In Chesapeake, farmers' markets and working farms are the heart and soul of our local flavor. We've got fresh, locally prepared food and artisanal creations - from ice cream and coffee to baked goods and beer. No matter what you crave, we're serving it fresh in Chesapeake.


Bergey's Breadbasket Bakery & More

A creamery and bakery, here you can get fresh ice cream, pies, fruits, veggies, flowers, and much more. Known for their fresh bread baked daily, homemade pies with seasonal fruit, ice cream, and farm-fresh eggs.

Brookdale Farm

This small family farm does the planting and lets you do the picking. With crops of strawberries and pumpkins, you can also select from jarred berry products.

Greenbrier Farms

Greenbrier Farms is a family business that's been making people happy for generations. A great destination for those who would like to visit a working nursery and farm, they have fun for all - in every season. From spring strawberry picking to fall pumpkins - to hay rides, and more!

H. E. Williams Candy Company

A staple of the South Norfolk area of Chesapeake since 1919, this family-owned and operated candy company has been making seven kinds of sweets the old-fashioned way, with the same taffy pullers, rollers, presses and slicers used back in the1900s.

Hickory Ridge Farm

A family-owned farm that hosts seasonally-themed events from spring through fall. Features a petting zoo, corn maze and toddler corn maze pumpkin picking, strawberry picking, fresh fruits and veggies in season, and tractor rides.

Lilley Farms

They've got strawberries in spring, pumpkins in the fall, and lots of activities for kids, including a corn maze and pumpkin patch that you have to see to believe.

Mount Pleasant Farms

In addition to peaches, this family-owned peach orchard produces fresh eggs and produce, nectarines, dairy, baked goods, fruits and berries, local honey, peanuts, pumpkins, Christmas trees, cider and more.

Chesapeake is also home to two award-winning breweries - Big Ugly Brewing Company and The Garage Brewery. Big Ugly has as many as 10 "Big, Bold, Beers" including a number of popular sour beers and barrel-aging beer. The Garage Brewery is a seven-barrel microbrewery located in the heart of Greenbrier.