Great Places for Blueberry Picking NC – what could be nicer than a day picking blueberries with friends and family? Other than getting to eat them afterwards of course! Whether you are looking to make blueberry muffins, blueberry pancakes or just eat them raw – here is a list of the best places to go blueberry picking in North Carolina.
Millstone Creek Orchards
506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur, North Carolina 27316
At Millstone Creek Orchards, in addition to the Pick-Your- Own, they offer a whole host of family orientated events throughout the year.
This superfood is a great ingredient for all your favorite pies, jams, and jellies. Rich in Vitamin K and C along with other antioxidants, blueberries are a great addition to your morning breakfast..sprinkle a little on fresh yogurt, cereal or oatmeal for a tasty treat.
Varieties: O’Neal, Climax, Premier, Reville & Powder Blue”
2700 Holland Rd, Apex, NC 27502
Buckwheat Farm is a family run affair. “In February 1996, our family of five moved from a Cary neighborhood to the country. We knew we needed to find a way for the property to pay for itself. That’s when Karma decided it might be fun to grow strawberries. She had great childhood memories of her family picking strawberries by the trunk full in southern Illinois, where she grew up. She wondered if they could grow strawberries here at their farm and help make great memories for other families. We attended our first Strawberry Expo in November 1996. There was certainly a lot to learn and a lot of equipment needed that we didn’t have. We also learned it takes lots and lots of water for growing and also frost protecting strawberries. We got busy again. We dug an irrigation pond and put in under ground water lines. With absolutely no farming experience, we placed our first plants in the ground in October 1997 and harvested our first crop of strawberries in April 1998. We have been growing ever since.”
Buckwheat Fam is open from mid-April to early June for strawberry picking and late June to the end of July for blueberry picking.
Jeter Mountain Farm Orchard
1126-A Jeter Mountain Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28739
With a rich history in the art of growing fruit, Jeter Mountain Farm offers apple picking from August to October.
“Jeter Mountain Farm is settled on 411 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains and has been an active farm in Henderson County since 1813. When you visit our farm, we hope laughter will fill your wagon ride out to our u-pick orchards, and that your family will be delighted to fill your baskets with the berries, peaches, pumpkins, grapes and 23 varieties of apples that we grow.
We are proud to have over 23 varieties of apples available in our U-Pick orchards in addition to peaches, blueberries and pumpkins, and each variety becomes ripe at different times throughout the harvest season. To find when your favorite produce will be ready, what we are picking this weekend and what is available in our market visit the website. Our hope is that your family can find fun activities, enjoy fresh donuts, cider, and fruit, and above all else, discover an experience that your family will remember and carry home with you.”
Obermiller’s Farm for Blueberry Picking NC
621 Allstar Ln, Hendersonville, NC 28739
The Obermiller’s Farm is a “pick your own strawberry, blueberry and blackberry farm that opens seasonally for berry picking. We open generally from the first week of May for strawberries until the season ends, usually around the first week of June. Blueberries and blackberries usually start around the 4th of July and pick to about Labor Day.”