30 Stunning Farms to go Blueberry Picking In Virginia

The Virginia strawberry season is winding down, but blueberries picking in Virginia is just beginning, as berries ripen on the bushes across the state.  

Numerous farms and orchards across the state offer pick-your-own blueberries throughout the summer months, so let’s get picking.

Blueberry Picking in Virginia

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Where to Find Blueberry Farms in Virginia

Scan through the list of pick-your-own Virginia Blueberry farms near where you live. Make sure you check the field website or Facebook page for crop and hour updates, as they will change according to growing conditions.

Then get ready for one delicious berry day.

Pack a lunch, the kids, and even sometimes the dog, and enjoy a day at these blueberry farms that offer beautiful views as you drop those berries in your basket.

Looking for another berry? Check out our guide to Pick Your Own Strawberry farms!

Blueberry Picking in Virginia

When is Blueberry Picking Season?

Typically, you will find blueberries ready to pick in Virginia in May and/or June. I’ve found that depending on the variety, you can find blueberries throughout the summer though.

Call the farm before you visit to guarantee ripe blueberry picking for your pick-your-own berries adventure.

Where can I to pick fruit in Virginia?

If you are looking for sweet cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, red raspberries, apples and peaches, check the growing schedule at your preferred farm.

Blueberry Picking in Virginia

Blueberry Picking Tips

  • Bring containers or boxes to bring your berries home in. Do not store the berries in air-tight containers until they cool from the summer sun.
  • If you are not going directly home after picking, bring a cooler. Cool berries have a longer shelf life. They will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  • To keep the berries firm, do not wash them until you are ready to eat them.
  • If you are going to freeze your berries, lay unwashed berries on cookie trays and freeze. Once frozen, pour them into containers. 

What to wear blueberry picking

  • Wear a hat to cover your neck and face.
  • Sunscreen is a must.  
  • Bright colors or light colors, like yellow, white, pink and red will pop out against the blueberry bushes if you want to get cute photos.
Blueberry Picking in Virginia

Blueberry Picking in Northern Virginia

Hartland Farm and Orchard

  • Address: 3064 Hartland Lane, Markham, VA 22643
  • Website
  • Season: July
  • Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

During July, a visit to the Hartland Farms means not only delicious blueberries, but white and yellow peaches.

Take time out of your busy schedule and enjoy an hour or two of fresh mountain air, scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and a little exercise as you pick blueberries. However, if you are in a time crunch, stop by and pick up some pre-picked blueberries.

The blueberry orchard has Patriot, Elliot and Bluecrop blueberry bushes. When you arrive and check-in, they will provide you with bags and containers for your berries.

Mackintosh Fruit Farm

  • Address: 1608 Russell Rd, Berryville, VA 22611
  • Website
  • Hours: Thursday – Sunday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Bring the family and, if you like, even your dog to Mackintosh Fruit Farm for an enjoyable day of picking berries and then have a picnic lunch.

When you arrive and check-in, pick up containers to put your blueberries in as you pick, and a wagon to transport those berries.  

As you check out, be sure to drop some money in the Tips for Tastes jar to cover the cost of the berries you tasted in the field.

Once you get your haul back from the fields, stop in the market for a chicken salad sandwich, zucchini crust pizza or a hot dog. There are picnic tables on the patio and in the market for your convenience. There are also bathrooms on site.

Berry Good Farm

  • Address: 6062 Dwyer Lane, Bealeton, VA 22712
  • Website
Blueberry Picking in Virginia

Green Truck Farm

  • Address: 3015 Hartland Ln, Markham, VA 22643
  • Website
  • Season: June – July

Green Truck Farm is family-friendly. So, pack up the kiddos and enjoy a day of berry picking for a glorious fruit salad. When blueberries are ripe for the picking, you can also pick some black raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, red raspberries, and tomatoes right off the plants and bushes. 

Hollin Farms

  • Address: 1524 Snowden Road, Delaplane, VA
  • Website
  • Season: Late June through Early July

When looking for the perfect day trip from Washington D.C., head to Sky Meadows State Park and then stop at neighboring Hollin Farms.  

During their blueberry season, you can also pick blackberries, raspberries, sour cherries and a variety of vegetables.

Valley View Farm

  • Address: 1550 Leeds Manor Road, Delaplane, VA 20144
  • Website
  • Season: Mid to Late June
  • Hours: Friday – Saturday 12:00 – 6:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 PM
    • Farm Stand: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM daily

Valley View Farm is a beautiful event venue location, a farm stand, and home to various pick-your-own fruits.

The farm is a terrific place to spend the afternoon picking berries, enjoying a picnic and spending time in the fresh air. If you like cherries, they should be ready to gather at the same time as your blueberries.

They have a concession/refreshment stand where you can pick up something to complement your picnic lunch or dinner.

There are port-a-potties available onsite. Pets are welcome to join you on the farm.

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Eagletree Farm

  • Address: 15100 Harrison Hill Ln, Leesburg, VA 20176
  • Website
  • Season: Late June – July
  • Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Begin your visit to Eagletree Farm by picking blueberries from their bushes that have not been chemically treated. Then have a glass of wine with your brick oven pizza from the restaurant or sit down for a wine tasting.

Great Country Farms

  • Address: 34345 Snickersville Turnpike, Bluemont, VA 20135
  • Website

Great Country Farms is a place where you can not only pick your favorite fruits and vegetables but also visit the farm animals, play Putt-Putt and enjoy the 12-acre play area. 

You can even bring your dog to the farm.

When you arrive, pick up some of their re-usable containers or get your buckets weighed, then jump on the wagon for the trip to the field.

You will find delicious blueberries that have been grown with no synthetic chemicals.

Great Country Farms does charge an admission fee to enter their farm, which includes access to the fields and the play area.

Blueberry Picking in Virginia

Evergreen Acres

  • Address: 12801 Hazelwood Dr, Nokesville, VA 20181
  • Website

After picking your berries, take time to get a drink or something to eat at the Cedar Run Brewery located on the farm.

If the Brewery isn’t your thing, bring a picnic lunch or get some take-out and enjoy a picnic at the tables beside Cedar Run. 

Muskrat Haven

  • Address: 20 Cedarbreak Ln., Amissville, VA 20106
  • Season: Mid-June – Late July
  • Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Blue Ridge Berry Farm

  • Address: 480 Harrisville Rd, Toms Brook, VA 22660
  • Website

Swover Creek Farms and Brewery

  • Address: 4176 Swover Creek Rd, Edinburg, VA 22824
  • Website

Spend a few hours picking your favorite berries, then enjoy a game of disc golf or ax throwing before setting down to some housemade sausage or wood-fired pizza.

You may even want to sample some of Swover Creek’s own craft beer. The outdoor seating area is pet-friendly.

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Blueberry Picking around Fredericksburg

Braehead Farms

  • Address: 1130 Tyler St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
  • Website
  • Season: June – September
  • Hours: Daily from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Spend a few minutes or hours picking blueberries at Braehead Farms, and then make your purchase at either the market or at the tent near the pick-your-own field. 

While there, pick up some peppers, tomatoes, green beans, blackberries or a bouquet of flowers.

The kids will want to spend time in the Family Playground, which is $5 per person (over two years old). The playground includes swings/ slides, sand piles, a corn pit, and plenty of farm animals.

Pack a picnic lunch, or pick up hot dogs or hamburgers from the Braehead Farm Kitchen and head to the picnic tables for lunch.

Unfortunately, your pet can not join you on the farm.

Eastfields Farms

  • Address: 85 Preston Point Rd, Mathews, VA 23109
  • Website
  • Season: July – August
  • Hours: Friday – Sunday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Payment: cash or check only

Eastfields Farms offers guests buckets to put their pesticide-free blueberries in while on the farm.

As a bonus, you can also pick up some farm-raised oysters for dinner while you are there.

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Mount Olympus Berry Farm

  • Address: 23298 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Ruther Glen, VA 22546
  • Website
  • Season: End of June – July
  • Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Enjoy a summer morning or afternoon of blueberry picking at Mount Olympus. For your convenience, they have a checkout area in the pick-your-own field.

There are bathrooms at the farm market and picnic tables at the lake, making an enjoyable lunch spot.

Pleasant Field Farm

  • Address: 1765 Nelsons Bridge Rd, Hanover, VA 23069
  • Website
  • Hours: Dawn to Dusk
  • Payment: Cash or checks only

The Pleasant Field Farm offers blueberries during the summer and a wide variety of vegetables and hanging baskets.

Note that the farm at times is self-served, so only cash and checks are accepted.

Blueberry Picking in Virginia

Blueberry Picking in the Southern Shenandoah Valley

Hickory Hill Farm

  • Address: 3034 Fruit Farm Ln., Keezletown, VA 22832
  • Website
  • Season: Early June – Mid-July

At the Hickory Hill Farm, not only will you be able to pick blueberries until your heart is content, but make sure you pick up some sweet corn and tomatoes while you are there.

They have sanitized packing containers to use, or you can bring containers to carry your berries home in. 

When paying for your berries and other vegetables, know that they only accept cash and checks.

Near the blueberry field, there is a port-a-potty available.

Blueberry Picking in Virginia

Hobbit Hill Farm

  • Address: 6460 Showalter Rd., Mount Crawford, VA 22841
  • Website
  • Season: Mid-June – early July

On the North River banks, you will find this family-owned farm that produces USDA-certified organic blueberries.  

They welcome families to come and pick, but you must leave your pets at home.

Besides blueberries, they also have a riverfront venue that is perfect for weddings and other special events.

Ratliff’s Christmas Tree and Blueberry Farm

  • Address: 19138 Ratliff Ln., Timberville, VA 22853
  • Website
  • Season: July
  • Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Friday – Saturday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Payment: Cash or check only

With roughly 950 blueberry bushes, Ratliff’s offers some of the Shenandoah Valley’s best blueberries.

Feel free to bring containers for picking. However, if you use their containers, remember to bring something to put your berries in to take home.

At Ratliff’s, they only accept cash and checks in exchange for your blueberries.

Want to find a tree for the holidays? Check out our guide to Christmas tree farms in Virginia!

Blueberry Picking Near Richmond

Swift Creek Berry Farm

  • Address: 16716 Genito Road, Moseley, VA 23120
  • Website

When picking berries at Swift Creek, you can either use their buckets to pick or get your containers pre-weighed before heading to the blueberry bushes.

You will find their blueberry bushes have not been sprayed with pesticides making the berries perfect for eating on your way home. 

Once you finish picking, check out their other fresh fruits and vegetables, along with beautiful flowers and hanging baskets in the greenhouse.

Blueberry Picking in Virginia

Adam Acres Produce

  • Address: 29319 Ellington Road, Petersburg, VA 23805
  • Website
  • Season: Late June – July
  • Hours: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

A trip to Adams Acres to pick blueberries could also include picking blackberries, sweet corn, butter beans and various other vegetables.

Blue Eden Farm and Soap Company

  • Address: 2172 Piping Tree Ferry Road, Old Church (Mechanicsville), VA 23111
  • Website
  • Season: Month of June
  • Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday – Sunday

June is the only month of the year you can come and enjoy Blue Eden Farm.  

After picking all the certified naturally grown blueberries you need, stop in their shop and check out the 100% natural handmade soaps produced right at the farm.

Looking for lavender? Read our guide to Lavender Farms in Virginia!

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Blueberry Picking in Virginia Beach 

Cullipher Farm

  • Address: 772 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Website
  • Season: July
  • Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

After picking your berries, head over to the peach orchard to pick a bag of peaches. 

Then stop at the roadside market for delicious baked goods, fresh produce, and a refreshing ice cream cone. This is one of our favorite things to do in Virginia Beach, VA, so don’t miss it!

Apple Berry Farm

  • Address: 2601 West Landing Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
  • Season: July and August
  • Phone Number: (757) 426-7390

Beatson’s Blueberry Farm

  • Address: 1501 Gum Bridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23457
  • Season: July – August
  • Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Blueberry Picking Near Williamsburg Area

Bush Neck Farm

  • Address: Bush Neck Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188
  • Website
  • Season: July

Drewery Farms

  • Address: 541 Strawberry Ln, Wakefield, Virginia
  • Website
  • Season: July
  • Hours: 7:00 AM – Sunset Tuesday – Sunday

At Drewery Farms, you will find pesticide-free berries in the patches. As you enjoy picking berries, your children can enjoy picking and eating the berries straight off the bushes.

When finished picking, take time to hang out on the farm visiting the animals, and have a picnic lunch.

Those who want to extend their stay can book a night or two in the Historic Palmyra Inn, which John Presson built in 1745.

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Blueberry Picking Near Roanoke

Buffy’s Blueberries

  • Address: 1085 Capital Hill Rd, Moneta, VA 24121
  • Website
  • Season: July – Mid-September 
  • Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Over the four acres of blueberry bushes at Buffy’s near Smith Mountain Lake, you will find twelve different varieties of blueberries that begin ripening in early July.  

Their fields are pesticide-free, so be sure to wear long sleeves and pants along with spraying yourself with bug spray.

Feel free to bring your own containers to pick with or borrow a bucket at the farm, and then they will bag your berries to transport home.

Before you head home, make sure you visit with Harvey the emu and the more than a dozen chickens and hens.

You can also check out their other produce like squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, fresh eggs and blackberries.

Blueberry Picking in Virginia

Woodall Blueberries

  • Address: State Route 624, New Castle, VA 24127
  • Website
  • Season: Late June – Mid-July

Woodall Blueberries’ organically grown blueberry patch is 1.5 acres and has nearly 1,400 bushes.

Children are welcome to help pick blueberries, but dogs are not.

Bee Berry Farm

  • Address: 1588 Blue Grass Trail, Newport, VA 24128
  • Website
  • Season: Mid-June – Early July

The 19-acre Bee Berry Farm uses no pesticides on their plants and fruit, and includes three acres of Northern Highbush blueberries. They also have various other cultivars of blueberries like Spartan, Bluecrop, Blueray and Toro.  

Their blueberry season usually lasts between four and six weeks.

Bring your own buckets or use some of their sanitized buckets that have a plastic liner. Head to the patch and enjoy picking berries while taking in the beautiful mountain views.

What to do after picking blueberries

  • Bring your berries to the check-out area
  • Put the bucket on the scale
  • Take the plastic liner and leave the bucket.

Pets are not permitted to join you on the farm. 

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