Daytrip Fun! Go Berry Picking

The Charlottesville area has no shortage of orchards and farms that are just bursting with fresh fruit finds! We compiled this guide to help you know when and where you can pick your favorites with the family.

Fresh Fruit Chart
Apples: August–November
Blackberries: June–August
Blueberries: June–August
Cherries: June
Grapes: August–October
Peaches: June–August
Raspberries: July–October
Strawberries: April–June

Chiles Peach Orchard (Crozet) 
Pick your own strawberries late-April through early-June, peaches June through mid-September and apples mid-August through mid-November. Be sure to check their Facebook page for daily updates. 434-823-1583, chilespeachorchard.com

Critzer Family Farm (Afton)
Pick your own strawberries in May and June and blackberries and raspberries in mid-July and a selection of vegetables throughout the summer and fall. Be sure to check their Facebook page for updates. 540-241-3305, critzerfamilyfarm.com

Dickie Brothers Orchard (Roseland)
Black raspberries in mid-June, blackberries and peaches in July, nectarines in the beginning of August, and pick-your-own apples from August to September. Pre-picked peaches, plums and nectarines will be available in August. 434-277-5516, dickiebrothers.com

Gold Hill Blueberry Farm (Unionville)
Come pick blueberries July through August, and check out other items grown on the farm as well. Visit their Facebook page for more details and specific dates. 540-222-7954.

Henley Orchard
Pick your own nectarines and peaches beginning mid-June and lasting through August. Apple picking season starts in July and runs through October. 434-823-7848, henleysorchard.com

Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery (Nellysford)
Pick several varieties of thornless blackberries mid-July through August at this berry winery, and don’t forget to visit the annual Blackberry Festival and Music Festival on August 1, 2020. Open daily 11am–5pm. 434-361-1266, hilltopberrywine.com

Kipps Grapes (Rochelle)
Pick your own grapes, apples, peaches and pears from early August through early September. Check out the jams, jellies and sauces made from their fruit as well. 540-948-4171, kippsgrapes.com

The Market at Grelen (Somerset) 
Starting with blueberries, the berry picking starts in early-June and typically goes through September, Wednesdays–Sundays. Pick peaches in early-June through August and apples in August through October. 540-672-7268, themarketatgrelen.com

Miller Farms Market (Locust Grove)
Pick your own strawberries in May and June from the three-acre strawberry patch. You can also pick blackberries and blueberries a little later on in the season. See their Facebook page for more information. 540-850-5009, millerfarmsmarket.com

Morris Orchard (Monroe)
Pick blueberries in mid-June and blackberries early-July. For specific dates and times, be sure to check their Facebook page. 434-929-2401, morrisorchard.com

Saunders Brothers Farm Market (Piney River)
Cherries are available for picking in June. 434-277-5455, saundersbrothersfarmmarket.com

Seaman’s Orchard (Roseland)
Pick your own strawberries in May–June, cherries in June, followed by apples in September. Be sure to check their Facebook page for updates. 434-277-8130, seamansorchard.com

Spring Valley Orchard (Afton) 
Owned by the same family as Chiles Peach Orchard and Carter Mountain Orchard; offers pick-your-own sweet cherries from mid to late May until late June or early July. Be sure to visit social media pages for actual dates. 434-960-9443, springvalleyorchard.com

Wenger Grapes (Waynesboro)
Pick your own Concord and Niagara grapes from late August through September for fresh eating, jams and juice. 540-943-4956, wengergrapes.com

 

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