Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in The Shenandoah Valley of 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. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm, and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the information, please let me know!  

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What's in season in August 2017, and other timely information:

Notes for August 2017: Blueberries and peaches are going still in northern and cooler areas, but are mostly finished in the Deep South. Blackberries, figs,  and raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are going strong, although the crop is way diminished in rainy areas like the southeast.  Strawberries are finished, except in the far north, and if the farm planted Day Neutral varieties. Early apples, like Gala, are about to start!

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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 form 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, please write me!

The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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

Augusta County

  • Middle River Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, pumpkins, strawberriesMiddle River Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, pumpkins, strawberries, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    1744 Weyers Cave Road, Grottoes , VA 24442. Phone: 540-249-5430. Alternate Phone: 540-607-0851. Email: info@middleriverfarms.com. Open: Strawberry Season: 7:30 am through 7 pm or until picked out, Monday through Saturday. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Mid May through Mid June Pumpkins and Corn Maze: Mid September through October 31. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: May 17, 2017, JBS)  (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: May 16, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on July 24, 2015: According to the farm's website (and the locals), As of 4/22/15, they are no longer continuing the strawberry portion of their business. They will be operating (and expanding) their pumpkin portion of the farm instead. (UPDATED: July 24, 2015)
  • Pebble Hall Wildflowers and Herbs- flowers, herbs/spices, lavenderPebble Hall Wildflowers and Herbs- flowers, herbs/spices, lavender, U-pick and already picked
    11 Pebble Hall Lane, Weyers Cave, VA 24486. Phone: 540 421 7698. Alternate Phone: 540 234 0504. Email: Ktourje @verzon.net. Open: Any daylight hours,Sunday to Saturday, May 1 to October 31. Directions: Route 81 to Weyers Cave exit. Take Route 256 to Weyers Cave. At light take Route 276 North for one mile. Take right on Chapel Hill Lane. Take first right on Pebble Hall Lane. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: May 17, 2017, JBS) (UPDATED: July 24, 2015) (ADDED: February 18, 2013)
  • Troyer Nursery - strawberries,
    66 Conner Rd, Waynesboro, VA 22980. Phone: 540-932-7363. Open: Monday - Saturday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or till picked out; Closed on Sundays. Directions: I64, exit 94, 340 south 1.5 miles, right on 933 (Conner Road ), go 2/10th mile turn left at Troyer Nursery sign on blue gravel drive. Strawberries: Picking from approximately May 10th to June 15th. Payment: Cash, Check. We open in May with Pick your own strawberries, following with sweetcorn or other veggies. (UPDATED: May 17, 2017, JBS) (ADDED: January 06, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on May 19, 2011: "pick-your-own strawberries. $1.69/lb , $2.19/lb already picked. no fungicides or herbicides used. foliar fertilizers only. I saw where they had a couple acres of corn just out of the ground. phone number is valid, I was just there this morning 5/19/11, "
  • Wenger Grape Farms - Concord and Niagara grapesWenger Grape Farms - Concord and Niagara grapes
    4094 Stuarts Draft Highway, Waynesboro, VA 22980. Phone: (540) 943-4956. Email: wengergrapes@ntelos.net  Directions: Take I-64 to exit 94. Take highway 340 south 1.5 miles. Farm on right.
    Open: 8 am to dark, Monday to Saturday.  Pick-your-own and fresh-picked September and early October. You and your family are invited to visit our vineyards, learn how grapes are grown, and share in the harvest. Wenger Grape Farms is located in the Shenandoah Valley 1.5 miles from I-64 on Route 340 South between Waynesboro and Stuarts Draft, Virginia. The majority of our grapes are the Concord and Niagara varieties. We also have a few of the Mars, Delaware, and Moore Red varieties. We supply grapes to local grocery stores, fruit stands, and wineries. Grapes are available at the farm house for customers who would like to pick their own (PYO), or choose from our selection of already picked grapes.  Harvest generally runs from late August or early September, for 2 to 3 weeks. During our harvest, we are open from 8 AM until dark, Monday through Saturday.(UPDATED: May 17, 2017, JBS)  (UPDATED: August 27, 2008)

Bath County

Church Hill Produce - blueberries, raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (black), strawberries,Harrisonburg City

Highland County

  • Church Hill Produce - blueberries, raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (black), strawberries,
    259 Church Hill Road, Doe Hill, VA 24433. Phone: 540-396-3639. Open: Strawberry Season (May - June) - hours vary, check the answering machine or Facebook; Saturdays On-Site - U Pick Berries (June to September) 7am to 11am. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From McDowell head north on Doe Hill Road; go five miles; take a left onto Church Hill Road; the field is behind McKendree Chapel with the 8 foot fence. Payment: Cash, Check. In Operation for Five Years; a family farm of 8 acres providing fresh, local produce to the Highland County community via roadside stands, farmers' market and on-site sales. Bulk ordering available. (ADDED: July 09, 2015)

Lexington City

Rockbridge County

Rockingham County

  • Broadway Berries - Uses natural growing practices, strawberries, U-pick and already pickedBroadway Berries - Uses natural growing practices, strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    13812 South Sunset Drive, Broadway, VA 22815. Phone: 540-208-2010. Email: broadwayberries@gmail.com. Open: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 8 am to 2 pm; Thursday from 3 pm to 8 pm; Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm, mid May to mid June. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Please call before you come to make sure we are not picked out. We offer both 'u-pick' and 'we-pick' options. Please visit our farm in the Shenandoah Valley to have the fun of a 'u-pick' or purchase some 'we-pick' quarts. We also offer pre-picked quarts at the Harrisonburg Farmer's Market on Tuesdays and Saturdays during the strawberry season. (UPDATED: May 17, 2017, JBS) (ADDED: May 30, 2015)
    Comments from a visitor on June 02, 2012:  "We actually just came back from picking strawberries at Broadway Berries in Broadway, VA and loved it!  It was easy to find, friendly and helpful staff and we loved that they were organic (pesticide free)!  The strawberries were all good size and they had a big selection.  Their prices were $3/lb. and they give you containers, baskets and boxes to use in the field and to carry home in.  We got their right when they opened (followed their Facebook page) and had no trouble finding a spot or finding good strawberries (but there were already at least 5 families there so definitely get there early!).  We had a great time!"
  • Hickory Hill Farm - blueberries,
    Happy Valley Road, Keezletown, VA 22832. Phone: (540) 269-6251. Open: Early June through mid July. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We are open for pick your own blueberries several days a week during June and July. Our weekly schedule varies depending on the weather forecast and quantity of berries, so check our website frequently for the latest updates!. (ADDED: May 23, 2017)
  • Hilberts Strawberry Farm - strawberries (see the comments)
    Nazarene Church Road, west of Dayton, VA. Phone: (540) 879-2595. Open: Call ahead to see if the farm will be open on weekdays. Very busy on Saturdays; be there by 8:00 am for good picking. Crop availability: Late May through mid-June. Call ahead to be sure that they are picking. The Hilberts don't spray their plants in the spring, preferring to trade a few weeds for strawberries you can eat straight out of the patch.Sometimes, pre-picked berries are available, too. (UPDATED: May 10, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on June 02, 2012: Rained out in 2011. Picked out in 2012. No longer pick your own - but they will have pre-picked strawberries again for 2013. (UPDATED: June 02, 2012)
    Comments from a visitor on May 10, 2010: "I just called the farm tonight and Hilberts are charging $1.75 per pound for 2010. They didn't provide a price for pre-picked berries, but those are available"
  • Hobbit Hill Farm - Certified Organic, blueberries,
    6460 Showalter Road, Mount Crawford, VA 22841. Phone: (540) 234-9607. Email: hobbithillfarmva@gmail.com. Open: Season begins around June 20 and lasts 2 to 3 weeks - Best time is usually at the beginning of the season; Please check our website or facebook page for daily picking updates in season. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (NOP, SQE)  (UPDATED: June 06, 2017) (UPDATED: May 15, 2017) (UPDATED: June 18, 2016) (UPDATED: July 22, 2013) (ADDED: March 10, 2013, from VG)
  • Hopkins Gap Produce - strawberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    3788 Hopkins Gap Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22802. Phone: (540) 209-3867. Email: solomurray95@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 7 pm; May 10 through June 10 (approximately). Directions: From Harrisonburg: take Route 33 West 1.5 miles past Hinton. Turn right on Whitmore Shop Road (Rt 613). Follow 4 miles to stop sign. Turn left on Hopkins Gap Road (Rt 763). We are the first driveway on the right in 1/4 miles. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry season is early May through early June;. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: May 13, 2017)
  • Overlook Farms and Produce LLC - strawberries, Fresh eggs
    907 Dinkel Ave, Mt Crawford , VA 22841. Phone: 540-421-6913. Email: juslm@yahoo.com. Open: 6:30 until usually 3 weeks May to June. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (UPDATED: May 17, 2017, JBS)  (UPDATED: January 31, 2017) (ADDED: January 28, 2017)
  • Ratliff's Christmas Tree and Blueberry Farm -Ratliff's Christmas Tree and Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    19138 Ratliff Lane, Timberville, VA 22853. Phone: 540-896-8442. Alternate Phone: 540-896-2431. Email: Ratlifftreefarm.weebly.com . Open: Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, July 1 thru August 1 for blueberries and Thanksgiving to Christmas daily, 9:00 am to dark for Christmas trees. Directions: 5 miles west of Timberville, Va. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: July 08, 2016) (UPDATED: August 02, 2014)  (ADDED: June 28, 2012)
  • Ratliff's Pick your own blueberries - blueberries, school tours
    19101 Ratliff Lane, Timberville, VA 22853. Phone: 540-896-2431. Email: Daddyrat@aol.com. Email: Delmerlee@aol.com.  Open: July 1 to August 1 on Fridays and Saturdays only 9:00am until 6:00pm. Directions: From Harrisonburg follow route 42 north to Broadway Va. Stay on route 42 until you reach stop light. Turn left on route 259 west and drive approximately 4 miles; turn right onto route 613/ north mountain road at the big blueberry sign. Follow the signs to our farm. July 1st through August 1st. Payment: Cash, Check. We are also a pick your own christmas tree farm which is open November 1st through December 24th,7 days a week 9:00am until dark. s well as selling Christmas Trees, Ratliff Tree Farm also has a Pick-Your-Own Blueberry Farm. We have over 950 plants that have the biggest and the best-tasting blueberries in the Shenandoah Valley. In 2017, Blueberries are only $3.50 a pound.   (ADDED: July 10, 2016)
  • Showalter's Orchard and Greenhouse - apples, strawberries, Showalter's Orchard and Greenhouse - apples, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)
    17769 Honeyville Road, Timberville, VA 22853. Phone: 540-896-7582. Fax: 540-896-9795. Email: Sarah@showaltersorchard.com. Open: Pick your own apples, Saturdays Mid September through third Saturday in October. Directions: From Route 42 north in Timberville, turn west on Orchard Drive. Travel 2.6 miles. Turn right onto Honeyville Road. Follow the signs to the top of the hill. Apple Harvest Celebration third Saturday in October annually. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. We offer the opportunity to pick your fruit throughout the harvest season, typically beginning in early August and finishing up in late October. The apple varieties frequently change as each type of apple ripens on the trees. Our pricing is by volume (measured in bushels). You choose a measured bag in denominations of 1/2 peck, peck, 1/2 bushel, and bushel. When your bag is level full, you will have picked the given amount.  (UPDATED: May 17, 2017, JBS) (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from VAG) (ADDED: September 11, 2011)

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

Augusta County

  • Bubba's Sweet Nectar, LLC - Honey (retail), Honey (wholesale), Raw honeys, Strained honey,
    Evershire St, Waynesboro, VA 22980. Phone: 540-415-0409. Email: bubba@bubbassweetnectar.com. Open: Follow the Store Links provided. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. We carry Clover and Wildflower Honey from the Shenandoah Valley Region. We do not offer a brick and mortar store as our growers are scattered throughout the valley. But, you can check out our websight for locations that retail our honey in Augusta, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Albemarle, Nelson, Bath, Amherst, Culpeper, and Loudon Counties. Also, we are in Washington DC. Call or email us for bulk quantities for meade making, wineries, and breweries. We also wholesale to retail outlets by cases. Occasionally, we trade for variteies not produced in VA like Tupelo, Orange Blossom and Sourwood on a limited basis. (ADDED: March 26, 2015)

Rockingham County

  • Golden Angels Apiary - Honey (retail), Honey from hives on the farm, Tupelo honey, Unfiltered, naturally produced honey
    11046 Wills Creek Road, Singers Glen, VA. Phone: 540-833-5104.
  • Overlook Farms and Produce LLC - Honey (retail), Raw honeys, Other honey products, Fresh eggs
    907 Dinkel Ave, Mt Crawford , VA 22841. Phone: 540-421-6913. Email: juslm@yahoo.com. Open: Monday - Saturday 9am to 6:30pm closed Sunday. Directions: For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (ADDED: January 31, 2017)
  • Showalter's Orchard and Greenhouse - Honey (retail), Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)
    17769 Honeyville Road, Timberville, VA 22853. Phone: 540-896-7582. Fax: 540-896-9795. Email: Sarah@showaltersorchardandgreenhouse.com. Open: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday 8am to 5pm, Closed Sundays; April through June and September through November. Directions: From Route 42 north in Timberville, turn west on Orchard Drive. Travel 2.6 miles. Turn right onto Honeyville Road. Follow the signs to the top of the hill. Apple Harvest Celebration third Saturday in October annually. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: September 11, 2011)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Rockingham County

  • Overlook Farms and Produce LLC - Beef, Pork, Fresh water fish farm, No hormones used, 100% grass and/or grain fed, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Eggs (free range), sausage, Bacon (pork), Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, No pets please, Fresh eggs
    907 Dinkel Ave, Mt Crawford , VA 22841. Phone: 540-421-6913. Email: juslm@yahoo.com. Open: Monday - Saturday 9am to 6:30pm closed Sunday. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (ADDED: January 31, 2017)

Maple syrup sugarworks:

Highland County

  • Fair Lawn Farm - Fancy maple syrup, Dark amber maple syrup, Organic maple syrup, tours, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours, group reservations
    3118 Mill Gap Road, Monterey, VA 24465. Phone: 540 468-3094. Email: Tjduff@htcnet.org. Open: We open our trees in mid February, and begin cooking immediately; For a personal tour of the opening process, and to avoid the crowds,please call us for a hands on experience second to none; We are children friendly, and encourage hands on participation. Directions: From staunton virginia, take route 250 west approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to monterey. Take route 220 south for 3 miles to route 84 west for three miles, our farm is the large red brick farmhouse on the right. Good signage. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We offer a farm experience typical of the 1880's through the 1930's. (UPDATED: June 16, 2016)  (ADDED: February 01, 2015)

Farm Venues for Weddings, Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Rockingham County

  • Showalter's Orchard and Greenhouse - Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, Filming or photo shoots, Other Private Parties, You may bring your own food, Bring Your Own Tables and chairs, Bring your own linens and table silverware, BYO alcohol, Servers Must Be Licensed for alcohol, Hotel nearby, Apple Orchard, Pumpkin patch, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)
    17769 Honeyville Road, Timberville, VA 22853. Phone: 540-896-7582. Fax: 540-896-9795. Email: Sarah@showaltersorchardandgreenhouse.com. Open: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday 8am to 5pm, Closed Sundays; April through June and September through November. Directions: From Route 42 north in Timberville, turn west on Orchard Drive. Travel 2.6 miles. Turn right onto Honeyville Road. Follow the signs to the top of the hill. Apple Harvest Celebration third Saturday in October annually. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: September 11, 2011)

Wholesale Foods

Rockingham County

  • Overlook Farms and Produce LLC - Local sales at our farm, some produce is sustainably grown, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Fresh eggs
    907 Dinkel Ave, Mt Crawford , VA 22841. Phone: 540-421-6913. Email: juslm@yahoo.com. Open: Monday - Saturday 9am to 6:30pm closed Sunday. Directions: For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (ADDED: January 31, 2017)
  • Showalter's Orchard and Greenhouse - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)
    17769 Honeyville Road, Timberville, VA 22853. Phone: 540-896-7582. Fax: 540-896-9795. Email: Sarah@showaltersorchardandgreenhouse.com. Open: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday 8am to 5pm, Closed Sundays; April through June and September through November. Directions: From Route 42 north in Timberville, turn west on Orchard Drive. Travel 2.6 miles. Turn right onto Honeyville Road. Follow the signs to the top of the hill. Apple Harvest Celebration third Saturday in October annually. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Apple cider. (ADDED: September 11, 2011)

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