Pick your own Fruit and Vegetables

What Is “You Pick”?

    When you pick it yourself, you know it is fresh and you know it is local.  Henley Farm, located at 3484 Charity Neck Road in the Pungo section of Virginia Beach, has been providing the opportunity to pick your own fruits and vegetables for over fifty years.  Folks have been relying on Henley’s for fresh produce no matter if they need a supply for freezing and canning for year-round use, making jams and jellies or even strawberry and blackberry beverages, or just having the opportunity to enjoy the fresh-picked flavor of good food for daily use.   Nothing beats the flavor of a fresh ear of corn cooked straight from the field, or May peas picked, shelled and put in the pot with some new potatoes to be cooked for dinner.

    Henley Farm is a working family farm that was purchased by Winky’s parents, Grandy and Bernice Henley, in 1933.  The old barn has the date 1835 carved in the foundation brick so this farm has a rich history.  Winky and Barbara trace their Princess Anne ancestors back into the 1600s, and look forward to the farm carrying forward in the family through their sons and grandchildren, who all have a part in operating the farm.

    The Henleys love to share their farm.  A great family activity is to spend a spring afternoon picking strawberries; a July day in the blackberry field; or a brisk October day taking a hayride through the woods to the pumpkin patch.
    Whether you want to just pick a few strawberries for a fresh pie, a few pounds of green beans so the kids can have the experience of harvesting their own food, or you need a bushel of tomatoes to can for later soups and spaghetti dishes, we are delighted to supply your needs.

    Not only do you have a great experience when you pick your own food but you also save money.  When you supply the labor, and can even bring your own container, you save dollars.  Cheaper and fresher, too!  We are off the main road, so traffic noise will not mar the peace and quiet at the farm.  Add in the wholesome experience and the invigorating exercise, and a pick-your-own adventure pays great dividends for the whole family.

    Check out our crop calendar to see when each item is in season, and give us a call at 426-7501 or 426-6869 to make sure the crop in on time for picking.  Come see us!

Good to Know:

  • If you don’t want to pick your own, we have already picked fruits and vegetables available in our onsite market.
  • Payment – We accept cash, check, or most credit cards
  • Containers – You may bring your own so you only have to pick what you need.  If you don’t have a container, we have buckets available.
  • Pets – You may bring a leashed pet for a walk down the field paths, but for food safety concerns, we ask that you not take them into the you-pick fields.  Service animals are welcome.
  • Fees – There is no fee for entrance.  Pay only for what you pick.
  • Hours vary according to season.  Spring and summer hours are usually 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Weather has a big influence.  You might want to call ahead to check field conditions and crop availability.
  • Dress comfortably.  A hat and sunscreen are good to remember, too.  Come as you are and enjoy the day!
  • Groups are welcome but it is best to call ahead so we can better plan to accommodate your needs.

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My Favorite Place

"I love all the pictures you share on Facebook. Henley Farms is my favorite place to go when I am in Va. Beach."

Barbara P.
Montpelier, VA

It was amazing!

Today was my first time going. We went for broccoli and blackberry picking. It was amazing! The staff is very nice and helpful. I will DEFF go back when the next crops are ready to pick. :)

Alexandria V.
Virginia Beach, VA

Wonderful Picks

"I love going to the farm every year throughout the summers for great fresh fruits and veggies. Reasonable prices and fun picking all those goodies. Thanks to the Henley family for giving me and my family such wonderful picks."

Carol T.
Virginia Beach, VA

The only place we will go...

Henley Farms will be the only place we will go for our strawberries from now on. They had the best strawberries and the people working there are super nice. The strawberry plants were easy to pick from and the prices are great.
We will be back for other produce this year too.

Karen M.
Virginia Beach, VA

Best Sunflowers!

"Best place for picking sunflowers!!"

Kyla M.
Pierre, South Dakota


" You guys are so great."

Terri M.
Norfolk, VA

Wonderful Family

" Great strawberries and a wonderful family. I have pick strawberries at Henley's since my boys were little...today my oldest son who is 27 had his family picking! Thank you!"

Deborah M.
Virginia Beach, VA


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