Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Western Virginia? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Western Virginia,
sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name
(see "What does Organic mean?").
The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for
a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this
page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined;
click on it and it will open their website. If you find anything outdated or
inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop.
Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook
page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or
Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally
overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with
the farm directly before you go!
And if you know of any farms I missed and want to
add a farm, please let me know!
I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
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What's in season in August 2020, and other timely information:
Notes for August 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries
are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe
and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more!
Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours. We also have a
state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements here.
See our comprehensive list of
home canning, jam and jelly
making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access
recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search.
If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me! It is easy to
make your own ice cream,
even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note,
there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now, using similar sounding names. They have all
copied their information from here and usually do not ever update. Since
2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see
anything wrong or outdated, please
waterbath canners and
pressure canners, are getting hard to find as
people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are
selling out. Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying
your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.
Children's Consignment Sales
occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
See these pages to find a local
Strawberry Festival, or a
Cherry or cherry blossom festival
or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.
Western Virginia U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Deer Haven Blueberry Patch - blueberries, U-pick and
already picked, porta-potties are available
118 Raven Ridge, Hiwassee, VA 24347.
Phone: 276-730-4047. Alternate Phone: 704-904-5571. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Thursday to Saturday 8am
to 4 pm from mid June to late August; we anticipate opening the last
week of June or the first week of July. Directions: From Hillsville take
US221 North to highway 100 turn left go approx. 4.8 miles to Deer
Ridge, County Road 753, turn right then take then turn right on
Mitchell's Crossroads, go 4.8 miles to Windsong, turn right to Raven
Ridge, across from Dry Pond Church, patch is on right.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 25, 2017, JBS)
Galax (City of)
- Fern Ridge Berry
Farm - raspberries
332 Fern Ridge Lane, Galax, VA 24333.
Phone: 276 236-0002. Email:
email@example.com. Open: UPDATE for 2019, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information,
are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If
please write me, their last reported hours were Hours and days vary by berries in season and
weather; Berries ripen from July through October 15. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We
offer a variety of raspberries that should be available by late June through
October. Come bring the family with a picnic lunch and pick your own direct
from the farm to you. We are an agri-tourism business. Please bring your own
containers for pick your own or containers may be purchased.
Pine Mountain Trail in Mount Rogers National Recreation Area -
Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, Troutdale, VA.
Visitors report that there are blueberry bushes about 6 feet high with big,
half inch blueberries in August each year, free to pick. Directions: I-81
South to Marion, VA. At Marion take VA 16 South (Buchanon Highway) to Trout
Dale. From there head west on VA 603. In 2 miles make left onto USFS 613.
After about 2.5 miles go through gate and park within fenced camping/parking
area. Trailhead is marked as Appalachian Trail, just beside camp host
See this page for full directions. Note, USFS 613 is a very rough road,
not really intended for passenger cars.
Hales Haven - Uses natural growing practices, beans, blackberries, carrots,
cucumbers, pumpkins, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes,
other vegetables, U-pick and already picked, concessions /
refreshment stand, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours,
643 Old Woodway Rd, Dryden , VA 24243.
Phone: (540) 241-1841. Alternate Phone: (540) 577-8710. Email:
Haleshaven24243@yahoo.com. Open: Monday - Sunday 10 am to 7
pm; Call in advance to see what is available. Directions: From
Big Stone Gap Va go west on alt 58 toward Pennington Gap approx
9 miles and turn on Woodway Road 5th house on left. You will see
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural
practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment:
Cash, only. We do have a variety of animals here at the farm
that people come to see. You are more than welcome to feed the
alpaca, sheep, goats, pigs and many other animals. Picnic tables
are also here if you feel like bringing a lunch. I do carry
waters and drinks for sale. I also have alpaca fiber, felt and
yarn for sale. Dried gourds are also a great addition to the
farm. (ADDED: May 21, 2018)
- Nathaniel Ball Blueberries - U-pick
461 Lumber Lane Big A Mountain, Honaker, VA 24260.
UPDATE for 2018: They are closed indefinitely; possibly permanently closed!.
- Glenmary Gardens - pumpkins, strawberries,
gift shop, picnic area, farm animals, weddings and wedding parties, school
224 Old Abingdon Hwy, Bristol, VA 24201. Phone: 603-526-5146. Open:
Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 12:30; Saturday from 10:00 to 4:00.
Directions: From either north or south on I-81 take exit 5. If you are
coming from the north take a left off the exit and take your first left onto
Old Abingdon highway If you are coming from the south take a left off the
exit and take your first right onto Old Abingdon highway Follow for about
one mile until you get to stoplight. Take a right onto East Valley and farm
is on right.
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries from July 15th until
September 30th; Pumpkins from September 30th until October 31st. Payment:
Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers. (UPDATED:
May 12, 2014, from VAG)
Henley Mountain Berry Farm - blueberries, Honey from
hives on the farm
879 Matney Flats Road, Wytheville, VA 24382.
Phone: 941-661-7401. Alternate Phone: 941-286-8435. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am to
5pm, from the middle of June to the middle of September. Directions:
From downtown Wytheville, follow Main Street (US Highway 21) south
approximately 8 miles to the four-way intersection with Highway 690
(Cripple Creek Road). Turn left and go 1.9 miles to Matney Flats
Road. Turn Left on Matney Flats Road and go 1.3 miles to the mailbox
at 879. Turn right up the hill one quarter mile to Henley Mountain
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
- Hope Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
148 Mudlick Rd, Wytheville, VA 24382. Phone: 276-228-8527. Email:
Hopeblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Monday through Sunday, 7 am
till 8 pm Open June 13 through August. Directions: From Wytheville
truck stop drive 1.9 mile on Peppers Ferry Road towards n Max
Meadows direction, turn left onto Mudlick Road. Less than 100 yards,
the first house on the right. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: May 24,
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