THE INDEPENDENT NEWS
PUNGO — Strawberry season is here, and produce farmers have opened fields and farm stands with steps in place to address concerns about the novel coronavirus.
The following is a list of Virginia Beach U-pick and pre-pick strawberry farms, markets or stands based upon information compiled by the Virginia Beach Cooperative Extension office and released by the Virginia Beach Department of Agriculture.
We have updated parts of this with information from individual farms, but please check by phone or on social media for hours and availability of berries before heading out to a farm stand — and take precautions such as social distancing or staying home if you are sick.
Virginia Beach is the largest strawberry producing locality in the commonwealth, according to the city agriculture department, and the value of the crop here ranges from $750,000 to $1 million each year.
► BayBreeze Farm: 1076 Sandbridge Road; (757) 721-3288. [Pre-pick only.]
► Brookdale Farm: 2060 Vaughan Road; (757) 721-0558.
► Cindy’s Produce: 2385 Harpers Road; (757) 427-2346. [Pre-pick only.]
► Cullipher Farm Market: 1444 Princess Anne Road; (757) 721-7456. [Pre-order of pre-picked berries only via cullipherfarm.com and pick up at stand.]
► Flanagan Farm: At Princess Anne and North Muddy Creek roads; (757) 426-5585.
► Flip Flop Farmer: 3244 New Bridge Road; (757) 426-9908.
► Flip Flop Farmer: 1166 Culver Lane; (757) 536-8069. [Pre-pick only.]
► Henley Farms: 3484 Charity Neck Road; (757) 426-7501 or (757) 426-6869.
► Henley’s at Pleasant Ridge: At Princess Anne and Pleasant Ridge roads; (757) 426-7501 or (757) 689-6196.
► Salem Berry Farm: 1763 Salem Road; (757) 818-3156.
► Vaughan Farms’ Produce: 1258 Princess Anne Road; (757) 615-4888.
► Virginia Beach Farmers Market: 3640 Dam Neck Road; (757) 385-4388. [Pre-pick only.]