Wegmeyer Farms is a farm in Northern Virginia that offers pick-your-own opportunities—in the spring with strawberries and the fall with pumpkins. Visiting farms for an up close and personal experience with our food—fruits, vegetables and animals—is one of my favorite things to do with our family. Strawberry season in Virginia is pretty short, lasting only three to four weeks, so by late April, I started to check on the status of the season and make plans to visit a nearby farm.
This year, we decided to visit the Wegmeyer Farm strawberry field at the Oatlands Plantation. If you're local and want to do some strawberry picking of your own, the field is open most days from 9 am-5 pm, conditions permitting. (Visit the Wegmeyer website for updates). Oatlands also offers hayrides to the strawberry patch on weekends, which was a big hit with the boys.
In addition to the strawberry fields, Oatlands features an beautiful historic house and picturesque gardens to wander and explore. The morning of our visit, followed days of rain, which made the gardens come to life. It was a magical visit for sure, and we're already making plans to return before the end of strawberry season.