Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in central Virginia, Charlottesville, etc.? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in central Virginia, Charlottesville, etc., 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! As inflation remains high, see this page for cost-saving measures for getting fruit and vegetables and home canning.
 If you are having a hard time finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.

New! Road tripping and camping is a great way to have a fun, safe and inexpensive family trip. The national and state parks and monuments are open, and campgrounds usually cost between $10 and $40 per night. September to November is the best camping weather.  See our new website Road Tripping and for tips, tricks, guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.

New! We just went live with our latest website, - As they name implies, you can find a fun factory tour, including chocolate, automobiles, historical forts and sites, famous buildings, Active Federal facilities even fun geology: like fossils and volcanic areas

Note: Beware the copycat websites like the one that stole our name and uses .farm extension: they copied my work and do NOT even update the info! I make updates EVERY day. They use tech tricks to get higher rankings, but have many more inaccuracies and out-dated info. Obviously, I cannot check every farm every day, but I do check as many as I can every day, and respond to all requests.  They don't. Don't support the scammers!

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 - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in December 2023, and other timely information:

Notes for December 2023: Summer is almost over and that means apples are here (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!), and except in northern areas, peaches and blueberries are finished. Some crops continue until frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's specific crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Apple festival, and other festivals. We have a extensive guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, tomatoes, corn blueberries, peaches, etc.

And don't forget CORN MAZES are open now - find a local maze here.

See our comprehensive list of easy home canning, jam and jelly making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now. The worst is the one that stole our name but ends with .farm.  (Yes, I've got lawyers on it)  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 write me!

Children's Consignment Sales are a great way to save money on clothes, toys, books, etc, They occur in both the Spring and Fall See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

central Virginia, Charlottesville, etc. U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, by county

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

Albemarle County

  • The Berrypatch - blueberries, raspberries (red), honey from hives on the property
    3035 Pevine Hollow, Free Union, VA 22932. Phone: 434-963-0659. Email: Open: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, from 8 am to 12 noon; Thursday, from 5pm to 9pm. Directions: To get here from Charlottesville, follow Barracks Road west (which turns into Garth road) about 4 miles to Free Union Road at the Hunt Country store. Turn right and go about 3 miles to Free Union. Bear left on Millington road for 1/3 of a mile, then bear right on Wesley Chapel road, and follow the signs 3 miles to The BerryPatch. Click here for a map and directions.. Early June to early July. Payment: Cash, Check. We often sell out early in the day. Therefore, if you want to find a good selection of berries, please arrive as early as possible. Pick-your-own berry picking at The BerryPatch since 1991 . Now, The BerryPatch offers three acres of delicious blueberries to pick! Unlike blueberries found in supermarkets Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery Facebook page. BerryPatch berries are carefully selected the for best flavor and taste while maintaining low price! Also, pesticides are never used on the fruit. BerryPatch berries are fun to pick - especially with family and friends!
  • Peaches are available from mid-June to mid-September. Apples are available from mid-August through November.Carter Mountain Orchard - apples, nectarines, peaches, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Phone: 434-977-1833. Alternate Phone: 434-977-0619. Fax: 434-979-0341. Email: Open: See our website for current hours and Picking updates: click here for picking updates. Directions: click here for a map and directions. Peaches approximately June 20th through August 20 Thursday, Apples approximately August 10th through November 15th; Apple Harvest Festival 1st and 2nd weekends of October. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Charlottesville. Located next to Monticello and Michie Tavern. Bakery featuring apple cider donuts, pies, cookies, ice cream, and Mountain Grille features concessions on weekends. Apple Cider, Apple Butter, pumpkins, gourds. Country Store has local crafts, gourmet food items, jams and jellies, and more. Hay rides every weekend in September and October, weather permitting. Senior Citizen discounts every Tuesday. Apple Harvest Festival first 2 weekends each October - live music, crafts, food.
    Comments from a visitor on October 03, 2012:
    "A visit to this farm on 9-30-12 was a only a 2/5 experience. First, the farm was very crowded. We were instructed to stay in the designated areas to pick apples, but the trees in the designated areas were picked clean of decent apples. I let the kids pick a few fairly green apples for fun and $1.19/pound. The nicer pre-picked apples are $1.39/pound. The cider donuts were meh and $1 each. When I was asked at the checkout how my experience was I was told that I must be mistaken ... Um, really? I thought they would notice that no one was buying more then a few apples at a time. No water fountain, but water can be purchased. Overall, it felt very commercial, not like the family fun experience we were expecting. Oh and just as a warning, in case you have a child afraid of heights or an inexperienced driver, this farm is WAY up a mountain. The road is partially paved, but there are no guardrails and a significant, unforgiving drop if you make a mistake. The good things were the views are gorgeous and lots of port-a-potties. Thanks, Blake! This website is terrific! " Family pulling wagonChiles Peach Orchard Strawberries are available from mid-late April to mid-June. Peaches are available from mid-June to mid-September. Pumpkins are available from late-September through November. Apples are available from mid-August through November. Veggies are available from July through October. Flowers are available from July through September.
  • Chiles Peach Orchard and Farm Market - apples, cherries, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    1351 Greenwood Road, Crozet, VA 22932. Phone: 434-823-1583. Alternate Phone: 434-977-0619. Fax: 434-823-1593. Email: Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries May 10 to June 20, Sweet Cherries June 10 to July 15, Peaches June 15 to September 1, Apples September 25 to November 15, Pumpkins September 25 to November 1. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Newly expanded farm market with fresh picked fruit, local vegetables, ciders, jams and jellies, local crafts, and gifts. Ice Cream Parlor serves up frozen yogurt, soft serve ice cream, sundaes, shakes, and baked goodies. Fudge kitchen features fresh fudge in lots of flavors! Homemade Peach Ice Cream Days, 1st weekend in August each year.
    Comments from a visitor on September 04, 2012: "We visited Chiles in the Fall of 2011 to pick apples and our own pumpkins! What a fabulous experience. We arrived on a Saturday morning, there was a nice flow of folks but not too overwhelmingly populated. They had a shop full of goodies (fresh cider, honey, handmade baskets etc), as well as ice cream! Yum! The peach flavor was delicious! The apples were ABUNDANT, the pumpkins were as well. The setting was so serene, the fields nestled in the mountains with views from every angle. Breathtaking. We had a fantastic day and look forward to another trip this Fall. "
  • Henley's Orchard - Peaches and ApplesHenley's Orchard - Peaches and Apples, concessions or refreshment stand
    2192 Holly Hill Farm, Crozet, VA 22932. Phone: 434-823-7848. Email: Open: May thru November - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday; 1pm to 5pm, Sunday. Directions: See our website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard . Low-spray peaches and apples. Wholesale and retail. Homemade ice creams, peach preserves and apple butter. Throughout the season, you will enjoy 28 varieties of peaches, 3 different types of nectarines, and 38 varieties of apples. Peaches start coming in mid-June and are freshly picked throughout August. You will also find familiar old varieties of Virginia apples, including Red and Golden Delicious, Winesap, and the antique Albemarle Pippin that Thomas Jefferson shared with the Queen of England. We have the recently popular Honey Crisp and Cameo apples and some of Henley's Orchard select apples such as Henley Gold and our Golden Fuji. Henley's Orchard has what you're looking for. We're known for the best fresh, low-spray fruit in Central Virginia. Click here for our Facebook page. We have 4 varieties of Nectarines that are available during peach season (June thru August).
    Peaches June: Early Glo, Garnet Beauty, Glo Haven, Topaz; July: White Giant, Sugar Giant, Loring, Early Jones, White Lady, John Boy, John Boy II, Klondike, Sun Haven, Sun Hi; August: Bisco, Encore.
    Late June - Early July: June Transparent, Lodi
    Mid-July: Summer Rambo
    Late July: Ginger Gold
    Early August: Gala
    Mid-August: MacIntosh
    Early September: Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Honey Crisp, Smokehouse, Empire, Northern Spy, JonaGold, Jonathan, Prima, Grimes Golden
    Late September: Cameo, Fuji, Mutzu, Virginia Gold
    Early October: York, Rome, Winesap, Henley Gold
    Mid-October: , Black Twig.
  • Spring Valley Orchard - Cherries
    3526 Spring Valley Road, Afton, VA. Phone: 434-960-9443. Email: Open: The cherry season is very brief; it generally runs from early June through mid-July, but in 2009 it ended in June - Mother Nature determines the actual dates each year - always check their website before you come! Located in western Albemarle County, near Batesville and Afton, the orchard is open for about 6 weeks each summer with beautiful Pick Your Own Sweet Cherries. Payment: cash, credit cards, debit cards.

Morris Orchard - pumpkins, pick your own apples, apple cider

Amherst County

  • Morris Orchard - pumpkins, pick your own apples, apple cider, and Christmas Trees
    226 Tobacco Row Lane, Monroe, VA 24574. Phone: 434-929-2401; Fax: 434-929-1419. Email: Open: blueberry season is usually mid June to early July, Blackberries are early July into August; Fall season (after mid-September) 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday;from 1 pm to 5 pm Sunday. Directions: From Lynchburg, Route 29 north to Monroe. Left on South Five Forks Road (Route 671) almost 1 mile. Left on High Peak Road (Route 636) for 3.5 miles. Left on Ambrose Rucker Road (Route 653) one half mile. Right on Tobacco Road Lane to end -- one quarter mile. Relaxed country atmosphere, farm animals for the kids to watch, hay decorations in the fall. Select-your-own apples from mid-summer until Christmas. Pick-your-own pumpkins in the fall. Cut-your-own Christmas trees (limited). Call for season availability. We will be pressing our Fresh Apple Cider every week during the season. We will be making our famous Apple Doughnuts every weekend in October. We will have a great selection of apples available in the store through Christmas. Our varieties: Fuji, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Rome, Granny Smith, Razor Russet, York, Empire, Winesap, Stayman, Braeburn, Jonagold, Arkansas Black, Albemarle Pippin.
    A visitor writes on September 19, 2010: "Had a very nice visit today. Highlights include apple cider slushies (delicious!) and feeding the goats and donkey. Donations for feed go to the local humane society, so it is fun AND a worthy cause. Only two varieties of apples were available to pick your own, but there were LOTS of apples. We took picnic blankets and had a lovely picnic. There is a hay bale maze. Home make doughnuts are available in October during pumpkin picking season.

Appomattox County

  • C and S Farm - strawberries
    2082 Oakleigh Ave, Appomattox, VA 24522. Phone: 434 352-5971. Email: Open: Sorry but we will not be having berries this year (2017) Look forward to seeing you with our other crops.; May, Monday - Friday, 7 am-7 pm. Saturday 7 am to 4 pm. We raise strawberries that you can pick in May. In September and October, we grow our own mums and pumpkins.
  • Kinder Berry Farm - CLOSED in 2008
    Appomattox, VA 24522.

Middle Fork Farm - strawberries, U-pick and already picked

Buckingham County

Fluvanna County

Greene County

Louisa County

Lynchburg City

Graves Mountain Farm - apples, hayrides, Fall Festival

Madison County

  • Graves Mountain Farm - apples, hayrides, Fall Festival
    141 Apple Tree Lane Rt. 670, Syria, VA 22743. Phone: 540-923-4231. Email: Open: Our pick your own apple orchard opens the third Saturday in September and closes the 3rd Sunday of October. Open on weekends 9 am to 4 pm Pick your own Apples, . Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Apple Harvest Festival 1st, 2nd, and 3rd weekends in October; Free admission, free parking, bluegrass music, cloggers, food, hay rides, pony rides, hay maze, hay mountain, apples, pumpkins, craft vendors and more. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Pick your own Apples, weekends only September 16 - October 22.Graves Mountain Farm is an educational farm. We have goats, sheep, cows, pigs, chickens, peacocks, ducks, horses and more. Graves Mountain Farm has tours for school groups in April, May, September, and October. Apple Varieties available for picking - (Varieties ripen at different times, some are not available in September) Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Stayman, York, Winesap, Mutsu, Fuji, Rome, Granny Smith, and Empire.Our orchards are open for apple picking or you may select your own from the apple bins at the picnic pavilion. On your way to the orchard, stop by an visit the farm and the animals. Enjoy a tractor pulled hayride through the orchards. Available Friday and Saturday evenings after dinner, weather permitting. Bring a blanket for colder nights and enjoy roasting marshmallows after the ride. Truly a fun time for everyone! Reservations required - $5.00 per person (15 person minimum). Please visit the front desk by 7 Pm for tickets to ride. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
  • Kipps Grapes - grapes,
    6943 South Blue Ridge Turnpike, Rochelle, VA 22738. Phone: (540) 948-4171. Email: Open: when fruit ripens (varies due to weather each year), but usually August through the middle of September; Monday through Saturday, from 8am to 6pm. Directions: on Route 231, midway between Pratts and Rochelle (2.5 miles form each). GPS locates us well, but Google maps does not. Payment: Cash, Check. Kipps Grapes is a small family owned and operated pick-your-own fruit business. Grapes are our biggest crop, but we also have a few apples and peaches. In 2013, we began selling jams, jellies and sauces made from our fruit, so if you don't like to make your own, you can buy ours. Come pick while enjoying calming eye-fulls of surrounding pastures, croplands and the Blue Ridge mountains. Kipps Grapes is a comfortable day trip from Northern Virginia, Richmond and Charlottesville.
  • Sunrise Gardens - No pesticides are used blackberries, blueberries, tomatoes,
    1168 Spring Branch Road, Brightwood, VA 22715. Phone: (540) 407-1424. Email: Open: Mid June to August. Directions: On Spring Branch Road between Thoroughfare and Lester Utz road. Across from a house with solar panels. Look for pavilion and park near it. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, PayPal. Blueberry season typically mid May to third week June; Blackberry season typically mid June through July; Tomatoes July through September. We strive to grow healthy produce to help you eat healthier. . (UPDATED: June 10, 2021)
    A visitor writes on July 14, 2014: "We visited Sunrise Garden in Madison VA on 7/12/2014 and were very pleased by the blueberries (some were the size of quarters or larger). Very neat, well maintained farm. Saturday was honor system/self serve. We had no problems picking 4 quarts of great blueberries. Price on this date was $5.50 per pound. Blackberries were just coming into season- they were HUGE (thumb size) and delicious!! We would definitely go again. One note re directions: if you use a GPS, it will tell you to turn on Sunrise Lane- we missed the turn and stumbled on the patch- it is actually just beyond (East) this lane on the main road and has a large sign to grab your attention."
Critzer Family Farm - pick your own strawberries and peaches

Nelson County

  • Critzer Family Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, nectarines, peaches, plums, pumpkins, strawberries, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), restrooms
    9388 Critzer Shop Road, Route 151, Afton, VA. Phone: (540) 241-3305. Email: Open: May through October; Call or see their website for current hours. Directions: 250 west 16 miles to foot of Afton Mountain. Left on Route 151, 1 mile on right. From Waynesboro, 250 east, 7 miles to foot of Afton Mountain. Right on Route 151, 1 mile on right. From Wintergreen, 10 miles north on 151. From Charlottesville: 64 West to Exit 107; West on Rt. 250 for 4.5 miles: South on Rt. 151 for 1.3 miles; look for our sign on the right.Also pre-picked berries and other vegetables. Click here for their Facebook page. In the farm shop, they have Peach cobbler, peach smoothies, peach lemonade, peach salsa, peach jam. So many reasons to get yourself some peaches. White, yellow and donut varieties are ready for the pick. . (UPDATED: April 19, 2021)
    Comments from a visitor on May 12, 2009: "Strawberries are $1.50 per pound including their container. You can bring your own containers, but they need to be weighed beforehand. Cash or Check only. Very neat and clean farm"
    Comments from a visitor on August 18, 2008:
    "Loved it!" Dickie Bros. Orchard - apples, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked
  • Dickie Bros. Orchard - apples, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, farm market, restrooms, picnic area
    2552 Dickie Road, Roseland, VA 22967. Phone: 434-277-5516. Email: dickiebros@ceva, net. Open: see website. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. From Richmond, take I-64 west to Charlottesville. Take Route 29 south past Lovingston to Colleen, turn right on Route 56 west. Go 2 miles; turn right on Route 655 towards Roseland. Go 4 miles; turn left on 151 and cross Tye River and turn immediately right on 56 west (Crabtree Falls Hwy.). Go 2 miles; take left on Dickie Road and follow signs 3 miles up on left. From Lynchburg, take Route 29 north, turn left on Route 56 west and follow signs. 8 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, November 1-August 31; 8 am to 5 pm, Monday-Sunday, September 1-October 31. A Virginia Century Farm. Dickie Bros. Orchard is one of Virginia's oldest farms continuously owned by the same family. Orchard is located at the foot of Little de Priest Mountain near National Forest, Blue Ridge Parkway, Crabtree Falls and Wintergreen Resort. Pick-Your-Own Fuji Apples at Dickie Bros. Orchard! We've set out the picnic tables and can't wait to see everyone. Picked Apple varieties: Paulared, Gala, McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Liberty, Red and Golden Delicious, Empire, Jonagold, Winesap, Stayman, Rome, Granny Smith, Fuji, Pink Lady. Pick-your-own offered for most varieties, especially Fuji,. Apple butter and fresh cider also available. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on October 14, 2009: "I have been to this place 3 times already this season. The brothers that run the place are wonderful and were also really helpful when my handicapped father went there also. The apples are great and you cannot beat the price, 50¢ per lb. Why go to the tourist farm near Michie Tavern and pay more than twice that for apples. Going back tomorrow for the Fuji and then later in the season for the Pink Ladies."Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery - blackberries,
  • Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery - blackberries, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    2800 Berry Hill Road, Nellysford, VA 22938. Phone: 434-361-1266. Fax: 434-361-1266. Email: Open: Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm Sunday 1pm to 5pm Extended hours in blackberry season. Directions: Convenient to Charlottesville, Staunton, and Lynchburg; see website for detailed directions and map Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in July, August. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. Vineyard and Winery; Free Wine Tastings Indoor and Outdoor Meeting Facility Specialty Events & Weddings. PICK YOUR OWN BLACKBERRIES in July and early August we extend our hours to 9am to 5pm daily for blackberry season. Bring the kids and come fill up as many quarts as you can carry! Perfect berries for eating, baking, and preserving. U-Pick only. We provide the quart containers. In 2016, Blackberries were just $4.75 per level quart. Our blackberries have no thorns, no weeds and no sprays. (UPDATED: September 16, 2018, JBS)
  • Seamans' Orchard - apples, cherries, blueberries, strawberries, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked
    415 Dark Hollow Rd, Roseland, VA 22967. Phone: 434-277-8130. Alternate Phone: 434-277-5824. Fax: 434-277-8128. Email: Open: Monday to Friday 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday 8 am to 4 pm and Sunday 12:30 pm to 5 pm; For updated picking information, availability and to reserve your pre-pricked berries. Apples: Open third weekend in September; Saturday 9am to 4pm and Sunday 12pm to 5pm. Directions: From Amherst: 29N to 56W, go one mile, turn right onto Roseland Road. Watch for signs. From Lovingston: 29S to 56W, go one mile, turn right onto Roseland Road. Watch for signs. Strawberries: Pick-your-Own or Prepicked May to June; Apples: Pick-your-Own Only third weekend in September. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 2, 2019, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on June 08, 2009: "You have this farm listed as apples only - they also do pick your own strawberries. We were just there a couple of weeks ago, so I know they are still doing it. We go there every year - our favorite for strawberries."
  • Silver Creek Orchards - apples - PYO during 2 weekends only - see below
    5529 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Tyro, VA. Phone: 434-277-5824. Email: Open: Pick Your Own Apples -Rain or Shine, September 9 & 10, 2017 and October 14 & 15, 2017 Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm. Directions: Alongside Route 56, Tyro. The packing shed offers Empire, Gala, Jonathan, Red and Golden Delicious, York, Winesap, Red Rome, Stayman, Pippin, Jonagold and Lady apples. Also apple butter, cider, baskets, honey, jellies, pumpkins and gifts. Pick your own Red and Golden Delicious apples. Half bushel bags provided. Located in a beautiful mountain orchard.; - Red and Golden Delicious and Jonagold are available to pick. Rome, Granny Smith, York, Fuji, and Stayman are available to pick. 1/2 bushel & bushel containers are provided.
  • Tinkerland Farm - Pick Your Own and Prepicked Chestnuts
    Intersection of Bryant Lane (State Route 781) and VA 151 Patrick Henry Highway, Roseland, VA 22967. Email: Open:  Friday: Open 2pm-6pm (in 2023: Sep-22, 29, Oct-6, 13, 20), Saturday: Open 10am-6pm (Sep-23, 30, Oct-7, 14, 21), Sunday: Open 1pm-5pm (Sep-24, Oct-1, 8, 15, 22), Closed Monday to Thursday.
    Directions: Located in Bryant (Roseland) Intersection of Route 151 and Bryant Lane (State Route 781) and VA 151 Patrick Henry Highway, Roseland, Payment: cash, check. The variety of chestnut planted at Tinkerland Farm is called a Dunstan Hybrid Chestnut, which is a cross between the American (Castanea dentata) Chestnut and the Chinese(Castanea mollissima) Chestnut. Dunstan Chestnuts are the primary variety of chestnut cultivated in America, due to their resistance to The Chestnut Blight (Cryphonectria parasitica) which wiped out the American Chestnut in the beginning of the 20th century. However, because they are a hybrid there is noticeable variability between the nuts of each tree, and each tree will produce nuts of different sizes. Consequently all our harvested nuts are graded, and small nuts thrown out, before further processing for our pre-picked offering
    by the summer of 2015 we had expanded to 450+ trees planted. In 2021 we harvested 700 lbs of nuts(with many left unpicked and eaten by animals). In 2022 we harvested more than 1000 lbs of nuts, but were overwhelmed with picking them all up, so this summer we cut down approximately 90 trees in an attempt to improve the average nut quality, and make the harvest more manageable.

Orange County

Gold Hill Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
  • Gold Hill Blueberry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    12290 Daffodil Lane, Unionville , VA 22567. Phone: (540) 222-7954. Alternate Phone: (540) 222-7374. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, July 4 to end of season sometime in August. 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. Grass fed and grass finished beef sold on site; reservations for quarters and halves taken. (UPDATED: June 22, 2022)
  • Inn on Poplar Hill - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, flowers, Other fruit or veg, Christmas wreaths and boughs, gift shop
    2278 Caroline Street, Orange, VA 22960. Phone: 540-672-6840. Email: Directions: Route 15 South, Just 50 feet south of the intersection of Route 15 & RT20 in the Historic Town of Orange, Virginia Click here for a map and directions. Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: By appointment please call 540-672-6840, for crop availability. As availability varies please call us to find out what is in bloom. Wild "thorned" Blackberries & Wildflowers; Sweet Pea, Black eyed susan, daisy, butterfly bush, Queen Anne's Lace, Poppies, Yuka, to name just a few. Available for harvest June 1 to September 30 Cut boxwoods available for holiday December oration, November to December. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard.
    Comments from a visitor on May 26, 2010: "The Inn on Poplar Hill is just starting to get blackberries. They should open up in a week or two. Reminder - they're wild on the vine, so dress in long sleeves and pants!"
  • Hoosier Nut Tree Farm - permanently closed
    99091 Zachary Taylor Highway, Unionville, VA 22567.  Open: UPDATE for 2021, Facebook says they are permanently closed.
  • Liberty Mills Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, corn (sweet), cucumbers, herbs or spices, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, picnic area you may bring your own food, school tours, group reservations
    9166 Liberty Mills Road, Somerset, VA 22972. Phone: 434-882-6293. Alternate Phone: 434-882-MAZE. Email: Open: Visit our website for PYO hours, which vary by crop. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Charlottesville, VA Take Route 29 north to Ruckersville, then take a right onto Route 33 east. At Barboursville, take a left onto Route 20 north toward Orange. At the Somerset Store, take a left onto 231. Turn right onto Liberty Mills Road, 641. Liberty Mills Farm will be on your right. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: May to June; Contact for hours and days. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Check our website and Facebook pages often for specials, events, coupons and more!. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.. No pets, smoking or alcohol allowed on the farm at any time. Strawberries: May to June; Contact for hours and days. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. No pets, smoking or alcohol allowed on the farm at any time. Located in Central Virginia, just 30 minutes northeast of Charlottesville, Liberty Mills Farm would LOVE for you to have an A-Maze-ing Adventure. Wind your way through our 33 acre Fall Corn Maze, pick Flowers, attend our Sunflower Festival, pick Strawberries or Pumpkins, explore our Farm Market and view our antique tractor collection. No pets, smoking or alcohol permitted on the farm.(UPDATED: October 14, 2019, JBS)
  • The Market at Grelen - Uses integrated pest management practices, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (black), gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    15111 Yager Road, Somerset, VA 22972. Phone: 540-672-7268. Alternate Phone: 540-672-5462. Email: Open: June thru September, Tuesday thru Sunday, 9am to 4pm. Be sure to see their page for updates and changes. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. ​Pick-Your-Own options vary by season. Starting with blueberries, the berry picking starts late May/early June and typically goes thru September. Peaches ripen in early June & Apples are in the Fall (Sept-Nov). To stay up-to-date on what is ripe for picking, please join our email list to receive our e-newsletters. You can also follow us on Facebook. The Market at Grelen is a year-round destination farm market and garden shop on a 600-acre tree nursery in Somerset, VA (Grelen Nursery, Inc). In addition to produce, honey, flowers, plants, shrubs, we carry high-quality gardening gifts and supplies. Grelen Nursery offers superior landscaping, hardscaping, planting, and maintenance services. For more information, please email us. Available also are herbs, flowering perennials and a variety of trees and shrubs. Pre-picked produce includes Freestone Peaches, Apples, Asian Pears, Log Grown Shiitake and Oyster Mushrooms, and a variety of Seasonal Vegetables. We will be hosting berry picking field trips this summer for preschools, private and public schools, home schools, and other organizations. For more info on group outings, please email us.

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