One of the nicest things about living in West Virginia is how close we are to some of the pick-your-own farms are around here. With all of the craziness in the world, it’s great to get away with the family and pick some fresh vegetables, go home, and make dinner. For example, we went to the local farm and picked up some fresh corn, potatoes, and green beans over the last weekend in July. After stopping by Wegmans to pick up some steaks, we headed home to cook our freshly picked groceries.
There are plenty of farms in northern Virginia, but we ended up going to Hollin Farms in Delaplane, Virginia. Near route 50 or I-66, depending on your direction, you make your way up the hill to the farm where you can pick pears, blueberries, nectarines, corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, and more. You can dig for your own potatoes as well, which is what we did. They provide small shovels – or as I like to call them e-tools from my military days – to dig up the potatoes.
The schedule varies due to the season of the crop, so check their website to see what is available before you leave. If you are in the northern Virginia or southern West Virginia area, be sure to check them out. I posted some pictures of the visit as well.