|Entrance at Wegmeyer Farms|
In Loudoun County, our favorite farms to go to are:
Wegmeyer Farms, Hamilton, VA - this is our favorite spot to pick Strawberries! They have recently added on other types of berries and pumpkins.
Crooked Run Orchard, Purcellville, VA - this our favorite spot for apples, peaches and pears!
Great Country Farm, Bluemont, VA - this is a great spot to go picking! They have different items available each month and have an excellent calendar posted on their website. The farm also offers live music on weekend and different seasonal festivals throughout the year. They do charge an admission fee, but also have a large playground, live animals, miniature golf and a cow train.
This coming weekend is the Loudoun County Spring Farm Tour. It is a great way to see all the different items that are grown locally and a wonderful time to see working farms that might not be open to the public. If you go, bring a cooler! Many of the farms will sell fresh eggs, cheese, butter and organic beef/chicken.
The next few days we are going to have rain. The kids and I are planning on finding some recipes and putting our freshly picked strawberries to use! If you have any tried and true strawberry recipes please feel free to share & post in the comments section below! We are going to attempt to make jam and maybe some sort of cookie bar. My kids love seeing where their food comes from and being involved in the preparation and cooking process when we are at home!
Have a great day!