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Where to Pick Strawberries in the Triangle


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Updated April 26, 2015

Please call ahead to be sure that the strawberry 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.

Welcome the early days of summer at these local strawberry-picking farms. Hours may vary depending on how well the strawberries are growing and produce availability. We recommend you call before visiting a farm to make sure the strawberries are plentiful and just right for your family to enjoy.

Make the most of strawberry fields outing:
* Follow these tips for strawberry picking and freezing.
* Try these splendid strawberry recipes.

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?ref=ts&fref=ts
919-270-2922
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 8 a.m.-8p.m. or until picked out
2015 Season: May through June
Cash only; bring your own basket 

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
Hours: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
2015 Season: Month of May
Sign up for an email notice of field opening online

McAdams Farm
1100 Efland Cedar Grove Rd.
Efland, NC 27243
mcadamsfarm.com/index.html
facebook.com/pages/McAdams-Farm/170289633023409
919-732-7701
Hours: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m. or until picked out
2015 Season: Month of May
Offers pick-your-own and pre-picked berries
Other produce: Lettuce and spring vegetables at the start of the season

Whitted Bowers Farm
8707 Art Rd.
Cedar Grove, NC 27231
www.whittedbowersfarm.com
919-732-5132
Hours: Sunrise to sundown.
2015 Season: Early-May through early-June
Certified Organic and Certified Biodynamic
Bring your own basket.

DURHAM COUNTY

Waller Family Farm
5030 Kerley Rd.
Durham, NC 27705
wallerfamilyfarm.com
facebook.com/pages/Waller-Family-Farm/102676216473557
919-225-4305
Hours: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
2015 Season: Early-May through early-June
Offers pick-your-own and pre-picked berries
Other spring produce: onions, cabbage and squash.

WAKE COUNTY

Buckwheat Farm
2700 Holland Rd.
Apex, NC 27502
buckwheatfarm.com
facebook.com/pages/Buckwheat-Farm/299970047363
919-303-0339
Hours: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
2015 Season: April 24 through mid-June
Offers pick-your-own and pre-picked berries; also sells homemade jams and honey.
Offers pick-your-own blueberries (late-June to late-July)
Visit horses, goats and peacocks

DJ's Berry Patch
1223 Salem Church Rd.
Apex, NC 27523
djsberrypatch.com
facebook.com/pages/DJs-Berry-Patch/122337307802631
919-600-4020
Hours: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday noon-7 p.m.
2015 Season: Month of May
Offers pick-your-own and pre-picked berries
Other spring produce: tomatoes, sweet corn, watermelon and cantaloupe

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
Hours: Tuesday 4-7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
2015 Season: Opens May 2 (noon-5 p.m.) through early-June
Offers pick-your-own and pre-picked berries
Certified Organic Membership Farm

Hunts Strawberry Farm
4505 Watkins Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27616
919-266-1619
facebook.com/pages/Hunts-Strawberry-Farm/108353539204595
Hours: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday noon-7 p.m.
2015 Season: April 25 through early-June

Jean's Berry Patch
3003 NC Hwy. 751
Apex, NC 27523
jeansberrypatch.com
919-362-5800
Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Saturday 7:30 a.m. until picked out.
2015 Season: Mid-April through early-June
Offers pick-your-own and pre-picked berries
Bring your own containers

Ogburn Berries and Produce
13049 Old Stage Rd.
Willow Springs, NC 27592
ogburnberriesandproduce.com/
facebook.com/OgburnBerriesAndProduce
919-868-2403
Hours: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.-7 p.m.
2015 Season: Mid-April through early-June
Offers pick-your-own and pre-picked berries

Page Farms
6100 Mt. Herman Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27617
919-596-3227
pagefarmsraleigh.com
facebook.com/pages/Page-Farms/210704395630549
Hours: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
2015 Season: Mid-April through early-June
Offers pick-your-own and pre-picked berries
Features: Animals and field trips

Phillips Farms
6701 Good Hope Church Rd.
Cary, NC 27519
phillipsfarmsofcary.com/strawberries
facebook.com/pages/Phillips-Farm-of-Cary-NC/115766315101175
919-467-3004
Hours: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
2015 Season: April 27 through early-June.
A Family Fun Park -- featuring games, animals, wagon rides and more -- is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 1-6 p.m. Sundays during strawberry season and is $5/person.

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
Hours: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.-7 p.m.
2015 Season: Late-April through June
Offers pick-your-own and pre-picked berries

Porter Farms & Nursery (2 locations) - Willow Springs
3525 NC Hwy. 42
Willow Springs, NC 27592
porterfarmsandnursery.com
facebook.com/pages/Porter-Farms-and-Nursery/142977167259
919-567-0504
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday noon-9 p.m.
2015 Season: Late-April through early-June
Offers pick-your-own and pre-picked berries
Other spring produce: cabbage, sweet potatoes and peanuts
Full service ice cream shop serving 16 flavors of ice cream homemade from local cows

Porter Farms & Nursery - Raleigh
7615 Ten-Ten Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27603
porterfarmsandnursery.com
919-442-7920
Hours: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday noon-6 p.m.
2015 Season: Late-April through early-June
Offers pick-your-own and pre-picked berries
Other spring produce: cabbage sweet potatoes and blueberries

Vaughan's Produce
825 Wilbon Rd.
Holly Springs, NC 27540
ncfarmfresh.com/FarmMarketDisplay.asp?FarmID=2078
ncagr.gov/ncproducts/ShowSite.asp?ID=2889
919-552-4635
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
2015 Season: Late-April through mid-June
Other spring produce: cabbage and sweet potatoes

Vollmer Farm
677 NC 98 Hwy. East
Bunn, NC 27508
vollmerfarm.com
facebook.com/thevollmerfarm?_rdr
919-496-3076
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
2015 Season: Early-May through early-June
Sign up for e-newsletter for updates

JOHNSTON COUNTY

Smith's Nursery and Strawberry Farm
443 Sanders Rd.
Benson, NC 27504
smithsnurseryinc.com
facebook.com/smithsnurseryandproducefarm
919-934-1700
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
2015 Season: Late-April through early-June
Offers pick-your-own and pre-picked berries
Field trips/animals (chickens and goats)
Other spring produce: cabbage, squash, cucumbers and lettuce

LEE COUNTY

Douglas Strawberry Patch 2
Locations: Hwy 87 & US Hwy 1
Sanford, NC
facebook.com/pages/Douglas-Strawberry-Patch/177792012271994?sk=timeline
919-353-2399
Hours: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
2015 Season: Late April-June

Gross Farms
1606 Pickett Rd.
Sanford, NC 27332
grossfarms.com/strawberries.html
facebook.com/pages/Gross-Farms/382601835832
919-498-6727
Hours: Monday through Saturday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m.
2015 Season: Late-April through June
Offers pick-your-own and pre-picked berries

Spivey Farms and Produce
285 McCormick Rd.
Sanford, NC 27332
spiveyfarms.com
facebook.com/pages/Spivey-Farms/104156889629708
919-499-0807
Hours: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
2015 Season: Mid-April through late-May
Offers pick-your-own and pre-picked berries
Other produce: spring onions, preserves, tomatoes, potatoes and asparagus

Updated by Janice Lewine

 

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