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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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! Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop.

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!

What's in season in July 2019, and other timely information:

Notes for July 2019: Summer is here and that means blueberries, peaches, raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes are here. Check your area's specific crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates. Strawberries and cherries are finishing up in the north, long done in the South.

See these pages to find a local Peach festival, Blueberry festival and other festivals. We have a guide to peach varieties here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for strawberries, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn etc.

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.  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 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 2019, by county

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

Buncombe County

  • Berry Nice Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    228 Miller Road , Fairview, NC 28730. Phone: 828-273-5959. Open:  UPDATE May 2018: 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, their last reported hours were s were Saturday 8am to 7 pm. 
  • Cloud Nine - blueberries, beef, chicken, wedding venue, honey
    137 Bob Barnwell Road, Fletcher, NC, 28732. Phone: 828-628-1758. Email: [email protected].  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 - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, grapes, raspberries (black),
    369 Ox Creek Road, Weaverville, NC 28787. Phone: 828-645-6286. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE May 2018: Their website is down (or gone), but their phone has a recording that says they will open in June; Saturdays and Wednesdays from 9am until noon through June and July; Call prior to visit, as availability can be somewhat limited!. Directions: From Asheville: I-26 west, take exit 21 (New Stock Road). Right at first light, Left at second light, across from gas station, on to Merrimon Avenue. Take a Right at the next light. This is Reems Creek Road. Go about 4.5 miles to Ox Creek Road(second road on the Right past the fire station. There is a sign for "Blue Ridge Parkway" and a "Welcome to the Ox Creek Community" sign) Go approximately 2 miles. We are the first driveway on the Right past the Ox Creek Community Center. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: early June, Black Raspberries: late June, Blackberries: July, Concord Grapes: late August, Apples: August through October. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Sorguhm Syrup available for purchase. open for blackberry picking on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from July 25th until the end of blackberry season (mid August). The blackberries are somewhat limited in their quantities, and as usual it is first come first serve. No need to make appointments. U-pick blackberries are $3.50/lb. There is poison ivy growing in some areas, so we do recommend wearing shoes and pants. (UPDATED: May 22, 2017, JBS) (UPDATED: June 25, 2014, from their email)  
  • Hickory Nut Gap Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANICblackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Spring, black), Turkeys, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / 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: [email protected]. 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. (UPDATED: May 22, 2017, JBS)  
  • Hop~N~Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    24 Middle Mountain Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711. Phone: 828-664-1166. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE 2018 - The farm is now closed to the public including general tours, blueberry picking, and hop workshops until further notice; However, we will still hold our annual monarch butterfly "Tag and Release" event; The date for this event is Saturday October 6, 2018. It will start at 12 noon and is open to the public. Check our Facebook page for updates.. We are a seventh Generation Family Sustainable Farm Specializing in Hops, Butterflies, Blueberries, Medicinal Herbs, & Pollination located just five miles from I-40 in Black Mountain, NC. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 22, 2017, JBS)  (ADDED: May 27 2015, JBS)
  • 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: [email protected]. 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. (UPDATED: September 11, 2017, JBS)  
  • Rayburn Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, pumpkins, winter squash,
    136 Dillingham Road, Barnardsville, NC 28709. Phone: 828-424-5109. Email: [email protected]. 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, N.C. 28704.  Phone: 828-687-1936.
  • Sandy Hollar Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, melons, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), rhubarb, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, farm animals
    63 Sandy Hollar Lane, Leicester, NC 28748. Phone: 828-683-3645. Alternate Phone: 828-230-8118. Fax: 828-683-2964. Email: [email protected]. Open: Everyday in season 9 am to 6 in season; Call before coming". Directions: "Directions" From Asheville Take NC 63 "New Leicester Highway" 11 Miles turn left on North Turkey creek. Go 1.5miles road splits .Stay right on Earlys Mountain road. Stay strait farm on left about 5 miles. CClick here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. We have a blackberry patch that is producing large amounts of sweet blackberries as well as red and black raspberries, peaches and nectarines. Call us for information on picking your own or coming by to get some already picked. Here on the farm we have llamas (which are pets), sheep for their wool and lambs sold each year for meat, goats to help keep the underbrush for growing too excessively, cattle (Longhorn and Corriente) to help the goats in the pasture for clearing underbrush, Great Pyreenes guardian dogs (we usually have at least one litter per year (we now have two young females who will be breeding stock later). (UPDATED: May 10, 2018, JBS)

Cherokee County

Clay County

  • Timberlane Farm - blueberries,
    528 Old highway 64 West, Hayesville, NC 28904. Phone: 828-389-3097. Email: [email protected]. 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: [email protected]. 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: June 04, 2017) (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their Facebook page)

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: [email protected]. 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: 10:00 am to 5:00 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, N.C. 28792. Phone: 828-685-3241. Click here for a map to the farm. 8:00 am to 8:00 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.
  • Continental Divide Produce - apples pumpkins
    2494 St. Paul Rd. , Hendersonville NC 28792. Phone: 828-674-9764. Open: You'll 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
    742 Apple Valley Road, Hendersonville, N.C. 28792. Phone: 828-685-8352. Alternate phone: 828-685-8350. Email: [email protected]. Open: daily August- December; August to October 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Directions: Click here for a map to the farm.  
  • Creasman Farms LLC - apples, pumpkins 
    280 Bent Arrow Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828-685-7728. Email: [email protected]. 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: [email protected]. 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: [email protected]. 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. 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: September 22, 2016, 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, peaches, apples and pumpkins, bakery, restrooms, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, picnic area
    187 Garren Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828-685-8033 or 828-243-7235. Email: [email protected]. Open: 7 days a week from Mid August through Early to Mid November, daily, from 8:30 am to 6:00 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.  (UPDATED: June 28, 2018, 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, N.C. 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.
  • 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 approx 2 miles on left you'll see McKinney Small Fruit sign. Located one mile past Mt. Horticultural and Research Station.
  • Obermiller's - strawberries
    621 Allstar Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28739. Phone: 828-891-8841. 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.(UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their Facebook page)
  • 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.(UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their Facebook page)
  • Riverview Orchard - apples
    Glenn Bridge Road, Hendersonville, NC. Phone: 828-687-1936.
  • Sideways Farm & Brewery - flowers, Fresh eggs, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals, weddings and wedding parties
    62 Eade Road, Etowah, NC 28729. Phone: (828) 595-3445. Email: [email protected]. 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. (ADDED: July 13, 2019)
  • Skytop Orchard - apples and grapes and pumpkins
    PO Box 302/Pinnacle Mtn Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Phone: 828-692-7930. Email: [email protected]. Apples.  Flat Rock, NC. 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. (UPDATED: September 11, 2017, JBS)  (UPDATED: May 25, 2016, JBS)  (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their Facebook page)
  • Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard - Apples, grapes, pumpkin patch- already gathered from 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 us at: [email protected]. 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. Open: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday Mid August thru October Mid August - Mid October 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. 
  • Tall Pine Apple Orchard - apples
    228 Wayne's Way, Hendersonville, N.C. 287792. 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: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm 7 days a week. Apples are for sale in all quantities; pick-your-own. Also Jellies, Jams. (UPDATED: September 11, 2017, JBS)

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. (UPDATED: May 02, 2017)

Macon County

  • Deal Farms - Bell Peppers, tomatoes, Runner Beans
    4402 Murphy Road, Franklin, NC 28734. Phone: (828) 524-5151. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Formerly Kirklands. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm, closed Sunday.  (UPDATED: May 27, 2015, JBS)
  • 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: [email protected].
    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. "
  • River Road Farm - blackberries, blueberries,
    3738 River Road, Franklin, NC 28734. Phone: 828-349-9062. Email: [email protected]. 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. (ADDED: August 02, 2015)
  • Sharp's Berry Farm - blackberries, blueberries,
    83 Berry Farm Road, Franklin, NC 28734. Phone: 828-371-0190. Alternate Phone: 828-342-4250. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday through Sunday (7 days a week), 9:00 am; to 8:00 pm; July 1st through August 20th. Directions: From Franklin travel three miles south on highway 441, turn right a traffic light onto Addington Bridge Road, continue south one mile to Berry Farm Road which will be located on the right, about one-quarter mile south of a large school. You will easily be able to see the berry bushes from Addington Bridge Road. Click here for a map and directions. 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. (ADDED: July 16, 2015)  Hensley Farm Strawberries

Madison County

  • Hensley Farm Strawberries - strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    147 Strawberry Ln, Mars Hill, NC 28754. Phone: (828) 779-0224. Open: Call for hours and availability. Directions: I-26 to exit 9 go approx 2 miles turn on lower bailey's br road then turn left on briggs br road then left on strawberry ln. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: May 19, 2019)  (ADDED: May 27, 2018)
  • Sunswept Farms - blueberries, honey
    444 Beasley Cove Rd, Hot Springs, NC. Phone: 828-622-7145. 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)
  • Zimmerman's Berry FarmZimmerman's Berry Farm - Black Raspberries, Blackberries, Red Raspberries  and Blueberries 
    2260 Revere Road, Marshall, North Carolina 28753. Phone: 828-656-2056. Email: [email protected]. Zimmerman's Berry Farm is a family owned and operated pick-your-own berry farm 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. (UPDATED: September 11, 2017, JBS)


McDowell County

  • The Orchard At Altapass - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    1025 Orchard Rd, Spruce Pine , NC 28777. Phone: 1828765 9531. Email: [email protected]. 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. Click here for a map and directions. 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 3:00PM and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00PM 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. 

Mitchell County

  • Blueberry Heaven - blueberries,
    1845 Blevins Branch Road, Bakersville, NC 28705. Phone: 828-765-7114. Alternate Phone: 828-688-4689. Email: [email protected]. 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.  

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: [email protected]. 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: [email protected]. Open: Saturday 9:00 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: [email protected]. Open: 8:00 to 11:00 am and 7:00 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: [email protected]. 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: [email protected]. 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. (UPDATED: September 11, 2017, JBS)  (ADDED: July 7, 2015, JBS)
  • Darnell Farms - strawberries, Christmas trees
    P2300 Governors Island Rd, Bryson City, NC 28789. Phone: 828-488-2376. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday from 8am - 7pm, Sunday from 9am-6pm. 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. 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. Open: Monday to Saturday (Daylight hours only). Crop availability: Strawberries - April-June Tomatoes - August-October.

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: [email protected]. 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

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