Where to pick your own strawberries (and more) in the Triangle - Triangle on the Cheap (2024)

Springtime is here and that means that it’s time to pick your own strawberries in the Triangle! Blueberries and blackberries will follow soon!

Nothing beats freshly picked produce, and it can be fun to do it yourself. An outing to a U-pick farm can be a great tradition for kids.

We keep a list, year-round, of farms where you can pick your own produce, and that list is below.

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You might also be interested in this list of farmers markets in the Triangle.

Before you head out, make sure to call and check on conditions. Hours can change depending on the weather and how the crop is doing. Not every farm is ready at the same time.

In fact, no matter what you see about hours on other lists…still call. We’re not listing hours because they can vary so much. Click through to the websites or Facebook pages. Facebook is often a better way to get the most current information than the websites.

This list covers the whole growing season, so you’ll find information on everything from strawberries in the spring to summer peaches to apples in the fall.

We only included farms that have websites or Facebook pages, so that it will be easy to verify the information.

Typical growing seasons in North Carolina:

  • Strawberry: Late April to the beginning of June
  • Blueberry: Late May to mid-July
  • Blackberry: Mid June through July
  • Peach: June through September
  • Apple: through February

Timing might vary. These are estimates. Here’s a chart from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture that shows approximate growing seasons for many fruits and vegetables.

We’ve organized the farms by county, and we’ve indicated which crops each farm grows.

Wake County

Berry Boy Farm and Country Store
1008 Davis Drive, Alex, NC 27523
919-637-9894
Check Facebook for updates.
Summer: Blueberries and vegetables
Items also available for purchase at farm stand.

Buckwheat Farm
2700 Holland Road, Apex, NC 27502.
919-303-0339
Check Facebook for updates.
buckwheatfarm@bellsouth.net
Spring: Strawberries
Summer: Blueberries

The Collard Patch
7012 Pulley Town Rd., Wake Forest, NC 27587
919-793-3791
Spring: Strawberries
Pick-your-own or pre-picked.

DJ’s Berry Patch
1223 Salem Church Rd., Apex, NC 27523
919-600-4020
Check Facebook page for updates.
Spring: Strawberries
Buckets are provided. Pre-picked strawberries also available. They also offer homemade ice cream, strawberry preserves, and strawberry vinaigrette dressing.
DJ’s is offering pre-picked and U-Pick strawberries.

Granny Pearls Farm
7209 Mitchell Mill Rd, Zebulon, NC 27597
919-426-1772
Check Facebook page for updates.
June and July: Blueberries
July: Blackberries, Peaches
August and September: Pears, apples, grapes.

Hunts Strawberry Farm
4505 Watkins Rd., Raleigh, NC 27616
919-669-6048
Spring: Strawberries
Pre-picked strawberries also available.

Ogburn Berries and Produce
13049 Old Stage Rd., Willow Springs, NC 27592
919-868-2403
Check Facebook page for updates.
Spring: Strawberries
Also offer sweet corn, tomatoes, cantaloupes, watermelons, sweet potatoes, and more at their roadside stand at 13065 Old Stage Road.

Page Farms
6100 Mt. Herman Rd., Raleigh, NC 27617
919-451-5534
Check Facebook page for updates.
Spring: Strawberries
Summer: Blackberries
Fall: Pumpkins

Pope’s Strawberries of Raleigh
1305 Fayetteville St., Knightdale, NC 27545
919-669-8036
Spring: Strawberries
Summer: Blueberries

Porter Farms & Nursery – Willow Springs
3525 NC Hwy. 42, Willow Springs, NC 27592
919-567-0504
Spring: Strawberries
Fall: Pumpkins
Homemade ice cream, mums, and other fresh produce are also available depending on the season.

Porter Farms & Nursery – Raleigh
7615 Ten-Ten Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603
919-442-7920
Check Facebook page for updates.
Spring: Strawberries
Fall: Pumpkins
Homemade ice cream, mums, and other fresh produce are also available depending on the season.

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Durham County

Herndon Hills Farm
7110 Massey Chapel Road/Barbee Road, Durham, 27713
919-544-3313
CheckFacebook pagefor updates.
Summer: Blueberries and Blackberries
Fall: Muscadine and Scuppernong Grapes
Blueberries, blackberries and muscadine grapes are all USDA certified organic.

Many Rivers Farm
502 John Jones Road, Bahama, NC 27503
919-358-8920
June and July: Peaches
July through October: Heirloom apples
July and August: Blackberries
September and October: Asian pears
U-pick or pre-picked

Tailgate Farm
2610 Olive Branch Road, Durham, NC 27703
919-724-7901
Check Facebook page for updates.
Summer: Blueberries, blackberries and flowers

Waller Family Farm
5030 Kerley Rd., Durham, NC 27705
919-225-4305
Check Facebook page for updates.
Spring: Strawberries

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Orange County

Cedar Grove Blueberry Hill Farm
105 Persimmon Hill, Cedar Grove, NC 27231
828-450-6558
Updates on Facebook page.
cedargroveblueberry@gmail.com
Summer: Blueberries
There’s a fishing pond on the farm, if you’d like to fish. Bring gear. There’s also a picnic area. You can also buy blueberries already picked.

Double R Cattle Services Inc.
701 Ollie Lane, Hillsborough, NC 27278
919-949-8157
Check Facebook for updates.
Spring: Strawberries
U-pick and pre-picked strawberries. You can sign up for email notification from Double R Cattle for updates. Also, you may be able to purchase pastured pork and grass-fed beef at the same time on the farm.

Eno River Farm
2127 St. Marys Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278
910-622-3226
Check Facebook for updates.
Spring: Strawberries
Summer: Blueberries and blackberries

Firefly Farm
4911 Hunt Road, Hillsborough, 27278
770-722-1107
Check Facebook for updates
Summer: Flowers
Besides the U-pick flowers, they offer other seasonal produce through the growing season.

Hawk Hill Berry Farm
3009 Hawk Hill Road, Mebane, NC 27302
919-923-3275
Updates on Facebook page
info@hawkhillberryfarm.com
Summer: Blueberries

Minka Farm, LLC
120 Minka Farm Lane, Efland, NC 27243
919-304-4999
Updates on Facebook page
farmer@minkafarm.com
Summer: Blueberries

McAdams Farm
1100 Efland Cedar Grove Rd., Efland, NC 27243
919-732-7701
Check Facebook for updates.
Spring: Strawberries
They are offering U-pick and pre-picked strawberries. Call farm for the latest updates.

Whitted Bowers Farm
8707 Art Rd., Cedar Grove, NC 27231
919-732-5132
Summer: Blueberries

Granville County

Lyon Farms
1544 Munns Road, Creedmoor, NC 27522
919-528-3264
Check Facebook page for updates.
Spring: Strawberries
Summer: Blueberries, blackberries, peaches, watermelon, more

Bee Happy Farm
3102 Hester Road, Creedmoor, NC 27522
(919) 452-8167
Summer: Blueberries
Late summer and fall: Pears, figs, muscadines, persimmons

Franklin County

Vollmer Farm
677 NC 98 Hwy. East, Bunn, NC 27508
919-496-3076
Check Facebook page for updates.
Summer: Blueberries and flowers
Also offers other organic fruits and veggies, homemade ice cream, honey, jams and jellies, and more.

Johnston County

Myrick Vineyards
162 Hatcher Road, Selma, NC 27576
919-621-6920
Mid August through late September: Muscadine grapes
Free to visit. Pay by the pound for Muscadine grapes. You can also purchase them pre-picked.

Pace Family Farms
12701 Buffalo Road, Clayton, NC 27527
919-398-2698
Updates on Facebook
Spring: Strawberries
The farm also offers a CSA.

Smith’s Nursery
443 Sanders Road, Benson, NC 27504
919-943-1719
Spring: Strawberries
The farm also features a farm market and an ice cream stand.

Chatham County

Farrell’s Creek Farm
1970 Marthas Chapel Road, Apex
919-355-2689
Check for updates on their Facebook page
Summer: Blueberries and Blackberries

Phillips Farms of Chatham
1282 Hanks Chapel Rd., Pittsboro, NC 27312
919-337-3374
Spring: Strawberries
Fall: Pumpkins, located at 7393 US 64 W
Winter (starting Thanksgiving week): Christmas trees
Hay is also available throughout the year. Cash or check or Venmo only.

Pack House Farm
1896 Marthas Chapel Road, Apex, NC
919-210-6574
Summer: Blueberries and blackberries

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