Pick Your Own

The PICK YOUR OWN fields are open every day of the week from 9am-6pm.  You do not need to call ahead or need reservations.  There is no admission to the PYO fields, you just pay for what you pick. (see produce schedule below)

COVID-19 RESPONSE:

If you are experiencing any symptoms of the COVID 19 virus, please do not visit the farm.  We are instructed  by VDACS to advise any guests displaying the COVID-19 symptoms to exit the farm.

Pick your own rules:

When you arrive, get a preweighed/tare BUCKET FROM THE MARKET to take  to the fields to pick in.  These buckets are $1.00 each to be paid when you purchase your berries.  The cashier will NOT touch your bucket after you have picked.  You must place and pickup your own bucket off of the scales.  If you bring a different bucket than the one provided by Braehead Farm, we cannot take the weight of the bucket off of the berry total weight.

¨ Once YOU pick the berries (or other produce)  they are YOURS to PURCHASE in the market or outside payment tent.  

Currently PYO Blueberries and BlackBerries are winding down and we are no longer picking these for the market.  They are PYO $2.99 a half pound (about a pint).

PYO Raspberries are $2.99 a quarter pound (about a half a pint).   Prepicked are $3.99 per quarter pound.

ALL PATRONS picking in the fields and entering the outside payment tent or market MUST:

¨ Adhere to the COVID-19 distancing 6 ft rules. Follow the signs.  Masks are required in the market.

¨ Wash hands in the provided outdoor sink at the Pick your own fields before picking.  Cover your cough or sneeze as guided by the CDC.  Masks must be worn in the market.

¨ ABSOLUTELY NO EATING IN THE FIELDS, per the Virginia Department of Agriculture.   

¨ No spitting, no pets in the produce fields, and no row jumping.  Stay in your picking rows.  Keep children with you at all times and you must keep your 6ft distance from other guests.

ON BUSY CUSTOMER DAYS, we will bring out a number system.  (we use this system during events as well.)  We will have an LED light up number sign that will show the guest number that is being served.  If we jump up the numbers on the sign past your number you may head to the strawberry patch.  We have several acres of berries/produce and hope to not have to resort to the numbering system, but it is our plan in busy times.  We will also have an outside tent to help keep some customers from having to go inside the market.  We will monitor the amount of guests in the market at one time.  Please send ONE designated person to purchase and do not bring your entire family inside.  FYI:  The least busy times are weekday afternoons.

During Spring, Summer and Fall, Pick your own is open from 9 am – 6 pm daily.  Winter hours are 9 am to 5 pm daily.

At Braehead Farm we invite you to come and pick your own in seasonal produce!  THERE IS NEVER AN ADMISSION TO THE PICK-YOUR-OWN FIELDS, you just pay for what you pick.  All produce is sold by-the-pound.  (The only admission area is The Family Playgrounds where the farm animals are, additional picnic areas, hay barn, play equipment, event barns. This area is $5.00 plus tax,  per person, age 2 and under free)

Berry picking tips:

  • Pick only the RED strawberries, ( in June the BLACK blackberries, DEEP RED raspberries).  The berries do not continue to ripen after picking!  You will be expected to pay for what you pick.
  • Make sure the strawberries are pinched off behind the strawberry cap on the stem with your thumb and finger.  Do not  PULL the berries off the vine, as this will pull the plants.  Place berries in your refrigerator in your busket, once you get home.  Do not wash berries until you are ready to eat them.  

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 with customers.  We would be glad to assist you to walk around the market to the Family Playgrounds.  And remember, we have free range chickens!  

APRIL

Strawberries will be ready by end of April through May.  

ASPARAGUS…   we have pre-picked asparagus in the Market! Asparagus is the only crop we grow that is NOT pick-your-own.    We also have SWEET POTATOES in the Market!

MAY  (**see below for strawberry picking info!)

ASPARAGUS, STRAWBERRIES,  kale, lettuce, spinach, Hanover salad (type of kale), collards, mustard spinach, swiss chard, mustard greens, arugula, butterhead lettuce, romaine lettuce.

 JUNE

BLACKBERRIES, RASPBERRIES, BLACK RASPBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES, kale, lettuce, spinach, Hanover salad (type of kale), collards, mustard spinach, swiss chard, mustard greens, arugula, butterhead lettuce, romaine lettuce

Flowers:  Zinnias, celosia, sunflowers

STRAWBERRIES will linger until about mid June.  Towards the end of June… Beets, sugar snap peas, tomatoes,  peppers, squash, zucchini.

JULY THROUGH SEPTEMBER

BLACKBERRIES, RASPBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES BLACK RASPBERRIES, BEETS, CARROTS, FLAT PEAS, PEPPERS, SQUASH, TOMATOES, EGGPLANT,  ZUCCHINI, GREEN BEANS,  CUT FLOWERS, CUCUMBERS, CONCORD GRAPES.  We will also have peaches, watermelon, cantaloupe, honey dew, and corn in the market.

OCTOBER  and NOVEMBER

PUMPKINS!  Pumpkins are .69 cents a pound.  You can pick you own or purchase a picked pumpkin in the market!    SUNFLOWERS,  FIELD GREENS, SPINACH, KALE, COLLARDS, ROMAINE, LETTUCES, TOMATOES, a few BLACKBERRIES and RASPBERRIES until frost, PEPPERS, EGGPLANT, WINTER SQUASHES.  We have apples in the market brought in from another farm.   In October we will have corn stalks and hay bales for sale too!

WINTER crops to pick are kale, collards, spinach, brussel sprouts, beets, turnips, carrots.

We accept cash, check, credit card.

 

 

Contact Us

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