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PICK YOUR OWN BERRIES AND VEGGIES! Open July 4th!

OPEN DAILY FROM 9AM-6PM.  NO ADMISSION FEE TO THE “PICK YOUR OWN” FIELDS, OR PICNIC AREA IN FRONT.  JUST PAY FOR WHAT YOU PICK!  EVERYTHING IS SOLD BY THE POUND.  STOP IN THE MARKET FOR A BUSKET AND DIRECTIONS!

AVAILABLE:
RASPBERRIES and BLACK RASPBERRIES –  PYO, per 1/4 pound about a half pint-$2.99.
BLUEBERRIES – PYO, per 1/2 pound about a Pint-$2.99
BLACKBERRIES –  PYO. per 1/2 pound-about a Pint-$2.99      

Pre-picked berries that are already picked and for sale in the market: Raspberries-$3.99 1/4 pound, Blackberries-$3.99 1/2 pound, Blueberries-$3.99 1/2 pound.  Call ahead for availability of large quantities of prepicked berries.  540-899-9848

VEGETABLES!  SWEET CORN in the market! Lettuce, kale, beets, sugar snap peas, cucumber, tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, carrots.

Flowers!  Sunflowers, zinnias, wildflowers!

Pick-your-own Please check in with the market for a busket to pick in, and directions to the fields.

For pick-your-own (PYO)….We offer our pre-weighed 4 quart “Busket” for a $1.00 (it will hold about 5 pounds)  and we  encourage you to wash and store your berries in it.  (DO NOT WASH YOUR BERRIES UNTIL YOU EAT THEM AND KEEP THEM COOL!)  You can bring the busket back for any PYO!  

Flats are $2.00 which include 8,  quart containers and the flat.  Our buskets and flats are preweighed so that the weight of the containers are taken off at payment. 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, 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, stay in the row lane.
  4. FYI:  PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED, BY LAW, IN THE FRONT PICK-YOUR-OWN FIELDS.  You are welcome to bring your dog on a leash and pick up after them, in the 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.  🙂

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

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