Best Places for Local Honey Virginia– we love honey on fresh warm bread. Or why not eat it with fruit and Greek yogurt? It’s also said that local honey is great for helping hay fever. We are not sure if that’s correct, but it’s a lovely thing to try! Have a look at our list of places to find Local Honey in VA.
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
Horseshoe Point Honey
1877 Horseshoe Point Rd, Suffolk, VA 23432
“Locally owned, operated, and grown, Horseshoe Point Honey LLC is a small, sustainable, beekeeping operation in the North East section of Suffolk, VA. Dedicated to raising bees in a natural & healthy way, we offer 100% pure raw honey—just how the bees made it. Never heated or processed, no chemicals used, and only gently screened so that the natural pollen is maintained to aid allergy sufferers.
Local honey taken for allergy relief is defined as within a 50 mile radius of your location because vegetation and, thus pollens, do not vary much within 50 miles. Local honey contains the same offending pollens that seasonal allergy sufferers need to address. We use the coarsest mesh filters possible when straining the honey to ensure the beneficial pollen is retained in the honey. All of the Hampton Roads Area of Virginia is within 50 miles of our bee hives.”
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.
Fruit Hill Orchard
2745 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Palmyra, VA 22963
Fruit Hill Orchard is family run, with a passion for honest, sustainable fruit and veg. There is even an Apple Museum on site to visit!
“Raw, local, unpasteurized honey from our very own bee hives. The fruit trees rely on honey bees for pollination, so we have over 20 hives on site that we pull honey from a few times a year. Whether you drizzle it on toast or add it to your tea, our honey is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Available in 1.5lbs, 3/4lb, and 6 oz. jars.
Our family has been in the orchard business for five generations. The orchard started in 1929 in Winchester, VA, but in 2000, our grandfather, Robert Solenberger, asked if he could plant “a few” apple trees in the front yard here in Palmyra so the grandkids could learn about the family business. He showed up with 900 apple trees, and our life hasn’t been the same since. Now we have over 2,000 fruit trees and annually plant thousands of other vegetables.
We have a large variety of apples available, both pick your own and pre-picked. Below, you’ll find a list of all of our varieties listed in the order they are available, as well as their approximate date of availability. The exact date depends on weather.”
See our round up post of some of the best farms in Virginia.