Pick Your Own Produce at a U-Pick Farm in Asheville

Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Pick Your Own Fruits and Flowers

Strawberries from a U-Pick Farm

Imagine sunshine and Blue Ridge Mountains, a summer breeze, and biting into the juiciest, sweetest strawberry picked straight off the vine. Produce never tastes better than when it's in season and at its peak. This simple pleasure can be had at several U-pick farms in the Asheville area, where you can go straight to the source to pick your own fresh fruits and flowers. It's a chance to see where the food is grown, harvest some for yourself, and treat yourself and your crew to a unique experience.

Fresh finds at a pick it yourself farm

Be advised that it's always a good idea to call the farm before you go to confirm u-pick hours and availability of your desired fruit. It's best to pick in the mornings or early evening, but if you do go mid-day, bring a cooler to keep your pickings fresh.

Where to Pick Your Own Produce in Asheville


Best for: Strawberries​, Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Flowers

Where to Go:

  • Cloud 9 Farm: Cloud 9 Farm offers an idyllic farm stay in Fletcher just outside of Asheville. You can hole up in one of four on-site rentals and commune with the resident chickens, cattle, and honeybees. During July and August, the farm is open to the public for U-pick blueberries.
  • Flying Cloud Farm: This farm in Fairview has a roadside produce stand that often sells blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupes, melons, strawberries and other vegetables. From mid-May through mid-October, you can also pick your own flowers at the farm. 
  • Long Branch Environmental Education Center: Located in Leicester, this five-acre farm serves as an ecological sanctuary and educational center that's open daily to the public. It offers u-pick blueberries, native and heritage raspberry varieties, wineberries, blackberries, as well as heirloom apples. It also features a regular weekend workshops on organic gardening, permaculture, wilderness survival skills, and more, as well as a trout pond and hiking trails.
  • The Berry Farm: Located in Marshall, this farm typically has black raspberries and blackberries for U-pick along with bottled water and vanilla ice cream available for purchase.
  • The Never Ending Flower Farm: Located in Barnardsville in the Big Ivy community, 20 minutes north of Asheville, this family-owned farm offers rows and rows of u-pick flowers through an honor system from mid-May through October, as well as several flower workshops throughout the year.


Best for: Apples, Pumpkins

Where to Go:

  • Apple Orchards: From mid-August through early November, it's apple season in the mountains and there are at least a dozen or so apple orchards near Asheville that offer u-pick opportunities.
  • Hickory Nut Gap Farm: In nearby Fairview, this scenic, working mountain farm raises grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork, and poultry. In the fall, the farm offers pumpkins and apples for purchase, along with events, Wednesday to Sunday, such as pony and hayrides. Shop their local store on-site, visit the barnyard animals and live bee observatory, check out a monthly fall barn dance, or sign up for a guided tour.
  • Jeter Mountain Farm: This 411-acre orchard in nearby Hendersonville serves up a smorgasbord of u-pick opportunities, including blueberries, blackberries, and elderberries, peaches, sunflowers, dahlias, and other colorful blooms, grapes, gourds, and almost 20 varieties of apples. There's also an on-site market selling pre-picked apples, apple butter, preserves and more, a 6,000-square-foot covered play area for the kiddos, an on-site barbecue food truck, a taproom serving hard cider, and a bakery churning out scrumptious apple cider donuts. They host live bluegrass music on the weekends.
  • Sky Top Apple Orchard: The orchard, located in Flat Rock, offers over 22 varieties apples for picking. The scenic farm also offers views of the mountains and orchard ponds, a barnyard with sheep, goats, chickens, and peacocks, educational farm tours and hayrides, apple cider donuts, and picnic areas.

If you can't make it to pick your own, try some of the Asheville area's innovative farm to table restaurants.

Updated February 27, 2024