Spring Produce!

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We are open every day from 9am-6pm. OPEN YEAR ROUND! 

“Pick Your Own” – No reservation needed.   There is no admission fee in the “Pick Your Own” fields…just pay for what you pick!  Please check in with the market staff, for directions and a container.  Please hand wash before produce picking.   Most produce is sold by the pound.  NO EATING is allowed in the fields!

Produce is also pre-picked and in the market, when available. Call first for large pre-picked orders. 540-899-9848

Produce available to pick AND also available in the market:  Kale, spinach, collards, mustard greens, swiss chard, lettuces, Asian greens, Mediterranean greens, broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, beets, carrots, radish.  Yellow squash and zucchini coming in the week of 6/7/2021.  
STRAWBERRIES….Update:  6/4/2021 STRAWBERRIES are thinning out and winding down for the season.  We will no longer have pre-picked in the market or prepicked orders.  PYO strawberries are $3.29 per pound, PLUS $1.00 for the busket.

WE HAVE…raspberries, ONE row of black raspberries, and blueberries.  Blackberries are just starting to come in as of 6/4/2021.

The blueberries last through July, but the blackberries and raspberries continue and  dwindle down in production by end of August/September and last until first frost.

RASPBERRIES/BLACK RASPBERRIES – ARE $2.99 PER QUARTER POUND (about a HALF PINT)

BLUEBERRIES – ARE $2.99 PER HALF POUND (about a PINT)

BLACKBERRIES – ARE $2.99 PER HALF POUND (about a PINT)

ALL PRE-PICKED BERRIES SOLD IN THE MARKET A $1.00 MORE PER  POUND.

PYO Info:

For pick-your-own (PYO)….We offer our pre-weighed 4 quart aerated  “Busket” for a $1.00  and we  encourage you to store your berries in it.  (DO NOT WASH YOUR BERRIES UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO EAT THEM!  KEEP THEM COOL!)  You can bring the busket back for any PYO, it is preweighed in our computer and we take the weight of the bucket off of your berries!  We do not deduct the weight of your own containers if you bring them in.

Field rules:  

  1. You are not allowed to eat the berries in the fields.  You must bring the picked berries in the market or the outside checkout station to have them weighed, and purchase them by the pound before eating.
  2. Please pinch the berry stem, do not yank the berries off of the plant.  This will pull the plant.
  3. Please do not walk back and forth across the rows of plants, stay in the row lane.  Keep you 6ft distance from other guests.
  4. FYI:  You are welcome to bring your dog on a leash and pick up after them. PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED, BY LAW, IN THE FRONT produce patches in the  PICK-YOUR-OWN FIELDS.  They can be on the grassy areas in the front fields.   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.  🙂

Tips!

  • A 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 700 g). 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 fungiscide or pesticides have been sprayed on the berries.
  • 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, 1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburg, VA  2240

Open daily from 9am-6pm

540-899-9848

 

The Family Playgrounds behind the market – no reservation needed.  The daily admission is $5.00 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 and picnic.  We also offer a Seasonal Pass for $20.00 per person, age 2 and under free.  See cashier for details!

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.

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Shop in the Braehead Farm Market for local items!  

You can purchase produce already picked!   Enjoy ice cream!  Shop for meats, dairy products and bakery products!    Jams, relishes and pickles!  Local Honey!  And…so much more!

PRE-ORDER YOUR  PIES, CAKES, MUFFINS AND COOKIES!

    • 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, Banana Chocolate Chip, Cranberry Apple, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Peach,  Fruits of the Forest, Strawberry Rhubarb and Coconut Custard.  Seasonal pies: Pecan, Pumpkin, Raspberry and Sweet Potato.
    • SLICEABLE LOAF CAKES: Apple Caramel, Blueberry, Cinnamon Burst, Cranberry Orange Nut, Zucchini Nut, Pumpkin, Triple Berry, Banana Nut, Lemon, Peach Melba, Triple Berry Loaf and Pound Cake.
    • COOKIES: Chocolate Chunk, Double Chocolate Chunk, Sugar Cookie, Oatmeal Raisin, M & M, and Ginger Molasses.
    • MUFFINS: Peach, Cranberry Orange Nut, Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate with chips, Pumpkin, Blueberry, Banana Nut, Lemon Poppyseed, Red Velvet, Rum Butter and Corn Muffins

Contact Us

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