Where to Pick Strawberries in Charlotte: 2023

Check out these pick-your-own farms in and around Charlotte

Strawberry season means spring is finally here! Luckily for families in and around Charlotte, there are tons of places to get outside, enjoy the sunshine, and fill your bucket with the beautiful red fruit. Strawberry picking is fun every member of the family, from toddlers to grandparents. Plan your day, choose a bucket, and get to work selecting the biggest, juiciest berries for pies, jam, cereal or ice cream toppers, or a delicious snack. Many of the places listed below offer special activities so you can plan to stay a while. Welcome to the bright, sticky days of spring. Time to dig in!

Note: Check each farm’s availability of berries with a phone call or check on their website before making the trip.

South Charlotte

Wise Acres Organic Farm

Strawberry season begins in mid-April at this USDA-certified organic farm. What makes a day of strawberry picking even better? You guessed it: pizza. After a day on the farm, dig into a pie from Wise Pie Pizza. Check here for reservation sign-up, once u-pick dates are determined. 4701 Hartis Road, Indian Trail. 704-628-6232

A day of berry picking at Wise Acres Organic Farm

Photo by Liz Primm

Cabarrus and Iredell Counties

Carrigan Farms

The 2023 strawberry picking season could start as early as Easter weekend. Take the 40 minute ride from uptown to pick fresh strawberries and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The farm grows approximately five acres of u-pick strawberries, and no reservations are needed. Carrigan Farms accepts cash and checks but no credit or debit cards. 1145 Oak Ridge Farm Highway, Mooresville (strawberry patch entrance). 704-664-1450

Patterson Farm

This farm, in business since 1919, hosts activities galore, so plan to make a day of it. Celebrate spring on the farm in April and don’t miss Very Berry days (dates TBD) to dig into all things strawberry. When all that picking makes you thirsty, head to the Ice Cream Shop for a hand-dipped milkshake. Kids can also burn some energy on Pappaw Carl’s playground for a fee. 10390 Caldwell Road, Mount Ulla. 704-797-0013

Gaston County

Lineberger’s Maple Springs Farm

Pick berries, meet farm animals, walk the trails, play on the playground, feed the chickens, and pick up something for dinner at the roadside produce stand on your way home. Lineberger’s plans to be open for berry picking by the end of April. Check the Facebook page for updates. 906 Dallas Stanley Highway, Dallas. 704-922-8688

photo courtesy of Lineberger’s Maple Springs Farm

Just Across the S.C. Border

Hall Family Farm

Hall’s is back for berry season at its new location in Lancaster. As of mid-April, u-pick is open and ready for the public. Free activities at the farm include the fire truck slide, fruit chute,  bamboo maze, duck races, sandbox, balance beams, and a tether ball. You can also find some new ticketed activities including the hayride, gem mine, and pedal cars.  445 W. Rebound Road, Lancaster, S.C. 704-562-4021


Bush-N-Vine’s strawberry picking season starts on April 8 and goes through mid-May. Come relax, get your fill of strawberries, and finish the day with strawberry ice cream. Check the Facebook page for availability and conditions. 1650 Filbert Highway, York, S.C. 803-684-2732

photo courtesy of Bush-N-Vine

Springs Farm

Springs Farm in Fort Mill serves up a double whammy of happiness. Start in the strawberry patch, then reward yourself with some of the best strawberry ice cream around. Win, win!  1010 Springfield Parkway, Fort Mill, S.C. 803-548-3939

The Ivy Place

The Ivy Place farm, located 15 minutes south of Ballantyne in Lancaster, S.C., grows strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries—talk about endless jam and pie possibilities! The Berry Farm opened on March 22 and continues through June 2023. Appointments are required for pick-your-own berries. Get updates via Facebook on berry availability. 8525 Van Wyck Road, Lancaster, S.C. 803-804-6017

Image courtesy of The Ivy Place