Best Places for Strawberry Picking Virginia – Strawberries! Little vibrant red bites of deliciousness, that give everyone the nostalgic taste of summer. Well known for pairing superbly with lashings of cream, strawberries are also heroes of the fruit world as they provide vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols. Strawberries are a scrumptious and versatile sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie snack.
Strawberry picking season in Virginia is in mostly in May and June, although of course, as with any fruit, weather plays an important role in when these little gems will be ready for you to collect.
So, lets take a look at the Best Places for Strawberry Picking in Virginia.
38299 Hughesville Rd, Hamilton, VA 20158
Wegmeyer Farms is a friendly and authentic pick-your-own family farm located in the stunning rolling hills of northern Virginia.
“We are known for our delicious strawberries in the spring and unique and colorful pumpkins in the fall. We take great pride in what we grow – the taste, the quality, and the appearance – and strive for the best pure experience for all our visitors. We invite you to visit and enjoy our top-rated products and the authentic farm experience!”
Why not take the whole family, to enjoy an outdoor activity in the fresh air – some good old-fashioned strawberry picking!
“Picking strawberries is the perfect opportunity to learn about where our food comes from or to remind yourself just how flavorful fresh berries are supposed to taste. For those who might need a little help in the field, we also offer pre-picked berries. Don’t forget to pick up a jar of Wegmeyer Farms strawberry preserves – so yummy!”
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.”
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
14039 Owls Nest Road, Nokesville, VA
Yankey Farms is a fresh market produce farm located in Prince William County, Virginia. Through late Spring and early Summer they operate a pick your own strawberry patch in the spring and a pick your own pumpkin patch in the fall.
“In addition to the pumpkins in the fall we have other fun farmyard activities including a cow train and corn maze scavenger hunt. We are one of the few “pumpkin patches” in Northern Virginia where you can actually pick your pumpkin out of the field where it grew.
In the spring at our Owls Nest Road location we have our pick your own strawberry patch. Imagine a fun day spent with the family, in the warm spring sun, harvesting buckets of red treasure. These plump juicy berries are perfect for making all your favorite jams, jellies, pies, ice cream, and other deserts. Not to mention just eating them fresh, or sliced on a salad or cereal, is a wonderful experience. You can also freeze strawberries and use them throughout the year, so be sure to stock up while you can. Remember the season is only a few weeks long. We look forward to seeing you in the strawberry patch this spring.”
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.
772 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457
You must have a ticket to pick!
Late September to Halloween: Pumpkins and Sunflowers
Spring: Strawberries and Blueberries
Early July to Mid-August: Peaches”
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.”
The Berry Patch, Gallmeyer Farms
3622 Darbytown Ct, Richmond, VA 23231
The family that run The Berry Patch at Gallmeyer Farms are passionate about growing and providing good, honest fruit and vegetables to the local community, and further afield too.
“The Berry Patch in Richmond Virginia offers 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.
We offer free hayrides every day. Also children can enjoy the play area where toys are supplied. Bring your own lunch to enjoy in our shaded picnic area.
Gallmeyer Farms is a family farm, rooted in old fashioned, traditional methods and heirloom varieties. Taste and nutrition is what matters when it comes to what you eat, and what you feed your children.”
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)”
1707 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Flanagan Farm is located in an area commonly known as Pungo Ridge. Pungo Ridge is home to some of the most prime soils for vegetable farming in Virginia Beach. The part where Flanagan Farm is located on is currently farmed by the fourth and fifth generations to consecutively produce crops on this farm. This farm offers lifetimes of farming science and know how.
“We grow a variety of fruits and vegetables starting in the Spring and going all the way through fall.
We pride ourselves in giving our customers the best produce directly from our fields for their tables. Freshness and quality of produce at a fair price, is the basis of everything we do. We are a sustainable farm, not only being the fourth and fifth generations to farm this ground, but in our production practices as well. We follow integrated pest management (IPM), scouting fields and determining what critters need to be controlled and how based on economic thresholds. Basically only treating for a pest when the pest is causing enough damage where it is justified to control them, whether it be through cultural, biological, or chemical controls.
Here at Flanagan Farm we have two acres of you-pick strawberries grown utilizing plasticulture to enhance the plant growth and keep the berries clean for harvest. It is our goal to grow the freshest, best tasting fruit you can find and provide an enjoyable opportunity for you and your family to spend quality time together harvesting strawberries. Our motto is fresh from our field to your table.
No time to pick? We can pick them for you. Quarts are available daily. Pre-picked strawberries are harvested daily and you won’t ever get something in your pre-picked quart that we would not eat ourselves.”
1134 Browns Mill Rd, Rustburg, VA 24588
Yoder’s Farm is offer pick-your-own to all the family so everyone can get out in the fresh air and for some good old fashioned outdoor fun.
“Each spring we hope to be picking strawberries by the last part of April. You can always find up to date information in the “Currently at the Farm” area on the home page of our website.
Our pick your own patch is designed with YOU in mind. We offer convenient parking and easy row access as well as spacious, well strawed row middles to make picking strawberries as easy and user friendly as possible. Whether you want a quick bucket for fresh eating or want to bring your kids picking for the afternoon we’ll strive to make your visit enjoyable.
All of our strawberries are on raised plastic beds and we fertilize carefully to mesh big berry size and optimum flavor. Of course it doesn’t hurt that we grow the Chandler variety berry, recognized as one of the best berries available.
We believe our strawberries will be the best you’ve ever tasted!”
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