Virginia farms offer pick-your-own opportunities allowing costumers to enjoy fresh local produce including apples, pumpkins, berries, peaches, vegetables and more. A trip to get healthy foods directly from an orchard or roadside market makes for a great family outing. Here is a guide to the orchards in Northern Virginia. Many of these farms host special events with hayrides and seasonal activities for children.
Be sure to call ahead to make sure that the item you wish to pick is available.
Crooked Run Orchard - 37883 E. Main Street, Purcellville, VA (540) 338-6642. Open April-December
Pick-Your-Own: Sour Cherries, Blackberries, Peaches, Plums, Apples, Pears and some vegetables and herbs.
Great Country Farms - 8780 Foggy Bottom Road. Bluemont, VA (540) 554-2073. Open April-November
Pick-Your-Own: Asparagus, Strawberries, Black Raspberries, Blueberries, Plums, Peaches, Blackberries, Tomatoes, Okra, Green Beans, and Pumpkins.
Hartland Orchard - 3064 Hartland Lane, Markham, VA (540) 364-2316. Open mid-June-end of December
Pick-Your-Own: Strawberries, Cherries (sweet and sour), Blueberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Apples, Pumpkins, cut-your-own Christmas Trees
Hartland Farm - 3205 Hartland Lane, Markham, VA (540) 532-0436. Pick-Your-Own: Sweet Corn and Tomatoes.
Hill High Farms - 933 Barley Lane, Winchester, VA (540) 667-7377.
Pick-Your-Own: Apples and Pumpkins
Hollin Farms - 1408 Snowden Road, Delaplane, VA (540) 592-3574. Open May-October. Pick-Your-Own: Strawberries, Lettuce, Radishes, Snow Peas, Sour Cherries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Peaches, Japanese Plums, Asian Pears, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Peppers, Beans, Apples and More.
Marker-Miller Orchards - 3035 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester, VA (540) 662-1391. Open July-October
Pick-Your-Own: Apples, Pums, and Peaches. There is also a farm market and a bakery onsite.
Stribling Orchard - 11587 Poverty Hollow Lane, Markham, VA (540) 364-3040. Open July-early November. Pick-Your-Own: Peaches and Apples
Valley View Orchard - 1562 Leeds Manor Road, Delaplane, VA (540) 592-3730. Open June-October
Pick-Your-Own: Cherries, Blueberries, Peaches, Apples, Pears and Blackberries.
Green Truck Farm - 3015 Hartland La, Markham, VA. (540) 316-7715. Pick-Your-Own: Strawberries, Blueberries, Black Raspberries, Blackberries, Tomatoes, Red Raspberries, Pumpkins and Winter Squash. May-October.
Wegmeyer Farm - 38299 Hughesville Road, Hamilton, VA (540) 751-1782. Pick-Your-Own: Strawberries and Pumpkins. The farm offers a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program from May to November. Members enjoy a wide range of fruits and vegetables.
Fruits and Vegetables Commonly Grown in Northern Virginia
Apples, Asian Pears, Asparagus, Beets, Blackberries, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cantaloupes, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Grapes, Green Beans, Greens/Spinach, Herbs, Nectarines, Onions, Peaches, Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Squash, Strawberries, Sweet Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Watermelons
To learn more about local foods, read Virgina Food - Specialty Foods of Virginia and Maryland Food - Specialty Foods of Maryland