Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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

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

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

Alexander County

  • Auton Valley Berry Farm - blueberries, blackberries, muscadine grapes,
    44 Auton Rd, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Phone: 828-612-4059. Email: Open: daily in season, 8 am to 5 pm.
  • Blueberry Hill - blueberries,
    2677 Paul Payne Store Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Phone: 828-612-6933. Email: Open: daily while Blueberries available; Call ahead. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries available approximately June 28 to July 20. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Campbells Berry Farm BlueberriesCampbells Berry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food, school tours, group reservations
    27 Tracy Bolick Lane, Hickory, NC 28601. Phone: (828) 598-0707. Alternate Phone: (252) 422-2900. Email: Open: Call for current hours;  generally Last week of June-First week of Aug., Monday to Saturday 7 am-7 pm Sunday 1 pm-6 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are located in the Bethlehem, North Carolina community, just 7 miles north of Hickory, 13 miles south of Taylorsville, 55 miles north of Charlotte on Highway 127. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We are a family oriented, pick your own blueberry farm featuring over 2500 Rabbiteye blueberry bushes. Call ahead for current picking conditions. Weather may effect hours and blueberry availability. Pre-picked berries also available. Over 2700 blueberry bushes. U-pick or pre-picked.
    A large variety of seasonal produce too.  (UPDATED: February 19, 2018)
  • Rocky Ridge Vineyard - Muscadines
    63 Ben Eller Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Phone: (828) 632-7209.

Alleghany County

Ashe County

  • Joe Vannoy Farm - blueberries,
    478 East Healing Springs Road, Crumpler, NC 28617. Phone: (704) 402-8315. Email: Open: Everyday 8 am to 8 am while berries are ripe. Directions: We are one mile north of Shatley Springs Restaurant and Inn. Just off NC highway 16 North in Ashe County, NC. If coming from Charlotte area come north on I- 77 and take 321 toward Boone then follow NC highway 16 North which turns to the right after leaving Wilkesboro. Stay on 16 north and watch because it turns a couple times. We are 9 miles out of Jefferson and 3 miles from the VA states line. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries come in somewhere in mid to late June and last 3 to 4 weeks; We post on Face Book when we are open and when we close; We provide updates often;. Payment: Cash, only. We provide 5 quart buckets to pick in and ask you to bring containers to carry your berries home in. Cost is $2.00 a quart, which is $10.00 for a full bucket of berries. Sorry but we do not allow dogs in the blueberry patch. (UPDATED: June 30, 2019)
  • Old Orchard Creek - blueberries, weddings,
    410 Swansie Shepherd Rd, Lansing, NC 28643. Phone: 336-384-2774. Email: Open: Dail;y, from 8 am to 6 pm; Blueberries are usually available from late June to early August. 2018 prices are U-Pick price: $2 / quart. If you would like your blueberries ready-picked, call ahead to reserve as ready-picked berries sell out quickly. Local delivery is also available, call us for details. Directions: From downtown West Jefferson. Travel NC-194 N toward Warrensville. In Warrensville, turn RIGHT and continue on 194 N to Lansing. In Lansing, travel STRAIGHT through stop sign (194 N will turn right at stop sign, but don't turn). Road will become S Big Horse Creek Rd/NC-1353. Follow for approx. 1 mile. Turn LEFT onto Little Horse Creek Road (gas station will be on your right). Follow for approx. 2.2 miles. Turn LEFT onto Joe Hampton Rd/NC-1334. Follow for approx. 1.7 miles. Turn LEFT onto Jack Jones Rd/NC-1332. Follow for approx. 0.5 miles. Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto NC-1338/Swansie Shepherd Rd. Old Orchard Creek is at the end of Swansie Shepherd Rd. We host weddings, farm dinners, fundraisers and other special events. For more information, please contact us at, 336.384.2774, Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • Ravenridge Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    314 Sutherland Road, Creston, NC 28615. Open: CLOSED - sold - I'm waiting for information from the new owners. expect to open around the 4th of July; You can pick any day of the week from dawn until dusk. Directions: We are located in Creston, North Carolina just off Route 88 at 314 Sutherland Road. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Bring your own containers. We accept cash or checks for payment. Our price this year is $8 per gallon, as it has been for the past 3 years. While we are not technically an "organic" farm, we do not use any chemical pesticides or fungicides. We have over 500 bushes so there are lots of pickings!. (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their Facebook page)

Avery County

  • Avery Farms - Raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, Choose and Cut for Christmas Trees
    615 Avery Lane, Plumtree, NC 28664. Phone: 828-733-5052. Email: Open: Raspberries, strawberries, blackberries. U-pick runs from June til the first frost. Choose and Cut for Christmas Trees late November to December.
    We sell ciders,(apple, cherry, strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, muscadine) syrups, jams,jellies and vinaigrettes that are made from fruits grown on the farm.Visit with our animals including llamas, goats, donkeys, and more.
    Our Christmas tree farm is located in the heart of the rugged Blue Ridge Mountains in Plumtree, North Carolina. Our family has owned and farmed the same land for over 200 years. We promise to provide our customers with the freshest and best selection of trees, wreaths and garland harvested from our farm. The Fraser Fir is native to our Blue Ridge Mountains, so we have the advantage of perfect climate and soil conditions to grow a premium Christmas tree. (ADDED: September 11, 2017, JBS)
  • Laren Vance - cabbage
    251 Charlie Clark Lane, Newland, NC 28657. Phone: 828-733-5543. Email: Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: Anytime Ready to harvest, will be gone in 3-4 weeks. Payment: Cash, Check. Approximately 300 bags available. Mountain Cabbage - Rioverde.

Burke County

  • Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill - Apples, Wagon rides, cider mill, farm bakery, farm market
    2075 Pleasant Hill Ave, Morgantown, NC 28655. Phone: 828-437-1224. Email: Open: Call for hours, You-pick apples will begin on Saturdays in mid-August and Monday to Saturday from early September until early November. Directions: I-77 North to I-40 West to Exit 104, Enola Road. Turn left, go four miles and turn right at sign onto Pleasant Hill Avenue. Orchard and store are about 300 yards on the right. Prices will vary. Wagon rides on Saturdays in September and October; farm stand and country store late August until December . 24. Restrooms, cider slushies and sheltered picnic tables available. Apple Hill Orchard has 22 varieties of apples planted with 18 available for u-pick. U-pick begins in Mid August and continues until all the apples are harvested. Historically this is the 2nd week in November but it does vary each year. New for 2020 - We will provide u-pick bags that you keep. U-pick bags will be sold pre-picking. We will not be weighing apples. Baskets can be purchased at cost for you to pick with and take home if you desire .Also Apple Hill Orchard has grown peaches for decades. They are not pick your own. They grow white and yellow peaches, as well as yellow nectarines! All peaches and nectarines are freestone. Opening on Select Days! Peaches begin ripening around early July, and we pick peaches until mid August. Nectarines ripen mid to late July and into early August.
    Our Farm Market at 2075 Pleasant Hill Ave. will be open on Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays until the middle of August; from 9-6. Our Market will be open with peaches, donuts, apple cider, apple cider slushies, peach cider slushies, and all of our traditional store stocked items! The orchard will not be open and u-pick will be unavailable until mid-August and will be open Monday to Saturday until Christmas Eve! U-Pick apples will begin on August 14th. We look forward to your visit! (UPDATED: August 16, 2020 JBS)
  • Beans 'n Berries CSA - UPDATE for 2023, Google says they are permanently closed
    7155 Rhoney Road, Connelly Springs, NC 28612. Phone: 828-403-6989. Email: Open: Call before you go, Google says they are now closed permanently.
  • C and O Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), strawberries,
    5480 Wilkies Grove Church Road, Hickory, NC 28602. Email: Open:  Call before you go, their website is gone, but the state of NC Ag still lists them as active; last reported hours were Tuesday to Friday from 8-6, Sunday 12-6. Directions: From I-40 (east or west) take the Icard/Rhodhiss exit (#116). Turn left off the exit ramp and go about 1.5 to 2 miles. Turn right on Johnson Bridge Road. Take Johnson Bridge Road all the way to the end (about 5 miles) to the stop sign. Go straight through the stop sign and the farm is about 100 yards on the right. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Countryside Berries - Certified Organic, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, picnic area you may bring your own food
    125 Stephens Road, Morganton, NC 28655. Phone: (828) 391-1661. Email: Open: Hours: Thursday to Saturday: 8am to 8pm Sunday: 1pm to 8pm WePick Hours: call for availability (828 am to 391 pm to 1661) Monday thru Friday. Directions: We open the Saturday closest to June 15th; We are open through the first week in August; Blueberries are available all season; Blackberries are available the 1st two weeks in July;. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Our berries are in an open field so please bring sunscreen. There is no per person fee. We charge by the quart and gallon. Check our listed Facebook page for current prices. As with any farm, there are bees and other bugs so if you are allergic, please bring any necessary medication. We look forward to meeting you. We planted muscadines in 2018 and will start selling them via U-Pick (PYO) in September 2020. (ADDED: July 11, 2019)
  • Perry's Berry's - No pesticides are used blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    1136 Browning View Rd, Morganton, NC 28655. Phone: (828) 432-7631. Email: Open: Call for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Morganton. Go 2 miles turn left onto to Independence Drive at Hardees. Take 126 North across from Freedom High School. Go 7.4 miles then turn right onto Gwantley Road. Go 300 yards turn left onto Browning View Road. Farm is on the right. I-40 West or East. Take Exit 94 Dysartsville Road Go toward Lake James.Click here for a map and directions. June, July and August. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Blueberries are the main crop here at Perry's Berry's, with over 2,400 bushes. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants and make a great snack weather your eating them fresh, making jams or jellies or baking with them. We have pre picked blueberries available at our farm store. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Blueberries in June, July. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 30, 2022)

Caldwell County

  • Townsend Farms - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    4810 Freemason Road, Hudson, NC 28638. Phone: 828-728-9191. Alternate Phone: 828-612-0835. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday, from 7am to 8pm; July 3 to August 31. Directions: Highway 321:from Granite Falls, NC, left on Mission Road at Town of Sawmills sign. Come to third traffic light, left on Horseshoe Bend Road. Continue 2 miles. Left on Free Mason Road. Left at 4810. Highway 321:from Lenoir, NC, exit right on Cedar Valley Road. Travel straight for 5 miles. Left on Free Mason Road. Left at 4810. Watch for yellow signs to guide you or call. For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, only. . Our Blueberry patch consists of approximately 75 bushes. It was started about 1973. There are about 5 or 6 different varieties scattered throughout the patch. *This year, 2016, to maintain fruit quality, integrated spraying was used earlier in the growing season only. . We are a U-Pick farm or orders may be placed by calling our number posted above. Containers are provided for picking and are bagged for you on site. (UPDATED: July 04, 2016)
  • Triple Oaks Farm - UPDATE for 2019, A visitor tells me they are permanently closed,
    4731 Ike Starnes Road, Granite Falls, NC 28630. Email: (UPDATED: May 30, 2019, JBSncdac)

Lincoln County

  • Helms Christmas Tree Farm - blueberries, Other fruit or veg, Christmas trees, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides
    6345 Christmas Tree Ln. , Vale, NC 28168. Phone: 704-276-1835. Fax: 704-276-2563. Email: Directions: From Lincolnton Courthouse: Take hwy 27-W for 8 miles. At stoplight turn right onto Cat Square Road. Go 2 miles turn left onto Beam Lumber Road. Turn Right on 1st. hard service Road. John Beam Road Go 2/10 mi, Christmas Tree Lane will be on your left. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in August, November, December. Open: From Nov 20 to December 20 7 days 9am 6pm Blueberries open approximately July 15 Christmas Trees Open November 20. Helms Christmas Tree Farm Facebook page. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
  • Lineberger's Berry Hill Farm (Iron Station) - Strawberries,
    2400 Hudson Poultry Road, Iron Station, NC 28080. Call (704) 748-1488 for recording on picking conditions. Open: Strawberries start about May st. You-pick and ready-picked. Directions: On Hudson Poultry Road in Iron Station, 5 miles east of Lincolnton. From I-85, take N.C. 27 West through Stanley and Alexis. Just before Iron Station, turn left on Hudson Poultry Road; farm is on left. From North Mecklenburg, take I-77 to N.C. 73 west to Iron Station. Turn left on N.C. 27, go through Iron Station and turn right on Hudson Poultry Road.
  • Lockman's Muscadine Vineyard - Muscadines
    4590 Orchard Road, Iron Station, NC 28080. Phone: (704) 732-6637.
  • Mazie's Garden - permanently closed
    178 Hull's Grove Church Rd, Vale, NC 28168. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website says they are permanently closed. Mazie's Garden is no longer in operation! Miss Mazie has passed away! Sorry but no one could take her place!
  • McCurry's Strawberry Farm - Strawberries
    735 Wise Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092. Phone: (704) 732-1802. Phone: (704) 735-0338. Directions: Located 7 miles west of Lincolnton on Hwy 27 near West Lincoln High School. Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 6 pm. Crop availability: Strawberries - April 15-June 5.

Surry County

  • Caves Berries - - permanently closed
    163 Cave Road, Dobson, NC 27017. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website says they are permanently closed. I am having to close due to health conditions. I want to thank all my customers over the past years. My grandma started this business over 65 years ago, my mom , dad and myself continued the business. Our family has been blessed. Thank you so much.
  • Country Road Strawberries - Strawberries
    226 Mt. Zion Road, Pinnacle, NC 27043. Phone: (336) 325-3331. Phone: (336) 325-2171. Open: Hours and days change during the season - so call before you go - May 2 - June 10; Monday to Saturday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Directions: From Winston Salem - Take Hwy 50 North, Take the Pinnacle exit. At top of ramp turn Left onto Perch Road. Go 1 mile and turn Right onto Mt. Zion Road. Patch will be one half mile on your left. From Mt. Airy - Take Hwy 52 South, take Pinnacle exit, turn right at top of ramp, go 1 mile, turn right onto Mt. Zion Road, patch is 1/2 mile on left. Crop availability: Strawberries - May-June. NC Strawberry Assoc. Member. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • Fresh Berries U-Pick/We Pick - No pesticides are used, blueberries, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    1500 Jessup Grove Church Road, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041. Phone: 336-351-5798. Fax: 336-351-5798. Open: U - Pick is open Mondays through Fridays and We - Pick is open Wednesdays through Fridays, from 9 am to 3 pm. Directions: From Winston-Salem, take Highway 52 North to first Pilot Mountain Exit (Highway 268). Turn right onto Highway 268 and go 1.2 miles to the first stop light. Turn left onto Main Street and go 1.5 miles to the first stop light. Turn right onto Old Westfield Road and go 2.7 miles to the first crossroads. Turn left onto Jessups Grove Church Road and go .5 miles to the farm at #1500 (on the left). Turn onto the gravel driveway and park at the red barn. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Gary's Fresh Produce - Corn, Peppers, Potatoes, Tomatoes
    113 Hazy Grove Way, Ararat, NC 27007. Phone: (336) 374-2454. Directions: Located 6.5 miles west of Pilot Mountain, take Hwy 268 West out of Pilot Mountain, turn right on Eldor Road, sign 2.5 miles on right. Open: Monday to Saturday 7 am to 7 pm; May 1 thru November 15. Crop availability: Tomatoes - July-September Corn - July-August Pepper & Potatoes - May-November.
  • Indian Grove Farms -
    589 Indian Grove Church Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030. UPDATE for 2021: May 11, 2021: The owner tells me they no longer have Pick-Your-Own, only sell to other businesses, farm markets, etc.
  • Miss AngelsU-Pick Farm - Peaches, blackberries, Local Produce, Flowers, Pumpkins, Festivals
    252 Heart Lane, Mount Airy, NC 27030. Phone: (336) 745-5166. Email: Open: June 1st through November 1st, pick your own peaches, berries, flowers, and pumpkins! (Depending on what's growing at the time!). Directions: . exit 100 off I-77 which is Rte 89 (West pine street), left onto Oak Grove Church Rd, right onto Heart Lane. Call store 336-786-1537 if you need our assistance thank you and happy pickingPack your picnic basket, sit under a peach tree or by the water, have a cup of homemade peach ice cream at Miss Angels U-Pick Farm. NOTE: FOR THE SECURITY OF THESE EVENTS, NO OUTSIDE STROLLERS, CARRIAGES, OR WAGONS ARE ALLOWED ON THE FARM. Farm fresh vegetables, homemade ice-cream available at our country store Thursday through Sunday.
  • Snow's Strawberries - Strawberries
    6838 US Hwy 601, Dobson, NC 27017. Phone: (336) 386-8598. Phone: (336) 386-4118. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday 7 am to 'til sold out. Directions: Located one mile south of Dobson on Hwy 601. Crop availability: Strawberries - May-June.
  • The Farm - strawberries, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn maze
    769 Bray Ford Road, Dobson, NC 27017. Phone: 336-817-5208. Email: Open: strawberries in the Spring and pumpkins in Sept 17- Nov 7 Friday-Sunday. We grow all of our own pumpkins!! We have a upick patch to pick them right off the vine!

Watauga County

  • Bethel Valley Farms - permanently closed
    2912 Mountain Dale Road, Vilas, NC 28692. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their Facebook page says they are permanently closed. . Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 11, 2017, JBS)
  • Greene's Blueberry Patch - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, picnic area you may bring your own food
    6989 Junaluska Rd, Boone, NC 28607. Phone: 828-773-1451. Email: Open: Dusk to Dawn, 7 days a Week. Directions: From NEW MARKET CENTER side of Boone -- Take 194 (towards NC DOT) 1 mile to Howards Creek Road Turn left, stay on road 7 miles. After going on dirt road 1/2 mile, first driveway on right (6989). From COURTHOUSE side of Boone -- From 421/105 bypass, Take 421 (towards Tenn.) 6.1 miles to Tater Hill Road Turn right, go 1.8 miles to end of road, take right on Junaluska Road Go 1/2 mile, first driveway on right (6989). Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We have 235 blueberry bushes... They normally start to ripen around the 2nd week of July through the end of August... Come Visit Us! $8 a Gallon (2015 price). Greene's is formerly known as Lee's Blueberries (now new owners).
  • Moretz's Mountain Apples - apples
    2820 Big Hill Road, Boone, NC 28607. Phone: 828-264-3424. Email: Over 90 Variety of Apples Available. Call for appointment.
  • Shady Grove Gardens and Nursery - Uses natural growing practices, cut flowers for pick- your-own,
    P.O. Box 8, Vilas, NC 28692. Phone: 828-297-4098. Email: Organic methods.
  • Swinging Bridge Farm - blueberries, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut
    711 Old Glade Road, Boone, NC 28618. Phone: 828-264-5738. Email: Directions: From Winston/Charlotte on 421 watch for the Blue Ridge Parkway bridge over 421. Go 2.5 miles further on 421(staying on the four land) to Brownwood Road; right on Brownwood one mile; left on Old Glade, bear left .6 miles. From Boone, Hickory, Gastonia on the 421 four lane, go six to eight miles east of downtown Boone(421 S); get in the left lane; turn left on Brownwood; proceed as above. Crops are usually available in July, August, December. Open: all day for blueberries; 9:30 AM to dark for trees Blueberries July 1 to August 15 Christmas trees - the week before Thanksgiving through December 18 Payment: Cash, Check. Field grown rhododendrons.

Wilkes County

  • A&J Farm - Uses natural growing practices, beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, melons, onions, peas, pumpkins, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg,
    995 Curtis Bridge Road, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659. Phone: 336-667-8059. Email: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in May through September. Open: Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Brushy Mountain Berry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, blueberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    7493 Nc highway 16 S, Moravian Falls, NC 28654. Phone: 336-414-9958. Email: Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Wilkesboro: ~8 miles south on NC highway 16. From Taylorsville: ~10 miles north on NC highway 16. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Blueberries: May - August, Blackberries: June - July, Raspberries: June - July. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We now use natural growing practices (no pesticides) and will be seeking organic certification soon! (UPDATED: June 07, 2016)

Yadkin County

  • Barron Hill Blueberries - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    3524 Barron Hill Road, Hamptonville, NC 27020. Phone: 336-468-0147 . Email: Open: Season starts around July 1st; Four varieties of blueberries, which some are late season bushes with ripe berries into August; Best time to pick is in the morning before 11am and in the evening around 6pm to dusk. Directions: Barron Hill Farm is nestled on the Yadkin / North Iredell county line, minutes from Hamptonville (US 421 Exit 263) and Union Grove (I-77 Exit 65). Also near Shiloh General Store (5 miles) and Windsor Run Vineyard and Winery (6 miles). Pick your own: $8 a gallon. Pre-pick is $3.00 a pint or $20 a gallon. Bulk pricing for more than two gallons of pre-pick will done upon request. Please call at least 24 hours ahead to reserve your pre-picked order. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: July 02, 2016) (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their Facebook page)
  • Brad's Blueberries - Blueberries, Muscadines, grapes, Scuppernongs
    3108 Old Hwy 421, Yadkinville, NC 27005. Phone: (336) 766-6363. Phone: (336) 766-1078. Email: Directions: Take Hwy 421 north to Wilkesboro and cross the Yadkin River. Take the second exit ramp "Speers Bridge Road & Forbush High School". Turn right at the top of the exit ramp and then left at the end of the road. The farm will be 2.5 miles on the left. There will be a sign and a big rock at the entrance of the farm and the property number will be 3108. Open: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 8 am to 2 pm; July 1 thru August 31. Crop availability: Blueberries - July 1-August 31 Muscadine & Scuppernong - October.
  • Oakwood Vineyards - Muscadines
    3620 Oakwood Road, Booneville, NC 27011. Phone: (336) 367-7884. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday 9 am to 7 pm. Open on Sunday (Upon Request).
  • Rocking W. Farm - Strawberries, Cucumber, Onions, Tomatoes, Corn, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Greenhouse Vegetables
    2317 Lace Knoll Road, East Bend, NC 27018. Phone: (336) 961-6373. Phone: (336) 961-6640. Directions: From Winston Salem take US 421 to Speer Bridge Road exit right to Old US 421 left one mile to Falcon Road turn right. At end of Falcon Road turn left. Go 1 one half mile turn left on Rockett Road then go 1 one half mile turn left on Lace Knoll. Strawberry fields on the right. Open: Call for dates and hours of operation. Crop availability: Strawberries & Tomatoes - late April-June Corn - June-August Onions, Greenhouse Cucumbers & Tomatoes - Nov-June.

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

Typical harvest start dates for western Carolina apple varieties

  • Ginergold - Late July
  • Honeycrisp - Late July
  • Gala - Mid - August
  • Arlet - Mid - August
  • Honeycrisp - Late August
  • Jonagold - Late August or Early Sept
  • Fuji - Late August or Early September
  • Golden Delicious - Late August or Early September
  • Empire - Late August or Early September
  • Mutsu - Late August or Early September
  • Red Delicious - Late August or Early September
  • Cameo - Late September or early October
  • Stayman Winesap - Late September or early October
  • Red Rome - Early October
  • Evercrisp - Early or Mid October
  • Fuji - Early or Mid October
  • Granny Smith - Mid or Late October
  • Goldrush - Mid or Late October
  • Pink Lady - Mid or Late October