Where to Pick Blueberries in the Triangle and Surrounding Areas
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Welcome the early days of summer at these local blueberry-picking farms. 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, please call ahead to be sure that the blueberry farm you would 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.
Note: A late frost took a toll on many of the farms’ blueberry crops in the 2017 season. Be sure to contact locations before visiting to make sure there are enough berries to pick.
Make the most of your blueberry fields outing:
* Follow these tips for blueberry picking and storing.
* Enjoy your pickings by trying these blueberry recipes.
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Interested in picking strawberries? See our pick-your-own strawberry farm page here.
577 Gilmore Road, Chapel Hill, 27516
Hours: Call for appointment; closed Sundays
2017 Season: Mid-July through third week in August
Offers pick-your-own and pre-picked berries. Check Facebook page for updates.
Patchwork Berry Farm
1575 Old Lystra Road, Chapel Hill, 27517
2017 Season: Unfortunately, will not be open to the public for the 2017 season. Check back for 2018 picking season.
Uses natural growing practices. Payment: Cash, check.
6404 Amed Road, Bahama, 27503
Hours: Call for schedule and hours. Open mid-to-late-June through July.
Offers pick-your-own and pre-picked blueberries from ‘never sprayed’ bushes.
Herndon Hills Farm
7110 Massey Chapel Road/Barbee Road, Durham, 27713
Hours: Call for schedule and hours or check Facebook page.
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.
677 NC Highway 98 East, Bunn, 27508
Hours: 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 2017 Blueberry Music Festival on June 24, 2-10 p.m.
Dr. Young's Pond Berry Farm
10865 NC 210 N, Angier, 27501
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. 2017 season is June 1 through July.
Offers blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and garden vegetables. Accepts cash and checks.
5705 US 421 N., Lillington 27546
Hours: Call for hours.
Offers blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, fruits, veggies, jellies, and jams. Pick-your-own and pre-picked.
Steve and Cindy's Blueberry Patch
835 Roberts Road, Sanford, 27332
2017 season: Open June through August. Call for hours.
Offers pick-your-own and pre-picked blueberries. Accepts cash and check.
Creekside Farm Berries
300 Pine Tree Road, Selma, NC, 27576
2017 season: Check Facebook page for latest updates. Likely opening the beginning of July.
Offers pick-your-own and pick up at the farm blueberries. Blackberries, seasonal vegetables, honey, blueberry salsa, syrups, jams and juice also available.
331 W Wilson St., Smithfield, 27577
2017 season: July through August. Call for hours.
Blueberry Hill U-Pick
1921 Steel Bridge Road, Sanford, 27330
Hours: Mid-June through August. Picking is from sun up to sun down, Tuesday-Sunday. Closed on Monday.
Offers multiple varieties of blueberries. Cash only. New retail store located at 3122 White Hill Road.
Cedar Grove Blueberry Hill Farm
105 Persimmon Hill, Cedar Grove, 27231
Hours: 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 Road, Mebane, 27302
Hours: Opening day is July 1, 2017 (tentative). Open Monday-Friday, 7:30 to noon and 5 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, NC 27243
Hours: June through July. Call for hours.
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.
2700 Holland Road, Apex 27502.
Hours: 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
Hours: 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?
- 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 Road, Sanford (Lee County) 27330. 919-258-3587 (muscadines)
- Adams Vineyards - 3390 John Adams Road, Willow Spring (Wake County) 27592. 919-567-1010
- Flintstone Farm - 460-C Watson Road, Selma (Johnston County) 919-284-1100
Written June 8, 2014 by Carolyn Caggia
Updated June 4, 2017 by Megan Finke