Thanks for visiting The Berry Patch website.  We are the home of The World's Largest Strawberry located on the new 73/74 bypass (old Highway 220) in Ellerbe, NC.  Just a quick exit off the interstate and you will find the best homemade ice cream and the freshest produce on the road.  If you are traveling southbound, take Ellerbe Exit 8, take a left at the stop sign, then hang a right on Cargo Road.  Headed North?  You will take Ellerbe Exit 8, make a right at the stop sign, then a right on Cargo Road.  

 The Berry Patch is a great place for family, friends and travelers to take a pit stop for our homemade ice cream, fresh produce, a relaxing seat in one of our many resting areas and clean restrooms.  We are able to accommodate RV's, tractor-trailers, tour buses and best of all we are animal friendly ~ offering a large pet rest area for our four legged friends!

   The Berry Patch began as a small strawberry farm in 1995 ran by owner, Lee Berry.  In 1998, Lee married Amy and they now have three children.  2002 was the landmark year for The Berry Patch, in which it was constructed.  Lee's wife came up the idea to build the ice cream shop in the shape of a strawberry since they were strawberry farmers and of course having the last name "Berry".

    We are open seasonally from April1-mid November.  Our specialty is the best homemade ice cream around, using only farm fresh fruit combined with the highest milk fat available to make for an extremely creamy product with actual slices (no bits) of fruit or candy in your ice cream.  No artificial flavoring is allowed!  We use the old fashion way of producing ice cream.  Made with our Amish wooden double churns with rock salt and all!  We offer 19 homemade flavors ranging from your traditional flavors to orange pineapple, vanilla fudge ripple, peanut butter, banana, pistachio, butter pecan and the hits of summertime - peach & strawberry.

    Our homegrown strawberries are available mid April-June 1.  We also carry seasonal farm fresh produce, ciders, local honey, Vidalia Onion products, and Granny Berry's Homemade Jams & Pickles.  Granny Berry is Lee's mother who hand makes and packs her products in her very own production kitchen.