Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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

South-central Virginia (Dinwiddie, Meckl. Nottoway..) U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, by county

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

Brunswick County

  • Browntown Farms - strawberries, possibly also vegetables (it is not clear on their website nor Facebook page which other crops are Pick your own)
    255 Browntown Road, Warfield, VA 23856. Phone: 804 704-0675. Email: Open, Strawberries in May. We offer alread picked and U pick strawberries, strawberry jam/preserves, variety of summer and fall crops. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (ADDED: May 26, 2017, JBS)

Charlotte County

Dinwiddie County

  • Adams Acres- strawberries, strawberries, blueberries, butter beans, all sorts of greens, including collards.- strawberries, strawberries, blueberries, butter beans, all sorts of greens, including collards, u-pick and already picked
    29319 Ellington Road, Petersburg, VA 23805. Phone: 804-732-0696. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm.   Directions: From Petersburg: I-95 S to exit 41. Go N on 35, turn L on 605 and follow signs. They also have a stand with their own corn, tomatoes, eggplant, and much more. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from their VAGrown) (UPDATED: May 03, 2011, by a visitor)
    Comments from a visitor on May 03, 2011: "We LOVE Adams Acres. Excellent picking for strawberries and blueberries. Best to use phone over internet to get in touch with them. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 17, 2009: "We went for the first time last Monday, and we will be regular customers! The produce was wonderful and fresh, the people friendly, and the pick your own blueberries were not only a great experience, but the best I've ever eaten! I can't imagine buying grocery store produce after eating Adams Acres food."
    Another visitor tells me "Adam's also has a sign up list- they will call you when certain produce is ready. It's great!! They also hand our recipes every year- at least with the strawberries. They have reliable hours (I'd check to see- they might be longer than what is listed above) and have time/produce updates on their answering machine."
  • Dinwiddie Farms - closed
    11672 Old Stage Road, Petersburg, VA 23805. UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; There's nothing else about them on the internet, so I assume they have closed. If you have any information to the contrary, please write me.
  • Jarrett's Produce - beets, tomatoes, blueberries, blackberries, zucchini, squash, watermelon, okra, beans, cantaloupe, and more.
    27317 Reams Drive, Petersburg, VA 23805. Phone (804) 861-3551. Cell (407) 579-6719. Open: Be sure to call before you go; their Facebook page has not been updated since 2015, I am going to assume they have closed and remove them at the end of the year, If you have any information to the contrary, please write me. Directions: From 85 south take Squirrel Level Road exit, follow Halifax Road south (toward Richard Bland College) for about 8 miles. Take a right on 606. There may be a sign (a printed sign, not from above!). From 95 south take the Courtland exit, then north on 35, left on 605, 2 miles left again on 605, follow to Halifax Rd and take a right, take a quick left on 606. Click here for a map.
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: "Jarratt's is great- they have lots of fresh seasonal produce like blueberries, tomatoes, onions, watermelon, peppers, beans, various summer squash (yellow, zucchini, pattypans), etc."
    Comments from a visitor on July 10, 2008: "We visited Jarrett's today after getting the suggestion from this website. We had a great time! It looks small from the road, but you have to ride back to the orchards, vines, or bushes. We picked blueberries and blackberries. Nice people, and clean, family friendly fields with lots of juicey fruit! It was worth the trip!!! I would suggest directions from different points in Virginia. We found it easily using mapquest"

Greensville County

  • Skippers Berry Patch - strawberries
    17 Cedar Lane, Skippers, VA 23879. Phone: 434-634-4896. Open: Monday to Saturday from 8 am until 7 pm; closed Sunday; Call for current dates, hours and availability. Directions: call for directions or see Google maps. (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from VAG) (ADDED: June 1, 2013, by JBS)

Lunenburg County

Mecklenburg County

  • Circle H Farms - beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, herbs or spices, lavender, onions, peas, peppers, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Fresh eggs
    815 Tabernacle Road, Buffalo Junction, VA 24529. Phone: 434-210-6441. Email: Open: call, email, or see website for hours. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at our farm stand located on our farm (April-Nov.) We also sell at various local farmers markets. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. now growing over 50 different kinds of vegetables and fruits, along with pasture raised pigs and cows, and both meat and egg laying chickens. We work to provide our community with healthful, nutritious food at an affordable price.
  • The Cabbage Farm - strawberries, farm stand
    1020 Regional Airport Road, Brodnax, VA 23920. Phone: 434 729-2111. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pick your own, Farm stand with pre-picked strawberries. (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from VAG)

Nottoway County

  • Blue Feather Farm - permanently closed
    2276 Ridge Road, Blackstone, VA 23824. UPDATE for 2021, Their Facebook page is gone; There's nothing else about them on the internet, so I assume they have closed. If you have any information to the contrary, please write me. .
  • Windmill Hill Farms - strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches
    1553 Orchard Road, Burkeville, VA 23922. Phone: 434-767-4224. Cell Phone: 434-390-7927. Open: every day during season from 8 am to 8 pm Strawberries: Late April to Early June. Call for availability for fruit picking and prices. Directions: Located between Rts 360 & 460 on Route 621 just outside of Burkeville near Burkes Tavern. Look for the signs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Windmill Hill Farms Facebook page. We sell sweet potatoes in the Fall and some years pumpkins.

Prince Edward County

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