U-Pick produce is an annual favorite to support local, eat healthy and get outside. Fortunately, many farms have lots of wide-open space to stay well distant of other pickers, and several farms have accommodations in place for safe picking. Wear your face masks and gloves, and enjoy lots of fresh air and fun at our favorite U-Pick destinations. We’ll update this list regularly with changes in farm / fruit status.

With changing regulations and recommendations, please call before you go to ensure availability and accessibility. In addition to the issues surrounding COVID 19, sometimes weather conditions change the availability of the crops.

Also be sure to ask whether or not containers are provided. If you need to bring your own, bring a cooler or something similar.

Here’s our 2020 list of opening dates, available produce and how farms are taking safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local Pick-Your-Own Farms and Opening Dates

Carrigan Farms
1261 Oak Ridge Farm Highway
Mooresville, NC  28115

Opening details: Open now for you-pick strawberries. Due to a smaller than normal crop year, check the website for the latest updates and availability.
What’s in season: You-pick strawberries or berries by container.
Know before you go: Cost of pick-your-own strawberries is $15 per gallon-sized container and $5 per quart-sized container. We provide the clean containers. Cash or check only. Plan to stay at least six feet away from other guests at all times. The remainder of the farm, including the quarry and ponds are closed at this time.

Wise Acres Farm 
4701 Hartis Road
Indian Trail, NC 28079
(704) 628-6232

via Facebook

Opening details: Open now by appointment only. Check for updates on their Facebook page.
What’s in season: Strawberries
Know before you go: The farm is currently offering you-pick strawberries by appointment only, and there are no strawberries available for pick-up. The farm is USDA Certified Organic.

Springs Farm
1010 Springfield Parkway
Fort Mill, SC  29715

Opening details: Closed for you-pick produce, although the store is open for special hours and limited customer capacity. They will also operate a card-only drive-thru where you can purchase strawberries, ice cream, and slushies.
What’s in season: Strawberries are available in the store and drive-thru. Peaches and blackberries will be in-season in the summer months. Garden produce is also available for sale.
Know before you go: Note that the drive-thru is card only.

Piedmont Produce
9509 Morgan Mill Rd. Monroe, NC 28110

Opening details: Open for you-pick strawberries.
What’s in season: Strawberries
Know before you go: Hours change based on availability. Be sure to call and check their Facebook page before you go.

The Ivy Place
8603 Van Wyck Road, Lancaster, SC

Opening details: Open for you-pick strawberries by appointment only and pre-picked strawberries and pre-picked blueberries for pickup.
What’s in season: Four varieties of strawberries, followed by blueberries and blackberries.
Know before you go: Hours change based on availability. Be sure to call and check their Facebook page before you go.

Lineberger’s Maple Springs Farm
906 Dallas Stanley Hwy
Dallas, North Carolina

photo via @linebergersfarm

Opening date: Open now for you-pick strawberries as availability allows. They also have to-go boxes featuring strawberries and vegetables. Hours are M-F 9-6:30, Sat 9-6, and Sun 12-5.

What’s in season: Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries, beginning in April and running through summer.
Know before you go: The farm says on its website that because they have multiple fields, social distancing can be easily maintained. Availability may change, so be sure to check their Facebook page before making plans.

Black’s Peaches
1800 Black Highway
York, SC  29745

via Facebook

Opening details: You-pick strawberries based on availability. Hours are 8 am – 5 pm.
What’s in season: Strawberries in May, Peaches from June 1 – September 1, and blackberries in July.
Know before you go: The team asks guests on Facebook to respect social distancing measures. Enjoy lunch specials posted on their Facebook page here. 

The Hunter Farm
13624 Providence Road
Weddington, NC 28104

Opening details: No strawberries this year at Hunter Farm. Per an announcement on the farm’s Facebook page, the team decided to hold off on planting this year to improve and enrich the soil.

Cotton Hills Farm
2309 Wilson Road
Chester, South Carolina 29706

via Facebook

Opening details: You-pick strawberries available now. Monday-Saturday 9am to 7pm.
What’s in season: U-pick strawberries in spring, peaches in summer and more. View all seasonal offerings here.
Know before you go: Cotton Hills also has wholesale produce available in their market. They post often on Facebook regarding the progress of their crops, and you can also call The Market for picking conditions and more information.

Howard Family Farm
250 Crater Rd. Harmony, North Carolina

Opening details: Open now for you-pick strawberries.
What’s in season: You-pick strawberries and strawberries available at the produce stand.
Know before you go: Availability changes quickly, so call and visit their Facebook page before making plans.

Patterson Farm
10390 Caldwell Road Mount Ulla, NC

via Facebook

Opening details: Not open for pick your own strawberries at this time, although they do have a strawberry drive-thru line for pre-paid or purchase onsite strawberries. They also have Strawberry Satellite Stands in Salisbury and Concord.
What’s in season: Strawberries
Know before you go:  Visit their Facebook page for the latest info, pick-up instructions and other offerings like fresh kettle corn on the weekend.

McCurry’s Strawberry Farm
735 Wise Road Lincolnton, NC  28092

Opening date: Approximately April 15 – June 5.
What’s in season: Pick-your-own strawberries.
Know before you go: This farm is located near Lincolnton High School. Call before you go; crop conditions vary depending on the weather.