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It’s a berry good time to go strawberry picking

Farms across the Charlotte region are welcoming guests for the strawberry season to pick fresh fruit.

A bucket of freshly picked strawberries from Bush-n-Vine, a u-pick farm in the Olde English District.

The Olde English District (Chester, Chesterfield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Union, and York counties) has plenty of farms to explore — perfect for a springtime day trip.

Photo by Visit York County

There’s something satisfying about picking your own strawberries and now is the time to do it. Late-April through June is prime time for strawberry picking in the Carolinas, according to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.

Here are six places around Charlotte to fill those buckets. Pro tip: not all farms open at the same time so double check their social media pages.

Bush N Vine Farm, 1650 Filbert Hwy., York

  • Saturdays only, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Strawberries available at $3.75/lb.

Carrigan Farms, 1261 Oakridge Farm Hwy., Mooresville

  • Strawberries not available yet but the farm posts updates on social media.

Cody Strawberry Farm, 44052 Paul’s Crossing Rd., Richfield

  • Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sunday, 1-6 p.m.
  • $19 pre-picked gallon container
  • $16 you-pick gallon container
  • Cash or check only

Hall Family Farm, 445 W. Rebound Rd., Lancaster

  • Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • U-pick strawberries available at $3.79/lb.

The Ivy Place Berry Farm, 8525 Van Wyck Rd., Lancaster

  • Open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • U-pick strawberries available at $3.89/lb.

Springs Farm, 1010 Springfield Pkwy., Fort Mill

  • Opens for the season on Wednesday, April 17
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