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There’s nothing quite as delicious for breakfast than fresh fruit that your picked with your own two hands. With Loudoun’s rich agricultural history, there are so many beautiful, picturesque farms and fields that allow you to bring family and friends for a pick-your-own adventure! Tis the season for fresh strawberries, cherries, raspberries and more. Start planning your weekend trip to Loudoun to test out your green thumb at one of these locations throughout the year:
Crooked Run Orchard
Crooked Run Orchard is a small family farm on the outskirts of Purcellville, Virginia in Western Loudoun that grows fruits, some vegetables, herbs and sunflowers. Head over this Spring & Summer to pick your own asparagus, spinach, cherries, gooseberries, vegetables, blackberries, peaches and apples.
Great Country Farms
2017 is a record year for an early start for strawberry picking and Great Country Farms is a great place to begin your picking adventure! Grab a wagon ride out to the fields to see all of the beautiful strawberries and other fruits ripe for the picking. You can even sign up for picking alerts to find our when your favorite fruits are ready.
Wegmeyer Farms – an authentic pick-your-own family farm located in the beautiful rolling hills of northern Virginia – is open for some great picking with family and friends.These juicy, delicious and healthy strawberries are waiting to picked and savored in our hillside field. Keep them in mind for great pumpkin picking in the Fall too!
Oatlands Historic House & Gardens
Speaking of Wegmeyer Farms, they also have another field located at the stunning Oatlands Historic House & Gardens. Catch a hayride to the field from the Oatlands’ Visitor Center and Museum Store upon arrival and don’t forget to mark your calendars to celebrate at their Strawberry Fesival.
Temple Hall Farm Regional Park
Discover Loudoun County’s agricultural roots on a 268-acre working farm at Temple Hall Farm Regional Park in Leesburg. Not only can you play with farm animals, pick fruits and veggies or sign up for fun and educational classes, but your can also pick beautiful sunflowers from their fields.