Great Memories that Last a Lifetime: Strawberry Pickin' in Carteret and Craven County

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It's Strawberry Pickin' Time Again:  Carteret County,NC

This is the time of year my kids look forward to...


 It brings back memories from my childhood as I would sit in the middle of our own Strawberry Field and eat strawberries till my stomach hurt so bad I couldn't stuff another into my mouth.  My parents said I would even eat the green ones...yuck! 

We picked close to 15 pounds on Friday afternoon and there are no strawberries to be found at our home this Monday morning.  I think we are going to turn into Strawberries. 


You can visit  Local Farms in our area and let your children experience the joy of strawberry pickin'. 

Carteret County

  • Bonnie's Berries - Strawberries, Watermelon, Corn, Peanuts
    627 Wetherington Landing Road, Stell, NC 28582. Phone: (252) 393-6350. Directions: From Cape Carteret area, go 6 miles north of Emerald Island Bridge on Hwy 58 past railroad tracks, turn left on Morristown Road. Go to stop sign, turn right on Wetherington Landing Road, second house on right. From Maysville, go south on Hwy 58 about 10 miles, turn right on Morristown Road, go to stop sign, turn right on Wetherington Landing Road, second house on right and watch for signs. Open: Sunday 1 pm to 6:30 pm, Monday to Saturday 8 am to 6:30 pm; Mid April thru September. Crop availability: Strawberries - mid April-May Watermelons & Sweet Corn - June-July Green Peanuts - September. Call for orders and availability.
  • Clayton & Terry Garner - Beans, Cantaloupe, Corn, Strawberries, Watermelon
    173 Sam Garner Road, Newport, NC 28570. Phone: (919) 223-5283. Directions: Located on Hwy 70 east of Newport on Sam Garner Road 3 one half miles east of Newprt and 8 miles west of Morehead City. Open: Sunday - Saturday 7 am to 6:30 pm, mid April-August 1. Crop availability: Strawberries - mid April-May Peas - May-July Sweet Corn, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, String Beans - June-July Butterbeans - July.
  • Simpson's Greenhouse & Berry Patch - Strawberries, Cantaloupe, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Greenhouse Vegetables, Vegetables, Watermelon, Cucumber, Sweet Potatoes
    759 Hwy 70, Bettie, Beaufort, NC 28516. Phone: (252) 728-3508. Directions: Located 6 miles east of Beaufort, NC on Hwy 70 in the Bettie Community. Open: Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm, April 15-December. Crop availability: Strawberries - April 15-June 20 Garden Vegetables, Greenhouse Tomatoes & Cucumbers - April 15-July 20 Cantaloupes, Watermelons - July 1-August 1 Sweet Potatoes - September to Dec.
  • Willis Strawberry & Vegetable Farm  - Strawberries, Beans, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Corn, Cucumber, Onions, Potatoes, Squash, Watermelon, Tomatoes, Vegetables
    278 Willis Farm Road, Newport, NC 28570. Phone: (252) 223-5227. Phone: 252-223-4447. Directions: Located 2 miles east of Newport at the corner of Chatham Street & Willis Farm Road across from Newport Middle School. Open: Sunday 11 am to 5 pm, Monday thru Saturday 8 am to 7 pm; April thru mid August. Crop availability: Strawberries & Lettuce - April-May Cabbage - April-June Tomatoes, Cucumbers & Squash - April-August Garden Peas - May-June Onions - May-July Potatoes - May-August Snap Beans - June-July Peas, Cantaloupe, Watermelon & Sweet corn - June-August Butterbeans - July-August.

Craven County

  • Morris Brothers Blueberries Farm - Blueberries
    800 Hwy 17 North, New Bern , NC   28560 . Phone: (252) 637-6630. Other Phone: (252) 637-6896. Click here for a map to the farm.  Open Sunday-Saturday 7 am to 7 pm; May 26 thru late June. Typical harvest dates:
    Blueberries - early June-August. Directions: Located one mile north of New Bern on Hwy 17.
  • Nelson Blueberry Farms - Blueberries
    198 E. Street, Bridgeton , NC   28519 . Phone: (252) 637-2180. Click here for a map to the farm.   Open Monday to Saturday 7 am to 6 pm. Typical harvest dates: Blueberries - early June-July. Directions: Located one mile north of New Bern . From eith Hwy 55 East or Hwy 17 in Bridgeton city limits.
  • 'R Garden - herbs/spices, peppers, other vegetables, prepicked produce
    So. Glenburnie Rd, New Bern, NC 28560Email: Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in March through November. Open: "Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm, Saturday at the New Bern Farmers Market, 7am to 1pm". We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: October 11, 2008)
  • Village Creek Farm - follows organic methods, Asparagus, Cabbage, Corn, Peach, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Peach
    690 Biddle Road, Dover, NC 28526. Phone: (252) 523-9518. Directions: Located Fort Barnwell. From New Bern Hwy 55 west to Fort Barnwell. From Kinston Hwy 55 east to Fort Barnwell. Follow the Village Creek signs. Open: Sun 1 pm to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday 7 am to 7 pm; mid March-September. Crop availability: Strawberries, Cabbage - April-May Asparagus - March-April Corn, Tomatoes & Peaches - June-July Collard - Spring & Fall. Organic Crops - Summer - Fall.
  • White's Farm & Greenhouses - Greenhouse Tomatoes, Strawberries
    5200 US 17 N, Vanceboro, NC 28586. Phone: (252) 244-2106. Directions: Located on US 17 10 miles north of New Bern. Open: Sunday 10 am to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday 8 am to 7 pm; April-November 1. Crop availability: Greenhouse Strawberries - December-March Greenhouse Tomatoes - December-June Greenhouse Collards & Cabbage - Nov-FebruaryWatermelon, Collards, Cantaloupe, Cabbage, Potatoes, Squash & Cucumber - April-July Oysters - November-January Potted plants, Perrenials & Hanging Baskets - year-round. Gift Shop




We serve Carteret and Craven Counties

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Some New Subdivisions include:  Park Meadows, Newport and Heritage Farms, Havelock

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Comments (5)

Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

Love the strawberry picking memories.  I still try to go when the local farm has them ripe each June.  Apple picking in the fall is also fun!

May 11, 2009 10:03 AM
Amy Hahn
Pine Knoll Shores Realty - Morehead City, NC
Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC

Great Post and I am loving strawberry season.  Tanner just turned four, and we are taking him to Garner's this weekend for his first strawberry picking experience.  He is so excited, I promised Shortcake!

May 11, 2009 10:50 AM
Teresa Winchell
Bluewater Real Estate - Atlantic Beach, NC

We love strawberry shortcake.  The kids are old enough now to cut the strawberries and clean them.  We went to Garner Farms this time.  They have huge ones this year.  Thank You for your comments.  Enjoy those Strawberries!

Stacy Winchell

May 11, 2009 12:15 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Picking your own berries is so much fun.  Here on Maui they grow them at the higher elevations, and they are REALLY good.  But you can't pick them yourself.

May 11, 2009 01:14 PM
Teresa Winchell
Bluewater Real Estate - Atlantic Beach, NC

I had a wonderful time in Maui.  I don't remember eating strawberries while we were there, but the other tropical fruit was wonderful.  We would go to the beach side stands and buy all kinds that you can't find in North Carolina.  Maui is a special place for my husband and I.  He proposed to me in Kihe (I think that is how you spell it).  We just celebrated our 13th anniversary together.  (Not that this had anything to do with strawberries :) )  Have a wonderful evening.

Stacy Winchell

May 11, 2009 01:26 PM