Exploring Durham: Strawberry Picking at Waller Family Farm

If you follow along here on the blog or on social media, you’ll know that hubby and I are big fans of exploring our new home and the surrounding areas here in Durham. Because hubby works a lot (you can read more about the life of a medical resident here), we try to carve out special events and fun things to do when he does get a day off here and there. Strawberry picking has been high on my “to do” list since moving to North Carolina, and we finally had the chance to sneak away for a bit to visit the much talked about Waller Family Farm to pick strawberries.

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Waller Family Farm is a real working strawberry, vegetable, chicken, and cattle farm right between Durham and Chapel Hill. I was amazed at how convenient the farm was to us, and how easy it was to find, nestled into a few beautiful neighborhoods in Durham.

By the way, strawberry picking at Waller usually starts around the last week of April, and goes through May and into June.

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Although plenty of people came out to the strawberry farm over the weekend, Waller has it down to a system, and we had free reign of a couple of rows to pick away.

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Scarlett was in heaven – seriously, it was like she hit the strawberry lottery – and basically spent the whole time eating as many strawberries as we could pick.

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After we picked plenty of strawberries, we explored the farm grounds and Scarlett was thrilled to say “hi” to the cows and the chickens.

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Notice the bright red strawberry juice all over Scarlett. Clearly, she had a good time.

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There’s also a small area where you can buy jams, bread, fresh vegetables that are in season, and freshly cut flowers.

Exploring Durham: Strawberry Picking at Waller Family Farm in North Carolina by lifestyle blogger Lexi of Glitter, Inc. | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc

Visiting the Triangle in the fall? Millstone Creek Orchards in North Carolina is one of our favorites for apple picking, hayrides, and family fun!


Lexi

1 comment


  1. Jennifer

    I’ve always wanted to go strawberry picking! We have a couple places here in Michigan that I discovered after strawberry season was over last year. I’m hoping to go this year!

    xx Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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