Photo courtesy of Strawberry Hill, USA
For a sweet day trip, Strawberry Hill USA in West Chesnee, SC may be the perfect destination.
Featuring 90 acres of strawberries, it’s the largest strawberry farm in SC. The farm also features 1,000 acres of peaches, 90 acres of cantaloupes, and 34 acres of blackberries, nectarines, plums, and Asian pears.
Farming is a way of life and a family tradition for the James E. Cooley family. James, his wife, Kathi, four daughters, two son-in-laws, and three grandchildren are proud to carry on the tradition started by James’ father, Gene Cooley, in 1946.
In addition to fruit, the family also sells homemade pies and ice cream. Tours are available for groups during strawberry and pumpkin seasons, but must be scheduled in advance. The Shed on Cooley Farm is located at 3097 Highway 11 in West Chesnee. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week. Call 864.461.7225 or visit strawberryhillusa.com for more information. A second retail location is the Gaffney Market in Gaffney, SC, next to the Prime Outlets.