5 of West Virginia’s Best U-Pick Berry Spots

black raspberry bush

 

black raspberry bush

 

When the temperatures rise in the South, they bring with them glorious ripening produce—and this is just the time when berries are hitting their juicy peak. For generations folks across the South have been heading to their favorite spots to pick these succulent summer gems. Throughout the lush farmland of West Virginia you’ll find ample opportunity for berry picking, whether you’re scouting out strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, black raspberries, cherries, or many others! So pick your fill this berry season at some of our favorite u-pick spots in the state.

 

Orr's Farm Market

 

Orr’s Farm Market

This beautiful, sprawling farm is filled with numerous orchards and berry patches bursting with fruit. Grab a berry container, hop on the trailer for a free hayride to the patches, and pick to your heart’s delight. Blueberries and black raspberries will be overflowing through the end of August. “We enjoy hosting our pick-your-own season—so many of our customers are excited to spend a relaxing day outdoors,” says Katy Orr, who manages the farm market. “Children love to see how things grow, and love to snack on the fruit while they help harvest!”

682 Orr Dr.
Martinsburg, WV
304.263.1168

 

blueberries

 

White Oak Farm

Dive into rows upon rows of blueberry bushes at this farm in Renick, West Virginia. When you arrive, you’ll be handed a corded bucket that can be slung across your shoulder so that both hands can be free for ultimate berry-picking access. They’ll even give you advice to help you figure out which berries are best—from testing how easily they come off the bush, to the perfect color, to where to peek for often-overlooked riches.

1700 Brownstown Rd.
Renick, WV
304.497.3577

 

Christy's-Whole-Grain-Pancakes with blueberry syrup

 

Shady Oaks Blueberry Farm

Started in 1997, this family-owned farm right outside of Charleston, West Virginia, offers blueberries and red raspberries, and even sells blueberry bushes for you to grow at home! Owners Chris and Leslie Burdette originally started the farm by planting ginseng, but they later introduced berries and a few other fruit varieties. Their conservation efforts mean that their irrigation and practices have the earth and the customer in mind—they’ve even won awards!

5790 Manilla Creek Rd.
Poca, WV 25159
888.304.5638

 

Coconut-Berry-Tart

 

Morgan Orchard

Settled in-between Lewisburg and Union, West Virginia, Morgan Orchard is a lovely place to spend a day getting your fill of summer berries. Their black and red raspberries are highly coveted—these juicy, sweet, and tart beauties are perfect for baking into pies, mixing into ice cream, or just eating by the handful. Pack a lunch to enjoy at their picnic tables overlooking the lush orchard.

2970 Neff Orchard Rd.
Sinks Grove, WV 24976
304.772.3638

 

Black-and-Blue-Cobbler

 

You Pick, You Eat Berry Patch

This family-owned organic berry farm is the perfect place to enjoy West Virginia’s beautiful scenery while piling up a treasure trove of juicy red raspberries. This spot is smaller than some, but that just means you get to enjoy the true family farm feel of the place, complete with chickens roaming the yard around a sweet farmhouse. Just don’t forget to bring your own container to fill up!

302 Skelton Run
Salem, WV
772.9792532
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