Places for the Best Blackberry Picking VA – we love apple and blackberry crumble, or just eating blackberries as they are! We have a great list of farms that offer blackberry picking in Virginia.
Mackintosh Fruit Farm
1608 Russell Rd, Berryville, VA
Mackintosh Fruit Farm is located in the very aptly named and beautiful town of Berryville , Mackintosh. Mackintosh Fruit Farm is a family-owned PYO farm nestled in the beautiful Northern Shenandoah Valley in Clarke County, VA. They produce is first-rate fruit and the pick-your-own crops are well known as some of the best throughout the area. Their assortment of fruit selections allows their PYO customers early, mid, and late-season varieties. Strawberry picking season usually begins in May.
“Our goal for Mackintosh Fruit Farm was to find fruit varieties that have amazing flavor and texture and grow them on dwarf trees that can be picked easily from the ground. We combined our favorite varieties with size controlling rootstocks. This is done by grafting selected varieties on a root system that will allow us to plant a tree that is smaller when mature, easier to pick, and is known for producing larger tastier fruit.”
Apples, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, cherries, blackberries, local honey and pumpkins available when in season.
Mount Pleasant Farm
2201 Mt Pleasant Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Mount Pleasant Farm is the ultimate destination for a family trip to enjoy the great outdoors. In addition to the top draw pick-your-own available, there’s also an array of other activities to please everyone, including pony rides, a barrel train and a playground.
“Mount Pleasant Farms was born in 2011 with the first peach harvest from the new orchard. We have since added a couple more pick your own options. A Strawberry Patch, Pumpkin Patch and Blackberries. We also added Free Range Chickens from which we sell their brown eggs inside our store and we also offer wholesale options to restaurants and other markets.
We have several different fruits available for u-pick depending on the season! ( call the store or check our Facebook page for availability )
*Strawberries- Spring ( Mid April to Mid June)
*Peaches- Summer ( End June to Early August)
*Blackberries- Summer ( Mid June to Early August)
*Summer Apples- Summer ( Early July to August)
*Nectarines- Summer ( Mid July)
*Pumpkins- Fall ( Late September to October)”
Green Truck Farm
3015 Hartland Lane ,Markham, VA
Green Truck Farm is a super popular family-run farm has a wide variety of fruit and berries to pick, starting with strawberries in mid-May.
Take the whole family for a fabulous day out in the countryside and be rewarded with delicious succulent strawberries picked by your very own hands!
It’s worth noting that the farm has lots of other produce on offer throughout the year too.
Greenhouse with fresh herbs, greens, vegetables and flowers
Black Raspberries: June/July
Summer Vegetables: July/August/September
Red Raspberries: July – October
Pumpkins/Winter Squash: September/October
Honey: Call for availability
Corn Maze/Fun Field: September/October
226 Tobacco Row Ln, Monroe, VA 24574
“Morris Orchard is a family owned and operated farm. We are located at the foot of High Peak Mountain in Monroe Virginia. Our goal is to provide the freshest and highest quality produce possible as well as good times for all who visit. When you visit Morris Orchard you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the small farm atmosphere. We grow Apples, Peaches, Blueberries, Blackberries, and press Apple Cider.” With 17 varieties of apples, in season at different times through fall, you can be sure to enjoy some different tastes and flavors each time you visit!
And… if you love cider “Each year our focus on pressing high quality apple cider starts when the trees bloom in the spring and continues through harvest and into pressing, blending, and bottling our cider. There are no additives or preservatives, the only ingredient is apples. Over time we have become known for our signature blend of tart and sweet apple varieties.
Morris Orchard Apple Cider can be found at many farm markets, and shops through the area”.
1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburg, VA22401
Braehead Farm is a family owned and operated farm and market, established in 1937. It offers the most stunning pick-your-own strawberries as well as many other types of produce throughout the year.
“It is the last remaining farm within the Historic City of Fredericksburg, VA, conveniently located approximately 2 miles from Interstate 95. It is a produce and beef cow farm with a farm market, pick your own produce, play areas with farm animals and event barns for rent!
During Spring, Summer and Fall, Pick your own is open from 9 am – 6 pm daily. Winter hours are 9 am to 5 pm daily.
At Braehead Farm we invite you to come and pick your own in seasonal produce! There is never an admission to the Pick-Your-Own fields, you just pay for what you pick. All produce is sold by-the-pound.”
Braehead Farm have pick your own Strawberries. Asparagus, Blackberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Zinnias, celosia, sunflowers, wildflowers and pumpkins.
Critzer Family Farm
9388 Critzer Shop Road Afton, VA 22920
Critzer Family Farm is the ideal destination for an outdoor day with family and friends. Connect with nature, get some fresh air in your lungs and tire out the little ones!
“Critzer Family Farm is a friendly, down-home setting perfect for you and your family to enjoy. Our goal is to provide you with the freshest, best-tasting and healthiest produce that you can find. We use environmentally-friendly methods and we have a 5-generation commitment to leave the land and community better than we found it. Our farm offers kids a place where they can learn about hard work and integrity, and experience a bit of farm life, showing them where their food comes from. We are open to the public from April to October. Make plans to visit, we’d love to see you!”
1524 Snowden Road, Delaplane, VA 20144
Beautifully situated on the Blue Ridge Mountains is Hollin Farm, which has been in the same family for four generations.
In May and June we pick strawberries, late June and early July raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, sour cherries, spring and summer vegetables. July and August there are berries, peaches, Japanese plums, Asian pears, cucumbers, tomatoes, sweet corn, peppers, beans, okra, eggplant, squash, dig-your-own potatoes, cut flowers, and other summer vegetables. September and October see Apples and Pumpkins.
Dickie Brothers Orchard
Dickie Brothers Orchard is one of the oldest, longest running same-family owned and operated farms in the USA! That’s an impressive stat! They also have a fascinating history!
“Dickie Brothers Orchard has been in our family since England’s King George II sold three tracts of land to our Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather James Dickie in 1752, 1758 and 1760. Grandpa James was required to begin working the land within 3 years. Our family has been farming this land ever since… 269 years and 9 generations. Now, that’s sustainability!
We grow and produce quality products and sell at the lowest price we can in order to help our customers have quality food at a fair price, yet still allow us to continue to run our farm.
When mother nature allows us to grow a full crop, we harvest 70,000 bushels of apples per year! But, we don’t just grow a few varieties of apples… we grow 20 different varieties of apples as well as peaches, nectarines, plums, blackberries, sweet potatoes, pumpkins and much more.
PYO apples begins mid August.
How about some apple picking hints and tips. ”
Apples ripen from the outside of the tree towards the center, so the apples on the outside of the tree will ripen first. Once an apple is picked, it stops ripening.
Picking apples directly from a tree is easy. Roll the apple upwards off the branch and give a little twist; don’t pull straight away from the tree.
If two apples are joined together at the top, both will come away at the same time.
Don’t shake the trees or branches.
The tree may become damaged and we need to protect our trees to ensure they remain healthy.”
Marker Miller Orchards
3035 Cedar Creek Grade · Winchester, VA 22602
At Marker Miller Orchards they warmly welcome all members of the family to visit and enjoy the stunning countryside surroundings, fresh air and fruit picking.
“Relax while sitting on the front porch in our rocking chairs and enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery. Or go on an adventure, by purchasing containers and going out to pick your very own fruits and vegetables (check for availability throughout the season). We have many picnic tables, so feel free to pack a lunch or purchase food from our food building when it is open (every weekend July-October).
Pick your own schedule:
July: peaches, red raspberries, blackberries, and tomatoes.
August: peaches, red raspberries, blackberries, tomatoes, Ginger Gold apples and Gala apples
September & October: 12 varieties of apples, pumpkins, and winter squash”
See our list of farms in Virginia.