How Four Triangle-Area Strawberry Farms Are Still Selling This Season
With some offering drive-thru and porchside options
During a typical April, it'd be time to start picking strawberries with your family. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has halted those plans for many spots. However, read about how four Triangle farms are still planning to get you their berries right now:
Ogburn Berries and Produce
13065 Old Stage Rd.
Willow Spring, NC 27592
The Willow Spring farm opens on Friday morning at 9 a.m. The seating area, sandbox, and play area at the farm will be closed. For those who want to remain in their cars, they'll have designated parking spots and will delive strawberries to your vehicles. Two handwashing stations will also be available for both customers and employees. Pricing is $15 for a pre-picked gallon bucket and $5 for pre-picked quarts. Check their website, linked above, for more info.
6701 Good Hope Church Rd.
Cary, NC 27519
This farm opens on April 16 at noon. They will have a drive-up service to get strawberries. You can pay online (linked above) for minimal contact. Prices will be available on the farm’s site closer to the opening. The farm says that the first day won't have as many ripe berries as later in the year, so you should come early to get them.
Smith’s Nursery and Produce Farm
443 Sanders Rd.
Benson, NC 27504
This Benson farm is currently open, and they're selling berries via a porchside pick-up service. You can purchase the strawberries ahead via their online store. Quantities include an approx. five-pound bucket ($15), a one-pound clamshell ($4), and an 8-pound option ($30). You can read more info and see what else they’re offering at the link above.
285 McCormick Rd.
Sanford, NC 27332
This spot is currently open in Sanford. Spivey Farms has both U-Pick and pre-picked options, asking that all customers maintain the mandated distance between each other on the site. Rates are $14 for a prepicked flat or $2.80 per pound prepicked, and $2.20 per pound if you pick.