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Strawberry Picking in North Carolina (25+ Great Farms and When to Go)

Published by Christina Riley. Last Updated on May 17, 2024.

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Looking for the best strawberry picking in North Carolina? This is the best list of where to find family-owned North Carolina strawberries.

When spring has sprung and people start venturing out to enjoy warmer weather, strawberry picking in North Carolina is one of the best things to do, especially with kids. Not only can you do a U-pick, but many of these strawberry farms in NC also offer ice cream and other fun activities.

Fun Fact: North Carolina is the third-largest producer of strawberries in the United States!

Thanks to our abundance of local farms, there’s a huge list of great places to pick strawberries! Before we get into them, we also want to share the best times to go and some other tips for strawberry picking in North Carolina.

holding one strawberries under a large bucket of strawberries

Whether you’re a new resident, a frequent visitor, or a local, we’re leaving no detail behind. If you live in North Carolina and are wondering, “Where is there strawberry picking near me?” or “Are there any strawberry farms near me?” we think this NC travel guide will help you out!

In case you’re looking for something specific, here’s how we’ve organized this guide:

  • When to Pick Strawberries in North Carolina
  • Strawberry Picking Tips
  • North Carolina Strawberry Picking Map
  • List of North Carolina Strawberry Farms in This Guide
  • Strawberry Picking in Western NC
  • Strawberry Picking in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad
  • Strawberry Picking in North Carolina’s Research Triangle
  • Strawberry Picking in Eastern NC

You can skip ahead to any section or continue reading about when to go strawberry picking in NC!

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When to Pick Strawberries in North Carolina

a large crate of strawberries from a North Carolina Strawberry farm

Strawberry picking season in North Carolina typically lasts from mid-April until the end of May, but every year, it depends on the weather and how quickly the strawberries are picked!

Before heading to a farm to pick strawberries, it’s always a good idea to check their website and social media to see if hours have changed.

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Strawberry Picking in North Carolina Tips

two ripe strawberries and one unripe strawberries in the garden

Many farms offer carts/baskets for picking at an additional cost, but feel free to bring your own basket!

If you want the sweetest berries, try to plan your picking for sunny days. Berries ripen in the sun: if it rained the previous day, your berries won’t taste as juicy and delicious.

Strawberries can also go bad quickly. When you bring them home, wash them only before you intend to eat them. Washing strawberries and storing them may cause them to break down faster.

North Carolina Strawberry Picking Map

Map of North Carolina Strawberry Picking Farms
Image and Map created by Google Maps.

You can also visually plan a visit to these strawberry farms in NC with this map created via Google Maps.

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List of North Carolina Strawberry Farms in This Guide

We love strawberry picking in North Carolina and walking through the farm with our daughter.

Within each section, we’ve alphabetically organized each of these strawberry farms in NC. They are categorized by location, including the following:

  • Western NC
    • New Castle Farm (Ronda)
    • Obermiller’s Strawberry Farm (Hendersonville)
  • The Piedmont Triad (near Greensboro and Winston-Salem)
    • Berrier Farm (Lexington)
    • Carrigan Farms (Mooresville)
    • Hedgecock Strawberry Farm (Kernersville)
    • Ingram’s Family Farm (High Point)
    • Jones Strawberry Farm (Pfafftown)
    • May’s Strawberries & Produce (Browns Summit)
    • Patterson Farm (Mount Ulla)
  • The Research Triangle (near Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill)
    • Buckwheat Farm (Apex)
    • Double R Strawberry Patch (Hillsborough)
    • DJ’s Berry Patch (Apex)
    • Eno River Farm (Hillsborough)
    • Hunt’s Strawberry Farm (Raleigh)
    • Lyon Farms (Creedmoor)
    • Page Farms (Raleigh)
    • Pope’s Strawberry Farm (Knightdale)
    • Porter Farms (Raleigh and Willow Spring)
    • Waller Family Farm (Durham)
  • Eastern NC
    • The Berry Patch (Ellerbe)
    • Carol Sue Farms (Hampstead)
    • Cottle Farms (Faison)
    • Gillis Hill Road Produce (Fayetteville)
    • Mike’s Farm (Beulaville)
    • Pace Family Farms (Clayton)
    • Smith’s Farm and Market (Benson)
    • Strawberries on 903 (Winterville)
    • William’s Strawberry Farm (South Mills)

Strawberry Picking in North Carolina (Western)

an aerial view of the strawberry fields in North Carolina
  • New Castle Farm (Ronda)
  • Obermiller’s Strawberry Farm (Hendersonville)

New Castle Farm

Address: 2812 Clingman Rd, Ronda, NC

The first place on our list of places to go strawberry picking in NC is New Castle Farm. The farm is south of Elkin and east of Wilkesboro in the Yadkin Valley, which is better known for grapes and wine.

This working farm also has a pumpkin patch that kicks off in the fall and a CSA that runs throughout the year.

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Obermiller’s Strawberry Farm

Address: 621 Allstar Ln, Hendersonville, NC

Every Summer in Hendersonville, Obermiller’s Strawberry Farm in Henderson County opens its fields up to visitors for strawberry picking in North Carolina.

You’ll feel like part of the family visiting their farm, where picking the perfect strawberry is a family tradition.

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Strawberry Picking in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad

a bucket of ripe red strawberries
  • Berrier Farm (Lexington)
  • Carrigan Farms (Mooresville)
  • Hedgecock Strawberry Farm (Kernersville)
  • Ingram’s Family Farm (High Point)
  • Jones Strawberry Farm (Pfafftown)
  • May’s Strawberries & Produce (Browns Summit)
  • Patterson Farm (Mount Ulla)

Berrier Farm

Address: 6374 N, NC Hwy 150, Lexington, NC

Berrier Farm is a family farm in Lexington that offers the option of picking your own strawberries or having them picked for you.

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Carrigan Farms

Address: 1145 Oakridge Farm Hwy, Mooresville, NC

You can pick strawberries, apples, and pumpkins at Carrigan Farms in Mooresville.

Although it’s a bit of a drive, Carrigan Farms is one of the closest options for people looking for strawberry picking near Charlotte, NC!

Also, looking for a Halloween attraction? Carrigan Farms is an excellent place for pumpkins in the Fall! Join a hayride, chow down on some apple cider donuts, and enjoy the beautiful family-owned farm.

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Hedgecock Strawberry Farm

Address: 3011 Abbotts Creek Church Rd, Kernersville, NC

Growing strawberries for more than 20 years, Hedgecock Strawberry Farm is both conveniently located and known for its friendly staff. Pick the sweetest strawberries right off the bush at Hedgcock’s!

Ingram’s Family Farm

Address: 6121 Riverdale Dr, High Point, NC

Ingram Farm in High Point invites all ages to come and pick strawberries by the bucket. You can also purchase them by gallon or half-gallon in their country store.

They also welcome birthday parties, as well as other special things such as “greeting a goat,” visiting their dessert barn, and group tours.

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Jones Strawberry Farm

Address: G5590 Seward Rd, Pfafftown, NC

Located outside Winston-Salem in Pfafftown, Jones Strawberry Farm is a well-loved farm offering strawberry picking in North Carolina’s Camel City. Known for their sweet berries and large strawberry patch- you must go picking at Jones’s!

May’s Strawberries & Produce

Address: 6810 McLeansville Rd, Browns Summit, NC

May’s Strawberries & Produce in Browns Summit (Guilford County) lets you pick more than just strawberries. Pick your own tomatoes, squash, peppers, and more throughout the year! 

Patterson Farm

Address: 10390 Caldwell Rd, Mount Ulla, NC

Patterson Farm in Mount Ulla (Rowan County) has fun activities for every season! During strawberry season, you can pick your own for $9/basket or $18/4-quart basket.

They also feature a market selling poinsettias, an ice cream shoppe, and other farm-fresh goodies.

Strawberry Picking in North Carolina’s Research Triangle

NC Strawberries
  • Buckwheat Farm (Apex)
  • Double R Strawberry Patch (Hillsborough)
  • DJ’s Berry Patch (Apex)
  • Eno River Farm (Hillsborough)
  • Grasshopper Farms (Knightdale)
  • Hunt’s Strawberry Farm (Raleigh)
  • Lyon Farms (Creedmoor)
  • Page Farms (Raleigh)
  • Pope’s Strawberry Farm (Knightdale)
  • Porter Farms (Raleigh and Willow Spring)
  • Waller Family Farm (Durham)

Buckwheat Farm

Address: 2700 Holland Rd, Apex, NC

Buckwheat Farm in Apex offers strawberry picking with 1-quart containers and 4-quart containers. Check their website for 2024 prices. They host groups, field trips, and company picnics. While there, check out their many jams and jellies for sale. 

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Double R Strawberry Patch

Address: 701 Ollie Ln, Hillsborough, NC

Double R in Hillsborough offers a strawberry patch, as well as their own pastured beef and pork. Strawberry picking makes for a fun family activity, and they encourage visitors to capture the memories made while there.

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DJ’s Berry Patch

Address: 1223 Salem Church Rd, Apex, NC

Take a trip to DJ’s Berry Patch in Apex to pick delicious ripe strawberries and purchase homemade goods such as ice cream, preserves, and salad dressing.

DJs cultivate two varieties of strawberries: the Sweet Charlie and Camarosa. Whether you’re here as a family or for an educational group tour through daycare or school, try both varieties!

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Eno River Farm

Address: 2127 St Marys Rd, Hillsborough, NC

our daughter picking strawberries at a strawberry farm in North Carolina

Eno River Farm in Hillsborough is our favorite nearby place to go strawberry picking in North Carolina! The facilities on the farm are brand new, and the fields are really easy to access.

They have the best fresh-made ice cream in the Triangle to make things even sweeter!

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Grasshopper Farms

Address: 8004 Poole Rd, Knightdale, NC
Website

Grasshopper Farms in Knightdale is another great strawberry farm in NC, a short drive from Raleigh and Durham. The farm is pretty busy throughout the year, especially in the spring when strawberries are picked.

They also have a plant nursery with many flowers, shrubs, trees, perennials, and annuals.

Hunt’s Strawberry Farm

Address: 4505 Watkins Rd, Raleigh, NC

Hunt’s Strawberry Farm in Raleigh offers fresh strawberries for $15/gallon bucket. If you’re looking for more farm-fresh goodies, try some of their homemade honey!

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Lyon Farms

Address: 1544 Munns Rd, Creedmoor, NC

Lyon's in Granville County is our go-to for strawberry picking in North Carolina.

Lyon Farms in Creedmoor (Granville County) offers pick-your-own strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, tomatoes, and peaches. When they are not in season, buy a $20 produce box from one of their popup locations.

And don’t forget to try one (or more) of their jams and jellies!

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Page Farms

Address: 6100 Mt. Herman Rd, Raleigh, NC

Page Farms is one of the best places for strawberry picking in Raleigh, NC.

They are open for strawberry picking in the spring, blackberry picking in the summer, and a pumpkin patch and corn maze in the fall. They also welcome field trips and birthday parties.

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Pope’s Strawberry Farm

Address: 1305 Fayetteville St, Knightdale, NC

Pope’s Strawberry Farm in Knightdale lets you pick your own strawberries for $16/gallon. They also offer a large variety of fresh produce like squash, turnips, collard greens, and more.

Porter Farms

Address: 7615 Ten-Ten Rd, Raleigh, NC / 3525 NC-42, Willow Spring, NC

Go strawberry picking at Porter Farms at either their Raleigh or Willow Spring location, where you can pick and pay for strawberries by the quart, 4-quart buckets, and 8-quart flats.

Want to try before you buy? You can eat as many strawberries as possible while picking them in the fields!

When visiting the Willow Spring location, try their homemade ice cream, which is available in 16 different flavors.

Waller Family Farm

Address: 5030 Kerley Rd, Durham, NC

Waller Family Farm in Durham lets you pick strawberries by the half-gallon or gallon. Enjoy other produce and freshly picked flowers when available.

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Strawberry Picking in North Carolina (Eastern)

a large strawberry farm with lots of people picking berries in the spring
  • The Berry Patch (Ellerbe)
  • Carol Sue Farms (Hampstead)
  • Cottle Farms (Faison)
  • Gillis Hill Road Produce (Fayetteville)
  • Mike’s Farm (Beulaville)
  • Pace Family Farms (Clayton)
  • Smith’s Farm and Market (Benson)
  • Strawberries on 903 (Winterville)
  • William’s Strawberry Farm (South Mills)

The Berry Patch

Address: 351 Cargo Rd, Ellerbe, NC

Head to The Berry Patch in Ellerbe (Richmond County) to pick some strawberries or try some of their other homegrown produce. They also offer homemade ice cream for a family treat!

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Carol Sue Farms

Address: 19874 Hwy 17, Hampstead, NC

Hampstead is a growing town in Pender County, largely known as the “Seafood Capital of the Carolinas.” Carol Sue Farms is one of the best places to visit in Hampstead, but they offer delicious U-pick strawberries instead of tasty seafood.

Check them out for blueberry season, too, as Carol Sue Farms is a heavyweight in North Carolina’s premier growing region.

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Cottle Farms

Address: 2488 NC-403, Faison, NC

At Cottle Farms in Faison (Duplin County), pick from a large variety of strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. Interested in buying your own strawberry plants? They have those, too!

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Gillis Hill Road Produce

Address: 2899 Gillis Hill Rd, Fayetteville, NC

Head to Gillis Hill Road Produce in Fayetteville for pick-your-own strawberries in quart baskets or gallon buckets.

Beyond this really fun thing to do (especially with kids), you can purchase fresh produce and firewood here throughout the entire year.

Mike’s Farm

Address: 1600 Haw Branch Rd, Beulaville, NC

Pick your own strawberries and buy some pre-picked from Mike’s Farm in Beulaville. During the strawberries’ off-season, enjoy fall and winter activities such as a pumpkin patch, hayrides, and Christmas lights. 

a plate of southern comfort food with friend chicken, mac & cheese, biscuits, ham, and green beans

While you’re there, make sure to check out their country store and incredible restaurant!

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Pace Family Farms

Address: 12701 Buffalo Rd, Clayton, NC

Pace Family Farms in Clayton has pre-picked and pick-your-own strawberries available in quarts, baskets, and buckets.

In the fall months, connect with the community by enjoying Friday movie nights on the farm, and keep an eye out for their Christmas Craft Fair in early December!

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Smith’s Farm and Market 

Address: 443 Sanders Rd, Benson, NC

a strawberry farm and out daughter picking a couple of the berries off the vine

Smith’s Farm and Market is located near McGee’s Crossroads off of I-40 and is a family-owned and operated farm that offers strawberry picking in North Carolina. Enjoy a wonderful time on the farm and their delicious ice cream and coffee shack!

Smith’s Farm and Market has a wonderful local market where you can purchase NC products, eggs, and vegetables. They are also a wholesale nursery if you want to pick up some beautiful plants for your Spring garden. 

Strawberries on 903

Address: 4064 NC 903 South, Winterville, NC

a rustic building among the strawberry fields where you can buy strawberries

Pick through the three acres of strawberry fields at Strawberries on 903 in Winterville near Greenville. After picking, browse through their other offerings of produce, farm-fresh eggs, flowers, and more.

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William’s Strawberry Farm

Address: 1381 N Carolina Hwy 343 S, South Mills, NC

a cup of ice cream in front of Williams Strawberry Farm

If you live near Elizabeth City, the Outer Banks, and Edenton, head to William’s Strawberry Farm in South Mills during strawberry season. They offer U-Pick, pre-picked, and strawberry-centric foods.

Of course, the strawberry ice cream from this farm will always be on my mind.

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Ready to Go Strawberry Picking North Carolina Now?

We’re so ready to go strawberry picking and hope you are, too! If you’ve been out to some of these awesome farms, we’d love to know about your experiences.

As always, you’re welcome to share your photo proof in our Facebook Group! In case this is your first time strawberry picking in North Carolina, we’d love to know which of these places you’ll be visiting first!

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