Find a local pick your own farm here!

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operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 September 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for September 2018: Summer is here and that means Strawberry season is finishing and blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches are starting. Tomatoes, corn and other vegetables should be starting, too. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, Peach festival or a Blueberry festival. We have a guide to peach varieties here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for strawberries, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn etc.

See our comprehensive list of easy 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 write me!

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!

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

Augusta County

  • 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. Directions: 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 - apples
    218 Mt. Tabor Rd, Staunton, VA 24401. Phone: 540-886-5186. Email: [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,
    66 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)

Bath County

Church Hill Produce - blueberries, raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (black), strawberries,Harrisonburg City

Highland County

  • Church Hill Produce - blueberries, raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (black), strawberries,
    259 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)

Lexington City

Rockbridge County

Rockingham County

  • Broadway Berries - Uses natural growing practices, strawberries, U-pick and already pickedBroadway Berries - Uses natural growing practices, strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    13812 South Sunset Drive, Broadway, VA 22815. Phone: 540-208-2010. Email: [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,
    Happy Valley 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 available, too.
    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 Organic, blueberries,
    6460 Showalter Road, Mount Crawford, VA 22841. Phone: (540) 234-9607. Email: [email protected]. Open: Season begins around June 20 and lasts 2 to 3 weeks - Best time is usually at the beginning of the season; Please check our website or facebook page for daily picking updates in season. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (NOP, SQE)  (UPDATED: June 06, 2017) (UPDATED: May 15, 2017) (UPDATED: June 18, 2016)
  • 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 13, 2017)
  • Overlook Farms and Produce LLC - strawberries, Fresh eggs
    907 Dinkel Ave, Mt Crawford , VA 22841. Phone: 540-421-6913. Email: [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 -Ratliff's Christmas Tree and Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    19138 Ratliff Lane, Timberville, VA 22853. Phone: 540-896-8442. Alternate Phone: 540-896-2431. Email: Ratlifftreefarm.weebly.com . 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, school tours
    19101 Ratliff Lane, Timberville, VA 22853. Phone: 540-896-2431. Email: [email protected]. 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
    18651 North 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  apple butter. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (ADDED: September 17, 2018, JBS)
  • Showalter's Orchard and Greenhouse - apples, strawberries, 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: 540-896-9795. Email: [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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