It is strawberry season in Coastal Virginia, and who doesn't like plump, fresh strawberries straight from the plant? In fact, strawberries are one of the most popular berries in the world. They are delicious, low-calorie, and the perfect addition to salads, desserts, or on their own as a quick snack. ). Little known fact: strawberries are known for their aroma, bright color, and sweet taste. Every 100g of strawberries contains 59mg of vitamin C, which is more than what 100g of oranges contain.
Where to pick strawberries in Chesapeake, VA.
U-pick and pre-picked strawberries are available on a first-come-first-served basis at Brookdale Farm. Check their Facebook page or call for daily updates on strawberry availability. In addition to strawberries, you will find jams, sauces, dressing, and more available in their store.
At Historic Greenbrier Farms the u-pick fields are open. Find other local fruits, vegetables, dairy products, baked goods, and more in their Farm Market. You will also find locally grown plants, shrubs, and trees in a variety of sizes in their Nursery. Please check Facebook daily for up-to-date information.
In addition to the u-pick strawberry field at Hickory Ridge Farm, there are also pre-picked strawberries and additional produce available. Grab and Go Bags include a variety of fruits and vegetables based on availability. Pony rides, barrel train, and hayrides are available for a fee. Check Facebook for updates and hours of operation.
In addition to u-pick and pre-picked strawberries at Mount Pleasant Farms, you will also find an assortment of in-season produce, eggs, honey, and baked goods. Check Facebook for updates on field conditions.
Be sure to stop by Bergey's Breadbasket for their farm-to-table pie. Family-owned, their pies are made fresh daily, with berries picked fresh from neighboring farms. You will want to arrive early because pies are known to sell out! You will also find freshly made strawberry ice cream which can be enjoyed alfresco in their outdoor dining area.
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