Where to Pick Blueberries in the Triangle and Surrounding Areas

Find a farm close to home where you can pick your own blueberries


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Welcome the early days of summer at these local blueberry farms in the Triangle area. Picking blueberries is not only a 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:

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

Busy Bee Farm
John Strickland
1092 Dewitt Smith Rd. Pittsboro, NC
919-542-5890
Facebook page
2019 Season: Blueberry picking season opens June 14. Closed Wednesday and Thursday but open every other day at 8 a.m. Please call for picking conditions prior to coming.

Faircloth Farm
577 Gilmore Rd., Chapel Hill, 27516
919-967-2131
Hours: Call for appointment; closed Sundays
2019 Season: Open late June or early July. 
Offers pick-your-own and pre-picked berries. 

Patchwork Berry Farm
1575 Old Lystra Rd., Chapel Hill, 27517
919-590-9849
sites.google.com/site/pwbfarm
info@patchworkberryfarm.com
2019 season: Closed for the 2019 season to complete projects. 

 

Durham County

Architectural Trees
6404 Amed Rd., Bahama, 27503
919-471-5363
archtrees.com
archtrees@aol.com
2019 season: For the 2019 season, I have leased the blueberry field to Sarah and Clay Shipley. Their farm, Family Farmstead, is a grass-fed beef farm about 20 minutes away. They are continuing the no-chemical/no spray traditions and have been busy pruning the bushes all winter. They look great and if we don't end up with a late freeze we may have another bumper crop like last year.

The Family Farmstead
776 Flat Woods Rd (33.91 mi)
Timberlake, North Carolina 27583
(336) 504-7418
thefamilyfarmstead.com
facebook.com/TheFamilyFarmstead/
2019 season: There are enough berries ready, so we will open the patch on Tuesday, June 11, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wear pants, bring a hat, and get your fingers ready for picking at 6404 Amed Road, Bahama, 27503 (Architectural Trees farm listed above). Cash or check only. Call the Blueberry Hotline for daily updates: 919-438-2658.

Herndon Hills Farm
7110 Massey Chapel Rd./Barbee Rd., Durham, 27713
919-544-3313
herndonhillsfarm.com
facebook.com/HerndonHillsFarm
2019 season: Blueberries and blackberrries usually ripe from mid-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 late August until early October.

 

Franklin County

Vollmer Farm
677 NC Highway 98 East, Bunn, 27508
919-496-3076
vollmerfarm.com
facebook.com/thevollmerfarm
thevollmerfarm@gmail.com
2019 season: Open now 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 2019 Blueberry Music Festival on June 22, 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 
2019 season: Opening Thursday, June 6 from 7 a.m.– 1 p.m. for blackberry picking. After that, open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. The blueberries will be coming in soon. Raspberries will be available on a limited basis. Pre-picked berries when quantities allow.

 

Johnston County

Creekside Farm Berries
300 Pine Tree Rd., Selma, 27576
919-965-9969
creeksidefarmberries.com
facebook.com/creeksidefarmberries
2019 season: Check Facebook page and newsletter 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
blueberryhillupick.com
facebook.com/blueberryhillupick
blueberryhillupick@gmail.com
2019 season: Open now daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (except Sundays, noon-6 p.m.)
Offers multiple varieties of blueberries. Cash, check or card. Second u-pick location at 1921 Steel Bridge Road, Sanford, opening in June.

 

Orange County

Cedar Grove Blueberry Hill Farm
105 Persimmon Hill, Cedar Grove, 27231
828-450-6558
cedargroveblueberry.com
facebook.com/cedargroveblueberryfarm
cedargroveblueberry@gmail.com
2019 season: Open daily, late June through mid-August, from sunrise to sunset.
Offers blueberries, natural growing practices, porta-potties and a picnic area. Cash only please.

Hawk Hill Berry Farm
3009 Hawk Hill Rd., Mebane, 27302
919-923-3275
hawkhillberryfarm.com
facebook.com/hawkhillfarm
info@hawkhillberryfarm.com
2019 season: Opening day is June 29, 2019 (tentative). Open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 7:30 a.m.-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
minkafarm.com
facebook.com/minkafarm
farmer@minkafarm.com
2019 season: Pick-your-own blueberries are not ready yet. Check back.
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. 

Whitted Bowers Farm
8707 Art Rd.
Cedar Grove, NC 27231
whittedbowersfarm.com
919-732-5132
2019 update: Call ahead for availability and hours.

 

Wake County

Buckwheat Farm
2700 Holland Rd., Apex, 27502
919-303-0339
buckwheatfarm.com
facebook.com/pages/Buckwheat-Farm
buckwheatfarm@bellsouth.net
2019 season:  Open last week of June through late July depending on weather conditions. 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
2019 season: Opening June 11, Tuesday-Satruday, 9 a.m.-noon.
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.

 

Written June 8, 2014 by Carolyn Caggia; updated June 10, 2019

 

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Sponsor: March of Dimes/Duke Family Medicine
Telephone: 678-246-9027
Contact Name: Courtney Simpson
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Ages 5-8 embrace science and nature while developing skills and knowledge about the natural world. Register online. Choose course #124927.

Cost: $8/resident, $10/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Enjoy all-things blueberry, food trucks, pie-eating contests and more at Vollmer Farms' annual Blueberry Festival. The Back-40 Country Playground will be open and features a...

Cost: $12 advance tickets, $15 at the door. Free for ages 12 and younger

Where:
Vollmer Farm
677 NC Hwy 98 East
Bunn, NC  27508
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Sponsor: Vollmer Farm
Telephone: 919-496-3076
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Enjoy a movie under the stars and play games at 7:15 before the movie starts. 

Cost: Free

Where:
E. Carroll Joyner Park
701 Harris Rd.
Wake Forest, NC  27587
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