Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Central-East North Carolina? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Central-East North Carolina,
sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name
(see "What does Organic mean?").
The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for
a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this
page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined;
click on it and it will open their website. If you find anything outdated or
inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop.
Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook
page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or
Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally
overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with
the farm directly before you go!
And if you know of any farms I missed and want to
add a farm, please let me know!
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What's in season in September 2020, and other timely information:
Notes for September 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries
are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe
and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more!
Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours. We also have a
state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements here.
See our comprehensive list of
home canning, jam and jelly
making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access
recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search.
If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me! It is easy to
make your own ice cream,
even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note,
there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now, using similar sounding names. They have all
copied their information from here and usually do not ever update. Since
2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see
anything wrong or outdated, please
waterbath canners and
pressure canners, are getting hard to find as
people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are
selling out. Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying
your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.
Children's Consignment Sales
occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
See these pages to find a local
Strawberry Festival, or a
Cherry or cherry blossom festival
or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.
Central-East North Carolina U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
- Green Acres Strawberries - Cabbage, Greens, Onions,
6838 NC Hwy 33 NW, Tarboro, NC 27886. Phone: (252)
823-5111. Phone: (252) 823-6351. Directions: Located on 6838 NC Hwy 33
NW, 7 miles northwest of Tarboro. Open: Sunday to Saturday 9 am to 7 pm;
April-June. Crop availability: Strawberries, Cabbage, Onions & Greens -
- JOJU Farm - blueberries, U-pick and
already picked, farm animals
210 W Logsboro Road, Tarboro, NC 27886.
Phone: 252-370-0700. Email:
June - August; Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm; Week Days
Call Ahead. Directions: from Tarboro off highway 33. left on W Logsboro
Road 2nd house on right. from rock mount highway 97, right on W logsboro
road 4 mile 1st house on left.
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberry June thru August.
Payment: Cash, Check.
- Morris Strawberry Farm
- Cabbage, Greens, Onions, Potatoes, Strawberries
692 Webbs Chapel
Road, Macclesfield, NC 27852. Phone: (252) 827-4736. Phone: (252)
813-7656. Directions: From Crisp take Webbs Chapel Road 1/2 mile farm on
right. Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 7 pm; April 15-May 31. Crop
availability: Strawberries, Cabbage, Salad, Onions & Potatoes -
- OJ Smith Farms, Inc. - Strawberries
12675 NC 48,
Whitakers, NC 27891. Phone: (252) 437-1721. Directions: Located off
I-95, Exit 150, Hwy 33. Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 6 pm; end of
April thru June.
- Taylor Farm Vineyard
- Muscadines, Muscadines
12901 Hwy 42 East, Tarboro, NC 27886. Phone:
Creekside Fresh Pickings
- UPDATE for 2019: They are permanently closed
Snow Hill, NC 28580.
We would like to thank everyone for your support over the past 4 years.
Unfortunately Creekside Fresh Pickings will be closing 2019. Our
family will miss seeing all of you at our farm stand. We are not sure of
future plans for the farm at this time but after much discussion following
the flooding and storms this fall we made this difficult decision (UPDATED: March 08, 2017) (ADDED: August
- Jones Fruit Farm - Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Peaches, Strawberries
7094 Beaman Old Creek Road, Walstonburg , NC 27888 . Phone: (252)
747-3989. Other Phone: (252) 747-3989.
Click here for a map to the farm. Open Monday to Saturday 8 am to 7
pm; late June-Aug. Typical harvest dates: Strawberries - April-June Peaches
- June-August Cabbage - May Blueberries - June-July Cantaloupes & Melons -
July-August. Special Services: Homemade ice cream (in-season fruits); Call
in orders accepted. Directions: Located 8 miles north of Snow Hill off Hwy
58 on Beaman Old Creek Road (1222).
- Martha's Vineyard
Route 2, Box 94, Stantonsburg, NC 27883. Phone: (252) 238-2279.
- C & C Vineyard- Muscadines
5093 Potters Hill Road, Pink Hill, NC 28572. Phone: (252) 568-4605.
- Cottle Farms, Inc. - Strawberries
Airport Road, Kinston, NC 28502. Phone: (252) 523-2203. Phone: (919)
267-4531. Directions: Located on Airport Road near airport. Open: Sunday 1
pm to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday 8 am to 7 pm. Crop availability: Strawberries
- Loftin's Berry Farm
1371 Hwy 58 South, Kinston, NC 28504. Phone: (252) 527-2278.
Putnam Family Farms - UPDATE for 2019: They are permanently closed
2044 Lightwood Knot Road, Kinston, NC 28504.
See a news story here.
T.C. Smith Produce Farm
- Blueberries, Strawberries
464 Smith-Grady Road, Seven Springs , NC
28578 . Phone: (252) 569-7011. Other Phone: (252) 521-3503.
Open Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday 7:30 am to 6:30 pm; Apr 10-
December 1. Directions: Located off Hwy 55 west of Kinston , past Moss Hill
School . First paved road turn left at Strabane Crossroads .6 mile on right.
Watch for signs.
Click here for a map to the farm. Email:
Typical harvest dates: Strawberries - April-June Red Potatoes - May Cabbage,
Cucumber & Squash - May-June Blueberries - June-July Cantaloupe, Watermelon
& Tomatoes - June-August Sweet Potatoes & Collards - October- December.
The Berry Patch
PO Box 477, Robersonville, NC 27871. Phone: (252) 795-3448. Phone:
(252) 714-8188. Email:
email@example.com. Directions: Located on Hwy 64 Alt, 1/2 mile
east of Robersonville, NC next to Filling Station Restaurant. Open:
Monday to Saturday 7 am to 5 pm; April thru June.
Berry Tyme Farms - Strawberries
1504 Wendell Modlin Road, Jamesville, NC 27846. Phone: 252-792-1613.
Phone: 252-792-6916. Directions: Located one mile off Hwy 64 east to
Jamesville turn right on Hwy 171. Go 1.2 miles to Wendell Modlin
Road, turn right follow signs. Open: Monday to Saturday 7 am to 7
pm. Crop availability: Strawberries - May-June.
Farmer's Garden - Berry Patch - Blueberries, Strawberries
PO Box 250, Robersonville, NC 27871. Phone: (252) 795-5296. Other
Phone: (252) 795-4776.
Click here for a map to the farm. Open Monday to Saturday 7:30
am to 6 pm. Typical harvest dates: Strawberries - April-June
Blueberries - June-August. Directions: Located Hwy 64 east about one
mile east of Robersonville.
Strawberries & Produce - Beans, Cabbage, Corn,
Cucumber, Eggplant, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Squash, Strawberries,
Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Crop Maze, Picnic Facilities, Hay Rides,
2312 Ram Horn Road, Greenville, NC 27834. Phone:
(252) 413-6155. Phone: (252) 757-3969. Open: April 20-Nov 15; Call
for hours. Directions: Located Hwy 264
East, 3 miles from Greenville Marine, 10 miles from Washington, NC.
Produce Stand located on corner of 14th Street & Greenville Blvd.
across from Trade Mart #1.Corn Maze, Hayrides, Picnic facilities & Petting Barn.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page. Briley's Farm Market is a third generation family
owned farm in Pitt County. We specialize in fresh produce and
vegetables. With over 90 acres, we have something for everyone! In
the fall, we open our farm for pumpkin season. There are games, hay
rides, and animals to visit.
Brock's Berries & Produce Farm - blackberries,
strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, concessions
/ refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your
own food), inflatables/bounce house, farm animals, birthday parties,
weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
862 Laurie Ellis Rd, Winterville, NC 28590. Phone: 252-321-2197.
Alternate Phone: 252-531-3329. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: See our website and Facebook page
for current hours. Directions:
from Best Buy in Greenville drive south on Evans Street toward
Winterville for about 4 miles.(Evans Street becomes Old Tar Road)
Continue on Tar Road past the Trade Station in Winterville. Take the
first left onto Laurie Ellis Road The farm is less than one half
mile on the right.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page. We welcome school groups and
daycare centers with appointments. (UPDATED: September 11, 2017,
- Haddock Orchard - Flowers, Grapes, Peach, Strawberries,
5992 County Home, Winterville, NC 28590. Phone: (252)
756-3433. Directions: From Greenville, take Arlington Blvd. south
and continue on Count Home Road (approximately 5 miles) farm on
right. Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 5 pm. Crop availability:
Strawberries - April 15-June 1 Peaches - June-July Mixed Vegetables
- in-season Grapes - August 15-October Nursery Stock & Flowers.
Renston Garden Market - apples, beets, blueberries, corn
(sweet), cucumbers, grapes, muscadine grapes, melons, pears,
peaches, pecans , peppers, summer squash, tomatoes,
903 South, Winterville, NC 28590. Phone: 252 756 3343. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Monday through
Saturday during pick your own seasons from 8 until noon. Directions:
we are exactly 3.5 miles south of Winterville on highway 903.
Click here for a map and directions. our primary crops are: pick
your own blueberries from the last week in May until the middle of
July; peaches, apples, bunch grapes, and muscadine grapes which
begin in June and run through September; We have a Christmas sell
for handmade pottery and sell selected shrubbery in fall, winter,
and spring. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
Strawberries on 903 - Strawberries, Asparagus, Cabbage,
Corn, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Onions, Cucumber
3709 NC 903 S,
Winterville, NC 28590. Phone: (252) 321-3204. Phone: 252-714-3848.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: Located 4 miles south
of Winterville, on Hwy 903 South. Open: Sunday 1 am to 6 pm; Monday
to Saturday 7:30 am to 6 pm; April thru July 1. Crop availability:
Strawberries, Cabbage, Irish Potatoes, Onions - April-June Garden
Peas - May Asparagus - April-May Cucumbers - May-June Sweet Corn -
June-July Pumpkins - September-November. Farm tours for school
groups and picnic area. We offer a wide variety of fresh produce at
our roadside stand on NC 903. We also have a booth at the Pitt
County Farmer's Market on Saturdays from 7am to 1pm. Selection
varies at both locations and is dependent upon weather and current
season. Please call ahead to inquire about current availability;
(UPDATED: July 25, 2019, JBS)
- Cottle Farms, Inc. - Strawberries
Hwy 117-South, Goldsboro, NC 27530. Phone: (919) 735-5601. Phone:
(910) 267-4531. Directions: Located on Hwy 117 South across from the
Neuse River Shopping Center. Open: Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm, Monday to
Saturday 8 am to 7 pm. Crop availability: Strawberries - April-June.
- Elroy Farms - Beans, Christmas Tree Live, Corn, Pumpkins,
Strawberries, Tomatoes, Vegetables
170 Woodpeck Road, Goldsboro, NC 27534. Phone: (919) 778-2381.
Phone: (919) 778-6303. Directions: Located on Hwy 70 east of
Goldsboro, one half mile east of Hwy 111 & Hwy 70 intersection, farm
market located on right side of 70 East. Open: Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm,
Monday to Saturday 8 am to 6 pm; April thru December. Crop
availability: Strawberries - April-June Tomatoes - June-September
Beans & Melons - June-October Pumpkins - September-November Corn -
June-August Mixed Vegetables - April-November Christmas Trees -
Jack D. Smith
- Cabbage, Corn, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Strawberries
686 Riverbend Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530. Phone: (919) 731-7269.
Directions: Located on NC 581 South - 200 yards south of US 70 and
NC 581 intersection. Open: Monday to Saturday 7 am to 7 pm;
April-October. Crop availability: Strawberries, Cabbage & Potatoes -
May Sweet Corn - June-July Pumpkins - September-October.
Odom Farming Company, Inc - strawberries, U-pick and
already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, birthday parties, school
1426 Claridge Nursery Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530. Phone:
email@example.com. Open: Monday - Saturday from 8 am to
6 pm, Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm April 18 through the first week of
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
From highway 70W: Just after you cross the Little River Bridge take
a right at the first stoplight. There is a McDonalds on the corner.
Follow that road (Claridge Nursery Road) down about three miles and
the farm is on the right just after you pass a mini storage. From
highway 581S: Just after you cross the Little River Bridge take the
next left (Claridge Nursery Road). Drive about 1/4 of a mile ant the
farm is on your left.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit
cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Family farm offering pick-your-own/we pick strawberries in the
spring, a CSA during the summer, and a corn maze/pumpkin patch in
- Smith's Strawberries - U-pick
Hwy 581 southbound between Hwy 70 and Rosewood
Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530. Phone: does anyone know their phone
number or email?. Email: unknown. Open: easonally from about May to
September; Call for the hours or days.. Directions: Call for
directions. Payment: Cash, only. Note: this was suggested by a
visitor, but I cannot find one tiny shred of corroborating
information nor a means to contact the farm, if it does exist.
Deans Farm Market - strawberries, Precut Christmas trees,
Christmas wreaths and boughs, pumpkin patch- already gathered from
the field, corn maze, and prepicked produce, restrooms,
tractor-pulled hay rides
4231 NC Hwy 42 West, Wilson, NC 27893. Phone: 252-237-0967. Fax:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: From Hwy 95 exit 116 (Hwy
42 exit) go east (towards Wilson) about 5 miles, Deans Farm is on
the right. And for a map to our farm,
Click here. Crops are usually available in April, May, October.
Open: Current Hours Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm Saturday, 8 am to 2
pm Hours change according to season. Strawberries are typically
available the last part of April through first of June Pumpkin patch
is available during the month of October with the hayride. Christmas
trees are available during December. Payment: Cash, Check,
Visa/MasterCard. Hayrides with a cotton maze the month of October.
We do school/ daycares/ church field trips in May and October. We also
carry fresh jams,jellies, and pure honey.. (UPDATED: May 29, 2015,
- Sandy Cross Vineyard
- UPDATE: August 31, 2020: The owner tells me they
are now permanently closed
Elm City, NC 27822.