Strawberry Season!

Spring is moving us right along towards summer with warm temperatures, bugs and now at last- fresh produce. The best part of spring in the Triangle/Piedmont is strawberry season. Strawberries kick off the season of delicious berries and can be enjoyed either pre-picked or in the field as a family adventure in U-Pick. Depending on the year and season, it can be a challenge to find a farm the is open for you-pick, so I have pulled together the ones in our general area that traditionally have u-pick options. 

Keep in mind to call ahead to make sure strawberries are still available and/or field conditions support picking. If picking berries isn’t your thing but you love local flavors, most farms will have freshly picked options. You can also try the Chatham Market Place, Weaver Street Markets or our various farmers markets in the area. Use this linkto learn more about Chatham and surrounding counties Farmers Markets. 

Waller Family Farm – strawberries, and prepicked produce
5005 Kerley Road, Durham, NC, 27705. Phone: 919-225-4305. Email us at: Open: 8 am to 7 pm Monday to Saturday, closed on Sunday. We sell fresh produce during the summer sold at the farm; most of the regular stuff, squash, corn, tomatoes, peppers, melons, cucumbers, eggplant, 

Lyon Farms – Beans, Blackberry, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Corn, Greens, Onions, Potatoes, pumpkins, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Watermelon, Vegetables
1549 Northside Road, Creedmoor, NC  27522 . Phone: 919-528-3263. Email:  Open Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday 8 am to 8 pm; April 15-September 30.  click here for a map to the farm.  Typical harvest dates: Strawberries & Sweet Onions – April-June Cabbage, Beets & Greens – April-May New Potatoes – May-June Beans, Blackberries, Blueberries, Corn, Cantaloupe, Tomatoes & Okra – June-July Watermelon – July-August Fig – August-September. 

Cates Corner Farm – Uses natural growing practices, strawberries, U-pick and already picked
6020 Union Grove Church Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278. Phone: (919) 270-2922. Email: Open: We have pick your own strawberries starting early May to early June; Monday 9am to 6pm, Tuesday 9am to 6pm, Wednesday 9am to 1pm, Thursday 9am to 6pm, Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday CLOSED, Sunday CLOSED; Please call 9192702922 to check the status of the strawberry patch prior to visiting the Farm.

Double R Cattle Services Inc. –strawberries, Turkeys, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available. 701 Ollie’s Lane, Hillsborough, NC 27278. Phone: 919-949-8157. Email: Open: During Strawberry Season on Monday thru Saturday from 8 am to 7 pm or until we are picked out; Call for daily updates to picking status; Closed Sundays. Directions: We are located off the corner of Terry Road and New Sharon Church Road. Directions from Hillsborough, Roxboro, and Durham can be found on our webpage. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry season is traditionally the month of May; weather plays a big part in determining when the season actually happens; Call before driving to the patch to make sure we are open. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We are the fourth and fifth generations of the Roberts family to work the land on this northern Orange County farm. Join us to experience the fruits of our labors. Bring the family for a day of picking. 

McAdams Farm – strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, restrooms
1100 Efland Cedar Grove Rd, Efland, NC 27243. Phone: (919) 732-7701. Open: Strawberries usually are available in May; During strawberry season, hours are Monday through Saturday, 8 AM to 7 PM or until picked out; Strawberry ripening can be unpredictable, so we STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO CALL AHEAD; After strawberry season is over, the farm stand is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons from 3 pm to 6 pm all summer and fall through Thanksgiving. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Other crops available at McAdams Farm include tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, cantaloupes, okra, watermelons, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, potatoes, spinach, English peas, green beans, and purple hull peas. We also have fresh cut flowers and frozen beef and lamb available for sale.

Walker’s Farm – strawberries
2721 Walker Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278. Phone: 919-215-9230. Email: Open: Call for for hours and availability. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.    

Buckwheat Farm– strawberries
2700 Holland Road Apex, NC, 27502. Phone: 919-303-0339. Email: Open: Mid-April to Early June; Monday to Saturday, 8AM to 7PM, Sun. 10AM to 6PM. We are a family owned business, specializing in Pick-Your-Own Strawberry production. We also have various jams and jellies made from locally grown fruits. Besides Strawberry picking, there are various animals to see on our farm. We have horses, goats, guinea fowl, chickens and pea fowl.

DJ’s Berry Patch – pumpkins, strawberries, school tours
1223 Salem Church Road, Apex, NC 27592. Phone: 919-600-4020. Email: Open: Monday through Saturday 8:00am to 7:00pm, Sunday 11:00am to 7:00pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We are a family owned and operated farm market that provides you with fresh vegetables picked fresh each day from our fields. We also have Homemade Ice Cream.  Fields are open for Strawberry picking from late April thru mid May, depending on the weather. We provide the buckets! Field trips and group outings for picking strawberries are always welcome. Please note that group tours are for school, preschools and daycare groups only and can be scheduled Monday thru Friday mornings. Please contact us to schedule your fun-filled time in our strawberry fields. We also welcome other groups such as scout troops, church groups, sport teams, neighborhood associations and family celebrations to visit our fields at any time without advance notice. Simply show up at a day and time during our regular hours that is convenient for your group. 

Page Farms – blackberries, pumpkins, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
6100 Mt. Herman Rd, Raleigh, NC 27617. Phone: 919-596-3227. Alternate Phone: 919-451-5534. Email: Open: Saturday and Sunday; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pick your own strawberries start around the third week in April; we offer several varieties of strawberries; the season typically last until the first week in june; the pumpkin patch is open from the last week of September until Halloween; school field trips are available every day of the week for pumpkins and strawberries. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards. Click here for our Facebook page. we are a 4th generation farm. it is a working farm. we are in the city of Raleigh but still just a little bit country. fun for the entire family. old and young alike. 

Phillips Strawberries – Cabbage, Cucumber, Onions, Strawberries, Tours, Squash
6701 Good Hope Church Road, Morrisville, NC 27560. Phone: (919) 467-3004. Directions: Located on Good Hope Church Road across from the church. Good Hope Church Road is off of Carpenter Morrisville Road between Hwy 54/Hwy 55 in Morrisville. Open: Sunday to Saturday 8 am to 7 pm. Crop availability: Strawberries – April 15-June 1 Cabbage, Onions, Squash & Cucumber – Seasonal. Various rides and activities on Strawberry Day, School Groups are welcome. Call for more information.  

 Pope’s Strawberries – Corn, Strawberries, Tomatoes
1007 Fayetteville Street, Knightdale, NC 27545. Phone: (919) 266-3767. Directions: Go 64 East of Raleigh to Knightdale Crossing and follow signs. Open: Sunday 1pm-7 pm, Monday to Saturday 8 am to 8 pm. Crop availability: Strawberries – April-June Corn – July Tomatoes – June-August. 

 Porter Farms & Nursery – Raleigh – PYO strawberries,
7615 Ten-Ten Road, Raleigh, NC 27603. Phone: 919-442-7920. Email: Open: through early August on Sundays from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Monday thru Saturday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. No time to pick – no worries! Our pickers are trained to fill our buckets with only the reddest sweetest berries for a bucket of goodness all the way through. In addition to pick your own strawberries, also have all manner of vegetables available in season which they have grown themselves, as well as homemade ice cream. The farm is family owned and operated, very friendly folks, nice clean vegetable stand. 

ALSO have a Willow Springs Location-  PYO strawberries, Cantaloupe, Corn, Flowers, Pumpkin, Tomatoes, Vegetables, Watermelon, Beans, Cabbage, Eggplant, Gourds, Peppers, Potatoes, Squash, Zucchini, Cut Flowers, Mums
3504 NC Highway 42, Willow Springs, NC, 27592. Phone: 919-567-0504. In addition to pick your own strawberries, also have all manner of vegetables available in season which they have grown themselves, as well as homemade ice cream. The farm is family owned and operated, very friendly folks, nice clean vegetable stand.

Iseley Farms – ORGANIC, Strawberries, Flowers, Pumpkin, Vegetables, Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Corn, Cucumber, Herb, Honey, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Squash, Tomatoes, Mums, Hay Rides
2980 Burch Bridge Road, Burlington, NC 27217. Phone: (336) 584-3323. Phone: (336) 584-6473. Email: Open: Strawberry Hours Mid-April through Mid-June are Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm, closed on Sunday, Hours will depend on berry availability this season; Call ahead to find out. Iseley Farms welcomes, school groups, church groups, home-schooled groups, playschool and preschool groups to enjoy strawberry picking in the spring and the pumpkin patch & hayrides in the month of October. Open: Monday to Friday 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 4 pm; May 1 thru October 31. Crop availability: Okra – July-late October Beets – July-September Organic lettuce – Spring & Fall Broccoli. 

Lunsford Farm – strawberries, 
1378 Ridgeville Road, Prospect Hill, NC 27314. Phone: 336-562-5437. Email: Open: Call for picking days and times. Directions: Take Highway 86S from Yanceyville to Prospect Hill, turn left onto Ridgeville Road and go 1.3 miles. We are located on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Typical Crop availability: Strawberries – April-May Mums & Pumpkins – September to October

Clod-buster Farms – strawberries, prepicked produce
5500 Leonard Farm Road, Kernersville, NC 27284. Phone: 336-409-0796. Fax: 336-769-0615. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in May, June. Open: 7:30 am to dusk, 7 days a week, berries permitting. Payment: Cash, Check. We also offer seasonal vegetables such as: cantaloupes, watermelons, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, and tomatoes. These generally overlap with the strawberries and continue into late August. Bedding plants and vegetable plants are also available at the onset of the strawberry season.  

R & M Strawberry Farm – strawberries, picnic area, school tours
7369 Parham Road, Belews Creek, NC 27009. Phone: 336-595-9743. Open: We are opening during Season from 8am to 8pm; Check website for closings. Directions: Please mapquest us from your destination. 7369 Parham Road,Belews Creek, NC 27009 or Kernersville location: Landreth Road Kernersville, NC 27284. Click here for a map and directions. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Click here for current open hours, days and dates

Bernie’s Berries – Strawberries, Cantaloupe, Corn, Cucumber, Squash, Tomatoes, Vegetables, Watermelon
6126 Jongail Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407. Phone: (336) 852-1594. Email: Open: Something is wrong with their website; be sure to call before you go; Monday to Saturday 7 am to 7 pm; May thru August. Crop availability: Strawberries – May-June Squash & Cucumbers – June Sweet corn, Cantaloupe, Okra & Watermelon – July Tomatoes – June-September. 

Early Farms – strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market
6031 Bethel Church Road, Gibsonville, NC 27249. Phone: 336-697-2473. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6:30pm. 

Faucette Farms – ORGANIC, strawberries, U-pick and already picked
7566 Friendship Church Road, Brown Summit, NC 27214. Phone: 336-706-0294. Alternate Phone: 336-669-5262. Fax: 336-656-5396. Email: Open: Monday – Friday 7:30am to 6:00pm Saturday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm During Strawberry season. Click here for current open hours, days and dates

Greeson’s Strawberry Farm – Strawberries, Tomatoes Open: Monday & Wednesday 7 am to 7:30 pm, Saturday 7 am to 4 pm; April-August. Crop availability: Strawberries – late April-May Melons – July-August Tomatoes – June-August. 

Ingram’s Strawberries Farm – Strawberries, Vegetables
6121 Riverdale Drive, High Point, NC 27263. Phone: (336) 431-2368. Open: Monday through Friday from 7am to 7pm and Saturday from 7am to 5pm; late April-mid June. Crop availability: Strawberries & Vegetables – late April-mid June.  Also, we now offer hand dipped ice cream and homemade baked goods in our Country Kitchen.  School or group tours are always welcomed – please call for more information.

Rudd Strawberry Farm – Strawberries
4021 Hicone Road, Greensboro, NC 27405. Phone: (336) 621-1264. Open: Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 7 pm, Saturday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm; May-June. 

Cottle Farms, Inc. – Strawberries
Hwy 421, Dunn, NC 28334. Phone: (919) 892-4248. Phone: (910) 267-4531. Directions: Located on Hwy 421 between Dunn & Erwin. Open: Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday 8 am to 7 pm. Crop availability: Strawberries – April-June.

Johnson Strawberry Farm – Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Corn, Onions, Potatoes, Squash, Strawberries, Watermelon
2801 Hobson Road 301 North, Dunn, NC 28334. Phone: 910-892-4926. Phone: (910) 892-9711. Open: Monday to Saturday 7 am to 7 pm. Crop availability: Strawberries & Squash – April-June Irish Potatoes – April-May Corn – June Cantaloupes – June-July Watermelon – July Cabbage & Onions – May-June. 

Douglas’ Strawberry Patch – Strawberries
123 Johnson Cemetary Road, Sanford, NC 27332. Phone: (919) 499-9391. Phone: (919) 353-2399. Open: Monday to Saturday 7:30 am to 6 pm. Crop availability: Strawberries.

Tucker’s Farm – strawberries, restrooms
Highway 220, Madison, NC 27025. Phone: 336-613-6745. Open: Call for for hours and availability. Payment: Cash, only. Strawberries are available through the month of May. Our strawberries are picked fresh every day. Stop by and get a fresh picked basket or pick your own! Our strawberries are grown on raised beds covered with black plastic. We offer pre-picked or pick-your-own strawberries.

Phillips Farms of Chatham– Spring, 2015, was our first year to offer U-Pick Strawberries.  We also offer pre-picked berries.  These will be available at our Chatham County location on Hanks Chapel Road, Pittsboro.  Prepicked strawberries are available at Howard’s Peach Orchard, 7393 Hwy 64W, Pittsboro, between Pittsboro and Siler City. We are very excited to add strawberries to our farm and look forward to meeting many new folks.

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