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Strawberry U-Pick Orchards in Greenville and far western South Carolina in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for strawberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have strawberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

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Anderson County

  • Callaham Orchards - strawberries, plums, peaches, blackberries, blueberries, figs, muscadines
    559 Crawford Road, Belton, SC 29627. Phone: 864-338-0810. Open: from late April and May, see our website or call for Hours Hours based on abundance of crop. Directions: 1 mile off Hwy. SC 20 halfway between the towns of Belton and Williamston on Crawford Rd. . Click here for a map and directions. Phone. from late April and May, see our website or call for Hours (Hours based on abundance of crop). The orchard provides a place where people can have the farm experience without living on one. Children can enjoy watching and feeding the animals. Kids love to find different treasures in our gem mine and can have fun milking the "friendly" wooden cow. Visitors can take a ride around the orchards and vineyards in a tractor-drawn wagon (by reservation). In addition, the store sells Callaham label cider, relishes, and other products. We offer the following fruits and vegetables at the farm. Strawberries (April-May) Yellow Squash (June-September); Peaches (June-August) Tomatoes (June-September)Blueberries (June-August) Cucumbers (June-September)Plums (August) Cantaloupes (July-September) Nectarines (July) Watermelons (July-September)Blackberries (June-July) Pumpkins (September-October)Figs (July-September)Muscadines (August to September)
  • Golden Acres - blackberries, pumpkins, strawberries, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area you may bring your own food, jumping pillow, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    7900 Hwy 81 S, Starr, SC 29684. Phone: (864) 634-8023. Email: Open: UPDATE for 2021, Due to COVID , no pick-your-own in 2021, but it should return next year 2022, Friday 8-2 Saturday 9-2. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . UPDATE for 2021, Due to COVID , no pick-your-own in 2021, but it should return next year (2022), Friday 8-2 Saturday 9-2. They do have already picked in 2021, which you can order on their website. Strawberries: Mid-April through May Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Peaches, and Nectarines: Late June through July Muscadines and Scuppernongs: Late August through October Fall Fest opens Last weekend in September through first weekend in November. Please call ahead for any pre-picked berry orders, picking conditions, and event details. :We are a you-pick/pre-pick berry farm growing, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, peaches, muscadines/scuppernongs, and pumpkins. Call for more details or questions! Availability is limited during slow times. From November through March we are open by appointment only.Formerly called Berry Acres (at the old location) also, formerly Hardy Berry Farm (or The Hardy Berry Farm) In the future, they may have blueberries, muscadine grapes,raspberries (red).

Greenville County

  • Beechwood Farms - beans, beets, broad beans, cucumbers, peas, peppers, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, already-picked produce (from the pyo crops), restrooms, picnic area
    204 Bates Bridge Road, Marietta, SC 29683. Phone: 864-836-6075. Email: Open: Month of May-Monday through Saturday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm; June-October- Monday through Saturday 8:00- 4:30 fields open for customers to pick 8:00-6:30- Roadside market open for business. Directions: Hwy 276 north thru Travelers Rest turn right at highway 414 at the Beechwood Farms sign go 34 mile to Bates Bridge Road turn left at Beechwood Sign go another 34 mile across bridge on right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers.
    Beechwood Farms Facebook page. . . Month of May-Monday through Saturday (8:00 am to 7:00 pm); June-October- Monday through Saturday 8:00- 4:30 fields open for customers to pick 8:00-6:30- Roadside market open for business. Hwy 276 north thru Travelers Rest turn right at highway 414 at the sign go 3/4 mile to Bates Bridge Road turn left at Beechwood Sign go another 3/4 mile across bridge on right. Sweet corn, sweet potatoes, apples, turnip greens, mustard greens, collards, yellow squash, zucchini, October shellies, onions, eggplant, hot pepper, jams, jellies, honey. Today, is known for fresh, quality produce that includes (but is not limited to) strawberries, pole beans, sweet corn, tomatoes, squash, bell peppers, and eggplant. Locally-grown, high-quality vegetables can be purchased at Beechwood's Certified Roadside Market from May through the end of October. Beechwood produce can also be found at local restaurants, farmer's markets, and large-scale grocery chains such as Ingle's Supermarkets.
  • Pinebreeze Farm - strawberries,
    10059 Augusta road, Pelzer, SC 29669. Phone: 864 915-8213. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm Saturday 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: Located at 10059 Augusta Road Pelzer, SC. 29669 Greenville county. 15 miles south of I-85 on highway 25. 2 miles south of highway 8 and 418 intersection. March vegetable and flower plants, April 15th to June Strawberries U-pick and already picked, May to September fresh vegetables grown on farm. Payment: Cash, Check. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Pinebreeze Farm Alternate Phone: 864 243-2788. Pbfrmcows (UPDATED: July 25, 2019, JBS) (ADDED: March 27, 2016)
  • Sandy Flat Berry Patch - Strawberries only.
    4715 Locust Hill Road, Taylors, SC 29687. Phone: 864-895-2019. Email: Open: from mid-April through June, Opening date is typically late April, Monday-Saturday 7 am to 8 pm, Sunday 1-6 p. Directions: Located in the Sandy Flat community between Greer and Travelers Rest. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash or Check. . Alternate phone: 864-895-4780. . m. Seven miles northwest of Greer on Hwy. 290. Restrooms: port-o-potties. You pick or we pick strawberry farm . Strawberries are available from the end of April through June. We have other produce fresh in season. Multi generation strawberry and produce farm in Northern Greenville County located 7 miles Northwest of Greer. 2015 - 2018 Best Local Farm Nominee. 2015 Best Local Farm Runner Up. You pick or we pick strawberry farm. We have other produce fresh in season.
    Comments from a visitor on April 22, 2010: "Excellent farm!"

Pickens County

  • Hunter Farms and Greenhouse  - strawberries and other summer produce
    607 Jameson Rd, Easley, SC 29640. Phone: 864-859-2978. Email: Open: during strawberry season: Mid-April to early June, Monday - Friday: 8am until dusk; Saturday: 8am until 6pm; Sunday: Call First, Being open on Sundays will be a week to week decision based on farm management needs; Best to call first on Sundays. Click here for a map and directions.
    Hunter Farms and Greenhouse  Facebook page. . . . Greenhouses open April 1st, 9 am to 7PM. . See website for detailed driving directions. Strawberry season typically begins in mid to late April and lasts until early to mid June. We grow two different varieties of strawberries, and our berries are the sweetest around and perfect for eating fresh, freezing, or will be pleased! You can come out and pick your own berries or you can stop by and get your berries already freshly picked. Bring your family out for a fun time in the field. We have containers available at the farm for picking in, or you can bring your own container with you. U-Pick and Pre-picked . Bedding plants, hanging baskets, herbs, annuals, and perennials also available. The Fall Season will take place at our Wolf Creek location, just four miles from our home farm. Being a brand new farm, there are many obstacles to overcome to get this event ready this fall. But we're giving it our best. We will have a maze, hayrides, kiddie train rides, tons of games and activities, food, and much more to enjoy as a family.


Strawberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

strawberry pick-your-own field

In the U.S. strawberries typically peak during April in Florida and Texas, May in the deep South, and in early June in middle sections and later June in the far North and Canada. Keep in mind that crops are ready at various times of the month depending on which part of the state you are located. In order to produce good local strawberries, producers depend on ideal spring weather conditions. 

Before you leave to go to the farm:

  1. Always call before you go to the farm - strawberries are affected by weather (both rain and cooler temperature) more than most crops. And when they are in season, a large turnout can pick a field clean before noon, so CALL first!
  2. Leave early.  On weekends, then fields may be picked clean by NOON!
  3. strawberry picking bucket from Washington FarmsMost growers furnish picking containers designed for strawberries, but they may charge you for them; be sure to call before you go to see if you need to bring containers.

    strawberries, just picked from the fieldIf you use your own containers, remember that heaping strawberries more than 5 inches deep will bruise the lower berries. Plastic dishpans, metal oven pans with 3 inch tall sides and large pots make good containers. I like the Glad storage containers like the one at right.
  4. Bring something to drink and a few snacks; you'd be surprised how you can work up a thirst and appetite! And don't forget hats and sunscreen for the sun. Bugs usually aren't a problem, but some deet might be good to bring along if it has been rainy.Sttawberry bush with ripe strawberries, up close

Tips on How to Pick Strawberries

  1. Grasp the stem just above the berry between the forefinger and the thumbnail and pull with a slight twisting motion.

  2. With the stem broken about one-half inch from the berry, allow it to roll into the palm of your to pick strawberries

  3. Repeat these operations using both hands until each holds 3 or 4 berries. 

  4. Carefully place - don't throw - the fruit into your containers. Repeat the picking process with both hands.

  5. Don't overfill your containers or try to pack the berries down.

General Picking Tips

close-up of the rows in a strawberry patch at at PYO strawberry fieldWhether you pick strawberries from your garden or at a Pick-Your-Own farm, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  1. Be careful that your feet and knees do not damage plants or fruit in or along the edge of the row.
  2. Pick only the berries that are fully red. Part the leaves with your hands to look for hidden berries ready for harvest.
  3. To help the farmers, also remove from the plants berries showing rot, sunburn, insect injury or other defects and place them between the rows behind you. If they are left in the plants, the rot will quickly spread to other berries.
  4. Berries to be used immediately may be picked any time, but if you plan to hold the fruit for a few days, try to pick in the early morning or on cool, cloudy days. Berries picked during the heat of the day become soft, are easily bruised and will not keep well.
  5. Avoid placing the picked berries in the sunshine any longer than necessary. It is better to put them in the shade of a tree or shed than in the car trunk or on the car seat. Cool them as soon as possible after picking. Strawberries may be kept fresh in the refrigerator for two or three, depending upon the initial quality of the berry. After a few days in storage, however, the fruit loses its bright color and fresh flavor and tends to shrivel.
  6. For interesting and fun strawberry facts and trivia from the California Strawberry Commission, click here!

When you get home

  1. DON'T wash the berries until you are ready to use them.  Washing makes them more prone to spoiling.
  2. Pour them out into shallow pans and remove any mushed, soft or rotting berries
  3. Put a couple of days supply into the fridge, wash and cut the caps (green tops) off the others and freeze them up! (Unless you're going to make jam right away) See this page about how to freeze strawberries.
  4. If you like the strawberries you picked, ask the farm what variety they planted, and not the weather conditions the week or two before. The flavor of a strawberry is affected by the variety, the weather and the degree of ripeness when picked.
  5. Now, get ready to make strawberry jam. It is VERY easy - especially with our free strawberry jam instructions - they're illustrated and easy.

Strawberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Strawberries

Strawberry Facts, Measurements and Tips

  • Picking the best strawberries: Select firm, fully red berries. Strawberries DO NOT continue ripen after they are picked! In the photo, only the berry onstrawberries shown in different stages of ripeness the far right is completely ripe.
  • Strawberry festivals: Most areas that grow strawberries have a strawberry festival, at which you can taste all kinds of fresh strawberry foods, pies, jams, cakes - and most commonly, fresh strawberry shortcake.  To find out where and when there is one near you, see this page for a list of strawberry festivals, sorted by state!
  • Strawberries measurements: government agriculture websites tell us that
    1 quart = 2 pints = 4 cups and is about the same as 1 liter and
    1 quart of fresh strawberries weighs 1 lbs to 1.25 lbs (or 450 to 600 g). Of course, the weight varies on variety and weather conditions. 
    1 quart is normally enough for 4 servings, although I'll admit my son can eat 1 pint by himself!
  • How much to pick? In general, 1 quart of fresh, whole, just-picked strawberries = approximately 3.5 cups hulled, whole berries. In other words, removing the caps/hulls and the occasional mushy berry means you lose 1/4 cup to 1/2 (it depends how much fruit you remove with the hull) or about 7 to 12% of every quart you pick.
  • One cup of strawberries contains only about 50 calories
  • U-pick strawberries are much healthier than store-bought.  Consumer reports says store bought strawberries have so many pesticide and fungicide residues on they, that they don't recommend you eat them at all!
  • U-pick strawberry farms typically sell berries by the pound. 1 lbs of fresh strawberries is about 2/3 of a quart.
  • It takes about  10 to 15 minutes to pick a quart, if the berries are reasonably plentiful
  • The strawberry plant adapts to wide variety of soil conditions, but does not tolerate drought well, and the berries quickly rot if the weather is rainy. For this reason, the plants are usually grown on raised beds through plastic mulch!
  • Cultivation of strawberries began in Europe in the 1300's, but the berry only became very popular in the early 1900's in California.
  • Do the math and be careful not to over-purchase as strawberries quickly mold when left at room temperature, and only last a couple of days in the refrigerator.
  • You can easily freeze berries that you cannot use right away - just wash, cut the hulls off and pop them into a ziplock bag, removing as much air as possible.  Those vacuum food sealers REALLY do a good job of this! The berries will keep for many months frozen without air.crowded parking at a Strawberry u-pick field
  • Want to grow your own strawberries?  Here's an article about how to: Strawberries are an Excellent Fruit for the Home Garden, HYG-1424-98!
  • See this page for many more fun and interesting strawberry facts, nutritional information and trivia

Other weird strawberry facts

  • Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside.
  • Strawberries were originally called strewberries because the fruit was 'strewn' amongst the leaves of the plant.
  • California is king of strawberry productions because: California produces 75 percent of the nation's strawberry crops; one billion pounds of strawberries each year.  If all the strawberries produced in California in one year were laid berry to berry, they would go around the world 15 times. Each acre of land in California in strawberry production produces an average of 21 tons of strawberries annually, with a total of 23,000 acres of strawberries planted in California each year.

More conversions

1 pint (2 cups)  of fresh whole strawberries

  • = about 8 oz (1/2 lb) of strawberries
  • = 2.25 cups of sliced strawberries
  • = 1 cup pureed strawberries
  • = 12-14 large strawberries

2 quarts of fresh strawberries are needed for a 9" pie

A 10 oz package of frozen berries is about the same as 1 cup of sliced fresh strawberries


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