There’s nothing sweeter than biting into a large, juicy strawberry on a beautiful, warm day.  Sure, the ones from your local grocery store are just fine, but there’s something about a fresh-picked strawberry that really satisfies.  Thankfully, Greater Raleigh has plenty of strawberry farms ripe for the picking.

With approximately three acres of delicious strawberries, Buckwheat Farm in Apex is a great pick-your-own strawberry farm to visit.  Here, you can purchase fresh jams, jellies and honey or take a break from strawberry picking at a shaded picnic table.  You can also try D.J.’s Berry Patch in Apex as well.

With locations in the Willow Spring neighborhood of Wake County and in Raleigh, Porter Farms & Nursery offers pre-picked and u-pick strawberries.  All of the delicious strawberries you eat out in the field at Porter Farms are free, so make sure to come hungry!  Other great farms offering strawberry picking in Raleigh are Page Farms, Hunt’s Strawberries and Ball’s Berries and Produce.

For a complete list of all of the strawberry farms in Greater Raleigh, visit this website, where you’ll find listings from Cary, Knightdale, Wake Forest, Raleigh, the Willow Spring neighborhood, Holly Springs and Apex.  Then all you have to do is pick the perfect day and your favorite company and you’re set to stock up on some of the most delicious strawberries around!