Strawberry season is here! Wegmeyer farms has become our favorite for strawberry picking and we look forward to visiting every year. They opened last week and we had the chance to go out and pick at their Oatlands location on Saturday.
The picking is excellent at Oatlands; there are tons of huge, ripe berries. Wegmeyer’s strawberries are grown on raised plastic beds, which keeps the berries clean, dirt-free and makes for easy picking.
The field was super muddy on Saturday since it had rained Friday night. We left covered in mud but these berries were worth it! As you can tell, Teddy agrees! It is definitely a good idea to wear boots.
Strawberries are sold by the pound – $3.99 per pound; there is NO admission fee, so you only pay for what you pick.
You can get a 25% discount on your strawberries by mentioning “Capitol Momma” at the register when you pick on weekdays (M-F).
Wegmeyer Farms has three u-pick locations:
- Hamilton, VA boutique farm setting – Tucked away on back roads of Lincoln (between Purcellville and Leesburg) at a historic homestead, our farm provides the most scenic views of rolling farmlands. We offer picnic tables for you to bring your own lunch and refreshments available for sale. After you pick berries, we invite you to stick around with the kids and let them play on the John Deere tractor slide and playground. 38299 Hughesville Road, Hamilton, VA
- Historic Oatlands – our strawberry patch and era-themed attire at this historic mansion will whisk you back to the 1800’s. Parking is now available right beside the strawberry field down Little Oatlands Lane. While visiting our strawberry patch is free, you can choose to make a day of it by purchasing tour passes for the historical garden and/or mansion in addition to strawberry picking. Little Oatlands Lane, Leesburg, VA.
- Gilbert’s Corner – strawberry picking in its most natural state. This no-fuss location is perfect for a simple outing. Parking is available right at the site. Intersection of Route 15 and Route 50 in Aldie, VA.