It’s blueberry season in Virginia, and NOVA’s the place to go for a great pick-your-own experience.
Typically, blueberry picking season spans the months of May and June, but there’s still plenty of places around Northern Virginia where you can bring home your own hand-picked pints. If you’re a fan of this delightful fruit and find joy in connecting with nature, these farms offer a unique and immersive experience for you.
Grab your baskets and prepare for an unforgettable adventure as we embark on a journey through some of NOVA’s best pick-your-own blueberry farms. Get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, indulge in the freshest of blueberries, and create lasting memories that will linger sweetly long after summer’s come and gone.
Situated next to Sky Meadows State Park, Hollin Farms is a fourth-generation family operation specializing in pick-your-own fruits, Angus cattle, and natural beef. Pick-your-own berries, including blueberries and blackberries, come at a price of $5 per pint, per person.
If you’re in the market for more than just berries, Hollin also offers pick-your-own peaches and nectarines.
Location: 1524 Snowden Rd, Delaplane
June and July are the best months for blueberry picking at Mackintosh Fruit Farm, aptly situated in Berryville. Mackintosh’s variety of fruits for picking allows them to offer early and late season varieties. Tree-growing fruits live on dwarf trees, making them easy to pick from the ground.
After picking some berries, check out the Cider Room, where you can enjoy hard cider, a glass of wine from a local vineyard, or a local brew and some live music.
Location: 1608 Russell Rd, Berryville
This Fauquier County farm boats a robust orchard, home to a variety of beautiful fruits—including blueberries! The orchard is family- and dog-friendly.
Explore the farm’s Locavore Farm Market, a hybrid farm market and country store. There, you can pick up locally grown and produced food, local honeys, hard ciders, wines, and more.
Location: 1550 Leeds Manor Rd, Delaplane
Braehead is the last remaining farm in historic Fredericksburg. It offers pick-your-own produce, play areas with farm animals, and barns available for event rentals.
Before you leave, stop by the Farm Market for fresh dairy products, honey, and seasonal produce. Don’t forget to grab a bite at the Farm Kitchen, which is open daily.
Location: 1130 Tyler St, Fredericksburg