Farmer’s markets are a growing trend in the country. As we continue to support local farmers and businesses, many people forget about the experience of being able to pick their own food, whether that is fruit or vegetables. If you come to the Durham area, you will find several self-picking orchard farms for a great day out!
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Your 4 Top Spots for Self-Picking
When you go to a farm to pick fruit, you want to make sure you bring a few things with you. You will want to bring comfortable shoes, clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, and depending on the time of year, you will want to bring sunscreen or extra layers.
Waller Family Farm
Having been around for almost 80 years, the Waller Family Farm prides itself on offering its patrons a true, working farm experience. They grow all sorts of fruits and vegetables on the farm alongside their animals, but the farm is best known for strawberry picking. You can pick your bucket size and pay an affordable price for the berries you select.
Herndon Hills Farm
At Herndon Hills Farm you have the option to pick blueberries, blackberries, and muscadine grapes. They offer a great price per gallon, and you can get a discount for bringing your own fruit-style bucket. The farm has been around for more than 100 years. You’ll want to make a reservation to go picking and don’t forget to pick up a bottle of their own honey on your way out!
Sweet Retreat Orchard
Coming to Sweet Retreat Orchard is a unique experience. They have several options for self-picking, including persimmons, jujubes, blueberries, blackberries, bush cherries, and many more. At the farm, you can also purchase home-growing kits and supplies. You don’t want to miss this chance to hand-pick some rare fruits during your stay!
Many Rivers Farm
At various times of the year, you will find peaches, apples, pears, and blackberries at Many Rivers Farm. Known for their apples, they have a large assortment of varieties to pick from around 3,000 trees on 24 acres. On the farm, they also make their own jams, ciders, and cider vinegars for purchase. You will want to plan accordingly to spend your day here!
Stay with Arrowhead Inn When You Visit the Farms
Before you spend your day at the self-picking orchard farms, you can stop off at one of these great coffee shops in Durham, or after your trip, check out these other hidden gems! No matter how you spend your time, choose the Arrowhead Inn for your stay!
We have a variety of charming and elegant rooms as well as a roomy cabin and a private cottage. You’ll wake up each morning to a delicious and gourmet breakfast! You can also make your trip extra special with one of our great packages!
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