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Perkins Orchard

4.7

5749 Barbee Rd
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 491-9559
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Photo of Marjie Carmen Marjie Carmen
Oct 16, 2022 5

I discovered Perkins 2 years ago and have been going back ever since to get the 99.00 cart full of the coolest pumpkins/gourds ever! You also get a full bag of veggies and a canned item... I put up my Fall and Halloween decorations early and so happy to shop local. I deeply respect Donovan for how he has kept the tradition up and keeps things running smoothly. It is not small task to run a small business and keep everything flowing. Ignore the negative reviews - they are completely not correct and over hyped. Lets just be kind and support local... there are certainly enough big box stores. I've turned a few people on to Perkins and will continue to do so... My primary vocation is Director of Quality, Engineering and Release. I have 100's of customers... I can spot good quality and customer service miles away.. I can also identify poor service... there is zero evidence of any poor service.. keep going gang.. you bring back many nostalgic memories of all the farm stands in New England and are the only one that takes me right back home.. Forever customer, Marjie

Photo of Victoria Sabisch Victoria Sabisch
Oct 11, 2022 5

What an absolutely amazing place. There $25 bag deal is fantastic. You get such a better deal than the farmers market and the store. We will definitely be getting our produce from here from now on. The staff were very friendly and kind.

Photo of Tiarra Geter Tiarra Geter
Sep 8, 2022 5

I can’t say enough good things about this place. The produce is amazing, the atmosphere is amazing, employees are amazing! Donovan is an extremely hard worker and it was very nice to see him around and of course, Ms.Perkins is such a treat and was sure to make us feel right at home.

Photo of Randy Parnell Randy Parnell
Aug 28, 2022 5

Open 9:00 am until 8:00 pm. Most of the Orcahard is pet friendly. Parking is past the buildings. Make sure you are watching your GPS, or you will drive right past, but this place is worth stopping. The owner is happy and energetic. His passion for people and produce make for a unique shopping experience! Produce Building- the home of the $25 produce grab bag! Anything you can put in the bag for $25! They have fresh produce, everything from tomatoes, lemons, limes, green beans, corn, sweet potatoes, and so much more! Watermelon 🍉 bins- grab your watermelon mine was juicy and sweet! Green Building- it has soups, lemonade, meats, precooked Bar-BQ, cheese straws and sooooo much more! They have pumpkins 🎃 and 🎄 Christmas trees.

Photo of Cherise McManus Cherise McManus
Aug 6, 2022 5

This place is amazing! As soon as I walked in I was greeted and given a history lesson, thank you David. They have a WIDE range of fruits, veggies, honey, butter, ciders and other freshly grown food. They have a $20 deal where you can fill a bag and everything that fits is $20 total. They even have a separate shop with meats. Definitely worth it. I will now come here for my eggs, fruits and veggies for now.

Photo of Ayritha Sample Ayritha Sample
Jul 30, 2022 5

This was my first time going there and I love it! If you're looking for fresh fruits and vegetables this is the place. They also have a store that sells certain meat and other products. Great customer service! Highly recommend!

Photo of Andrew Richard Andrew Richard
Jul 16, 2022 5

This place is great. Even if you aren't getting the $20 bag deal (which you should), this is great. Whenever you go you'll find new types of produce as well as the classics. This should be on every local newspaper and TV station for bettering the communities food understanding and overall environment.

Photo of Meghan Reid Meghan Reid
Jun 28, 2022 5

Friendly staff ready to greet you and tell you the history of the fruit stand! I did the $20 bag deal and ended up with what would have cost $30 at a grocery store (I added everything up online out of curiosity). Will be returning!

Photo of Deloris Nwadeyi Deloris Nwadeyi
Jun 25, 2022 5

This is place is my new grocery store and more! The people are soo nice and helpful! The produce is always amazingly fresh and just all around great quality. I always go in for there $20 bag deal. I freaking love this place.

Photo of Chang Jung Chang Jung
Jun 25, 2022 3

I need to preface that this is a great place to get produce and we shop here all the time, but it was our first time getting watermelon here. The checkout person was rude. She asked what type of watermelon we wanted (red, orange, or yellow) and we asked what's the difference. She said we are essentially blind if we can't tell the difference 🤷‍♀️ Regardless, the watermelon we got was juicy and sweet.

Photo of Madeline Baker Madeline Baker
Jun 6, 2022 5

I can always find the freshest produce at Perkins! The owner has created an shopping experience you can’t find anywhere else - it’s definitely worth the trip! I love their house made sorbets and seasonal popsicles too

Photo of Kimberly Clark Kimberly Clark
May 31, 2022 4

Love this place, I have been patronizing for years. However, I wish the workers were a little more knowledgeable in what they are selling. I had a question about a couple of items, I can tell she didn't know by her answer. In her defense, after the second question she was willing to go ask someone else.

Photo of John John
May 22, 2022 5

The best little fruit stand / Orchard in the area. The produce is excellent. We got a fill your own bag for $21.50 and had the best Pico de Gallo and salads for the week. They threw in a free pineapple which was one of the best pineapples I've ever eaten. Thank goodness for a place like this so close to home

Photo of Regina Beard Regina Beard
Mar 27, 2022 5

It was a great day to shop produce at Perkins on Saturday, March 26, 2022. Their selection is unmatched and with the $20 bag deal, why wouldn't you shop here regularly. Can't wait to try my freebue homemade apple butter with the bag deal. Love this place!

Photo of Eco Watchdogs Eco Watchdogs
Mar 7, 2022 5

What a find!!! An oasis of produce in the middle of the Triangle. I make a point to stop here every time I'm in Durham. The staff at Perkins Orchard is very friendly, the manicured grounds are amazing, and the selection is impressive for its size. My $20 bag with cage-free eggs is enough to feed omelets to 6 people with enough fruit and veggies to spare for dinner. The $99 deal yields enough fruit to do my seasonal still runs. You can't get any better than this.

Photo of Matthew Matthew
Feb 27, 2022 5

First timer here and had a great overall experience. I participated in the $20 bag deal, where you stuff has much produce in a bag. The woman at the check out insisted I had more room and had me go back. I am excited to bring friends and family here when they come to visit!

Photo of Camille Sherrod Camille Sherrod
Feb 16, 2022 5

Since moving to Durham & discovering Perkins, I’ve eaten better quality, locally sourced food and am SO much healthier! We truly are what we eat, & I’m glad to find nutrient rich food straight from the good earth—not a manufacturing plant. Great customer service with friendly, knowledgeable staff. LOVE this place!