Where to Pick Strawberries in the Triangle

Check out these pick-your-own farms that offer sweet strawberries and farm fun for the kids


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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
Hours: Wednesday 3-6 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m.-noon
2019 season update: Cates Corner Farm downsized their strawberry operation and will not be open for pick-your-own this year, however, pre-picked and spray-free Sweet Charlie and Camarosa strawberries will be available at the Cates Corner Farm Stand and at the Carrboro Farmers' Market.

Double R Cattle Services Inc.
701 Ollie's Lane
Hillsborough, NC 27278
doublercattleservices.com
facebook.com/Double-R-Cattle-Services-Inc
919-949-8157
2019 season: Call ahead
Hours: Call ahead

McAdams Farm
1100 Efland Cedar Grove Rd.
Efland, NC 27243
mcadamsfarm.com
facebook.com/mcadamsfarm
919-732-7701
2019 season: late April
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. or until picked out

Whitted Bowers Farm
8707 Art Rd.
Cedar Grove, NC 27231
whittedbowersfarm.com
919-732-5132
2019 update: The Whitted Bowers Farm specializes in organic fruit: blueberries, muscadines and maybe, strawberries again in the near future. 


DURHAM COUNTY

Waller Family Farm
5030 Kerley Rd.
Durham, NC 27705
wallerfamilyfarm.com
facebook.com/Waller-Family-Farm
919-225-4305
2019 season: Last week of April into June
Hours: Call ahead. Open Monday-Saturday. 


CHATHAM COUNTY

Phillips Farms of Chatham
1282 Hanks Chapel Rd.
Pittsboro, NC 27312
phillipsfarmschatham.com
facebook.com/phillipsfarmsofchatham
916-542-9974
2019 season: Opens late April or early May 
Hours: Call ahead.


WAKE COUNTY

Buckwheat Farm
2700 Holland Rd.
Apex, NC 27502
buckwheatfarm.com
facebook.com/Buckwheat-Farm
919-303-0339
2019 season: Mid-April through mid-June
Hours: Call ahead. Hours vary depending on picking conditions and availability. 

The Collard Patch
7012 Pulley Town Rd.
Wake Forest, NC 27587
thecollardpatch.net
facebook.com/The-Collard-Patch-Seasonal-Produce
919-793-3791
2019 season: Starts mid-April
Hours: Call ahead. Hours vary depending on picking conditions and availability. 

DJ's Berry Patch
1223 Salem Church Rd.
Apex, NC 27523
djsberrypatch.com
facebook.com/DJs-Berry-Patch
919-600-4020
2019 season: Around the first week of April.
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/Hilltop-Farm-of-Willow-Spring-Organic-Produce-and-CSA
2019 season: certified organic strawberries have been planted this year. Check back for dates.

Hunts Strawberry Farm
4505 Watkins Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27616
919-266-1619
facebook.com/Hunts-Strawberry-Farm
2019 season: Mid-April through early June
Hours: Call ahead

Ogburn Berries and Produce
13065 Old Stage Rd.
Willow Spring, NC 27592
ogburnberriesandproduce.com
facebook.com/OgburnBerriesAndProduce
919-868-3362
2019 season: Now open
Hours: Call ahead

Page Farms
6100 Mt. Herman Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27617
919-596-3227
pagefarmsraleigh.com
facebook.com/pages/Page-Farms
2019 season: Check back soon.
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
919-467-3004
2019 season: Wed., Apr. 10
Hours: Call ahead

Pope's Strawberries of Raleigh
1305 Fayetteville St.
Knightdale, NC 27545
facebook.com/pages/Popes-Strawberry-Farm
919-669-8036
2018 season: Check back soon.
Hours: Call ahead

Porter Farms & Nursery - Willow Springs
3525 NC Hwy. 42
Willow Springs, NC 27592
porterfarmsandnursery.com
facebook.com/pages/Porter-Farms-and-Nursery
919-567-0504
2019 season: Now open
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 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
2019 season: Now open
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. 

Vollmer Farm
677 NC 98 Hwy. East
Bunn, NC 27508
vollmerfarm.com
facebook.com/thevollmerfarm
919-496-3076
2019 update: Due to the decision not to grow strawberries this year, Vollmer Farm is currently closed. Check Facebook page for more information. 


JOHNSTON COUNTY

Smith's Nursery and Strawberry Farm
443 Sanders Rd.
Benson, NC 27504
smithsnurseryinc.com
facebook.com/smithsnurseryandproducefarm
919-934-1700
2019 season: Check back soon
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Satruday, 9 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
919-353-2399
2019 season: Check back soon.
Hours: Call ahead. 

Gary Thomas Farms
443 Thomas Rd.
Sanford, NC 27330
facebook.com/garythomasfarms
919-258-3262
2018 season: Check back soon.
Hours: Call ahead. 

Gross Farms
1606 Pickett Rd.
Sanford, NC 27332
grossfarms.com/strawberries.html
facebook.com/pages/Gross-Farms
919-498-6727
2019 season: Check back soon.
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
919-499-0807
2019 season: Now open; call ahead.
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 


​Updated April 7, 2019

 

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