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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.)  540-899-9848

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! 

We have berries, vegetables, and flowers 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.

BERRIES! Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries!

Strawberries are finished for the season. (Strawberry season is Mid-April to about the end of June depending on the heat.)

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RASPBERRIES – Prepicked: $3.99 1/4 pound    Pick Your Own: $2.99 1/4 pound (HALF PINT is about a 1/4 pound) Keep separate from other berries-separate pricing.

BLACKBERRIES and BLUEBERRIES – Prepicked $4.99 1/2 pound Pick your own $3.99 1/2 pound (PINT is about a 1/2 pound) Can be in same container.

*GRAPES ARE STARTING TO COME IN! As of 7/16/24-Catawba grapes have come in. By about 7/25/24 we should have Concord, Niagra, Norton

*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.

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. 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 out of the sun and heat after picking. Berries 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 berries are not sprayed with pesticides.  The plants (before bearing fruit) may get a trickle fungicide during the winter.  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.

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.

Jul
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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!

 

 

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Parties!

You can rent a half a barn, or a whole barn.  (If you rent a half, the other side may be rented to another party.)  See pricing details below for THE RED SHED AND THE BLOCK SHED!

At Braehead Farm we welcome the young…and the young at heart…to come and have a fun filled birthday on the farm!  Reserve  The Red Shed or The Block Shed in the Family Play-Grounds!  Each barn rental includes the rental space AND access for your guests to the admission area of the farm called The Family Playgrounds!  This area is tons of fun and includes a hay barn, corn pit, farm animals, sand piles, slides, a tree deck with slide, and more! (For the general public, this admission area is $6.00 per person, age 2 & under free!)  Any special events at the farm are not included in the party rental price.

Spring, Summer and Fall party time slots are 10 AM – 12:00 Noon | 1 PM – 3 PM | 4 PM – 6 PM  (in Winter we close at 5:00 pm so we lose that last party time slot.)   Plus you can arrive a half hour earlier to set up and get a half hour after for cleanup for a total of 3 hours for your party!   The barn is to be left broom clean and trash in the trash cans.   After your 3 hour party, you are welcome to stay as long as you like in the Play-Grounds or on the rest of the farm!  (You must vacate on time so that the next party may start on time.)

RESERVATION PROCEDURE:  We require a deposit to hold and reserve your party date and time.  This deposit is non-refundable within 72 hours prior to the reserved party time.  Please contact the Braehead Farm Office at 540-899-9848, or stop in to reserve your party.  (We will require a $50.00 deposit for half a barn rental and $100.00 deposit for a full barn rental.  The remaining balance is due upon arrival.)   Your party is NOT reserved until the deposit is received.  This can be done over the phone with a credit card or in person in the Braehead Farm Market.  We do NOT hold dates without a deposit.  Emailing your request and inquiring about a date does not reserve a party.   Emails will be responded to and available dates will be given at the time of the email.   To ensure your date at the time of request, you must place a deposit to hold and reserve it.   Please note: Not all staff cashiers can book reservations, please ask for a party coordinator.  Reservations are best to be made during the weekdays of 9-5 with office administrative staff.  If you call on the weekend and an administrative staff member is not available, you can leave a message for a return call for the first bookings on the next weekday business day. Office/Market 540-899-9848.

IMG_4727The Red Shed is a 1000 sqft enclosed barn with heating and AC.  It has eight, 8′ picnic tables that will seat a total of 80 guests, plus four benches.  It has a front porch overhang area with additional picnic table seating. The seating is separated by the four benches for each side to seat 40 guests and each side has its own entrance for a half barn rental.

Half of The Red Shed – Rents for $150.00 for each side.  You are provided with 30 wristbands for the 30 included guests (adults and children over 2) for access to the barn and Family Playgrounds.  Each additional guest over the 30 is $6.00 plus tax per person.  

Whole Red Shed  – Rents for $300.00.    You are provided with 60 wristbands for the 60 included guests (adult and children over 2) for access to the barn and Family Playgrounds.  Each additional guest over the 60 is $6.00 plus tax each.  

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The Block Shed – is a 1000 sqft 3 sided barn like a pavilion.  It has a mulched floor, lighting, ceiling fans and outlets.  It has eight, 8′ picnic tables that will seat a total of 80 guests, plus four benches.   The seating is separated by benches for each side to seat 40 guests and each side has its own entrance for a half barn rental.

Half of The Block Shed – Rents for $125.00 for each side.  You are provided with 30 wristbands for the 30 included guests (adults and children over 2).  Each additional guest over the 30 is $6.00 per person. 

Whole Block Shed – Rents for $250.00.  You are provided with 60 wristbands for the 60 included guests (adult and children over 2).  Each additional guest over the 60 is $6.00 each.  

All parties must register with Braehead Farm and parties are not permitted at Braehead Farm without reservation.

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  NOTE:  PARTIES MUST VACATE ON TIME.  LOITERING AFTER HOURS IS NOT ALLOWED.  THE LAST BIRTHDAY PARTY TIME SLOT MUST VACATE THE FARM BY 6:30 pm.

  • Parties are not allowed alcohol without Braehead Farm permission and a one day ABC banquet license.  This can be purchased online. Get a Virginia ABC Banquet License
  • Only a WHOLE BARN rental will be allowed to serve alcohol.  A half barn rental will not be approved for alcohol.  Alcohol must stay in the barn.  
  • MUSIC:  Only a whole barn rental will be allowed music.  Any music in a whole barn is to be complimentary to the barn.  It is not to be blasted over the farm as other visiting guests are enjoying a day at the farm.
  • Please, no balloons, silly string or anything else the animals or chickens could eat, outside on the grounds for the safety of our animals and the chickens.   Balloons are allowed inside the barn and MUST be cleaned up/swept after the party. Bounce houses are prohibted.
  • All children must be monitored on the grounds during the parties.  Please do not allow children to chase, throw things, shoot nerf guns, feed or pickup the free range chickens.
  • All dogs MUST stay on a leash.  By law, animals are not allowed in the produce fields.  

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Party Food Options!  You can bring your own food or we can provide the following:  Requires preorder of at least 2 weeks.

(Please note:  We do not have inground permanent grills in or outside of the barns, and fire code does not allow guests to bring in their own various types of grills.  We cannot refrigerator your food or allow you to come into our kitchen to cook or heat up your own food.  You are allowed to bring in your own prepared food, or purchase trays or individual meals from the Braehead Kitchen.  Caterers coming onsite for a party must be approved in advance by Braehead Farm and provide a Certificate of Insurance.)

Below are food trays that Braehead Farm can deliver to your party table in either The Red Shed or The Block Shed during your party!  We deliver at the top of the second hour of your party time which is, either  11:00 AM,  2:00 PM,  or 5:00 PM., unless you tell us otherwise.  (Hourly rentals are served as directed by the party host.)  The following has pricing for TRAYS that serve 10 people.

TRAY PRICING:

 Trays will  serve 10 guests, with condiments on the side (does not include paper products)

10 Individually wrapped Nathans all beef hot dogs, with ketchup and mustard:  $35.00

10 Individually wrapped 2 oz cheeseburgers and/or hamburgers with ketchup and mustard: $35.00

10 Individually wrapped quarter pound cheeseburgers and/or hamburgers with ketchup /mustard:  $55.00

Lettuce and tomato tray for a 10 burger tray: $10.00

10 Individually wrapped BBQ sandwiches with 10  2oz cups of cole slaw, and 2 BBQ sauces: $55.00

Chicken tenders  tray of  40 strips (4 per person) with BBQ sauce and ketchup:  $55.00

Mini corn dog bites tray of approx. 80 mini corn dogs  (8 per person) with ketchup and mustard:   $65.00  

Mini corn dog bites tray of approx. 40 mini corn dogs (4 per person)  with ketchup and mustard:   $35.00

Tray of macaroni and cheese – $30.00

Tray of potato salad – $30.00

Braehead Farm baked DESSERTS:

Pies: Apple, Caramel Apple Nut, Dutch Apple, Apple Cranberry, Apple Raspberry, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Coconut Custard, Fruits of the Forest, Peach, Pecan, Pumpkin, Red Raspberry, Sweet Potato:  $18.99 per pie

Cookie Trays: 30 cookies – $26.00       50 cookies – 43.00   3 cookie assortments, choice of Chocolate Chip, Ginger Molasses, Oatmeal Raisin, M&M, and Sugar cookie.

Sliceable loaf cakes: $8.49 each, Choice of: Apple Caramel, Banana Chocolate chip, Pound Cake, Cinnamon Burst, Blueberry, Cranberry Orange Nut, Lemon, Peach Melba, Triple Berry, and Zucchini Walnut

Dairy Fresh Ice Cream Quart: $10.99 per quart, assorted flavors, 3 gallon – $70.00

Contact Us

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