Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Far Western North Carolina? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Far Western North Carolina,
sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name
(see "What does Organic mean?").
The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for
a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this
page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined;
click on it and it will open their website. If you find anything outdated or
inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
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.
Far Western North Carolina U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
- Berry Nice Blueberry Farm - UPDATE for 2019: They are permanently closed
Fairview, NC 28730. A visitor writes on August 07, 2019: "Berry
Nice Blueberry Farm in Rutherfordton NC has a phone message saying they have
Nine - blueberries, beef, chicken, wedding venue, honey
Bob Barnwell Road, Fletcher, NC, 28732. Phone: 828-628-1758. Email:
Open: Berries: U-Pick Blueberries in late June/July/August. Beef: Naturally
raised Black Angus beef. Seasonally. Honey Bees: Needed for pollination on
the farm, "Products from the Hive" are sold seasonally. Honey, wax, candles,
skin care products. And don't forget the Chickens! When you stay on the farm
you are always supplied with fresh eggs! We like chickens because they keeps
the bugs away. We also sell Cornish Cross chickens for good eating. Outdoor
Weddings So, you are looking to save money? Have your wedding just 20
minutes outside of Asheville in the Fairview countryside and pretend you are
on your own, private "Biltmore Estate." Several beautiful venues here on
Cloud 9 Farm for the DIY wedding. Not only weddings but Peterson Pond is
available for a wide variety of business picnics, family reunions or
birthday parties in the summer. We provide the setting, you provide
everything else. Cool and shady "Cathedral in the Woods" for your
Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (ADDED: September
Dogwood Hills Farm
- Uses natural growing practices,
apples, blackberries, blueberries, grapes, raspberries (black),
Creek Road, Weaverville, NC 28787. Phone: 828-645-6286. Email:
UPDATE May 2018: Their website is down (or gone), but their phone has
a recording that says they will open in June;
Saturdays and Wednesdays from 9am
until noon through June and July; Call prior to visit, as availability can
be somewhat limited!. Directions: From Asheville: I-26 west, take exit 21
(New Stock Road). Right at first light, Left at second light, across from
gas station, on to Merrimon Avenue. Take a Right at the next light. This is
Reems Creek Road. Go about 4.5 miles to Ox Creek Road(second road on the
Right past the fire station. There is a sign for "Blue Ridge Parkway" and a
"Welcome to the Ox Creek Community" sign) Go approximately 2 miles. We are
the first driveway on the Right past the Ox Creek Community Center.
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: early June, Black
Raspberries: late June, Blackberries: July, Concord Grapes: late August,
Apples: August through October. We use natural practices, but are not
seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Sorguhm Syrup available
for purchase. open for blackberry picking on Wednesdays and Saturdays,
from July 25th until the end of blackberry season (mid August). The
blackberries are somewhat limited in their quantities, and as usual it is
first come first serve. No need to make appointments. U-pick blackberries
are $3.50/lb. There is poison ivy growing in some areas, so we do recommend
wearing shoes and pants. (UPDATED: July 24, 2019, JBS) (UPDATED: June 25, 2014, from their email)
Hickory Nut Gap Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANICblackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, raspberries
(Autumn, red), raspberries (Spring, black), Turkeys, Fresh eggs, Cider mill
(fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions /
refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, trike track, pony rides, farm
animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group
57 Sugar Hollow Rd, Fairview, NC 28730. Phone: 828-628-1027.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Summer to Fall during store hours -
please call for availability.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: Mid June-Late July
Black Raspberries: Late June-July Blackberries: July-Mid September Red
Raspberries: August-Mid September. We are certified organic for some crops.
Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Notes: Activities vary by season. Please call for current offerings & U-pick
availability. Admission fee for activities during September and October.
(UPDATED: July 24, 2019, JBS)
Long Branch Environmental Education Center - apples,
blackberries, blueberries, chestnuts, other berries, pears, raspberries
(red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), walnuts, Other
fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider
made on the premises), restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school
278 Boyd Cove Road, Leicester, NC 28738. Phone: (828)-683-3662.
email@example.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 8 am to 7 pm;
Please call or email to make appointments for picking. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Also wineberries. (UPDATED: September 11, 2017, JBS)
- Rayburn Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, pumpkins, winter
136 Dillingham Road, Barnardsville, NC 28709. Phone:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Mid September to October; Saturdays, 1 to
4 pm. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management
practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: April 18,
- Riverview Orchard - Apples
793 Glenn Bridge Road, Arden, N.C.
28704. Phone: 828-687-1936.
- Timberlane Farm - blueberries,
528 Old highway 64 West, Hayesville, NC 28904. Phone: 828-389-3097. Email:
email@example.com. 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.
Stoney Hollow Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries,
corn (sweet), flowers, grapes, melons, other berries, pears, peaches,
peppers, persimmons, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, summer squash, winter
squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, prepicked produce, farm market, gift
941 Ollies Creek Road, Robbinsville, NC 28771. Phone: 828-735-2983. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: 5 days a week, 8 am to 6 pm; Closed
Wednesdays and Saturdays. Directions: From the center of Robbinsville
(Hwy. 129/Hwy. 143) go North on highway 129 3 miles. Just before the Ted
Jordan Bridge, turn right on E. Buffalo Circle. Go 1 mile and turn right on
E. Buffalo Road Go .3 mile and turn left on Ollies Creek Road Go .9 mile and
you will see the farm on the left. Parking, farm map, and picking buckets
are available in the barn at the top of the hill. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in April through November. Payment: Cash, Check.
Jams and baked goods featuring products from the farm are available. Be sure
to visit our website and sign up to receive a free e-letter with updates
during the peak season. We use natural practices, but are not certified
Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 04, 2017) (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!)
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:
Open: Monday - Saturday call for hours of operation; May thru October. Directions: From Canton come 6 miles south on Hwy 110 to intersection of
110 & 276, go straight through intersection onto Lovejoy Road approximately
one mile. Turn right onto Chambers Farm Lane, signs posted. From
Waynesville, 7 miles on Hwy 276 Bethel Community, turn right onto Lake Logan
Road just past Bethel Grocery, one mile to Old Iron Truss Bridge on left,
cross bridge and go right on gravel road, signs posted. Crop availability:
Strawberries - May-June 10 Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts
- June-September Greasy beans, Half Runner, Blue Lake sweet corn, Heirloom
Tomatoes, Eggplant, Sweet & hot peppers, Cantaloupes, Watermelon, Squash,
Cucumbers, Cut Flowers & Herbs - July-September. (UPDATED: June
11, 2014, JBSncdac)
- Wright Way Nursery - blueberries, Red,
Yellow, Black Raspberries.
275 mtn. Haven Rd. Waynesville , Waynesville,
NC 28786. Phone: 828-507-5176. Open: by appointment only. call
828-507-5176.. 8 varieties of blueberries from July to August. we also have
Red, Yellow, Black Raspberries. We also have a Nursery on site With
thousands of Shrubs and perennials to choose from year Round. Specializing
in Rhododendron, Azaleas, mtn. laurel, Daylilies, and Hosta. We also sell
Blueberry an Raspberry Plants.
- Yates Roadside Stand - Apples
1460 Pigeon Road, Waynesville,
NC 28786. Phone: (828) 452-0557. Phone: (828) 456-3775. Directions: From
Asheville take I-40 West, 20 miles; 19S/23S/74W 1.3 miles; 276S to Exit 102,
3.1 miles (through downtown) on right. Open: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The Apple House Owenby Orchards - apples
PO Box 7,
Edneyville, NC 28727. Phone: (828) 685-9917. Open: Call for hours.
Directions: Call for directions. We offer U-Pick apples on our farm! We
welcome visitors to our farm -- please call first. We have other fruit
that is already picked; call to verify availability, but sometimes we
have: Apples, Asian pears, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries,
cantaloupes, cherries, figs, grapes, kiwis, melons, nectarines, paws
paws, peaches, pears, persimmons, plums, raspberries, strawberries,
watermelons. (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their Facebook page) (ADDED: March 15, 2010, phone call to the farm)
- Billy Laughter Orchards - Apples
111 Tullahoma Farms
Lane, Hendersonville, N.C. 28792. Phone: 828-685-3241.
Click here for a map to the farm. 8:00 am to 8:00 pm; no Sunday
sales. 64 East from Hendersonville, left on St. Paul's Road 2.5 miles,
will be a sign or left on waters Road, orchard on right.
- Blueberry Hill Farm -
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,
Circle L Farms - Asian pears, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area
Circle L Farm Drive, Edneyville, NC 28792.
Phone: (828) 685-2605. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Thursday to Saturday, from 9am to 5 pm; Sunday, from 11 am to 4 pm, September 1 to October 31; Hours vary
considerably; please see our Facebook page for current availability and hours. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Asian Pear season is
typically: September 1 to October 31;. Payment: Cash, Check, Venmo, PayPal, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: September 07, 2020)
- Continental Divide Produce - apples pumpkins
2494 St. Paul Rd. , Hendersonville NC 28792. Phone: 828-674-9764. Open:
You'll have to call for hours and availability; they have no online
presence. U-Pick Orchard with apples and Pumpkins and already harvested
Vegetables. (ADDED: June 28, 2018, JBS)
Coston Farm and Apple House - Apples, pumpkins,
gift shop, bakery, farm market
3748 Chimney Rock Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792.. Phone: 828-685-8352. Alternate
828-685-8350. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Monday to Saturday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, closed on Sunday. Directions: Bat Cave Exit 49A off I-26, 6.5 Miles on U.S.
64 East (Chimney Rock Road)Click here for a map to the farm.
Picking Season: Labor Day (Golden Delicious) to late Oct or early November. Enjoy a memorable pick-your-own-experience at Coston Farm with the NC
mountains as a back drop. You can pick fresh apples in the Coston Farm U-Pick Orchard August to October by the bag, box or truckload. Golden
Delicious will be available Labor Day weekend. Please check back to see if the other varieties listed below will be ready to pick. Pick Your Own Orchard
open until the end of October or until all apples are picked. Reservations are not required in our U-Pick Orchard; call ahead for availability. Drop by
the Apple House for an apple picking container for your fresh-picked apples. Their market has cider, homemade apple pies, fried apple pies, frozen apple
cider slushies, caramel apples, and more. (UPDATED: August 16, 2020 JBS)
Creasman Farms LLC - apples, pumpkins
280 Bent Arrow Lane,
Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828-685-7728. Email:
email@example.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.
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Monday through Saturday 9 am Until 6
pm May through October. Directions: Take interstate 26 to exit 49 A (Hwy
64 east, Bat Cave), go 1 1/2 miles and The Farm is on the left (about a
mile past Walmart in Hendersonville). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit
cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Grandad's Apples N' Such - Apples, nectarines, peaches,
pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze,
gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting
2951 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone:
Open: 7 days a week until mid November from 9 AM to 5 PM. Directions: I-26, Exit 49-A. Go straight
on 64East 2 miles. Big barn with tractor on silo on left. Payment: Cash, Check,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for their Facebook page. Select pre-picked fresh apples right off the tree from our assorted bins inside
the store or the opportunity to pick your own from the orchard is available! We
offer more than
different varieties of apples that
can be purchased pre-picked! We gladly let you mix and match your varieties. .Apple Varieties / Ripening Schedule
. (UPDATED: August 16, 2020 JBS)
- Henry Barnwell Farms - apples
743 Grant Mountain Road,
Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828-685-7371.
Jimmy Nix and Sons Apple House - apples, pumpkins
Orchard Valley Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Phone: 828-685-7222.
Just Us Orchard - blackberries, apples and pumpkins,
bakery, restrooms, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, picnic area
187 Garren Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828-974-1232. 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.
Blackberries from July thru August
Apples from Mid August thru Early November.
(UPDATED: August 16, 2020 JBS)
Comments from a visitor on November 02, 2010: "Loved it! Went
today for the first time. They have apple cider donuts which are out of this
world, hot apple cider, and apple slushes that are awesome. Also, two
friendly dogs. Their brochure also states apple pies and cobblers; jam,
jelly and preserves; local honey; boiled peanuts, pumpkins, mountain cabbage
and sweet potatoes; and tractor rides and more. Church groups welcome."
- Lively Farm Outlet - apples, strawberries, blackberries,
5691 Howard Gap Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Phone:
- 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
- McKinney Small Fruit - Blueberries, Grapes
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, blueberries
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: July 24, 2019, JBS)
Point Lookout Farms
158 John Delk Road,
Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: (828) 685-8430. They offer fresh picked
apples, have a U-Pick Orchard, and a Farm Market.(UPDATED: June 11,
2014, from their Facebook page)
- Riverview Orchard - apples
Glenn Bridge Road,
Hendersonville, NC. Phone: 828-687-1936.
Sideways Farm & Brewery - flowers, Fresh eggs, gift shop,
restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals, weddings and
62 Eade Road, Etowah, NC 28729. Phone: (828)
email@example.com. Open: Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm, Saturday
from 12 pm to 8 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. You pick flowers typically
available May to October;. We use natural organic practices, and are
subject to the NOP small quantity exemption. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit
cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 13, 2019)
- Skytop Orchard
- apples apples, peaches, Asian pears, grapes, sour cherries
Pinnacle Mtn Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Phone: 828-692-7930.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open:
see their picking schedule. 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. In addition to a long list of apple varieties, visit Sky Top Orchard and you'll enjoy panoramic mountain views, orchard
ponds with ducks and geese, a barnyard area with sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, peacocks and more, a bamboo forest to explore, lots of picnic areas
and, of course, a mountaintop of fragrant apple and fruit trees. (UPDATED: August 16, 2020 JBS)
Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard - Apples, grapes, pumpkin patch-
pick in the field, corn maze, and prepicked produce, gift
shop, snacks and refreshment stand, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon
221 Stepp Orchard Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28793. Phone:
email@example.com. Open: 9 am to 6
pm Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm Sunday Mid August thru October Mid August - Mid October Directions: From Asheville, NC Take I-26
East to the US 64 East, Bat Cave, Chimney Rock exit (exit 49A). Stay on
64E (Chimney Rock Rd.) for 4.5 miles. Turn right onto Pace Road. Go one
mile and turn right on Stepp Orchard Drive. From Charlotte, NC: Take
I-85 South to I-26 West in Spartanburg, SC. Take I-26 W to the US 64
East, Bat Cave, Chimney Rock exit (exit 49A). Stay on 64E (Chimney Rock
Rd.) for 4.5 miles. Turn right onto Pace Road. Go one mile and turn
right on Stepp Orchard Drive.
Click here for a map and directions. 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: August 16, 2020 JBS)
- Tall Pine Apple Orchard - apples
228 Wayne's Way,
Hendersonville, N.C. 287792. Phone: 828-685-7422.
Wilkie's Orchard - Apples
PO Box 92, Edneyville, NC 28727.
Phone: (828) 685-8438. Directions: From I-26 take Exit 18A (Bat Cave
Exit) to US 64E, go 3.6 miles, on left. Open: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm 7 days
a week. Apples are for sale in all quantities; pick-your-own. Also
Jellies, Jams. (UPDATED: September 11, 2017, JBS)
Thomas Berry Farm - blueberries,
78 Medalion Lane, Cullowhee,
NC 28723. Phone: (828) 508-5803. Open: 7am to 9pm, 7 days a week, July and
August, while crop lasts. Directions: From Sylva take SR 107 south for 3.5
mi. Turn left on Old Cullowhee Road (SR1002) and travel 3.5 mi. then turn
left on Wayehutta Road and travel 3/4 mi.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Established
blueberry farm with over 400 large bushes. Easy access along the river. $2
per lb.($12 per gal). Buckets and produce bags provided. (UPDATED: May 02,
Deal Farms - Bell Peppers, tomatoes, Runner Beans
Road, Franklin, NC 28734. Phone: (828) 524-5151. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: Formerly Kirklands. Open: Monday to
Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm, closed Sunday. (UPDATED: May 27, 2015,
Deal Farms - Bell Peppers, tomatoes, Runner Beans
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:
Comments from a visitor on March 10, 2009: "Did
PYO late last year for Bell Peppers, tomatoes, Runner Beans after the Deer
wiped out my garden. Also bought Butternut squash and Cabbages from the
stand. Excellent quality, friendly family run business (3 generations)
always very helpful and warm, personable people. When you count the time and
labor, I can't grow it myself at their prices!"
J. W. Mitchell Farms - lettuce, spinach, tomatoes (including
heirloom varieties), cucumbers, squash, peas, green beans, runner beans,
black-eyed peas, okra, multiple peppers (hot and sweet), onions,
watermelons, cantaloupe, beets, pumpkins, winter squash, and flowers,
Bradley Creek Road, Franklin, NC 29734. Phone: 828-349-2725. Open: Usually
they open May 1st; This year (2010) they open June 15 through about October;
8:30 am to 5:30 pm on Monday through Saturday; Closed Sunday. Directions:
Click for here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, check.
Comments from a visitor on
June 03, 2010: "I love this farm. I live on the road next to it so I go
there all the time. It is quite large and they let you pick almost anything
they have. They usually have an extensive vegetable list as well as their
own watermelons and cantaloupe. One of their specialties is you-pick
flowers. They have some of the best corn around. No strawberries this year,
but sometimes they grow them. They have also planted a young peach orchard.
- River Road
Farm - blackberries, blueberries,
3738 River Road,
Franklin, NC 28734. Phone: (770) 330-3280. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 6 am to 9 pm.
Directions: In Franklin, NC, take 64 east and go 5 miles. Turn right on
Peaceful Cove Road past the Exxon station on the right. You will quickly
come to a stop sign. Take a left on River Road. Go about a mile and you will
see a red barn on the left, which says River Road Farms. You are there.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED:
July 09, 2020) (ADDED: August
- Sharp's Berry Farm - blackberries,
83 Berry Farm Road, Franklin, NC 28734. Phone: 828-371-0190. Alternate Phone: 828-342-4250. Email:
Mackbranch1952@yahoo.com. Open: Monday through Sunday (7 days a week),
9:00 am; to 8:00 pm; July 1st through August 20th. Directions: From Franklin
travel three miles south on highway 441, turn right a traffic light onto
Addington Bridge Road, continue south one mile to Berry Farm Road which will
be located on the right, about one-quarter mile south of a large school. You
will easily be able to see the berry bushes from Addington Bridge Road.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We have over
200 blue berry bushes with several different cultivars in order to extend
the season, and over 1000 feet of thornless blackberries. (ADDED: July 16,
- Hensley Farm Strawberries - UPDATE for 2020, They no longer offer Pick-your-own crops
Mars Hill, NC 28754. (ADDED: May
- blueberries, honey
444 Beasley Cove Rd, Hot Springs, NC. Phone:
828-622-7145. We will have blueberries to sell, gallons of them late June
through end of July. We have two beehives with more on the way this Spring.
We became certified beekeepers in 2011. (ADDED: July 7, 2015, JBS)
Zimmerman's Berry Farm
- Black Raspberries, Blackberries, Red Raspberries and Blueberries
2260 Revere Road, Marshall, North Carolina 28753. Phone: 828-656-2056.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Zimmerman's Berry Farm is a family owned
and operated pick-your-own berry farm located in the beautiful western North
Carolina mountains of Madison County. Picking season starts in June with
Black Raspberries; then the Blackberries and Blueberries begin in July and
Red Raspberries are ready in August. Call or e-mail for directions and
availability. (UPDATED: September 11, 2017, JBS)
Blueberry Heaven - blueberries,
Blevins Branch Road, Bakersville, NC 28705. Phone: 828-765-7114. Alternate
Phone: 828-688-4689. Email:
email@example.com. 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.
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: 828-765-9531. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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,
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. IN SEASON, apples are available at the store or for U-Pick (a
favorite for the kids). Just purchase a bag at the store and you're on your way. (We supply picking poles so you can reach the ones in the higher
branches.) The available apple trees are marked. Take a walk on the trails, find a tree or two, and please, give them a taste before you choose. Apples
are a staple at the Orchard. As are the music, the dancing, the exuberance of the people who come down the driveway. But the Orchard offers so much
more: evening heritage plays and monthly historical discussions, lectures, and even book signings and book club meetings—in depth looks at parts of the
magical puzzle that is the region's history. Please check the calendar of events for information, dates, and times of all the evening productions this
coming season. (UPDATED: August 16, 2020 JBS)
- Green River Farm Millspring -
UPDATE: December 01, 2016: The owner tells me they are now
10103 Highway 108 East, Mill Spring, NC
Sacred Harvest -
Uses natural growing practices, strawberries, U-pick and
594 Joy Ln, Mill Spring, NC 28756. Phone:
828-625-0396. Alternate Phone: 828-625-0396. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 10
am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm, April 20 to June 15. Directions: From
Asheville and West take highway 64/74A past Lake Lure, turn right
onto Rock Springs Church Road. We are 1/4 mile south. From
Rutherfordton and East take highway 64/74A towards Lake Lure and
turn left onto the bridge that is Rock Springs Church Road. We are
1/4 mile south along side the road.
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices,
but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check.
Trickle Creek Farm - blackberries,
3620 highway #9 North, Mill Spring, NC 28756.
Phone: 828-329-0989. Alternate Phone: 828-606-5928. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- Mary Ann's Berry Patch - blueberries,
Rock Springs Church Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. Phone: 828-755-5255.
email@example.com. Open: 8:00 to 11:00 am and 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm;
Monday to Friday, We are closed Saturday and Sunday. Directions: The berry
patch is 5 miles east of Lake Lure; 1/10 mile off of Route 74A/64. Picking
Blueberries from June 12 to July 30, 2017. Payment: Cash, Check. This year,
2016, will be the last season for the blueberry patch due to a two year
drought and other factors. For one picked gallon of blueberries it is
$18 and $5 per quart. We have a July Special: You pick blueberries are now
$12 a gallon and $3 a quart. Picked vegetables will be available as they
come into season. Jams, marinades, rustic handmade frames, plants, crochet
handicrafts, and fiber art available throughout the summer, please call for
information. (UPDATED: June 14, 2016)
- U-Pik Berry Farm - blueberries,
382 C H
Hamrick Road, Forest City, NC 28043. Phone: 828-429-0919. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Seven days per week; 8 am until 8 pm;
typically late June thru early August. Directions: From US 74W, exit Old
Caroleen Road left, two miles down Old Caroleen Road, left on Baxter
Cemetery Road, right on C H Hamrick, last house on right.
Click here for a map and directions. none. Payment: Cash, only. none.
- A Blueberry Farm - blueberries
25 Water Tower Lane,
Whittier, NC 28789. Phone: 828-497-7253. Fax: 828-497-6213. Email:
Open: July through September, dawn to dusk. Directions: Take US 74 to the
Whittier exit #72. Turn left, pass the Post Office, and cross the river.
Turn left and then right onto Tarhelia Heights. Drive 1/2 mile to Water
Tower Lane. A Blueberry Farm is located at 25 Water Tower Lane. Pick
your own blueberries. We operate on an honor system: pick your berries,
weigh them, use the chart, and deposit your money in the jar. Bag them for
transport. (UPDATED: September 11, 2017, JBS)
(ADDED: July 7, 2015, JBS)
- strawberries, Christmas trees
P2300 Governors Island Rd, Bryson
City, NC 28789. Phone: 828-488-2376. Email:
email@example.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.
- 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.
Family Farm - Strawberries, Raspberries, Grapes, Squash, Cucumbers, Potatoes,
Tomatoes, Blue Hubbard squash, Pumpkins,
81 Honeybee Lane, Penrose, NC 28766. Phone: 828-877-3881. Open: Sale
on the local farmer market on Tues Thur and Sat. 7am-12noon. Other times you
can call and place an order.
Queens Produce and Berry Farm - black raspberries, red
raspberries and blackberries
858 Davidson River Road, Pisgah Forest, NC
28712. Phone: 828-884-5121.
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
NO PYO farms in Yancy County
Typical Western NC Apple Crop Harvest dates
August to December
early August to Late August
Early August to mid/late August
Mid August to Late Sept/early October.
Mid August through Labor Day weekend
Mid August to Late Aug/early Sept.
Late Aug to Mid Sept
Late Aug to Late October
Early September to Mid Sept
Early September to Mid Sept
Mid September to Mid October
Mid September to Mid October
Early September to Mid October
Early September to Early October.
Mid September to Mid October.
Mid September to Late October.
Mid September to Mid October
Late September to Late October.
Mid-Late September to Late October
Late Sept/early October to late October.
Late Sept/early October to late October.
Mid October- Late October.
Mid October to Late October.
Early to mid October to Late October/early November
Sour Cherries (aka, pie cherries)
Mid to Late July
Mid Aug to Mid Sept
Mid Aug to Mid Sept.