Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Western Virginia? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Western 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.
If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website.
And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the
information, please let me know!
What's in season in January 2018, and other
Notes for January 2018: Strawberries have a very brief season;
and they start in early April in the South, May in most of the US, and early June in the North - don't miss them: See your
crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops.
And see our guide to local
vegetable festivals, such as
strawberry festivals and
blueberry festivals. Cold weather crops, like spinach,
some lettuces, peas, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks and
early onions being harvested in all but the coldest regions. Many farms and markets still
have fresh winter squash, stored from last Autumn.
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Western Virginia U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Deer Haven Blueberry Patch - blueberries, U-pick and
already picked, porta-potties
118 Raven Ridge, Hiwassee, VA 24347.
Phone: 276-730-4047. Alternate Phone: 704-904-5571. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Thursday to Saturday 8am
to 4 pm from mid June to late August. Directions: From Hillsville take
US221 North to highway 100 turn left go approx. 4.8 miles to Deer
Ridge, County Road 753, turn right then take then turn right on
Mitchell's Crossroads, go 4.8 miles to Windsong, turn right to Raven
Ridge, across from Dry Pond Church, patch is on right.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED:
October 10, 2012)
Galax (City of)
- Fern Ridge Berry
Farm - raspberries
332 Fern Ridge Lane, Galax, VA 24333.
Phone: 276 236-0002. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Hours and days vary by berries in season and
weather; Berries ripen from July through October 15. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We
offer a variety of raspberries that should be available by late June through
October. Come bring the family with a picnic lunch and pick your own direct
from the farm to you. We are an agri-tourism business. Please bring your own
containers for pick your own or containers may be purchased. (ADDED: March
10, 2013, from VG)
Pine Mountain Trail in Mount Rogers National Recreation Area -
Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, Troutdale, VA.
Visitors report that there are blueberry bushes about 6 feet high with big,
half inch blueberries in August each year, free to pick. Directions: I-81
South to Marion, VA. At Marion take VA 16 South (Buchanon Highway) to Trout
Dale. From there head west on VA 603. In 2 miles make left onto USFS 613.
After about 2.5 miles go through gate and park within fenced camping/parking
area. Trailhead is marked as Appalachian Trail, just beside camp host
See this page for full directions. Note, USFS 613 is a very rough road,
not really intended for passenger cars. (ADDED: July 29, 2009)
- Nathaniel Ball Blueberries - U-pick
461 Lumber Lane Big A Mountain, Honaker, VA 24260. Phone:
(276)873-5675. Open: You May pick any day with prior approval; We prefer
morning pick, 7:00 to 1:00 or evening pick 6:00 to 9:00; You must call us
before picking. Directions: Take Route 80 from Honaker, Virginia. Turn left
on Finney Road, go 1 mile, then turn left again on Campbell Hollow Road. Go
1 more mile and turn right on Lumber Lane, which is a dirt road. Take the
road to the top of the hill. You will see pine trees. Alongside the pine
trees is a small private dirt road on the right. Take this road to the very
top of the hill and you are there!. Blueberries July 1 to September 10.
Payment: Cash, Check. 2010 prices: $8.00 per gallon pick your own! We do not
pick to sell. Please bring containers to take your blueberries home. We do
provide picking buckets for measurement purposes. Happy Picking! Stunning
Scenery is Free!. (ADDED: August 20, 2010)
- Mann Farms - Strawberries
11005 Veterans Memorial Highway, Fort Blackmore, VA
24250. Phone: 276 995-1000. Email:
Open: call or email for hours and availability. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Pre-picked and
pick-your-own strawberries. (UPDATED: May 12, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: March 10, 2013, from VG)
Thistle Cove Farm - fleece
261 Cove Road RR 1 Box 351, Tazewell, VA 24651. Phone: 276-988-4121. Email:
email@example.com. Directions: on the website. Intersection of
Maiden Spring Road (Rt 91) and Cove Road (Rt 608) in Ward's Cove section of
Tazewell County. Crops are usually available all year. Open: By appointment
Monday through Saturday. Sheep Shearing Day - 3rd Sat in April; 9:00 am to
3:00 p.m. Sheep Shearing Day on 4 April 2009; 9 am to 5 p.m. & freshly
shorn fleeces available on that day. Fleeces available all year until sold
out. Customer is able to choose their fleece at time of shearing. Payment:
Cash, Check. Sheep Shearing Day - 3rd Sat in April, 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m.
Fleeces, yarn, roving for sale all year. Lost Arts Guild members demonstrate
and sell traditional Appalachian crafts. (UPDATED: January 25, 2009)
- Glenmary Gardens - pumpkins, strawberries,
gift shop, picnic area, farm animals, weddings and wedding parties, school
224 Old Abingdon Hwy, Bristol, VA 24201. Phone: 603-526-5146. Open:
Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 12:30; Saturday from 10:00 to 4:00.
Directions: From either north or south on I-81 take exit 5. If you are
coming from the north take a left off the exit and take your first left onto
Old Abingdon highway If you are coming from the south take a left off the
exit and take your first right onto Old Abingdon highway Follow for about
one mile until you get to stoplight. Take a right onto East Valley and farm
is on right.
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries from July 15th until
September 30th; Pumpkins from September 30th until October 31st. Payment:
Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers. (UPDATED:
May 12, 2014, from VAG) (ADDED: June 01,
Henley Mountain Berry Farm - blueberries, Honey from
hives on the farm
879 Matney Flats Road, Wytheville, VA 24382.
Phone: 941-661-7401. Alternate Phone: 941-286-8435. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am to
5pm, from the middle of June to the middle of September. Directions:
From downtown Wytheville, follow Main Street (US Highway 21) south
approximately 8 miles to the four-way intersection with Highway 690
(Cripple Creek Road). Turn left and go 1.9 miles to Matney Flats
Road. Turn Left on Matney Flats Road and go 1.3 miles to the mailbox
at 879. Turn right up the hill one quarter mile to Henley Mountain
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
(ADDED: April 12, 2011)
- Hope Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
148 Mudlick Rd, Wytheville, VA 24382. Phone: 276-228-8527. Email:
Hopeblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Monday through Sunday, 7 am
till 8 pm Open June 13 through August. Directions: From Wytheville
truck stop drive 1.9 mile on Peppers Ferry Road towards n Max
Meadows direction, turn left onto Mudlick Road. Less than 100 yards,
the first house on the right. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: May 24,
Local Honey Sources:
- Joe-Anna's Christmas Tree Farm - Honey
(retail), Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms
1208 Kinder Valley
Road, Rural Retreat, VA 24368. Phone: 276-686-5081. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Friday and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm to 4pm. Directions: Take I 81 to exit 60. Turn towards
McDonalds. Stay on Route 90 through the light into Rural Retreat. Turn
right on to Mountain View Avenue across from Grace Lutheran Church. Go
.5 miles; turn left on to Kinder Valley Road. Go 1.6 miles, turn left
into the driveway with the snowmen.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED:
November 03, 2015) (UPDATED:
November 12, 2014)
(UPDATED: November 05, 2013)
Meats, Milk and Eggs:
Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:
Farm Bed And Breakfasts
Creation Kingdom Zoo - 1 total room, Price range from $100 to
$125, Large beds, Beautiful rural setting, washer and dryer available,
Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, horse riding, golf nearby,
swimming pool nearby, tennis nearby, Free farm tours for overnight guests,
Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, No children under 18 please, No
pets please, No smoking allowed, Help feed the animals, other animals, gift
shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting,
petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your
location (call for info)
1692 Snowflake Rd, Gate City, VA 24251. Phone:
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: from Gate
City Virginia take highway 71 towards Nicklesville and go 5.6 miles. Turn
left onto Snowflake Road and go 1.5 miles to the Zoo entrance.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. Interactive Zoo boasting close
encounters with animals from 6 continents. Photos:
Click here for photos of the rooms and farmhouse. (ADDED: September 04,
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