Where in central Virginia, Charlottesville, etc. to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: September 2014: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries tomatoes, corn and most vegetables are being picked in most places; strawberries are finishing or done; Peaches are in and early apples have started. Find a local blueberry festival and blueberry picking tips here. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam! Make your own homemade strawberry ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

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central Virginia, Charlottesville, etc. U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Albemarle County

  • A. M. FOG - PYO vegetables and pumpkins, Hayrides, Mums, Christmas trees and poinsettias.
    9264 Critzer Shop Road, Afton, VA. Phone: 540-456-7100. Email: Yvonne@amfog.net. Directions: From C'ville Exit 107 off I64(Crozet/250 Exit), turn left onto 250W travel 6 miles turn left onto route 151S, amFOG is 0.8 miles on the right. Also a Farm Market, orchard, greenhouses.
  • The Berrypatch - blueberries, raspberries (red), honey from hives on the property
    3035 Pevine Hollow, Free Union, VA 22932. Phone: 434-963-0659. Open: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, from 8 am to 12 noon; Thursday, from 5pm to 9pm. Directions: To get here from Charlottesville, follow Barracks Road west (which turns into Garth road) about 4 miles to Free Union Road at the Hunt Country store. Turn right and go about 3 miles to Free Union. Bear left on Millington road for 1/3 of a mile, then bear right on Wesley Chapel road, and follow the signs 3 miles to The BerryPatch. Click here for a map and directions. Early June to early July. Payment: Cash, Check. We often sell out early in the day. Therefore, if you want to find a good selection of berries, please arrive as early as possible. (UPDATED: June 10, 2009)

Comments from a visitor on June 09, 2010: "The Berry Patch is a great place, but I think that in the last two years it has gotten too popular. It was mentioned in a family magazine a year ago and when we arrived to pick some berries around 10am, there were none left. The place was bombarded and the owner actually looked pretty stressed out. People were hoarding the berries as I saw some people leaving with 16 pints and the place was a zoo. For the last 5 years we used to ride our bikes out there and leisurely pick berries and have a picnic dinner. The owner's are very kid friendly, in fact his kids would often work the cash register. People who knew about the berry patch found out by word of mouth and there was always an abundance of berries throughout June and into July. It is amazing how one publication can ruin it for everyone. This place isn't designed to be a Chiles or Carter's Mountain. It was a peaceful off the beaten path place to get juicy berries at an amazing price. This gem is ruined for me. "

Comments from a visitor on June 22, 2009: "I feel the need to update the info on the Berry Patch. They are open from 8-1 M W Sat and 5-9 Th. Their phone message is updated Monday mornings. I don't know if they halt picking if the patch is picked over for the day because I have only been out once this year and it was on a Thursday evening. I found plenty of berries there 4 days ago. They do get picked over fast and I understand that the owners might want to limit the picking of immature berries. If I can interview the owners today when I go I will. Cheers, Sean Keep up the great work. Love your site. "
Comments from a visitor on July 04, 2008:
"First, just wanted to say THANK YOU for this site! I've found lots of great fruit and veg that I would never have known about without your site. I appreciate it. Second, I've been out to the Berry Patch three times this season. I pick fruit for pies and jam, both of which require a significant amount of berries. I'm pretty patient, and I'm also willing to get there at 745am and start picking right at 8am. I've had great luck at all three of my visits, often trusting my own eyes as a gauge of how 'full' the bushes are. (I picked eight quarts of blueberries in an hour and a half despite being told the bushes were "mostly picked out.") I agree with the visitors who say that they close without changing their phone message. BUT I'd say that if you are a serious picker (and not with children) this is a great place to go and spend a couple of hours. You'll be well-rewarded for your efforts. Also--their phone message of 7/4 states that they are CLOSING tomorrow for the season--this is a bit confusing as they had been telling me they'd be having lots of blackberries next week. I guess not! Thanks again for the great site!"
Another visitor writes, on June 25, 2008: "After reading the other person's comments regarding this place, I have to share as well. They are not family friendly business and do not keep a change in hours available via a phone recording. I've driven out there to find they are closed. I do not recommmend it if you have children that will be disappointed if they can't pick. Also, it's very wasteful using gas to go if they're not open."
Another visitor writes, on June 21, 2008, "The Berry Patch often closes before the scheduled time. The owners Decide that "enough" berries have been picked for the day so they close. Today they were closed at 11:30 in the morning, though open until 6pm. Their message when you call does not say they are closed. I made two trips out there just to find they closed. I live 40 minutes from there. Even though they still had people picking at 11:30 they would not let my children pick and said we should come at 8am on Mon, Wed, or Fri. Unfortunately not convent for those with jobs. They should update the phone message so people don't waste valuable time and gas to go. I would no longer recommend them." (UPDATED: June 21, 2008)
A visitor writes "They've been around for 16 years. They don't spray the berries so you can snack as you pick. Picnic area and honey for sale that they collect from 7 hives of bees that they keep on the property to pollinate the berry bushes".

  • Carter Mountain Orchard - apples, nectarines, peaches, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Phone: 434-977-1833. Alternate Phone: 434-977-0619. Fax: 434-979-0341. Email: Info@CarterMountainOrchard.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Peaches approx June 20th through August 20 Thursday, Apples approx August 10th through November 15th; Apple Harvest Festival 1st and 2nd weekends of October. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Charlottesville. Located next to Monticello and Michie Tavern. Bakery featuring apple cider donuts, pies, cookies, ice cream, and Mountain Grille features concessions on weekends. Apple Cider, Apple Butter, pumpkins, gourds. Country Store has local crafts, gourmet food items, jams and jellies, and more. Hay rides every weekend in September and October, weather permitting. Senior Citizen discounts every Tuesday. Apple Harvest Festival first 2 weekends each October - live music, crafts, food.  (UPDATED: October 19, 2013, from their website) (UPDATED: February 23, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on October 03, 2012:
    "A visit to this farm on 9-30-12 was a only a 2/5 experience. First, the farm was very crowded. We were instructed to stay in the designated areas to pick apples, but the trees in the designated areas were picked clean of decent apples. I let the kids pick a few fairly green apples for fun and $1.19/pound. The nicer pre-picked apples are $1.39/pound. The cider donuts were meh and $1 each. When I was asked at the checkout how my experience was I was told that I must be mistaken ... Um, really? I thought they would notice that no one was buying more then a few apples at a time. No water fountain, but water can be purchased. Overall, it felt very commercial, not like the family fun experience we were expecting. Oh and just as a warning, in case you have a child afraid of heights or an inexperienced driver, this farm is WAY up a mountain. The road is partially paved, but there are no guardrails and a significant, unforgiving drop if you make a mistake. The good things were the views are gorgeous and lots of port-a-potties. Thanks, Blake! This website is terrific! "
  • Chiles Peach Orchard and Farm Market - apples, cherries, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    1351 Greenwood Road, Crozet, VA 22932. Phone: 434-823-1583. Alternate Phone: 434-977-0619. Fax: 434-823-1593. Email: Info@ChilesPeachOrchard.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries May 10 to June 20, Sweet Cherries June 10 to July 15, Peaches June 15 to September 1, Apples September 25 to November 15, Pumpkins September 25 to November 1. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Newly expanded farm market with fresh picked fruit, local vegetables, ciders, jams and jellies, local crafts, and gifts. Ice Cream Parlor serves up frozen yogurt, soft serve ice cream, sundaes, shakes, and baked goodies. Fudge kitchen features fresh fudge in lots of flavors! Homemade Peach Ice Cream Days, 1st weekend in August each year. (UPDATED: October 19, 2013, from their website)  (UPDATED: February 23, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on September 04, 2012: "We visited Chiles in the Fall of 2011 to pick apples and our own pumpkins! What a fabulous experience. We arrived on a Saturday morning, there was a nice flow of folks but not too overwhelmingly populated. They had a shop full of goodies (fresh cider, honey, handmade baskets etc), as well as ice cream! Yum! The peach flavor was delicious! The apples were ABUNDANT, the pumpkins were as well. The setting was so serene, the fields nestled in the mountains with views from every angle. Breathtaking. We had a fantastic day and look forward to another trip this Fall. "
  • Henley's Orchard - Peaches and Apples, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food)
    2192 Holly Hill Farm, Crozet, VA 22932. Phone: 434-823-7848. Email: sarahenley@mindspring.com. Open: May through November, Daily, 9-5. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard . Low-spray peaches and apples. Wholesale and retail. Homemade ice creams, peach preserves and apple butter. Throughout the season, you will enjoy 28 varieties of peaches, 3 different types of nectarines, and 38 varieties of apples. Peaches start coming in mid-June and are freshly picked throughout August. You will also find familiar old varieties of Virginia apples, including Red and Golden Delicious, Winesap, and the antique Albemarle Pippin that Thomas Jefferson shared with the Queen of England. We have the recently popular Honey Crisp and Cameo apples and some of Henley’s Orchard select apples such as Henley Gold and our Golden Fuji. Henley's Orchard has what you’re looking for. We’re known for the best fresh, low-spray fruit in Central Virginia.  (UPDATED: October 19, 2013, from their website)  (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: May 23, 2012)
    Comments from a visitor on May 23, 2012: "GREAT!!"
  • Spring Valley Orchard - Cherries
    3526 Spring Valley Road, Afton, VA. Phone: 434-960-9443. Open: The cherry season is very brief; it generally runs from early June through mid-July, but in 2009 it ended in June – Mother Nature determines the actual dates each year - always check their website before you come! Located in western Albemarle County, near Batesville and Afton, the orchard is open for about 6 weeks each summer with beautiful Pick Your Own Sweet Cherries. Payment: cash, credit cards, debit cards.   (UPDATED: October 19, 2013, from their website)  (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 09, 2009)

Amherst County

  • Morris Orchard - pumpkins, pick your own apples, apple cider, and Christmas Trees
    226 Tobacco Row Lane, Monroe, VA 24574. Phone: 434-929-2401; Fax: 434-929-1419. Email: info@MorrisOrchard.com. Open: Fall season (after mid-September) -- 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday; 1-5 pm  Sunday.  Directions: From Lynchburg, Route 29 north to Monroe. Left on South Five Forks Road (Route 671) almost 1 mile. Left on High Peak Road (Route 636) for 3.5 miles. Left on Ambrose Rucker Road (Route 653) one half mile. Right on Tobacco Road Lane to end -- one quarter mile. Relaxed country atmosphere, farm animals for the kids to watch, hay decorations in the fall. Select-your-own apples from mid-summer until Christmas. Pick-your-own pumpkins in the fall. Cut-your-own Christmas trees (limited). Call for season availability. We will be pressing our Fresh Apple Cider every week during the season. We will be making our famous Apple Doughnuts every weekend in October. We will have a great selection of apples available in the store through Christmas. Our varieties: Fuji, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Rome, Granny Smith, Razor Russet, York, Empire, Winesap, Stayman, Braeburn, Jonagold, Arkansas Black, Albemarle Pippin. (UPDATED: October 19, 2013, from their website)
    A visitor writes on September 19, 2010: "Had a very nice visit today. Highlights include apple cider slushies (delicious!) and feeding the goats and donkey. Donations for feed go to the local humane society, so it is fun AND a worthy cause. Only two varieties of apples were available to pick your own, but there were LOTS of apples. We took picnic blankets and had a lovely picnic. There is a hay bale maze. Home make doughnuts are available in October during pumpkin picking season.

Appomattox County

  • C and S Farm - strawberries
    2082 Oakleigh Ave, Appomattox, VA 24522. Phone: 434 352-5971. Email: csfarmz@aol.com. Open: May, Monday - Friday, 7:00am-7:00 pm. Saturday 7:00am-4:00pm. We raise strawberries that you can pick in May. In September and October, we grow our own mums and pumpkins.  (ADDED: March 10, 2013, from VG)
  • Kinder Berry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, grapes, pumpkins, winter squash, Other fruit or veg,
    520 Berry Lane - 592 Berry Lane, Appomattox, VA 24522. Phone: 434-352-2654. Email: kinderberryfarm@hotmail.com. Directions: From Appomattox, Va take Route 727 towards Red House, Va. Go about 7 1/2 miles. Turn Right on Fox Ridge Lane Route 644, this will go in a couple of turns to a stop sign. At stop sign turn right on 735.Go about 1 mile turn left on Berry Lane. Keep on hardtop road "Kinder Berry Farm" will be ahead on the right. You will see a white building Behind a white house W/Kinder Berry farm on it. And in October you will see pumpkins in the yard. And for a map to our farm, click here. . (UPDATED: June 07, 2008) (UPDATED: October 02, 2008)
    UPDATES:
    Comments from a visitor on August 15, 2009:
    "We went to Kinderberry Farm in July for blueberries, so there are open this year. At that time, blackberries were not quite ready, but the owner told us she had no plans to close. I don't think they're doing pumpkins this year, though."
    And this message from a visitor:
    "
    i called them the other day they are still open and doing grapes and berrys they just are not doing strawberrys this year (UPDATED: May 11, 2009)
    Last year the owners told me:
    Due to a very bad year we have decided to call it quits. If anyone is interested in Halloween decorations for a haunted hayride give us a call. We are thinking of selling our wagons also.

Buckingham County

  • Gruntngobble Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    1366 Hundley Branch Road, Scottsville, VA 24590. Phone: 434-286-2464. Email: gruntngobblefarm@aol.com. Open: UPDATE: August 08, 2014: A visitor tells me they are closed until next season (2015), See you next year in late May; Our season will then run about 30 days. Directions: Call for directions and picking info. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only.(UPDATED: August 08, 2014) (UPDATED: July 07, 2013)(ADDED: May 23, 2012)

Fluvanna County

Fredericksburg (City of)

  • Braehead Farm - asparagus, beans, blackberries, cucumbers, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Phone: 540-899-9848. Fax: 540-899-9847. Email: Info@braeheadfarm.com. Open: 7 days a week 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Open until 6:30 pm on Saturdays during the Harvest Festival from September 28 to November 3. Directions: Interstate 95 to Route 3 East, go approximately 2 miles to right on Belman Road, right on Tyler Street, farm on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 16, 2013)

Green County

Louisa County

Lynchburg (City of)

Madison County

  • Graves Mountain Farm - apples, hayrides, Fall Festival
    141 Apple Tree Lane Rt. 670, Syria, VA 22743. Phone: 540-923-4231. Email: info@gravesmountain.com. Open: Graves Mountain Farm - Pick your own Apples, Open weekends; 3rd Saturday in September until 3rd weekend in October; Open 9 am until 4:30 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Apple Harvest Festival 1st, 2nd, and 3rd weekends in October; Free admission, free parking, bluegrass music, cloggers, food, hay rides, pony rides, hay maze, hay mountain, apples, pumpkins, craft vendors and more. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Pick your own Apples, weekends only September 16 - October 22. Annual Apple Harvest Festival Oct 5-6 & 12-13 & 19-20, in 2013; 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Daily. Enjoy fun filled days complete with good FOOD and ENTERTAINMENT including BLUEGRASS MUSIC, CLOGGERS, over 70 ARTS & CRAFTS VENDORS, Hayrides, Hay Mountain, Hay Maze and Horseback Rides & Pony Rides. Experience the days of yesteryear watching apple butter being cooked in kettles over and open fire by a local church group. Our orchards are open for apple picking or you may select your own from the apple bins at the picnic pavilion. On your way to the orchard, stop by an visit the farm and the animals. Enjoy a tractor pulled hayride through the orchards. Available Friday and Saturday evenings after dinner, weather permitting. Bring a blanket for colder nights and enjoy roasting marshmallows after the ride. Truly a fun time for everyone! Reservations required – $5.00 per person (15 person minimum). Please visit the front desk by 7:00 PM for tickets to ride. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.  (UPDATED: October 19, 2013, from their website)  (UPDATED: February 09, 2012)
  • Kipps Grapes - grapes,
    6943 South Blue Ridge Turnpike, Rochelle, VA 22738. Phone: (540) 948-4171. Email: kippsgrapes@gmail.com. Open: when fruit ripens (varies due to weather each year), but usually August through the middle of September; Monday through Saturday, from 8am to 6pm. Directions: on Route 231, midway between Pratts and Rochelle (2.5 miles form each). GPS locates us well, but Google maps does not. Payment: Cash, Check. Kipps Grapes is a small family owned and operated pick-your-own fruit business. Grapes are our biggest crop, but we also have a few apples and peaches. In 2013, we began selling jams, jellies and sauces made from our fruit, so if you don't like to make your own, you can buy ours. Come pick while enjoying calming eye-fulls of surrounding pastures, croplands and the Blue Ridge mountains. Kipps Grapes is a comfortable day trip from Northern Virginia, Richmond and Charlottesville. (UPDATED: June 18, 2014)
  • Sunrise Gardens - Uses natural growing practices, beans, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries,
    114 Sunrise Lane, Brightwood, VA 22715. Phone: 540-543-2220. Email: mfhutch3@vabb.com. Open: Mondays to Saturdays, daylight hours middle of May until middle of September; Closed Wednesdays and Sundays; Call for current availability. Directions: (stay on Spring Branch Road) Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Fresh produce, eggs and berries in season. Berries include Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries and fall Raspberries. We strive to grow healthy produce to help you eat healtier! (ADDED: March 10, 2013, from VG) (UPDATED: June 10, 2013)
    A visitor writes on July 14, 2014: "We visited Sunrise Garden in Madison VA on 7/12/2014 and were very pleased by the blueberries (some were the size of quarters or larger). Very neat, well maintained farm. Saturday was honor system/self serve. We had no problems picking 4 quarts of great blueberries. Price on this date was $5.50 per pound. Blackberries were just coming into season- they were HUGE (thumb size) and delicious!! We would definitely go again. One note re directions: if you use a GPS, it will tell you to turn on Sunrise Lane- we missed the turn and stumbled on the patch- it is actually just beyond (East) this lane on the main road and has a large sign to grab your attention."

Nelson County

  • Critzer Family Farm - pick your own strawberries and peaches
    9388 Critzer Shop Road, Route 151, Afton, VA. Phone: 540-456-4772. Open: May through October from 8am to ?. Directions: 250 west 16 miles to foot of Afton Mountain. Left on Route 151, 1 mile on right. From Waynesboro, 250 east, 7 miles to foot of Afton Mountain. Right on Route 151, 1 mile on right. From Wintergreen, 10 miles north on 151. Also pre-picked berries and other vegetables. (UPDATED: October 19, 2013, from their website)  (UPDATED: April 28, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on May 12, 2009: "Strawberries are $1.50 per pound including their container. You can bring your own containers, but they need to be weighed beforehand. Cash or Check only. Very neat and clean farm"
    Comments from a visitor on August 18, 2008:
    "Loved it!"
  • Dickie Bros. Orchard - apples, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, farm market, restrooms, picnic area
    2552 Dickie Road, Roseland, VA 22967. Phone: 434-277-5516. Email: dickiebros@ceva, net. Open: see website. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. From Richmond, take I-64 west to Charlottesville. Take Route 29 south past Lovingston to Colleen, turn right on Route 56 west. Go 2 miles; turn right on Route 655 towards Roseland. Go 4 miles; turn left on 151 and cross Tye River and turn immediately right on 56 west (Crabtree Falls Hwy.). Go 2 miles; take left on Dickie Road and follow signs 3 miles up on left. From Lynchburg, take Route 29 north, turn left on Route 56 west and follow signs. Open: 8 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, November 1-August 31; 8 am to 5 pm, Monday-Sunday, September 1-October 31. A Virginia Century Farm. Dickie Bros. Orchard is one of Virginia's oldest farms continuously owned by the same family. Orchard is located at the foot of Little de Priest Mountain near National Forest, Blue Ridge Parkway, Crabtree Falls and Wintergreen Resort. Pick-Your-Own Fuji Apples at Dickie Bros. Orchard! We've set out the picnic tables and can't wait to see everyone.   Picked Apple varieties: Paulared, Gala, McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Liberty, Red and Golden Delicious, Empire, Jonagold, Winesap, Stayman, Rome, Granny Smith, Fuji, Pink Lady. Pick-your-own offered for most varieties, especially Fuji, October 15-22. Apple butter and fresh cider also available.  (UPDATED: October 19, 2013, from their website)  (UPDATED: September 13, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on October 14, 2009: "I have been to this place 3 times already this season. The brothers that run the place are wonderful and were also really helpful when my handicapped father went there also. The apples are great and you cannot beat the price, 50¢/lb. Why go to the tourist farm near Michie Tavern and pay more than twice that for apples. Going back tomorrow for the Fuji and then later in the season for the Pink Ladies."
  • Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery - blackberries, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    2800 Berry Hill Road, Nellysford, VA 22938. Phone: 434-361-1266. Fax: 434-361-1266. Email us at: hilltop1@ntelos.net. Directions: Convenient to Charlottesville, Staunton, and Lynchburg; see website for detailed directions and map And for a map to our farm, Click here. Crops are usually available in July, August. Open: Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm Sunday 1pm to 5pm Extended hours in blackberry season Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Vineyard and Winery; Free Wine Tastings Indoor and Outdoor Meeting Facility Specialty Events & Weddings. (UPDATED: June 12, 2009. from their website)
  • Mountain Cove Orchard - apples,
    Mountain Cove Road To Banton Orchard Lane, Lovingston, VA 22949. Phone: 434 263-7754. Email: mtcove@me.com. Open: UPDATE October 2013: I haven't seen any update from this orchard since 2008; I suspect they may be closed; for pick-your-own delicious Fuji apples from October 17 to November 23 on weekends, from 8 am to 6 pm; weekdays by appointment only. Directions: From Charlottesville 29 south 30 miles to Route 718 (Mt. Cove Road). From Richmond I-64 west to 29 south 29 south to Route 718 (Mt. Cove Road). From Lynchburg 29 north past Lovingston left turn onto Route 718 (Mt. Cove Road. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in October, November. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: August 14, 2008)
  • Seamans' Orchard - apples, strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    415 Dark Hollow Rd, Roseland, VA 22967. Phone: 434-277-8130. Alternate Phone: 434-277-5824. Fax: 434-277-8128. Email: anneskidd@gmail.com. Open: Strawberries: Open May to June; Monday - Friday 8am to 7pm, Saturday 8am to 5pm and Sunday 12pm to 5pm; Apples: Open third weekend in September; Saturday 9am to 4pm and Sunday 12pm to 5pm. Directions: From Amherst: 29N to 56W, go one mile, turn right onto Roseland Road. Watch for signs. From Lovingston: 29S to 56W, go one mile, turn right onto Roseland Road. Watch for signs. Strawberries: Pick-your-Own or Prepicked May to June; Apples: Pick-your-Own Only third weekend in September. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Coming Soon: Pick-your-Own Blueberries 2013.  (UPDATED: October 19, 2013, from their website) (UPDATED: May 25, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on June 08, 2009: "You have this farm listed as apples only - they also do pick your own strawberries. We were just there a couple of weeks ago, so I know they are still doing it. We go there every year - our favorite for strawberries."
  • Silver Creek Orchards - apples - PYO during 2 weekends only - see below
    5529 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Tyro, VA. Phone: 434-277-5824.  Directions: Alongside Route 56, Tyro. The packing shed offers Empire, Gala, Jonathan, Red and Golden Delicious, York, Winesap, Red Rome, Stayman, Pippin, Jonagold and Lady apples. Also apple butter, cider, baskets, honey, jellies, pumpkins and gifts.  September 10-11
    Pick your own Red and Golden Delicious apples. Half bushel bags provided. Located in a beautiful mountain orchard.  Open: September 10th & 11th, 2005; Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 12 pm to 5 p.m - Red and Golden Delicious and Jonagold are available to pick. Second PYO weekend: October 8th & 9th, 2005, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 12 pm to 5 p.m - Rome, Granny Smith, York, Fuji, and Stayman are available to pick. 1/2 bushel & bushel containers are provided. (UPDATED: October 19, 2013, from their website)

Orange County

  • Gold Hill Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    12290 Daffodil Lane, Unionville, VA 22567. Phone: 540-222-7374. Email: sbos69@gmail.com. Open: Call ahead. Directions: Blueberries: July and August; Pre-picked Red Raspberries: June to November; Spanish meat goats; Warm-season hay, round bales. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: February 03, 2011)
  • Grelen Nursery - blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (black), U-pick and already picked, restrooms, school tours
    15111 Yager Road, Somerset, VA 22972. Phone: 540-672-5462. Fax: 540-672-3634. Email: info@grelennursery.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 3pm, Sundays 11am to 3pm, May through September. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Available also are herbs, flowering perennials and a variety of trees and shrubs. Pre-picked produce includes Freestone Peaches, Apples, Asian Pears, Log Grown Shiitake and Oyster Mushrooms, and a variety of Seasonal Vegetables. We will be hosting berry picking field trips this summer for preschools, private and public schools, home schools, and other organizations. For more info on group outings, please email us. Coming soon we will have Pick-Your-Own Asparagus, Mushrooms, Apples, Peaches, and Asian Pears. (UPDATED: April 19, 2012) (ADDED: May 27, 2011)
  • Inn on Poplar Hill - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, flowers, Other fruit or veg, Christmas wreaths and boughs, gift shop
    278 Caroline Street, Orange, VA 22960. Phone: 540-672-6840. Email us at: stay@innonpoplarhill.com. Directions: Route 15 South, Just 50 feet south of the intersection of Route 15 & RT20 in the Historic Town of Orange, Virginia And for a map to our farm, Click here.  Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: By appointment please call 540-672-6840, for crop availability. As availability varies please call us to find out what is in bloom. Wild "thorned" Blackberries & Wildflowers; Sweet Pea, Black eyed susan, daisy, butterfly bush, Queen Anne's Lace, Poppies, Yuka, to name just a few. Available for harvest June 1 to September 30 Cut boxwoods available for holiday December oration, November to December. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard.
    Comments from a visitor on May 26, 2010: "The Inn on Poplar Hill is just starting to get blackberries. They should open up in a week or two. Reminder - they're wild on the vine, so dress in long sleeves and pants!"
  • Liberty Mills Farm - flowers, herbs/spices, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, school tours
    12408 Liberty Mills Farm Lane, Somerset, VA 22972. Phone: 540-672-8471. Alternate Phone: 540-406-7167. Email: info@libertymillsfarm.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: From Charlottesville, VA Take Route 29 north to Ruckersville, then take a right onto Route 33 east. At Barboursville, take a left onto Route 20 north toward Orange. At the Somerset Store, take a left onto 231. Turn right onto Liberty Mills Road, 641. Liberty Mills Farm will be on your right. Click here for a map and directions. Corn maze is open from September 11th through October 31st. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Liberty Mills Farm is a new farm in Somerset, VA, established May 2010. Check our website and Facebook pages often for specials, events, coupons and more!. (UPDATED: October 19, 2013, from their website)  (ADDED: August 16, 2010)
  • The Market at Grelen - Uses integrated pest management practices, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (black), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    15111 Yager Road, Somerset, VA 22972. Phone: 540-672-7268. Alternate Phone: 540-672-5462. Email: info@themarketatgrelen.com. Open: June thru September. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. The Market at Grelen is a year-round destination farm market and garden shop on a 600-acre tree nursery in Somerset, VA (Grelen Nursery, Inc). In addition to produce, honey, flowers, plants, shrubs, we carry high-quality gardening gifts and supplies. Grelen Nursery offers superior landscaping, hardscaping, planting, and maintenance services. For more information, please email us. (UPDATED: February 25, 2013)
  • Miller Farms Market - Uses natural growing practices, Pick your own (strawberries, blackberries, pumpkins) Farm stand- herbs, veggies, fruits
    12101 Orange Plank Road, Locust Grove, VA, 22508. Phone: 540-972-2680. Open, Monday to Saturday (9-5), closed Sundays They have outhouses (public restrooms) Covered Picnic Areas Yes, they are raising crops organic Yes, they take credit cards They have hayrides in the fall, other year round festivals, cooking classes, gardening classes, craft classes, kids events, etc..  (UPDATED: October 19, 2013, from their website)
    Comments from a visitor on May 26, 2010: "Miller Farms Markets is still up and running, and we'll be picking strawberries there this weekend. I'll report back!"

Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

  • Virginia Gold Orchard -already picked apples, pears
    100 Asian Pear Way, Natural Bridge, VA 24578. Phone: 540-291-1481. Email us at: paul@virginiagoldorchard.com. Certified Organic. Meets "Virginia's Finest" standards. Open late August through early December. Tuesday-Sunday 11am-6pm (Close at 5pm in November and December). Closed on Mondays. Covered picnic pavilion available.  Certified organic .  Certified organic tree-ripened, hand-picked, Asian pears. Pear tastings at packing house. You can walk through the orchard, but it is not pick-your-own. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 12, 2008)

Albemarle County

  • Carter Mountain Orchard - Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, cherries, corn (sweet), melons, nectarines, peaches, plums, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Phone: 434-977-1833. Alternate Phone: 434-977-0619. Fax: 434-979-0341. Email: Info@CarterMountainOrchard.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Peaches approx June 20th through August 20 Thursday, Apples approx August 10th through November 15th; Apple Harvest Festival 1st and 2nd weekends of October. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Charlottesville. Located next to Monticello and Michie Tavern. Bakery featuring apple cider donuts, pies, cookies, ice cream, and Mountain Grille features concessions on weekends. Apple Cider, Apple Butter, pumpkins, gourds. Country Store has local crafts, gourmet food items, jams and jellies, and more. Hay rides every weekend in September and October, weather permitting. Senior Citizen discounts every Tuesday. Apple Harvest Festival first 2 weekends each October - live music, crafts, food. (UPDATED: February 23, 2010)
  • Chiles Peach Orchard and Farm Market - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    1351 Greenwood Road, Crozet, VA 22932. Phone: 434-823-1583. Alternate Phone: 434-977-0619. Fax: 434-823-1593. Email: Info@ChilesPeachOrchard.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries May 10 to June 20, Sweet Cherries June 10 to July 15, Peaches June 15 to September 1, Apples September 25 to November 15, Pumpkins September 25 to November 1. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Newly expanded farm market with fresh picked fruit, local vegetables, ciders, jams and jellies, local crafts, and gifts. Ice Cream Parlor serves up frozen yogurt, soft serve ice cream, sundaes, shakes, and baked goodies. Fudge kitchen features fresh fudge in lots of flavors! Homemade Peach Ice Cream Days, 1st weekend in August each year. (UPDATED: February 23, 2010)

Appomattox County

  • Village Gardens - Uses natural growing practices, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    206 Village Garden Lane, Appomattox, VA 24522. Phone: (434) 352-5889. Alternate Phone: (434) 660-3281. Email: VillageGardn@aol.com. Open: As Available or in - Season. Directions: Do Not Try to Find Us by Using GPS! Our county hasn't advanced that far!!! From the Kroger Shopping Center in Appomattox, Turn left at the Light. Take the 1st Appomattox Exit. At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Highway 26. Go 5 Miles, and just past the country store on the right, turn Right onto Oakville Road. Go 2 miles, and Village Gardens is on the Left. Click here for a map and directions. Christmas is a busy time for us, and we produce more than 500 wreaths by hand in a season; Early orders will ensure that you have your wreath when you want it; We also keep wreaths on hand for our walk-in customers!. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We are a full service nursery and garden center. We have seasonal crops of annuals, vegetables for planting, as well as a spectacular selection of mums in the fall and poinsettias for the winter. Contact us for Great Fundraising Opportunities and Educational tours!. Please call ahead for advisement of specific crops available. (ADDED: August 11, 2009)

Buckingham County

  • Gruntngobbles Farm - No pesticides are used, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown),
    1366 Hundley Branch Road, Scottsville, VA 24590. Phone: 434-286-2464. Email: gruntngobblefarm@aol.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, 7:30 to Noon. Directions: Call for directions and picking info. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. We anticipate the Blueberry U-Picking to be available starting on or about May 30 2013. Farmer's Market Saturday 8:30 AM to 12:30 at Scottsville Pavilion. (ADDED: May 17, 2013)

Charlottesville (City of)

Fluvanna County

  • Layz S Ranch - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2253 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Palmyra, VA 22963. Phone: 434-591-0898. Email: info@layzsranch.com. Open: Tuesday, 2pm to 6pm, and Saturday, 8am to 12pm; May 1 to October 31. Directions: 2.2 miles from Palmyra on Route 53 (Thomas Jefferson Parkway). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Visit our website for more details!. (ADDED: September 10, 2012)

Fredericksburg (City of)

  • Braehead Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Preserves, jams, jellies, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Phone: 540-899-9848. Fax: 540-899-9847. Email: Info@braeheadfarm.com. Open: 7 days a week 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Open until 6:30 pm on Saturdays during the Harvest Festival from September 28 to November 3. Directions: Interstate 95 to Route 3 East, go approximately 2 miles to right on Belman Road, right on Tyler Street, farm on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 16, 2013)

Louisa County

  • Mineral Farmer's Market - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is sustainably grown, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Uncovered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    81 Louisa Avenue, Mineral, VA 23117. Phone: (540) 854-7626. Email: Info@mineralmarket.org. Open: Saturdays 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, May through October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. Please check the website for various theme days and special events. Pastured pork, grass-fed beef, free range chicken. (UPDATED: October 06, 2013) (ADDED: January 25, 2010)

Madison County

  • 5 Rider's Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, beans, broad beans, nectarines, onions, peas, peaches, pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, farm animals
    3849 Twymans Mill Rd, Orange, VA 22960. Phone: 540-672-7479. Email: Fiveriders@peoplepc.com. Open: Saturday thru Sunday dawn - till dusk. Directions: Route 15 north from town of Orange, 7 miles take left on Route 614 1.3 miles down on left. Click here for a map and directions. For a map to our farm, click here. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: September 11, 2014) (ADDED: September 09, 2014)

Orange County

  • Liberty Mills Farm - some produce is sustainably grown, flowers, herbs/spices, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, strawberries, school tours
    12408 Liberty Mills Farm Lane, Somerset, VA 22972. Phone: 540-672-8471. Alternate Phone: 540-406-7167. Email: info@libertymillsfarm.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: From Charlottesville, VA Take Route 29 north to Ruckersville, then take a right onto Route 33 east. At Barboursville, take a left onto Route 20 north toward Orange. At the Somerset Store, take a left onto 231. Turn right onto Liberty Mills Road, 641. Liberty Mills Farm will be on your right. Click here for a map and directions. Corn maze is open from September 11th through October 31st. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Liberty Mills Farm is a new farm in Somerset, VA, established May 2010. Check our website and Facebook pages often for specials, events, coupons and more!. (ADDED: August 16, 2010)
  • The Market at Grelen - Uses integrated pest management practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Indoor market, Uncovered outdoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, apples, asparagus, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, flowers, melons, onions, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (black), summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    15111 Yager Road, Somerset, VA 22972. Phone: 540-672-7268. Alternate Phone: 540-672-5462. Email: info@themarketatgrelen.com. Open: May thru September. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. The Market at Grelen is a year-round destination farm market and garden shop on a 600-acre tree nursery in Somerset, VA (Grelen Nursery, Inc). In addition to produce, honey, flowers, plants, shrubs, we carry high-quality gardening gifts and supplies. Grelen Nursery offers superior landscaping, hardscaping, planting, and maintenance services. For more information, please email us. Check our website and facebook page for up-to-date information on what's ripe and available. Also available are herbs, shiitake and oyster mushrooms, flowering perennials and a variety of indoor and outdoor flowers, plants, shrubs, and trees. (UPDATED: February 25, 2013)

Local Honey Sources:

Fredericksburg (City of)

  • Braehead Farm - Honey (retail), Raw honeys, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Phone: 540-899-9848. Fax: 540-899-9847. Email: Info@braeheadfarm.com. Open: 7 days a week 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Open until 6:30 pm on Saturdays during the Harvest Festival from September 28 to November 3. Directions: Interstate 95 to Route 3 East, go approximately 2 miles to right on Belman Road, right on Tyler Street, farm on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: September 16, 2013)

Nelson County

  • Hungry Hill Farm- raw honey, shiitake mushrooms, bee supplies, eggs, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, school tours
    89 Williamstown Rd. , Shipman, VA 22971. Phone: 434-263-5336. Email: info@hungryhillhoney.com. Open: All the time, just be sure to call or email to arrange a time. . Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check . Our farm is open year around for visitors and groups. Come learn about beekeeping or growing your own mushrooms. We sell honey directly out of our 'honey house' as well as bee supplies. Everything from hive tools to complete kits for beginning and amateur beekeepers alike. With more than 30 years experience working bees we love to talk about our experiences and hear yours as well. Be sure to call before stopping by as we may be out busy working at one of our many bee yards spread over five counties.(Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: August 26, 2011)

Orange County

  • The Market at Grelen - Uses integrated pest management practices, Honey (retail), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    15111 Yager Road, Somerset, VA 22972. Phone: 540-672-7268. Alternate Phone: 540-672-5462. Email: info@themarketatgrelen.com. Open: See website. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Honey updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. The Market at Grelen is a year-round destination farm market and garden shop on a 600-acre tree nursery in Somerset, VA (Grelen Nursery, Inc). In addition to produce, honey, flowers, plants, shrubs, we carry high-quality gardening gifts and supplies. Grelen Nursery offers superior landscaping, hardscaping, planting, and maintenance services. For more information, please email us. (UPDATED: February 25, 2013)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Albemarle County

  • Carter Mountain Orchard - Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Birthday parties, Business outings, Corporate events, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Catering available, You may bring your own food, Bring Your Own Tables and chairs, Bring your own linens and table silverware, Apple Orchard, Peach/Nectarine, Apricot, etc. Orchard, Mountain views, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No smoking allowed, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Phone: 434-977-1833. Alternate Phone: 434-977-0619. Fax: 434-979-0341. Email: Info@CarterMountainOrchard.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Peaches approx June 20th through August 20 Thursday, Apples approx August 10th through November 15th; Apple Harvest Festival 1st and 2nd weekends of October. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Charlottesville. Located next to Monticello and Michie Tavern. Bakery featuring apple cider donuts, pies, cookies, ice cream, and Mountain Grille features concessions on weekends. Apple Cider, Apple Butter, pumpkins, gourds. Country Store has local crafts, gourmet food items, jams and jellies, and more. Hay rides every weekend in September and October, weather permitting. Senior Citizen discounts every Tuesday. Apple Harvest Festival first 2 weekends each October - live music, crafts, food. (UPDATED: February 23, 2010)
  • Chiles Peach Orchard and Farm Market - Birthday parties, Filming or photo shoots, Apple Orchard, Cherry Orchard, Peach/Nectarine, Apricot, etc. Orchard, Pumpkin patch, Mountain views, Fishing nearby, golf nearby, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No smoking allowed, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    1351 Greenwood Road, Crozet, VA 22932. Phone: 434-823-1583. Alternate Phone: 434-977-0619. Fax: 434-823-1593. Email: Info@ChilesPeachOrchard.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries May 10 to June 20, Sweet Cherries June 10 to July 15, Peaches June 15 to September 1, Apples September 25 to November 15, Pumpkins September 25 to November 1. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Newly expanded farm market with fresh picked fruit, local vegetables, ciders, jams and jellies, local crafts, and gifts. Ice Cream Parlor serves up frozen yogurt, soft serve ice cream, sundaes, shakes, and baked goodies. Fudge kitchen features fresh fudge in lots of flavors! Homemade Peach Ice Cream Days, 1st weekend in August each year. (UPDATED: February 23, 2010)

Fredericksburg (City of)

  • Braehead Farm - Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Conferences, Filming or photo shoots, Classes, lectures or Speakers, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Catering available, You may bring your own food, Tables and chairs are Provided , Vegetables, or bush fruit, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, goats, chickens, pigs, other animals, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Phone: 540-899-9848. Fax: 540-899-9847. Email: Info@braeheadfarm.com. Open: 7 days a week 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Open until 6:30 pm on Saturdays during the Harvest Festival from September 28 to November 3. Directions: Interstate 95 to Route 3 East, go approximately 2 miles to right on Belman Road, right on Tyler Street, farm on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 16, 2013)

Orange County

  • The Market at Grelen - Uses integrated pest management practices, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Filming or photo shoots, Classes, lectures or Speakers, School and educational groups, Other Private Parties, Kitchen facilities available, You may bring your own food, Tables and chairs are Provided , Bring Your Own Tables and chairs, Bring your own linens and table silverware, BYO alcohol, Apple Orchard, Peach/Nectarine, Apricot, etc. Orchard, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Internet (Wireless), Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    15111 Yager Road, Somerset, VA 22972. Phone: 540-672-7268. Alternate Phone: 540-672-5462. Email: info@themarketatgrelen.com. Open: Year round availability. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Venue updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. The Market at Grelen is a year-round destination farm market and garden shop on a 600-acre tree nursery in Somerset, VA (Grelen Nursery, Inc). In addition to produce, honey, flowers, plants, shrubs, we carry high-quality gardening gifts and supplies. Grelen Nursery offers superior landscaping, hardscaping, planting, and maintenance services. For more information, please email us. 600 acre tree farm perfect for a "farm-to-table" type events. Gorgeous 360 degree views. Many areas suitable for event tents, including a large blue stone patio. Stroll gardens. Email us for a tour!. (UPDATED: February 25, 2013)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Fluvanna County

  • Layz S Ranch - Beef, Pork, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% grass and/or grain fed, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, School tours, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2253 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Palmyra, VA 22963. Phone: 434-591-0898. Email: info@layzsranch.com. Open: Tuesday, 2pm to 6pm, and Saturday, 8am to 12pm; May 1 to October 31. Directions: 2.2 miles from Palmyra on Route 53 (Thomas Jefferson Parkway). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Visit our website for more details!. (ADDED: September 10, 2012)

Fredericksburg (City of)

  • Braehead Farm - Beef, Milk, Organic Milk, Goat Milk, Eggs (free range), Brown eggs, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Restrooms, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Phone: 540-899-9848. Fax: 540-899-9847. Email: Info@braeheadfarm.com. Open: 7 days a week 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Open until 6:30 pm on Saturdays during the Harvest Festival from September 28 to November 3. Directions: Interstate 95 to Route 3 East, go approximately 2 miles to right on Belman Road, right on Tyler Street, farm on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 16, 2013)

Madison County

  • 5 Rider's Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Pork, USDA Natural, No antibiotics used, 100% mixture of corn, grain, soybeans and/or other natural supplemental feeds, Eggs (free range), sausage, children welcome, farm animals
    3849 Twymans Mill Rd, Orange, VA 22960. Phone: 540-672-7479. Email: Fiveriders@peoplepc.com. Open: Saturday thru Sunday dawn - till dusk. Directions: Route 15 north from town of Orange, 7 miles take left on Route 614 1.3 miles down on left. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Family run farmstand,. (ADDED: September 11, 2014)

Horse Rides and More:

Fredericksburg (City of)

  • Braehead Farm - Horse riding lessons, equipment & instruction, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Phone: 540-899-9848. Fax: 540-899-9847. Email: Info@braeheadfarm.com. Open: 7 days a week 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Open until 6:30 pm on Saturdays during the Harvest Festival from September 28 to November 3. Directions: Interstate 95 to Route 3 East, go approximately 2 miles to right on Belman Road, right on Tyler Street, farm on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 16, 2013)

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