Where in Southeastern Virginia, Including Richmond, Virginia Beach, Etc. to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: July 2014: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries tomatoes, corn and most vegetables are being picked in most places; strawberries are finishing or done; Peaches are in and early apples will start in late July. Find a local blueberry festival and blueberry picking tips here. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam! Make your own homemade strawberry ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

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Southeastern Virginia, Including Richmond, Virginia Beach, Etc. U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Amelia County

  • Rocky Branch Farm, Inc. - strawberries
    23350 Holly Farms Road, Jetersville, VA 23083. Phone: 804 561-5649. Open: 8 to 8, Monday-Saturday. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, peppers, sweet corn, lettuce, cabbage, collards, bedding plants, hanging baskets, and Rocky Branch Farm homemade jam. (ADDED: March 10, 2013, from VG)

Brunswick County

Chesapeake (City of)

  • Brookdale Farm & Market - Pick-your-own strawberries and May peas, pumpkins
    2133 Mount Pleasant Road, Chesapeake, VA. Phone: 757-721-0558. Email: brookdale.farm@cox.net. Directions: Located at 2133 Mount Pleasant Road, ¼ mile west of the former Bergey’s Dairy Farm. From Battlefield Boulevard in downtown Great Bridge, go east on Mount Pleasant Road (Virginia Route 165) approximately 5¾ miles. Look for sign on the right. From Virginia Beach Municipal Center area, go southwest on North Landing Road (Virginia Route 165). Crossing the Intracoastal Waterway , North Landing Road becomes Mount Pleasant Road. Continue approximately 3 miles from the drawbridge and look for sign on the left. Open:: Strawberry Season – (Please call first to confirm crop availability) 8 am to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday; 12 noon - 5 pm, Sunday. Sweet Corn Season – 10 am to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday; 12 noon - 5 pm, Sunday. Pumpkin Season (weekends only) 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday; 12 noon - 5 pm, Sunday. Special Comments: Clean, weed-free strawberry field. Pick-your-own containers available or bring your own. Children welcome (remember your camera!). No pets in the field, please. Toilets and hand washing facilities.  Homestyle jams and salsas season-long.  U-pick strawberries, peas and sugar snap peas: late April through early June. Summer farm market with sweet corn, tomatoes, melons, peaches, squash and more – mid-June through late August. U-pick pumpkins, also corn stalks, straw bales, and scarecrow making – October weekends.  Horse-drawn hayrides (fee) the second, third and fourth weekends in May and weekends in October.  (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from their VAG) (UPDATED: March 01, 2009)
  • Hickory Ridge Farm - pumpkins, strawberries, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2928 S. Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23322. Phone: 757-560-6763. Alternate Phone: 757-560-1354. Email: jrpx2@msn.com. Open: See our Facebook page for current hours. Or call.  Directions: Take the 168 Bypass heading toward the Outer Banks. Take the second Hillcrest Parkway Exit. Stay in your exit lane and follow down to S. Battlefield Blvd. Take a right on Battlefield, you will see Wa Wa on your right. From this point we are 2.5 miles heading south on the right hand side. When you see Hickory Ruritan Club you are getting close. Click here for a map and directions. U-pick/wholesale/pre-picked Strawberries May 3rd to June (depends upon weather when they end) U-pick/wholesale/pre-picked Pumpkins and fall activities from October 1 pm to October 31. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (UPDATED: April 17, 2014) (ADDED: January 28, 2013)
  • Lilley Farms and Nursery, Inc. - Strawberries
    2800 Tyre Neck Road, Chesapeake, VA 23321. Phone: 757-483-9880. Fax (757) 483-3245. E-mail: lilleyfarms@mindspring.com  Directions: From I-664, take exit 10 (Pughsville Road) and go east. Turn right onto Taylor Road. Turn left on Bruce Road. Once you make a left on Bruce Road you go up 2 lights. At the second light you make a right onto Tyre Neck Rd & your first left onto Bruce Road. The strawberry patch is directly on the right of Bruce Road. Open: Variable (usually daily) in season - CALL AHEAD.    (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from VAG)
  • Mount Pleasant Farms - bush beans, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, cukes, restrooms, gift shop, farm animals, tours of the operation
    2201 Mount Pleasant Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322. Phone: 757-482-0739. Email: info@mountpleasantfarms.com. Open: Tues-Sat 10-7 Sunday 12-5. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx . The vegetables are U-pick, the peaches are only already-picked (not PYO). . (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: May 24, 2013)
    A visitor writes on May 24, 2013: "You can feed the chickens. there is talk of having soap making classes. The people are friendly and their apples are great. PEACH season is almost here! "
  • Poor John's Farm - Strawberries
    914 Dominion Blvd. S, Chesapeake, VA 23323. Phone: 757 485-7743. Open: call for hours and availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pick -your-own and pre-picked strawberries. Other crops during the year include tomatoes, peppers, corn, butterbeans, green beans, okra, melons, cantaloupes, cucumbers, squash, onions, potatoes, eggplant, greens and pumpkins.  (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from VAG) (ADDED: March 10, 2013, from VG)

Charles City County

  • Barry's Berries and Jan's Jams - No pesticides are used, blackberries, blueberries, figs, picnic area (bring your own food)
    8200 W. Cool Hill Road, Providence Forge , VA 23140. Phone: 804-966-7357. Alternate Phone: 804-513-7044. Fax: 804-966-2690. Email: rosetre1@msn.com. Open: 7 days a week 7 am to 7 pm by appointment only call 804 966 7357 for appointment. Directions: exit interstate 64 south on Roxbury road (route 106) turn left on Barnetts road (route 609) turn left on west Cool Hill road (route 631) county left west off of sign and will not fix it. turn left into farm driveway 8200 west Cool Hill road. Rosetree Hill Farm Barry's Berries Jan's jams. Click here for a map and directions. call and check for what is ready to pick, or e mail and request to be emailed when different berries are ready to pick. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. We also have mulberries and wonderful homemade jams made by Jan's Jams. We have 20 different jams we make a few are seasonal the rest available all year. Call and see what we have to purchase now. (UPDATED: November 16, 2013) (ADDED: December 03, 2008)
  • Sandy Point Farm - Uses natural growing practices, pecans , U-pick and already picked
    17711 Sandy Point Road, Charles City, VA 23030. Phone: (757) 903-6820. Alternate Phone: (757) 645-8446. Email: sheffield213@hotmail.com. Open: Picking season runs November - January; Call ahead for directions, current pricing info and to insure that someone will be available to assist you!. Directions: Located 15 miles west of Williamsburg, Virginia off scenic Route 5 in Charles City County. Click here for a map and directions. November-January picking season. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Bring your own bags/boxes to carry home your bounty of tasty nuts! Our mature trees produce quality, large Stuart pecans that are perfect for baking, gift-giving, or nutricious snacking!. (ADDED: March 15, 2011) (UPDATED: October 27, 2011) (UPDATED: October 17, 2012)

Charlotte County

  • Bakers' Farm Fresh - strawberries
    3030 Fearstown Rd., Randolph, VA 23962. Phone: 434 542-5658. Pick your own and pre picked strawberries. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions.  (ADDED: March 10, 2013, from VG)

Chesterfield County

  • Boulevard Flower Gardens, The Farm - asparagus, pumpkins, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    2022 Ruffin Mill Road, Colonial Heights, VA 23834. Phone: 804-526-4000. Email: info@boulevardflowergardens.com. Directions: Take I-95, Ruffin Mill Road exit 58. Turn right at light. We are less than a mile on left. Open: Garden Center is open year round; Call or check web site for seasonal hours and availability.  Harvest hayrides, decorations and pumpkins: begin last Saturday in September. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 03, 2011)
  • Bright Hope Farm & Apiary - flowers,
    10425 Spring Run Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832. Phone: 804-822-0400. Email: brighthopechesterfield@gmail.com. Open: Early March through Early May; Weekdays: 8am to 6pm Weekends: 8am to 7pm. Directions: Near Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield County (southwest of Richmond, Virginia). Follow the large, yellow, oval signs to a driveway marked with a sky blue mailbox and a tulip banner. Follow driveway down the hill to the parking area near the field. Please do not park near the house (private residence). Click here for a map and directions. Tulips are available from early March through early May (weather depending); Be sure to call in advance. Payment: Cash, Check. Bring your camera to capture beautiful images of your family and friends walking through thousands of Tulip and Daffodil blooms. Cutting tools provided. Plastic sleeves with water are available for your convenience to easily carry your bouquets. Weekdays: honor pick and pay (cash/check only) Weekends: Farmers are onsite to assist you. Debit/Credit card payments accepted on weekends. (ADDED: August 13, 2013)
  • Chesterfield Berry Farm - blackberries, pumpkins, strawberries, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    20501 Skinquarter Road, Moseley, VA 23120. Phone: 804-739-9056. Alternate Phone: 804-739-3831. Email: info@chesterfieldberryfarm.com. Open: Strawberry season starts May 1: Hours will be 9:00am to 5:00pm daily. Directions: We are located on Hull Street Road/360, 6 1/2 miles west of Woodlake. Also, from 288 take the 360 west exit and we are 8 miles on the right hand side. Click here for a map and directions. Market opens mid March; Strawberry festival is May; Blackberry picking is July; Fall Harvest starts mid September. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.  (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from their VAG) (ADDED: March 01, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on June 10, 2012: "This farm is very expensive. Just to get into the farm, it costs $5/person. Can't even pick berries without paying this admission fee."
    Comments from a visitor on April 30, 2009: "My family with young children has really enjoyed this farms pick your own pumpkins and strawberries. I have been to many farms and think this was a top notch experience. Go on festival days if you enjoy activities for children."
  • Swift Creek Berry Farm - blueberries and vegetables
    17210 Genito Road, Moseley, VA 23120. Phone: (804) 739-2037. Email: kathy@swiftcreekberryfarm.com. Directions: From Richmond, take Route 60 or Powhite Parkway to Charter Colony Parkway. Turn left, go to Genito Road, turn right, go 4.5 miles and look for signs. Open: April through October. Call for hours and picking information.  Ask about our mums for your fundraiser.  Pick-your-own and fresh-picked blueberries and vegetables. Annuals, perennials and hanging baskets from our greenhouse in the spring. Mums, pansies and pumpkins in the fall. (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: April 21, 2010)

Cumberland County

Dinwiddie County

  • Adams Acres - strawberries, strawberries, blueberries, butter beans, all sorts of greens, including collards.
    29319 Ellington Road, Petersburg, VA 23805. Phone: 804-732-0696. Email: rta151@aol.com. Directions: From Petersburg: I-95 S to exit 41. Go N on 35, turn L on 605 and follow signs. Open: Monday to Friday from  8-6PM, Saturday from  8-2PM. They also have a stand with their own corn, tomatoes, eggplant, and much more.  (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from their VAGrown)  (UPDATED: May 03, 2011, by a visitor)
    Comments from a visitor on May 03, 2011: "We LOVE Adams Acres. Excellent picking for strawberries and blueberries. Best to use phone over internet to get in touch with them. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 17, 2009: "We went for the first time last Monday, and we will be regular customers! The produce was wonderful and fresh, the people friendly, and the pick your own blueberries were not only a great experience, but the best I've ever eaten! I can't imagine buying grocery store produce after eating Adams Acres food."
    Another visitor tells me "Adam's also has a sign up list- they will call you when certain produce is ready. It's great!! They also hand our recipes every year- at least with the strawberries. They have reliable hours (I'd check to see- they might be longer than what is listed above) and have time/produce updates on their answering machine."
  • Jarrett's Produce - beets, tomatoes, blueberries, blackberries, zucchini, squash, watermelon, okra, beans, cantaloupe, and more. 
    27317 Reams Drive, Petersburg, VA 23805. Phone (804) 861-3551. Cell (407) 579-6719. Call before you go! Directions: From 85 south take Squirrel Level Road exit, follow Halifax Road south (toward Richard Bland College) for about 8 miles. Take a right on 606. There may be a sign (a printed sign, not from above!). From 95 south take the Courtland exit, then north on 35, left on 605, 2 miles left again on 605, follow to Halifax Rd and take a right, take a quick left on 606. Click here for a map.
    A visitor writes: "Jarratt's is great- they have lots of fresh seasonal produce like blueberries, tomatoes, onions, watermelon, peppers, beans, various summer squash (yellow, zucchini, pattypans), etc."
    Comments from a visitor on July 10, 2008: "We visited Jarrett's today after getting the suggestion from this website. We had a great time! It looks small from the road, but you have to ride back to the orchards, vines, or bushes. We picked blueberries and blackberries. Nice people, and clean, family friendly fields with lots of juicey fruit! It was worth the trip!!! I would suggest directions from different points in Virginia. We found it easily using mapquest"
  • Westover Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, strawberries,
    21604 Westover Drive, McKenney, VA 23872. Phone: 540-718-0096. Alternate Phone: 804-895-4288. Email: timmiller@emypeople.net. Open: May 1 to June 5 for strawberries; 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: From I-85 take Exit 42. Go west 1 mile to stop sign on Route 1. Turn left (south) and go approximately 3/4 mile to Westover Drive on right. Our farm is the second driveway on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: May 1 to June 5. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: May 24, 2014)  (ADDED: February 13, 2014)

Franklin (City of)

  • Goose Hill Farm - Strawberries
    22090 Bethel Road, Franklin, VA 23851. Phone: 757 569-8453. Email: goosehillfarm@msn.com. Open: Hours and days vary; Please call ahead. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pick-your-own and fresh-picked strawberries and sweet corn.  (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from VAG) (ADDED: March 10, 2013, from VG)

Goochland County

  • Maidens Thornless Blackberries - blackberries
    2638 River Road West, Maidens, VA 23102. Phone: (804) 556-4164. Directions: Route 6, ½ mile east of intersection of Route 522 south and Route 6; or Route 6, 1 mile east of Goochland Courthouse; or Route 6, 17 miles west of Parham Road; or Route 6, 12 miles north of intersection of Route 60 and Route 522; or Route 6, 5 miles south of I-64 at Oilville interchange. Open: 7 am to sunset, Monday to Saturday; 1 pm to sunset, Sunday. Call before coming. Bring your own containers.
  • Newcastle Bee and Berry Farm - No pesticides are used, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties
    4900 Broadstreet Rd, Louisa, VA 23093. Phone: 804-385-7213. Alternate Phone: 540-246-6890. Email: Newcastlebeeandberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Will reopen April 2014 with Strawberries - UPDATE: August 30, 2013: The owner tells me they are closed until next season (2014), when their hours should be: Saturdays and Sundays 7AM to 730PM, weekdays 530PM to 730 PM and earlier by appointment. Directions: Midway between Richmond and Charlottesville VA, off of route 64 at Hadensville VA on route 250. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries April through May, Blackberries in July. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: May 30, 2013) (UPDATED: August 04, 2013) (UPDATED: August 30, 2013)

Greensville County

  • Skippers Berry Patch - strawberries
    17 Cedar Lane, Skippers, VA 23879. Phone: 434-634-4896. Open: Monday to Saturday from 8 am until 7 pm; closed Sunday; Call for current dates, hours and availability.  Directions: call for directions or see Google maps.  (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from VAG) (ADDED: June 1, 2013, by JBS)

Hampton (City of)

  • Wood's Orchards Farm Market  - Pick your own Strawberries, pumpkins, some U-pick peaches
    183 E. Mercury Blvd., Hampton, VA 23669. Phone: (757) 722-2873. Directions: Conveniently located at 183 E. Mercury Boulevard in the center of Hampton. Take I-64 to East Mercury Boulevard exit. Open: Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm , Pumpkin Patch also open Sunday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm (otherwise closed Sunday). Fresh-picked peaches on display (sometimes the peaches are pyo - call to ask!).. Full line of other fresh-picked Virginia produce available at our farm market which is open year round. Pick-your-own and fresh-picked peaches - 25 varieties, both clingstone and freestone, to fill all your needs (late June to early September). Also jams, jellies, cider, spring and fall decorations.  (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: May 10, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on June 26, 2011: "Lots of u-pick peaches, but you need to call/verify the week or so they do u-pick. These are not freestone peaches, have both yellow and white, but only yellow for u-pick when there. They provide containers and ladders. Nice people."
    Comments from a visitor on May 10, 2010: "My family and I went to Wood's Orchard in Hampton Va Saturday 5/8/10 after reading what another customer had wrote on this site about them. THEY WERE EXCELLENT!!! Friendly, great customer service. The berries are giant..bigger than the size of golf balls. On the tractor ride they tell you a little about the farm's history. It is family owned. There is an employee that stays in the field and comes by to "check" on you. Once back at the store, they bring you carts to take the berries to the counter. The plants are on top of plastic so they are not really dirty. My husband and I picked over 30 lbs in 30 minutes. Easy picking! Thanks for this site!!! Looking forward to going there for peaches soon."
    Comments from a visitor on May 02, 2010: "We visited Woods Orchard on May 1, 2010 to for the u-pick strawberries. They take you to the field on a hay ride, a short distance for a $2.00 per adult charge. The berries are $2.00 a lb but you use and keep their flats. The berries are big, juicy and smell delicious! The fields are beautiful and the plants are on plastic with no weeds, the berries are very, very easy to pick. We picked 18 lbs in about a half an hour. They said they would probably have berries for about 5-6 more weeks. "

Hanover County

  • Dodd's Acres Farm - strawberries
    4077 Market Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Phone: 804-781-0180. Directions: I-64 east to Highland Springs or I-295 to exit 31A (Cold Harbor). Bear right at Citgo station (Market Road). Bear left at Black Creek Country Store (still Market Road), about 1.25 miles on right. Open: Call for U-pick hours; We pick every day. Fresh produce at shed all the time when in season. We have more than 200 acres of vegetables. Pick-your-own and fresh-picked strawberries. Vegetables picked daily include Hanover tomatoes; summer squash, zucchini; cherry, grape and Roma tomatoes; tomatillas, bell peppers, 10 kinds of hot peppers; cantaloupes, watermelon; eggplant, access to sweet corn. Fall pumpkins, turnips, salad greens.  (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from VAG)  (UPDATED: May 05, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on May 01, 2011: "I went to Dodd's Acres Farm in Hanover last weekend- the strawberries were unbelievable- falling off the vine and huge!  Great prices too- friendly staff.  We have always enjoyed that farm"
  • The Farmhouse at Petticoat Lane - blackberries, fall raspberries
    15575 Tyler Station Road, Beaverdam, VA 23015. Phone: 804 449-1425. Email: farmhouse@petticoat-lane.com. Open: 9 am-7 pm, daily, during blackberry season. Other hours by appointment. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pick-your-own blackberries and limited quantity of fall raspberries. (ADDED: March 10, 2013, from VG)
  • Hanover Peaches - peaches, tomatoes, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    6012 Elfer Ridge Lane, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Phone: 804-221-5220. Alternate Phone: 804-402-3431. Email: hanoverpeaches@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 9am to 4pm, June 1 to September 1. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: January 16, 2014)
  • Quail Hill Orchard - Strawberries
    10537 Gould Hill Road, Hanover, VA 23069. Phone: 804 746-8688. Email: quailhill1@verizon.net. Open: during strawberry season; May & the first half of June from 8am to 7pm or until each day's harvest is picked (Call for up-dates).  Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pick-Your-Own Strawberries and a limited supply of veggies & asparagus. (ADDED: March 10, 2013, from VG)
  • Windy Knoll Farm - pumpkins and gourds, Christmas trees
    (804) 730-8733. Tom and Stephanie Hicks. 10094 Windy Knoll Drive, Mechanicsville, VA 23116. Directions: From 295 and Route 301, take exit 41A (Route 301 North) off 295. Go north on Route 301 (Chamberlayne Road) for 3 miles. Turn left at stoplight (Route 643) on New Ashcake Road. Go 1.5 miles to Windy Knoll Farm sign on left. Go 1 mile to pumpkin patch. (STOP, LOOK & LISTEN BEFORE CROSSING RR TRACKS on private drive.) Open: 9 am to 5 pm, Saturdays during the month of October and during the week for school groups. Wagon rides are provided to and from the pumpkin patch. Wholesale pumpkins available. Beginning Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas trees and related items are available.

Henrico County

  • Gallmeyer Farms The Berry Patch - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, fresh eggs, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    3622 Darbytown Ct., Richmond, VA 23231. Phone: (804)795-9979. Alternate Phone: (804)737-8023. Email: info@gallmeyerfarms.com. Open: 7 days a week 8am to 8pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are going to offer free daily hay rides. There will also be weekend pony rides (for a fee) to benefit Elko 4-H club. Pick your own and prepicked strawberries from early May until middle of June; Annual Strawberry Fields Festival; Fresh picked spring vegetables grown on this farm. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Annual Strawberry Fields Festival: Live music, good food, strawberry pickin', and lots of fun. Free admission.  Click here for our Facebook page  (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from VAG)  (UPDATED: March 31, 2013) (UPDATED: March 25, 2011) 
  • The Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, winter squash, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, fresh eggs, Honey from hives on the farm, and prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    4506 Millers Lane, Richmond, VA 23231. Phone: 804-222-2285. Directions: from richmond-I64 east to exit 195 Laburnam Avenue, turn right, go to first light, turn right on Gay Avenue, go 1/2 mile turn right on Millers Lane. YOU'RE HERE! And for a map to our farm, Click here. Open: October 1 till October 31 from 8 am till dark, 7 days a week. Pick your own pumpkins all October. Also,  hayrides, straw maze, romping pile fall decorations of all shapes, colors and sizes. Enjoy a day in the country listening to the roosters crow! Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.

Isle of Wight County

  • Oliver Farms, LLC - Strawberries
    18222 Longview Drive, Smithfield, VA 23430. Phone: 757 255-4563. Fax: 757 255-4563. Email: news@oliverproduce.com. Open: Please call ahead or check the website for availability of fresh produce or become a fan on Facebook. Strawberries (late April-May); sweet corn (late June-July), butterbeans, green beans, crowder peas, tomatoes and other summer goodies. Located on the family farm at the old country store, hours and days vary with weather and produce harvest. Customers are encouraged to check our website, facebook and/or send us an email to be on our news email blasts. We notify customers via email, Facebook and our office answering machine what is in season, ready for pickup and days of operation. By friending us on Facebook (Oliver Farms Produce - Smithfield, VA. ) or being on our newsletter lists, you allow us the opportunity to cater to the customers needs: by the pound, bushel or larger quantity. (ADDED: March 10, 2013, from VG)

James City County

  • Bush Neck Farm - Pick-your-own apples, blueberries, sweet corn, peaches, pumpkins.
    1502 Bush Neck Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Phone: (757) 258-0114. Directions: About 7 miles west of Williamsburg. At Lightfoot, next to the Outlet Mall, turn down Centerville Road, which is Route 614. Go 4.3 miles to Route 633, Jolly Pond Road. This road becomes Bush Neck Road, which dead-ends at the farm.  Open: Mid April to mid November; from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday to Saturday. Also, School tours May 1-November 10. Picnic area. (UPDATED: July 15, 2009)
    A visitor writes on July 29, 2013:
    "July 2013 - Went twice during blueberry season and was amazed at how many blueberries there were. It was a long drive, but beautiful and well worth it! Abundant blueberries for $2/lb. No crowds to deal with and had no encounters with wasps, etc. Already planning to go again next year! (James City, VA)"
    A visitor writes on July 03, 2013:
    "Me and my two young kids had a great experience today at bush neck! David was very nice and the fruit was beautiful. We picked and smacked on blueberries and peaches and enjoyed the singing birds and georgeous property! It was a long drive out there but well worth the trip! We will definitely be back :-)"
    Comments from a visitor on May 05, 2011:
    (positive) "My 11yr old daughter and I went to Bush Neck Farms in Williamsburg last year. We had a great time and was pleasantly surprised to find the owner was her retired elementary school principal. The owners were very nice and accommodating. The peaches were in abundance and sweet. I believe they have only white peaches. The peaches & blueberries were easy to pick in well maintained groves. The blueberries were at the end of their season, but we still found plenty to pick. Will definitely go back again."
    Comments from a visitor on May 01, 2011:
    (positive) "We have been going to Bush Neck Farms several times a summer for 8 years. The owners are wonderful- they have watched our children grow up and care about our family. They love what they do and how they do it. The location is stunningly beautiful and the peaches and blueberries are amazing. By far our favorite picking location! "
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2010:
    (positive) "I visit Bush Neck Farm with my family every year. We always enjoy the blueberries, apples, and peaches. The prices are reasonable, not outrageous, and the owners- while they don't always seem bubbly or excited to see you- are good people. The gentleman that owns the farm and spends most of the summer out in the heat has always been patient and pleasant when I have been there. I hope that future visitors are not so quick to judge. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 11, 2010:
    "The farm is a half-hour drive from Rte.60. I note that one former visitor used the term "crumudgeonly"(sic)to describe the owners of this farm. I think the actual term should be "curmudgeonly." I would use the simple term "grouches." Be forewarned: They only accept cash AND only checks from James City County, Williamsburg, Poquoson and Yorktown!? They were skeptical about allowing use of our own picking containers as well. Needless to say, we moved on without their berries. There are friendlier farms in the surrounding counties."
    Comments from a visitor on July 01, 2010: (positive) "Went blueberry picking on June 30th. Delicious and plentiful! Also picked yellow transparent apples for applesauce. "

Lunenburg County

Mecklenburg County

  • The Cabbage Farm - strawberries, farm stand
    1020 Regional Airport Road, Brodnax, VA 23920. Phone: 434 729-2111. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pick your own, Farm stand with pre-picked strawberries.  (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from VAG) (ADDED: March 10, 2013, from VG)

New Kent County

  • Couch's Corner Berries - asparagus, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries and strawberries
    8201 Poindexter Road, New Kent, VA 23124. Phone: 804 932-3169. Email: ninefingers37@verizon.net. Open: Friday - Wednesday (Closed Thursdays) Sun-up to Sun-down. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pick your own asparagus, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries and strawberries. Also available honey, beeswax candles and jams. Best to call first to check availability.  (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from their VAG) (ADDED: March 10, 2013, from VG)
    A visitor writes on July 03, 2014: "I went today with my children and we had a wonderful time. We picked a bucket of blue berries and a pint of raspberries. The farmer And his son were very nice, offering us water because it was hot and driving us to the best berry picking sections on their golf cart. We also bought yummy honey and farm made jelly. We'll go back again."
    A visitor writes on July 02, 2014: "Today we stopped at Couch's Corner Berries in New Kent, Virginia. We picked five pints of amazing, delicious raspberries! The prices are very reasonable, the berries healthy and plentiful, and Mr. Couch was very helpful, even giving us bottles of water when it got hot. He stated that he has quite a bit of honey, and described his beekeeping experience as well. We will be back! Couchs Corner is just a mile or two from the Providence Forge rest area off I-64 and very easy to find. "
  • Holly Fork Farm Produce & Pumpkin Patch - blackberries, pumpkins, raspberries (red), Honey from hives on the farm, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    4901 Holly Fork Road, Barhamsville, VA 23011. Phone: 804 366 6349. Alternate Phone: 757 566 0729. Email: hollyforkproduce@aol.com. Open: Tuesday thru Sunday open on Columbus day Monday closed all other Mondays. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: You can take 64 east to the West Point/Toano exit to get to us. We are about 5 minutes from the interstate, 45-50 minutes from Richmond, an hour from Virginia Beach and about 35 minutes from Newport News and Hampton Roads. Feel free to call if you need assistance. Click here for a map and directions. Our farm is seasonal and is not open year round; We harvest mid to late June until November 1st; Call or visit our web site for specific hours of operation. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We do out best to grow fresh veggies for you in the summer & provide a family friendly, relaxed pumpkin patch in the fall. We open the patch each year October 1st. We welcome groups of all types. We are handicapp and pet friendly too (leashes please). We offer a huge variety of pumpkins, gourds, corn stalk bundles, straw bales, mums, homemade jams, honey, homemade cakes, large game area, hay rides, pumpkin launching, pot bellied pigs, chickens, picnic area, & fun! It is worth the drive out to the country to come & see us. (ADDED: January 03, 2013)

Nottoway County

  • Blue Feather Farm - beans, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, melons, peas, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes,
    2276 Ridge Road, Blackstone, VA 23824. Phone: 804-926-1875. Email: bluefeatherfarm@yahoo.com. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in April through October. Open: Monday to Friday 10 am to 8 pm; Saturday 8 am to 8 pm; Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. Strawberries begin late April to early June; Spring produce includes peas, broccoli and spinach; Summer produce begins early June with corn, tomatoes, squash and more; Pumpkins, gourds and winter squash from September until Halloween. Payment: Cash, Check. Tomatoes and sweet corn available from June to mid-September, with bulk prices for canning. Many heirloom varieties all summer long with already picked items available each day. Fresh chicken and duck eggs available year round from pasture raised poultry.
  • Windmill Hill Farms - strawberries
    1553 Orchard Road, Burkeville, VA 23922. Phone: 434-767-4224Directions: Located between Rts 360 & 460 on Route 621 just outside of Burkeville near Burkes Tavern. Look for the signs. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Open: every day during season from 8 am to 8 pm Strawberries: Late April to Early June Payment: Cash, Check. We sell sweet potatoes in the Fall and some years pumpkins. (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from VAG)

Powhattan County

Prince Edward County

 Suffolk (City of)

  • Faith Farms - strawberries and berries.
    3259 Lake Prince Drive, Suffolk, VA 23434. Phone: 757 620-8677. Open: Monday - Saturday: 7am - 7pm; Closed on Sundays. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pick-Your-Own strawberries and berries.  (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from VAG)  (UPDATED: May 20, 2013) (ADDED: March 10, 2013, from VG)
  • Golden Eagle Alpaca Farm - Uses natural growing practices, asparagus, blackberries, blueberries, peaches, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, picnic area, farm animals, events at your location (call for info)
    2505 Pittmantown Rod, Suffolk, VA 23438. Phone: 757/438-2997. Alternate Phone: 757/484-2682. Fax: None. Email: john@goldeneaglealpacafarm.com. Open: Sunday from noon to 5pm; Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm; Please always call first before you drive out here, to be sure we have product to be picked. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We will be celebrating, Golden Eagle Farms 1st annual Alpaca Farm Days on Sunday September 29, 2013, from noon to 5PM. You will be able to feel how soft an alpaca really is. You may also lead a llama around a part of the farm, shop for alpaca clothing in our shop, and purchase produce from our stand. You may also walk around the farm and see the Guineas, chickens and ducks. (ADDED: September 08, 2013)
  • Greene's Strawberry Farm - Strawberries
    123 Raleigh Drive, Suffolk, VA. Phone: 757 620-8677. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pick your own and pre pick strawberries.  (ADDED: March 10, 2013, from VG)
  • Lilley Farms - strawberries, already-picked produce, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    2800 Tyre Neck Road, Chesapeake, VA 23321. Phone: 757-483-9880. Alternate Phone: 757-435-2085. Fax: 757-483-3245. Email: info@lilleyfarms.com. Directions: When heading North on I-664 from Chesapeake or South on I-664 from Hampton take Exit 9a/Route 17 North. Go approximately 3 miles. Pass Lancaster Farms on your right. Go up two lights. Make a left onto Bennett's Pasture Road at the Burger King. Our strawberry patch is located a little less than a mile on the right. OR If you prefer to take the James River Bridge to Suffolk please check out the following. Take James River Bridge South bound to Route 17. Turn right on Bennett's Pasture Road. Our strawberry patch is located a little less than a mile on the right. See this page for more directions. Click here for a map. Also Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in April, May, June. Open: Variable; open most days. Please call ahead to check. Strawberry seasonal hotline is 757-483-9880. Strawberries: late April to early June Payment: Cash, Check.  (UPDATED: May 18, 2009)
  • Erich's Eggs - Eggs, farm animals, school tours, family-run
    540 Dutch Road, Suffolk, VA 23437. Phone: 757-657-2476. Email: erich7@charter.net. Directions: Holland area of Suffolk, one mile off Holland Road (58 Business, in Holland) And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available all year. Open: Call first Payment: Cash, only. Fresh all natural Brown Eggs, Free Range

Surry County

  • College Run Farms - corn (sweet), pumpkins, strawberries, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, school tours, porta-potties
    Alliance Road, Surry, VA 23883. Phone: 757-294-3970. Email: CollegeRunFarms@aol.com. Directions: Located 2 miles from Chippokes State Park and 4 miles from the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October. Open: Hours vary by season. Always call ahead or check our website :) Strawberries: April and May (strawberry picking hours are Monday to - Friday: 7am-7pm; Saturday: 7am-7pm; Sunday: 7am-7pm, but Picking conditions vary with weather & customer turnout - Always call ahead :) Sweet Corn: Late June-August Butter Beans: Late July-August Pumpkins: Mid-September-October Payment: Cash, Check. School groups welcome by appointment. Picnic area available. Plenty of parking in rural atmosphere. Family owned and operated. Perfect for families seeking the simple pleasures of pick-your-own products. Containers provided for strawberries and corn. Call ahead orders welcome! Pick-your-own or freshly picked strawberries beginning in late April through May. Pick-your-own and freshly picked sweet corn, June and July. Pumpkins and fall decorations available September and October. Pick-Your-Own strawberries 2012 Pricing: $2.25 per quart, $8.50 per gallon. We provide the containers for you. Port-a-loos & an outside sink are available for your restroom needs. Pre-picked strawberries can be ordered by calling 24 hours in advance: quart - $3.50 gallon - $13.00.  (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from their VAG) (UPDATED: April 17, 2012, from their email / website) (UPDATED: September 13, 2009)
  • Drewry Farms - blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, organically grown strawberries
    541 Strawberry Lane, Wakefield, VA 23888. Phone: (757) 899-3636. Fax: (757) 899-8175. Email: michael_drewry@yahoo.com. Open: 7 am to until dark, Tuesday to Sunday; closed on Monday, approximately June 30-August 31. Directions: Located approximately 3.5 miles north of Wakefield on Route 31. Look for farm sign. 3 miles North of Wakefield, Virginia on Route 31. The blueberry picking season kicks off at our Blueberry Jam Festival on June 22st. We have been growing blueberries for over 20 years and thought is was time to evolve. In addition to our classic berries, we have many exciting new additions! Literally, Drewry Farms is growing by leaps and bounds. Last fall we planted 12,000 strawberry plants. We picked our first crop April 18 and sold them at the Smithfield Farmer's Market. Additionally, we have added hundreds of blackberry and raspberry vines for our u-pick operation. Click here for our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from VAG) (UPDATED: July 7, 2013, from their website)

 Virginia Beach (City of)

  • Apple Berry Manor - Blueberries
    2601 West Landing Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Phone: (757) 426-7390. E-mail: marilyndanner@juno.com. Directions: Eight miles from Virginia Beach Court House. South on West Neck Road at North Landing Road. Cross Indian River Road on West Neck Road. At fork, turn right onto West Landing Road and go one mile west on West Landing Road to 2601 West Landing Road. Open: Daily, starting after July 4th and usually continuing into August; Please call ahead for availability. (UPDATED: June 22, 2009)
  • Beatson's Blueberries - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, birthday parties
    1501 Gum Bridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23457. Phone: 757-401-7262. Open: Monday thru Saturday 8 til 6; Sunday 12 til 6. Directions: Head south on Princess Anne road in pungo. Look for Gum Bridge road on the left across from the Aviation museum.Stay straight for about 3 miles. go throught the intersection and in a 1/4 mile our stand is on the right!! see you there!!. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: July 15, 2013) (ADDED: April 10, 2012)
    Comments from a visitor on June 26, 2012: "Wnet here on sunday 6/24/12 and Beatsons Does not accept credit cards.... ONLY cash or check."
  • Blackwater Vineyards - grapes - several varieties of muscadine/ scuppernong (black and bronze).
    4280 Blackwater Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23457. Phone: (757) 421-9161. E-mail: y_baker@msn.com. Directions: From I-64, take Indian River Road east to North Landing Road. Turn right on North Landing, cross bridge and turn left on Fentress Airfield Road and left on Blackwater Road. Vineyard is 3.5 miles on left (approximately 13.8 miles from I-64). Open: 8 am to dark, Tuesday through Sunday. Picking season - September and October. Vineyard is well maintained. Plenty of parking. Free picking containers. Restroom available. Call for picking conditions.
  • Brookdale Farm & Market - Pick-your-own strawberries.
    2060 Vaughan Road, Virginia Beach, VA. Phone: 757-721-0558. Email: brookdale.farm@cox.net. Directions: South on Princess Anne Road from the Nimmo Church/Red Mill Commons area or east on Indian River Road to the stoplight in "downtown" Pungo (Princess Anne Road-Indian River Road intersection), then south on Princess Anne Road (Virginia Route 615) for 4 miles.  Or from the Municipal Center area, take West Neck Road south to its end, then turn right onto Princess Anne Road for 1.3 miles.  Our Farm Market (open during sweet corn season only) is on the left at the intersection of Princess Anne and Vaughan Roads.  Our u-pick strawberry field and pre-picked pumpkins are 1/4 mile west on Vaughan Road.   Open: Strawberry Season – (Please call first to confirm crop availability) 8 am to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday; 12 noon - 5 pm, Sunday.  Sweet Corn Season – 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday; 12 noon - 5 pm, Sunday. Pumpkin Season -- "Honor System" during daylight hours.  Special Comments: Clean, weed-free strawberry field. Pick-your-own containers available or bring your own. Children welcome (remember your camera!). No pets in the field, please. Toilets, hand washing facilities, and picnic area.  Watch our sheep, horses and donkey over the fence while strawberry picking.  Homestyle jams and salsas season-long.  U-pick strawberries: late April through early June.  Summer farm market with sweet corn, tomatoes, melons, peaches, squash and more – mid-June through late August.  Pre-picked pumpkins during October.  School field trips by reservation only:  April--"Where Our Food Begins," May--"Strawberry Tour," October through mid-November--"Fall Harvest Tour." (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from their VAG)  (UPDATED: March 01, 2009)
  • Cullipher Farm Market - Uses natural growing practices, flowers, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm
    1444 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Phone: (757) 721-7456. Email: cullfarm@msn.com. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in April, May, June. Open: Late April to early September, various hours. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.  (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from their VAG) (ADDED: March 15, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on June 26, 2011: "Great people, only organic strawberry patch in Va. Great berries, they are open early for organic strawberries, so get on their email list. Lots of other things also."
  • Flanagan Farm - pumpkins, strawberries, Turkeys, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, porta-potties
    Corner Of Princess Anne And N. Muddy Creek Roads, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Phone: 757-426-5585. Email: flanagan_farm@msn.com. Open: Strawberries: Late April to early June 7am to 7pm everyday. Directions: One half a mile South of the Pungo stoplight on the corner of Princess Anne and N. Muddy Creek Roads. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from VAG) (UPDATED: October 06, 2012)(ADDED: May 11, 2008)
  • The Flip Flop Farmer - strawberries
    3244 New Bridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Phone: 757 426-9908. Open: 7 am-7 pm, Monday-Saturday; 8 am-6 pm, Sunday. Directions: Click here for a map and directions.  Pick-your-own and pre-picked strawberries. Other crops during the year include sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, potatoes, cantaloupes, watermelons, blackberries, and snap beans.  (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from VAG) (ADDED: March 10, 2013, from VG)
  • Henley Farm and Henley Farm Market - Strawberries, blackberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, potatoes, beans, pumpkins, collards, Christmas trees.
    3513 Charity Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Phone:  (757) 426-7501; FAX (757) 426-0072. Directions: East on Indian River Road to Muddy Creek Road. Turn left, go ¼ mile, turn right on Charity Neck Road. Farm 1 mile. Open: 7 am to 7 pm, daily, spring and summer; 9 am to 5 pm, daily fall and winter. Pick your own at our farm or buy already picked at our market in downtown Pungo. Hayrides, too!  (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from VAG)
    Comments from a visitor on July 09, 2011:
    "Tons of huge, sweet, thornless black berries. Corn, oh yeah! Good times, good people."
    Comments from a visitor on June 26, 2011: ""This place also has u-pick broccoli, cabbage, May peas, Romaine lettuce too. Great place, couldn't say enough about them and the availability of picking
    Comments from a visitor on May 10, 2009:
    "I have been going to Henleys for 20 years and it is a family run farm and they are all very friendly and caring and if you ever get the opportunity to meet any of them you will know what I mean especially the older Mrs. Henley very sweet old lady just like her husband not saying that Stormy isnt sweet but Mrs Henley has a few years on her.LOL. Make sure you go all the way down to the farm and not just to the farm stand Not saying the farm stand isnt good but the extra mile is well worth the trip for the harvest. All year long if they have a growing season for something they have it growing. Hours are always subject to change to call first.. They take most form of payment including credit cards. They have portajohns for those emergency stops. In the fall they have a hayride to the pumpkin patch and on mother's day they have hanging flowers at reasonable prices for gifts. You can also buy some bedding plants or veggie plants for your own garden. "
  • Horsley's Blackwater Farm - pecans
    3169 Land of Promise Road, Virginia Beach, VA. Phone: (757) 421-3625. Open: from 9 am to 5 pm on Monday through Saturday . in 2008, Pecans sell for $2 a pound.
  • Hunt Club Farm - tomatoes, peppers, etc
    2400 London Bridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Phone: (757) 427-9520; FAX (757) 427-2119. Directions: Take I-64 to 264 east to Virginia Beach. Exit Birdneck Road. Turn right at traffic light onto Birdneck Road, go 3 miles and turn right onto General Booth Blvd. Go 4 miles and turn right onto London Bridge Road. Hunt Club Farm is ¼ mile on the right. Open: 9 am to 6 p.m. (seasonally until 9 pm), daily, April- December. Petting farm, educational field trips, corn maze, Harvest Festival and haunted hayride. Fresh-picked sweet corn, tomatoes, peaches, melons, and pumpkins. Bedding plants, hanging baskets, and Christmas trees also available.
  • Lilley Farms and Nursery, Inc. - Pick-your-own and fresh-picked strawberries.
    2800 Tyre Neck Road, Chesapeake, VA 23321. Phone: 757-484-3448. FAX: 757-483-3245. Email: info@lilleyfarms.com. Directions: From I-664, take exit 10 (Pughsville Road) and go east. Turn right onto Taylor Road. Turn left on Bruce Road. Strawberry fields on left. open: Variable (usually daily) – CALL AHEAD.
  • Pungo Blueberries, Etc.  - thornless blackberries and blueberries
    3477 Muddy Creek Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Phone: (757) 721-7434 (Phone & FAX). E-mail: jrbj01@direcway.com. Directions: South on Princess Anne Road from Nimmo Church or from I-64 east on Indian River Road (about 13 miles) to stoplight at Pungo intersection. East on Indian River Road to Muddy Creek Road. Left on Muddy Creek Road for 1.5 miles. Look for sign on right. Open: 7 AM to 7 PM Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.  Closed Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Free recipes. Drinking/washing water. Restroom. Children welcome, if supervised. Close to public ocean beaches. Assistance to handicapped. No pets please. Call for picking conditions. Pick-your-own July through August. Pre-picked berries by ordering in advance. Also cut flowers, homemade jams, syrups, vinegars and elephant garlic.
    Comments from a visitor on June 27, 2011: "Opened on June 27, 2011. Great place, great prices."
  • Pungo Produce - asparagus, strawberries, and prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    1585 N. Muddy Creek Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Phone: 757-426-3276. Email: pungoproduce@cox.net. Directions: From stoplight in Downtown Pungo, turn left (east) pass Pungo Fish House, heading east on Indian River Road until it ends, at T-intersection of Indian River Road and N. Muddy Creek Road, you'll be facing the farm, you'll see signs on fencing. >From Indian River Road heading east, proceed through stoplight cross over Princess Anne Road, follow Indian River until it ends, farm at T-Intersection of I.R. and N. Muddy Creek Road. >From Sandbridge, proceed west on Sandbridge Road, turn left on New Bridge Road, follow til it ends, go left on Indian River Road til it ends, you'll be facing farm. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in April, May, June. Open: Monday to Saturday 730am to 7pm, Sunday 730 to 5pm. Upick and pre-picked strawberries late April, to early June. Fresh asparagus. Payment: Cash, Check. Containers provided or you can bring your own. Plenty of parking. School trips available.
  • Salem Berry Farm - Strawberries
    1763 Salem Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Phone: 757 818-3156. Email: salemberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: call or email for hours and availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pick-Your-Own Strawberries. Other fresh fruits and vegetables are available at these locations throughout the season. (ADDED: March 10, 2013, from VG)
  • Skipper Farms - Uses natural growing practices, pumpkins, strawberries, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, farm animals, school tours
    3640 Dam Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23453. Phone: 757-368-0355. Email: skip1418@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Directions: see web site. Click here for a map and directions. Open for Christmas trees from Thanksgiving until Christmas eve. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, SFMNP Vouchers. (ADDED: November 26, 2009)
  • Vaughan Farm's Produce - Uses natural growing practices, strawberries, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    1258 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23457. Phone: 757-615-4888. Email: vaughanfarmsproduce@yahoo.com. Open: Everyday 8 am to around 6pm, call 6154888 to check if open on rainy days. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: end of April to early June, Sweet Corn: June to August, Other crops: see website, Feel free to call 6154888 to check availability. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Check out our website or call for specials and questions. Thank you!.  (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from VAG) (ADDED: May 17, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on June 26, 2011: "This place is wonderful! Kale, Swiss chard, dill, lots of different things to pick and the people are outstanding. You get personal attention from them."

Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Chesapeake (City of)

  • Bergey's Breadbasket - Uses natural growing practices, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, onions, peppers, summer squash, tomatoes, Fresh eggs, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    2207 Mount Pleasant Road, Chesapeake , VA 23322. Phone: 757-546-9225. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: August 03, 2009)
  • Hickory Ridge Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown, some produce is sustainably grown, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, apples, asparagus, beans, blueberries, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, figs, melons, onions, peas, peaches, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2928 S. Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23322. Phone: 757-560-6763. Alternate Phone: 757-560-1354. Email: jrpx2@msn.com. Open: See our Facebook page for current hours, Or call. Directions: Take the 168 Bypass heading toward the Outer Banks. Take the second Hillcrest Parkway Exit. Stay in your exit lane and follow down to S. Battlefield Blvd. Take a right on Battlefield, you will see Wa Wa on your right. From this point we are 2.5 miles heading south on the right hand side. When you see Hickory Ruritan Club you are getting close. Click here for a map and directions. U-pick/wholesale/pre-picked Strawberries May 3rd to June (depends upon weather when they end) U-pick/wholesale/pre-picked Pumpkins and fall activities from October 1 pm to October 31. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (UPDATED: April 17, 2014) (UPDATED: August 09, 2013) (ADDED: January 28, 2013)

Chesterfield County

  • Chesterfield Berry Farm - Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    20501 Skinquarter Road, Moseley, VA 23120. Phone: 804-739-9056. Alternate Phone: 804-739-3831. Email: info@chesterfieldberryfarm.com. Open: s March 12, 2010: Hours will be 9:00am to 6:00pm daily. Directions: We are located on Hull Street Road/360, 6 1/2 miles west of Woodlake. Also, from 288 take the 360 west exit and we are 8 miles on the right hand side. Click here for a map and directions. Market opens March 12, 2010; Strawberry festival is May 1 and 2, 2010; Blackberry picking is July; Fall Harvest starts September 18, 2010. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: March 01, 2010)
  • Skinquarter Farm Market - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Preserves, jams, jellies, winter squash, porta-potties
    20800 Hull Street Road, Moseley, VA 23120. Phone: 804-739-9056. Email: info@skinquarterfarmmarket.com. Open: Daily from Mid - March until December 24, from 9am to 6pm; Extended hours during summer months. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. We raise strawberries, tomatoes, corn, squash, cucumbers, snaps, beets, carrots, watermelons, cantaloupes, eggplants, okra, spring onions, and a large variety of peppers. (ADDED: August 29, 2012)

Dinwiddie County

  • Westover Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs,
    21604 Westover Drive, Mckenney, VA 23872. Phone: 540-718-0096. Alternate Phone: 804-895-4288. Email: timmiller@emypeople.net. Open: Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm; Closed Sundays; April 1 to October 31. Directions: From I-85 take Exit 42. Go west 1 mile to stop sign on Route 1. Turn left (south) and go approximately 3/4 mile to Westover Drive on right. Our farm is the second driveway on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: May 1 to June 5. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. We have a High Tunnel so we may have what you are looking for out of season. (UPDATED: May 24, 2014)  (ADDED: February 13, 2014)

Goochland County

  • Brookview Farm - Eggs
    854 Dover Road, Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103. Phone: (804) 784-3131; FAX (804) 784-COWS (2697). E-mail: bviewfarm@aol.com. Directions: 20 minutes west of Richmond on Route 6. Turn right on Route 642. Farm is ¼ mile on left.
    Open: 9 am to 1 pm, first Saturday of each month - April -November.  We also provide farm services, including lime, seeding, hay and pasture renovation. VaLean beef; Omega-3 free-range chicken eggs; freshly ground whole wheat flour; vegetables, herbs, and flowers.
    Comments from a visitor on September 05, 2009: "The farm still sells eggs, it just doesn't have the chickens on site for the children to gather from the nests. Their next door farm neighbor now provides the chickens. They do have great, docile cows that enjoy people and are gentle with the kids. My 2 and 7 year old loved them! (UPDATED: September 05, 2009)

Hanover County

  • Hanover Peaches - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, Uncovered outdoor market, peaches, tomatoes, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    6012 Elfer Ridge Lane, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Phone: 804-221-5220. Alternate Phone: 804-402-3431. Email: hanoverpeaches@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 9am to 4pm, June 1 to September 1. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: January 16, 2014)

Henrico County

  • Gallmeyer Farms The Berry Patch - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Fresh local eggs, beets, flowers, onions, peas, strawberries, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    3622 Darbytown Ct., Richmond, VA 23231. Phone: (804)795-9979. Alternate Phone: (804)737-8023. Email: info@gallmeyerfarms.com. Open: 7 days a week 8am to 8pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pick your own and prepicked strawberries from early May until middle of June; Annual Strawberry Fields Festival; Fresh picked spring vegetables grown on this farm. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Annual Strawberry Fields Festival: Live music, good food, strawberry pickin', and lots of fun. Free admission. spinach, kale, radish. Click here for our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: April 13, 2010) (UPDATED: March 31, 2013)
  • The Veggie Stand - Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, beans, corn (sweet), flowers, peas, summer squash, tomatoes, fresh eggs, other vegetables, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    4506 Millers Lane, Richmond, VA 23231. Phone: 804-222-2285. Email: info@gallmeyerfarms.com. Open: Seven days a week, from 9 am to 7 pm; Season last from mid - June to October 31. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Our carefully selected varieties are grown on-site, where customers can see the vegetables being picked fresh from the fields. Of special interest to many of our vegetable loving customers, farm fresh produce has a nutritional advantage over other produce which is commonly shipped and stored. At Gallmeyer Farms, all of our carefully selected produce varieties pass stringent taste and quality testing, so we can offer quality fresh vegetables—with no transit time. (ADDED: March 25, 2011)

James City County

  • Smitty's Produce - seasonal local produce
    947 Pheasant Run, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Phone: 757-592-8175.
    Comments from a visitor on September 23, 2010: "Hello. I saw that you have a list of farmers market's and farms, as well as fruit stands. I went through them and saw the one I go to is not on the list. I live in Williamsburg, VA. The fruit/vegetable stand sells only in season items, from their farm. Right now they have the most amazing pumpkins, apples, squashes and potatoes! I actually used their pumpkins and your recipe to make a wonderful pie! It's called 'Smitty's Produce', and it's a decent sized stand right outside of their house under tents, but it has amazing stuff. It's right on Centerville road. Coming from the outlet malls, it's on your right hand side, before you get to the school. They are usually open from 8 am - 4 pm on weekdays, and as most stands, closed for the winter but open in spring through fall. They're stuff is so good, even though I work at Walmart, I buy ALL my produce and fruits from them instead of where I work everyday."

New Kent County

  • Holly Fork Farm Produce & Pumpkin Patch - Farm market, not located on the farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, blackberries, cucumbers, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (Spring, red), summer squash, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    4901 Holly Fork Road, Barhamsville, VA 23011. Phone: 804 366 6349. Alternate Phone: 757 566 0729. Email: hollyforkproduce@aol.com. Open: we attend the mathews farmers market the west point farmerms market ( those are both on Saturdays and the citizens and farmers market in west point on Thursdays you May also come to get produce at the farm but please call us first. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: You can take 64 east to the West Point/Toano exit to get to us. We are about 5 minutes from the interstate, 45-50 minutes from Richmond, an hour from Virginia Beach and about 35 minutes from Newport News and Hampton Roads. Search our address 4901 Holly Fork Road, Barahmsville, Va 23011 Feel free to call if you need assistance. Click here for a map and directions. Our farm is seasonal and is not open year round; We harvest mid to late June until November 1st; Call or visit our web site for specific hours of operation. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We do out best to grow fresh veggies for you in the summer & provide a family friendly, relaxed pumpkin patch in the fall. We open the patch each year October 1st. We welcome groups of all types. We are handicapp and pet friendly too (leashes please). We offer a huge variety of pumpkins, gourds, corn stalk bundles, straw bales, mums, homemade jams, honey, homemade cakes, large game area, hay rides, pumpkin launching, pot bellied pigs, chickens, picnic area, & fun! It is worth the drive out to the country to come & see us. (ADDED: January 03, 2013)

 Virginia Beach (City of)

  • Beatson's Blue Berries - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, all produce is certified organically grown, Covered outdoor market, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties
    1501 Gum Bridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23457. Phone: 4017262. Email: beatsonb@cox.mail. Open: Monday - Sunday 7:45 pm to 5:30. Directions: Head south on Princess Anne road in pungo. Look for Gum Bridge road on the left across from the Aviation museum.Stay straight for about 3 miles. go throught the intersection and in a 1/4 mile our stand is on the right!! see you there!!. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Beatson's Blue Berries Grand opening Coming this June!. (ADDED: April 12, 2012)
  • Bright's Christmas Trees and Produce - Garden stand on a residence (which is NOT on a farm), all produce is sustainably grown, apples, beans, beets, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, figs, flowers, melons, onions, peas, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    643 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23457. Phone: 757-426-7832. Alternate Phone: 757-353-2914. Email: jwafb1964@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, from daylight to dark for the seasonal vegetables. Directions: 8 miles south of Pungo stoplight (intersection of Indian River Road and Princess Anne Road) on Princess Anne Road. Payment: Cash, Check. butter beans (baby limas), hanover salad, collards, turnips, rutabagas,cabbage. (UPDATED: October 20, 2011)

 Williamsburg (City of)

  • Williamsburg Farmers Market - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown, some produce is sustainably grown, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Uncovered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, farm animals, events at your location (call for info)
    402 W. Duke Of Gloucester Street Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Phone: 757-259-3768. Fax: 757-259-8064. Email: loliver@williamsburgva.gov. Open: Every Saturday, April through October, from 8 am to 12 pm; Every Tuesday, June through August, from 10 am to 2 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From I-6: Exit 238 (Camp Peary), from Richmond turn right onto Route 143, and from Newport News turn left on to Route 143. Take a right at the second traffic signal onto Route 132 (N. Henry Street). Market is held on Duke of Gloucester street between Henry and Boundary Streets. From Route 199: Turn onto S. Henry Street (Route 132) at stoplight. Market is held on Duke of Gloucester street between Henry and Boundary Streets. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Many Virginia's Finest Certified vendors and Certified Organic Vendors. More than 35 vendors total. Also have honey, cut flowers, peanuts, artisan chocolates, handmade goat's milk soaps, potted plants, bonsai trees, sheep's milk cheese, grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, bison, goat, lamb, meat rubs, fruit dip mixes, crabmeat, oysters, clams, fresh fish, pre-fabricated gardens, ethnic baked goods and knife sharpening service. (ADDED: May 21, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on June 18, 2011: "We just visited the Williamsburg Farmer's Market recently and were very disappointed. A handful of the vendors did have in-season produce, there were several jam/jelly/pie vendors, and one honey vendor. What we did not like was the lack of customer service amongst most of the vendors. There was the sense that the customer owed them something and this was consistent throughout. The prices of the local goods were outrageous, especially considering that many of the vendors sell at other markets throughout the week for significantly less. A few of the tried to over-charge for clearly marked items, and one tried to short-change us by $2o. If you want to shop locally in this area, there are several smaller markets that really do appeal to the customer and operate fair and honest businesses
    Comments from a visitor on June 25, 2010: "We thought this would be an excellent spot to pick up fresh produce and sweets, only to find out quite the opposite. We found many out-of-season items being sold in June. For example, we found broccoli and lettuce (not from a greenhouse) sold just this past week, June 19, and one of the stands told us they sold out of peaches just two weeks ago. My husband and I looked at each other with wonder, since both raised on agriculture farms here in Virginia, we both know peaches do not come out till early July at best and broccoli is long gone in mid June with the heat. Very disappointing visit and not worth our drive there whatsoever."

Local Honey Sources:

Chesapeake (City of)

  • Hickory Ridge Farm - Honey (retail), porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2928 S. Battleifield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23322. Phone: 757-560-6763. Alternate Phone: 757-560-1354. Email: jrpx2@msn.com. Open: See our Facebook page for current hours, Or call. Directions: Take the 168 Bypass heading toward the Outer Banks. Take the second Hillcrest Parkway Exit. Stay in your exit lane and follow down to S. Battlefield Blvd. Take a right on Battlefield, you will see Wa Wa on your right. From this point we are 2.5 miles heading south on the right hand side. When you see Hickory Ruritan Club you are getting close. Click here for a map and directions. U-pick/wholesale/pre-picked Strawberries May 3rd to June (depends upon weather when they end) U-pick/wholesale/pre-picked Pumpkins and fall activities from October 1 pm to October 31. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (UPDATED: April 17, 2014)  (UPDATED: August 09, 2013) (ADDED: January 28, 2013)

Chesterfield County

  • Chesterfield Berry Farm - Honey (retail), snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    20501 Skinquarter Road, Moseley, VA 23120. Phone: 804-739-9056. Alternate Phone: 804-739-3831. Email: info@chesterfieldberryfarm.com. Open: Located in our Farm Market which opens March 12, 2010: hours will be 9:00am to 6:00pm. Directions: We are located on Hull Street Road/360, 6 1/2 miles west of Woodlake. Also, from 288 take the 360 west exit and we are 8 miles on the right hand side. Click here for a map and directions. Market opens March 12, 2010; Strawberry festival is May 1 and 2, 2010; Blackberry picking is July; Fall Harvest starts September 18, 2010. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: March 01, 2010)
  • Skinquarter Farm Market - Honey (retail), porta-potties
    20800 Hull Street Road, Moseley, VA 23120. Phone: 804-739-9056. Email: info@skinquarterfarmmarket.com. Open: Daily from Mid - March until December 24, from 9am to 6pm; Extended hours during summer months. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 29, 2012)

Goochland County

  • Newcastle Bee and Berry Farm - No pesticides are used, Honey (retail), Raw honeys, Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties
    4900 Broadstreet Rd, Louisa, VA 23093. Phone: 804-385-7213. Alternate Phone: 540-246-6890. Email: Newcastlebeeandberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Saturdays and Sundays 7AM to 730PM, weekdays 530PM to 730 PM and earlier by appointment; April to August. Directions: Midway between Richmond and Charlottesville VA, off of route 64 at Hadensville VA on route 250. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries April through May, Blackberries in July. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: May 30, 2013) (UPDATED: August 04, 2013)

Henrico County

  • Gallmeyer Farms The Berry Patch - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Honey (retail), Buckwheat honey, Clover honey, Wildflower honey, Raw honeys, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    3622 Darbytown Ct., Richmond, VA 23231. Phone: (804)795-9979. Alternate Phone: (804)737-8023. Email: info@gallmeyerfarms.com. Open: 7 days a week 8am to 8pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pick your own and prepicked strawberries from early May until middle of June; Annual Strawberry Fields Festival; Fresh picked spring vegetables grown on this farm. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Annual Strawberry Fields Festival: Live music, good food, strawberry pickin', and lots of fun. Free admission. Click here for our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: April 13, 2010) (UPDATED: March 31, 2013)

Mecklenburg County

  • Mighty Oaks Farm - Honey (retail), Wildflower honey, Raw honeys, Strained honey, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    3290 Sullivan Road, Boydton, VA 23917. Phone: 434-374-5103. Email: ssmeester@yahoo.com. Open: Eggs, Honey, and Goat milk soap can be purchased at the farm anytime; It's best to call ahead and make sure we are here; Free farm tours are available year round, please call to arrange a time. Directions: Mighty Oaks Farm is located just off of Highway 58 between Clarksville and Boydton, VA. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: July 30, 2013)

New Kent County

  • Holly Fork Farm Produce & Pumpkin Patch - Honey (retail), Honey from hives on the farm, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    4901 Holly Fork Road, Barhamsville, VA 23011. Phone: 804 366 6349. Alternate Phone: 757 566 0729. Email: hollyforkproduce@aol.com. Open: Tuesday thru Sunday open on columbus day Monday closed all other Mondays. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: You can take 64 east to the West Point/Toano exit to get to us. We are about 5 minutes from the interstate, 45-50 minutes from Richmond, an hour from Virginia Beach and about 35 minutes from Newport News and Hampton Roads. Search our address 4901 Holly Fork Road, Barahmsville, Va 23011 Feel free to call if you need assistance. Click here for a map and directions. Our farm is seasonal and is not open year round; We harvest mid to late June until November 1st; Call or visit our web site for specific hours of operation. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We do out best to grow fresh veggies for you in the summer & provide a family friendly, relaxed pumpkin patch in the fall. We open the patch each year October 1st. We welcome groups of all types. We are handicapp and pet friendly too (leashes please). We offer a huge variety of pumpkins, gourds, corn stalk bundles, straw bales, mums, homemade jams, honey, homemade cakes, large game area, hay rides, pumpkin launching, pot bellied pigs, chickens, picnic area, & fun! It is worth the drive out to the country to come & see us. (ADDED: January 03, 2013)

 Virginia Beach (City of)

  • Vaughan Farm's Produce - Uses natural growing practices, Wildflower honey, Raw honeys, Other honey products, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    1258 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23457. Phone: 757-615-4888. Email: vaughanfarmsproduce@yahoo.com. Open: Everyday 8 am to around 6pm, call 6154888 to check if open on rainy days. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Honey updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: end of April to early June, Sweet Corn: June to August, Other crops: see website, Feel free to call 6154888 to check availability. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Check out our website or call for specials and questions. Thank you!. We also have May Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, Cherry Tomatoes, and select varieties of Peppers available for U-Pick, depending on the season. In addition to raw honey, we have jars of honey-filled candies, which make cute little gifts. We also have honey sticks, which come in a variety of different flavors such as Apple, Blueberry, Blackberry, Watermelon, Strawberry, Root Beer, Cherry, Grape, and Raspberry. (ADDED: May 17, 2010)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Chesapeake (City of)

  • Spellbound Facility - 100% Corn fed duck, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, No pets please, Inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, events at your location (call for info)
    2161 Millville Road, Chesapeake, VA 23323. Phone: 757-675-6499. Alternate Phone: 757-487-8486. Email: GEMONeal@cox.net. Open: Pekin Ducks anytime; call first. Directions: Exit 296 (Route 17/George Washington highway ) off Interstate 64 in the direction heading towards Cedar Road / Deep Creek / Great Bridge. After crossing the little locks bridge, (Rt 17), keep straight, turns into Moses Grandy. Right at the second stoplight, which will be Millville Road. 1/2 mile on left, farm sign reads: SPELLBOUND Canine & Equine Facility. *Do Not Just Show-up!* *Call for Appointment*. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. *Please Call First* *By Appointment Only* *Do Not Just Show-Up*. Pekin Duck - Raise your own Pekin Duck - Finished-weight for the table (leaves farm alive). (ADDED: July 02, 2013)

Dinwiddie County

  • Westover Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Brown eggs, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road,
    21604 Westover Drive, McKenney, VA 23872. Phone: 540-718-0096. Alternate Phone: 804-895-4288. Email: timmiller@emypeople.net. Open: Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm; Closed Sundays; April 1 to October 31. Directions: From I-85 take Exit 42. Go west 1 mile to stop sign on Route 1. Turn left (south) and go approximately 3/4 mile to Westover Drive on right. Our farm is the second driveway on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: May 1 to June 5;. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: May 24, 2014)  (ADDED: February 13, 2014)

Mecklenburg County

  • Mighty Oaks Farm - Eggs (free range, vegetarian fed), Brown eggs, Farm/ranch tours for visitors, School tours, children welcome, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    3290 Sullivan Road, Boydton, VA 23917. Phone: 434-374-5103. Email: ssmeester@yahoo.com. Open: Eggs, Honey, and Goat milk soap can be purchased at the farm anytime; It's best to call ahead and make sure we are here; Free farm tours are available year round, please call to arrange a time. Directions: Mighty Oaks Farm is located just off of Highway 58 between Clarksville and Boydton, VA. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. In addition to honey and eggs, we also have Saanen dairy goats. Visitors can bottle feed the babies in the spring and try their hand at milking one our goats during the spring, summer, and fall. Goat milk soap is also available for purchase. (ADDED: July 30, 2013)

Virginia Beach (City of)

  • Vaughan Farm's Produce - Uses natural growing practices, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Eggs (free range), Restrooms, School tours, children welcome, Pets welcome, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    1258 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23457. Phone: 757-615-4888. Email: vaughanfarmsproduce@yahoo.com. Open: none. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: end of April to early June, Sweet Corn: June to August, Other crops: see website, Feel free to call 6154888 to check availability. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Check out our website or call for specials and questions. Thank you!. Plenty of parking spots, a picnic area, and usually have lemonade stand on the weekends. Weekends also mean "Memaw's Rolls" which are very popular, as well as other baked goods. Homemade strawberry preserves are available, which go great with the rolls. For U-pickers, we have free baskets if needed, or bring your own! We look forward to seeing you!. (ADDED: May 17, 2010)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Chesapeake (City of)

  • Hickory Ridge Farm - Birthday parties, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Pumpkin patch, goats, horses, chickens, pigs, Beautiful rural setting, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2928 S. Battleifield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23322. Phone: 757-560-6763. Alternate Phone: 757-560-1354. Email: jrpx2@msn.com. Open: See our Facebook page for current hours, Or call. Directions: Take the 168 Bypass heading toward the Outer Banks. Take the second Hillcrest Parkway Exit. Stay in your exit lane and follow down to S. Battlefield Blvd. Take a right on Battlefield, you will see Wa Wa on your right. From this point we are 2.5 miles heading south on the right hand side. When you see Hickory Ruritan Club you are getting close. Click here for a map and directions. U-pick/wholesale/pre-picked Strawberries May 3rd to June (depends upon weather when they end) U-pick/wholesale/pre-picked Pumpkins and fall activities from October 1 pm to October 31. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (UPDATED: April 17, 2014) (UPDATED: August 09, 2013) (ADDED: January 28, 2013)

Chesterfield County

  • Skinquarter Farm Market - Beef, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% Grain fed, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, handicap accessible, porta-potties
    20800 Hull Street Road, Moseley, VA 23120. Phone: 804-739-9056. Email: info@skinquarterfarmmarket.com. Open: Daily from Mid - March until December 24, from 9am to 6pm; Extended hours during summer months. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. Premium Grain Fed Black Angus Beef Available at the Market. (ADDED: August 29, 2012)

Henrico County

  • Gallmeyer Farms The Berry Patch - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Fishing nearby, boating nearby, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Smoking allowed in designated areas, handicap accessible, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    3622 Darbytown Ct., Richmond, VA 23231. Phone: (804)795-9979. Alternate Phone: (804)737-8023. Email: info@gallmeyerfarms.com. Open: 7 days a week 8am to 8pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pick your own and prepicked strawberries from early May until middle of June; Annual Strawberry Fields Festival; Fresh picked spring vegetables grown on this farm;. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Annual Strawberry Fields Festival: Live music, good food, strawberry pickin', and lots of fun. Free admission. Click here for our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: April 13, 2010) (UPDATED: March 31, 2013)

Community food festivals:

 Williamsburg (City of)

  • Williamsburg Farmers Market - strawberries, produce for sale, produce for sale, parking provide free, snacks and refreshment stand, musical entertainment, cooking or fruit/veg judging, restrooms, face painting, farm animals, Tents or other provisions are made for bad weather, FREE admission,
    402 W. Duke Of Gloucester Street Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Phone: 757-259-3768. Fax: 757-259-8064. Email: loliver@williamsburgva.gov. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From I-6: Exit 238 (Camp Peary), from Richmond turn right onto Route 143, and from Newport News turn left on to Route 143. Take a right at the second traffic signal onto Route 132 (N. Henry Street). Market is held on Duke of Gloucester street between Henry and Boundary Streets. From Route 199: Turn onto S. Henry Street (Route 132) at stoplight. Market is held on Duke of Gloucester street between Henry and Boundary Streets. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Many Virginia's Finest Certified vendors and Certified Organic Vendors. More than 35 vendors total. Visit our website for special events and holiday market dates. (ADDED: May 21, 2010)

Horse Rides and More:

Chesterfield County

  • Brandywine Farms - Horse trails (guided), Riding academies, schools, Horses rented (guided trails), Horse leasing, Riding academies, schools, Horse riding lessons, equipment & instruction, English riding equipment & instruction, Jumping lessons and ring, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, swimming pool nearby, tennis nearby, fitness/health club nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, beginners riding lessons, specialty riding lessons, porta-potties, picnic area, pony rides, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    13705 Bundle Road, Chesterfield, VA 23838. Phone: (804) 590-2305. Email: terrykinch@brandywinefarmva.com. Open: Monday through Sunday - All riding activities are by appointment; Lessons are generally offered Monday through Friday 4:00pm to 7:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 2:00pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkins are generally available two to three weeks prior to Halloween (October 31);. Payment: Cash, only. Brandywine Farms offers Trial Rides, Birthday Party Ponies, Pony Rides for Events, Hanovarian and Oldenburger Warmblood Horses for sale and Lesson Horses for sale. In addition we offer several Summer Camps for Beginner to Advanced riders. We also grow three to four acres of irriagated pumpkins for sale here at the farm and in bulk locally. (ADDED: May 04, 2011)

Chesapeake (City of)

  • Hickory Ridge Farm - Beautiful rural setting, School tours, children welcome, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2928 S. Battleifield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23322. Phone: 757-560-6763. Alternate Phone: 757-560-1354. Email: jrpx2@msn.com. Open: See our Facebook page for current hours, Or call. Directions: Take the 168 Bypass heading toward the Outer Banks. Take the second Hillcrest Parkway Exit. Stay in your exit lane and follow down to S. Battlefield Blvd. Take a right on Battlefield, you will see Wa Wa on your right. From this point we are 2.5 miles heading south on the right hand side. When you see Hickory Ruritan Club you are getting close. Click here for a map and directions. U-pick/wholesale/pre-picked Strawberries May 3rd to June (depends upon weather when they end) U-pick/wholesale/pre-picked Pumpkins and fall activities from October 1 pm to October 31. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (ADDED: April 17, 2014)

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Chesapeake (City of)

  • Hickory Ridge Farm - Local sales at our farm, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, asparagus, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, other vegetables, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2928 S. Battleifield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23322. Phone: 757-560-6763. Alternate Phone: 757-560-1354. Email: jrpx2@msn.com. Open: See our Facebook page for current hours, Or call. Directions: Take the 168 Bypass heading toward the Outer Banks. Take the second Hillcrest Parkway Exit. Stay in your exit lane and follow down to S. Battlefield Blvd. Take a right on Battlefield, you will see Wa Wa on your right. From this point we are 2.5 miles heading south on the right hand side. When you see Hickory Ruritan Club you are getting close. Click here for a map and directions. U-pick/wholesale/pre-picked Strawberries May 3rd to June (depends upon weather when they end) U-pick/wholesale/pre-picked Pumpkins and fall activities from October 1 pm to October 31. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (UPDATED: April 17, 2014) . (ADDED: January 28, 2013)

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