Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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

Fredericksburg, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, by county

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

Mount Olympus Berry Farm - Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, melons, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins and gourds

Caroline County

  • Mount Olympus Berry Farm - Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, melons, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins and gourds
    23298 Jefferson Davis Highway, Ruther Glen, VA 22546. Phone: (804) 448-0395; FAX (804) 448-2913, FAX (804) 448-2913. Email: Directions: Located at U.S. 1 in Carmel Church. I-95 exit 104 (Bowling Green/Carmel Church). Go west on Route 207 to U.S. Route 1. Turn right (north) on U.S. 1. Go approximately one mile. Farm in on the left. Open: 9 am to 6 pm, daily, April-October 31. Call for current in-season hours.Mount Olympus Farm is a family owned farm located between Richmond and Fredericksburg, VA. You can pick-your-own (PYO) strawberries, blueberries and blackberries. We also take pride in offering a large variety of high quality fresh vegetables including many heirloom varieties. Our garden center has many perennials, herbs, annuals, shrubs, etc. Can't make it to our farm? Look for the Mt. Olympus truck bringing fresh produce to several Northern Virginia producer-only farmer's markets. Farm stand and garden center/nursery with locally-grown fruit and veggies. Jams, jellies, and local honey available. Convenient to Richmond or Northern Virginia areas. Customers welcome to picnic by the lake. Arrange for your daycare or school group to come pick their own pumpkin. Please call for current hours and picking conditions. They also have bulk / wholesale pumpkins. Mt. Olympus Berry Farm Facebook page. (UPDATED: September 20, 2020 JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on July 12, 2011: "Excellent. First visit this weekend & would highly recommend it. We went for U-pick blueberries & blackberries, both of which were available this past weekend. Also have nice farm market., restrooms, picnic area. Not organic, but sustainable. I think they do holiday themed events. A lot of detail on their web page & on Facebook"

Essex County

Braehead Farm - strawberries, beans, blackberries, cucumbers, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, tomatoes,

Fredericksburg City

  • Braehead Farm - strawberries, beans, blackberries, cucumbers, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Phone: 540-899-9848. Fax: 540-899-9847. Email: Open: 7 days a week 10 am to 6 pm; Open until 6:30 pm on Saturdays during the Harvest Festival from September 28 to November 3. Directions: Interstate 95 to Route 3 East, go approximately 2 miles to right on Belman Road, right on Tyler Street, farm on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. If you need to come before 10 Am to beat the heat, just give us a call in advance and we will try to accommodate you! Availability of Pyo: APRIL: Strawberries and could possibly be ready by the end of April! Also pre-picked asparagus in the Market! Asparagus is the only crop we grow that is NOT pick-your-own.
    MAY: strawberries,
    JUNE: some strawberries, vegetables
    JULY THROUGH SEPTEMBER: Blackberries, Raspberries, tomatoes, vegetables
    OCTOBER and NOVEMBER: Pumpkins, vegetables, and a few blackberries and raspberries.
    (UPDATED: November 30, 2015, JBS)

Gloucester County

  • Under the Stars Farm - Uses natural growing practices, lavender, porta-potties, picnic area, picnic area you may bring your own food
    11532 Harcum Road, Gloucester, VA 23061. Phone: (804) 413-9131. Email: Open: Hours vary considerably; please see our website or Facebook page for current availability and hours; Private Tours and Appointments available upon request. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Under the Stars farm is located on highway 198 in Gloucester, Virginia. Lavender Season is typically: April 20 to July 15. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 06, 2020)

King and Queen County

Bell Acres Blackberry Farm -Blackberries, Day Lilies, sweet corn

King William County

  • Bell Acres Blackberry Farm -Blackberries, Day Lilies, sweet corn
    906 Roane Oak Road, King William, VA 23086. Phone: 804-769-3449. Cash and carry. No restrooms or picnic area. Directions: Take Route 360 east of Mechanicsville. Travel to intersection of Route 360 and Route 30. Turn right on Route 30. Go approximately 4 miles to Route 650 (beside VDOT headquarters). Turn left on Route 650. Farm is 1 mile on right. Located off VA Hyw 30 at VDOT Maintenance garage and communications tower. Open: 8 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday; 8 am to 12 noon, Saturday; closed Sunday. Please bring your own containers to take berries home. (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their Facebook page)
  • Crooked Creek Muscadines - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, muscadine grapes, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, No dogs allowed except for service animals
    6709 Mount Olive Cohoke Rd, King William, VA 23086. Phone: (240) 210-2425. Email: Open: September 1st to October 15th; Friday 12 pm - 5 pm Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, All credit cards.
    (ADDED: September 28, 2023)
  • Pleasant Fields Farm - blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberriesPleasant Fields Farm - blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, prepicked produce, restrooms
    1765 Nelsons Bridge Road, Hanover, VA 23069. Phone: 804-994-2791. Email: Open: UPDATE FOR 2021: here will not be any pick your own in 2021 Hopefully maybe in 2022;
    Pick - your - own is available from daylight to dark and Hayrides and Haunted Forest is open Thursdays and Fridays 5pm to 10pm and Saturdays and Sundays 1pm to 10pm. We open in May with pick-your-own Strawberries and our Self-Serve Stand; Then we have Blueberries ,Blackberries and Raspberries; In the fall starting October2 pm to November 1st We have our hayrides and Haunted Forest along with pumpkins and Mums. Directions: Route 30 to Dabneys Mill Road; go about 1 mile; Turn right onto Nelsons Bridge Road; Farm will be about a 1 on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in April through October. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. (UPDATED: May 04, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on August 02, 2009: "My husband and I went picking at Pleasant Fields Farm this morning. Blackberries were plentiful, and raspberries were just beginning to come into season. Blueberries were advertised, but were picked clean. The farm is open from daylight to dark. Today (a Sunday) it was operating on the honor system, and cash or checks could be left for payment. There was a nice farm stand with lots of produce pre=picked: watermelons, corn, butternut squash, zucchini, acorn squash, eggplant, apples, oranges, peaches, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, a variety of potatoes, lemons, limes, and fresh honey. I don't know how much of it was local (the tomatoes and honey definitely were). No fresh cut flowers available, but we weren't looking for them anyway. There is a restroom available."

Lancaster County

Mathews County

  • Bentwaters Farm - spray-free blueberries
    1083 Circle Drive, Route 600, Mathews, VA 23109. Phone: 804-725-5839. Email: Open: UPDATE for 2020 and 2021: my guess is they have closed - their website is now junk and I haven't seen an update in years I'll remove them at the end of 2021 if I do not hear otherwise, do call before you go. Directions: From I-64 at West Point exit #220, follow Route 33 to the intersection with Route 17 at Glenns. Crossing Route 17, Route 33 becomes Route 198. Follow to Route 14 at Mathews Court House, continue on Route 14 east for approximately 8 miles to the Newpoint Fire Station. Turn right onto Circle Drive (Route 600) approximately 1 mile lane on right marked with sign. by appointment, pick your own beginning in August, on Friday and Saturday only, no Sundays; Call or e-mail for an appointment. Isolated waterfront farm in beautiful Mathews County, Virginia. Check the area's website or call toll free, 1-877-725-4BAY, for features and accommodations. Friendly farm animals - sheep, cashmere goats, llamas, and Angora rabbits, a treat for young and old. Pick-your-own season is typically mid-July through August. Fresh-picked berries for your convenience, also. Pure wool yarn for knitters or weavers. Finished hand crafted wool products, as well. Hand woven baskets and unique walking staffs and canes. Scheduled classes for spinning, weaving, dying yarn, knitting and basket weaving are also offered for groups or individuals. Eastfields Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
  • Eastfields Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area you may bring your own food
    85 Preston Pt Rd, Mathews, VA 23109. Phone: 804-725-3948. Email: Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 1 pm; July and August. Directions: From highway 17 in Gloucester-Take Route 14E to Mathews. Make right onto Route 611, right onto 621, right onto 622, left onto Thurston Road. Take first right onto Preston Point Road go to end. From I-64 Exit at West Point, take Route 33 to Glenns, cross over Route 17 to Route 198. Continue East to Mathews. Take Route 198 to Route 621, make right continue to Route 622 and follow as above. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Pick your own spray free blueberries in chemical free environment. We do not use pesticides on bushes or herbicides on field. Picking buckets are provided. Bring take home container(low flat box). Call ahead (804 725-3948) or check with Facebook to confirm hours opened. Berries are Virginia's Finest, we are also recipient of Clean Water Farm Award. Farm raised oysters grown and available on premises. Oyster aquaculture supplies and free advisory service. Picnic area and restroom available. astfields Farms is a diversified farm offering chemical and spray free u-pik blueberries. Eastfields has been active in aquaculture since 1984, providing farm raised oysters and aquaculture supplies and advisory services. (UPDATED: June 2, 2022
  • Tater Neck Blueberry Farm - Blueberries.
    Route 608/ Potato Neck Road, Port Haywood, VA 23138. Phone: (804) 725-2623. They are open during the day light hours and use no chemicals on their bushes.
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: "If no one is there, they have an honor policy on what you pick and how to pay. Do bring your bug spray, because the very nearby marsh can cause some very hungry mosquitoes. There are no restrooms or frills, just yummy berries. It is truly a treat to go and pick your own and make something special with your kids and mine really appreciate the break from the city life to do such things. I picked there as a child and now I am giving that gift to my children. Many of the bushes are well over the height of 6ft so you don't even have to bend over to pick. The berries are always plum and jucy. I have been picking my blueberries there for over 20 years. You can pick your own and weigh them for a price or the Family's grandchildren will pick yours for you, for a price."

Middlesex County

  • Lew Bristow's Blackberry Farm - blackberries,
    9607 General Puller Highway, Hartfield, VA 23071. Phone: 804-776-7785. Open: Monday through Saturday 9 am to 5 pm Mother Nature permitting; Feel free to phone for availability and leave message; We will phone you back when they're ready. Directions: Approximately 1/2 mile from Hartfieldost Office.Post Office. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Merryvale Farm - beans, flowers, peas, strawberries,
    15873 General Puller Hwy, Deltaville, Virginia, VA 23043. Phone: 804-776-7554. Email: Open: Monday through Wednesday, from 10 am to 5 pm; Thursday and Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm; Saturday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Locally grown produce for over eighty years. Spring strawberries, summer veggie variety, and our world famous fall sweet potatoes.

Northumberland County

Spotsylvania County

  • Miller Farms Market - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, picnic area
    12101 Orange Plank Road, Locust Grove, VA 22508. Phone: (540) 850-5009. Email: Open: Monday-Saturday: 8 am to 5 pm; closed on: Sundays. Directions: From Orange use route 20 north for 12 miles. Turn right on route 621. Drive 8 miles and we are on the left. From Fredericksburg use route 3 west for 9 miles. Turn left on route 621. Drive 5 miles and we are on the right. Strawberries: Starting May 10 , Blackberries: starting July 1, Pumpkins starting September 15. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. We also have natural milk products (milk in glass bottles, yogurt, cheese, ice cream), and natural meat products(beef, pork, chicken, lamb, bison). . Click here for a link to our Facebook page. UPDATED: October 19, 2013X)
    Comments from a visitor on July 12, 2011: "We pick strawberries here every year, including this year (we went twice!). That's an excellent farm. Late in the strawberry season, they reduce their prices as the picking gets more scarce. As your listing already says, they do u-pick strawberries & blackberries. They have an outstanding farm market with fresh produce, local meat, dairy, honey, preserves, gifts, plants, etc. They have a picnic & play area, and they're a super nice farm family. Their only down side is that they aren't open on Sundays, which is frequently the only day I have free for a u-pick adventure. That's how we ended up going to Mt. Olympus instead. Both are great places, I would easily recommend either one.".. (
    Comments from a visitor on May 26, 2010: "Miller Farms Markets is still up and running, and we will be picking strawberries there this weekend. I'll report back!"

Stafford County

Westmoreland County

  • Westmoreland Berry Farm - Permanently closed
    Colonial Beach, VA 22443. UPDATE for 2020, Their Facebook page says they no longer offer Pick-your-own "we have made the decision to close Westmoreland Berry Farm and no longer be open to the public. We will be changing the operations and implementing more traditional farming practices. There are many reasons that have led us to this decision but the main one is a strong belief in our family values. Operating the farm as we were was taking us away from valuable time with our children and the recent born grandchildren.". Click here for a link to our Facebook page.

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