2014 Strawberry Picking! {Updated!}

June 07, 2014 at 8:19 AM

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There are strawberries galore in Hampton Roads, here is a list of local places you can go to Pick Your Own Strawberries with the Kids. We have had a blast doing this the past few years!

Make sure to always call or check websites/Facebook before heading out to pick!

Where is your favorite local spot to pick strawberries???

Brookdale Farms 2060 Vaughan Rd. (Pungo) Virginia Beach, VA 23457 --- (757) 721-0558 --- Facebook Updates
  • Old-fashioned family fun on a family U-pick farm! The strawberry fields are open for the 2014 season! U-pick strawberries, picnic area, see farm animals (horses, donkey, pony, sheep) over the fence. There is no "admission charge," you pay for what you pick. All children receive stickers. Check Facebook or call for exact opening date, to check field conditions and hours the day you plan to go, and to check for specials. Toilets and hand-wash sinks are available on site. Strawberry jam, strawberry syrup, Brookdale Farm’s home grown popcorn, and other jar goods available. Fields are usually less crowded on weekdays. School field trips by appt weekdays at the Pungo farm (public/private schools and homeschool groups). A few openings remain; call Amanda at 721-0558 to schedule. Moms’ Play Groups are welcome any time at the Chesapeake farm and afternoons at the Pungo farm. Please call ahead to let them know you’re coming.
Brookdale Farms 2133 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Chesapeake VA 23322 --- (757) 721-0558 --- Facebook Updates
  • Old-fashioned family fun on a family U-pick farm! The strawberry fields are open for the 2014 season! U-pick strawberries with horse-drawn hayrides available some weekends. There is no "admission charge," you pay for what you pick. Check Facebook or call for exact opening date, to check field conditions and hours the day you plan to go, and to check for specials. Toilets and hand-wash sinks are available on site, and stickers for the little pickers! Strawberry jam, strawberry syrup, Brookdale Farm’s home grown popcorn, and other jar goods available. Fields are usually less crowded on weekdays. U-pick May peas ready mid-May. Moms’ Play Groups are welcome any time at the Chesapeake farm and afternoons at the Pungo farm. Please call ahead to let them know you’re coming.
College Run Farms 2051 Alliance Road, Surry VA 23883 --- (757) 294-3970 --- Facebook Updates
  • U-pick strawberries fields are open for the season starting Mother's Day weekend 2014. Days & hours may vary so always check ahead. Homemade ice cream, picnic area and gift shop on site. Cash or checks only. Port-a-loos & an outside sink are available. Call or check Facebook for current picking conditions.
Cullipher Farm Market 1444 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach VA 23456 --- (757) 721-7456 --- Facebook Updates
  • The only organic U-pick field for strawberries in Virginia. The strawberry fields open May 3, 2014 for the 2014 season! There is a children’s play areas and all kids leave with a sticker and coloring book. There is also a small onsite bakery and ice cream shop. Call or check Facebook for current picking conditions. Picking should begin around May 1, 2014.
  • 5th Annual Relay for Life Mother's Day Weekend Event May 10 -11, 2014.
Cullipher Berry Patch 772 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach VA 23457 --- (757) 721-7456 --- Facebook Updates
  • The strawberry fields open May 3, 2014 for the 2014 season! Strawberries are grown on plastic for easy picking. There is mowed clover in between the rows of strawberries for easy walking. This is always the Cullipher recommended location for weekends. Call or check Facebook for current picking conditions.
  • 5th Annual Relay for Life Mother's Day Weekend Event May 10 -11, 2014.
Flanagan Farm- N Muddy Creek Rd & Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 --- (757) 426-5585 --- Facebook Updates
  • U-pick Strawberries with fields opening in early May, 2014. A small children's play area is available for the kids to play with sand, sand toys and tractors. Coloring books and stickers for also given to children to enjoy once they have left the farm. Call and check Facebook for picking conditions.
Flip Flop Farmer 3244 New Bridge Road, Pungo, VA 23456 --- (757) 426-9908 --- Facebook Updates
  • Open for the 2014 season for U-pick strawberries as of Friday, April 18, 2014. Call or check Facebook for current picking conditions.
Henley Farms 3484 Charity Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 --- (757) 426-7501 --- Facebook Updates
  • Opening in early May 2014. Call or check Facebook for updates and current picking conditions. 
Hickory Ridge Farm 2928 S Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, Virginia 23322 --- (757) 560-6763 --- Facebook Updates
  • U-pick fields are open for the 2014 season! Call or check Facebook for current picking conditions. Open Mon-Sat. 8am - 6:30pm and Sunday from 1-6pm They have pony rides, bounce house and hayrides every weekend through strawberry season. Farm stand will be open selling pre-picked strawberries, local produce and locally made products including goats milk soap, baked goods, hanging baskets, and more. Friendly farm animals are always there. Now offering: Birthday parties with pony rides and group/school field trips. 
  • Strawberry JAMboree Event scheduled for May 10, 2014 from 10am-4pm.
Lilley Farms 2800 Tyre Neck Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23321 --- (757) 435-2085 --- Facebook Updates
  • Lilley Farms will open for the season on May 5, 2014 for U-pick strawberries. They offer U-pick strawberries with two available sizes, an adult bucket and a children's berry basket (2qt basket) that comes with a coloring book/recipes and sticker. There are also strawberry cutouts where the kids can take pictures. Bring your Lilley Farms picking bucket from last year and save 50 cents. Call or check Facebook for current picking conditions.
Lilley Farms 5303 Bennetts Pasture Rd, Suffolk, VA 23435 --- (757) 435-2085 --- Facebook Updates
  • Lilley Farms will open for the season in early May for U-pick strawberries. They offer U-pick strawberries with two available sizes, an adult bucket and a children's berry basket (2qt basket) that comes with a coloring book/recipes and sticker. There are also strawberry cutouts where the kids can take pictures. Bring your Lilley Farms picking bucket from last year and save 50 cents. Call or check Facebook for current picking conditions.
Oliver Farms Produce 18222 Longview Drive, Smithfield, VA 23430 --- (757) 255-4563 --- Facebook Updates
  • Oliver Farms offers U-pick and we pick strawberries. Strawberries are later this year and they anticipate the field opening the second week in May, 2014. While they are open 7 days a week, keep in mind mid-week picking is great, and less busy too! Check Facebook or website for hours and latest field conditions. Regular berries and jam berries available.
Poor John's Farm 914 Dominion Blvd Chesapeake, VA 23323 --- (757) 679-9707 --- Facebook Updates
  • U-pick fields will be opening for the season the first week of May 2014. Call or check Facebook for current picking conditions.
Salem Berry Farm 1763 Salem Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23456 --- (757) 818-3156 --- Facebook Updates
  • U-pick fields opening in early May 2014. They have a children's play area with sand and toys. Hours will be 8am-6pm, 7 days a week as picking allows. Bring your buckets or purchase one there.  
  • Pre-picked berries are available ~ please contact them to arrange for pick-up.
Vaughn Farms 1258 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach, Virginia 23457 ---(757) 615-4888 --- Facebook Updates
  • U-pick fields are open for the 2014 season! Hours will be daily (weather permitting) 8am-6pm. Call or check Facebook for current picking updates and conditions.  
Williams Strawberry Farm 1383 NC Highway 343 North South Mills, NC 27976 --- (252) 771-2647 --- Facebook Updates
  • U-pick fields will open for the season May 3, 2014. Call or check Facebook for current picking conditions.
Wood's Orchard (Peach House) 183 E. Mercury Blvd Hampton, VA 23669 --- (757) 722-2873 --- Facebook Updates
  • U-pick fields should be open in early May, 2014. No other activities on site at this time, U-pick peaches are expected to be ready to pick in July 2014. Call or check Facebook for current picking conditions.

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