This gorgeous weather outside doesn’t just mean spring is here and summer is around the corner….it also means it’s strawberry picking time! A trip to pick berries is a great activity to do with the kids not only for fun, but it also connects you to where your food comes from and supports locals farmers. Plus it’s delicious - strawberries picked right off the vine are much tastier than store-bought.
Keep these tips in mind before you head out to one of the 6 local farms:
- Some farms ask that you bring your own box or bag to collect berries in
- Suncscreen is a must as there is no shade out in the field
- Take along some wipes - it can get messy out there!
- Before you go check the farm’s Facebook Page - that’s the best way to find out daily hours and what’s available
Hall Family Farm
10713 Providence Rd West, Charlotte, NC 28277 704.562.4021
Open every day, 4/16 - 6/6 - 9am -7pm
The farm features pre-picked and u-pick sweet strawberries, musical hayride, kids activities, school tours, group tours, and refreshments. There is no admission charge and they accept all forms of payment except American Express.
The Ivy Place
8603 Van Wyck Road Lancaster, SC 29720 704.651.3700
Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Expect to find strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. You can also find their strawberries (when in season) every Saturday morning at the Waxhaw Farmer's Market.
1002 Springfield Pkwy Fort Mill, SC (803) 548-3939
Open daily, 8am - 6pm
They offer fresh strawberries, homemade ice cream, and pick-your-own strawberries. Fresh peaches & blackberries too.
The Hunter Farm
13624 Providence Road Weddington
Monday - Saturday 8am - 8pm, Sunday 12pm - 6 pm
Pesticide-free strawberries. They have pre-picked strawberries available as well.
4701 Hartis Road Indian Trail, NC 28079 (704) 628-6232
Monday : Closed, Tuesday – Thursday: 9:00 – 6:00, Friday & Saturday: 9:00 – 7:00, Sunday: 10:00 – 4:00
In addition to berries, you’ll find a wooded park, sand box, hay ride, train ride, playground, and animals.
10390 Caldwell Road Mount Ulla, NC 28125 704-797-0013
Hours through May 31Monday – Saturday 8:00am – 8:00pm Sunday 12:30 -6:00
Pick your own or pre-picked strawberries available.
And if you don’t get your fill of strawberries, mark your calendar and head to the South Carolina Strawberry Festival May 6 - 7 in Fort Mill. http://www.scstrawberryfestival.com/