Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in central Virginia, Charlottesville, etc.?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in central Virginia, Charlottesville, etc., sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name  (see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm, and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the information, please let me know!  

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What's in season in September 2017, and other timely information:

Notes for September 2017: Blueberries and peaches are going still in northern and cooler areas, but are mostly finished in the Deep South. Blackberries, figs,  and raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are going strong, although the crop is way diminished in rainy areas like the southeast.  Strawberries are finished, except in the far north, and if the farm planted Day Neutral varieties. Early apples, like Gala, are about to start!

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We also have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now.  They have all copied their information form here and usually do not ever update.  Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong, please write me!

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

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Albemarle County

  • A. M. FOG - UPDATE: May 27, 2016: A visitor tells me they are now permanently closed
    9264 Critzer Shop Road, Afton, VA. The web link to their farm goes to a trail gear page. Their  Facebook page notes as of 2015 it's permanently closed:
  • 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)
  • Peaches are available from mid-June to mid-September. Apples are available from mid-August through November.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: May 17, 2017, JBS)  (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! "
  • Family pulling wagonStrawberries are available from mid-late April to mid-June. Peaches are available from mid-June to mid-September. Pumpkins are available from late-September through November. Apples are available from mid-August through November. Veggies are available from July through October. Flowers are available from July through September.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: May 17, 2017, JBS) (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 ApplesHenley's Orchard - Peaches and Apples, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food)
    2192 Holly Hill Farm, Crozet, VA 22932. Phone: 434-823-7848. Email: info@henleysorchard.com. Open: May thru November - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday; 1pm to 5pm, Sunday. Directions: See our 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. Click here for our Facebook page. We have 4 varieties of Nectarines that are available during peach season (June thru August).
    Peaches  June: Early Glo, Garnet Beauty, Glo Haven, Topaz; July: White Giant, Sugar Giant, Loring, Early Jones, White Lady, John Boy, John Boy II, Klondike, Sun Haven, Sun Hi; August: Bisco, Encore.
    Apples:
    Late June - Early July: June Transparent, Lodi
    Mid-July: Summer Rambo
    Late July: Ginger Gold
    Early August: Gala
    Mid-August: MacIntosh
    Early September: Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Honey Crisp, Smokehouse, Empire, Northern Spy, JonaGold, Jonathan, Prima, Grimes Golden
    Late September: Cameo, Fuji, Mutzu, Virginia Gold
    Early October: York, Rome, Winesap, Henley GoldSweet cherries are available from late-May until July.
    Mid-October: , Black Twig.
    (UPDATED: May 26, 2017, JBS) (UPDATED: July 16, 2015)  (UPDATED: October 19, 2013, from their website)  (ADDED: May 23, 2012, suggested by a visitor)
    Comments from a visitor on May 23, 2012: "GREAT!!"
  • Spring Valley Orchard - Cherries
    3526 Spring Valley Road, Afton, VA. Phone: 434-960-9443. Email: Info@ChilesPeachOrchard.com. 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: May 17, 2017, JBS)  (UPDATED: October 19, 2013, from their website)  (ADDED: July 09, 2009, suggested by a visitor)

Amherst County

  • Morris Orchard - pumpkins, pick your own apples, apple ciderMorris 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: a href="mailto:info@MorrisOrchard.com?subject=Inquiry from a visitor to www.PickYourOwn.org/VAalbe.htm"> 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: May 26, 2017, JBS) (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: Sorry but we will not be having berries this year (2017) Look forward to seeing you with our other crops.; 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.  (UPDATED: May 26, 2017, JBS) (ADDED: March 10, 2013, from VG)
  • Kinder Berry Farm - CLOSED in 2008
    Appomattox, VA 24522.

Buckingham County

  • Gruntngobble Farm - UPDATE: September 30, 2016: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed  
    11366 Hundley Branch Road, Scottsville, VA 24590. (UPDATED: August 08, 2014) (UPDATED: July 07, 2013)(ADDED: May 23, 2012)

Middle Fork Farm - strawberries, U-pick and already pickedFluvanna County

Green County

Louisa County

Lynchburg (City of)

Madison County

  • Graves Mountain Farm - apples, hayrides, Fall FestivalGraves Mountain Farm - apples, hayrides, Fall Festival
    141 Apple Tree Lane Rt. 670, Syria, VA 22743. Phone: 540-923-4231. Email: info@gravesmountain.com.. Open: Our pick your own apple orchard opens the third Saturday in September and closes the 3rd Sunday of October. Open on weekends 9 am to 4 pm Pick your own Apples, . 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.Graves Mountain Farm is an educational farm. We have goats, sheep, cows, pigs, chickens, peacocks, ducks, horses and more. Graves Mountain Farm has tours for school groups in April, May, September, and October. Apple Varieties available for picking (Varieties ripen at different times, some are not available in September) Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Stayman, York, Winesap, Mutsu, Fuji, Rome, Granny Smith, and Empire.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: May 17, 2017, JBS)  (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, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes,
    1168 Spring Branch Road,, Brightwood, VA 22715. Phone: (540) 543-2220. Email: mfhutch3@vabb.com. Open: Mid May to late June for berries; Closed on Sundays; At times will be on honor system with directions in pavilion. Directions: Near corner of Route 630 and Route 629 in Brightwood. Look for large fenced area and pavilion. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry season is usually mid May to end of May Blueberry season is usually mid June to early July; Blackberry season is mid June to late July;. 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! ((UPDATED: March 23, 2017) (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 peachesCritzer Family Farm - pick your own strawberries and peaches
    9388 Critzer Shop Road, Route 151, Afton, VA. Phone: 540-456-4772. Email: w.critzer@yahoo.com. 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. Click here for their Facebook page (UPDATED: May 17, 2017, JBS) (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 pickedDickie 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,. Apple butter and fresh cider also available. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: May 17, 2017, JBS)  (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, 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: hilltop1@ntelos.net. Open: Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm Sunday 1pm to 5pm Extended hours in blackberry season.  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. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Vineyard and Winery; Free Wine Tastings Indoor and Outdoor Meeting Facility Specialty Events & Weddings. PICK YOUR OWN BLACKBERRIES in July and early August we extend our hours to 9am to 5pm daily for blackberry season. Bring the kids and come fill up as many quarts as you can carry! Perfect berries for eating, baking, and preserving. U-Pick only. We provide the quart containers. In 2016, Blackberries were just $4.75 per level quart. Our blackberries have no thorns, no weeds and no sprays. (UPDATED: May 17, 2017, JBS) (UPDATED: June 12, 2009. from their website)
  • Seamans' Orchard - apples, strawberries, U-pick and already pickedSeamans' Orchard - apples, cherries, blueberries, strawberries, pumpkins, 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. (UPDATED: May 17, 2017, JBS)  (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.  Email: info@scso.co. Open: Pick Your Own Apples -Rain or Shine, September 9 & 10, 2017 and October 14 & 15, 2017 Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 12 pm to 5 p.m. 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.  Pick your own Red and Golden Delicious apples. Half bushel bags provided. Located in a beautiful mountain orchard.; - Red and Golden Delicious and Jonagold are available to pick.  Rome, Granny Smith, York, Fuji, and Stayman are available to pick. 1/2 bushel & bushel containers are provided. (UPDATED: May 17, 2017, JBS) (UPDATED: October 19, 2013, from their website)

Orange County

  • Gold Hill Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already pickedGold Hill Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    112290 Daffodil Lane, Unionville, VA 22567. Phone: 540-222-7374. Email: sbos69@gmail.com. Open: Friday & Saturday 7 am to 7:30 pm; 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.  Grown free of any chemicals & herbicides 2016 Pick Your Own Price: $3.40 per lb. Click here for their Facebook page (UPDATED: May 17, 2017, JBS) (ADDED: February 03, 2011)
  • Inn on Poplar Hill - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, flowers, Other fruit or veg, Christmas wreaths and boughs, gift shop
    2278 Caroline Street, Orange, VA 22960. Phone: 540-672-6840. Email: stay@innonpoplarhill.com/a>. 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!"
  • Hoosier Nut Tree Farm - Black Walnut, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
    99091 Zachary Taylor Highway, Unionville, VA 22567. Phone: (540) 854-6329. Open: Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open?  If so, please write me,  last reported hours were Daily  8am-Sunset, December 1st to December 24th. Hoosier Nut Tree Farm is a Christmas tree farm, which also serves as a Black Walnut farm and grows gladiolas and dahlias. Tree varieties include cedars, Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Canaan Fir and White Pine. They vary in height with some measuring approximately 30-feet tall.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    UU-Choose and Cut your own: cedars, Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Canaan Fir and White Pin
  • Strawberry bush with ripe strawberries, up closeLiberty Mills Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, corn (sweet), cucumbers, herbs/spices, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours, group reservations
    9166 Liberty Mills Road, Somerset, VA 22972. Phone: 434-882-6293. Alternate Phone: 434-882-MAZE. Email: info@libertymillsfarm.com. Open: Visit our website for PYO hours, which vary by crop. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. 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. Strawberries: May to June; Contact for hours and days. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Check our website and Facebook pages often for specials, events, coupons and more!. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.. No pets, smoking or alcohol allowed on the farm at any time. (UPDATED: May 17, 2017, JBS)  (UPDATED: January 30, 2015)(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, Tuesday thru Sunday, 9am to 4pm. Be sure to see their page for updates and changes. 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. ​Pick-Your-Own options vary by season. Starting with blueberries, the berry picking starts late May/early June and typically goes thru September. Peaches ripen in early June & Apples are in the Fall (Sept-Nov). To stay up-to-date on what is ripe for picking, please join our email list to receive our e-newsletters. You can also follow us on Facebook. 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.  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. (UPDATED: May 17, 2017, JBS) (UPDATED: February 25, 2013) (UPDATED: April 19, 2012) (ADDED: May 27, 2011)

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Local Honey Sources:

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.(ADDED: August 26, 2011, suggested by a visitor)

Orange County

  • Liberty Mills Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Honey (retail), Comb honey, Honey from hives on the farm, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours, group reservations
    9166 Liberty Mills Road, Somerset, VA 22972. Phone: 434-882-6293. Alternate Phone: 434-882-MAZE. Email: info@libertymillsfarm.com. Open: Seasonally, Tuesday, 3 pm to 5 pm; Thursday 3 pm to 6 pm; Saturday 12 pm to 3 pm or call for an appointment. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Honey updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: May to June; Contact for hours and days. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. No pets, smoking or alcohol allowed on the farm at any time. (UPDATED: January 30, 2015)
  • 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 Weddings, 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)

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 are available, 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)

Madison County

  • 5 Rider 's Farm -  Fresh eggs, Eggs (free range), Brown eggs, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions,farm animals
    3849 Twymans Mill Road, Orange, VA 22960. Phone: 540-672-7479. Email: Fiveriders@peoplepc.com. Open: 7 days a week from dawn till dusk. Directions: Route 15 Madison County to route 614 Twymans Mill Road down state route 1.3 miles farm on right. Payment: Cash, Check. Our Farm Stand has a fall garden replanted. We will have till frost tomatoes, green bean, several types of greens, cabbage, broccoli, lettuce turnips pumpkins, gourds. (UPDATED: September 15, 2015) (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)

Farm Bed And Breakfasts

Orange County


Wholesale Foods

Orange County

  • Liberty Mills Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Local delivery, some produce is sustainably grown, Preserves, jams, jellies, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours, group reservations
    9166 Liberty Mills Road, Somerset, VA 22972. Phone: 434-882-6293. Alternate Phone: 434-882-MAZE. Email: info@libertymillsfarm.com. Open: Seasonally, Tuesday, 3 pm to 5 pm; Thursday 3 pm to 6 pm; Saturday 12 pm to 3 pm or call for an appointment. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: May to June; Contact for hours and days. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. No pets, smoking or alcohol allowed on the farm at any time. (UPDATED: January 30, 2015)

 

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