A sweet adventure awaits you in Mount Ulla, North Carolina this spring where the air is sweet with the promise of ripe, juicy strawberries waiting to be picked at Patterson Farm! Whether you're a local or a visitor, embarking on a pick-your-own adventure at Patterson Farm is an experience not to be missed. Here's your comprehensive guide to making the most of your strawberry-picking excursion.


Patterson Farm's Pick-Your-Own Strawberries

Mount Ulla, North Carolina

Opening April 19

Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Must check-in by 5:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 a.m.  to 9:30 a.m. (Pick Your Own Only), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


What to Expect at Patterson's Pick-Your-Own Strawberry Fields


Patterson Strawberries


Scenic Beauty: As you approach Patterson Farm, you'll be greeted by picturesque countryside views. The farm's sprawling fields, bordered by lush greenery, create the perfect backdrop for your strawberry-picking adventure.


Seasonal Availability: Patterson Farm typically opens its pick-your-own strawberry season in late spring, usually in mid-April, depending on weather conditions. Be sure to check the farm's website or social media channels for the most up-to-date information on opening dates and hours.


Family-Friendly Atmosphere: Whether you're visiting with young children, friends, or solo, Patterson Farm offers a welcoming environment for all. It's an excellent opportunity to bond with loved ones while enjoying the outdoors and supporting local agriculture.


Playground & Barnyard: Between the barnyard animal petting zoo, yard games, a giant slide, and the most unique farm-themed playground equipment you’ll ever see, the activities at Pawpaw Carl’s Barnyard & Playground will be calling your kid’s name from the moment they lay eyes on it.


Ripe, Juicy Berries: Get ready to fill your baskets with the freshest, most flavorful strawberries you've ever tasted! Patterson Farm takes pride in growing top-quality produce, ensuring that every berry you pick is bursting with sweetness.


Educational Opportunities: Beyond strawberry picking, Patterson Farm often offers educational activities and farm tours for visitors of all ages. Learn about the farm's history, agricultural practices, and the journey from seed to harvest.



How to Prepare for a Day at Patterson Farm


Patterson Strawberries


To prepare you for this strawberry season, here are a few things we recommend for your trip to Patterson Farm:


  1. Purchase your tickets ahead of time (not required, but recommended). Tickets for the event can be claimed here.

  2. Wear sunscreen! Remember, the strawberries are supposed to be red - not you!

  3. Most importantly, bring empty stomachs. You’ll need the room for their famous strawberry milkshakes!



Grab those baskets and let’s get picking!


Can't make it to the field this season? Patterson also offers their delicious strawberries for sale at local grocery stores, produce and farmer’s markets, and roadside satellite locations so no one will miss out on strawberries this season! Visit their website to learn more.


Learn about more original spring happenings in Rowan County by visiting our event calendar.