Pick Your Own

Several farms in the area offer “pick your own produce”, but each farm varies in what they grow.  To get more information on Virginia farms visit Virginia Grown and click on the county you are interested in learning about.  Listed below are the most popular pick your own destinations for Richmonders.

Helpful Hint: Some of these farms require an admission fee in addition to the cost of the produce you purchase.  Check each website for more details.

FALL – pumpkins and apples:

Chesterfield Berry Farm
26002 Pear Orchard Road, Moseley, VA 23120   Phone: 804.739.3831
The Chesterfield Berry Farm offers pick your own pumpkins in the Fall.  This farm not longer charges a farm admission fee for pick your own pumpkins.  But there are fees for many activities.  Visit the website for the details and different pass options.  Concessions are also available for purchase.

Ashland Berry Farm   
12607 Old Ridge Road, Beaverdam, Virginia 23015  Phone: 804.227.3601
The Ashland Berry Farm has pumpkin picking in October with free hayrides to and from the field.  In addition they have haunted evenings for the older kids and adults.  They also have the largest Christmas Shop in the area with over 50 different themes, hundreds of artificial tress (including prelit and fiber optic trees), and thousands of Christmas ornaments.  The Ashland Berry Farm no longer has pick your own strawberries.

Hanover Plant & Vegetable Farm
13580 Ashland Road, Ashland, VA 23005  Phone: 804.752.2334
Enjoy a hayride out to the pumpkin patch to pick you own pumpkin.  There is also a market with other fruits and veggies, pie pumpkins, gourds and other fun treats. There also some some activities and animals to enjoy.

Ashwood Gardens & Nursery
11374 Ashcake Road, Ashland, VA 23005  Phone: 804.798.2280
Enjoying picking your own pumpkins, weekend hayrides (or for groups anytime if you call ahead), a small scale corn maze (great for young kids) and water feature with koi that kids love to feed.  There is also a scavenger hunt sheet that can be entered to win a prize upon completion.  

The Pumpkin Patch
4506 Millers Lane, Richmond, VA 23231  Phone: 804.222.2285
Bring your family to The Pumpkin Patch to pick your own special pumpkin.  The Pumpkin Patch offers hay wagon rides through the pumpkin fields and if you are brave enough through the Haunted Barn, ending the trip at the Straw Bale Maze.  Decorative fall items are also available including mums, corn stalks, straw bales, gourds, and Indian corn.

Lloyd Family Farms
12204 Pinhook Road, Rockville, VA   Phone:  804.387.0068
Lloyd Family Farms is a new pumpkin patch  in the greater Richmond area.  Located just 15 miles west of Short Pump.  The offer  a corn maze, Pick your own pumpkin from one of the largest patches around, hay rides around a real working Paso Fino horse farm and face painting.

Liberty Mills Farms
9166 Liberty Mills Road, Somerset, VA  22972  Phone:  434.882.MAZE (6293)
Liberty Mills Farm is a family owned and operated farm located in outside Orange, VA about 50 minutes from Short Pump.  Admission includes unlimited access to the 25 acre corn maze for the day, puzzles within the maze, hay rides (when operating) and activities/games including “cornball”.  There is also an 8 acre pick your own pumpkin patch.

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 apples in the fall.  Apples are available for picking through November.   Pick all types including Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Winesap, and Fuji.  Make sure to call ahead or check the website and find out what’s in season if you are looking to pick a specific variety.   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.

Helpful hints:  Wear layered clothing; the weather can change drastically from morning to afternoon and into evening.  And remember comfortable walking shoes for the hills.

Special Events:  The Apple Harvest Festival is usually four weekends in October.

Dickie Brothers Orchard
2552 Dickie Road, Roseland, Virginia 22967   Phone:  434.277.5516
Located in Nelson County, the Dickie Brothers Orchard has been in the same family since 1752.  They grow over 100 acres of apples and have over 15 different varieties, including McIntosh, Paula Red, Gala, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Stayman, Rome, Winesap, Fuji, Empire, Granny Smith, Honeycrsip, Pink Lady, Golden Supreme and Jonagold.  Harvest begins early August and ends late October.  You can check the website or call to see what’s ripe now.

If you have a chance, visit Crabtree Falls, about 10 miles from the orchard.  Hike the 2 mile trail and see the cascades that fall over 1,200 feet.  If your feeling like less of a challenge, there is an overlook, along a paved path, about 500 feet from the parking lot.

Helpful hints:  Wear layered clothing; the weather can change drastically from morning to afternoon and into evening.  And remember comfortable walking shoes for the hills.

Drumheller’s Orchard
1130 Drumheller Orchard Lane, Lovingston, VA, 22949. Phone: 434.263.5036
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Drumheller’s Orchard grows many types of apples for picking - Pink Lady, Red Delicious, Albemarle Pippin, Lodi, Gala, Johnathan, Fuji, Stayman, Winesap, Golden Delicious and more!  Call to be sure pick you own is available.

Special Events:  Drumheller’s Orchard has two apple festivals per year.  They always fall on the last weekend in September and the third weekend in October.

Henley’s Orchard 
2192 Holly Hill Farm Crozet, VA 22932  Phone: 434.823.2560
Henley’s Orchard offers  Virginia apples, including Red and Golden Delicious, Winesap, and the antique Albemarle Pippin that Thomas Jefferson shared with the Queen of England.  They have the recently popular Honey Crisp and Cameo apples and some of Henley’s Orchard select apples such as Henley Gold and Golden Fuji. They are known for the best fresh, low-spray fruit in Central Virginia.  Call the business office @ 434.823.2560 to inquire about times and dates we will have fruit available for picking.

Morris Orchard
226 Tobacco Row Ln Monroe, VA  Phone:  434.929.2401
Apples’n cider donuts on weekends in October. Hay creations in fall with Halloween decorations. Apple butter making.  Call ahead to see what is available for picking.

SPRING – strawberries & cherries:

Chesterfield Berry Farm 
26002 Pear Orchard Road,  Moseley, VA 23120   Phone: 804.739.3831
The Chesterfield Berry Farm offers pick your own strawberries in the Spring.  This farm not longer charges an admission fee for pick your own strawberries and pumpkins.  There is now a child (and adult) ‘Activities Pass’ for the people who want their children to participate in the extra activities on the farm.  That means you can enjoy the hayride out to the strawberry/pumpkin fields, visit the animals, use the picnic area and enjoy the entertainment for free!   Concessions are also available.

Special Events:   The Spring Harvest Festival and Strawberry Festival are in May.

The Berry Patch
3622 Darbytown Court, Richmond, VA 23231   Phone:  804.795.9979
Located in the east end of Henrico county, visit The Berry Patch for a traditional, non-commercialized pick-your-own strawberry experience.  Children can pick with parents and the younger ones can enjoy the play equipment and toys in the shaded area in front of the house.  The Berry Patch is generally open the first or second week of May – but call ahead or check the website to make sure the berries are ready.

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 strawberries in May and peaches from July through August.  While you’re there, visit the market for seasonal fresh local vegetables and gourmet goodies, including jams and jellies, strawberry donuts, 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.

SUMMER – blueberries, blackberries, peaches:

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.

Special Events:   The Chesterfield Berry Farm has four annual harvests during the year.  The two most popular are in the fall and spring.   The Spring Harvest Festival and Strawberry Festival are in May.   The Autumn Harvest Fest, Pumpkin Festival and Family Fun Weekends generally fall during the end of September through October.  It includes wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, an animal barn, giant corn maze, food, and other fun activities.   The farm website is very informative, click on ‘Farm Fun’ then ‘Special Events’ to see all the details.