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Pick-Your-Own Strawberries

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Pick-Your-Own Fields are CLOSED for the season!

Stay Tuned for 2023 Strawberry Season

Dates and Times:
Tuesday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sundays: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

We are CLOSED on Mondays during the summer

The Market and Ice Cream Shop will be open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday, 1 – 6 p.m. Sunday, and Closed Monday.

*Based upon strawberry availability, end date could be extended. Follow us on Facebook for updates on availability and inclement weather!

Ticket Options

All tickets must be purchased online to ensure access. Tickets will only be sold at the gate if space allows.

For all ticket options above, children under 2 are FREE.

Pick-Your-Own Strawberries are not included with admission and need to be purchased with your ticket. Strawberries are $7 per basket (approximately 2.5 lbs.).

Pre-picked strawberries, homemade ice cream, and kettle corn will be available at the Market. NO ADMISSION is required to visit the Market and Ice Cream Shop.

Very Berry Tickets

Access to Barn, Playground, and Access to Pick-Your-Own Fields

Weekend Price (Saturday & Sunday): $15 per person
Weekend price includes cow train and wagon ride
Weekday Price: $11 per person

Just Berry Tickets

Perfect for those that only want to pick strawberries!

$3 per person
6-days per week (Closed Mondays)

Very Fun Tickets

Great for guests looking to have fun in our playground and barn area only and not interested in picking berries. Does not include access to pick-your-own strawberry fields.

Weekend Price (Saturday & Sunday): $12 per person
Weekend price includes cow train and wagon ride
Weekday Price: $8 per person

Pre-Picked Strawberries Are Available Now, While Supplies Last

2022 Pre-Picked Strawberry Pricing:
$20 a 4 Quart Basket

We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
Please have exact change if you are paying with cash.

Frequently Asked Questions About Strawberry Season

Are Strawberries included with my ticket?

Strawberries are not included with the purchase of a ticket. Berries are sold separately, the ticket only allows access to the field. Tickets are required for anyone 2 and up.

Can I eat the berries from the fields?

We recommend that you don’t eat the strawberries from the field and that your wait until you wash them.

Can I bring my own container?

Picking containers will be provided based on the size you purchased online at the field. No outside containers will be allowed for gathering berries.

What kind of shoes should I wear?

Please watch the weather and wear appropriate shoes – fields can be muddy if it has recently rained.

Is it OK to bring my pet to the farm?

Our website and signs on the farm state that no pets are allowed, and your cooperation is appreciated. The only exception is for specifically trained service animals. This does not include emotional support animals. Only certified service animals trained for a specific task are allowed. This policy is in place for several reasons, including state mandates, food safety, the safety of other guests, and the safety of our livestock. This regulation also protects your pet, as we have two Great Pyrenees in our livestock pasture, trained to monitor and protect our animals from predators. Our livestock guardian dog could mistake your pet as a threat to the animals it is trained to protect.

Why do I have to pay admission if I am only accompanying my child?

Visiting our farm is like visiting a theme park, museum, movie, or any other attraction where parents may choose to go with their children. We are a privately owned operating farm and tourist destination rather than a public park that receives funding from the government or other outside sources to pay staff, maintain equipment, etc. We appreciate your support and hope you enjoy all that our farm has to offer.

Is smoking or vaping allowed on the farm?

Our farm is a smoke-free environment, and smoking/vaping is not permitted. Many nonsmokers, especially children, who are exposed to tobacco smoke, even outdoors, suffer immediate symptoms including breathing difficulties, eye irritation, headaches, nausea, and asthma attacks. Our smoke-free policy also helps discourage youth tobacco use.

Is your produce organic?

Patterson Farm uses technology and growing practices to minimize the use of pesticides, including growing crops on raised beds whenever possible. However, due to our climate and weather conditions, we do sometimes have to use methods to control pests, fungus, and disease. If we do have to use pesticides, we follow all government guidelines and regulations. The produce we grow is non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organism), as are most fruits and vegetables.

How long does Strawberry Season usually run?

Our pick-your-own strawberry fields usually run Mid-April through the first week or two of June, depending on the weather.

Weather Policy

Activities closed due to inclement weather or any other reason as determined by Patterson Farm Market and Tours will result in an opportunity to exchange your ticket for another date within the 2022 Strawberry season. Anyone who purchased tickets and cannot reschedule, please email tours@pattersonfarminc.com.

Satellite Strawberry Stand Locations

Our satellite locations are open Monday – Saturday during the strawberry season*(typically May). The satellite stand locations open as soon as we get strawberries picked from the field and delivered to the stand (approximately 8:30) until we sell out. Stands typically open at 9 a.m.

Call (704) 857-5242 for information about our Patterson Farm satellite locations.

W. Innes Street beside Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo address is:
1300 West Innes Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

Independently Owned Stands that Sell Our Berries

Troutman, NC Stand
Monday – Saturday: 10am – sellout
Located beside Kat’s Patch Restaurant
629 N Main St, Troutman, NC 28166

Pets Policy

Our farm practices GAPS (Good Agricultural Practice Standards) and food safety is our highest priority, therefore pets (with the exception of service dogs) are not allowed on our farm. No pets are allowed in our production fields. All guests will be required to wash their hands prior to picking strawberries (once pick-your-own strawberries are available and open).

If your pet rides with you to our farm, please keep them restricted to your vehicle. In addition to GAPS, this is for their safety as we have a Great Pyrenees dog which is our livestock guardian dog. They live in the barnyard with our animals and are tasked with protecting our barnyard animals. We do not want them mistaking your pet for a threat to our barnyard animals’ safety.

Ticket Options

All tickets must be purchased online to ensure access. Tickets will only be sold at the gate if space allows.

For all ticket options above, children under 2 are FREE.

Pick-Your-Own Strawberries are not included with admission and need to be purchased with your ticket. Strawberries are $7 per basket (approximately 2.5 lbs.).

Pre-picked strawberries, homemade ice cream, and kettle corn will be available at the Market. NO ADMISSION is required to visit the Market and Ice Cream Shop.

Very Berry Tickets

Access to Barn, Playground, and Access to Pick-Your-Own Fields

Weekend Price (Saturday & Sunday): $15 per person
Weekend price includes cow train and wagon ride
Weekday Price: $11 per person

Just Berry Tickets

Perfect for those that only want to pick strawberries!

$3 per person
6-days per week (Closed Mondays)

Very Fun Tickets

Great for guests looking to have fun in our playground and barn area only and not interested in picking berries. Does not include access to pick-your-own strawberry fields.

Weekend Price (Saturday & Sunday): $12 per person
Weekend price includes cow train and wagon ride
Weekday Price: $8 per person