Where to Pick Blueberries in the Triangle and Surrounding Areas


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Welcome the early days of summer at these local blueberry farms in the Triangle area. Picking blueberries is not only fun outing for the whole family, but blueberries are also good for you, with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Before you head out, call ahead to be sure the blueberry farm you'd like to visit is open for the season, as opening times often vary according to weather and when the fruit is ripe. Hours may also vary due to produce availability.

Make the most of your blueberry fields outing:
* Follow these tips for blueberry picking and storing.
* Enjoy your pickings by trying these blueberry recipes.

Jump to your county: Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Orange, Wake

Interested in picking strawberries? See our pick-your-own strawberry farm page here

 

Chatham County

Faircloth Farm
577 Gilmore Rd., Chapel Hill, 27516
919-967-2131
facebook.com/FairclothFarm
Hours: Call for appointment; closed Sundays
2018 Season: Open late June or early July. 
Offers pick-your-own and pre-picked berries. Check Facebook page for updates.

Patchwork Berry Farm
1575 Old Lystra Rd., Chapel Hill, 27517
919-590-9849
sites.google.com/site/pwbfarm
info@patchworkberryfarm.com
2018 Season: Anticipate opening second week in June.
Uses natural growing practices. Payment: Cash, check.

 

Durham County

Architectural Trees
6404 Amed Rd., Bahama, 27503
919-471-5363
archtrees.com
archtrees@aol.com
2018 season: Open in mid-June. 
Offers pick-your-own and pre-picked blueberries from ‘never sprayed’ bushes.  

Herndon Hills Farm
7110 Massey Chapel Rd./Barbee Rd., Durham, 27713
919-544-3313
herndonhillsfarm.com
facebook.com/HerndonHillsFarm
2018 season: Late-June through mid-July. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays 7 a.m.-noon. 
Offers blackberries, blueberries, and a picnic area. Pick-your-own only. Can only accommodate individuals and families. Muscadine and scuppernong grapes available for picking in September. 

 

Franklin County

Vollmer Farm
677 NC Highway 98 East, Bunn, 27508
919-496-3076
vollmerfarm.com
facebook.com/thevollmerfarm?_rdr
thevollmerfarm@gmail.com
2018 season: Open starting mid-June to late July for blueberry and blackberry pick-your-own. Check website for hours.
Offers blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, honey, eggs. You-pick or pre-picked offered. A farmers market, gift shop, concessions stand, porta-potties, picnic area, and party accommodations are available.
Enjoy live music, food trucks and more at the 2018 Blueberry Music Festival on June 23, 2-10 p.m. 

 

Harnett County

Dr. Young's Pond Berry Farm
10865 NC 210 N, Angier, 27501
919-639-6360
dryoungspondberryfarm.com/
facebook.com/Dr-Youngs-Pond-Berry-Farm
info@dryoungspondberryfarm.com 
2018 season: Opening day is Saturday, June 9, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Open through early August, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays. 
Offers blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and garden vegetables. Accepts cash and checks.

 

Johnston County

Creekside Farm Berries
300 Pine Tree Rd., Selma, 27576
919-965-9969
creeksidefarmberries.com/
facebook.com/creeksidefarmberries/
2018 season: Check Facebook page for latest updates. Likely opening late June.
Offers pick-your-own and pick up at the farm blueberries. Blackberries, seasonal vegetables, honey, blueberry salsa, syrups, jams and juice also available. 

 

Lee County

Blueberry Hill U-Pick
3122 White Hill Rd., Sanford, 27330
919-498-4282
facebook.com/blueberryhillupick?pnref=lhc
blueberryhillupick@gmail.com
2018 season: Opened in late-May daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (except Sundays, 2 to 6 p.m.)
Offers multiple varieties of blueberries. Cash only. Second u-pick location at 1921 Steel Bridge Road in Sanford. 

 

Orange County

Cedar Grove Blueberry Hill Farm
105 Persimmon Hill, Cedar Grove, 27231
828-450-6558
http://www.cedargroveblueberry.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cedar-Grove-Blueberry-Hill-Farm
cedargroveblueberry@gmail.com
2018 season: Open daily, late June through mid-August, from sunrise to sunset.
Offers blueberries, natural growing practices, porta-potties and a picnic area. Cash and check only.

Hawk Hill Berry Farm
3009 Hawk Hill Rd., Mebane, 27302
919-923-3275
www.hawkhillberryfarm.com
https://www.facebook.com/hawkhillfarm
info@hawkhillberryfarm.com
2018 season: Opening day is June 30, 2018 (tentative). Open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. to noon.
Uses natural growing practices for blueberries, pick-your-own and pre-picked. Offers a picnic area. Cash and checks only.

Minka Farm, LLC
120 Minka Farm Lane, Efland, 27243
919-304-4999
www.minkafarm.com
https://www.facebook.com/minkafarm
farmer@minkafarm.com
2018 season: June through July. Open Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Animal-Welfare approved farm. Offers blueberries, figs, muscadine grapes, fresh eggs, pick-your-own and pre-picked, restrooms, farm animals, and school tours. Cash and checks accepted. Please call before you go to get updates on picking conditions or to arrange picking outside of standard hours. 

 

Wake County

Buckwheat Farm
2700 Holland Rd., Apex, 27502
919-303-0339
buckwheatfarm.com
facebook.com/pages/Buckwheat-Farm
buckwheatfarm@bellsouth.net
2018 season: Open last week of June through late July. Hours vary depending on picking conditions and availability; please call ahead. 
Pre-picked and pick-your-own. For pick-your-own, bring your own containers. Also offers honey, jams, jellies and shiitake mushrooms.

Granny Pearls Farm
7209 Mitchell Rd, Zebulon, 27597
919-426-1772
facebook.com/pages/Granny-Pearls-Farm
2018 season: Opening mid-June. Call for hours
Minimizes use of pesticides and other chemicals. Offers blackberries, blueberries, cherries, figs, grapes, pears, peaches, pecans, plums, raspberries, a picnic area, party accommodation and tours.

 

Interested in picking grapes?

(September season)

  • Crossroads Vineyard: 145 Dreamcatcher Trail, Youngsville (Franklin County) 27596; 919-554-1962 (muscadines)
  • Whispering Oaks Vineyard: 1624 Sledge Rd., Louisburg (Franklin County) 27549; 919-812-0994 (muscadine, scuppernog)
  • Griffin's Vineyard: 915 Thomas Rd., Sanford (Lee County) 27330; 919-258-3587 (muscadines)
  • Adams Vineyards: 3390 John Adams Rd., Willow Spring (Wake County), 27592; 919-567-1010
  • Flintstone Farm: 460-C Watson Rd., Selma (Johnston County); 919-284-1100

 

Written June 8, 2014 by Carolyn Caggia
Updated June 6, 2018 by Megan Finke

 

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Education Guide

The 2017-18 Education Guide offers 660 education resources in the Triangle, including area preschools, private schools, public school systems, charter schools, boarding schools and academic resources.

The Triangle Go-To Guide

Our Triangle Go-To Guide connects you to family fun resources across the Triangle. Plus, find out who our 2018 Readers' Favorites are.