Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in the Eastern Shore? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in the Eastern Shore,
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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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!
What's in season in March 2017, and other
Notes for March 2017: The warm winter means
strawberries will be EARLY this year! Move the dates ahead by 2 - 3 weeks on our
croip calendar for strawberries. See your
crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. Stored
US apples are still available.
Easter will be April 16, 2017
- Farms, churches and schools have egg hunts!
See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!
Children's Consignment Sales
occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
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.
the Eastern Shore U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Mason Beach Fruit Farm - blueberries,
29113 Masons Beach Road, Hacks Neck, VA 23358. Phone: (757) 442-7287.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Wednesday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 PM,
beginning mid-June.. Directions: On the Eastern Shore, take Route 13 to
Keller, turn west onto Route 180 to Pungoteague. Turn right at Pungoteague
Post Office continuing on 180 west to Harborton General Store (3.1 miles).
Continue straight onto Route 631 following it to 633/631 Y (1.3 miles)
staying right on 631 to Hacks Neck proper (0.7 mile). Turn onto Mason Beach
Road (0.5 mile) with farm driveway on right. Click
here for a map. Due to frost and pest damage, in 2016, only blueberries
are "U-pick." They also grow blackberries, Peaches, apricots, plums, pears
and apples in season.Payment is on the "Honor System."
Call for ripening dates of specific fruit. Please bring your own packing
container. Some plastic bags and picking buckets are available.
The farm normally opens around late
June-- the exact date to be announced close to the date depending on the
ripening of the blackberries and apricots. Peaches
go quickly, Asian and European pears and apples come .(UPDATED: May 29,
2016, JBS) (UPDATE: JULY
10,2011) (UPDATE: June 27, 2011, by a visitor)
A visitor writes
on May 29, 2016: "Both Mason's Farm and the Picketts Harbor
farm are wonderful. I have been to both since returning to the shore 2003.
The only thing I wish they offered were some time available for Sunday
hours, even if it\'s only a window of 4 hours. The weekday and Saturday
hours just don\'t work for everyone. However the service and
vegetables/fruit coming from both of these places will lead you to never
want to buy either in a supermarket ever. Thank you !!!"
A visitor writes on
September 20, 2013: "We went to Mason Beach Fruit Farm on a sunny
September Friday afternoon in search of inexpensive apples for smoothies and
other recipes. The owners were instantly available, quite helpful, and very
gracious. They explained the differences in various apples, and even gave us
each a free sample. They also still had a few pears. We were able to get 30
pounds of seconds for only 50 cents a pound! We also got 25 pounds of very
fresh, wonderful "first" apples for only a dollar a pound! We are planning
on apple smoothies, apple pies, apple crumb pie, just plain apples .... The
Mutsu are huge and delicious. If you are headed up or down the Eastern
Shore, or just want an idea for a pleasant day trip from Virginia Beach,
please check out the Mason Beach Fruit Farm."
Farms - Strawberries,
3111 Pickett's Harbor Dr., Cape
Charles, VA 23310. Phone: 757-331-1610. Open: in season, from 10 AM to
6 PM (closed Sundays). Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash,
(UPDATED: May 29, 2016, JBS) (ADDED: August 30, 2013, suggested by a visitor)
A visitor writes on May 29, 2016: "Both
Mason\'s Farm and the Picketts Harbor farm are wonderful. I have been
to both since returning to the shore 2003. The only thing I wish they
offered were some time available for Sunday hours, even if it\'s only
a window of 4 hours. The weekday and Saturday hours just don\'t work
for everyone. However the service and vegetables/fruit coming from
both of these places will lead you to never want to buy either in a
supermarket ever. Thank you !!!"
visitor writes on August 30, 2013: "Love this farm! Choice of
pick-your-own or already picked; check out their facebook page for
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