5 Farms and Stands to Visit for Local Strawberries

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U-pick is limited this year, and pre-picked berries can sell out. Please check these farms’ websites, Facebook pages or give them a call before you visit

Phillips Farms of Chatham

Pre-picked drive-through service. No u-pick this year. Quarts are $5; 5-pound flats are $20. Correct change, checks payable to Phillips Farms, PayPal or Venmo accepted.

Phillips Farms’ strawberries are also available at Howard’s Farm & Mema’s Fruit Shack at 7393 U.S. 64 W., Siler City. Cash and checks accepted. Correct change a plus. They will also have homemade ice cream available at Howard’s.

 

 

 

 

 

Jean’s Berry Patch

Pre-picked strawberries (no u-pick at this time); $5 per quart, cash accepted; $10 minimum for credit cards. Open noon to 4 p.m. Call 919-362-5800 to place your order.

And don’t forget to pick up some homemade pound cake for strawberry shortcakes. 

 

 

DURHAM

Perkins Orchard

Classic North Carolina Strawberries are back. All pre-picked, no u-pick at this time. Cost is $7 for 2 pounds dry-quart or $32 for a flat. (6 quarts in a flat.)

 

 

 

 

Waller Family Farm

Open from 8 a.m. to 7  p.m. unless strawberries get picked over. Check Facebook daily for pre-picked availability. 

Bring your own sanitizer. If you don’t have any, there will be two hand-washing stations available. Clean hands only allowed in the field.

Do not bring your own containers. You will be given a gallon-sized bucket, for $14. Accepting checks, cash and credit cards. After you purchase, head to the field and fill it up, and then you can head home. No more weighing flats.

Picking will take place in every other row, marked with a flag and color spot. Maintain social distancing at all times.  Stay together as a group. Keep kids beside you at all times.

ORANGE

Cates Corner Farm

Strawberries at the Carrboro Farmers Market on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon. The farm stand will remain closed until further notice.

Eno River Farm

Open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, noon-7 p.m. for strawberry picking. The farm is also selling fresh produce and freshly made ice cream in homemade waffle cones.

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Heather Johnson

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