Farm Fresh: Abundant Produce
Many produce stands, farms and farmers' markets offer Moore County residents and visitors an opportunity for fresh fruits and vegetables:
Auman Orchard , 3140 N.C. Hwy. 73, West End, is best known for peaches. However, the diverse farming operation also produces timber, pine needles, cattle and poultry, as well as peaches and other fruits. For information, call (910) 673-4391.
Betty's Garden , located in downtown Southern Pines on Pennsylvania Avenue, carries strawberries and other produce. Betty's Garden is open seasonally, beginning May 1, with 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours Tuesday through Saturday.
Carter Farms , located on 673 Eagle Springs Road 1/2 mile from N.C. 211 in Eagle Springs, has strawberries April through June, and sweet potatoes August through November. Call (910) 673-7730 or (910) 673-2666 for hours and availability April 15 through June 1.
Denny Strawberry Farm , 1012 Lamms Grove Road, Carthage. For more information, call (910) 947-2823.
Doby Tree Farm , 150 Doby Road, Cameron, offers choose-and-cut Christmas trees beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving through December 24. Hours of operation are Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (910) 245-3265 for information.
Ferguson Farm , 172 U.S. 1 Business, Cameron, offers apples, blackberries, blueberries and peaches. Plums are available June through September and figs July through September. Ferguson Farm's hours of operation are Sunday noon to 6 p.m. and Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., May through September. For more information, call (910) 245-2936.
Fox Branch Vineyards , 167 Sandy Ridge Lane, Carthage, offers pick-your-own muscadine grapes. For more information, call (910) 947-1991.
Frank's Strawberries, Sweet Corn and Vegetable Barn , 444 Bryant Road, Carthage, offers beans, cabbage, corn, potatoes, squash, strawberries, tomatoes and vegetables. Pick-your-own options available. The barn is open Sunday-Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. seasonally. For information, call (910) 947-5775.
Highlanders Farm , 5784 N.C. 22, Carthage, offers pick-your-own strawberries and produce stand. Open mid-April through October. Call (910) 947-5831 for more information.
Kalawi Farm , 1515 N.C. 211, Eagle Springs, offers peaches, cantaloupe, corn, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, vegetables, watermelon and roadside markets. The farm is open Sunday through Saturday, Easter through Thanksgiving. Call (910) 673-5996 or (910) 673-3245 for hours and information.
Moore County Farmers' Markets , offer locally grown fresh fruits and produce in-season, as well as plants and crafts. Locations include FirstHealth Fitness Center, 170 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst, 2 to 6 p.m. Mondays, April through September; Morganton Road Armory Sports Complex, Southern Pines, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, April through October; Robbins, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays, May through November; Downtown Southern Pines, SE Broad Street and New York Avenue, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, April through September. For more information, call (910) 947-3752.
Preferred Stock Blueberries , 1460 Red Hill Road, Cameron, offers pick-your-own blueberries or they will pick them for you Sunday through Saturday, June through August. For information or hours of operation, call (910) 949-3451.
Pressley Farms "Berry Patch," 995 Union Church Road, Cameron, offers a roadside market, picnic facilities, a corn maze, hayrides, tours and pick-your-own produce, including cantaloupe, corn, onions, pumpkins, strawberries, vegetables and watermelons. The patch is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., mid-April through August. For information, call (910) 947-1154 or (910) 947-2735.
Ring's Strawberry Farm , located at 937 Airport Road, Lakeview, offers a roadside market and pick-your-own strawberries and vegetables. From mid-April through June, the farm is open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until Call (910) 949-2657 for information.
Rogers Blueberry Farm , 1171 U.S. 1, Cameron, offers pick-your-own blueberries and a roadside market. The farm is open Saturdays during blueberry season. Call (910) 245-4160 or (919) 578-6059 for hours of operation and picking times.
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