Strawberry picking season has arrived, but like most businesses in our area, farmers are challenged with keeping visitors safe this spring due to COVID-19.
Many farms are still allowing customers to pick their own produce, but they’ve added safety measures such as hand-washing stations and are enforcing proper distancing between people. Some places are requiring reservations to try and limit the number of people onsite at one time.
Check out the list below to see where you can go to pick your own. But remember, everything depends on the weather and available crops. We’ll keep updating the list, but be sure to check out the farm’s website or Facebook page before you go for the most up-to-date information. We’ve included the links as well.
Call for hours, prices and availability for pick-your-own. Pre-picked berries are also usually available.
Location: 1800 Black Highway, York, S.C.
Call or check the website for hours and availability for pick-your-own. Limited amount of pre-picked berries are available.
Location: 1150 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy., Mooresville, N.C.
Deer Run Farms of Midland
Open for pick-your-own hours until sold out. Check Facebook page for most up-to-date information.
Location: 12325 Hwy. 601, Midland, N.C.
DJ’s Berry Patch
Open for pick-your-own.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Check website and/or Facebook page for picking conditions.
Location: 1223 Salem Church Road, Apex, N.C.
The Ivy Place
Reservations are required for pick-your-own. Pre-picked strawberries can be ordered online.
Location: 8603 Van Wyck Road, Lancaster, S.C.
Lineberger’s Maple Spring Farm
Open for pick-your-own. Pre-picked berries also available. Check Facebook page for hours and availability.
Location: 906 Dallas Stanley Hwy., Dallas, N.C.
Open for pick-your-own hours until sold out. Pre-picked berries also available for purchase. Check Facebook page for hours and availability.
9509 Morgan Mill Road, Monroe, N.C.
Reservations are required and time slots fill up fast. No pre-picked berries are available.
Location: 4701 Hartis Road, Indian Trail, N.C.
The Farmer's Daughter
Not offering pick-your-own but pre-picked berries are available for purchase via drive-thru. Call for hours and availability.
Location: 2150 Friendship Church Road, Taylorsville, N.C.
Not offering pick-your-own but pre-picked berries are available for purchase via drive-thru (can pre-pay or purchase onsite).
Also offering drive-thru farm tours Thursday through Sunday. Cost is $10 per car and you will receive a printed guide for a “Seek and Find” activity. You’ll also be able to see farm animals along the route and various crops in production.
Location: 10390 Caldwell Road, Mount Ulla, N.C.
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