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Pepper U-Pick farms in Greensboro Triad Area of North Carolina in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick farms for peppers that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have peppers 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.

Alamance County

  • Iseley Farms - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, Strawberries, Flowers, Pumpkin, Vegetables, Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Corn, Cucumber, Herb, Honey, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Squash, Tomatoes, Mums, Hay Rides
    2980 Burch Bridge Road, Burlington, NC 27217. Phone: (336) 584-3323. Email: iseleyfarms@bellsouth.net. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, last reported hours were Strawberry Hours Mid-April through Mid-June are Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm, closed on Sunday, Hours will depend on berry availability this season; Call ahead to find out. Directions: From downtown Burlington take NC 87 North to Elmira St. turn right across railroad track, Elmira Street becomes Burch Bridge Road. At city limits, farm is 3.3 miles from RR crossing on left. . Click here for a map and directions. . Phone: (336) 584-6473. . welcomes, school groups, church groups, home-schooled groups, playschool and preschool groups to enjoy strawberry picking in the spring and the pumpkin patch & hayrides in the month of October. Monday to Friday 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 4 pm; May 1 thru October 31. Crop availability: Okra - July-late October Beets - July-September Organic lettuce - Spring & Fall Broccoli. Third week in October: daycare, hayrides.
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2009: "The strawberries are not organic. I visited in late May and spoke with the farmer, Jane Iseley. She gave me some detail about how she limits her use of pesticides to the stage before fruit emerges. Her other crops are organically grown I believe."

Davie County

  • Galliher Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, beans, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg,
    183 Garwood Rd, Mocksville, NC 27028. Phone: 336-940-6784. Email: galliherfarm@gmail.com. Open: UPDATE for 2020, Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me . Directions: US Highway 64 east of Mocksville go 3.5 miles Garwood road turns left follow Garwood road 14 mile farm on left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. 02">Galliher Farm . US Highway 64 east of Mocksville go 3.5 miles Garwood road turns left follow Garwood road 1/4 mile farm on left. produce will be available starting in late April going thru November. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. organic certification will be completed in April or may by ICS certifiers in ND.we are the largest organic fruit and vegetable producers in Davie county, we also raise beef cows and hogs on pasture and sell meat from those.we sell our veg.and fruit thru a CSA and at farmington farmers market or you can pick up at farm.

Guilford County

  • May's Strawberries & Produce - broccoli, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Potatoes, Leaf Lettuce, Headed Lettuce, Spring Onion, Okra, Corn, Peppers, Cabbage and other fruit or veg, and prepicked produce, restrooms
    6810 McLeansville Road, McLeansville, NC 27301. Phone: 336-375-3613. Open: 7 days a week 8 am to dark Payment: Cash, Check. Directions: Greensboro: Hwy 29 North to Hicone Road Take Right at top of exit ramp Follow to the third stop light and turn left \( McLeansville Rd.\) Follow McLeansville Rd 1 mile and farm will be on right >From Reidsville: Hwy 29 South to Hwy 150 east Take left at bottom of exit ramp onto 150 east Take 1st right after you pass under bridge \( McLeansville Rd.\) Follow McLeansville Road. approximately 3 miles and the farm will be on the left . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Greensboro: Hwy 29 North to Hicone Road Take Right at top of exit ramp Follow to the third stop light and turn left ( McLeansville Rd.) Follow McLeansville Rd 1 mile and farm will be on right >From Reidsville: Hwy 29 South to Hwy 150 east Take left at bottom of exit ramp onto 150 east Take 1st right after you pass under bridge ( McLeansville Rd.) Follow McLeansville Road. approximately 3 miles and the farm will be on the left Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August. Spring Onions Cabbage Lettuce Okra.
  • Windy Knoll Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, chestnuts, eggplants, flowers, herbs or spices, muscadine grapes, pears, peppers, persimmons, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg,
    7149 Ludgate Road, Gibsonville, NC 27249. Phone: (336) 449-5029. Email: angyal@elon.edu. Open: Hours and availability of crops to pick varies considerably; please call or email for current availability and hours. Directions: Windy Knoll Farm is located fours miles north of Gibsonville, one half mile east of NC Highway 61 north. Turn right onto Ludgate Road coming north from Gibsonville and our driveway and mailbox will be one half mile on the left. Turn left into the gravel driveway and continue one quarter mile to the farm. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Windy Knoll Farm Alternate Phone: (336) 447-0086. . Apples are available beginning in July and tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants by mid July; Paw paws are ready by early to mid August; Muscadine grapes are generally available by the end of August; Chestnuts are available mid September and Japanese persimmons by the end of September;. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Paw paws, Japanese persimmons, Jujube fruit, chi fruit. (UPDATED: May 12, 2018)

Randolph County

  • Cedar View Farm - apples, beans, blackberries, broad beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, melons, peas, peaches, peppers, summer squash, tomatoes,
    7466 Richland Church Road, Liberty, NC 27298. Phone: 336-202-7771. Email: poehouses@aol.com. Open: 7 days a week 8am to 6 pm. Directions: Call for directions and availably. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 336-622-3296. . June Thursday November.
  • Peterson Farm - Corn, Greens, Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Squash, Tomatoes
    4255 Mt. Gilead Church Road, Sophia, NC 27350. Phone: (336) 861-4062. Email: carawayfriends@northstate.net. Open: Monday to Saturday noon-8 pm; year-round. Directions: From US 220 in Asheboro, take US 64 West 7 miles, to Hoover Hill Road turn right, 4 miles to Mt. Gilead Church Road, turn right. Farm .7 mile on right at sign. . Click here for a map and directions. . Crop availability: Garden peas - May & June New potatoes - June & July Tomatoes, Field Peas & Melon - July-October Sweet corn - July-September Okra & Pepper - July-Frost Heirloom green beans & Summer squash - June-October Greens & Turnips - September-November Open-polinated field corn - October-May Heirloom pumpkins & Winter squash - October- December. Farmer's Fair, Salisbury St, Asheboro, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday June thru September; Farm tours by appointment.
  • Whitaker Farms - Cantaloupe, Cucumber, Flowers, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Peppers, Pumpkin, Squash, Strawberries, Tomatoes,
    2991 Providence Church Road, Climax, NC 27233. Phone: (336) 685-4888. Email: whitakerfarm@northstate.net. Open: Monday to Friday 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm; March 1 thru December 24. Directions: Two locations: Located at 2991Providence Church Road, Climax, NC between Hwy 220 at Level Cross and Hwy 22 at Red Cross, 12 miles south of Greensboro also located at 4715 Hwy 64 East, Franklinville, NC between Asheboro and Ramseur. . Click here for a map and directions. . Landscape design, hospice sale & farm tours.

Rockingham County

  • Southern Produce - beans, beets, corn (sweet), cucumbers, melons, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, prepicked produce, farm animals
    4942 Ellisboro Road, Stokesdale, NC 27357. Phone: 336-427-2571. Email: dlsouth190@embarqmail.com. Open: UPDATE for 2020, Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, last reported hours were Daylight hours during growing season. Directions: Just 2 miles from highway 68 & 158. From Greensboro take highway 68N to 158W. At stop light take a right on highway 65 \(Bi-Rite Grocery Store\), take next left on Ellisboro Road at stop light. Farm is 1 mile on the left. Nice drive from the city. Enjoy all the farms and Cattle nearby. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Just 2 miles from highway 68 & 158. From Greensboro take highway 68N to 158W. At stop light take a right on highway 65 (Bi-Rite Grocery Store), take next left on Ellisboro Road at stop light. Farm is 1 mile on the left. Nice drive from the city. Enjoy all the farms and Cattle nearby. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October.

 

Pepper

Pepper Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

a variety of peppersThere are various types of peppers based on their characteristics. It's important to note that pepper heat levels can vary, and individual tolerance to spiciness may differ. When using hot peppers, exercise caution and consider using gloves or washing hands thoroughly to avoid skin or eye irritation.

  • Sweet Peppers - like Bell Peppers and Banana Pepper , used in salads and sandwiches
  • Mild to Medium Heat Peppers - spicy, good for salsa.
  • Hot Peppers - Often used in Mexican and Thais foods
  • Very Hot Peppers - For crazy people...

See the table at the bottom of his page for detailed information and a master list of varieties.

When are peppers available?

Peppers are a hot weather crop, and cannot tolerate frost and cold soil. In the U.S. Peppers typically peak hot summer months into the Autumn.

Before you leave to go to the farm:

  1. Always call before you go to the farm - it's hard to pick in a muddy field!
  2. Most growers furnish picking containers (bags), but they may charge you for them; be sure to call before you go to see if you need to bring containers.
  3. Bring something to drink and a few snacks; you'd be surprised how you can work up a thirst and appetite! And don't forget hats and sunscreen for the sun. Bugs usually aren't a problem while the weather is still cool, but some deet might be good to bring along if it has been rainy.

General Picking Tips

Whether you pick Peppers from your garden or at a Pick-Your-Own farm, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Pickled Peppers

Look for Peppers that are :

  1. firm
  2. Bright and shiny
  3. smooth, shiny pods, not wrinkly on the surface - that's an old or dried out
  4. Avoid placing the picked Peppers in the sunlight any longer than necessary. It is better to put them in the shade of a tree or shed than in the car trunk or on the car seat. Cool them as soon as possible after picking. I prefer to bring a cooler with ice in it. Peppers may be kept fresh in the refrigerator for a week or 2.

When you get home

  1. Put them in the vegetable crisper in the fridge, in a loose plastic bag.
  2. Now, get ready to can or freeze the extra Peppers - It is VERY easy! Click on the links for easy instructions.

 


Name Heat Photo Description Best uses
Bell Pepper Sweet red sweet peppers Large, blocky peppers with a mild, sweet flavor. They come in different colors such as green, red, yellow, and orange.  Salads and sandwichs They also add sweetness and color to cooked dishes, stir-fries, and stuffed pepper recipes.
Banana Pepper Sweet Banana peppers Long and tapered, they have a mild to moderate heat level and a tangy-sweet flavor.  Salads, subs and sandwiches  Frequently used in pickled form, they add tang and crunch to sandwiches, salads, and antipasto platters. They can also be stuffed or sliced for various culinary applications.
Cubanelle Pepper Sweet   Light green and elongated, they have a mild heat and a slightly sweet taste.  
Pimento Pepper Sweet   Large and heart-shaped, they have a sweet and fruity flavor, often used for stuffing. Cooking
Poblano Pepper Medium Poblano Pepper Dark green, heart-shaped peppers with a mild to medium heat level and a slightly smoky flavor. Frequently used in Mexican dishes like chiles rellenos, mole sauce, and salsas. They can be roasted, stuffed, or sliced and added to various recipes.
Shishito Pepper     Small and thin-walled pepper with a mild and slightly sweet taste. Popular in Japanese cuisine, often enjoyed blistered or charred as an appetizer or side dish. They can also be used in stir-fries, tempura, or stuffed with cheese or other fillings.
Anaheim Pepper Medium   Mild to medium heat, with a long and narrow shape. They are often used in Southwestern cuisine. Commonly used in Southwestern and Mexican dishes. They are great for roasting, stuffing, or adding to salsas, chilis, and stews.
Hungarian Wax Pepper Medium   Medium heat peppers that come in various colors. They have a waxy texture and a tangy flavor.  
Chili peppers Medium     Used in making... wait for it... Chili
Cherry Pepper . Medium   Small and round, they have a mild to medium heat level and are often used pickled or stuffed Thai and other Asian cooking
Jalapeño Pepper Hot Peppers Jalopeno Medium heat level with a distinctive bright green color and a slightly smoky flavor. They are commonly used in Mexican cuisine. They add a spicy kick to salsas, guacamole, nachos, and are often used for stuffing or pickling.
Arbol peppers Hot Peppers Arbol peppers    
Serrano Pepper Hot Peppers   Hotter than jalapeños, they have a bright green color and a spicy taste. Commonly used in salsas and sauces. Adds a spicy heat to salsas, pico de gallo, hot sauces, and other Mexican dishes. They can also be pickled or used to infuse flavor into oils and vinegars.
Cayenne Pepper Hot Peppers   Thin and elongated, they are known for their fiery heat. Often used in powdered form as a spice. Often used in powdered form as a spice for adding heat to various dishes. It can be sprinkled over pizzas, used in sauces, or added to spice rubs for grilling or roasting meats.
Thai Bird's Eye Pepper Hot Peppers   Small and slender, they pack a powerful heat punch. Commonly used in Thai and Southeast Asian cuisine. Commonly used in Thai and Southeast Asian cuisine. They are perfect for adding heat and flavor to stir-fries, curries, soups, and dipping sauces.
Habanero Pepper Very hot   One of the hottest peppers, with a fruity flavor and intense heat. Use with caution. Adds intense spiciness to salsas, hot sauces, marinades, and jerk recipes. Use with caution and in small amounts due to its high heat level.
Scotch Bonnet Pepper Very hot   Similar to habaneros, they have a tropical fruity flavor and fiery heat. Commonly used in Caribbean cuisine.
Carolina Reaper Very hot   One of the hottest peppers in the world, known for its extreme heat. Handle with extreme caution.  
         
         


 

 

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