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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 If you find anything outdated or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!
New! Pricing information - We now have a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop. Let me know when you see price changes! In 2022, you can save money by picking your own and canning your own, but brace
yourself for steep price increases, which are affecting EVERYTHING! For quality, taste, nutrition and value, you still can't beat most PYO farms. If need need
large quantities for canning, ask if they have "seconds"
If you are having a hard time
finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.
New! Road tripping and camping is a great way to have a fun, safe and inexpensive
family trip. The national and state parks and monuments are open, and campgrounds usually cost between $10 and $40 per night. September to November is the best
camping weather. See our new website Road Tripping and Camping.com for tips, tricks,
guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.
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!
I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
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What's in season in August 2022, and other timely information:
Notes for August 2022: Summer is almost here and that means Strawberry season is upon us! It started in February in Florida, Texas, southern California;
then March along the Gulf coast, April in the Deep South and west
coast, May through much of the country, and June in northern areas. Cherries and Blueberries
have started in the South typically are available in most areas by the end of June . Of course, cool weather crops, like Rhubarb,
asparagus and greens should be available almost everywhere through June. Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
See these pages to find a local
Strawberry Festival, or a
Cherry or cherry blossom festival
or a Blueberry festival.
We also have
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. 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
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!
Northeastern North Carolina U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2022, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Williams Strawberry Farm
- Strawberries, Cucumbers, Greenhouse Tomatoes,
1383 North HWY 343
South Mills, NC 27976. Phone: (252) 771-2647. Phone: (252) 771-5252.
Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday
7 am to 7 pm, mid April thru May. Crop availability: Strawberries,
Greenhouse Cucumbers & Tomatoes, Bedding Plants - mid April-May. Directions: Located on Hwy 343 in South Mills.
We have Strawberries and an on site bakery. . A "Little Bitty Bakery" on site.
We make our own ice cream using an old fashioned 5 gallon ice cream churn and carry 8 flavors. The bakery carries a variety of homemade strawberry items
like Strawberry Biscuits, Short Cake in a Cup, Strawberry Cakes and Strawberry Pies.
- 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:
[email protected]. 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. 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 protected]. 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, 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:
[email protected]. Open: 9 am to 5 daily mid -
June - October
31st; it appears as though they do not always have pyo crops every year, iit seems to vary a lot, so call them. Directions: For a map to our farm,
click here. Peaches u-pick mid -June-mid August ;apples mid
late September veggies 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
reservations, Outdoor Wedding Venue,
135 Lands End Road, Knotts Island, NC 27950. Phone:
[email protected]. 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.
Horses, Full Care Horse Boarding, Art Studio and Gardens. Art Studio and instruction, Outdoor Wedding Venue, Sorry We do not offer horse rentals.
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:
[email protected]. 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 Halloween 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. It looks like they may also have PYO strawberries, too. (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 protected]. 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. Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 7 am to til dark. Crop availability:
Strawberries are typically April 20 through the end of June. Directions: Located Severn Road 1333, one mile west of
Hwy 35. They are a Mennonite family, so please be understanding and respectful. Just call to confirm crop avaiability and dates, hours before you go.