Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia,
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 "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China,
as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.
Since 2002, I make updates daily (each farm as
changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
Remember to always check with the farm's own website or facebook
page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or
Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally
overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with
the farm directly before you go!
And if you know of any farms I missed and want to
add a farm, please let me know!
I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
please let me know!
What's in season in November 2018, and other timely information:
Notes for November 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears,
Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash ,
corn mazes and
are here. And there are still tomatoes, corn and other
vegetables in most areas. Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
See these pages to find a local
apple festival, and see our guide to
apple varieties (when they ripen, best uses), . Also picking tips, recipes, canning and freezing directions for
See our comprehensive list of
home canning, jam and jelly
making, 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 or outdated, please
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The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
- Faintingberry Farm - blueberries, blackberries,
raspberries, and occasionally strawberries
Tinkling Spring Rd,
Staunton, VA 24401. Phone: (540) 255-4174. We also breed, raise, and
sell Tennessee Fainting Goats. Open: call for hours. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions.
Middle River Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, pumpkins, strawberriesMiddle River Farms -
Uses integrated pest management practices, pumpkins,
strawberries, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area,
birthday parties, school tours
1744 Weyers Cave Road, Grottoes ,
VA 24442. Phone: 540-249-5430. Alternate Phone: 540-607-0851. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Strawberry Season: 7:30 am
through 7 pm or until picked out, Monday through Saturday.
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Mid May
through Mid June Pumpkins and Corn Maze: Mid September through
October 31. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment:
Cash, Check. (UPDATED: May 17, 2017, JBS)
Comments from a visitor on July 24, 2015: According to the
farm's website (and the locals), As of 4/22/15, they are no longer
continuing the strawberry portion of their business. They will be
operating (and expanding) their pumpkin portion of the farm instead.
Pebble Hall Wildflowers and Herbs- flowers, herbs/spices, lavenderPebble Hall Wildflowers and Herbs- flowers,
herbs/spices, lavender, U-pick and already picked
11 Pebble Hall
Lane, Weyers Cave, VA 24486. Phone: 540 421 7698. Alternate Phone:
540 234 0504. Email:
Ktourje @verzon.net. Open: Any daylight hours,Sunday to
Saturday, May 1 to October 31. Directions: Route 81 to Weyers Cave
exit. Take Route 256 to Weyers Cave. At light take Route 276 North
for one mile. Take right on Chapel Hill Lane. Take first right on
Pebble Hall Lane. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: May 17, 2017, JBS)
- Sunrise Orchard
218 Mt. Tabor Rd, Staunton, VA 24401. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: September until they are gone;
11 am to 6 pm. U-Pick apple orchard with speciality gifts & items.
As a Pick - your- own Apple Orchard, we take pride in offering the
best Apples that the season will allow. Weather has a lot to do with
our yearly crop. We are dedicated to serving the needs of our
customers each and every day. We have been serving the community for
over 18 years.
Troyer Nursery - strawberries,
Conner Rd, Waynesboro, VA 22980. Phone: 540-932-7363. Open: Monday -
Saturday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or till picked out; Closed on Sundays.
Directions: I64, exit 94, 340 south 1.5 miles, right on 933
(Conner Road ), go 2/10th mile turn left at Troyer Nursery sign on
blue gravel drive. Strawberries: Picking from approximately May 10th
to June 15th. Payment: Cash, Check. We open in May with Pick your
own strawberries, following with sweetcorn or other veggies. (UPDATED: May 17, 2017, JBS)
Comments from a visitor on May 19, 2011: "pick-your-own strawberries.
$1.69/lb , $2.19/lb already picked. no fungicides or herbicides
used. foliar fertilizers only. I saw where they had a couple acres
of corn just out of the ground. phone number is valid, I was just
there this morning 5/19/11, "
Wenger Grapes - table grapes (with seeds), porta-potties,
picnic area (bring your own food)
4094 Stuarts Draft Highway,
Waynesboro, VA 22980. Phone: (540) 943-4956. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Call for current hours.^ Open:
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
From the north or east: Take exit 94 on I-64 at Waynesboro. Turn
left/south onto Route 340/Stuarts Draft Highway. Go 2 miles, and our
farm is located on the right. From the south: Take exit 213 on
I-81/I-64 for Route 11 toward Route 340/Greenville. Turn right onto
Route 11 for 0.2 mi. Turn left/north onto Route 340 toward
Waynesboro. Go 10.2 miles, passing through the town of Stuarts
Draft, and the farm is on the left.
Click here for a map and directions. Grape season is Labor Day
through September;. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page. Pick-your-own and fresh-picked
September and early October. You and your family are invited
to visit our vineyards, learn how grapes are grown, and share in the
harvest.The majority of our grapes are the Concord and Niagara
varieties. We also have a few of the Mars, Delaware, and Moore Red
varieties. We supply grapes to local grocery stores, fruit stands,
and wineries. Grapes are available at the farm house for customers
who would like to pick their own (PYO), or choose from our selection
of already picked grapes. Harvest generally runs from late August
or early September, for 2 to 3 weeks. (UPDATED: September 16, 2018)
Church Hill Produce - blueberries, raspberries (Autumn,
red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (black), strawberries,
Church Hill Road, Doe Hill, VA 24433. Phone: 540-396-3639. Open:
Strawberry Season (May - June) - hours vary, check the answering
machine or Facebook; Saturdays On-Site - U Pick Berries (June to
September) 7am to 11am.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
From McDowell head north on Doe Hill Road; go five miles; take a left
onto Church Hill Road; the field is behind McKendree Chapel with the 8
foot fence. Payment: Cash, Check. In Operation for Five Years; a
family farm of 8 acres providing fresh, local produce to the Highland
County community via roadside stands, farmers' market and on-site
sales. Bulk ordering available. (UPDATED: September 17, 2018, JBS) (ADDED: July 09, 2015)
Broadway Berries - Uses natural growing practices, strawberries, U-pick and already
13812 South Sunset Drive, Broadway, VA 22815. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from
8 am to 2 pm; Thursday from 3 pm to 8 pm; Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm,
mid May to mid June. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but
are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. Please call before you come to
make sure we are not picked out. We offer both 'u-pick' and 'we-pick'
options. Please visit our farm in the Shenandoah Valley to have the fun
of a 'u-pick' or purchase some 'we-pick' quarts. We also offer
pre-picked quarts at the Harrisonburg Farmer's Market on Tuesdays and
Saturdays during the strawberry season. (UPDATED: May 17, 2017, JBS) (ADDED: May 30, 2015)
Comments from a visitor on June 02,
2012: "We actually just came back from picking strawberries at
Broadway Berries in Broadway, VA and loved it! It was easy to find,
friendly and helpful staff and we loved that they were organic
(pesticide free)! The strawberries were all good size and they had a
big selection. Their prices were $3/lb. and they give you containers,
baskets and boxes to use in the field and to carry home in. We got
their right when they opened (followed their Facebook page) and had no
trouble finding a spot or finding good strawberries (but there were
already at least 5 families there so definitely get there early!). We
had a great time!"
Hickory Hill Farm - blueberries,
Road, Keezletown, VA 22832. Phone: (540) 269-6251. Open: Early
June through mid July. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
We are open for pick your own blueberries several days a week
during June and July. Our weekly schedule varies depending on
the weather forecast and quantity of berries, so
check our website frequently for the latest updates!.
(ADDED: May 23, 2017)
Hilberts Strawberry Farm - strawberries (see the comments)
Nazarene Church Road, west of Dayton, VA. Phone: (540) 879-2595. Open: Call
ahead to see if the farm will be open on weekdays. Very busy on Saturdays;
be there by 8:00 am for good picking. Crop availability: Late May through mid-June. Call ahead to be sure
that they are picking. The Hilberts don't spray their plants in the spring, preferring to
trade a few weeds for strawberries you can eat straight out of the patch.Sometimes, pre-picked berries are
Comments from a visitor on June 02,
2012: Rained out in 2011. Picked out in 2012. No longer pick your
own - but they will have pre-picked strawberries again for 2013.
Comments from a visitor on May 10,
2010: "I just called the farm tonight and Hilberts are charging
$1.75 per pound for 2010. They didn't provide a price for pre-picked
berries, but those are available"
Hobbit Hill Farm - Certified
6460 Showalter Road, Mount
Crawford, VA 22841. Phone: (540) 234-9607. Email:
[email protected]. Open: We offer pick - your - own
USDA certified organic blueberries in season; We like to say
that our blueberries are sort of "beyond organic" since they are
only touched by rain and sunshine; We usually open for picking
in the middle of June and our season only lasts a few weeks!
Please check our website or Facebook page for picking updates
and to join our mailing list. Directions: .
Click here for a map and directions. We are certified
organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard,
Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: October 16,
- Hopkins Gap Produce - strawberries,
Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
3788 Hopkins Gap Road,
Rockingham VA 22802. Phone: 540 209-3867. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 7
pm; May 10 through June 10 (approximately). Directions: From
Harrisonburg: take Route 33 West 1.5 miles past Hinton. Turn
right on Whitmore Shop Road (Rt 613). Follow 4 miles to stop
sign. Turn left on Hopkins Gap Road (Rt 763). We are the first
driveway on the right in 1/4 miles.
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry season is
early May through early June;. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: May
Overlook Farms and Produce LLC - strawberries, Fresh
907 Dinkel Ave, Mt Crawford , VA 22841. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: 6:30 until usually 3 weeks May to
June. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (UPDATED: May 17, 2017, JBS)
(UPDATED: January 31, 2017) (ADDED: January 28, 2017)
Ratliff's Christmas Tree and Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
Ratliff Lane, Timberville, VA 22853. Phone: 540-896-8442. Alternate
Phone: 540-896-2431. Email:
. Open: Friday and Saturday from
9:00 am to 6:00 pm, July 1 thru August 1 for blueberries and
Thanksgiving to Christmas daily, 9:00 am to dark for Christmas
trees. Directions: 5 miles west of Timberville, Va.
Click here for a map and directions.
Payment: Cash, Check. In 2018 Blueberries were only $3.50 a
pound. We also have a limited amount of already picked berries
that we pick daily. They are $5.00 a pint. We are also setting
up at the Broadway Farmers Market with a limited supply of fresh
picked berries each Saturday. OUR BLUEBERRIES ARE ALL NATURAL
-NO CHEMICALS- NO SPRAYS.(UPDATED: September 17, 2018, JBS)
Ratliff's Pick your own blueberries - blueberries,
19101 Ratliff Lane, Timberville, VA 22853.
Phone: 540-896-2431. Email:
[email protected]. Open: July 1 to August 1 on Fridays
and Saturdays only 9:00am until 6:00pm. Directions: From
Harrisonburg follow route 42 north to Broadway Va. Stay on route
42 until you reach stop light. Turn left on route 259 west and
drive approximately 4 miles; turn right onto route 613/ north
mountain road at the big blueberry sign. Follow the signs to our
farm. July 1st through August 1st. Payment: Cash, Check. We are
also a pick your own christmas tree farm which is open November
1st through December 24th,7 days a week 9:00am until dark. s
well as selling Christmas Trees, Ratliff Tree Farm also has a
Pick-Your-Own Blueberry Farm. We have over 950 plants that have
the biggest and the best-tasting blueberries in the Shenandoah
Valley. In 2017, Blueberries are only $3.50 a pound.
(ADDED: July 10, 2016)
Ryan's Fruit Market - cherries
Mountain Road, Timberville, VA 22853. Phone: 540-896-2181. Open:
At Harrisonburg farm market or at our stand Monday to Friday
from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm. Also fresh
picked apples, peaches, vegetables,
seasonal cider and
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
(ADDED: September 17, 2018, JBS)
Showalter's Orchard and Greenhouse - apples,
strawberries, Honey from hives
on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)
17769 Honeyville Road, Timberville, VA 22853. Phone: 540-896-7582. Fax:
[email protected]. Open: Pick your own
apples, Saturdays Mid September through third Saturday in October.
Directions: From Route 42 north in Timberville, turn west on Orchard
Drive. Travel 2.6 miles. Turn right onto Honeyville Road. Follow the
signs to the top of the hill. Apple Harvest Celebration third Saturday
in October annually. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard,
Discover. We offer the opportunity to pick your fruit throughout
the harvest season, typically beginning in early August and
finishing up in late October. The apple varieties frequently
change as each type of apple ripens on the trees. Our pricing is
by volume (measured in bushels). You choose a measured bag in
denominations of 1/2 peck, peck, 1/2 bushel, and bushel. When
your bag is level full, you will have picked the given amount.
(UPDATED: May 17, 2017, JBS) (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from VAG)
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