Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Eastern Coastal North Carolina? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Eastern Coastal 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 If you find anything outdated or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.
Eastern Coastal North Carolina U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Bennett Vineyards - Wineries, Muscadine
6832 Bonnerton Road,
Edward, NC 27821. Phone: (252) 322-7154. Phone: (877) 762-9463. Open: 2 pm
to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday; call ahead. Directions:
35 miles south of Greenville, off Hwy 33. Follow signs. Crop availability: Mount Vernon White,
Williamsburg White Plymouth Blush, Charlestown Red, Jamestown Red, Roanoke
Bob's Organic Blueberries - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, farm
4248 Cherry Road, Washington, NC 27889. Phone: (252) 975-9859.
Alternate Phone: (757) 236-1612. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Saturday's and Sunday's July and early
August sunup to sundown. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are
not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 18,
- Edwards Blueberry Farm - apples, blueberries,
muscadine grapes, pears, U-pick and already picked
4692 highway 92, Bath,
NC 27808. Phone: 252 944 8405. Alternate Phone: 252 923 0885. Email:
melbatuten@embarqmail,com. Open: June 15 to August1, seven days per
week, five o'clock am to eight o'clock pm,. Directions: from Washington, NC,
take US 264 east, toward Bath. Veer right on NC 92 toward Bath. When you see
a True-Value Hardware store on your right, at White Post, continue for about
one more mile. Blueberries will be on your right. Total distance from
Washington, about fifteen miles.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We will also
pick for you, if you make arrangements ahead of time.
- Garden Spot - Beans, Cabbage, Collards, Corn, Flowers, Greens,
Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes
7201 Free Union Road, Pinetown, NC 27865. Phone:
(252) 943-6853. Phone: (252) 943-6211. Directions: Located 20 miles east of
Washington on 264 E turn left on Free Union Church Road, take left on State
Road 1609 one half mile past Northside School. Look for signs. Open: Monday
to Saturday 8 am to 7 pm, April 15- December 24. Crop availability: Irish
Potatoes - April-May Red Potatoes - May Peas - May-June Sweet Corn -
June-July Sweet Potatoes - September to December . Farm Market Garden Center
Florist & Produce.
- Broccoli, Cabbage, Collards, Onions, Potatoes, Strawberries
Lane, Chocowinity, NC 27817. Phone: (252) 946-2487. Phone: (252) 946-9349.
email@example.com. Directions: Located 3 miles south of
Chocowinity down Hwy 17 turn left on Barr Road (off Hwy 17). Turn right on
Harding Lane. Farm is 1/2 mile on right. Open:
Monday through Saturday 7 am to 6
pm. Crop availability: Strawberries, Cabbage, Broccoli, Potatoes, Onions,
Collards & Lettuce - April 15-June 5.
- Watson's Strawberry & Veg. Farm
- Beans, Cabbage, Corn, Greens, Squash, Tomatoes, Potatoes
Route 1, Box
612, Belhaven, NC 27810. Phone: 252-943-2812. Directions: Located just off
Hwy 264, 5 miles east of Belhaven, NC. on Beech Ridge Road. Open: Monday to
Saturday 7:30 am to 6:30 pm, mid April-Oct. Crop availability: May Peas -
May Sweet Corn, Tomatoes - June-July Cabbage - May-June Squash - May Field
Peas - September Beans - September-October Red Potatoes - May-October.
- Bonnie's Berries - Strawberries, Watermelon, Corn, Peanuts
627 Wetherington Landing Road, Stella, NC 28582. Phone: (252) 393-6350.
Directions: From Cape Carteret area, go 6 miles north of Emerald Island
Bridge on Hwy 58 past railroad tracks, turn left on Morristown Road. Go
to stop sign, turn right on Wetherington Landing Road, second house on
right. From Maysville, go south on Hwy 58 about 10 miles, turn right on
Morristown Road, go to stop sign, turn right on Wetherington Landing
Road, second house on right and watch for signs. Open: Sunday 1 pm to
6:30 pm, Monday to Saturday 8 am to 6:30 pm; Mid April thru September.
Crop availability: Strawberries - mid April-May Watermelons & Sweet Corn
- June-July Green Peanuts - September. Call for orders and availability.
- Bucks Corner Farm - strawberries
Fork Road, Peletier, NC 28584. Phone: (252) 241-2755. Alternate Phone:
(252) 393-8949. Open: Sunday 1:30 pm-5 pm, Monday to Saturday 8 am-5 pm;
April 1 thru November 25. Directions: Located 338 Whitehouse Fork Road,
Peletier, NC, 3 miles north of Cape Carteret just off NC 58, 1/2 mile of
NC 58 on Whitehouse Fork Road. 1/2 mile of NC 58 on Bucks Corner Road, 3
1/2 miles north of Cape Carteret from intersection of 24 & 58 3 miles
north. Pick-Your-Own Farm and Roadside Market, the latter offers
Broccoli, Cabbage, Collards, Corn, Cucumbers, Peppers, Potatoes, Squash,
Strawberries, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Watermelons. (ADDED: May 04,
2010, from the NC Ag website)
- Clayton & Terry Garner - Beans, Cantaloupe, Corn,
173 Sam Garner Road, Newport, NC 28570. Phone: 252-223-5283. Directions:
Located on Hwy 70 east of Newport on Sam Garner Road 3 one half miles
east of Newport and 8 miles west of Morehead City. Open: Sunday to
Saturday 7 am to 6:30 pm, mid April-August 1. Crop availability:
Strawberries - mid April-May Peas - May-July Sweet Corn, Cantaloupe,
Watermelon, String Beans - June-July Butterbeans - July.
JW Merrell Farm - strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm,
1725 highway 101, Beaufort, NC 28516. Phone:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Monday to Saturday 8am to 5pm Sunday 1pm to
5pm. Directions: Four miles north of Beaufort on Highway 101, on left
side of road or four miles south of Core Creek highrise bridge, on right
side of road. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page
Simpson's Berry Patch - Strawberries,
Cantaloupe, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Greenhouse Vegetables, Vegetables,
Watermelon, Cucumber, Sweet Potatoes
759 Hwy 70, Bettie, Beaufort, NC
28516. Phone: (252) 728-3508. Directions: Located 6 miles east of
Beaufort, NC on Hwy 70 in the Bettie Community. Open: Sunday 1 pm to 6
pm, Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm, April 15- December. Crop
availability: Strawberries - April 15-June 20 Garden Vegetables,
Greenhouse Tomatoes & Cucumbers - April 15-July 20 Cantaloupes,
Watermelons - July 1-August 1 Sweet Potatoes - September to December.
Willis Strawberry & Vegetable Farm - Strawberries, farm stand
575 Chatham Street, Newport NC 28570. Phone: (252) 223-5227.
Alternate Phone: 252-223-4447. Open: Monday thru Saturday from 8 am to 7
pm; Sunday 10 to 5; April thru mid August. Directions: Located 2 miles east of Newport at the corner of Chatham
Street & Willis Farm Road across from Newport Middle School. Crop availability: Strawberries & Lettuce - April-May Cabbage -
April-June Tomatoes, Cucumbers & Squash - April-August Garden Peas -
May-June Onions - May-July Potatoes - May-August Snap Beans - June-July
Peas, Cantaloupe, Watermelon & Sweet corn - June-August Butterbeans -
Blueberry Farm - U-pick and already picked, farm market,
800 Us Highway 17 North, New Bern, NC 28560. Phone:
252-626-7887. Alternate Phone: 252-637-3709. Email:
Morrisblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: June and July, every day from 7 am
to 7 pm. Directions: For a map to our farm,
click here. June and July. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: September 10,
Nelson Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
Street, Bridgeton, NC 28519. Phone: 252-637-2180. Email:
Debgus@suddenlink.net. Open: U - pick hours are Monday thru Saturday 7
am to 1 pm; June 1 thru August 20; Closed on Sunday. Directions: 198 E
Street, Bridgeton, NC, 28519. Behind the Fuel Mart off Highway 17N, and
Blueberry Lane off highway 55 East in front of the Foodlion.
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries June, July , August.
Payment: Cash, Check.
'R Garden - herbs or spices, peppers, other vegetables, prepicked
So. Glenburnie Road, New Bern, NC 28560Email:
Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in
March through November. Open: "Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm, Saturday at the
New Bern Farmers Market, 7am to 1pm". We minimize
use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
Village Creek Farm
- Asparagus, Cabbage, Corn, Peach, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Peach
690 Biddle Road, Dover, NC 28526. Phone: (252) 523-9518. Directions: Located
Fort Barnwell. From New Bern Hwy 55 west to Fort Barnwell. From Kinston Hwy
55 east to Fort Barnwell. Follow the Village Creek signs. Open: Sun 1 pm to
6 pm, Monday to Saturday 7 am to 7 pm; mid March-September. Crop
availability: Strawberries, Cabbage - April-May Asparagus - March-April
Corn, Tomatoes & Peaches - June-July Collard - Spring & Fall. Organic Crops
- Summer - Fall.
- White's Farm & Greenhouses
- Greenhouse Tomatoes, Strawberries
5200 US 17 N, Vanceboro, NC 28586. Phone: (252) 244-2106. Directions:
Located on US 17 10 miles north of New Bern. Open: Sunday 10 am to 6 pm,
Monday to Saturday 8 am to 7 pm; April-November 1. Crop availability:
Greenhouse Strawberries - December-March Greenhouse Tomatoes - December-June
Greenhouse Collards & Cabbage - Nov-FebruaryWatermelon, Collards,
Cantaloupe, Cabbage, Potatoes, Squash & Cucumber - April-July Oysters -
November-January Potted plants, Perrenials & Hanging Baskets - year-round.
- Carawans Blueberries - No pesticides are used,
blueberries, U-pick and already picked
24860 Highway 264, Swan
Quarter, NC 27885. Phone: 252-926-5861. Open: 7 Days a week; Day light
hours; June 19 to July 19 or until gone. Directions: Between the
village of Engelhard and village of Swan Quarter on highway 264. Look
for sign. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check.
The farm is on the Honor System. Scales-Baskets-Bags are there for
you. If you would like to place an order please call the day before
and we will have them ready the next day. (ADDED: June 23, 2015)
- Parker Farms
- Corn, Strawberries, Sweet Potatoes
114 Goshen Road, Pollocksville,
NC 28573. Phone: (252) 224-0010. Phone: (252) 224-1261. Directions: From
New Bern Hwy 17 turn right on Pollock Street beside Trent Motel go 1/4
mile on right. (April-July) Produce Stand located in New Bern behind
Moore's Barbeque on Trent Road. (May-Novemeber) Also located at Brice's
Creek beside Merchants Store. (June-July). Open: Monday to Saturday;
April thru November 15 (Varies according to season). Crop availability:
Strawberries & Spring vegetables - April-June Sweet Corn & Summer
vegetables - June-August Sweet Potatoes & Fall vegetables -
- Warren Farms Vineyard
800 Arcan Circle, New Bern, NC 28562. Phone: (252) 636-2797.
Holton Farm - strawberries
1018 Olympia Road, New
Bern, NC 28560. Phone: (252) 633-0061. Open: from late April through
the early June., call for hours Directions: Located just off highway
55 near the Craven/Pamlico County line (Olympia). Turn at Broad Creek
Christian Church. About 1 mile down Olympia Road on the left. Look for
the "Pick Your Own" signs! Call for specific dates and times as well
as fruit and vegetable availability. (ADDED: May 31, 2013, suggested
by a visitor)
A visitor writes on May 31, 2013: "Through
many years and several generations the Holton Farm has supplied area
tables with fresh-from-the-farm goodness. Every year sweet,
juicy strawberries come out of the fields by the bucketful. Pick your
own, or try the convenience of those ready-picked by the Holton crew.
After strawberry season, you'll find lots of healthy, homegrown
colorful vegetables to light up your summer table."
- Ashbee Dora Vineyards - Muscadines
Grapevine Landing Road, Columbia, NC 27925. Phone: 757-567-1346.
Phone: (252) 796-1957. Email: