Buy local, eat better
Many produce stands, farms and farmers markets offer Moore County residents and visitors an opportunity for fresh fruits and vegetables:
The Berry Patch
444 Bryant Road, Carthage, sells strawberries from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Berry Patch opens in the middle of April. Call (910) 947-5154.
405 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines, carries strawberries and other produce. Betty’s Garden is open seasonally, beginning May 1, with 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours Tuesday – Saturday.
Black Rock Vineyard, Winery and Wine Tasting Room
6652 U.S. 15-501, Carthage. Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call (910) 295-9511.
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 – June 1.
CV Pilson Strawberries and Flowers
116 Sweet Lane Cypress Church Rd, Cameron. It is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday. Call (910) 783-4462 or (910) 245-4285.
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 – Friday 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (910) 245-3265.
Fox Branch Vineyards
167 Sandy Ridge Lane, Carthage, offers pick-your-own muscadine grapes. (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-yourown options available. The barn is open Sunday – Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. seasonally.
5784 N.C. 22, Carthage, offers pick-your-own strawberries and produce stand. Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday from mid-April – October. Call (910) 947- 5831.
1515 N.C. 211, Eagle Springs, offers peaches, cantaloupe, corn, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, vegetables, watermelon and roadside markets. A corn maze is open for the entire month of October. The farm is open Sunday – Saturday, Easter – Thanksgiving. Call (910) 673-5996 or (910) 673-3245.
4680 U.S. 15-501, Carthage, has strawberries available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday during April, May and June. From July to December, Karefree Produce is open from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. Call (910) 639-4971 or (910) 690-6722.
Ken Chappell Peaches and Apples
672 N.C. 211, at the Samarcand Crossroads, Eagle Springs, is open June through October with peaches, apples, tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes and seasonal produce, including corn, cucumbers, squash, cantaloupes, watermelons and sweet potatoes. Call (910) 673-1878 during the season or (910) 673-3375.
Moore County Farmers Markets
offer locally grown fresh fruits and produce in-season, as well as meats, plants, cut flowers and crafts. Locations include FirstHealth Fitness Center, 170 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst, 2 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, April through October; Morganton Road (Armory Sports Complex), Southern Pines, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, year-round; Downtown Southern Pines, SE Broad Street and New York Avenue, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, April – October. Call (910) 947-3752 or (910) 690-9520, email email@example.com, or visit
Old Carthage Farm
2270 US Highway 15 501, Carthage A certified organic farm, Old Carthage Farm offers six varieties of blueberries and three varieties each of blackberries, asparagus and muscadine grapes. The produce is pick-your-own or the folks at Old Carthage Farm will pick it for you. Old Carthage Farm is open June through October, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Saturday. Call (919) 770-5190.
Paradox Farm Creamery
449 Hickory Creek Lane, West End. Fresh goat cheese. Available at local shops, restaurants and farmers markets. Call (910) 723-0802 or visit paradoxfarmcreamery.com.
Sandhills Farmers Market
was started in 2009. The nonprofit organization has two markets each week from April to September. Producers are all within a 75-mile radius and offer, local and fresh seasonal produce. Markets are held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, in the village of Pinehurst parking lot next to the new Village Green at 1 Village Green Road West, Pinehurst, just past The Village Chapel. Visit www.sandhillsfarmersmarket.com.
Triple L Farms
2205 Derby Road, in Ellerbe, has a strawberry stand on the corner of N.C. 5 and Ampersand Drive in Aberdeen. Open from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday from April – Labor Day. Call (910) 417-0438
is a nonprofit dedicated to conserving the natural resources of the eight county region surrounding Fort Bragg. Sustainable Sandhills is located at the Partnership for Children Building, 351 Wagoner Drive, 2nd Floor: Suite 332-334, Fayetteville, NC 28303. Visit www.sustainablesandhills.org, or call (910) 484-9098.