Where to Pick Strawberries in the Triangle

Pick-your-own strawberry farms are located across the region


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Updated April 2016

Strawberries are ripening across the Triangle this month. Not only are strawberries juicy and delicious, they pack a healthy punch. 

Pick your own strawberries or purchase a freshly picked pint or two at the local farms listed below. Note: Before heading out to one, call ahead to verify operating times. Some farms may not open until May, and operating hours may also vary depending on weather, produce availability and how well the strawberries are growing this spring.


ORANGE COUNTY

Cates Corner Farm
Corner of Arthur Minnis and Union Grove Church roads
6020 Union Grove Church Road
Hillsborough, NC 27278
catescornerfarm.com
facebook.com/catescornerfarm
919-270-2922
2016 Season: Opens late-April or early May
Hours: Call ahead

Double R Cattle Services Inc.
701 Ollie's Lane
Hillsborough, NC 27278
doublercattleservices.com/Pages/default.aspx
facebook.com/pages/Double-R-Cattle-Services-Inc/188796731163165
919-949-8157
2016 Season: Call ahead
Hours: Call ahead

McAdams Farm
1100 Efland Cedar Grove Rd.
Efland, NC 27243
mcadamsfarm.com
facebook.com/pages/McAdams-Farm/170289633023409
919-732-7701
2016 Season: Month of May
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. or until picked out

Whitted Bowers Farm
8707 Art Rd.
Cedar Grove, NC 27231
www.whittedbowersfarm.com
919-732-5132
2016 update: The Whitted Bowers Farm pick-your-own strawberry field will be closed for the 2016 season due to crop failure. Check back next year.

DURHAM COUNTY

Waller Family Farm
5030 Kerley Rd.
Durham, NC 27705
wallerfamilyfarm.com
facebook.com/pages/Waller-Family-Farm/102676216473557
919-225-4305
2016 Season: Last week of April into June
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

WAKE COUNTY

Buckwheat Farm
2700 Holland Rd.
Apex, NC 27502
buckwheatfarm.com
facebook.com/pages/Buckwheat-Farm/299970047363
919-303-0339
2016 Season: Mid-April through mid-June
Hours: Vary depending on picking conditions and availability – please call ahead

DJ's Berry Patch
1223 Salem Church Rd.
Apex, NC 27523
djsberrypatch.com
facebook.com/pages/DJs-Berry-Patch/122337307802631
919-600-4020
2016 Season: Mid-April through late May
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 7 p.m. 

Hilltop Farms
6612 Kennebec Rd.
Willow Springs, NC 27592
919-618-5601
hilltopfarms.org
facebook.com/pages/Hilltop-Farm-of-Willow-Spring-Organic-Produce-and-CSA/340808009317322?pnref=lhc
2016 Season: May
Hours: Members are welcome to participate in the Pic-Yer-Own Strawberry Saturdays each weekend in May

Hunts Strawberry Farm
4505 Watkins Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27616
919-266-1619
facebook.com/pages/Hunts-Strawberry-Farm/108353539204595
2016 Season: Mid-April through early June
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Jean's Berry Patch
38 Lewter Shop Rd.
Apex, NC 27523
jeansberrypatch.com
facebook.com/Jeans-Berry-Patch-116133708404504/
919-362-5800
2016 Season: Opens in April
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

Ogburn Berries and Produce
13049 Old Stage Rd.
Willow Springs, NC 27592
facebook.com/OgburnBerriesAndProduce
919-868-2403
2016 Season: Opens in April 
Hours: Call ahead

Page Farms
6100 Mt. Herman Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27617
919-596-3227
pagefarmsraleigh.com
facebook.com/pages/Page-Farms/210704395630549
2016 Season: Mid-April until first week in June
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Phillips Farms
6701 Good Hope Church Rd.
Cary, NC 27519
phillipsfarmsofcary.com
facebook.com/pages/Phillips-Farm-of-Cary-NC/115766315101175
919-467-3004
2016 Season: Opens late April
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m. 

Pope's Strawberries of Raleigh
1305 Fayetteville St.
Knightdale, NC 27545
ncfarmfresh.com/FarmMarketDisplay.asp?FarmID=1256
facebook.com/pages/Popes-Strawberry-Farm/369293123226
919-266-3767
2016 Season: Opens last week in April
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m. 

Porter Farms & Nursery - Willow Springs
3525 NC Hwy. 42
Willow Springs, NC 27592
porterfarmsandnursery.com
facebook.com/pages/Porter-Farms-and-Nursery/142977167259
919-567-0504
2016 Season: Mid-April to early June
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 9 p.m. 

Porter Farms & Nursery - Raleigh
7615 Ten-Ten Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27603
porterfarmsandnursery.com
919-442-7920
2016 Season: Mid-April to early June
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 9 p.m. 

Vaughans Strawberries
825 Wilbon Rd.
Holly Springs, NC 27540
ncfarmfresh.com/FarmMarketDisplay.asp?FarmID=2078
ncagr.gov/ncproducts/ShowSite.asp?ID=2889
919-552-4635
2016 Season: Call ahead
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Vollmer Farm
677 NC 98 Hwy. East
Bunn, NC 27508
vollmerfarm.com
facebook.com/thevollmerfarm?_rdr
919-496-3076
2016 Season: Opens April 15
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

JOHNSTON COUNTY

Smith's Nursery and Strawberry Farm
443 Sanders Rd.
Benson, NC 27504
smithsnurseryinc.com
facebook.com/smithsnurseryandproducefarm
919-934-1700
2016 Season: Opens in April
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

LEE COUNTY

Douglas Strawberry Patch
Locations: 4162 Hwy 87, Sanford, NC 27332; US Hwy. 1, Sanford, NC 27332
facebook.com/pages/Douglas-Strawberry-Patch/177792012271994?sk=timeline
919-353-2399
2016 Season: Opens late April or early May
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Gross Farms
1606 Pickett Rd.
Sanford, NC 27332
grossfarms.com/strawberries.html
facebook.com/pages/Gross-Farms/382601835832
2016 Season: Mid-to-late-April through May 
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. 

Spivey Farms and Produce
285 McCormick Rd.
Sanford, NC 27332
spiveyfarms.com
facebook.com/pages/Spivey-Farms/104156889629708
919-499-0807
2016 Season: Opens April 9
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Updated by Janice Lewine

 

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