Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Fredericksburg, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula? Farms are open and safe! 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 If you find anything outdated or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!
Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop.
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!
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What's in season in August 2020, and other timely information:
Notes for August 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries
are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe
and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more!
Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours. We also have a
state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements here.
See our comprehensive list of
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, using similar sounding names. 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
waterbath canners and
pressure canners, are getting hard to find as
people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are
selling out. Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying
your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.
Children's Consignment Sales
occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
See these pages to find a local
Strawberry Festival, or a
Cherry or cherry blossom festival
or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.
Fredericksburg, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, 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
Jefferson Davis Highway, Ruther Glen, VA 22546. Phone: (804) 448-0395;
FAX (804) 448-2913, FAX (804) 448-2913. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. (UPDATED: May 18, 2017, 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"
Fredericksburg (City of)
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:
Info@braeheadfarm.com. Open: 7 days a week 10:00 am to 6:00
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,
Click here for our Facebook page. If you need to come before
10:00 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
JUNE: some strawberries,
JULY THROUGH SEPTEMBER: Blackberries, Raspberries,
OCTOBER and NOVEMBER: Pumpkins, vegetables,
and a few blackberries and raspberries.
(UPDATED: May 18, 2017,
JBS) (UPDATED: November 30, 2015,
Under the Stars Farm - Uses natural growing practices, lavender, porta-potties, picnic area, picnic area
(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. Open:
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,
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 06, 2020)
King and Queen County
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: May 18, 2017, JBS) (UPDATED: June 11, 2014,
from their Facebook page)
Pleasant Fields Farm - blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins,
raspberries, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, prepicked produce,
1765 Nelsons Bridge Road, Hanover, VA 23069. Phone: 804-994-2791. Email:
email@example.com. Open: 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, onion, 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."
Bentwaters Farm - spray-free blueberries
1083 Circle Drive, Route 600, Mathews, VA 23109. Phone: 804-725-5839.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: my guess is they have closed - their
website is now junk and I haven't seen an update in years 0- 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. Open: 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
Eastfields Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring
your own food)
85 Preston Pt Rd, Mathews, VA 23109. Phone: 804-725-3948.
email@example.com. Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 12 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. (UPDATED: July 28, 2019)
- 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
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."
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'll phone you back when
they're ready. Directions: Approximately 1/2 mile from Hartfieldost
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Merryvale Farm - beans, flowers, peas, strawberries,
General Puller Hwy, Deltaville, Virginia, VA 23043. Phone: 804-776-7554. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. (UPDATED: May 19, 2017, JBS)
Miller Farms Market -
Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, pumpkins,
strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop,
12101 Orange Plank Road, Locust Grove, VA 22508.
Phone: (540) 850-5009. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Monday-Saturday: 8am-5pm;
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: May 18,
2017, JBS) 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'll be picking strawberries there this weekend.
I'll report back!"
Westmoreland Berry Farm
- Permanently closed
1235 Berry Farm Lane, Colonial Beach, VA 22443. Phone: (804)
224-9171, Phone: (804) 224.9171. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. .Open: 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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