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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Marbles Kids Museum
201 E. Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Telephone: 919.834.4040
Contact Name: Taylor Rankin
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Look under rocks, logs and leaf litter and inside vernal pools to discover the places salamanders and their eggs can be found. Learn about the lifecycle of the salamander and make a craft to take...

Cost: $6/participant

Where:
Durant Nature Preserve
8305 Camp Durant Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Celebrate Creek Week by exploring a stream at the preserve. Take a short hike to the creek, use magnifying glasses and nets to discover the creatures that live there, and learn about the importance...

Cost: Free

Where:
Horton Grove Nature Preserve
7360 Jock Rd
Bahama, NC  27503
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Sponsor: Triangle Land Conservancy
Telephone: 919-908-0054
Contact Name: Kelsey Ellis
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Take a special guided tour through the historic Duke house that explores life for the women at Duke Homestead. Lead by costumed interpreters and featuring period medical artifacts, visitors...

Cost: $3 ages 12 and older

Where:
Duke Homestead State Historic Site
2828 Duke Homestead Rd.
Durham, NC  27705
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See talented ballet students perform divertissements of the classical ballet, "Le Corsaire." Enjoy a story about pirates, betrayal, liberation and the triumph of true love.

Cost: $18-$22

Where:
Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Ave.
Cary, NC  27511
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Sponsor: Cary Ballet Company
Telephone: 919-454-4252
Contact Name: Suzanne Murley
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Enjoy a musical adaptation of the classical tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Journey with Gerda to discover adventure, meet interesting characters and learn the importance of friendship. Purchase...

Cost: $12/adult, $8/child

Where:
Holly Spring Cultural Center
300 W. Ballentine St.
Holly Springs, NC  27540
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Sponsor: Carolina Children's Theatre
Telephone: 919-656-8373
Contact Name: Melanie Youngdahl
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Experience the fun of geocaching and search for caches along the trail. GPS units provided or take your own. Ages 6 and older. Meet at the picnic table near the restrooms at the New Hill Parking...

Cost: $1/person

Where:
American Tobacco Trail -New Hill Parking Area
1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Rd.
Apex, NC  27502
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Sponsor: Harris Lake County Park and the American Tobacco Trail
Telephone: 919-387-4342
Contact Name: Joanne St. Clair
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NOTE: This event has been canceled due to the fact that no North Carolina NCAA basketball teams will be playing on that day based on the brackets that were posted this week. Ride the train,...

Cost: $7-$10

Where:
New Hope Valley Railway
3900 Bonsal Rd.
New Hill, NC  27562
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A young girl dreams about taking flight in the makeshift airplane that she has built in her backyard. After a huge storm, she finds an elderly woman who looks and sounds like a bird, but who just...

Cost: $14/adult, $10 ages 12 and younger

Where:
Raleigh Little Theatre
301 Pogue St.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Enjoy a musical adaptation of the classical tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Journey with Gerda to discover adventure, meet interesting characters and learn the importance of friendship. Purchase...

Cost: $12/adult, $8/child

Where:
Holly Spring Cultural Center
300 W. Ballentine St.
Holly Springs, NC  27540
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Sponsor: Carolina Children's Theatre
Telephone: 919-656-8373
Contact Name: Melanie Youngdahl
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Explore the forest as the sun sets, listen to Native American stories and enjoy s'mores around a campfire. All ages with parent. Registration required.

Cost: $20/resident, $28/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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See talented ballet students perform divertissements of the classical ballet, "Le Corsaire." Enjoy a story about pirates, betrayal, liberation and the triumph of true love.

Cost: $18-$22

Where:
Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Ave.
Cary, NC  27511
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Sponsor: Cary Ballet Company
Telephone: 919-454-4252
Contact Name: Suzanne Murley
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GPS [Go. Play. See]

GPS, soon to be replaced by The Triangle Go-To Guide, connects you to all the Triangle has to offer, from museum expansions to new parks and schools to youth sports and family fun. Plus, discover our 2016 Readers' Favorites.

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The 2016-17 Education Guide offers 643 education resources in the Triangle, including area preschools, private schools, public school systems, charter schools, boarding schools and academic resources.

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The Triangle Go-To Guide will replace the GPS in 2017 and continue to connect you to family fun resources across the Triangle. Plus, find out who our 2017 Readers' Favorites are.