for directions and availability.

Yancey County

NO PYO farms in Yancy County


Typical Western NC Apple Crop Harvest dates

Asian Pear

August to December

Ginger Gold

early August to Late August

Early Macs

Early August to mid/late August


Mid August to Late Sept/early October.


Mid August through Labor Day weekend

Candy Crisp

Mid August to Late Aug/early Sept.

McIntosh (Macs)

Late Aug to Mid Sept

Golden Delicious

Late Aug to Late October


Early September to Mid Sept


Early September to Mid Sept

Red Delicious

Mid September to Mid October


Mid September to Mid October


Early September to Mid October


Early September to Early October.

Ida Red

Mid September to Mid October.

Blushing Gold

Mid September to Late October.

Staymen Winesap

Mid September to Mid October

Granny Smith

Late September to Late October.


Mid-Late September to Late October


Late Sept/early October to late October.


Late Sept/early October to late October.

Pink Lady

Mid October- Late October.

Arkansas Black

Mid October to Late October.

Gold Rush

Early to mid October to Late October/early November

Other crops

Sour Cherries (aka, pie cherries)

Mid to Late July


Mid Aug to Mid Sept


Mid Aug to Mid Sept.

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