Find a local pick your own farm here!

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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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 May 2017, and other timely information:

Notes for May 2017: The warm winter means strawberries will be EARLY this year! Move the dates ahead by 2 - 3 weeks on our state crop availability calendars for strawberries; see your state's calendar for more dates of upcoming crops. Blueberries have already started in FL and TX.

Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children: 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. 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!

the Eastern Shore U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Accomack County

  • Mason Beach Fruit Farm - blueberries,
    29113 Masons Beach Road, Hacks Neck, VA 23358. Phone: (757) 442-7287. Email: fosterjg@esva.net. 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."

Northampton County

  • Pickett's Harbor 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, only.
    (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 !!!"
    A visitor writes on August 30, 2013: "Love this farm! Choice of pick-your-own or already picked; check out their facebook page for up-to-date offerings."

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)


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