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Grape U-Pick orchards in Triangle area of North Carolina in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards for grapes that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have grapes orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

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! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Durham County

  • Herndon Hills Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blackberries, blueberries, muscadine grapes, picnic area
    7110 Massey Chapel Road\/arbee Road, Durham, NC 27713. Phone: (919) 544-3313. Email: nancy_herndon@yahoo.com. Open: Please call or check our facebook page for picking hours and days. Directions: From I-40, take exit 276 \(Fayetteville Road\) and turn south. Take the first left on Herndon Road. Go 12 mile. Turn right on Barbee Road. Go 14 mile to farm on right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . From I-40, take exit 276 (Fayetteville Road) and turn south. Take the first left on Herndon Road. Go 1/2 mile. Turn right on Barbee Road. Go 1/4 mile to farm on right. . We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Our farm is our home. We can only accommodate individuals and families, not groups. Children must be supervised at all times. We are a 200-year-old family farm in southern Durham. We grow blueberries, blackberries and 10 varieties of muscadine grapes. All our crops are USDA certified organic.
    Comments from a visitor on May 21, 2011: "fruit and berries are not sprayed with chemicals"

Franklin County

  • Moccasin Creek Muscadines - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, U-Pick muscadine grapes, jelly and juice.
    9409 Baker Rd, Zebulon, NC 27597. Phone: (919) 604-3594. Email: tyb4@moccasincreeknc.com. Open: early September through typically mid-October, including on Labor Day, Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, closed on Monday. Click here for a map and directions.
    Moccasin Creek Muscadines Facebook page. . early September through (typically) mid-October, including on Labor Day, Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, closed on Monday. Family owned, Muscadine grape vineyard. Facebook page. (ADDED: September 14, 2021, JBS)
  • Whispering Oaks Vineyard - grapes,
    1624 Sledge Rd, Louisburg, NC 27549. Phone: (919) 812-0994. Email: whisperingoaksfarm@gmail.com. Open: September and October; Thursday thru Sunday 9 am till 6 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Whispering Oaks Vineyard . . Grapes U-Pick: Sept 4th thru October 31st. Limited supply of grape plants available Noble & Carlos. Delicious grapes great for eating, making wine, jams, and jellies.We have tons of beautiful muscadine and scuppernong grapes for you to pick. We have multiple varieties (Carlos, Noble, Bullis, and Magnolia) that are all great for eating, making wine, jams, and jellies. Bring the family and enjoy. Located just outside of Bunn, NC close to Lake Royale. A fraction of the price you will pay at the farmer's market at $1.25/lb if you pick or $2.50 if we pick them.

Johnston County

  • Flintstone Farm - beans, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplants, flowers, grapes, herbs or spices, melons, onions, peas, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    460-C Watston Road, Selma, NC 27576. Phone: 919-284-1100. Email: flintstone_farm@yahoo.com. Open: every day; Just call. Directions: We are located Behind North Johnston High School in Micro, NC Just a mile or two from Hiway 301 Between Micro and Kenly . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Crops are usually available in March through November. We strive to be available every Friday.

Orange County

  • Minka Farm, LLC - blackberries, blueberries, figs, muscadine grapes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, farm animals, school tours
    120 Minka Farm Lane, Efland, NC 27243. Phone: 919-304-4999. Email: farmer@minkafarm.com. Open: daily from 7 am to 8 pm June through July; Call for fruit availability. Directions: From the Efland exit \(number 160\) on I-85, turn away from town \(south\). The first stop sign and flashing red light is at West Ten Road Continue straight for 3 miles to the next stop sign at Buckhorn Road. Turn left and go 12 mile. Turn left onto Minka Farm Lane. Take the first left to the PYO area and farm store. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Minka Farm, LLC Facebook page. . Bring your own baskets or use ours. Cash is preferred, but if you need to use a card please use the Contact Us form or email to make an appointment or visit us on Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. From the Efland exit (number 160) on I-85, turn away from town (south). The first stop sign and flashing red light is at West Ten Road Continue straight for 3 miles to the next stop sign at Buckhorn Road. Turn left and go 1/2 mile. Turn left onto Minka Farm Lane. Take the first left to the PYO area and farm store.
  • Shenandoe Farm - blueberries, muscadine grapes, plums, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, farm animals
    7303 Old Greensboro Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Phone: (919) 748-0828. Email: belvedereW@aol.com. Open: Blueberries will be ripe around the first week in June; Saturday and Sundays from 10am to 7pm, Tuesday from 1pm to 7pm. Directions: from NC 54 take White Cross Road to the stop sign by the Baptist church. Turn right on Old Greensboro Road Shenandoe is a quarter mile past the blinking light at Crawford Dairy Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Free - no payments needed for anything. . . average season is June 1 to July 15. We use natural organic practices, and are subject to the NOP small quantity exemption. I have several thousand pounds. If you can donate to help my farm its great and if you cant you can still pick some. I only ask that you pick an additional bag to be donated to the IFC in Carrboro. Not responsible for bee stings. 6 foot circles will be marked in orange paint. Please do not touch the animals. (ADDED: May 26, 2020)
  • Whitted Bowers Organic Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries, muscadine grapes, U-pick and already picked
    8707 Art Road, Cedar Grove, Cedar Grove, NC 27231. Phone: (919) 732-5132. Email: whittedbowersfarm@mac.com. Open: Hours and availability limited; Please call or check website for blueberry and muscadine grape U - Pick hours. Directions: see our website. First week in July through early August for blueberries; Early August through September for muscadine grapes;. We are certified organic for all . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . crops! If you would like berries pre-picked please call to order. Seven varieties of organic blueberries with varying flavors and sizes. Five varieties of muscadines ranging in color from deep purple to scupernong yellow. Organic strawberry U-Pick is closed. (UPDATED: May 17, 2018)

Wake County

  • Granny Pearls Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, figs, flowers, grapes, muscadine grapes, pears, pecans , plums, walnuts, porta-potties are available, picnic area you may bring your own food, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    7209 Mitchell Mill Rd, Zebulon, NC 27587. Phone: (919) 426-1772. Email: info@grannypearlsfarm.com. Open: by appointment; Call for appointment please; Memorial Day until Labor day; Availability outside these time windows are available by appointment. Directions: 3 Miles from Rolesville, NC on Mitchell Mill Road 12 mile from Fowlers Cross roads and 2.5 miles from Highway 96. About 5 miles from Wake Forest, 6 miles from Knightdale, Wendell and North Raleigh. 10 miles from Zebulon. 20 miles From Louisburg. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Granny Pearls Farm . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. 3 Miles from Rolesville, NC on Mitchell Mill Road 1/2 mile from Fowlers Cross roads and 2.5 miles from Highway 96. About 5 miles from Wake Forest, 6 miles from Knightdale, Wendell and North Raleigh. 10 miles from Zebulon. 20 miles From Louisburg. Raspberries: May 29 to September 30, blueberries June 1 to July 10 , Blackberries: June 10 to July 30, Grapes: July 15 to September 3. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: May 09, 2018)
  • Lifepoint Community Church - table grapes (with seeds), wine grapes, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    3390 John Adams Road, Willow Spring, NC 27592. Phone: (919) 250-8843. Email: Val@neighborboyinc.com. Open: September 19 through October 31, 2021; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 to 7 pm Saturdays, 9 am till 1 pm. Directions: 5 miles east of Fuquay Varina, NC at the intersection of NC Highway 42 and John Adams Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Lifepoint Community Church Facebook page. . By donation. All proceeds go towards mission work through the North Carolina Baptists on Missions organization and local benevolence mission works. (ADDED: September 27, 2021)
  • Riversedge Ranch - corn (sweet), cucumbers, muscadine grapes, melons, peas, peppers, summer squash, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked
    3816 Doyle Road, Zebulon, NC 27597. Phone: 919-269-6312. Email: howardgdoyle@bellsoutrh.net. Open: By telephone appointment customers can be serviced during daylight hours Monday through through Saturday; Without appointments, 3 pm to 6 pm Thursday through Saturday;Season terminates around October first; depending on the weather and produce availability. Directions: From Zebulon take 96 North \(about 4 miles\) to Fowler Road. Turn left onto Fowler Road and go about 12 mile to Doyle Road. Turn right onto Doyle Road and farm is at the second house on the right \(3816 Doyle Road\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax: 919 269 6711. howardgdoyle@bellsouth.net. From Zebulon take 96 North (about 4 miles) to Fowler Road. Turn left onto Fowler Road and go about 1/2 mile to Doyle Road. Turn right onto Doyle Road and farm is at the second house on the right (3816 Doyle Road).

 

Types of Grapesgrapes

There are  several; types of grapes:

Grape picking tips

  • Pick ripe: Grapes do not ripen after they are picked
  • Appearance: Look for heavy, firm grapes
  • To harvest grapes, carefully cut the grape clusters from the vine using pruning shears. Be careful not to bruise or damage the fruit or the surrounding vines.

Grape recipes, canning, jelly making juice, etcFill the jars and put the lid and rings on

 

 

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
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