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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia? Farms are open and safe! 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. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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! Pricing information - We now have a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop. Let me know when you see price changes! In 2022, you can save money by picking your own and canning your own, but brace yourself for steep price increases, which are affecting EVERYTHING! For quality, taste, nutrition and value, you still can't beat most PYO farms. If need need large quantities for canning, ask if they have "seconds"
 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.

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 August 2022, and other timely information:

Notes for August 2022: Summer is almost here and that means Strawberry season is upon us!  It started in February in Florida, Texas, southern California; 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. Cherries and Blueberries have started in the South typically are available in most areas by the end of June . Of course, cool weather crops, like Rhubarb, asparagus and greens should be available almost everywhere through June. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates. 

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, or a Cherry or cherry blossom festival or a Blueberry festival.

We also have 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.  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 occur in both the Spring and Fall  See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2022, by county

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

Augusta County

  • Faintingberry Farm - blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and occasionally strawberries
    Tinkling Spring Rd, Staunton, VA 24401. Phone: (540) 255-4174. We also breed, raise, and sell Tennessee Fainting Goats. Open: call for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions.
  • Middle 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: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021, I see no mention of pyo crops (other then pumpkins) on their Facebook page in years, so I assume they have discontinued U-pick; I've asked but have not year heard back from the farm; 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.
    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.
  • Pebble Hall Wildflowers and Herbs- flowers, herbs or spices, lavenderPebble Hall Wildflowers and Herbs- flowers, herbs or 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 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.
  • Sunrise Orchard - apples
    218 Mt. Tabor Rd, Staunton, VA 24401. Phone: 540-886-5186. Email: [email protected]. Open: September until they are gone; 11 am to 6 pm. U-Pick apple orchard with speciality gifts & items. As a Pick - your- own Apple Orchard, we take pride in offering the best Apples that the season will allow. Weather has a lot to do with our yearly crop. We are dedicated to serving the needs of our customers each and every day. We have been serving the community for over 18 years.
  • Troyer Nursery - strawberries,
    66 Conner Rd, Waynesboro, VA 22980. Phone: 540-932-7363. Email: [email protected]. 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 fresh picked sweet corn, rhubarb, asparagus or other veggies.
    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 Grapes - table grapes (with seeds), porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food)
    4094 Stuarts Draft Highway, Waynesboro, VA 22980. Phone: (540) 943-4956. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call for current hours.Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From the north or east: Take exit 94 on I-64 at Waynesboro. Turn left/south onto Route 340/Stuarts Draft Highway. Go 2 miles, and our farm is located on the right. From the south: Take exit 213 on I-81/I-64 for Route 11 toward Route 340/Greenville. Turn right onto Route 11 for 0.2 mi. Turn left/north onto Route 340 toward Waynesboro. Go 10.2 miles, passing through the town of Stuarts Draft, and the farm is on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Grape season is Labor Day through September;. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. 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.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. (UPDATED: September 16, 2018)

Bath County

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

Highland County

  • Church Hill Produce - strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    4415 Seldom Seen Rd, Doe Hill, VA 24433. Phone: (540) 396-3639. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021 We are NOT having U Pick Season due to the decreased size of the patch;. prepicked May 25 through June 2; see their Facebook page as well as answering machine. 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. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. k. 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. (UPDATED: April 01, 2019) (ADDED: July 09, 2015)

Lexington City

Rockbridge County

Rockingham County

  • Broadway Berries - closed indefinitely
    13812 South Sunset Drive, Broadway, VA 22815. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website/Facebook page says they are closed indefinitely  Broadway Berries is sad to announce it is closed indefinitely. We greatly enjoyed serving the Shenandoah Valley and surrounding areas with our organically-grown, nutrient dense strawberries. (ADDED: May 30, 2015)
  • Cross Keys Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, peaches, Honey from hives on the farm
    3022 Cross Keys Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. Phone: (434) 953-6661. Email: [email protected]. Open: June through October Tuesday through Friday 3 pm to 6 Saturday 9 am to 6. Directions: We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: January 15, 2021)
  • East Rockingham Chestnuts - chestnuts, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, picnic area
    13070 Model Road, Elkton, VA 22827. Phone: (540) 421-8563. Alternate Phone: (540) 705-0570. Email: [email protected]. Open: Last two weekends in September and the first two weekends in October; Hours are 10am to 4pm. Directions: Interstate 81 in Virginia to route 33 east. Approx 14 miles to right on Model Road. (At the light across from the entrance to Masanutten Resort). Approx 1 mile to farm on left side of Model road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: August 23, 2021)
  • 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!.Typical seasons are Blueberries: early June to mid July; and these ALREADY HARVESTED crops: Tomatoes: July and August, Sweet corn: July and August, Grapes: August and September, Sorghum syrup: October. (UPDATED: November 16, 2020 JBS) (ADDED: May 23, 2017)
  • Hobbit Hill Farm - Certified Organic, blueberries,
    66460 Showalter Road, Mount Crawford, VA 22841. Phone: (540) 234-9607. Email: [email protected]. Open: We offer pick - your - own USDA certified organic blueberries in season; We like to say that our blueberries are sort of "beyond organic" since they are only touched by rain and sunshine; We usually open for picking in the middle of June and our season only lasts a few weeks! Please check our website or Facebook page for picking updates and to join our mailing list. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: October 16, 2018)
  • Hopkins Gap Produce - strawberries, pumpkins, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    3788 Hopkins Gap Road, Rockingham VA 22802. Phone: (540) 867-0651. Email: [email protected].. Open: Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 7 pm; May 10 through June 10 (approximately), call before coming to ensure they have strawberries to pick, and it is weather dependent so they may not have PYO every day. The 2021 price of berries is $2.50/lb PYO or $20/gal pre-picked. 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. (UPDATED: June 04, 2021)  (ADDED: May 13, 2017)Broadway Berries - Uses natural growing practices, strawberries, U-pick and already picked
  • Overlook Farms and Produce LLC - strawberries, Fresh eggs
    907 Dinkel Ave, Mt Crawford , VA 22841. Phone: 540-421-6913. Email: [email protected]. Open: 6:30 until ?; strawberries are usually 3 weeks May to June; market is open April 16th-October 31st. Directions: Right Off Exit 240 on Interstate 81. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. we grow a large variety of vegetables and plants. We also sell no antibiotic meat that was raised on our farm. We have pick-your-own strawberries and also sell fresh seafood, Free- Range Eggs and much more! (ADDED: January 28, 2017)
  • Ratliff's Christmas Tree and Blueberry Farm - blueberries, school toursRatliff's Christmas Tree and Blueberry Farm -
    19101 Ratliff Lane, Timberville, VA 22853. Phone: 540-896-2431. Email: [email protected]. Email: [email protected]. Open: July 1 to August 1 on Monday Thru Thursday from 8 am to 12 pm; Friday and Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm. 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. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. - Directions: 5 miles west of Timberville, Va. Click here for a map and directions. (UPDATED: June 14, 2021)  (ADDED: July 10, 2016)
  • Ryan's Fruit Market - cherries
    118651 North Mountain Road, Timberville, VA 22853. Phone: 540-896-2181. Open: The U-Pick Cherry Orchard usually starts the first week of June; At Harrisonburg farm market or at our stand Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm. Also fresh picked apples, peaches, vegetables,
    seasonal cider and apple butter. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.. (ADDED: September 17, 2018, JBS)
  • 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: [email protected]. 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. Showalters Orchard and Greenhouse Facebook page.  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 12, 2014, from VAG)

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