Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southern Piedmont area of North Carolina? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Southern Piedmont area of 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 "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China,
as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.
Since 2002, I make updates daily (each farm as
changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
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 2018 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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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 October 2018, and other timely information:
Notes for October 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears,
Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash ,
corn mazes and
are here. And there are still tomatoes, corn and other
vegetables in most areas. Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
See these pages to find a local
apple festival, and see our guide to
apple varieties (when they ripen, best uses), . Also picking tips, recipes, canning and freezing directions for
See our comprehensive list of
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 form 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
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occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
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Southern Piedmont area of North Carolina U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Mountain Farm - blueberries
125 Copperhead Bend,
Burnsville, NC 28714. Phone: 828-675-4856. Email:
[email protected] Open: ALWAYS call before you go;
there is nothing presently on their website about U-pick
blueberries. Healthy u-pick blueberries, fragrant
lavender fields, dairy goats & guard llama overseeing from the
hilltop pasture. Stay on the farm at romantic Blueberry Cottage or
come for the day to paddleboat the pond, buy goat milk soap and
lavender sachets. Call for hours. Mountain Farm is a sustainable,
24-acre lavender, blueberry and dairy goat farm in the Appalachian
mountains of Western North Carolina. Our small herd, hormone and
antibiotic-free, includes registered Saanen and Nubian goats. Their
fresh milk is collected each morning and then goes into
the handcrafted soap, body products, and aged cheeses we make right
here on the farm. Please visit our Facebook
page and blog to
learn more! (UPDATED: June 16, 2017, JBS)
- Clayton Orchard -
UPDATE: March 12, 2018: The owner tells me they are now permanently
289 Research Farm Road, Candor, NC 27229.
- The Earl Orchards - Muscadines
547 NC Hwy 211 East, Candor, NC 27229. Phone: (910) 673-2757.
- Blueberries of Cameron - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
1171 United States Highway 1(business/ Old highway 1), Cameron, NC 28326.
Phone: 910-366-3310. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Call or email for specific dates/days/hours;
Usually open several days within the week and Saturdays from 7 am to 12
noon. Directions: At intersection of NC Highway 24/27 overhead bridge(West
of the town of Cameron)and Business/Old United States Highway 1, go South on
Business/Old US Highway 1 for .7(seven tenth) of a mile. Blueberry sign and
and drive will be on the left. From Vass, go North on US Highway 1 Bypass
for approximately 2 miles to Cranes Creek Road. Go left(West) on Cranes
Creek Road to stop sign. Turn right onto Business/Old US Highway 1. Go
approximately 2 miles. Blueberry sign and drive will be on the right.
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberry Season is usually late
June to the middle of August; It is entirely dependent on the weather;
Please call or email the middle of June for specific dates. We do not use
pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Pick your own or we pick.
Please call/email to place an order. Buckets are provided for picking.
Blueberries are sold by the pound. In consideration of others, no pets
allowed. Children are welcomed --blueberry picking is a great outing for
well supervised children.
Bruton Vineyard - No pesticides are used, blueberries, grapes, U-pick and already picked,
concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms
547 Nc 211 Highway, Eagle
Springs, NC 27242. Phone: 910-673-3248. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Blueberries Saturdays in July 7am to 11
am; Grapes - - from Labor Day weekend to mid October: Thursday, Friday,
Saturday 8 am to 6 pm, Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: Proceed west from Pinehurst
traffic circle on Highway 211 toward Candor, NC. The farm is 16.5 miles on
the right. Coming from Greensboro, NC proceed south on 220 bypass. Take the
Candor-Pinehurst exit and turn left. The farm is 2 miles on the left.
Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the
crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
Click here for our Facebook page. We have muscadine and scuppernong
grapes of 8 varieties for eating, preserving, jelly, jam. Many of our
customers are home winemakers. We always have some grapes already picked for
customers, and have our own line of jams and cider.
- Carter Farms - Strawberries
673 Eagle Springs Road, Eagle
Springs, NC 27242. Phone: (910) 673-7730. Phone: (910) 673-2666. Directions: Located on
673 Eagle Springs Road one half mile from Hwy 211 in Eagle Springs. Open:
April 15-June 1; Call for hours and availability. Crop availability:
Strawberries - April-June Sweet Potatoes - August-November.
(UPDATED: June 16, 2017, JBS)
- Frank's Strawberries, Sweet Corn & Vegetable Barn - Beans,
Cabbage, Corn, Potatoes, Squash, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Vegetables
Bryant Road, Carthage, NC 28327. Phone: (910) 947-5775. Directions: Located
6 miles east of Carthage on Hwy 15/501 to Tony Gas & Grocery Store, turn on
Bryant Road one half mile to strawberry barn and parking lot. Open: Sunday
to Saturday 7:30 am to 6:30 pm. Crop availability: Strawberries - April
16-June 20 Cabbage - April 16-May 15 Beets - June 15-July 15 Squash - May
15-October 1 Sweet Corn, Butterbeans, Green beans, Okra & Peas June-October
1 Melons - June 15-September 10 Tomatoes & Potatoes - June 15-October 1.
(UPDATED: June 15, 2017, JBS)
Karefree Produce - blueberries, grapes, strawberries, Honey from
hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
4680 US 15-501 Hwy, Carthage, NC 28327.
Phone: 910-690-6722. Alternate Phone: 910-639-4971. Email:
[email protected]. Open: STRAWBERRY SEASON JUNE THRU DECEMBER
Monday-Saturday 8am to 6pm Tuesday-Friday 9am to 5:00pm; Sunday CLOSED
Saturday 9:00 to 3:00 pm; Sunday & Monday CLOSED. Directions: From
Hardees in Carthage take highway 15-501 South. Travel 1 1/2 miles and farm
will be on the left just passed Quality Mart.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page. Strawberries: April 01 to June 01
Pumpkins: October 01 to December 01 Christmas Trees: Thanksgiving to
Christmas Eve. Payment: Cash, Check. We try to grow everything that we sell
to insure that we offer locally grown produce. We buy from local farmers the
items that we cannot grow such as orchard fruits. We close our farm on
Christmas and re-open March 01 because our growing season does not extend
into those months in this area. We also sell our tomatoes and strawberries
to the Fresh Markets in Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill, and Greensboro.
(UPDATED: June 16, 2017, JBS) (UPDATED: December 07, 2016, JBS)
McLeods Table Farm -
No pesticides are used, blueberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked,
228 Mcleods Corner, Carthage, NC 28327. Phone: 910-986-4062.
Alternate Phone: 910-949-3986. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday - Saturday Hours: daylight
hours call ahead, as long as someone is at the farm you May pick.
Directions: Address is GPS friendly. 228 McLeods Corner, Carthage, NC 28327
Note: Google maps registers McLeods Corner as "McLeods Court"-incorrect name
but same location.
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries mainly July; Some early
and later varieties extend the season from late June to early August. We do
not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Our berry growing practices are 100% organic but we are not yet certified.
(UPDATED: June 16, 2017, JBS)
- Pilson Strawberry Farm - Strawberries
1175 Cranes Creek Road,
Cameron, NC 28326. Phone: (910) 245-7364. Directions: Located on US 1 Hwy
between Cameron and Vass #1888, 3 miles south of overhead bridge at Cameron
on US 1 Hwy. Open: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 7:30 am to 'til sold out.
Crop availability: Strawberries - mid April-early June.
- Olde Carthage
Farm - Certified Organic,
strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, grapes, tomatoes and flowers
2270 US Highway 15 501, Carthage, NC 28327. Phone: (919) 770-5190. Email:
[email protected]. Open: During the growing seasons, we are
open between 8:30 am to 6 pm every day but Sunday and Wednesday; We close at
5pm on Wednesday and are closed all day on Sunday. Directions:.
Click here for a map and directions.
We are a small family owned and operated organic farm currently offering
strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, grapes, tomatoes and flowers. We
will pick them for you or you can spend some time with us picking your own.
We currently have strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, Muscadine grapes,
tomatoes, and flowers. We use no pesticides, no herbicides and if there's a
weed, we have to bend over and pull it by hand. We do things the hard
way...the right way. (ADDED: June 15, 2017, JBS)
Preferred Stock Blueberries -
Uses natural growing practices,
blueberries, U-pick and already picked
1460 Red Hill Road, Cameron, NC
28326. Phone: 910-947-5388. Alternate Phone: 910-690-8250. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday from 7:30am to
11:00am Saturday and Sunday from 7:30am to 8:00pm July 1 to September 5.
Directions: From US 1 North of Southern Pines, North Carolina or South of
Sanford, North Carolina take the Cameron, Highway 24/27, exit. Go West on
Highway 24/27 through Cameron toward Carthage, North Carolina. After
crossing the Old US 1 overpass after passing the charming antique shops of
Cameron, turn right on Red Hill Road and travel about 2 miles. Preferred
Stock Blueberry Farm is on the right, 1460 Red Hill Road, immediately after
Gilchrist Road on the right.
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are
not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: June 16, 2017,
JBS) (UPDATED: May 27, 2015,
- Ring's Strawberry Farm - Strawberries, Vegetables
Airport Road, Lakeview, NC 28350. Phone: (910) 949-2657. Directions: Located on
Airport Road 1843, 1.5 miles west of Lakeview, 2.5 miles east of airport.
North of Carthage on NC 15-501. Turn right on Bryant Road 1/2 mile on right.
Open: 7:30 am to noon; late April-end of season; Call for days. Crop
availability: Strawberries & Vegetables - in season. (UPDATED: June 16,
Sherri's Berries - blueberries, U-pick and
675 Flint Hill Church Rd, Robbins, NC 27325. Phone:
910-585-0656. Alternate Phone: 910-585-0655. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 7 am to 5 pm;
Saturday, from 8 am to 4 pm; closed on Sunday, June 1 to July 31.
Directions: From Raleigh, take Highway 1 to Sanford, take Highway 15/501 to
Carthage and turn right onto Highway 24/27. Go 12 miles and take a right
onto Flint Hill Church Road. Sherri's Berries is located one mile on right.
From Greensboro, take Bypass 220 south to Seagrove exit, turn left at exit
onto Highway 705, travel 20 miles to first stop light in the town of
Robbins. Go through the light and travel three miles on Plank Road, turn
right onto Flint Hill Church Road and go 1 mile. Sherri's Berries is located
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check,
Visa/MasterCard. We also have blueberry bushes available for you to
purchase. The blueberry bushes are Southern High Varieties including: Star,
O'Neal, and New Hanover. They are 5 to 7 years old in 3 gallon pots.
(UPDATED: June 16, 2017, JBS) (ADDED:
March 16, 2015)
- The Berry Patch - Greenhouse Tomatoes, Onions, Strawberries
351 Cargo Road, Ellerbe, NC, 28338. Phone: (910)652-FARM. Open: Daily
from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Exit 25, Hwy 220, I-73/74, Located 5 miles south of Ellerbe and
5 miles north of Rockingham on Hwy 220. . Crop availability: Strawberries,
Spring Onions & Greenhouse Tomatoes - April-June. (UPDATED: June 16,
- Mabe's Strawberries - Strawberries,
104 Mabe Lane, Ellerbe, NC 28338. Phone: (910) 652-5656. Open: Every day
from 8 am to 8 pm (or until picked out); We open at 8 am and at that time, we start taking
orders for prepicked berries. PLEASE place your order before driving to
the farm to assure you get some of Mabe's finest! For pick-your-own,
call ahead to check field conditions and weather before driving out.
Directions: Located 2.5 miles north of Ellerbe on Hwy 220. Crop
availability: Strawberries - April-June.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED:
June 16, 2017, JBS)
- Wilson's Strawberries - Beans, Cantaloupe, Corn,
Strawberries, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Watermelon
303 Gold Leaf Farm Road, Ellerbe, NC 28338. Phone: (910) 652-5604.
Directions: Located on Hwy 1003, 6 miles north of Hoffman, 2 miles south
of Derby on Sycamore Lane 2 miles from Derby. Open: Sunday to Saturday 7
am to 7 pm. Crop availability: Strawberries - April-June Watermelon &
Cantaloupes - July-August Sweet Corn, Green Beans & Butterbeans -
June-July Field Peas - June-September Okra & Tomatoes - July-September
Sweet Potatoes - October-March. (UPDATED: June 16, 2017, JBS)
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