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Strawberries

Seasonal Picking: May


Howard's Family Farm

250 Crater Rd
Harmony, North Carolina

(704) 539-4994

Call ahead to make sure you have the exact dates for berries to be ready.  A good time to go around May 9-15ish.  You will pick with their gallon buckets and transfer to your containers after you pay.  (Heavy rain during the season will make picking a little harder as berries will rot and be harder to find.)  They also have other produce and flowers throughout harvest season.  2019 Pricing is $9.50/gallon for pick your own strawberries. $11 for pre-picked.

Phone: 704-539-4994.  Directions: 15 miles north of Statesville. Take I-77 SOUTH to Exit 65 (Harmony-Union Grove). Turn right. Follow signs. One mile off I-77. Open: 7 am to 8p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; Early May opening for Strawberries (May to early June), Sweet Corn (July), Pumpkins (late September to October). Eight acres.  Restroom (port-a-potty), water, cold drinks available.

Brushy Mountain Berry Farm

7493 NC Hwy 16 S 
Moravian Falls, NC 28654

(336) 539-99589

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Blueberries

Seasonal Picking: June-August


Greene’s Blueberry Patch

6989 Junaluska Rd
Boone, North Carolina 28607
(828) 773-1451

Blueberries will be ripe mid July thru mid August. $8 a gallon. Open daily during daylight hours.

Old Orchard Creek

410 Swansie Shepherd Rd, Lansing
(336) 384-2774

 Open late-June to mid-August
7 days a week from 8am to 6pm
U-pick: $2 quart or $10/five-quart

Directions:

  1. From downtown West Jefferson, travel NC-194 N toward Warrensville.

  2. In Warrensville, turn RIGHT and continue on 194 N to Lansing.

  3. In Lansing, travel STRAIGHT through stoplight (194 N will turn right at stoplight, but don't turn).

  4. Road will become S Big Horse Creek Rd/NC-1353. Follow for approx. 1 mile.

  5. Turn LEFT onto Little Horse Creek Road (BP gas station will be on your right). Follow for approx. 2.2 miles.

  6. Turn LEFT onto Joe Hampton Rd/NC-1334. Follow for approx. 1.7 miles. 7. Turn LEFT onto Jack Jones Rd/NC-1332. Follow for approx. 0.5 miles. 8. Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto NC-1338/Swansie Shepherd Rd.

  7. Old Orchard Creek is at the end of Swansie Shepherd Rd.

Brushy Mountain Berry Farm

7493 NC Hwy 16 S 
Moravian Falls, NC 28654
(336) 539-9958

Vannoy Farm

478 Healing Springs Rd E
Crumpler, North Carolina
(704) 402-8315

Do not use Google maps. from Statesville take I-77 N to 321 toward Boone then Hwy 16 N. we are 1 mile past Shately Springs Inn. Follow signs.

You-Pick-Blueberries
Usually open by July 4th and continue 4-5 weeks. Some times longer. We provide buckets to pick in but bring your own containers to take them home in.

5 quart buckets . $10.00 a Bucket you-pick or,
WHEN AVAILABLE 
$22.00 a Gallon if we pick them for you.
Any questions? 
Send a message or 
comment on our Vannoy Farm Facebook wall
or call 704-402-8315 or 336-982-3361

Banner Elk Location

(no name for farm)

Take Hwy 105 to Banner Elk. Turn right onto Tynecastle hwy/184. (Basically turn right where McDonald's and Lowes Food are on the left.)  Go all the way to the stoplight at the end of the road and turn right. Turn left on Gualtney Rd. You will see signs for Banner Elk Winery. Turn right on Lee Gualtney Rd., which is gravel. Go about 1/3 or 1/2 mile up and turn right where you see sign for $5/gallon blueberries.  (Don't get distracted by turning into the winery for $10/gallon or the signs at the place for $7/gallon.)

Honor system cash box payment. Bring your own containers. $5/gallon.  Note there are two cash boxes - one for one side of the field and another for the other side.  Please make sure you pick from one side so that the money goes to the correct farm.  Best time to pick is last week in July/first week in August, although we had better berries/more to pick from the first week in August (2014).  Summer 2016 was so hot that the berries ripened two weeks early. Keep an eye on the weather.

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Blackberries & Raspberries

Seasonal Picking: Late June - Early July


Avery Farms

Plumtree, North Carolina 28664
(828) 733-5052

Blackberries and Raspberries are usually ready by mid-July.

Blue Ridge Parkway

Berries may be harvested in the wild. Blue Ridge Parkway visitors may pick one gallon per person per day. Our favorite berry picking trails are:

  • Fodder Stack Trail (BRP MP 241.0)

  • Green Knob Trail (BRP MP 295.9)

  • Boone Fork Trail (BRP MP 296.5) TIP: From the trailhead, go straight to reach the berries quicker!

  • Craggy Gardens (BRP MP 364.2)

    Late June and the month of July are likely the best months for picking.

Brushy Mountain Berry Farm

7493 NC Hwy 16 S 
Moravian Falls, NC 28654
(336) 539-9958

Roan Highlands Farm

193 Burbank Rd.
Roan Mountain, TN 37687
(423) 212-3276

Swinging Bridge Farm

711 Old Glade Road Deep Gap, NC 28618
(828) 264-5738