Strawberry Plants for Sale


Fresh-Pik Produce, Inc. (Kenly, NC)
Contact:  Jim Warenda
Office:  252-237-1260 / Cell:  252-205-2783



Camino Real- 59,000

Albion- 8,000



Lewis Nursery & Farms (Wilmington, NC)

Contact:  Cal Lewis

Phone:  (910)675-2394 / (910)452-9659


Trimmed California Camarosa – 80,000

Lassen Canyon Nursery (Redding, CA)

Contact:  Nancy Jimenez

Phone:  530-638-8284 (direct line)


Cut-offs Available – Good quantities left of all these varieties (10/12/20):

Ruby June



Camino Real



San Andreas

Phillips Farm of Cary

Contact:  Melissa Phillips


39 extra trays of Camarosa

Contact plant suppliers directly to get an update on their availability.

If you would like help advertising your extra plants, please email Kristy Phillips at  The email must include the following:  number of plants, varieties (ex: camarosa cutoffs or plugs), contact name, phone number and email.

Podcast Interview with Jim Warenda, NCSA President

Listen to an interview with Jim Warenda on the unique challenges of the pandemic and long-standing disruption of markets and supply chains for farm products. Jim Warenda is a farmer and the President of the NC Strawberry Association: Please click below to listen to the PodCast from September 3, 2020

NC Regional Strawberry Preplant Meeting


2020 Webinars and Presentations

Regional Strawberry Pre-Plant Meeting held on August 26, 2020

Webinar Recording:

Dr. Mark Hoffmann, Small Fruits Extension Specialist -NCSU
Dr. Hannah Burrack, Professor of Entomology & Extension Specialist -NCSU
Dr. Katie Jennings, Associate Professor Weed Science-NCSU
Dr. Bill Cline, Entomology & Plant Pathology Extension Specialist -NCSU
Dr. Gina Fernandez, Small Fruits Extension Specialist -NCSU



Pre-Plant 2020 Breeding Overview


Hosted by Franklin & Nash County Centers of NC Cooperative Extension

2020 SE Strawberry Expo

Dear Strawberry Community,

After close consultation with our board of directors, advisors and partners in the strawberry industry, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone our Southeast Strawberry Expo. This was originally scheduled to be held in Asheville in November 2020. The health and safety of our growers and partners is our highest priority.

We would like to thank all our members and partners for their support, open discussions and encouragement. Having spent the past year preparing for the annual conference with our expo planning committee, speakers, exhibitors, and event partners, we’re genuinely disappointed that we are not able to host this event.

The expo planning committee will continue working to finalize the details for prerecorded virtual sessions. We will share more information about our plans in the coming weeks.  Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for our upcoming 2021 and 2022 Southeast Strawberry Expo’s (see details below).

Our Annual Business Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 5th at 2pm (via zoom).  Please stay safe and feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.

Best Regards,
Jim Warenda, Fresh-Pik Produce, Wilson, NC
President, NC Strawberry Association

~ 2021 SE Strawberry Expo (November 2021)
Virginia Beach, VA – more details coming soon

~ 2022 SE Strawberry Expo (November 9-11, 2022)
Asheville, NC – Crowne Plaza Asheville


Place your order TODAY!  Order signs, Strawberry Time coloring books and other promotional materials from the NC Strawberry Association

We print materials based on pre-orders from our growers in March so we may not be able to fulfill late orders.  Click on links below to download PDF order form and catalog.

Promotional Items Catalog 2020

Promotional Items ORDER FORM 2020

EMAIL order form to Kristy Phillips –

or MAIL order form to NCSA, PO Box 543, Siler City, NC  27344

NEW COLORING BOOK!  In 2018, the Marketing Committee developed a new edition of our “Strawberry Time” coloring book. The new book is the same size, with the same number of pages, but features a brand new full color cover.  It tells the story of the strawberry plant from fall planting to spring harvest.  The book now includes pages that encourage handwashing before picking fruit in the field and washing fruit before eating it at home.  Also tips on how to pick strawberries were added.  Each page has new black and white drawings to color and the activities in the back of the book are all new as well.


Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Strawberry Ice Cream

Ingredients & Directions for 4 quarts:

4 cups of processed strawberries (pulse a few times in food
processor before measuring)
2 cups sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 cups half & half
1 tsp vanilla extract

Next, fill to the top of ice cream machine with whole milk.

Churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Strawberry Biscuit Recipe

Strawberry Biscuit Recipe

You will need:
1/2 cup (4 oz) salted butter, frozen
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 cups self rising flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup chopped strawberries


Preheat oven to 475F. Grate frozen butter
with box grater. Toss together with flour,
sugar and baking powder in a large bowl. Chill
10 min. Make a well in the center of the batter
mixture. Add heavy cream. Stir 10 times. Add
strawberries and stir 5 more times. Turn flaky
dough out onto a floured surface and knead 3-
4 times. Lightly flour the top and roll out to
about 1 to 1 1/2″ thick. Cut dough with a round
cutter or glass. Place on a baking sheet. Bake
until lightly browned, about 15 min.


Make a powdered sugar and water glaze and
drizzle over the tops of the biscuits. This
gives a little sweeter taste.

Or, brush with melted honey or honey butter
for a little less sweet taste.

Lazy Strawberry Sonker

Lazy Strawberry Sonker

You will need:

2 pounds fresh NC strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons cornstarch

1 cup AP flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
8 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla


Mix filling ingredients and transfer to a deep
dish pie plate. Place pie plate in another oven
safe piece of kitchen ware, such as a 9×13
pan, as the filling will spill over during the
baking process. Cook 35-40 minutes. Halfway
through, stir filling.

Mix topping ingredients while the first
ingredients are baking. Once out of over,
cover top of sonker with topping. Bake 35-40
minutes more. Let cool 20 minutes.