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Summer Fun!

Braehead Farm is open every day, year-round! Spring through Fall hours are daily 9am-6pm.  (Winter hours are 9am-5pm daily.) 

We are open rain or shine-NO RESERVATION NEEDED TO VISIT!  There is no admission fee to the front pick your own fields, just pay for what you pick!  Go to our crops page:  Pick Your Own – Braehead Farm

Call ahead if you would like something picked for you from the fields  540-899-9848, otherwise we do pick for the market as needed.

Raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries are coming in now!

Asparagus is not “pick-your-own”, but is prepicked and in the market for purchase. $5.99 per pound. Asparagus will end around the first week of June.

We have strawberries for pick-your-own and a limited amount of pre-picked in the market now that the season is winding down. Strawberries start to dwindle at the end of May and continue producing in smaller amounts until about Mid June when it gets too hot.

Braehead Farm has 5 different varieties of strawberries this year.  They all taste different!  Some produce early, some later. 

*Before going to pick, please check in with the market for field directions and to get a “busket” (basket/bucket!) or bring your busket from last year!   We offer our pre-weighed 4 quart “Busket” for a $1.00 (it will hold about 5 pounds mounded).  It is an aerated basket/bucket.  We encourage you to wash and store your berries in it.  Put your name on it and bring it back for any PYO!   Our buskets are preweighed so that the weight of the containers are taken off of the berry weight/price.  We do not tare/take the weight off of outside containers.

*Make sure when you pick, to ONLY PICK ALL RED!  Strawberries will not taste good and are not ripe if they still have white or green on them!   They DO NOT continue to ripen after being picked.  Make sure you pick the strawberry on the stem behind the CAP and leave the cap on!    After picking, bring in your berries to the market for weighing and paying.  The strawberries are weighed and sold by the pound.  They are $4.99 per pound to pick-your-own or $5.99 per pound pre-picked in the market.  Please bring in and weigh/pay for your berries before eating since we sell them by the pound.

Do not wash your berries until you are ready to eat them!  Keep them cool after picking or they will degenerate quickly!

PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED, BY LAW, IN THE FRONT PICK-YOUR-OWN PRODUCE PATCHES.   You are welcome to bring your dog on a leash and pick up after them, in the GRASSY AREAS OR other areas of our farm.  We prefer the dog NOT come into the market IF the market is busy and full of customers.  WE would be glad to help you to get to the back of the market by walking around.  Just remember that we have free range chickens.  🙂

  • A  quart equals 1 and 1/2 pounds of fresh  berries. Strawberries measurements: 1 quart = 2 pints = 4 cups and is about the same as 1 liter and weighs 1.25 lbs to 1.5 lbs (or 600 to 700g). The weight varies on variety and weather conditions.  1 quart is normally enough for 4 servings.
  • Unripe berries will not ripen once picked. Select plump, firm, fully red berries. Be sure to pick the berry from the stem and leave the hulls on.
  • Keep the strawberries out of the sun and heat.  Strawberries quickly mold and perish when left at room temperature, and only last about 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator.
  • You can easily freeze berries that you cannot use right away.  Wash, cut the hulls off and put the berries into a ziplock bag, removing as much air as possible.  The berries will keep for many months frozen without air.
  • Braehead Farm strawberries are not sprayed with any kind of pesticide.  The plants  (before bearing fruit) are treated with a fungicide during the winter.  No fungicide or pesticides have been sprayed on the berries.  The fungicide we use is on the Green list.
  • If you would  like to help the farmer, please pick off any berries you see that have rot, insect or sun damage and put them between the rows.  This helps to keep rot from spreading to the other berries on the plant.

For more strawberry picking and storing tips, go to http://www.pickyourown.org/strawberries.htm

Braehead Farm Market, Lunch Kitchen, and Family Playgrounds is open year round!  You can purchase seasonal produce already picked or pick your own!   Enjoy ice cream!  Shop for beef, pork, dairy products and bakery products!    Jams, relishes and pickled items!  Local Honey!  And…so much more!  Stay for lunch!  Lunch is open from 11am-2pm on weekdays and 11am-4pm on weekends.

*Daily Play in The Family Playgrounds (where the animals are!) – no reservation needed. The daily admission is $6.00 per person, children and adults.  Age 2 and under are always free.    You pay this admission in the market when you arrive.  You can visit the farm animals, play in the hay barn, play equipment and picnic.  We also offer a Seasonal Pass for unlimited visits during the 6 month pass dates.  It is $25.00 per person, age 2 and under free.     

March through Labor Day is our Spring and Summer Pass.  The Fall Winter Pass goes from September through February!     See a MARKET salesperson for details!

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Let us do the baking for you!  

  • Feel free to call the Market and pre-order for pies, cakes, muffins, cookies, dairy items, for a pickup!  Let us make that special occasion dinner dessert PIE or sliceable LOAF CAKE for you!  Call the Braehead Market at 540-899-984805481bakenjoy
  • PIES: Apple, Dutch Apple, Caramel Apple Nut, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Coconut Custard, Peach, Fruits of the Forest, Strawberry Rhubarb.  Seasonal pies: Pecan, Pumpkin, and Sweet Potato.
    • SLICEABLE LOAF CAKES: Apple Caramel, Blueberry, Cinnamon Burst, Banana Nut, Cranberry Orange Nut, Zucchini Nut, Pumpkin, Triple Berry, Peach Melba, Triple Berry Loaf and French Vanilla!
  • COOKIES: Chocolate Chunk, Double Chocolate Chunk, Sugar Cookie, Oatmeal Raisin, Ginger Molasses, M & M, Smore’s, snickerdoodle, coconut pecan.  
  • MUFFINS: Peach, Cranberry Orange Nut, Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate with chips, Pumpkin, Blueberry, Banana Nut, Lemon Poppyseed, Rum Butter.
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Braehead Farm Market!
Shop for Farm Fresh Dairy, eggs, meats, bacon, jams, peanut butters, peanuts, fudge, bakery items and more in the Braehead Farm Market

Rental Barns for parties and events!  See our Birthday party page!

The Braehead Farm Lunch Kitchen is open weekdays from 11am-2pm and weekends from 11am-4pm.  You can picnic beside the market or in the Family Playgrounds if you have paid admission.  We do have limited table spaces inside the market for lunch and ice cream.

View our current menu:  click this link…

Braehead Farm Lunch Kitchen | Braehead Farm

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Contact Us

Phone: 540-899-9848
Fax: 540-899-9847
Email: info@braeheadfarm.com
1130 Tyler Street
Fredericksburg, VA22401
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Sep
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Farm Roasts

Gather with friends for a farm roast! Here at Braehead Farm we have fire pits, with picnic tables under shade trees in the Family Playgrounds!  These fire pits and tables can be reserved for your special group!   Each fire pit and picnic table (table seats about 10 adults) area is $55.00 and includes the wood for the fire, our staff will get the fire going and will extinguish the fire when finished.   This firepit fee does not include our daily admission fee to the Family Playgrounds of $6.00 per person, age 2 and under free.  Also, during an event such as Fall Festival or the Santa Event, there is an event fee to enter into the event.

Available “Farm Roasting” times

9:30 AM – 12:15 Noon | 12:30 PM – 3:15 PM

3:30 PM – 6:15 in Spring/Summer/Fall

Check in at our Farm Market for your reserved pit area and head to your designated fire pit!

To reserve your space, call Braehead Farm at 540-899-9848.  A reservation with a $20.00 deposit is required to hold your date and time.

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Our Market

Braehead Farm is open YEAR ROUND! Shop, play and stay for lunch! 

Spring through Fall hours are 9am-6pm.

Our lunch kitchen is open year-round from 11-4 on weekends and 11-2 weekdays.  Call ahead for a pickup!  540-899-9848. Check out our Lunch menu page…click link…

Braehead Farm Lunch Kitchen | Braehead Farm

Located at 1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburg, VA  22401.  540-899-9848

Stop into the market for all of your farm fresh items and local made gifts!

  • Fresh seasonal produce!  See our CROPS page.    Crop Schedule – Braehead Farm
  • White potatoes and sweet potatoes, and apples in the market.
  • Beef and pork
  • Homemade pot pies, chicken and beef
  • Fresh Free range chicken eggs
  • Dairy fresh milks, creams, ice cream, cheeses
  • Jams, pickled items, sauces, ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, BBQ sauces, ciders, syrups
  • Locally made peanut butters 
  • We have fresh baked pies, cookies, muffins and loaf cakes! 
  • Baking mixes, gourmet popcorns, and more
  • Gluten free items

10lb FRESH slab of sliced Kunzler bacon.   Order by 12:00 Noon on Wednesdays for Thursday pickup.  Call the market for current pricing.  540-899-9848

Most of our produce that grows in our fields is also available in our market.  You can either “Pick-Your-Own” or purchase already picked in the Market! 
The Family Play-Ground is also open ($6.00 per person, age 2 and under free.  So come on down to pick, shop and play!  Picnic with your family! Check out the indoor glass beehive!  We also offer a Season Pass to the Family Playgrounds ($25.00 per person, age 2 and under free.)  Visit the animals, play in the playgrounds, the hay barn, picnic, play tether ball, volleyball, walk on the slack line, rope the steer heads, and more! 

CALL AHEAD FOR YOUR SPECIAL ORDER BAKERY  ITEMS OR STOP IN

  • Feel free to call the Market and pre-order for pies, cakes, muffins, cookies, dairy items, for a pickup!  Let us make that special occasion dinner PIE or sliceable LOAF CAKE for you!  Call the Braehead Market at 540-899-984805481bakenjoy
  • PIES: $19.99 each:  Apple, Dutch Apple, Caramel Apple Nut, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Peach,  Fruits of the Forest, Strawberry Rhubarb and Coconut Custard.  Seasonal pies: Pecan, Pumpkin, and Sweet Potato.
  • LOAVES: $8.49 each: Apple Caramel, Blueberry, Cinnamon Burst, Cranberry Orange Nut, French Vanilla, Zucchini Nut, Pumpkin, Triple Berry, Banana chocolate chip, Banana Nut, Lemon, Peach Melba.
  • COOKIES: Chocolate Chunk, Double Chocolate Chunk, Sugar Cookie, Oatmeal Raisin,  M & M, and Ginger Molasses.
  • MUFFINS: Peach, Cranberry Orange Nut, Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Apple, Double Chocolate with chips, Pumpkin, Blueberry, Banana Nut, Red Velvet, Rum Butter and corn muffin.

The Market accepts cash, local check with ID or credit card.  Be sure to see the OBSERVATION BEEHIVE!  It is a glass, working beehive.  It is sure to captivate the children while you shop!

 

 

 OPEN DAILY! OUR WINTER HOURS OF 9AM-5PM.  Beginning on March 10, 2024, SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL HOURS ARE 9AM-6PM.  

Admission: The Family Playgrounds is a $6.00 (+tax) per person admission area of the farm. Age 2 and under are free.    This admission gives you unlimited hours of same day play during business hours and includes:

**PLEASE NOTE: DURING SPECIAL EVENTS BRAHEAD FARM MAY HAVE AN ADDITIONAL EVENT FEE TO GO INTO THE EVENT  IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE.  (Fall-Harvest Festival Weekends, December-Santa Clause Christmas Event)

  • Play barn with rope swings
  • “steer heads” to rope!
  • Swings and slides!
  • Sand piles with trucks and toys!
  • A tree deck with slide!
  • Corn pit!
  • Trikes and push tractors for the little ones!
  • slack line to walk across!
  • FARM ANIMAL RESCUE MISSION!  Braehead Farm has many animals for you to see!  These animals are all rescues from various situations and have been brought to Braehead Farm to live!   Our farm animals include….chickens, cows, pigs, goats, alpacas, sheep, horses, donkeys, rabbits…and honey bees to watch in their visual hive!
  • Picnic tables!  Bring your own picnic or enjoy our Braehead Farm Kitchen offerings from 11-4 open on weekends and weekdays 11-2 March-December.  Delicious BBQ, hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken salad and more.
  • Fire pits with picnic tables to rent!
  • Age 2 and under are free!
  • The Family Playgrounds also offers two barns – “The Red Shed” and “The Block Shed”,  for hosting your own events and birthday parties.

Season Passes!  Enjoy unlimited, daily play in the Family Playgrounds during operating hours with a Season’s Pass.  A Seasonal Pass is $25.00 per person, age 2 and under free.   The Spring Summer Season Pass starts for use on February 19, 2024 and goes through Labor Day, September 2, 2024.  We then start our Fall Winter Season Pass from September through February. (6 months)  See cashier for details!

Note: Some special events will  not be included in the pass or will have a  separate or additional fee.  Season Passes are non transferrable to other people and is non-refundable.  The pass does not include staff led farm educational field trips and tours.   They also are not for use of the barn rentals.  Barn rentals are a separate fee with counted wristbands.  The pass is for entry to the Family Playgrounds only and is not related to rental barns or field trips or special event fees.

Feb
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Upcoming Events

2024

*Strawberry Season begins at the end of April through Mid June!  

*Blackberry, raspberries, black raspberries and blueberries begin in June.

*FALL FESTIVAL WEEKENDS EVERY WEEKEND IN OCTOBER! 

*The Braehead Farm Santa Event is always the first two weekends in December!  Visit with Santa in The Red Shed and make Snowman Soup with Santa’s helpers!  Make a marshmallow roasting stick and roast marshmallows over the many firepits!  Play in the Family Playgrounds and visit the animals!  Shop in the market and stay for hot chocolate and lunch.

Braehead Farm is open daily, year-round. Winter hours are 9am-5pm. Spring, Summer and Fall hours are 9am-6pm. The PYO fields do not have an admission fee to enter and are open daily to pick seasonal produce.

The Family Playgrounds is open every day for play and visiting the animals.  We have party barn rentals, picnic tables throughout and firepits!

Located at:  1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburg, VA  22401

540-899-9848

Contact Us

Phone: 540-899-9848
Fax: 540-899-9847
Email: info@braeheadfarm.com
1130 Tyler Street
Fredericksburg, VA22401
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