Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in the Eastern Shore? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in the Eastern Shore,
sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name.
If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website.
And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the
information, please let me know!
What's in season in January 2018, and other
Notes for January 2018: Strawberries have a very brief season;
and they start in early April in the South, May in most of the US, and early June in the North - don't miss them: See your
crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops.
And see our guide to local
vegetable festivals, such as
strawberry festivals and
blueberry festivals. Cold weather crops, like spinach,
some lettuces, peas, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks and
early onions being harvested in all but the coldest regions. Many farms and markets still
have fresh winter squash, stored from last Autumn.
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the Eastern Shore U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Mason Beach Fruit Farm - blueberries, blackberries, Peaches,
apricots, plums, pears and apples in season.
29113 Masons Beach Road, Hacks Neck, VA 23358. Phone: (757) 442-7287.
email@example.com oPEN: Wednesday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 PM,
beginning mid-June.. Directions: On the Eastern Shore, take Route 13 to
Keller, turn west onto Route 180 to Pungoteague. Turn right at Pungoteague
Post Office continuing on 180 west to Harborton General Store (3.1 miles).
Continue straight onto Route 631 following it to 633/631 Y (1.3 miles)
staying right on 631 to Hacks Neck proper (0.7 mile). Turn onto Mason Beach
Road (0.5 mile) with farm driveway on right. Click
here for a map. All fruit is "U-pick." Payment is on the "Honor System."
Call for ripening dates of specific fruit. Please bring your own packing
container. Some plastic bags and picking buckets are available.
The farm normally opens around late
June-- the exact date to be announced close to the date depending on the
ripening of the blackberries and apricots. In 2011, the farm
opened Wednesday, June 22. Apricots are gone, blackberries are few. Peaches
go quickly, Asian and European pears and apples come . (UPDATE: JULY
10,2011) (UPDATE: June 27, 2011, by a visitor)
A visitor writes on
September 20, 2013: "We went to Mason Beach Fruit Farm on a sunny
September Friday afternoon in search of inexpensive apples for smoothies and
other recipes. The owners were instantly available, quite helpful, and very
gracious. They explained the differences in various apples, and even gave us
each a free sample. They also still had a few pears. We were able to get 30
pounds of seconds for only 50 cents a pound! We also got 25 pounds of very
fresh, wonderful "first" apples for only a dollar a pound! We are planning
on apple smoothies, apple pies, apple crumb pie, just plain apples .... The
Mutsu are huge and delicious. If you are headed up or down the Eastern
Shore, or just want an idea for a pleasant day trip from Virginia Beach,
please check out the Mason Beach Fruit Farm."
Farms - Strawberries,
3111 Pickett's Harbor Dr., Cape
Charles, VA 23310. Phone: 757-331-1610. Open: in season, from 10 AM to
6 PM (closed Sundays). Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash,
only. (ADDED: August 30, 2013, suggested by a visitor)
visitor writes on August 30, 2013: "Love this farm! Choice of
pick-your-own or already picked; check out their facebook page for
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