Blueberry Picking in North Carolina (and 20 of the Best Farms to Find Them!)

Last Updated on June 17, 2021

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Blueberry picking in North Carolina is a fun and family-friendly activity. Not only will you and your kids love this, but you’ll also be supporting local farms in the process.

In case you’re trying to find where to start, we’ve created a guide that lists some of the best blueberry farms you’ll find in this state. Whether or not you brought a bucket, we think you’re going to love your time at these farms scattered throughout North Carolina.

We’ve organized this list alphabetically by name (or name after “the” if it applies), within these three regions:

  • When to Pick (and Safety Tips/Prep)
  • Blueberry Picking in North Carolina (Western Farms)
  • Blueberry Picking in North Carolina (Central Farms)
  • Blueberry Picking in North Carolina (Eastern Farms)

You can also visually plan a visit with our map created via Google Maps.

We think blueberry picking is one of the best things to do in North Carolina. If you are looking for similar activities we have guides to apple picking in North Carolina, our state fruit (muscadines), and also, strawberry picking!

When to Pick (Plus Prep & Safety Tips)

The season for blueberries lasts from mid-June to August. Before you go blueberry picking in North Carolina, remember to always check to see if conditions or hours have changed before arriving, wear sunscreen, and have fun!

Blueberry Picking in North Carolina (Western)

Blueberry picking in North Carolina.

Brushy Mountain Berry Farm

7493 NC Highway 16 S, Moravian Falls

The first spot for blueberry picking in North Carolina is Brushy Mountain Berry Farm in Moravian Falls (Wilkes County). Here, you can enjoy u-pick blueberries with a gorgeous mountain backdrop.

Visitors can also pick wild blackberries and buy farm fresh eggs, other seasonal produce, and jams, syrups, baked goods, and more! 

After your blueberry picking, make sure to head into downtown Wilkesboro, explore Stone Mountain State Park, or these other awesome things to do in Wilkes County!

Flying Cloud Farm

1860 Charlotte Hwy, Fairview

Pick-your-own NC blueberries at Flying Cloud Farm in Fairview, less than a 15-minute drive outside of Asheville. Flying Cloud Farm started in 1999 with only a half-acre of land and has continued to expand since then.

They also sell produce through a CSA, two different tailgate markets, and their roadside stand by the farm. 

Hickory Nut Gap Farm

57 Sugar Hollow Rd, Fairview

Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview offers pick-your-own blueberries and other seasonal fruits such as apples, blueberries, and raspberries. Hickory Nut Gap not only grows fruit, but they also offer fresh meat and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and the occasional dinner.

Spend a day with the family exploring their farm, picking fruit, and enjoying a true farm-to-table meal centered around their meat products and local produce. Come back throughout the year to explore the different festivities they offer on the farm, like pumpkin patches and corn mazes.

Zimmerman’s Berry Farm

2260 Revere Rd, Marshall

Zimmerman’s Berry Farm in Marshall (Madison County) started in 1999 and offers pick-your-own blueberries, blackberries, black and red raspberries, and more! They have over one and a half-acre of fields, which are wheelchair accessible.

Blueberry Picking in North Carolina (Central)

Blueberry Thrill Farm

6938 Eaglesfield Rd, Gibsonville

Blueberry Thrill Farm in Gibsonville (shared by Alamance and Guilford counties) is a second-generation farm that offers a variety of pick-your-own and pre-picked fruits and flowers.

Blueberries are $12/2-quart and $22/4-quart basket. They also offer pick-your-own apples, blackberries, peaches, tomatoes, pumpkins, flowers, and pasture-raised eggs.

On Saturdays, you can take a 30-minute farm tour where you’ll meet their pigs, chickens, and goats as well as the operation and history of Blueberry Thrill Farm.

Tickets are $5/adult and $3/child. 

Carver Farm Nursery

105 Carver Farm Rd, Roxboro

Visit Carver Farm Nursery in Roxboro (north of Durham) for all your pick-your-own blueberry, produce, and plant needs!

Dr. Young’s Pond Berry Farm

10865 NC-210, Angier

Bring the family to Dr. Youngs Pond Berry Farm in Angier (Harnett County), where they have offered pick-your-own berries since the 1908s!

They offer other produce and items such as blackberries, raspberries, Japanese persimmons, garden vegetables, and blueberry plants (available in spring after blueberry picking season is over). 

Angier is in a nice spot, just south of Fuquay-Varina in Wake County and north of Lillington and Raven Rock State Park.

Grietje’s Garden

324 Mosswood Rd, Olin

We mentioned Iredell County’s Grietje’s Garden Vineyard (near Statesville and Mooresville) as a great place to pick muscadine grapes. Did you know, though, that Grietje’s Garden also has u-pick blueberries, blackberries, and self-produced products like juice, jelly, and honey?

It is part of a larger agritourism facility, Rocky Ridge Farm. About 75 blueberry bushes are available on the farm during the picking season.

Hawk Hill Berry Farm

3009 Hawk Hill Rd, Mebane

Hawk Hill Berry Farm in Mebane is a family-friendly, pesticide-free farm. U-pick berries are $4.50/quart and they encourage guests to bring their own buckets, though they do have some available.

If you are more comfortable with private picking, they offer appointments for that, too!n

Herndon Hills Farm

7110 Massey Chapel Rd, Durham

Herndon Hills Farm in Durham offers USDA-certified organic pick-your-own blueberries for $25/gallon with a bucket, or $24/gallon when you bring your own bucket. Pick-your-own is by appointment only, and you can pick muscadine grapes and blackberries as well.

Lyon Farms

1544 Munns Rd, Creedmoor

Lyons Farms in Creedmoor (Granville County) allows guests to pick their own berries with their own basket or bucket. They not only offer blueberries, but strawberries, blackberries, tomatoes, and peaches too.

When you’re down at the farm take a look at all their homemade goodies such as jams and fresh vegetables. 

Melton Family Farm

6900 Rollingview Dr, Tobaccoville

Enjoy local, 100 percent all-natural pick-your-own blueberries at Melton Family Farm in Tobaccoville, north of Winston-Salem and shared by Forsyth and Stokes counties. They provide buckets or you’re more than welcome to bring your own! 

Speaking of Stokes County, Tobaccoville is about 30 minutes away from Hanging Rock State Park, home to some of our favorite hiking trails in North Carolina!

Millstone Creek Orchards

506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur

Millstone Creek Orchards in Ramseur (Randolph County) offers u-pick on weekdays and weekends, with options throughout the years to pick-your-own blueberries, peaches, grapes, apples, pumpkins & gourds, and even pecans!

If going on the weekends during berry or peach and grape season, there is a $2/person u-pick fee. Enjoy other family-friendly activities while on the orchard such as easter bunny visits, farmers markets, and more!

While in Randolph County, you need to visit the NC Zoo if you haven’t already!

Reich’s Blueberries

4875 Ebert Rd, Winston-Salem

Pick-your-own blueberries at Reich’s Blueberries in Winston-Salem. Prices are $2.50/quart or $10/gallon and they use organic practices. 

SanDan Farm

4934 Harvest Rd, McLeansville

SanDan Farm in McLeansville (Guilford County) is a chicken farm that expanded into blueberries, and now shiitake mushrooms. Pick-your-own blueberries, which are all-natural!

Vollmer Farm

677 NC Highway 98 East, Bunn

Vollmer Farm in Bunn (Franklin County) offers pick-your-own, farm activities, and homemade ice cream and other goodies. They are USDA-certified organic in the produce they grow and pride themselves on that.

You can pick-your-own blueberries as well as strawberries, blackberries, and pumpkins.

Bring you and your kids on the weekend to enjoy their Back Forty play area, with a barrel train, corn maze, and more. At the end of your trip, enjoy numerous choices of homemade ice cream ranging from vanilla to cinnamon and brown sugar.

Blueberry Picking in North Carolina (Eastern)

Carter Blueberry Farm NC

Carter Blueberry Farm

4120 Clinton Rd, Fayetteville

Carter Blueberry Farm started in Fayetteville in 1967 and offers some of the best pick-your-own blueberries. Carter’s has now expanded to both pick-your-own strawberries and blueberries, with their blueberry plants covering 6 acres of land.

It is $1.79/lb when picking your own and they encourage guests to bring their own buckets, or they have some for purchase. 

Jones Fruit Farm

7094 Beaman Old Creek Rd, Walstonburg

Visit Jones Fruit Farm in Walstonburg (Greene County) to pick-your-own blueberries and other local produce. You can also buy pre-picked or visit any of their four farm stands.

When visiting to pick produce, enjoy their farm-fresh ice cream made with homegrown fruits while taking in the nice weather and peaceful surroundings. 

Walstonburg sits in a sweet spot between a few of our favorite places in Eastern North Carolina. That includes Greenville to the east, Wilson to the northwest, and Goldsboro to the southwest.

Morris Brothers Blueberries Farm

800 Hwy 17 North, New Bern

Stop by Morris Brothers Blueberries Farm in New Bern to pick-your-own North Carolina blueberries or buy them already picked. They offer an honor box system as well for those that can’t make it during their regular business hours.

Morris Brothers also offers delicious homemade syrups and jams!

Smith’s Nursery

443 Sanders Rd, Benson

The last but not least of our farms for blueberry picking in North Carolina is Smith’s Nursery and Produce Farm in Benson (Johnston County). This is also a one-stop-shop for all your plant and produce needs!

Smith’s Nursery grows strawberries, blueberries, greenhouse tomatoes, pumpkins, cantaloupes, and more, as well as pick-your-own blueberries and strawberries.

In the fall they offer fun hayrides and a pumpkin patch. Shop their wholesale or retail plants, and peruse through their farmer’s market items, including veggies and milk! 

We always tell people who venture out to Benson about Redneck BBQ Lab. It’s not technically North Carolina barbecue, but it’s among the best you’ll find in the state.

Ready to Go Blueberry Picking in North Carolina?

In case you haven’t already, we hope you’ll join us in making blueberry picking in North Carolina a family tradition! These small and locally-owned blueberry farms are the perfect place to enjoy a summer morning and munch on your bounty afterward!

Make a blueberry pie, jam, or enjoy blueberries over your yogurt. Either way, your support of North Carolina agriculture will keep these endless possibilities in tact.

Have you ever gone blueberry picking in North Carolina? If so, ever visit any of these farms? Feel free to let us know in the comments and when the season comes, we’ll welcome your photos in our Facebook Group!

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