Pick Your Own Strawberries!

Spring is here! That means that you can get fresh, delicious fruits and vegetables from the State Farmers Market. It also means that you can get some things even fresher by going to the farm and picking them yourself. Strawberry picking is a great activity for families to do together when the weather is good.

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photo credit: Darwin Bell via photopin cc

Before you go to any of these farms, call or email to make sure the farm is open. The opening times can change depending on the weather and when the fruit is ripe (ready to be eaten). Click on the name of a farm to get more information.

  • Buckwheat Farm – 2700 Holland Road Apex, NC, 27502. Phone: 919-303-0339. Email: buckwheatfarm@bellsouth.net. Open: Mid-April to Early June; Monday to Saturday, 8AM to 7PM, Sun. 10AM to 6PM. In addition to strawberry picking, you can see animals on the farm. They have horses, goats, chickens and other kinds of birds.
  • Hilltop Farms – 6612 Kennebec Road, Willow Springs, NC 27592. Email us at: htf@embarqmail.com. Open: Saturdays each weekend in May. For $4.50, you get a pound of organic strawberries and a basket to carry them. This farm also has other fruits and vegetables.
  • Hunts Strawberry Farm – 4505 Watkins Road, Raleigh, NC 27616. Phone: (919) 266-1619. Open: Sunday noon-7 pm, Monday to Saturday 8 am to 8 pm. Hunts also has cantaloupe, watermelon, potatoes and tomatoes.
  • Page Farms – 6100 Mt. Herman Rd, Raleigh, NC 27617. Phone: 919-596-3227. Alternate Phone: 919-451-5534. Email: pagefarms@frontier.com. Open: Saturday and Sunday; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
  • Pope’s Strawberry Farm – 1007 Fayetteville Street, Knightdale, NC 27545. Phone: (919) 266-3767. Open: Sunday 1pm-7 pm, Monday to Saturday 8 am to 8 pm.

Your Turn

How do you like to eat strawberries? Write a comment to tell us your favorite strawberry recipe! Or better yet, make something with strawberries, and share it with your class!

17 thoughts on “Pick Your Own Strawberries!

  1. This is a great post, Beth! Thank you for putting all these details in one place. I think baby Ruby is a little too young for the full farm adventure, but maybe I can make it to the farmer’s market with her this week to get my hands on some of these delicious berries. My favorite way to enjoy them is fresh, and lots of them! I also like to cut them up and top my oatmeal with them. It’s like a little bit of sunshine in every bite.

  2. I like strawberry. I eat every day. I like with liquefied is very important for best health.

  3. Before I don”t live strawberies,naw I like strawberies,I eat every day,I like strawberies plain,sometime I eating and ice cream.

  4. I like strawberries. I eat them every day in the summer. I like them in oatmeal, dipped in chocolate, or just fresh! Maybe I will go to a strawberry farm and pick my own!

  5. I like a strawberries.I very offen to bay it.It has dileceat test,good aromate,This strawberries is my once favorets berries)

  6. I like strawberries, because the strawberries are delicious also candy. I eat in of summer in different form like ice cream and water.

  7. I like strawberry . I eat strawberry with cereal and chocolate , because are very delicious.

  8. hi my name is harmonie sometimes am eat strawberries my brother and sister like strawberries they are like trawberries

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