Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northeastern North Carolina? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northeastern 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 If you find anything outdated or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.
Northeastern North Carolina U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Williams Strawberry Farm
- Greenhouse Tomatoes, Strawberries, Cucumbers
1383 North HWY 343
South Mills, NC 27976. Phone: (252) 771-2647. Phone: (252) 771-5252.
Directions: Located on Hwy 343 in South Mills. Open: Monday to Saturday
7 am to 7 pm, mid April thru May. Crop availability: Strawberries,
Greenhouse Cucumbers & Tomatoes, Bedding Plants - mid April-May.
- Dunlow Farm - Strawberries, Vegetables
1426 Paradise Road,
Edenton, NC 27932. Phone: (252) 482-7367. Phone: (252) 482-5602.
Directions: Located on Paradise Road exit off Hwy 17 by-pass in Edenton.
Farm is 1st house on right as you exit onto Paradise Road. Open: Sunday
(berries are plentiful) Monday thru Saturday 7 am to dark; April-June.
Crop availability: Strawberries - April-June Mixed Vegetables -
- Pigs Plus - Strawberries
Road, Edenton, NC 27932. Phone: 252-221-8645. Open: April 15-June 1,
from 8 am to 5 pm on Monday to Friday. Sell wide variety of produce
wholesale or retail, most produced on-site.
Comments from a visitor on
July 28, 2009: "I buy a box of peaches from them every year. The
strawberries are pick your own, but they are open the rest of the summer
for retail/wholesale produce and of course, pork products. Most of the
annual produce is growing on site, but they bring in peaches, apples,
etc from other farms which they sell."
Triple B Farms - strawberries, U-pick and already picked,
511 Ryland Road, Tyner, NC 27980. Phone: 252-221-4223.
Alternate Phone: 252-221-4788. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Approx; April 25 thru June 10.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Hertford, NC: Grubb
Street Ext to Center Hill. Turn right on Happy Home Road At end take a
right onto Ryland Road and the patch is on your left at the white
2-story house. From Edenton, NC: highway 32 N past Chowan Middle School,
Ballard's Bridge Church and water tower (all on left). Just past the
water tower, turn right on Ryland Road At the "intersection" of Happy
Home and Sign Pine Roads the patch is just ahead on left.
Click here for a map and directions. Open from mid-late April til at
least the end of May or beginning of June; Peak season is usually all of
May Call to verify that the field is open;. Payment: Cash, Check. We
would love to have you visit our patch to enjoy picking and chatting.
Our facebook page is updated regularly during the season to let everyone
know what is going on; with pictures!! Check it out now! Thanks!.
- Winborne Bros Farm
- Beans, Cantaloupes, Corn, Gourds, HayBales, Pumpkins, Sweet Potatoes,
Tomatoes, Watermelon, Hay Rides
3443 Rocky Hock Road, Edenton, NC
27932. Phone: (252) 221-4204. Directions: North of Edenton off Hwy 32,
turn on Rocky Hock Road at Smalls Crossroads then go 2.2 miles. Farm on
right. Open: Sunday noon-7 pm, Monday to Saturday 9 am to 7 pm; July 4
thru October 31. Crop availability: Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Tomatoes &
Butterbeans - July-August Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkins, Indian Corn, Gourds
& mini haybales - September-October. Hayrides for school children
Coinjock Creek Farms - beans, beets, blueberries, broad
beans, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, figs,
onions, peas, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other
vegetables, Other fruit or veg,
180 Maple Road, Maple, NC 27956.
Phone: 252-267-3332. Fax: 888-241-5820. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Monday through Sunday, 8 am to sunset;
Call ahead!. Directions: From NC 168: turn onto Maple Road (SR1246); our
farm is located .5 mile on the right. From US 158: turn onto Maple Road
(SR1246); our farm is located 1.5 miles on the left. GPS Coordinates:
Latitude 36.41207; Longitude -76.01002.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Martin Orchard and Vineyards - apples, beans, blackberries,
broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, grapes, muscadine grapes,
melons, pears, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, strawberries,
tomatoes, other vegetables, picnic area (bring your own food), weddings
and wedding parties, Wineries, Muscadine grapes,
213 Martin Farm
Lane, Knotts Island, NC 27950. Phone: 252 429 3542. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: UPDATE for 2019, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information,
are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If
please write me, their last reported hours were 9 am to 5 daily mid - june - October
31st. Directions: For a map to our farm,
click here. peaches u=-pick mid -june-mid August ;apples mid aug-
late Septemberveggies july- October pumpkins mid October to late oct.
Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. family farm for 40 years.on the
outer banks of nc. (ADDED: August 11, 2016)
Comments from a visitor on July 17, 2011:
"Went to Martins Vinyard (Knotts Island, NC) last weekend and picked a
bushel of peaches. This weekend the picking opened up for grapes and
apples. Beautiful place and plenty of good pickin."
Comments from a visitor on July 04, 2009: "Easy to park your car next to the peach
trees, in early July, quite a few peaches. Only problem was the peaches
were "color" ready, but otherwise were rock hard (still not ripe). $12
for 1 bag you are given that you put the peaches in. Will have grapes
and apples too.
Comments from a visitor on
September 08, 2008: "This is a beautiful location and
appeared to have lots of wonderful things to pick - however the apple
crop this year is damaged. Lots of rotted apples on the ground & in the
trees. We couldn't find more then 3 single apples that appeared in
December ent condition. We did not try any of the other things available
to pick but the location is absolutely beautiful (for what that is
- Point Harbor Pick Your Own Strawberries
135 James Griggs Road, Point Harbor, NC 27964. Phone:
252-491-8266. Directions: Located 1/2 mile north of the Wright Memorial
Bridge on Hwy 158. Open: Sunday to Saturday 8 am to 6 pm; April 15-May
Willowgait Farm - flowers, herbs or spices, porta-potties are available,
picnic area (bring your own food), birthday parties, school tours, group
135 Lands End Road, Knotts Island, NC 27950. Phone:
email@example.com. Open: March 1 to October 31 on Monday to
Friday from 9am to 6pm , Saturday and Sunday available upon request.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Accessible from Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, south on Princess Anne
Road until it turns into 615 South and head south to Lands End Road.
Also, Knotts Island Ferry runs from mainland to Knotts Island, however
the schedule changes from summer to winter.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit
Click here for our Facebook page.
Happy Acres Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, blackberries, blueberries,
peaches, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area,
mining for gems, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group
210 Wright Road, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870. Phone: (252)
537-8537. Alternate Phone: (252) 532-6951. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: 8 am to 6 pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Haunted Forrest, Friday,
Saturday and Sunday before Holloween starting at 7 pm until 11 pm. Uses
integrated pest management practices, Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page. We offer Montana Gold Panning. Pan
for real gold. (ADDED: November 29, 2017)
- Plants & Things Greenhouse Nursery
- Nursery Plants, Strawberries, Vegetables
PO Box 557, Halifax, NC
27839. Phone: (252) 583-9251. Directions: Located approximately 16 miles
north of Rocky Mount on Hwy 48. Open: Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm.
Crop availability: Strawberries Bedding Plants Hanging Baskets Vegetable
plants. Assortment of cement articles & wooden yard furniture.
- Top Shelf Produce - beans, broad beans, U-pick and already
3100 Hedgepeth Road, Littleton, NC 27850. Phone: (252)
email@example.com. Open: July September. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. ALL
Wholesale order need prior notice. U-pick should call or email first to
check availability Thanks. (ADDED: June 26, 2017)
- McCaskey Farms, Inc.
- Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Collards, Corn, Greens, Peppers, Squash,
Strawberries, Tomatoes, Vegetables, Cucumber
145 McCaskey Road,
Ahoskie, NC 27910. Phone: (252) 332-2855. Phone: (252) 398-2419.
Directions: Located 5 miles outside Ahoskie between St. John and Union
Communities off Hwy 461 on McCaskey Road. Only structure on left 1/2
mile after turning onto McCaskey Road. Open: Monday to Friday 8 am to 7
pm; April thru January. Crop availability: May Peas - May Strawberries -
May-July Cabbage - May-July & October- December Salad - May-June &
October- December Snaps, Tomatoes & Bell Peppers - June-July Sweet Corn
- July Squash & Cucumbers - June-August Butter Beans & Field Peas -
July, August & September Broccoli - October- December Collards -
Hackmans Strawberries - Strawberries
228 New Hope Lane,
Margarettsville, NC 27853. Phone: (252) 585-0930. Phone: (252) 398-7017.
Directions: Located Severn Road 1333, one mile west of Hwy 35. Open:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 7 am to til dark. Crop availability:
Strawberries - April 20-June 30.