Pick-Your-Own Berries in Southwest Virginia

strawberries

The strawberries ripen sometime in May, then come the blueberries and blackberries and raspberries. In the best years, blueberry picking can continue 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 a place to start if you’re hoping to pick berries this summer. Have I left off your favorite pick-your-own spot? Let me know and I’ll add it to the list.

Strawberries

  • Yoders’ Farm: 1134 Browns Mill Road, Rustburg, VA 24588. Phone: 434-401-4864. Email: yodairy@gmail.com. Website: https://yodersfarm.com. Strawberries typically available from the end of April into early June.
  • Motley’s Strawberry Farm – 240 Steele Road, Gretna, VA 24557. Phone: 434-656-2838. Find updates on their Facebook page. Strawberries typically available from the end of April into early June.

Raspberries

  • 3 Birds Berry Farm – raspberries (red, gold and black), blackberries, and 14 varieties of blueberries. 1876 Brooksfield Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060. Phone: 540-552-4195. Email: 3birdsberryfarm@gmail.com. Website: http://3birdsberryfarm.com Raspberries typically ripe starting in late July and continuing through August. No chemical pesticides.
  • Windrush Berry Farm – black raspberries and blueberries. 250 Windrush Lane, Newport, VA, 24128. Phone: 540-544-6888. Email: windrushberryfarm@gmail.com. Website: http:// www.windrushfarm.com. Black raspberries should be available mid-June. No chemical pesticides.

Blueberries – Near Blacksburg

  • 3 Birds Berry Farm – raspberries (red, gold and black), blackberries, and 14 varieties of blueberries. 1876 Brooksfield Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060. Phone: 540-552-4195. Email: 3birdsberryfarm@gmail.com. Website: http://3birdsberryfarm.com Blueberry season usually begins in mid June and continues through August. 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. Website: http://beeberryfarm.net Open the third week in June through the end of July. No chemical pesticides.
  • Windrush Berry Farm – blueberries and black raspberries. 250 Windrush Lane, Newport, VA, 24128. Phone: 540-544-6888. Email: windrushberryfarm@gmail.com. Website: http:// www.windrushfarm.com. Blueberry varieties arrive in June and continue through early September. No chemical pesticides.

Blueberries – In Bedford County

  • Buffy’s Blueberry Orchard: 1038 Capital Hill Road, Moneta, VA 24121. Phone: 540-330-5144. Website: http://buffysblueberries.com. Blueberries from first week of July through September. No chemical pesticides.

Blueberries – In Craig County

  • Woodall 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.

Blueberries – 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. Check Facebook for updates. Low spray and organic fertilizers.

Blueberries – 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. Their website states they use organic practices.

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