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
Pick-Your-Own: Sour Cherries, Blackberries, Peaches, Plums, Apples, Pears and some vegetables and herbs.
Great Country Farms
8780 Foggy Bottom Road
Pick-Your-Own: Asparagus, Strawberries, Black Raspberries, Blueberries, Plums, Peaches, Blackberries, Tomatoes, Okra, Green Beans, and Pumpkins.
3064 Hartland Lane
Open mid-June-end of December
Pick-Your-Own: Strawberries, Cherries (sweet and sour), Blueberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Apples, Pumpkins, cut-your-own Christmas Trees
Hill High Farms
933 Barley Lane
Pick-Your-Own: Apples and Pumpkins
1408 Snowden Road
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.
3035 Cedar Creek Grade
Pick-Your-Own: Apples, Pums, and Peaches.
11587 Poverty Hollow Lane
Open July-early November
Pick your own: Peaches and Apples
Valley View Orchard
1562 Leeds Manor Road
Pick-Your-Own: Cherries, Blueberries, Peaches, Apples, Pears and Blackberries.
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