Pick-Your-Own Berries in Southwest Virginia

 blueberries

The strawberries ripen sometime in May, then come the raspberries, then the blueberries and blackberries. In the best years, blueberry picking can go on all the way through September. All around the Roanoke Valley are farms and orchards with fresh, often pesticide-free produce waiting for us to come fetch it. Here’s my first stab at a comprehensive list of nearby places to Pick Your Own Berries. I’d love to keep adding to this list, so let me know of other places offering berries for the picking.

Strawberries

Yoders’ Farm – strawberries, hydroponic tomatoes, pumpkins
1134 Browns Mill Road, Rustburg, VA 24588. Phone: 434-401-4864. Email: yodairy@gmail.com. Website: https://yodersfarm.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. U-pick strawberries end of April through May. Payment: Cash, Check. Check FB page: https://www.facebook.com/yodersfarm/

Raspberries

3 Birds Berry Farm – raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), blackberries, blueberries
1876 Brooksfield Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060. Phone: 540-552-4195. Email: 3birdsberryfarm@gmail.com. Website: http://3birdsberryfarm.com June – Sept, but call ahead before coming. Payment: Cash, Check. FB page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/ 3BirdsBerryFarm/ Their website states they use no chemical pesticides.

Dansby Farm – raspberries, asparagus
4481 Colonial Turnpike, Rocky Mount , VA 24151. Phone: (540) 576-3658. FB page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/DansbyBerryFarm/

Blueberries

Near Blacksburg

3 Birds Berry Farm – blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), blackberries
1876 Brooksfield Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060. Phone: 540-552-4195. Email: 3birdsberryfarm@gmail.com. Website: http://3birdsberryfarm.com  June – Sept, but call ahead before coming. Payment: Cash, Check. FB page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/ 3BirdsBerryFarm/ Their website states they use no chemical pesticides.

Bee Berry Farm – blueberries and honey from hives on the farm
1588 Blue Grass Trail, Newport, VA 24128. Phone: 540-544-6833. Email: busybees@beeberryfarm. Open the third week in June through July, but call first. Payment: Cash, Check. FB page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/ beeberryfarm/. Their website states they use no chemical pesticides.

Windrush Farm – blueberries and black raspberries
250 Windrush Lane, Newport, VA, 24128. Phone: 540-544-7088. Website: http:// www.windrushfarm.com. Black raspberries should be available mid-June. Follow FB page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/Windrush- Farm-409795949143035/. Their website states they use no chemical pesticides.

In Bedford County

Buffy’s Blueberry Orchard – blueberries
1038 Capital Hill Road, Moneta, VA 24121. Phone: 540-330-5144. Website: http://buffysblueberries.com. Blueberries from first week of July through September. Picking hours: 7 a.m. to noon Wednesday through Sunday. Their website states they use no chemical pesticides.

In Craig County

Woodall Blueberries – blueberries
560 Little Mountain Rd., New Castle, VA 24127. Phone: 540-544-7587. Email: woodall.blueberries@gmail.com. Website: https:// woodallblueberries.blogspot.com. Open July 1 to early August, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., unless closed for ripening. Payment: Cash or check.

In Patrick County

Windy Hill Orchards – blueberries, cherries, grapes, muscadine grapes, nectarines, peaches, blackberries, apples
176 Windy Hill Lane, Ararat, VA 24053. Phone: 276-251-5222. Alternate Phone: 276-692-8157. Email: debbe@windyhillorchards.com Website: http:// www.windyhillorchards.com. Spring and Summer hours: Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Payment: Cash, check. Check FB page for updates: https:// www.facebook.com/Windy-Hill-Orchards-111340288897136/

In Roanoke County

Chestnut Grove Farm – blueberries, herbs and veggies
9897 Greenhouse Rd., Bent Mountain, VA 24059. Phone: 540-929-8018. Email beshelly60@gmail.com. Website: https://www.chestnutgrovefarmva.com. Open: Wednesday to Saturday mornings. Check FB page for updates: https:// www.facebook.com/Chestnut-Grove-Farm-148536515163340/ Their website states they use organic practices.

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