Where in Western North Carolina to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: October 2014: Apples are in full swing!  Raspberries tomatoes, corn and most vegetables are being picked in most places, most blueberries and peaches are finished. Find a corn maze, hayride or pumpkin patch here. Make your own homemade ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

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Western North Carolina U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Alexander County

  • The Farmer's Daughter - Uses integrated pest management practices, strawberries, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    Just Past 2122 Friendship Church Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Phone: 828-312-8137. Email: thefarmersdaughterfarmmarket@gmail.com. Open: Grand Opening: April 21st, 8am to 2pm; PYO and Roadside Market Hours: Monday,Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9am to 2pm and Saturday from 8am to 2pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. All vegetables, strawberries, and black berries are grown on-site. Other fruits: apples, blueberries, peaches, nectarines, and pears are grown in Alexander County.  (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: September 28, 2010) (UPDATED: April 12, 2012)
  •  J & A Orchard - apples,
    2052 Old North Carolina 90, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Phone: 828-381-9271. Alternate Phone: 828-632-6497. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 1 pm to 5:00 pm; the Orchard is open from August through early October (sooner if sold out). Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Interstate 77 take Interstate 40 West to Highway 64-90 West and go 8 miles west of Taylorsville to Alexander Head Start. Turn right onto Old North Carolina 90. Follow signs. Orchard is 2 miles on right at top of hill. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Apples, more than 15 varieties available. Peaches, nectarines and pears also grown, call for prices and availability. Restrooms (handicapped accessible), picnic tables and take-home containers available. Educational tours Monday through Friday by appointment only. (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: June 17, 2009) (UPDATED: July 07, 2013)
  • Rocky Ridge Vineyard - Muscadines
    63 Ben Eller Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Phone: (828) 632-7209.

Alleghany County

Ashe County

  • Ravenridge Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    314 Sutherland Road, Creston, NC 28615. Phone: 336-385-1568. Alternate Phone: 336-385-1568. Email: blkstdpoodle@yahoo.com. Open: expect to open around the 4th of July; You can pick any day of the week from dawn until dusk. Directions: We are located in Creston, North Carolina just off Route 88 at 314 Sutherland Road. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Bring your own containers. We accept cash or checks for payment. Our price this year is $8 per gallon, as it has been for the past 3 years. While we are not technically an "organic" farm, we do not use any chemical pesticides or fungicides. We have over 500 bushes so there are lots of pickings!.   (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their Facebook page) (UPDATED: June 12, 2012)  (ADDED: May 23, 2008)

Avery County

  • Laren Vance - cabbage
    251 Charlie Clark Lane, Newland, NC 28657. Phone: 828-733-5543. Email us at: suvance@yahoo.com. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: Anytime Ready to harvest, will be gone in 3-4 weeks. Payment: Cash, Check. Approximately 300 bags available. Mountain Cabbage - Rioverde.

Buncombe County

  • Berry Nice Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    228 Miller Road , Fairview, NC 28730. Phone: 828-273-5959. Open: Call before you go; last reported hours were Saturday 8am to 7 pm.  (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website)
  • 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: dogwoodhillsfruit@gmail.com. Open: 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: June 25, 2014, from their email) (UPDATED: July 12, 2013)  (UPDATED: June 15, 2011)
  • Hickory Nut Gap Farm - certified organic, Blueberries, Blackberries, raspberries, and black raspberries, restrooms, gift shop, picnic area, corn maze, pumpkin patch in the field, pumpkins (brought in from the field), farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, group tours
    57 Sugar Hollow Road, Fairview, NC 28730. Phone: 828-628-1027. Email: jamie@hickorynutgapfarm.com. Open: Year Round Wednesday - Friday 1-5 pm Saturday 10-5 pm September and October 9-6 seven days a week. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard . We have certified organic u-pick blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, asparagus, and black raspberries. During the fall we have apples, pumpkins, and a corn maze. We also raise grass-fed beef, pastured pork ,and pastured chickens and sell all items through our on farm store. (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website)  (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: May 06, 2012)
  • 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: paul@longbrancheec.org. 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. (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website)  (ADDED: September 02, 2011)
  • Riverview Orchard - Apples
    793 Glenn Bridge Road, Arden, N.C. 28704.  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: sandyholfm@aol.com. 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. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: January 29, 2014)

Burke County

  • Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill - Apples, Wagon rides, cider mill
    Near Morgantown, NC. Phone: 828-437-1224. Open: Call for hours, You-pick apples will begin on Saturdays in mid-August and Monday to Saturday from early September until early November. Directions: I-77 North to I-40 West to Exit 104, Enola Road. Turn left, go four miles and turn right at sign onto Pleasant Hill Avenue. Orchard and store are about 300 yards on the right. Prices will vary. Wagon rides on Saturdays in September and October; farm stand and country store late August until December . 24. Restrooms, cider slushies and sheltered picnic tables available.  (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: September 18, 2008)
  • Beans 'n Berries CSA - Uses natural growing practices, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broad beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, figs, flowers, melons, pears, peas, peppers, persimmons, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area
    7155 Rhoney Road, Connelly Springs, NC 28612. Phone: 828-403-6989. Email us at: lochhoffman@yahoo.com. Open: Call before you go: I am open from April to December 7 days a week during daylight hours. Directions: From I 40 west take exit 105, go south 12 miles, turn right on Rhoney Road, drive way 200 yards on right. from I 40 east, take exit 121 to advent crossroads join G. Hildebrand school road, go 7 miles, turn left on hw 18, go one mile, turn right on Rhoney Road, driveway 200 yards of right And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check.  (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website)
  • C and O Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), strawberries,
    5480 Wilkies Grove Church Road, Hickory, NC 28602. Email: info@cnofarms.com. Open: Tuesday to Friday from 8-6, Sunday 12-6. Directions: From I-40 (east or west) take the Icard/Rhodhiss exit (#116). Turn left off the exit ramp and go about 1.5 to 2 miles. Turn right on Johnson Bridge Road. Take Johnson Bridge Road all the way to the end (about 5 miles) to the stop sign. Go straight through the stop sign and the farm is about 100 yards on the right. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: March 12, 2010)  (UPDATED: June 28, 2011)
  • Perry's Berry's - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, pumpkins, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    1136 Browning View Road, Morganton, NC 28655. Phone: 828-432-7631. Alternate Phone: 828-443-5920. Email: terry@perrysberrys.com. Open:  Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: 1-40 East or West. Take exit 94 Dysartsville Road (From East I-40 Turn left onto Dysartsville Road )(From West I-40 turn right onto Dysartsville Road ) Go 0.7 miles. Turn left onto US 70 West. Go 1.7 miles then turn right onto State Road 1233/Bridgewater Road Go 5.6 miles. Turn left onto highway 126. Go 0.9 miles turn right onto Gwaltney Road. Go 300 feet turn left onto Browning View Road Go 300 feet turn left onto Browning View Road Go 0.2 miles. Farm on right. Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkins: October 1 to October 31, 2014. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Click here for our Facebook page. The ONLY pyo crops offered are  Blueberries in June, July & August and Pumpkins in October. (UPDATED: August 06, 2014) (UPDATED: July 18, 2014)  (UPDATED: May 19, 2014) (UPDATED: February 05, 2014) (UPDATED: June 09, 2013)
  • Rock Creek Farm - strawberries
    6520 Rhoney Road, Connelly Springs, NC 28612. Phone: (828)437-6218.  Alternate phone: (828)448-2046. Fax: (828)437-6218. We grow and sell the freshest, tastiest fruit and vegetables that possibly can be grown. We have peaches that ripen from mid June through September.   Strawberries are you pick or we pick from late April through the first of June. Blackberries from early June through July. Sweet corn & Watermelons from July till early September and Pumpkins in late September and October. All of these dates can vary with the season, so call before you come for a specific time. (ADDED: May 14, 2010, from their website)

Caldwell County

  • Townsend Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    4810 Free Mason Road, Hudson, NC 28638. Phone: 828-728-9191. Alternate Phone: 828-612-0835. Email: mamamiddy57@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 7am to 8pm; July 5 to August 31. Directions: Highway 321:from Granite Falls, NC, left on Mission Road at Town of Sawmills sign. Come to third traffic light, left on Horseshoe Bend Road. Continue 2 miles. Left on Free Mason Road. Left at 4810. Highway 321:from Lenoir, NC, exit right on Cedar Valley Road. Travel straight for 5 miles. Left on Free Mason Road. Left at 4810. Watch for yellow signs to guide you or call. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Our Blueberry patch consists of approximately 75 bushes. It was started about 1973. There are about 5 or 6 different varieties scattered throughout the patch. Our Blueberries are totally organic. We do not spray or even fertilize the bushes. We are a U-Pick farm or orders may be placed by calling our number posted above. Containers are provided for picking and are bagged for you on site. (ADDED: April 06, 2014)
  • Triple Oaks Farm - pumpkins, strawberries,
    4731 Ike Starnes Road, Granite Falls, NC 28630. Phone: (828) 396-1130. Email: rbowman49@peoplepc.com. Directions: I-40 to Hickory take exit 231 to highway 321 north to Granite Falls. exit right into Granite falls turn right to Granada Farms Golf course. Turn Left and follow the signs. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in April, May, October. Open: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm and on Saturdays from 8:30 am until 2:00. Strawberries are available for picking in May and pumpkins in September and October. All other produce is sold out of our barn at Triple Oaks. Payment: Cash, Check. Triple Oaks also offers a variety of other harvested produce grown on site and locally. Strawberries, sweet corn, beans, tomatoes, watermelons, cantaloupes, and pumpkins are only some of the home grown vegetables that we raise and sale according to season.  (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, JBSncdac) (ADDED: January 04, 2009)

Catawba County

  • Ira Cline Farm - blueberries, pumpkins. 
    4444 Lee Cline Road, Conover, NC 28613. Phone: 828-464-5942 anytime.   Picking blueberries late June; pumpkins in October. 8 am to 7 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1-7 p.m. Sundays. Price not set. Containers provided. Ready-picked available. Directions:  Take I-40 west to Exit 131, then take N.C. 16 north. Turn left on C&B Farm Road and left on Lee Cline Road. Farm is on the left.  (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, JBSncdac) (UPDATED: May 10, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on June 27, 2008: "They are such nice people and always take the time to talk to everyone that comes there. I love the pumpkins in the fall season, they are everywhere and great for picture taking. The kids get to play on a bouncy castle apple while the parents are busy looking for Fall goodies. The kids ask to go every year, and we do."
    Comments from a visitor on May 27, 2008: "
    We picked strawberries at the Cline Farm last week.  They are definitely in business!  Blueberries are expected the last week in June."
    Comments from a visitor on April 2, 2008: "
    I live a few miles from the farm and click on this site to get the phone number when I need it. As long as we don't get a killing frost between now and mid-May, the blueberries should be fine. Rainfall amounts will determine how the fall crops will turn out. We are still in Mandatory Stage 3 water restrictions around here. Folks just need to call before they make the drive.
  • Martin Farms - beans, blackberries
    3035 M/M Dr., Vale, NC 28168. Phone: 704-462-2890. Email: 4martins@twave.net. Open: Beans to start picking by 1st week of July, 1/2 runner and stringless beans; hours are as follows: July: Monday,Wednesday,Friday from 8am to 12noon: 4pm to 6pm, Saturday 8am to 12noon. Directions: Hwy 127 south from Hickory,N.C., 10 miles to Highway 10,go west(turn right) on highway 10,go 3 miles to state road 2042, turn left, (Heavner Rd) Go 1 mile, M/M Drive on left to farm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Please call ahead for best picking dates and times. Thank You!. (UPDATED: April 22, 2012)
  • Smith Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    7596 Greedy Hwy, Hickory, NC 28602. Phone: 828-308-9587. Email: csmith3922@yahoo.com. Open: Every Day from 8 am to 8 pm during picking season; July and August. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We usually open the 3rd or 4th week in June and close mid August. Payment: Cash, Check. While we are not technically an "Organic" farm, we do not use any chemical pesticides or fungicides. We have over 600 bushes and 4 different varieties. We have an early, early/mid, mid and a late season bush. This helps us extend our picking season. We have plenty of picking buckets and bags to carry your berries home in. Our prices are $8 per gallon or $4 per half gallon. (ADDED: July 02, 2014)

Cherokee County

Clay County

  • Timberlane Farm - blueberries,
    528 Old highway 64 West, Hayesville, NC 28904. Phone: 828-389-3097. Email: keller91@verizon.net. 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. (UPDATED: March 31, 2009)

Cleveland County

  • Clineland Farm - Strawberries, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, cantaloupe.
    2784-4 Clineland Road, Cherryville, NC 28021. Phone: (704) 445-8737 or phone: 704-477-7104.  Strawberries, tomatoes and cantaloupe beginning about April 19. Pick-your-own or ready-picked. 2007 Prices: $7/gallon you pick; $8/gal, prepicked. Broccoli and cauliflower available mid-May. Hours: 8 am to 8 pm.  Directions:  Take I-85 south to U.S. 74 west. Get off at the Moss Lake exit and turn right toward Waco. Go about 7 miles. After you cross N.C. 150 continue approximately 2.25 miles to Clineland Road. Follow the signs to the strawberry field. Click here for a map to the farm.   (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website)
  • Knob Creek Orchards - apples, blackberries, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    6471 Fallston Road, Lawndale, NC 28090. Phone: 704-538-1405. Email: info@knobcreekorchards.com. Open: Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 6 pm; Saturday, from 8 am to 7 pm; Sunday, from 12:30 pm to 8 pm; May through December. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Located on Highway 18 North of Shelby and South of Morganton. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Spring (May to June) Blackberries: Summer to Early Fall (June to October) Peaches: Summer (June to September) Apples: Late Summer to Winter (August to December). Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Apart from fresh fruits, Knob Creek Orchards is known for their homemade ice cream and waffle cones. (UPDATED: July 23, 2013) (UPDATED: May 01, 2009)
  • Lattimore Farms - Strawberries
    119 Peachtree Street, Lattimore, NC 28089. Phone: (704) 834-2148. Phone: (704) 434-6770. Email: alexlattimore14@hotmail.com. Directions: Located 2 miles north of Hwy 74 on Peachtree Street in Lattimore, approx. 8 miles west of Shelby. Open: Monday to Saturday; April 26 thru June 5 (Call for hours of operation.). Crop availability: Strawberries - late April-June 5.  (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: November 23, 2008)
  • Lineberger's Killdeer Farm - blackberries, grapes, strawberries, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    300 Goforth Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Phone: 704-739-6602Directions: Call for directions. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Open: Monday to Friday 8am-6:30pm; Saturdays 8am-4pm; Sundays - closed after May. Also muscadines.  Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.  (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website)
  • Spake Strawberries - Strawberries.
    (704) 487-9933, early morning or after picking hours.  
    Shelby, NC. Picking last week in April. 7:30 am to sundown daily. Containers provided. $6 a gallon pick your own; $7.50 ready-picked. Restroom and water available. Directions:  Take U.S. 74 Business outside Shelby; turn right on N.C. 150 East. Go about 1 mile; farm is on the right at Spake Circle.

Gaston County

  • Double B. Farms - Apple, Squash
    7322 Flay Road, Cherryville, NC 28021. Phone: (704) 435-1073. Phone: (704) 435-2606. Directions: From Lincolnton take 27 W. approx. 7 miles; take left on Flay Rd.; first farm on left after crossing Hwy. 274. From Cherryville take 274 N. approx. 6 miles; take left on Flay Road. Open: By appointment only; Sept.-Oct. Crop availability: Summer squash June to Aug.. We'll have what you need ready.
  • Maple Springs Farm (Linebergers) - Blackberries, Corn, Cucumber, Gourds, Greens, Muscadine, scuppernongs, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Squash, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Hay Rides, Tours
    906 Dallas-Stanley Highway #275, Dallas, NC 28034. Phone: 704-922-8688 or Phone: 704-748-1488. Email: maplespringsfarm@mindspring.com. Directions: Located on Hwy 275 one mile east of Dallas and 5 miles west of Stanley. From I-85, take the New Hope Road Exit 20 in Gastonia, go north on New Hope Road 4 miles to Dallas, turn right on the Dallas-Stanley Hwy #275. The farm is a little over one mile on the right. Crop availability: Strawberries - May-early June Blackberries & Raspberries - June-July Pumpkins, Gourds, Muscadine & Greens - September to October Squash, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Sweet corn & Melons pre-picked only in June& July. School tours welcome & hayrides in October. Eight acres of strawberries, beginning last week of April or early May. 2007 prices: $5 to $8 per gallon. Take-home containers available. Pumpkins, gourds, greens, muscadines and hayrides in September and October. Restroom, playground, picnic tables available. Open: May/June hours: 8 am to 7 p.m. Monday- Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Call for hours in other seasons.  Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website)
    Comments from a visitor on September 11, 2009: "Nice people! Very well run operation. Produce is fresh & market is clean. They have hayrides & farm-oriented play area. Lots of schools & daycares go there in the fall for the pumpkins & hayrides. "

Graham County

  • Stoney Hollow Farm - 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: scott@stoneyhollowfarm.net.  Open: See the visitors note below - call before you go - seven days a week from sunup to sundown on the honor system; Our staff is available to assist you during normal business hours.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. And for a map to our farm, click here. 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. A large, secluded rental home is available for extended stays. View our link to see pictures and book your visit. (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their Facebook page) (ADDED: December 29, 2008)
    A visitor writes on April 15, 2014: This farm was sold in 2013. It is uncertain if it will reopen. "

Haywood County

  • Barber's Orchards Fruit Stand - pick-your-own raspberries, and pumpkins.
    PO Box 307, Waynesville, NC 28786. Phone: (828) 456-3598. Phone: (828) 456-4354. Open: 7 days a week 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Directions: From Asheville take I-40 West, 20 miles; 19S/23S/74W, 2.5 miles; 23S/74W, 7.4 miles; Old Balsam Road, on left, .2 miles on right. Also, prepicked apples, cider, Honey, Jams. (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their Facebook page)
  • 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!) (ADDED: July 29, 2009)
  • 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: farmboy53149@yahoo.com. 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. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: March 08, 2010)
  • 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 check 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.
  • 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: cfp@ioa.com. Open: daily August- December ; August to October 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Directions: Click here for a map to the farm.   (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website)
  • Creasman Farms LLC - apples, pumpkins 
    280 Bent Arrow Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828-685-7728. Email: creasmanfarms@hotmail.com. 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.  (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website)
  • 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: sharon_searcy@yahoo.com. 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.  (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: June 14, 2012) (ADDED: October 05, 2011)
  • 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 us at: grandadsapples@yahoo.com. Directions: I-26, Exit 49-A. Go straight on 64East 2 miles. Big barn with tractor on silo on left. Open: 7 days a week until mid November 9 am to 6PM Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.  (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website)
  • 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: Apples@JustusOrchard.com. 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 11, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: November 02, 2010)
    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.
  • Skytop Orchard - apples and grapes and pumpkins
    PO Box 302/Pinnacle Mtn Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Phone: 828-692-7930. 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: June 11, 2014, from their Facebook page) (UPDATED: October 25, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on September 19, 2010: "I went to Skytop Orchard to purchase Honeycrisp apples. I bought a bushel (luckily I had my checkbook with me!!). When I got home I started to divide the apples to share with friends/family, and found a large percentage to be cut or bruised to such a degree that I spent the following Saturday making applesauce in order to save as much as I could of the apples. In the past, I have been able to keep honeycrisp apples in my fridge up until Thanksgiving. I was able to find honeycrisps at another orchard...Grandad's... that were in very good shape...and went directly into my crisper. I do not know if the apples I purchased were picked off the ground or what...but I spent $39 on apples, many of which I was unable to use. I would have liked to send this email directly to Skytop Orchards, but they do not offer an email address on their website."
  • 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: apples@steppapples.com. 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. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Open: 8:00 am to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 p.m. 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.  (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website)
  • 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.

Jackson County

  • Thomas Berry Farm - blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm
    78 Medallion Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723. Phone: 828-293-5132. Alternate Phone: 828-226-3475. Open: July 1st through September 15th Daylight hours; Any day. Directions: From Sylva: Go toward Cullowhee on highway 107 until you reach bridge. Don't cross bridge, turn left on Old Cullowhee Road & follow about 3 miles until you come to bridge. Turn left onto Wayehutta Road. Go half mile, berry patch on left. From Cashiers: Drive north on highway 107 to bridge across Tuckaseigee River near Cullowhee(3rd bridge). Do not cross bridge, turn right on Old Cullowhee Road. Cross river twice & turn right on Wayehutta Road at end of 2nd bridge. Go about half a mile, patch on left. Click here for a map and directions. July 1st to September 15th. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: July 15, 2010)

Lincoln County

  • Helms Christmas Tree Farm - blueberries, Other fruit or veg, Christmas trees, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides
    6345 Christmas Tree Ln. , Vale, NC 28168. Phone: 704-276-1835. Fax: 704-276-2563. Email us at: henryhelms@bellsouth.net. Directions: From Lincolnton Courthouse: Take hwy 27-W for 8 miles. At stoplight turn right onto Cat Square Road. Go 2 miles turn left onto Beam Lumber Road. Turn Right on 1st. hard service Road. John Beam Road Go 2/10 mi, Christmas Tree Lane will be on your left. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in August, November, December. Open: From Nov 20 to December 20 7 days 9am 6pm Blueberries open approximately July 15 Christmas Trees Open November 20 Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.
  • Lineberger's Berry Hill Farm (Iron Station) - Strawberries.
    2400 Hudson Poultry Road, Iron Station, NC 28080. Call (704) 748-1488 for recording on picking conditions. Strawberries start about May 1; 2007 prices: $5 a gallon you-pick; $6.50 and $8 a gallon ready-picked. Directions:  On Hudson Poultry Road in Iron Station, 5 miles east of Lincolnton. From I-85, take N.C. 27 West through Stanley and Alexis. Just before Iron Station, turn left on Hudson Poultry Road; farm is on left. From North Mecklenburg, take I-77 to N.C. 73 west to Iron Station. Turn left on N.C. 27, go through Iron Station and turn right on Hudson Poultry Road.
  • Lockman's Muscadine Vineyard - Muscadines
    4590 Orchard Road, Iron Station, NC 28080. Phone: (704) 732-6637.
  • Mazie's Garden - flowers, Other plants
    178 Hull's Grove Church Rd, Vale, NC 28168. Phone: 704-276-2486. Email: maziesgarden@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm; Sunday by appointment only. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Irises bloom in May, Daylilies bloom late-June, Hostas and other plants available early spring through fall. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Daylilies, Hostas, Irises, Other Plants. (UPDATED: January 04, 2013) (ADDED: April 29, 2011)
  • McCurry's Strawberry Farm - Strawberries
    735 Wise Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092. Phone: (704) 732-1802. Phone: (704) 735-0338. Directions: Located 7 miles west of Lincolnton on Hwy 27 near West Lincoln High School. Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 6 pm. Crop availability: Strawberries - April 15-June 5.

Macon County

  • Deal Farms - Bell Peppers, tomatoes, Runner Beans
    4402 Murphy Road, Franklin, NC 28734. Phone: (828) 524-5151. Email: info@dealfarms.com. Directions: Formerly Kirklands. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm, closed Sunday.  (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: March 10, 2009)
  • 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: info@dealfarms.com.
    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!" (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: March 10, 2009)
  • 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.  (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 03, 2010)
    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 Farms - blackberries, blueberries,
    3738 River Road, Franklin, NC 28734. Phone: 828-369-6886. Email: lennyjordan@gmail.com. Open: Call for current hours (changes weekly); Send an email if you wish to be added to my "Notification/Availability Email List". Your email will not be used for any other purposes; Email will be sent only when berries are available. Directions: 4.8 Miles East of Franklin, NC on U.S.64/NC 28. Turn Right on Peaceful Cove Road, go 1/10th mile. Turn Left onto River Road, go 7/10ths to Red Barn on left. Entrance gate is 1/10th past barn. Click here for a map and directions. Blackberries: July; Blueberries: July thru end of August. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: July 09, 2009) (UPDATED: July 13, 2009)
  • Sharp's Berry Farm - blueberries,
    83 Berry Farm Road, Franklin, NC 28734. Phone: 828-371-0190. Open: Monday to Sunday (7 days a week), from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm; June 29th to August 1st. Directions: From Franklin, North Carolina travel three miles south on highway 441, turn right onto Addington Bridge Road, continue south for one mile to Berry Farm Road which will be located on the right, about one quarter mile south of a large school. You will be easily be able see the berry bushes from Addington Bridge Road. Payment: Cash, Check. We have over two hundred blue berry bushes with several different clultivars in order to extend the picking season. Next year we hope to be able to offer thornless blackberries. (ADDED: June 04, 2013)

Madison County

  • Zimmerman's Berry Farm - Black Raspberries, Blackberries, Red Raspberries  and Blueberries 
    2260 Revere Road, Marshall, North Carolina 28753. Phone: 828-656-2056. Email: pam@zimmermansberryfarm.com. 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.

Zimmerman's Berry Farm

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: skipcarson@altapassorchard.com. 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. (UPDATED: March 24, 2009) (ADDED: August 07, 2013)

Mitchell County

  • Blueberry Heaven - blueberries,
    1845 Blevins Branch Road, Bakersville, NC 28705. Phone: 828-765-7114. Alternate Phone: 828-688-4689. Email: anitab5@bellsouth.net. 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. (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website)  (ADDED: January 17, 2012)
  • Grassy Creek Blueberry Patch (formerly Abernathy's Farm) - Blueberries
    14622 Highway 226 S, Spruce Pine, NC  28777. Phone: (828) 385-2441. Alternate phone: 828-385-2884 . Email: rcfrye@bellsouth.net. Open: Mid-June through late July. Call for hours or availability. Directions:  Located about one quarter mile from Blue Ridge Parkway on the left.  Parking is now available in the Blueberry field. (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: June 13, 2011)

Polk County

  • Green River Farm Millspring - blueberries, restrooms
    10103 Highway 108 E, Mill Spring, NC 28756. Phone: 828-894-3431. Email: millspring@windstream.net. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 8 am to Noon. Directions: We're on Highway 108 near the Green River Bridge. (Ten miles east of Columbus and eight miles west of Rutherfordton.). Click here for a map and directions. Berries available from late June to early August; Call for availability and avoid disappointment; (828)894 pm to 3431. Payment: Cash, Check. Come early before the day gets too hot. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and/or sunblock. We have picnic tables and a fireplace for our customers use; also a basketball hoop if the kids get tired of picking. (UPDATED: February 29, 2012)
  • Trickle Creek Farm - blackberries, blueberries,
    3620 highway #9 North, Mill Spring, NC 28756. Phone: 828-329-0989. Alternate Phone: 828-606-5928. Email: tylertricklecreekfarm@gmail.com. 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. (ADDED: March 24, 2014)

Rutherford County

  • Mary Ann's Berry Patch - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), U-pick and already picked
    202 Rock Springs Church Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. Phone: 828-287-1425. Email: maryaferrin@yahoo.com. Open: Please call for picking times and fruit avalibility; Open for special requests and pre pick fruit if given advance notice of 3 days; General picking times are Tuesday to Friday from 8 am to 7 pm; Fruit picking season is June 10 to August 30. Directions: My farm is located 5 miles east of Lake Lure ,NC .It is right off of Route 64/74A. It is 14 miles west of Rutherfordton. Take the bridge across the Board River. Look for the Rock Springs Baptist Church sign. The farm is 1/10 mile up the road on the right. You will see my farm signs in the berry field. Click here for a map and directions. Black berries and Blueberries picking dates are mid June to mid July; Rasberries start late July through August depending on the weather. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. There are 3 types of Blackberry( all are hybrid thornless erect) and 3 types of blueberry plants. Both are early, mid and late season varieties There is one type of Rasberry called Heritage. (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: October 27, 2011)
  • U-Pik Berry Farm - Blueberry
    382 CH Hamrick Road, Forest City, NC 28043. Phone: (828) 657-5733. Email: gadai@blueridge.net. Directions: Located Old Caroleen Road, turn onto Baxter Cemetery Road, turn onto C H Hamrick Road, last house on right. Open: Sunday to Saturday; late June thru early August.

Surry County

  • Caves Berries - blackberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties
    163 Cave Road, Dobson, NC 27017. Phone: 336-756-0206. Alternate Phone: 336-356-8868. Fax: 336-356-2018. Open: June 20 to July 25 Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 1 pm Weather permitted, call ahead. Directions: From Mt. Airy take Highway 601 South to Dobson exit, at end of ramp take right onto East Atkins Street, go straight thru two stop lights, go about two miles and take left onto Caves Road, first barn on left. Payment: Cash, Check. Family owned and operated. (UPDATED: June 11, 2014)  (UPDATED: May 22, 2009)  (ADDED: July 03, 2008)  
  • Country Road Strawberries - Strawberries
    226 Mt. Zion Road, Pinnacle, NC 27043. Phone: (336) 325-3331. Phone: (336) 325-2171. Open: Hours and days change during the season - so call before you go - May 2 - June 10; Monday to Saturday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.Directions: From Winston Salem - Take Hwy 50 North, Take the Pinnacle exit. At top of ramp turn Left onto Perch Road. Go 1 mile and turn Right onto Mt. Zion Road. Patch will be one half mile on your left. From Mt. Airy - Take Hwy 52 South, take Pinnacle exit, turn right at top of ramp, go 1 mile, turn right onto Mt. Zion Road, patch is 1/2 mile on left.  Crop availability: Strawberries - May-June. NC Strawberry Assoc. Member.  Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website)
  • Fletcher's Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    2154 Noah Hayes Road, State Road, NC   28676 . Phone: (336) 874-2961. Click here for a map to the farm. Open Monday -Saturday 8 am to 6 pm; July 20 thru September 10. Directions: From Elkin , NC I-77 go 7 miles north toward Sparta . Turn right on Mountain Park Road then go 2 one half miles to Noah Hayes Road . Turn right to first house (2 story Colonial style) on left at 2154 Noah Hayes Road .
  • Fresh Berries U-Pick/We Pick - No pesticides are used, blueberries, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    1500 Jessup Grove Church Road, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041. Phone: 336-351-5798. Fax: 336-351-5798. Open: U - Pick is open Mondays through Fridays and We - Pick is open Wednesdays through Fridays, from 9 am to 3 pm. Directions: From Winston-Salem, take Highway 52 North to first Pilot Mountain Exit (Highway 268). Turn right onto Highway 268 and go 1.2 miles to the first stop light. Turn left onto Main Street and go 1.5 miles to the first stop light. Turn right onto Old Westfield Road and go 2.7 miles to the first crossroads. Turn left onto Jessups Grove Church Road and go .5 miles to the farm at #1500 (on the left). Turn onto the gravel driveway and park at the red barn. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 23, 2009)
  • Gary's Fresh Produce - Corn, Peppers, Potatoes, Tomatoes
    113 Hazy Grove Way, Ararat, NC 27007. Phone: (336) 374-2454. Directions: Located 6.5 miles west of Pilot Mountain, take Hwy 268 West out of Pilot Mountain, turn right on Eldor Road, sign 2.5 miles on right. Open: Monday to Saturday 7 am to 7 pm; May 1 thru November 15. Crop availability: Tomatoes - July-September Corn - July-August Pepper & Potatoes - May-November.
  • Snow's Strawberries - Strawberries
    6838 US Hwy 601, Dobson, NC 27017. Phone: (336) 386-8598. Phone: (336) 386-4118. Directions: Located one mile south of Dobson on Hwy 601. Open: Monday to Saturday 7 am to 'til sold out. Crop availability: Strawberries - May-June.

Swain County

  • Darnell Farms - strawberries, Christmas trees
    P2300 Governors Island Rd, Bryson City, NC 28789. Phone: 828-488-2376. Email: jeffdarnell11@gmail.com. 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. (UPDATED: July 23, 2014) (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website)
  • 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 Farm - Squash, Cucumbers, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Blue Hubbard squash, Pumpkins, Strawberries, Raspberries Grapes Corn
    Island Cove Rd, 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. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 23, 2009)
  • Queens Produce and Berry Farm - black raspberries, red raspberries and blackberries
    858 Davidson River Road, Pisgah Forest, NC 28712. Phone: 828-884-5121. Email: joetuttle@citcom.net. 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.  (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: July 25, 2010)

Watauga County

  • Lee's Blueberries - blueberries,
    6989 Junaluska Road, Boone, NC 28607. Phone: 828-406-7141. Email: lee4019@yahoo.com. Directions: From NEW MARKET CENTER side of Boone -- Take 194 (towards NC DOT) 1 mile to Howards Creek Road Turn left, stay on road 7 miles. After going on dirt road 1/2 mile, first driveway on right (6989). From COURTHOUSE side of Boone -- From 421/105 bypass, Take 421 (towards Tenn.) 6.1 miles to Tater Hill Road Turn right, go 1.8 miles to end of road, take right on Junaluska Road Go 1/2 mile, first driveway on right (6989). And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Open: Dawn to Dusk 7 Days a Week. Mid-July to Mid-Sept. Payment: Cash, Check. HOW TO PAY After picking berries, Drop CASH or CHECK in Black Box on fence posts. Please put loose change in envelope. (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website)  (ADDED: May 08, 2008) (UPDATED: July 07, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on August 24, 2011: "2011 blueberry season is over. Check back in May for next season "
  • Moretz's Mountain Apples - apples
    2820 Big Hill Road, Boone, NC 28607. Phone: 828-264-3424. Email: bhave995@gmail.com. Over 90 Variety of Apples Available. Call for appointment.
  • Shady Grove Gardens and Nursery - Uses natural growing practices, cut flowers for pick- your-own,
    P.O. Box 8, Vilas, NC 28692. Phone: 828-297-4098. Email: sggarden@skybest.com Organic methods. (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website)
  • Swinging Bridge Farm - blueberries, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut
    711 Old Glade Road, Boone, NC 28618. Phone: 828-264-5738. Email us at: stev2lieb@earthlink.net. Directions: From Winston/Charlotte on 421 watch for the Blue Ridge Parkway bridge over 421. Go 2.5 miles further on 421(staying on the four land) to Brownwood Road; right on Brownwood one mile; left on Old Glade, bear left .6 miles. From Boone, Hickory, Gastonia on the 421 four lane, go six to eight miles east of downtown Boone(421 S); get in the left lane; turn left on Brownwood; proceed as above. Crops are usually available in July, August, December. Open: all day for blueberries; 9:30 AM to dark for trees Blueberries July 1 to August 15 Christmas trees - the week before Thanksgiving through December 18 Payment: Cash, Check. Field grown rhododendrons.  (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website)

Wilkes County

  • A&J Farm - Uses natural growing practices, beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, melons, onions, peas, pumpkins, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg,
    995 Curtis Bridge Road, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659. Phone: 336-667-8059. Email: ajwholesalenc@aol.com. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May through September. Open: Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Brushy Mountain Berry Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), rhubarb, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, picnic area
    7493 Nc highway 16 S, Moravian Falls, NC 28654. Phone: (336) 414-9958. Email: austin@brushymountainberryfarm.com. Open: Contact or see website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Wilkesboro: ~8 miles south on NC highway 16 From Taylorsville: ~10 miles north on NC highway 16. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: May - August, Blackberries: June - July, Raspberries: June - July. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: March 22, 2013)

Yadkin County

  • Barron Hill Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    3524 Barron Hill Road, Hamptonville, NC 27020. Phone: 336-468-8728. Email: chadmb@yadtel.net. Open: Season starts around July 1st; Four varieties of blueberries, which some are late season bushes with ripe berries into August; Best time to pick is in the morning before 11am and in the evening around 6pm to dusk. Directions: Barron Hill Farm is nestled on the Yadkin / North Iredell county line, minutes from Hamptonville (US 421 Exit 263) and Union Grove (I-77 Exit 65). Also near Shiloh General Store (5 miles) and Windsor Run Vineyard and Winery (6 miles). Pick your own: $8 a gallon. Pre-pick is $3.00 a pint or $20 a gallon. Bulk pricing for more than two gallons of pre-pick will done upon request. Please call at least 24 hours ahead to reserve your pre-picked order. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their Facebook page) (UPDATED: July 18, 2013) (ADDED: June 08, 2011)
  • Brad's Blueberries - Blueberries, Muscadines, Scuppernong Grapes
    3108 Old Hwy 421, Yadkinville, NC 27005. Phone: (336) 766-6363. Phone: (336) 766-1078. Email: bradtaylor@triad.rr.com. Directions: Take Hwy 421 north to Wilkesboro and cross the Yadkin River. Take the second exit ramp "Speers Bridge Road & Forbush High School". Turn right at the top of the exit ramp and then left at the end of the road. The farm will be 2.5 miles on the left. There will be a sign and a big rock at the entrance of the farm and the property number will be 3108. Open: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 8 am to 2 pm; July 1 thru August 31. Crop availability: Blueberries - July 1-August 31 Muscadine & Scuppernong - October.  (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website)
  • Oakwood Vineyards - Muscadines
    3620 Oakwood Road, Booneville, NC 27011. Phone: (336) 367-7884. Email: gcmeeks@earthlink.net. Open: Monday to Saturday 9 am to 7 pm. Open on Sunday (Upon Request).
  • Rocking W. Farm - Strawberries, Cucumber, Onions, Tomatoes, Corn, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Greenhouse Vegetables
    2317 Lace Knoll Road, East Bend, NC 27018. Phone: (336) 961-6373. Phone: (336) 961-6640. Directions: From Winston Salem take US 421 to Speer Bridge Road exit right to Old US 421 left one mile to Falcon Road turn right. At end of Falcon Road turn left. Go 1 one half mile turn left on Rockett Road then go 1 one half mile turn left on Lace Knoll. Strawberry fields on the right. Open: Call for dates and hours of operation. Crop availability: Strawberries & Tomatoes - late April-June Corn - June-August Onions, Greenhouse Cucumbers & Tomatoes - Nov-June.

Yancey County


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Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
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Buncombe County

  • Asheville Farm - Free range, organically fed chickens, farm fresh eggs
    43 Bright Blue Sky Lane, Leicester, NC 28748. Phone: 828-515-0177. Email: growing@ashevillefarm.com. Directions: 5 miles northwest of Asheville on Highway 63. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available all year. Open: 9 am to 9 pm on weekends; Weekdays by appointment. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: May 11, 2008)
  • Aunt Sandie's - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Fresh local eggs, Crafts, artistic products, etc, flowers, herbs/spices, melons, peppers, pumpkins, tomatoes, walnuts, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals, birthday parties
    1059 Old Leicester Highway, Asheville, NC 28806. Phone: 828-683-8917. Email: sandrabiddix@bellsouth.net. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Please see our website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Aunt Sandie's also offers winter squash, seedlings, edible flowers, ornamental vegetables. (ADDED: May 28, 2010)
  • Hickory Nut Gap Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, apples, blueberries, pumpkins, Turkeys, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    57 Sugar Hollow Road, Fairview, NC 28730. Phone: 828-628-1027. Email: amy@hickorynutgapfarm.com. Open: Wednesday to Saturday 1 pm to 5pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: October 13, 2010)

Burke County

  • C and O Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), strawberries,
    5480 Wilkies Grove Church Road, Hickory, NC 28602. Phone: 828-308-2671. Email: info@cnofarms.com. Open: all day Saturday and any afternoon through the week, by calling. Directions: From I-40 (east or west) take the Icard/Rhodhiss exit (#116). Turn left off the exit ramp and go about 1.5 to 2 miles. Turn right on Johnson Bridge Road. Take Johnson Bridge Road all the way to the end (about 5 miles) to the stop sign. Go straight through the stop sign and the farm is about 100 yards on the right. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check. First year harvesting at the farm. Open weekends and afternoons by calling. 828-308-2671. Fundraising opportunities available for groups. Great for Youth groups, scout troops or other organizations. CSA available for certain berries. Pick your own, or Pre Pick. Check out our website for further details.  Picking strawberries and blueberries this spring. Raspberries in fall. Blackberries available in the summer. (ADDED: March 12, 2010)
  • Perry's Berry's - Uses natural growing practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farm market, not located on the farm, all produce is sustainably grown, Covered outdoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    1136 Browning View Road, Morganton, NC 28655. Phone: 828-432-7631. Alternate Phone: 828-443-5920. Email: terry@perrysberrys.com. Open: Wednesday 2 pm to 6 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: 1-40 East or West. Take exit 94 Dysartsville Road (From East I-40 Turn left onto Dysartsville Road )(From West I-40 turn right onto Dysartsville Road ) Go 0.7 miles. Turn left onto US 70 West. Go 1.7 miles then turn right onto State Road 1233/Bridgewater Road Go 5.6 miles. Turn left onto highway 126. Go 0.9 miles turn right onto Gwaltney Road. Go 300 feet turn left onto Browning View Road Go 300 feet turn left onto Browning View Road Go 0.2 miles. Farm on right. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: June 21 thru July 25, 2014 Pumpkins: October 1 to October 31, 2014. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 19, 2014)

Caldwell County

  • Johnny Wilson Farm LLC - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), porta-potties, picnic area, Bouncy castle, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    2547 Dry Ponds Rd, Granite Falls, NC 28630. Phone: 828-217-1874. Alternate Phone: 828-312-3080. Email: jwfarm.olivia@gmail.com. Open: Every Tuesday from May until December we will be at the farmers market in Sawmills there will be no produce at the farm on Tuesdays. Directions: From interstate 40 take exit 113(Valdese)east bound turn left, west bound turn right. Stay straight through Valdese you will cross the castle bridge and then go up a hill. At top of hill is a stop light make a right onto Dry Ponds Road go approximately 3 miles farm is located on left if going to the pumpkin patch, birhtday parties or weddding or right if you going to buy produce, landscaping material, Christmas Trees. The office is also located on the right side inside the farm house. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: September 27, 2011)
  • Lenoir Downtown Farmers Market - Farm market, not located on the farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown, some produce is sustainably grown, Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc,
    912 West Avenue, Lenoir, NC 28645. Phone: 828-221-4935. Alternate Phone: 828-729-7020. Email: lenoirdopwntownfarmersmarket@gmail.com,. Open: Year round Wednesday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, WIC Vouchers. Four times a year the, Lenoir Downtown Farmers Market hosts special community events. A harvest festival in the fall, Herb festival in the spring, 4th of July cookout and a Holiday palooza. Please check our Facebook page for current events and sign up to receive our monthly email news letter. Buy local, buy fresh, buy quality. We are a producer only farm market located in historic downtown, Lenoir, North Carolina. We offer a wide variety of seasonal local grown produce. We also offer meat such as, pork, beef and lamb. We are currently working to add chicken and fish,(Tilapia and Trout). We have eggs, jams, Jelly, honey, baked goods, canned goods, arts and crafts by local artisans, plants, herbs and a wide variety of flowers and bouquet's arranged by local growers. Coming soon will be monthly classes free of charge on a variety of topics pertaining to farming, healthy living, healthy cooking, growing herbs, shitake mushrooms, etc. We have fresh brewed coffee and Organic whole bean roasted by a local vendor is sold by the 1/2 or whole pound. (ADDED: August 17, 2013)

Clay County

  • SSM Farm - Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers, Corn, Squash, Beans, Pumpkins, Cabbage,
    Tusquittee Road, Hayesville, NC 28904. Payment: Cash and Check. They have a Port-A-Potty.
    Comments from a visitor on July 28, 2009:
    "The service and prices cannot be beat. The stand is beside the fields and the produce is of excellent quality. I have been buying form them for two years and refer everyone I know that freezes and cans about the farm. Vegetables can be purchased by the box or you can buy small quantity for a meal. These crops are not organically grown. " (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 28, 2009)

Gaston County

  • Apple Orchard Farm - meats and produce
    640 Mariposa road, Stanley, NC 28164. Phone: 704-718-4923. Open: Year round, daylight hours.. Email: appleorchardfarm@bellsouth.net. All meats are hormone free, grass fed organic meats. All produce is also organic and pesticide free. They also make their own honey and honeycomb and have beef jerky. They also have one of the tallest windmills in the area!
    Comments from a visitor on August 28, 2009:
    "I love it it's a really cool place to visit. Art Duckworth is a great farmer and it makes an excellent agritourism stop." (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: August 28, 2009)
  • Stowe Dairy Farms - Uses natural growing practices, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, herbs/spices, pecans , peppers, plums, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    169 Stowe Dairy Road, Gastonia, NC 28052. Phone: 704 228-9826. Email: Stowe_Dairy_Farms@yahoo.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Gastonia: highway 321 South Turn right on Crowders Creek Road After 4 miles, turn right on Stowe Dairy Road. Click here for a map and directions. All natural beef available year round; Farm market opens mid June until September; Open for Christmas season from Thanksgiving until sold out. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Sweet Sorghum Saturdays: Watch sorghum syrup being made with old timey equipment and methods Saturdays in October. Check website for exact dates and times due to weather conditions. Hayrides available for events year round as weather permits. Yellow zucchini, heirloom tomatoes, okra, popcorn. (UPDATED: April 07, 2010)

Haywood County

Henderson County

  • Big Willow - No pesticides are used, Fresh eggs
    151 Big Willow Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28739. Phone: 828-692-7213. Email: chatty1998a@bellsouth.net. Open: Directions: US 64 W to Etowah. Left on Etowah School Road Left on River Road Right on Big Willow. Click here for a map and directions. Farm Fresh Eggs, some duck eggs; 1;50 dozen; Eggs gathered daily; Free roam chickens and ducks; Only feed Layer feed and cracked corn; Feed scraps from house and garden;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: August 11, 2009)
  • The Farm - Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, beans, blueberries, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, melons, onions, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes,
    2731 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828-696-5375. Email: sharon_searcy@yahoo.com. 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. (ADDED: October 05, 2011)(UPDATED: June 14, 2012)

Lincoln County

  • Mill Creek Organic Gardens - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farm market, not located on the farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Covered outdoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, school tours
    3102 Fish Pond Road, Cherryville, NC 28021. Phone: 704-435-6799. Email: claymurphy@millcreekorganicgardens.com. Open: See our website for current hours http://millcreekorganicgardens;com/. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: The gardens are located in the foothills of western North Carolina off highway 182 on Fish Pond Road in lincoln county. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards. Click here for our Facebook page. All produce is grown in organic and polyculture manner. We use no chemicals of any type at the gardens. Our sauces, chile powders, vinegars are made from produce we grow. hard/soft neck garlic, elephant garlic, shallots, cabbage, red mustard/ collard greens, rainbow chard, 15 types of lettuce, red russian kale, easter egg radishes,sweet potatoes, yams, tomatillo, Mill Creek signature salad mix with edible flowers, chile powders, hot sauces, red wine/white wine/malt vinegars. (ADDED: November 29, 2012)

Rutherford County

  • Love Story Farm - Garden stand on a residence, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, school tours
    314 Lovers Ln, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. Phone: 828-447-0047. Email: lovestoryfarm@yahoo.com. Open: May 23 through October 31; Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm; Saturday, 9am to 6pm; Closed on Sundays. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Summer Solstice; Friday, June 24th; 6pm to 10pm; Activities include: bonfire, drum circle, live music, s'mores making, and story-telling; Saturday, June 25th; 10am to 6pm; Activities include: face painting, homemade wine tasting contest, homemade icecream; We will be offering blueberries, strawberries, sal Saturday, jams, pies, and fresh-cut flowers for sale; Local artisans May rent space for $25 a booth; Please bring your own equipment and setup; Contact Christine at Love Story Farm for more information; Harvest Festival; Saturday, August 13th; 10am to 6pm; Activities include: hay rides, face painting; Demonstrations include: papermaking/journal making, pressed flowers (cards), natural tye-dying, potpourri and sachel making, solar dehydration, soap making, and biodiesel; We will offer 3 tours of the farm; Please check back for updated times and schedules of the events; There will also be items available for purchase, such as: sunflowers, jams, pesto, herbs (fresh and dry), shirts, hats, etc. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Intensive Cob Weekend. Friday, May 20, 1pm until Sunday, May 22, 5pm. Arrive Thursday at 5pm or later. Canning and Preserving Class. Saturday, July 23, 9am to 1 pm. Earth Plaster and Paint Weekend. Saturday, July 30, 9am, until Sunday, July 31, 5pm. Arrive on Friday, 2pm or later. St. Patty's Irish Brew Class*. 4 weeks. Thursday nights. 7pm to 8:30 pm. March 17 to April 7. Summer Mist Wine Class*. 5 weeks. Thursday nights. 7pm to 8:30pm. May 12 to June 9. *Must be 21 and show ID. (ADDED: March 10, 2011)

Surry County

  • Fresh Berries U-Pick/We Pick - No pesticides are used, blueberries, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    1500 Jessup Grove Church Road, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041. Phone: 336-351-5798. Fax: 336-351-5798. Open: U - Pick is open Mondays through Fridays and We - Pick is open Wednesdays through Fridays, from 9 am to 3 pm. Directions: From Winston-Salem, take Highway 52 North to first Pilot Mountain Exit (Highway 268). Turn right onto Highway 268 and go 1.2 miles to the first stop light. Turn left onto Main Street and go 1.5 miles to the first stop light. Turn right onto Old Westfield Road and go 2.7 miles to the first crossroads. Turn left onto Jessups Grove Church Road and go .5 miles to the farm at #1500 (on the left). Turn onto the gravel driveway and park at the red barn. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. June, July, and into August (depending on the weather and the bushes). (ADDED: June 23, 2009)

Wilkes County

  • A&J Farms and Produce #2 - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, apples, beans, corn (sweet), eggplant, melons, nectarines, oranges, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, strawberries, tomatoes, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    5577 highway 421w, Wilkesboro, NC 28697. Phone: 336-981-5772. Email: jbare5277900@aol.com. Open: Monday to Thursday 9am to 6pm, Friday to Sunday 9am to 7pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: July 15, 2010)

Yadkin County

  • Happy's Farm - peppers, corn, tomatoes, squash, eggplant, okra, pumpkins, melons and cucumbers.
    2508 Forbush Road, East Bend, NC 27018. Phone: 336-408-7380. Open: call to arrange at picking time; Call and check with what is available and ready. Email: happys_farm@yahoo.com.  Call for more information and please call to check availability. In July and August, we have yellow, white and bicolor corn and Silver King white corn. . (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 16, 2009) (UPDATED: April 23, 2010)

Yancey County

  • The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms - Garden stand on a residence, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, carrots, flowers, gooseberries, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Fresh eggs, farm animals
    54 Labrador Lane, Burnsville, NC 28714. Phone: 828-682-1405. Email: yanceyfoxfarms@frontier.com. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Call for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Bloody Butcher corn. (ADDED: February 18, 2011)

Local Honey Sources:

Buncombe County

  • Aunt Sandie's - Honey (retail), Blackberry honey, Clover honey, Sourwood honey), Wildflower honey, Beeswax candles, Other honey products, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals, birthday parties
    1059 Old Leicester Highway, Asheville, NC 28806. Phone: 828-683-8917. Email: sandrabiddix@bellsouth.net. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Honey updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Please see our website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We offer classes using beeswax and honey, along with other products to make bath products, soaps and more. (ADDED: May 28, 2010)
  • Cloud 9 Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Raw honeys, Beeswax candles, Other honey products, Tours, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties
    137 Bob Barnwell Rd, Fletcher, NC 28732. Phone: 828-628-1758. Email: info@cloud9relaxation.com. Open: Berries in June, July, August Picking Tuesday and Saturday 8 am to dusk Tours by appointment; Small charge to be reimbursed if a purchase is made. Directions: from Asheville; I-40. Take NC exit 53 A east Go on highway 74 A East for 5.2 miles towards Fairview. R on Emmas Grove Road Go 1.4 mi R on Bob Barnwell Road Go 1 mi to patch on left. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. BeeBabe Made- luscious, healing skin care products made by the BeeBabes, women beekeepers and farm stewards farming sustainably, tending honey bees naturally and gratefully serving Mother Earth's perfect cycles and seasons. beeswax candles, Blueberry jam. (ADDED: August 29, 2013)
  • Long Branch Environmental Education Center - Honey (retail), Blackberry honey, Blueberry honey, Clover honey, Sourwood honey), Wildflower honey, Raw honeys, Strained honey, Tours, 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: paul@longbrancheec.org. 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. (ADDED: September 02, 2011)

Wilkes County

  • A&J Farms and Produce #2 - Honey (retail), Raw honeys, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    5577 highway 421w, Wilkesboro, NC 28697. Phone: 336-981-5772. Email: jbare5277900@aol.com. Open: Monday to Thursday 9am to 6pm, Friday to Sunday 9am to 7pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Raw organic honey. (ADDED: July 15, 2010)

 


Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Buncombe County

  • Aunt Sandie's - Chicken (free range), No hormones used, No antibiotics used, Eggs (free range), Goat Milk, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Restrooms, children welcome, Pets welcome, meeting room available, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals, birthday parties
    1059 Old Leicester Highway, Asheville, NC 28806. Phone: 828-683-8917. Email: sandrabiddix@bellsouth.net. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Please see our website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We home school our children and support foster care and foster adoptions. We strive to create a sustainable local organic farm, conserve resources, support humane treatment of animals, educate others and be good stewards of God's earth! The Biddix family has received many awards for culinary/artistic projects including The Grove Park Inn Gingerbread & Birdhouse Competitions, Hendersonville Arts Council, and NC Mountain State Fair & was featured in Family Fun Magazine. (ADDED: May 28, 2010)
  • Cloud 9 Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Chicken (free range), Beef, No antibiotics used, 100% grass and/or grain fed, Eggs (free range), Pets welcome, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties
    137 Bob Barnwell Rd, Fletcher, NC 28732. Phone: 828-628-1758. Email: info@cloud9relaxation.com. Open: Berries in June, July, August Picking Tuesday and Saturday 8 am to dusk Tours by appointment; Small charge to be reimbursed if a purchase is made. Directions: from Asheville; I-40. Take NC exit 53 A east Go on highway 74 A East for 5.2 miles towards Fairview. R on Emmas Grove Road Go 1.4 mi R on Bob Barnwell Road Go 1 mi to patch on left. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. The "Ultimate Farm-cation" especially for families with children and couples wanting a little cabin-in-the-woods setting. Mountain views all around. (ADDED: August 29, 2013)
  • Hickory Nut Gap Farm - Chicken (free range), Turkey, Beef, Pork, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% Grass fed (includes finishing), snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, sausage, Bacon (pork), Smoked meats, Eggs (free range, vegetarian fed), Goat Milk, Restrooms, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, No pets please, Turkeys, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    57 Sugar Hollow Road, Fairview, NC 28730. Phone: 828-628-1027. Email: amy@hickorynutgapfarm.com. Open: Wednesday to Saturday 1 pm to 5pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: October 13, 2010)
  • Long Branch Environmental Education Center - Fresh water fish farm, USDA Natural, Restrooms, Hiking trails, Fishing onsite, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Farm/ranch tours for visitors, School tours, children welcome, meeting room available, 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: paul@longbrancheec.org. 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. (ADDED: September 02, 2011)

Caldwell County

  • Ripshin Goat Dairy - goats milk, cheese
    1865 Highway 268, Lenoir, NC 28645. Phone: 828-758-0906. Email: lizaplaster@bellsouth.net. Open: from 8 until 5; Call for tours; Open during Farmer's Market season.. They are Appalachian Grown Local foods and certified Animal Welfare Approved farm. Sells chevre, feta, and camembert cheeses. Restrooms for customers only. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: May 27, 2010)

Catawba County

  • Red Wolf Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Pork, USDA Natural, Eggs (free range, vegetarian fed), sausage, Wedding facilities, Hiking trails, School tours, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1797 Water Plant Rd, Maiden, NC 28650. Phone: 828-428-1445. Email: redwolffarm@att.net. Open: September 26 through November 4; Weekdays by appointment for groups of 20 or more; Open to the public (no appointment needed) on weekends; Saturdays: 10 am to 5 pm; Sundays: 11 am to 5 pm. Directions: From 4 lane Highway 321 take exit 28. If coming from Lincolnton, turn right towards Maiden. If coming from Hickory, turn left towards Maiden. Go about 3 miles to Maiden to the stoplight at Auto Zone. Turn right at Auto Zone onto Providence Mill Road. Go 1 mile to sharp curve. As you go out of the curve, our farm will be on the right at the corner of Providence Mill Road and Water Plant Road. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Red Wolf Farm is open by appointment to groups during the week, and open to the public (no appointment needed)on weekends in the fall. We are located in Maiden, "Halloween Town." Home of one of the largest, family oriented, Halloween night, trick-or-treat street parties in the country. (UPDATED: July 21, 2011)  (ADDED: August 17, 2010)

Clay County

Gaston County

  • Stowe Dairy Farms - Uses natural growing practices, Beef, Veal, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% Grass fed (includes finishing), Farm dinners, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Farm/ranch tours for visitors, School tours, children welcome, handicap accessible, meeting room available, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    169 Stowe Dairy Road, Gastonia, NC 28052. Phone: 704 228-9826. Email: Stowe_Dairy_Farms@yahoo.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Gastonia: highway 321 South Turn right on Crowders Creek Road After 4 miles, turn right on Stowe Dairy Road. Click here for a map and directions. All natural beef available year round; Farm market opens mid June until September; Open for Christmas season from Thanksgiving until sold out;. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Sweet Sorghum Saturdays: Watch sorghum syrup being made with old timey equipment and methods Saturdays in October. Check website for exact dates and times due to weather conditions. Hayrides available for events year round as weather permits. (UPDATED: April 07, 2010)

Haywood County

Yancey County

  • The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms - No hormones used, No antibiotics used, Goat Milk, Eggs (free range), Specialty eggs (see below), Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Fresh eggs, farm animals
    54 Labrador Lane, Burnsville, NC 28714. Phone: 828-682-1405. Email: yanceyfoxfarms@frontier.com. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Call for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We offer in-season produce and berries. We grow Bloody Butcher corn to grind and sell cornmeal. We offer Flower Essence jellies as well as traditional jams/jellies. We offer Native American/Mountain crafts such as corn husk dolls, dreamcatchers, etc. We offer specialty gift baskets...call for details. We offer Animal Feed goat milk and Ameraucana bantam "colored" eggs. (ADDED: February 18, 2011)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Buncombe County

  • Aunt Sandie's - Birthday parties, Filming or photo shoots, Classes, lectures or Speakers, School and educational groups, Other Private Parties, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, Bed & Breakfast onsite, Dairy farm, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Pumpkin patch, goats, chickens, other animals, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Fishing nearby, boating nearby, horse riding, swimming pool nearby, fitness/health club nearby, CD Player, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking allowed in designated areas, meeting room available, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals, birthday parties
    1059 Old Leicester Highway, Asheville, NC 28806. Phone: 828-683-8917. Email: sandrabiddix@bellsouth.net. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Venue updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Please see our website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. New in 2010, Aunt Sandie's Cottage is available for vacation rental! Come stay with us, enjoy Asheville and enjoy our little farm!. (ADDED: May 28, 2010)
  • Cloud 9 Farm - Wedding Ceremony, Business outings, Beautiful rural setting,
    137 Bob Barnwell Road, Fletcher, NC 28732. Phone: 828-628-1758. Email: cloud9relaxation@gmail.com. Open: By appointment only. Directions: from Asheville; I-40. Take NC exit 53 A east Go on highway 74 A East for 5.2 miles towards Fairview. R on Emmas Grove Road Go 1.4 mi R on Bob Barnwell Road Go 1 mi to patch on left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Our wedding venue is by a pond with a water feature or at the cathedral in the woods. Plenty of parking. Rent a tent. DIY. Cloud 9 Farm has two vacation rental available; Cloud 9 Relaxation home for up to 6 and Heavenly Hideaway Cabin for 2. The "Ultimate Farm-cation".Ceremonial timber frame in the woods for weddings as well as a beautiful pond with flat area for your rented tent, timber frame pavilion, fire pit, water feature on the Cloud 9 Farm. Rent the 2 vacation homes for your family. (ADDED: August 29, 2013) (UPDATED: August 31, 2013)

Catawba County

  • Buffalo Beal's Animal Park - Birthday parties, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Lighting, Cooking Facilities, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Some Linens and table silverware are provided, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, llamas/alpacas, other animals, Beautiful rural setting, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, restrooms, picnic area, Inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    3259 Water Plant Road, Maiden, NC 28650. Phone: 828-428-4388. Alternate Phone: 828 234 4025. Fax: 828 428 4388. Email: bealfive@aol.com. Open: We are open all year round, call for more information. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We have several other special dates at the farm, we have a Memorial Day, which includes a cannon being shot, and a civil war camp display. We offer portable petting zoo, pony rides, and camel rides. (ADDED: October 06, 2013)
  • Devine Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, farm animals, events at your location (call for info)
    2675 Saint James Church Road, Newton, NC 28658. Phone: (828)461-2012. Alternate Phone: (828)466-0130. Email: devine5farm@bellsouth.net. Open: Year round Monday through Sunday by appointment. Directions: From the Department of Motor Vehicles in Newton on business highway 321 turn onto Smyre Farm Road go to stop sign turn right. Farm is approximately one and a half miles on right. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Bird Watching. (ADDED: July 21, 2011)
  • Red Wolf Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Wedding Reception, Birthday parties, Business outings, Corporate events, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, You may bring your own food, Tables and chairs are Provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, dairy cows, goats, chickens, pigs, other animals, Beautiful rural setting, Hiking trails, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1797 Water Plant Rd, Maiden, NC 28650. Phone: 828-428-1445. Email: redwolffarm@att.net. Open: September 26 through November 4; Weekdays by appointment for groups of 20 or more; Open to the public (no appointment needed) on weekends; Saturdays: 10 am to 5 pm; Sundays: 11 am to 5 pm. Directions: From 4 lane Highway 321 take exit 28. If coming from Lincolnton, turn right towards Maiden. If coming from Hickory, turn left towards Maiden. Go about 3 miles to Maiden to the stoplight at Auto Zone. Turn right at Auto Zone onto Providence Mill Road. Go 1 mile to sharp curve. As you go out of the curve, our farm will be on the right at the corner of Providence Mill Road and Water Plant Road. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Red Wolf Farm is open by appointment to groups during the week, and open to the public (no appointment needed)on weekends in the fall. We are located in Maiden, "Halloween Town." Home of one of the largest, family oriented, Halloween night, trick-or-treat street parties in the country. (UPDATED: July 21, 2011)  (ADDED: August 17, 2010)

Gaston County

  • Stowe Dairy Farms - Uses natural growing practices, Lighting, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Conferences, Filming or photo shoots, Classes, lectures or Speakers, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Catering available, You may bring your own food, Tables and chairs are Provided, Some Linens and table silverware are provided, B&B nearby, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Dairy farm, Cattle ranch, Vegetables, or bush fruit, dairy cows, steers/cattle, goats, Beautiful rural setting, golf nearby, CD Player, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Vegetarian meals available, handicap accessible, meeting room available, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    169 Stowe Dairy Road, Gastonia, NC 28052. Phone: 704 228-9826. Email: Stowe_Dairy_Farms@yahoo.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Gastonia: highway 321 South Turn right on Crowders Creek Road After 4 miles, turn right on Stowe Dairy Road. Click here for a map and directions. All natural beef available year round; Farm market opens mid June until September; Open for Christmas season from Thanksgiving until sold out;. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Sweet Sorghum Saturdays: Watch sorghum syrup being made with old timey equipment and methods Saturdays in October. Check website for exact dates and times due to weather conditions. Hayrides available for events year round as weather permits. (UPDATED: April 07, 2010)

Jackson County

  • Tom Sawyer Tree Farm - Lighting, Heating, Cooking Facilities, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Corporate 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, Tables and chairs are Provided, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring Your Own Tables and chairs, BYO alcohol, B&B nearby, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Lake views, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Hiking trails, Fishing onsite, boating nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, Internet (Ethernet), Free Onsite Lot parking lot, children welcome, restrooms, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, weddings and wedding parties
    262 Chimney Pond Road P.O. Box 425, Glenville, NC 28736. Phone: 828-743-5456. Alternate Phone: 800-662-7008. Fax: 828743-2752. Email: tom@tomsawyertrees.com. Open: Horse and wagon rides over the weekends during December. Directions: Highway 107 north from Cashiers Turn let on Lakeside Circle(Happ's Resturant on the right). Follow the signs to our farm. Click here for a map and directions. Choose and Cut Thanksgiving weekend and all days in December until December24th. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: May 21, 2010)

Farm Bed And Breakfasts

Buncombe County

  • Aunt Sandie's - 2 total rooms, Price range from $50 to $85, Small fridge in rooms, Fresh eggs, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, swimming pool nearby, tennis nearby, fitness/health club nearby, children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking permitted, Help feed the animals, Sustainable farming, Honeybee hives onsite, goats, chickens, other animals, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals, birthday parties
    1059 Old Leicester Highway, Asheville, NC 28806. Phone: 828-683-8917. Email: sandrabiddix@bellsouth.net. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. B&B updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Please see our website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Aunt Sandie's Cottage is a quaint country cottage located less than 8 miles from the main city of Asheville, but away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Our one bedroom suite is just right for couples or small families. We have free range chickens, honey bees, an organic garden, and a couple of friendly cats. We welcome your four legged friends as well! There's a big deck, a fire pit and an overall peaceful atmosphere. As you can see in our motto, we believe in supporting our local businesses . So, as part of your stay, we include a complimentary continental breakfast and handmade herbal toiletries made by local small businesses. We'll even provide you with a list of our favorite local shops, restaurants, farms, markets and more! We're close to downtown Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Biltmore House, Grove Park Inn, gem mining, letterboxing, and more!. Photos: Click here for photos of the rooms and farmhouse. (ADDED: May 28, 2010)

Wholesale Foods

Henderson County

  • The Farm - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, some produce is sustainably grown, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, beans, blueberries, broccoli, corn (sweet), eggplant, onions, pumpkins, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes,
    2731 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828-696-5375. Email: sharon_searcy@yahoo.com. 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. (ADDED: October 05, 2011)

Haywood County

  • Christopher Farm Store - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, restrooms
    2266 Crymes Cove Road, Waynesville, NC 28560. Phone: 828-456-3010. Alternate Phone: 828-712=9710. Fax: 828-456-3055. Email: tim@christopherfarmstore.com. Open: from Monday to Saturday, 6 am till 5 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. we offer delivery to the local business people without a huge required order. We offer friendly and economical service in a effort to provide the needed items for our customers and keep the economy of our county growing. Shop Local.. (ADDED: July 16, 2012)

Lincoln County

  • Mill Creek Organic Gardens - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), National delivery, Global delivery, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, asparagus, beans, blackberries, carrots, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, grapes, herbs/spices, melons, onions, other citrus, peaches, peppers, persimmons, pumpkins, raspberries (Spring, red), summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, school tours
    3102 Fish Pond Road, Cherryville, NC 28021. Phone: 704-435-6799. Email: claymurphy@millcreekorganicgardens.com. Open: See our website for current hours Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: The gardens are located in the foothills of western North Carolina off highway 182 on Fish Pond Road in lincoln county. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards. Click here for our Facebook page. All produce is grown in organic and polyculture manner. We use no chemicals of any type at the gardens. Our sauces, chile powders, vinegars are made from produce we grow. hard/soft neck garlic, elephant garlic, shallots, cabbage, red mustard/ collard greens, rainbow chard, 15 types of lettuce, red russian kale, easter egg radishes,sweet potatoes, yams, tomatillo, Mill Creek signature salad mix with edible flowers, chile powders, hot sauces, red wine/white wine/malt vinegars. (ADDED: November 29, 2012)

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