Looking for a fun adventure with your kids? Picking your own fruit can be a great family outing. Blueberry picking is especially easy with little ones because the fruit hangs on bushes low to the ground.
Swift Creek Berry Farm
17210 Genito Road, Moseley, VA 23120 Phone: 804.739.2037
The Swift Creek Berry Farm offers pick your own blueberries in July. Visit the website, and click on ‘blueberries’, for details about when the season opens and farm hours.
Mount Olympus Berry Farm
23298 Jefferson Davis Highway, Ruther Glen, VA 22546 Phone: 804.448.0395
Mount Olympus offers pick your own strawberries, blueberries and blackberries. Call or visit the website for details on what’s in season.
Chiles Peach Orchard
1351 Greenwood Road, Crozet, VA Phone: 434.823.1583
Chiles Peach Orchard offers pick your own peaches from late June through August. While you’re there, visit the market for seasonal fresh local vegetables and gourmet goodies, including jams and jellies, apple butter and apple cider, gift baskets, and local crafts. And, a trip is not complete without a visit to the ice cream parlor!
Special Events: The two most popular days to visit in August are the Annual Homemade Peach Ice Cream Days, made and sold by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Pilot Club.
Spring Valley Orchard
3526 Spring Valley Road, Afton, VA Phone: 434.960.9443
Owned and operated by the Chiles’ Family, the Spring Valley Orchard offers pick your own cherries. Visit the website for more details and directions, or call the picking hotline.
Carter Mountain Orchard
1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA Phone: 434.977.1833
Located 1,150 feet above Charlottesville, near Monticello, Carter Mountain Orchard is a wonderful place to enjoy picking peaches in summer. And be certain to leave time to visit the country store and bakery – full of all kinds of goodies including apple cider doughnuts, fresh cider, Virginia made jams and jellies, apple butter and local crafts.
Special Events: The Peach Festival is in late July.
Chesterfield Berry Farm
26002 Pear Orchard Road, Moseley, VA 23120 Phone: 804.739.3831
The Chesterfield Berry Farm offers pick your own blackberries and tomatoes in the summer.