Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

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 April 2024, and other timely information:

Notes for April 2024: Spring is here! Strawberry season is here.  It started in February in Florida, Texas, southern California and a few other areas of the Deep South; then March along the Gulf coast, April in the Deep South and west coast, May through much of the country, and June in northern areas. Blueberries are next, about a month later. Of course, cool weather crops, like Rhubarb, asparagus and greens should be available almost everywhere. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

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We also have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now.  They have all copied their information 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!

Richmond area of Southeastern Virginia U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2024, by county

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

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.

Charles City County

  • Barry's Berries and Jan's Jams - UPDATE for 2023 permanently closed
    8200 W. Cool Hill Road, Providence Forge , VA 23140. Email: Open: UPDATE for 2023, Their Facebook page says they are permanently closed. Unfortunately their Facebook page says "we have closed forever" :( (Google listing says the same)
  • Sandy Point Farm - Uses natural growing practices, pecans , U-pick and already pickedSandy Point Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, pecans , U-pick and already picked
    17711 Sandy Point Road, Charles City, VA 23030. Phone: (757) 903-6820. Alternate Phone: (757) 645-8446. Email: Open: Late November-January;  Call Ahead to arrange time and get directions. Directions: Located in Charles City County, off scenic Route 5. 15 miles west of Williamsburg. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Fresh crop Stuart variety pecans in-shell from mature pecan grove. Winter of 2021-2022 price $3.00/lb You Pick or $5.00/lb We Pick Nutritious and delicious! Great for holiday gifting, baking and snacking. Come out and Pick-Your-Own! We have fun rolling nut-gatherers for your use. Bring bags/containers for your bounty. Call Ahead to arrange a time and to get specific directions. Bring bags/containers to haul away your bounty!. (UPDATED: December 21, 2021)

Chesterfield County

  • Bright Hope Farm & Apiary - flowers, tulips,
    10425 Spring Run Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832. Phone: 804-822-0400. Email: 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.
  • 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: Open: Strawberry season starts typically at the end of April on Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm; see their website for updates. 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.
    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: Open: April through October; Call for hours and picking information. 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. 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.

Cumberland County

Goochland County

  • Maidens Thornless Blackberries - blackberries
    2638 River Road West, Maidens, VA 23102. Phone: (804) 556-4164. Open: 7 am to sunset, Monday to Saturday; 1 pm to sunset, Sunday. Call before coming. Directions: Route 6, 1/2 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. Bring your own containers. We are a small family run farm located in Franklin, Virginia. We started our "u-pick" strawberry patch 9 years ago and had such a great turn out that we have been doing it ever since.
  • Newcastle Bee and Berry Farm - blackberries, strawberries, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm
    4900 Broadstreet Road, Louisa, VA 22802. Phone: 804-385-7213. Email: Open: Tuesdays 8 AM to 12 PM, 6PM to 8PM, Thursdays 8 AM to 12 PM, 6 PM to 8 PM, Saturdays 8 AM to 12 PM, 6 PM to 8 PM, Sundays 11 AM to 2 PM, follow on facebook for closings and picked out notifications. Call first if traveling a distance to confirm hours and conditions. Strawberries in May, Blackberries in July and hopefully raspberries in August. Directions: On route 250, Hadensville exit (same exit as Goochland Drive in Movie Theater). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: May 05, 2019)

Hanover County

  • Blue Eden Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, picnic area you may bring your own food, school tours, group reservations
    2172 Piping Tree Ferry Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Phone: (804) 955-9834. Email: Open: Wednesday to Sunday 9:0am to 4 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take Mechanicsville Turnpike (360) east to West Store. At West Store take a right onto Old Church Road. (VA 606) Go approximately 3 miles until you see a fork. Bear left at the fork onto Piping Tree Ferry Road. (State Route 629) Farm is just over a mile up on your left. Look for an old brick Dutch Colonial. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: June 09, 2017)
  • Dodd's Acres Farm - assumed to be permanently closed
    4077 Market Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Phone: 804-781-0180. Open:  UPDATE for 2021, Their Facebook page has not been updated in years; and just has junk advertisement posts from others I assume they have closed permanently. Call for U-pick hours; We pick every day. Fresh produce at shed all the time when in season. 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. 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)
    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"
  • Hanover Peaches - peaches, farm market, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area you may bring your own food
    6012 Elder Ridge Lane, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Phone: 804-221-5220. Email: Open: Saturday - Sunday 10am to 4pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Peaches: June to end of August. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Hanover Vegetable Farm - pumpkins, Fresh eggs, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area you may bring your own food, inflatables or bounce houses, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    13580 Ashland Road, Ashland, VA 23005. Phone: 804-402-4149. Email: Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Richmond: Take 64 W to 295 (or 95 N to 295/Charlottesville); take the RT 33 exit 49 toward Montpelier; go 5 miles to Stanley Store and turn right at light onto Ashland Rd/623- Hanover Vegetable Farm is 1/4 mile on left. From Fredericksburg/NOVA: Take 95 S to Ashland/RT 54 exit; turn left onto RT 1 S; take right onto Ashcake/Ashland Road at the Luck Chevrolet/SHEETZ light--go 6 miles to the Hanover Vegetable Farm-we're on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze are open From September 30th through October 31st. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: February 04, 2016)
  • Quail Hill Orchard - Strawberries
    10537 Gould Hill Road, Hanover, VA 23069. Phone: 804 746-8688. Email: 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.

Also see nearby King William and Caroline Counties here

Henrico County

  • Gallmeyer Farms The Berry Patch - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    3622 Darbytown Ct., Richmond, VA 23231. Phone: (804)795-9979. Alternate Phone: (804)737-8023. Email: 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.  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.  Click here for our Facebook page.  Pick your own strawberries with NO COVER CHARGE and free containers! We have other, available, Virginia grown spring vegetables. We also sell bottled water and sodas as well as our famous Gallmeyer Farms local, raw honey harvested from our own hives.(UPDATED: May 16, 2022)

New Kent County

  • Couch's Corner Berries - blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, restrooms, group tours
    8201 Poindexter Road, New Kent, VA 23124. Phone: 804 932-3169. Email: Open: Friday - Wednesday (Closed Thursdays) Sun-up to Sun-down; 7AM to 7PM. 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 verify availability.
    A visitor writes on July 03, 2014: "I went today with my children and we had a wonderful time. We picked a bucket of blueberries 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 will 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, strawberries, pumpkins, raspberries (red), Honey from hives on the farm, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, 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: Open: Tuesday thru Sunday open on Columbus day Monday closed all other Mondays. They sometimes get picked out so always check their website or call before you go. 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. (there is no detour to our farm/IGNORE the signs on the way in or call if you need assistance getting here) ALSO if you GPS instructs you to the route using Six Mt. Zion Rd DO NOT TAKE IT.. it is CLOSED and GPS does not recognize it (not sure why)!!! Pick an alternate route or give us a call ! 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.

Powhattan County

Richmond City

Richmond County

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
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