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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Richmond area of Southeastern Virginia? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Richmond area of Southeastern 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 If you find anything outdated or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 Camping.com 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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
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website and make improvements!
What's in season in December 2022, and other timely information:
Notes for December 2022: Fall is here and that means apples are in full force but they will be gone fast (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!).
Yes, apple prices are up, like they are for everything else. Some crops continue until
frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's
crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
seasonal updates. Click here for U.S. Apple Crop facts.
See these pages to find a local
and other festivals.
We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for
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. 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
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!
Richmond area of Southeastern Virginia U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2022, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
- Rocky Branch Farm, Inc - strawberries
Holly Farms Road, Jetersville, VA 23083. Phone: 804 561-5649. Open: 8
to 8, Monday-Saturday. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries, tomatoes,
squash, cucumbers, peppers, sweet corn, lettuce, cabbage, collards,
bedding plants, hanging baskets, and Rocky Branch Farm homemade jam.
Charles City County
Barry's Berries and Jan's Jams - No pesticides are used, blackberries,
raspberries, blueberries, figs, picnic area you may bring your own food
8200 W. Cool Hill Road, Providence Forge , VA
23140. Phone: 804-966-7357. Alternate Phone: 804-513-7044. Fax:
[email protected]. Open: 7 days a week 7 am to 7 pm by appointment only
call for appointment. Directions: exit interstate 64 south on
Roxbury road (route 106) turn left on Barnetts road (route 609) turn left on
west Cool Hill road (route 631) county left west off of sign and will not
fix it. turn left into farm driveway 8200 west Cool Hill road. Rosetree Hill
Farm Barry's Berries Jan's jams.
Click here for a map and directions. call and check for what is ready to
pick, or e mail and request to be emailed when different berries are ready
to pick. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check,
Visa, MasterCard, Discover. We also have mulberries and wonderful homemade
jams made by Jan's Jams. We have 20 different jams we make a few are
seasonal the rest available all year. Call and see what we have to purchase
Point Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, pecans , U-pick and already picked
17711 Sandy Point Road,
Charles City, VA 23030. Phone: (757) 903-6820. Alternate Phone: (757) 645-8446. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Late
November-January; Call Ahead to arrange time and get directions. Directions: Located in Charles City County, off scenic Route 5. 15 miles west
of Williamsburg. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Fresh crop Stuart variety pecans in-shell from mature pecan grove.
Winter of 2021-2022 price $3.00/lb You Pick or $5.00/lb We Pick Nutritious and delicious! Great for holiday gifting, baking and snacking. Come out and
Pick-Your-Own! We have fun rolling nut-gatherers for your use. Bring bags/containers for your bounty. Call Ahead to arrange a time and to get specific
directions. Bring bags/containers to haul away your bounty!. (UPDATED: December 21, 2021)
- Bright Hope Farm & Apiary - flowers,
Spring Run Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832. Phone: 804-822-0400. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Early March through Early May;
Weekdays: 8am to 6pm Weekends: 8am to 7pm. Directions: Near Pocahontas State
Park in Chesterfield County (southwest of Richmond, Virginia). Follow the
large, yellow, oval signs to a driveway marked with a sky blue mailbox and a
tulip banner. Follow driveway down the hill to the parking area near the
field. Please do not park near the house (private residence).
Click here for a map and directions. Tulips are available from early
March through early May (weather depending); Be sure to call in advance.
Payment: Cash, Check. Bring your camera to capture beautiful images of your
family and friends walking through thousands of Tulip and Daffodil blooms.
Cutting tools provided. Plastic sleeves with water are available for your
convenience to easily carry your bouquets. Weekdays: honor pick and pay
(cash/check only) Weekends: Farmers are onsite to assist you. Debit/Credit
card payments accepted on weekends.
Chesterfield Berry Farm - blackberries, pumpkins, strawberries,
snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy
castle or moon bounce, pony rides, farm animals, school tours, events at
your location (call for info)
20501 Skinquarter Road, Moseley, VA 23120.
Phone: 804-739-9056. Alternate Phone: 804-739-3831. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Strawberry season starts typically at the end of April on Saturday from 9 to 5 pm; see their website for updates. Directions: We are located on
Hull Street Road/360, 6 1/2 miles west of Woodlake. Also, from 288 take the
360 west exit and we are 8 miles on the right hand side.
Click here for a map and directions. Market opens mid
March; Strawberry festival is May; Blackberry picking is July; Fall Harvest starts mid September. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard,
Comments from a visitor on
June 10, 2012: "This farm is very expensive. Just to get into the farm,
it costs $5/person. Can't even pick berries without paying this admission
Comments from a visitor on
April 30, 2009: "My family with young children has really enjoyed this
farms pick your own pumpkins and strawberries. I have been to many farms and
think this was a top notch experience. Go on festival days if you enjoy
activities for children."
Swift Creek Berry Farm - blueberries and vegetables
Road, Moseley, VA 23120. Phone: (804) 739-2037. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
April through October; Call for hours and picking information. Directions: From Richmond, take Route 60
or Powhite Parkway to Charter Colony Parkway. Turn left, go to Genito Road,
turn right, go 4.5 miles and look for signs. Ask about our mums for your
fundraiser. Pick-your-own and fresh-picked blueberries and vegetables.
Annuals, perennials and hanging baskets from our greenhouse in the spring.
Mums, pansies and pumpkins in the fall.
- Maidens Thornless Blackberries - blackberries
2638 River Road West, Maidens, VA 23102. Phone: (804) 556-4164. Open: 7
am to sunset, Monday to Saturday; 1 pm to sunset, Sunday. Call before
Route 6, 1/2 mile east of intersection of Route 522 south and Route 6; or
Route 6, 1 mile east of Goochland Courthouse; or Route 6, 17 miles west of
Parham Road; or Route 6, 12 miles north of intersection of Route 60 and
Route 522; or Route 6, 5 miles south of I-64 at Oilville interchange. Bring your own containers.
We are a small family run farm located in Franklin, Virginia. We started our
"u-pick" strawberry patch 9 years ago and had such a great turn out that we
have been doing it ever since.
Newcastle Bee and Berry Farm - blackberries, strawberries,
from hives on the farm
4900 Broadstreet Road, Louisa, VA 22802. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Tuesdays 8 AM to 12 PM, 6PM to
8PM, Thursdays 8 AM to 12 PM, 6 PM to 8 PM, Saturdays 8 AM to 12 PM, 6 PM to
8 PM, Sundays 11 AM to 2 PM, follow on facebook for closings and picked out
notifications. Call first if traveling a distance to confirm hours and
conditions. Strawberries in
May, Blackberries in July and hopefully raspberries in August. Directions:
On route 250, Hadensville exit (same exit as Goochland Drive in Movie
Click here for a map and directions.
Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: May 05, 2019)
Blue Eden Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, gift
shop, concessions or refreshment stand, picnic area you may bring your own food,
school tours, group reservations
2172 Piping Tree Ferry Road,
Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Phone: (804) 955-9834. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Wednesday to Sunday 9:0am to 4:00pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take
Mechanicsville Turnpike (360) east to West Store. At West Store take a right
onto Old Church Road. (VA 606) Go approximately 3 miles until you see a fork. Bear
left at the fork onto Piping Tree Ferry Road. (State Route 629) Farm is just
over a mile up on your left. Look for an old brick Dutch Colonial.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check,
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: June 09, 2017)
Dodd's Acres Farm
- assumed to be permanently closed
4077 Market Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Phone: 804-781-0180. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their Facebook page has not
been updated in years; and just has junk advertisement posts from others
I assume they have closed permanently. Call for
U-pick hours; We pick every day. Fresh produce at shed all the time when in season. Directions:
I-64 east to Highland Springs or I-295 to exit 31A (Cold Harbor). Bear right
at Citgo station (Market Road). Bear left at Black Creek Country Store
(still Market Road), about 1.25 miles on right. We
have more than 200 acres of vegetables. Pick-your-own and fresh-picked
strawberries. Vegetables picked daily include Hanover tomatoes; summer
squash, zucchini; cherry, grape and Roma tomatoes; tomatillas, bell peppers,
10 kinds of hot peppers; cantaloupes, watermelon; eggplant, access to sweet
corn. Fall pumpkins, turnips, salad greens. (UPDATED: May 12, 2014,
Comments from a visitor on May 01, 2011: "I went to Dodd's Acres Farm in
Hanover last weekend- the strawberries were unbelievable- falling off the
vine and huge! Great prices too- friendly staff. We have always enjoyed
Hanover Peaches - peaches, farm market, restrooms, picnic area,
picnic area you may bring your own food
6012 Elder Ridge Lane, Mechanicsville,
VA 23111. Phone: 804-221-5220. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Saturday - Sunday 10am to 4pm.
Click here for a map and directions. Peaches: June to end of August.
Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Hanover Vegetable Farm - pumpkins, Fresh eggs, porta-potties are available,
restrooms, picnic area, picnic area you may bring your own food,
inflatables or bounce houses, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours,
group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
Road, Ashland, VA 23005. Phone: 804-402-4149. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From
Richmond: Take 64 W to 295 (or 95 N to 295/Charlottesville); take the RT 33
exit 49 toward Montpelier; go 5 miles to Stanley Store and turn right at
light onto Ashland Rd/623- Hanover Vegetable Farm is 1/4 mile on left. From
Fredericksburg/NOVA: Take 95 S to Ashland/RT 54 exit; turn left onto RT 1 S;
take right onto Ashcake/Ashland Road at the Luck Chevrolet/SHEETZ light--go
6 miles to the Hanover Vegetable Farm-we're on the right.
Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze are
open From September 30th through October 31st. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit
cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: February 04, 2016)
Quail Hill Orchard - Strawberries
10537 Gould Hill
Road, Hanover, VA 23069. Phone: 804 746-8688. Email:
[email protected]. Open: during strawberry season; May & the first
half of June from 8am to 7pm or until each day's harvest is picked (Call for
Click here for
a map and directions. Pick-Your-Own Strawberries and a limited supply of veggies
Also see nearby King
William and Caroline Counties here
Gallmeyer Farms The Berry Patch -
Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, strawberries, Honey from
hives on the farm, fresh eggs, restrooms,
picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
3622 Darbytown Ct., Richmond,
VA 23231. Phone: (804)795-9979. Alternate Phone: (804)737-8023. Email:
[email protected]. Open: 7 days a week 8am to 8pm. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We are going to offer free daily
hay rides. Pick your own and prepicked strawberries from early May until middle of June; Annual Strawberry Fields Festival; Fresh picked spring
vegetables grown on this farm. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
Click here for our Facebook page. Pick your own strawberries with NO COVER CHARGE and free containers! We have other, available, Virginia grown
spring vegetables. We also sell bottled water and sodas as well as our famous Gallmeyer Farms local, raw honey harvested from our own hives.(UPDATED: May
New Kent County
Couch's Corner Berries - blackberries, blueberries,
strawberries, raspberries, restrooms, group tours
Road, New Kent, VA 23124. Phone: 804 932-3169. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
Friday - Wednesday (Closed Thursdays) Sun-up to Sun-down; 7AM to 7PM. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions.
Pick your own asparagus, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries and strawberries. Also available honey, beeswax candles and jams. Best to
call first to verify availability.
A visitor writes on July 03, 2014: "I went today with my
children and we had a wonderful time. We picked a bucket of blue
berries and a pint of raspberries. The farmer And his son were very
nice, offering us water because it was hot and driving us to the best
berry picking sections on their golf cart. We also bought yummy honey
and farm made jelly. We will go back again."
A visitor writes on July 02, 2014: "Today we stopped at Couch's
Corner Berries in New Kent, Virginia. We picked five pints of amazing,
delicious raspberries! The prices are very reasonable, the berries
healthy and plentiful, and Mr. Couch was very helpful, even giving us
bottles of water when it got hot. He stated that he has quite a bit of
honey, and described his beekeeping experience as well. We will be
back! Couchs Corner is just a mile or two from the Providence Forge
rest area off I-64 and very easy to find. "
Holly Fork Farm Produce & Pumpkin Patch - blackberries,
strawberries, pumpkins, raspberries (red), Honey from hives on the farm, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, farm
animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call
4901 Holly Fork Road, Barhamsville, VA 23011. Phone: 804
366 6349. Alternate Phone: 757 566 0729. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Tuesday thru Sunday open on
Columbus day Monday closed all other Mondays.
They sometimes get picked out so always check their website or call
before you go.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: You
can take 64 east to the West Point/Toano exit to get to us. We are
about 5 minutes from the interstate, 45-50 minutes from Richmond, an
hour from Virginia Beach and about 35 minutes from Newport News and
Hampton Roads. Feel free to call if you need assistance.
(there is no detour to our farm/IGNORE the signs on the way in or call
if you need assistance getting here) ALSO if you GPS instructs
you to the route using Six Mt. Zion Rd DO NOT TAKE IT.. it is CLOSED
and GPS does not recognize it (not sure why)!!! Pick an alternate
route or give us a call !
Click here for a map and directions. Our farm is seasonal and is
not open year round; We harvest mid to late June until November 1st;
Call or visit our web site for specific hours of operation. Payment:
Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. We do out best to grow fresh
veggies for you in the summer & provide a family friendly, relaxed
pumpkin patch in the fall. We open the patch each year October 1st. We
welcome groups of all types. We are handicapp and pet friendly too
(leashes please). We offer a huge variety of pumpkins, gourds, corn
stalk bundles, straw bales, mums, homemade jams, honey, homemade
cakes, large game area, hay rides, pumpkin launching, pot bellied
pigs, chickens, picnic area, & fun! It is worth the drive out to the
country to come & see us.
Graystem Farm - No pesticides are used, daffodils, lavender, Lillies, sunflowers, zinnias, flowers, Basil,
Mint, Oregano, Sage, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, porta-potties, group reservations
1641 Raymond Place Ct., Powhatan, VA 23139.
Phone: (804) 403-3452. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Hours are by Appointment Only - Thursday, Friday and Saturday in season - see website store to schedule
appointments for individuals, families, or groups.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: March 03, 2022)
Community food festivals:
Williamsburg (City of)
Williamsburg Farmers Market - strawberries, produce for sale,
produce for sale, parking provide free, snacks and refreshment stand,
musical entertainment, cooking or fruit/veg judging, restrooms, face
painting, farm animals, Tents or other provisions are made for bad weather,
402 W. Duke Of Gloucester Street Merchants Square,
Williamsburg, VA 23185. Phone: 757-259-3768. Fax: 757-259-8064. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From I-6:
Exit 238 (Camp Peary), from Richmond turn right onto Route 143, and from
Newport News turn left on to Route 143. Take a right at the second traffic
signal onto Route 132 (N. Henry Street). Market is held on Duke of
Gloucester street between Henry and Boundary Streets. From Route 199: Turn
onto S. Henry Street (Route 132) at stoplight. Market is held on Duke of
Gloucester street between Henry and Boundary Streets.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page. Many Virginia's Finest Certified
vendors and Certified Organic Vendors. More than 35 vendors total. Visit our
website for special events and holiday market dates.
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