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Tomato U-Pick Orchards in Southeastern West Virginia in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for tomatoes that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have tomatoes orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

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! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Monroe County

  • Byrnside Branch Farm - beans, cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, onions, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    1 mile outside of union on Willowbend Road, Union, WV 24983. Phone: 304-772-3131. Email: Open: Friday 4 pm to 10 pm, Saturday 9 am to 10pm, Sunday 1 pm to 10 pm Corn Maze is opened September 14th up until First weekend in November! Lots of produce offered through out all seasons. Directions: Byrnside Branch Farm is located 20 miles south of Lewisburg in Route 219 toward Union. From Union, go 1 mile on Willow Bend Road. The farm is on the Left. Please watch for signs! . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . Crops are usually available in September, October, November.
  • Sunset Berry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, corn (sweet), peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelons, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, face painting, jumping pillow, ziplines, train rides (train on a track), farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    791 Laurel Creek Road Flat Mountain, Alderson, WV 24910. Phone: (304) 646-3784. Email: Open: Strawberry pick your own is open May to June 10 Daily 9am to 9pm Sunflower pick your own August and September every weekend 12pm until 9pm. Directions: From Alderson Senior Center, turn onto Flat Mountain Road. Take the first left onto Laurel Creek Road and then first right onto Sunset School Road. Farm sign and entrance on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Venmo, PayPal, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers.
    Sunset Berry Farm Facebook page. . Strawberry season is typically: May 15 to June 10 Sunflower season is typically July until frost. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. sunflowers. (UPDATED: November 11, 2020) (ADDED: June 22, 2015)

Wyoming County

  • Hatfield Mountain Farm - beans, beets, corn (sweet), cucumbers, herbs or spices, peppers, tomatoes,
    8003 River Road, Itmann, WV 24847. Phone: 304-294-5116. Email: Open: Call or email for dates and hours. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . 1.5 miles North on route 16 past Wyoming East High School. 8003 river road. (ADDED: January 04, 2017)



Tomato Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Pick tomatoes that are firm and free of blemishes. Cracking is common in very hot weather, especially after a rain, and if you intend to use the tomatoes within 1 day, that will be ok. Varieties of tomatoes

During hot summer weather, pick the tomatoes when they have a healthy pink/red (or yellow or orange depending on the variety) color and let them finish the last day or two of ripening indoors. Tomatoes do not need to be in the sunlight in order to ripen. If you have green fruit on the plants in the fall when frost is approaching, pick the tomatoes and store them in a cool, dark place to ripen.

Tomato Varieties

In general paste or Roma-type tomatoes are the best to using for canning, as they have thicker, meatier walls and far less water. And cherry tomatoes are the worst to use, as they are mostly water.  But you can use any type you can get hold of.  You may just have to cook them down longer to boil off excess water.  See our Master list of tomato varieties

Growing tomatoes

Canning, Freezing, Drying, Preserving Tomatoes and more!

Below are links to pages with easy and reliable directions about how to can, preserve, freeze and make other goodies from tomatoes.  Some of these require a Pressure Canner to prevent potential spoilage and food poisoning, due to the low acid content of the food.  For others, you can use a water bath canner OR a Pressure Canner.  I've noted what's required for each, below, following each entry, with
W for water bath,
P for Pressure canner, and
W, P for either may be used!

And don't miss: Answers to common tomato canning problems and see this page about what to do with your unripe green tomatoes!

Prepping tomatoes

Canning tomatoes (in water bath canners )Home canned tomato soup

Canning Tomatoes in Pressure canners

Freezing Tomatoes

Drying tomatoes

Ripening green tomatoes in your garage or basement

If you want to bring your green tomatoes indoors before a freeze in the Fall, and ripen them, see:

And if you'd like to start you own tomatoes from seed (you can save a small fortune and grow the heirloom varieties you like) see this page for easy directions for growing your own tomato plants from seed.

Frequently Asked Questions About Canning, Freezing and Preserving Tomatoes


Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)