Nothing beats freshly picked produce, and it can be fun to do it yourself. An outing to a U-pick farm can be a great tradition for kids. Before you head out, make sure to call and check on conditions. Hours can change depending on the weather and how the crop is doing.
In fact, no matter what you see about hours on other lists…still call. We’re not listing hours because they can vary so much. Click through to the websites or Facebook pages.
This list covers the whole growing season, so you’ll find information on everything from strawberries in the spring to summer peaches to apples in the fall.
We only included farms that have website or Facebook pages, so that it would be easy to verify the information. We made one exception, for a farm that we couldn’t leave off. The Charlotte Observer has a list, with a map, that does include more farms that don’t have websites. So if you don’t find what you’re looking for here, look there.
Typical growing seasons in North Carolina:
- Strawberry: Late April to the beginning of June
- Blueberry: Late June or early July, into August
- Blackberry: Late June through July
- Peach: June through September
Timing might vary. These are estimates. Here’s a chart from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture that shows approximate growing seasons for many fruits and vegetables.
1650 Filbert Hwy, York, SC
Summer: Blueberries, Blackberries, Peaches
Other crops are available for purchase.
1800 Black Highway, York, SC
June through September: Peaches
1150 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy, Mooresville
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Visit the website to learn about the other activities throughout the year, such as hayrides, quarry swimming and more.
Deer Run Farms of Midland
12325 US-601, Midland
Hall Family Farm
10713 Providence Rd West
Many kids’ activities available throughout the year
Helm’s Christmas Tree Farm
6345 Christmas Tree Ln, Vale
June through early September: Blueberries
Winter (week before Thanksgiving through around December 20): Cut your own Christmas Tree
Also offers hayrides and covered wagon rides
Kylie’s Strawberry Patch
2950 Southeastern Rd, Rock Hill, SC
Lineberger’s Maple Spring Farm
906 Dallas Stanley Hwy, Dallas
June-July: Blackberries and Raspberries
Wagon rides, bonfires, more
4212 E. HWY 218, Monroe
Rivers’ Blueberries Farm
1595 Colony Road, Rock Hill, SC
3430 Rimer Rd, Concord
No website or Facebook for this one, but it’s included because of its excellent reputation and because it’s so close to Charlotte.
The Hunter Farm
13624 Providence Road, Weddington
Family activities all year. Hayrides, pumpkin patch, bonfires, summer camps, community gardens
Windy Hill Orchard
1860 Black Highway York, SC
4701 Hartis Road Indian Trail
USDA Certified organic farm. Strawberries in the spring. Family activities all year.