About The Berry Patch
The Berry Patch began in 1995 as a small strawberry farm owner, Lee Berry, sold strawberries out of the back of his pick up truck on the side of Hwy 220 North. Lee and his wife soon realized it would take something unique for drivers zipping down the highway to pull over and stop. What used to be "produce highway" is now I-73/74, former US Hwy 220. The Berry Patch is now home to the "Worl's Largest Strawberry".
The world's largest strawberry is 24 feet tall and tool over 5 months to complete. The giant berry houses an ice cream shop and the namesake's produce. Adjacent to the strawberry is the produce stand carrying local vegetables and fruit as well as local products.
As if a 24 foot strawberry is not a big enough deal, a highway project in 2011 forced the Berry's to pull up the giant strawberry and load it onto a truck and drive it down the highway to a new location.
Lee and Amy were not born farmers but as Lee says, "My last name is Berry...it just fits; like it was meant to be".