Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Central-East North Carolina?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Central-East 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. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm, and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the information, please let me know!  

What's in season in January 2017, and other timely information:

Notes for January 2017:Apples are still  available, but already picked.  In some areas, late season crops, are still available (if there hasn't been a frost) - like persimmons, pears, winter squash, kiwis, even figs and raspberries.  See your state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. But now it is time to tag your Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

The world's best pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the pie crust recipe is here! And we have home canning, 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!

Central-East North Carolina U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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

Edgecombe County

  • Green Acres Strawberries - Cabbage, Greens, Onions, Strawberries
    6838 NC Hwy 33 NW, Tarboro, NC 27886. Phone: (252) 823-5111. Phone: (252) 823-6351. Directions: Located on 6838 NC Hwy 33 NW, 7 miles northwest of Tarboro. Open: Sunday to Saturday 9 am to 7 pm; April-June. Crop availability: Strawberries, Cabbage, Onions & Greens - April-June.
  • JOJU Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, farm animals
    210 W Logsboro Road, Tarboro, NC 27886. Phone: 252-370-0700. Email: john@teamtoyzilla.com. Open:  June - August; Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm; Week Days Call Ahead. Directions: from Tarboro off highway 33. left on W Logsboro Road 2nd house on right. from rock mount highway 97, right on W logsboro road 4 mile 1st house on left. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberry June thru August. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: May 25, 2011) (UPDATED: June 06, 2011)
  • Morris Strawberry Farm - Cabbage, Greens, Onions, Potatoes, Strawberries
    692 Webbs Chapel Road, Macclesfield, NC 27852. Phone: (252) 827-4736. Phone: (252) 813-7656. Directions: From Crisp take Webbs Chapel Road 1/2 mile farm on right. Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 7 pm; April 15-May 31. Crop availability: Strawberries, Cabbage, Salad, Onions & Potatoes - April-May.
  • OJ Smith Farms, Inc.  - Strawberries
    12675 NC 48, Whitakers, NC 27891. Phone: (252) 437-1721. Directions: Located off I-95, Exit 150, Hwy 33. Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 6 pm; end of April thru June.
  • Taylor Farm Vineyard - Muscadines, Muscadines
    12901 Hwy 42 East, Tarboro, NC 27886. Phone: (252) 641-9122.

Greene County

  • Creekside Fresh Pickings - strawberries, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, school tours, group reservations
    1112 C Kingold Bld., Snow Hill, NC 28580. Phone: 252-917-2561. Alternate Phone: 252-559-0450. Fax: 252-747-2218. Email: mptingen@embarqmail.com. Open: Thursday to Saturday, from 10am to 4pm, September 26th to October 17th Friday and Saturday, from 6pm to 9:30pm, October 23rd to October 31st. Directions: Take highway 58 South at intersection of Bojangles and Hess Station in Snow Hill. Farm road is a dirt road and it will be on your left across from the cemetery between Napa Auto Parts and Rouse's Body Shop, look for Creekside Fresh Pickings sign at the road,. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: August 29, 2015)
  • Jones Fruit Farm - Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Peaches, Strawberries
    7094 Beaman Old Creek Road, Walstonburg , NC   27888 .  Phone: (252) 747-3989. Other Phone: (252) 747-3989. Click here for a map to the farm.  Open  Monday to Saturday 8 am to 7 pm; late June-Aug. Typical harvest dates: Strawberries - April-June Peaches - June-August Cabbage - May Blueberries - June-July Cantaloupes & Melons - July-August. Special Services: Homemade ice cream (in-season fruits); Call in orders accepted. Directions: Located 8 miles north of Snow Hill off Hwy 58 on Beaman Old Creek Road (1222).
  • Martha's Vineyard - Muscadines
    Route 2, Box 94, Stantonsburg, NC 27883. Phone: (252) 238-2279.

Lenoir County

  • C & C Vineyard- Muscadines
    5093 Potters Hill Road, Pink Hill, NC 28572. Phone: (252) 568-4605.
  • Cottle Farms, Inc.  - Strawberries
    Airport Road, Kinston, NC 28502. Phone: (252) 523-2203. Phone: (919) 267-4531. Directions: Located on Airport Road near airport. Open: Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday 8 am to 7 pm. Crop availability: Strawberries - April-June.
  • Loftin's Berry Farm - Muscadines
    1371 Hwy 58 South, Kinston, NC 28504. Phone: (252) 527-2278.
  • Putnam Family Farms - strawberries, potatoes, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2044 Lightwood Knot Road, Kinston, NC 28504. Phone: 252-520-3330. Email: putnamfamilyfarms@yahoo.com. Open: New Bern Farmers Market boo Thursday, Saturdays 8:30am to 1:30pm Jacksonville Farmers Market boo Thursday, Tuesday and Saturday 8:30am to 1:30pm Thursday, 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Directions: From highway 70 east in Kinston turn right onto US 258 South. Drive approximately 7 miles. When you pass Woodington Middle School, take the first road to the left-Lightwood Knot Road. We are 4 miles down on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Pick your own strawberries: April 12 to June 5; All other products available when in season; Our hours very depending on what is in production; Call for hours and special pick up times. Payment: Cash, only. We are a NC Farm Fresh farm and will soon be a Certified Roadside farm. (UPDATED: May 29, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: March 10, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on May 08, 2012: "We have been enjoying their produce for a year and are excited to be some of the first participants in their CSA program. They are NOT an organic farm and are not afraid to state that outright. Steve and Kelly run an honest family-run establishment. Very family friendly."
  • T.C. Smith Produce Farm - Blueberries, Strawberries
    464 Smith-Grady Road, Seven Springs , NC   28578 . Phone: (252) 569-7011. Other Phone: (252) 521-3503. Open Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday 7:30 am to 6:30 pm; Apr 10- December 1. Directions: Located off Hwy 55 west of Kinston , past Moss Hill School . First paved road turn left at Strabane Crossroads .6 mile on right. Watch for signs. Click here for a map to the farm.  Email: tcsmithproduce@coastalnet.com Typical harvest dates: Strawberries - April-June Red Potatoes - May Cabbage, Cucumber & Squash - May-June Blueberries - June-July Cantaloupe, Watermelon & Tomatoes - June-August Sweet Potatoes & Collards - October- December. Picnic facilities. (UPDATED: May 29, 2015, JBS)

Martin County

  • The Berry Patch  - Strawberries
    PO Box 477, Robersonville, NC 27871. Phone: (252) 795-3448. Phone: (252) 714-8188. Email: scatacres1@aol.com. Directions: Located on Hwy 64 Alt, 1/2 mile east of Robersonville, NC next to Filling Station Restaurant. Open: Monday to Saturday 7 am to 5 pm; April thru June.
  • Berry Tyme Farms - Strawberries
    1504 Wendell Modlin Road, Jamesville, NC 27846. Phone: 252-792-1613. Phone: 252-792-6916. Directions: Located one mile off Hwy 64 east to Jamesville turn right on Hwy 171. Go 1.2 miles to Wendell Modlin Road, turn right follow signs. Open: Monday to Saturday 7 am to 7 pm. Crop availability: Strawberries - May-June.
  • Farmer's Garden - Berry Patch - Blueberries, Strawberries
    PO Box 250, Robersonville, NC 27871. Phone: (252) 795-5296. Other Phone: (252) 795-4776. Click here for a map to the farm.   Open Monday to Saturday 7:30 am to 6 pm. Typical harvest dates: Strawberries - April-June Blueberries - June-August. Directions: Located Hwy 64 east about one mile east of Robersonville.

Pitt County

  • Brileys Strawberries & Produce - Beans, Cabbage, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Squash, Strawberries, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Crop Maze, Picnic Facilities, Hay Rides, Animals, Pumpkin
    2312 Ram Horn Road, Greenville, NC 27834. Phone: (252) 413-6155. Phone: (252) 757-3969. Open: April 20-Nov 15; Call for hours. Directions: Located Hwy 264 East, 3 miles from Greenville Marine, 10 miles from Washington, NC. Produce Stand located on corner of 14th Street & Greenville Blvd. across from Trade Mart #1.Corn Maze, Hayrides, Picnic facilities & Petting Barn. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 18, 2015, JBS)
  • Brock's Berries & Produce Farm - blackberries, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), inflatables/bounce house, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    978 Laurie Ellis Road, Winterville , NC 28590. Phone: 252-321-2197. Alternate Phone: 252-531-3329. Email: brocksberries@gamil.com. Open: See our website and Facebook page for current hours. Directions: from Best Buy in Greenville drive south on Evans Street toward Winterville for about 4 miles.(Evans Street becomes Old Tar Road) Continue on Tar Road past the Trade Station in Winterville. Take the first left onto Laurie Ellis Road The farm is less than one half mile on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We welcome school groups and daycare centers with appointments. (UPDATED: May 18, 2015) (ADDED: March 01, 2009)  (UPDATED: June 13, 2011)
  • Haddock Orchard - Flowers, Grapes, Peach, Strawberries, Vegetables
    5992 County Home, Winterville, NC 28590. Phone: (252) 756-3433. Directions: From Greenville, take Arlington Blvd. south and continue on Count Home Road (approximately 5 miles) farm on right. Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 5 pm. Crop availability: Strawberries - April 15-June 1 Peaches - June-July Mixed Vegetables - in-season Grapes - August 15-October Nursery Stock & Flowers. (UPDATED: May 18, 2015, JBS)
  • Renston Garden Market - apples, beets, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, grapes, muscadine grapes, melons, pears, peaches, pecans , peppers, summer squash, tomatoes,
    4024 Highway 903 South, Winterville, NC 28590. Phone: 252 756 3343. Email: andyrenston@hotmail.com. Open: we are open Monday through Saturday during pick your own seasons from 8 until noon. Directions: we are exactly 3.5 miles south of Winterville on highway 903. Click here for a map and directions. our primary crops are: pick your own blueberries from the last week in May until the middle of July; peaches, apples, bunch grapes, and muscadine grapes which begin in June and run through September; We have a Christmas sell for handmade pottery and sell selected shrubbery in fall, winter, and spring. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 18, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: July 23, 2010)
  • Strawberries on 903 - Strawberries, Asparagus, Cabbage, Corn, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Onions, Cucumber
    3709 NC 903 S, Winterville, NC 28590. Phone: (252) 321-3204. Phone: 252-714-3848. Email: mlskinner@mail.com.  Directions: Located 4 miles south of Winterville, on Hwy 903 South. Open: Sunday 1 am to 6 pm; Monday to Saturday 7:30 am to 6 pm; April thru July 1. Crop availability: Strawberries, Cabbage, Irish Potatoes, Onions - April-June Garden Peas - May Asparagus - April-May Cucumbers - May-June Sweet Corn - June-July Pumpkins - September-November. Farm tours for school groups and picnic area. (UPDATED: May 18, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: April 20, 2011)

Wayne County

  • Cottle Farms, Inc.  - Strawberries
    Hwy 117-South, Goldsboro, NC 27530. Phone: (919) 735-5601. Phone: (910) 267-4531. Directions: Located on Hwy 117 South across from the Neuse River Shopping Center. Open: Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday 8 am to 7 pm. Crop availability: Strawberries - April-June.
  • Elroy Farms - Beans, Christmas Tree Live, Corn, Pumpkins, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Vegetables
    170 Woodpeck Road, Goldsboro, NC 27534. Phone: (919) 778-2381. Phone: (919) 778-6303. Directions: Located on Hwy 70 east of Goldsboro, one half mile east of Hwy 111 & Hwy 70 intersection, farm market located on right side of 70 East. Open: Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday 8 am to 6 pm; April thru December. Crop availability: Strawberries - April-June Tomatoes - June-September Beans & Melons - June-October Pumpkins - September-November Corn - June-August Mixed Vegetables - April-November Christmas Trees - November- December.
  • Jack D. Smith - Cabbage, Corn, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Strawberries
    686 Riverbend Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530. Phone: (919) 731-7269. Directions: Located on NC 581 South - 200 yards south of US 70 and NC 581 intersection. Open: Monday to Saturday 7 am to 7 pm; April-October. Crop availability: Strawberries, Cabbage & Potatoes - May Sweet Corn - June-July Pumpkins - September-October.
  • Odom Farming Company, Inc - strawberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    1426 Claridge Nursery Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530. Phone: 9197382905. Email: odomfarmingcoinc@gmail.com. Open: Monday - Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm, Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm April 18 through the first week of June. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From highway 70W: Just after you cross the Little River Bridge take a right at the first stoplight. There is a McDonalds on the corner. Follow that road (Claridge Nursery Road) down about three miles and the farm is on the right just after you pass a mini storage. From highway 581S: Just after you cross the Little River Bridge take the next left (Claridge Nursery Road). Drive about 1/4 of a mile ant the farm is on your left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: April 20, 2015) (UPDATED: February 23, 2012)
  • Smith's Strawberries - U-pick strawberries,
    Hwy 581 southbound between Hwy 70 and Rosewood Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530. Phone: does anyone know their phone number or email?. Email: unknown. Open: easonally from about May to September; Call for the hours or days.. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Note: this was suggested by a visitor, but I cannot find one tiny shred of corroborating information nor a means to contact the farm, if it does exist. (ADDED: May 20, 2014, suggested by a visitor)
  • Two Mule Farms - strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    1426 Claridge Nursery Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530. Phone: 919-738-2905. Email: odomfarmingcoinc@nc.rr.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 1 pm to 6pm, April 16 through the end of May. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Goldsboro, take Highway 70 west towards Raleigh and turn right onto Claridge Nursery Road right at the stoplight after the Little River Bridge and before the McDonalds. Continue down that road until you pass a mini storage and doublewide on the right, and we are the next right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: April 11, 2011)

Wilson County

  • Deans Farm Market - strawberries, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and boughs, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, and prepicked produce, restrooms, tractor-pulled hay rides
    4231 NC Hwy 42 West, Wilson, NC 27893. Phone: 252-237-0967. Fax: 252-237-9466. Email: deansfarmmarket@yahoo.com. Directions: From Hwy 95 exit 116 (Hwy 42 exit) go east (towards Wilson) about 5 miles, Deans Farm is on the right. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Crops are usually available in April, May, October. Open: Current Hours Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm Saturday, 8 am to 2 pm Hours change according to season. Strawberries are typically available the last part of April through first of June Pumpkin patch is available during the month of October with the hayride. Christmas trees are available during December. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Hayrides with a cotton maze the month of October. We do  school/ daycares/ church field trips in May and October. We also carry fresh jams,jellies, and pure honey.. (UPDATED: May 29, 2015, JBS)
  • Maggie's Farm - Beans, Cantaloupe, Corn, Strawberries, Watermelon
    3761 Hwy 264 W. , Wilson, NC 27893. Phone: (252) 237-0111. Directions: Located one mile east of I-95 on Hwy 264, 2 miles west of Wilson. Open: Sun 12-6 pm, Monday to Saturday 8 am to 7 pm; mid Apr-late May. Crop availability: Strawberries, Sweet Corn, Butterbeans, Field Peas, Watermelon & Cantaloupe - in-season.
  • Sandy Cross Vineyard  - Grapes, Muscadines
    2811 Boone Road, Elm City, NC 27822. Phone: (336) 786-2388. Email: fstinc@yahoo.com. Directions: From I-95 Exit 132 between Rocky Mount & Wilson, go west towards Hwy 58, at light take left on Hwy 58, take right on Volunteer Road, go about 1.5 miles, take first left, Boone Road, Sandy Cross Vineyard is on right before I-95. Open: Sunday to Saturday; August 26 thru October 22; Call for hours of operation. Crop availability: Muscadine Grapes, Carlos & Nobel - August-October.

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


Local Honey Sources:

Pitt County

  • Brock's Berries & Produce Farm - Honey (retail), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), inflatables/bounce house, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    978 Laurie Ellis Road, Winterville , NC 28590. Phone: 252-321-2197. Alternate Phone: 252-531-3329. Email: brocksberries@gamil.com. Open: See our website and Facebook page for current hours. Directions: from Best Buy in Greenville drive south on Evans Street toward Winterville for about 4 miles.(Evans Street becomes Old Tar Road) Continue on Tar Road past the Trade Station in Winterville. Take the first left onto Laurie Ellis Road The farm is less than one half mile on the right.Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 18, 2015) (UPDATED: June 13, 2011)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Pitt County

  • Brock's Berries & Produce Farm - snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Fresh ice cream, made on premises, Eggs (free range, vegetarian fed), Brown eggs, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Snack bar, Restrooms, Wedding facilities, Farm/ranch tours for visitors, children welcome, handicap accessible, horse-drawn hayrides, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), inflatables/bounce house, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    978 Laurie Ellis Road, Winterville , NC 28590. Phone: 252-321-2197. Alternate Phone: 252-531-3329. Email: brocksberries@gamil.com. Open: None. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 18, 2015)

Farm Venues for Weddings, Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Lenoir County

  • Putnam Family Farms - Lighting, Cooking Facilities, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, PR or Marketing events, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Kitchen facilities available, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Vegetables, or bush fruit, steers/cattle, pigs, Beautiful rural setting, CD Player, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Bride and groom dressing areas available, children welcome, Smoking allowed in designated areas, meeting room available, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2044 Lightwood Knot Road, Kinston, NC 28504. Phone: 252-520-3330. Email: putnamfamilyfarms@yahoo.com. Open: April 12 to June 30 Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm July 1 to September 1, Tuesday, Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm Saturday 9:00am to 12:00pm Call for special pick up hours. Directions: From highway 70 east in Kinston turn right onto US 258 South. Drive approximately 7 miles. When you pass Woodington Middle School, take the first road to the left-Lightwood Knot Road. We are 4 miles down on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Pick your own strawberries: April 12 to June 5; All other products available when in season; Our hours very depending on what is in production; Call for hours and special pick up times;. Payment: Cash, only. We are a NC Farm Fresh farm and will soon be a Certified Roadside farm. Three generation family farm that welcomes everyone to a clean, grade A, growing green facility. (ADDED: March 10, 2010)

Pitt County

  • Brock's Berries & Produce Farm - Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business outings, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Lighting, Heating, Catering available, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, BYO alcohol, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, goats, horses, chickens, other animals, Beautiful rural setting, CD Player, Computer, Internet (Wireless), Microphone, Overhead Projector, Sound System, TV available, DVD Player, Projection Screen provided, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Smoking allowed in designated areas, handicap accessible, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), inflatables/bounce house, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    978 Laurie Ellis Road, Winterville , NC 28590. Phone: 252-321-2197. Alternate Phone: 252-531-3329. Email: brocksberries@gamil.com. Open: See our website and Facebook page for current hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 18, 2015)

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