Visit the Farms of Isle of Wight County

March 15, 2022

 

 

Take a tour, buy some locally grown fresh produce & learn more about where your food comes from! Thirteen Smithfield and Isle of Wight County area farms open their doors (barn doors actually) to visitors!

Call ahead before you visit though because hours will vary seasonally.

 

1. Browder’s Fresh Pickins
14489 Bethel Church Lane, Smithfield, VA 23430
browdersfreshpickins@gmail.com
BrowdersFreshPickins.blogspot.com
On our small family farm, we've been growing a variety of fruits and vegetables for over a decade. This year, we'll have three different varieties of pick-your-own strawberries that'll be ripe from April - June. Check website and Facebook for updates and hours.

2. Bullis Farm
6107 Windsor Blvd., Zuni, VA 23898
757-810-4669; greg@kampebullis.com
Ostrich farm – we offer tours of the farm and a chance to get up close and personal with the largest birds on the planet. Open year round. Please call to schedule a visit.

3. Central Hill Farm Alpacas Plus (Smithfield Farmers Market Vendor)
11322 Central Hill Rd., Windsor, VA 23487
(757) 618-3205 or (757) 434-4629
jehnay82@hotmail.com
Facebook: Central Hill Farm Alpacas Plus
Alpacas & Alpaca products & miniature Hereford cattle

4. Courthouse Pastures, LLC.
16156 Courthouse Hwy., Smithfield, VA 23430
(757) 879-1007, farmeracd@aol.com
Offering Alpacas for sale, breedings to outstanding Herdsires, and extensive support to new alpaca owners. Luxurious yarns made from alpaca fleece products such as socks, gloves, scarves, etc. are available. Raw fleece is also available for spinners. Tours available by appointment.

5. Darden’s Farm & Smokehouse (Smithfield Farmers Market Vendor)
16249 Bowling Green Road, Smithfield, VA 23430
(757) 357-6791, DardensCountryStore.com
Facebook: Dardens Country Store
A working farm, growing peanuts, corn, cotton, soybeans, wheat and pumpkins, Darden’s has been curing hams and making sausage and barbecue since the early 1950s. A small grocery store on the farm sells homemade sausage, ham, cheese, peanuts and local honey. The family also enjoys telling the "farm life" story to hundreds of children (and adults!) who visit each year.

6. Goerger Farms Produce & Pumpkins
17302 Jolly Circle, Windsor, VA 23487
(757) 817-4388, gfarmsva@gmail.com
Facebook: Goerger Farms, LLC
During the summer months, we offer a variety of fresh produce and cut flowers. As fall begins, we also offer pumpkins – from giant to pie-sized – as well as decorative gourds, edible winter squash and classic jack-o-lanterns. Visit our Facebook page for hours.

7. Hettie’s Garden Vineyard
21096 Orbit Road, Windsor, VA 23487
(757) 636-2105, myvicnic@verizon.net
HettiesGarden.webs.com
Facebook: Hettie’s Garden Vineyard
23 varieties of muscadine grapes, you pick ‘em late August through October.

8. Oliver Farms Produce
18222 Longview Drive, Smithfield, VA 23430
(757) 255-4563, news@oliverproduce.com
OliverProduce.com
Facebook: Oliver Farms Produce-Smithfield, VA
July and August/Summer: sweet corn, butterbeans, and crowder peas; November thru February/Fall: collards, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kale, and cabbage, etc. Please go to the website, Facebook, or call for hours and see what else we might be growing.

9. Serendipity Meadworks (Smithfield Farmers Market Vendor)
15981 Breezy Hill Lane, Smithfield, VA 23430
757-214-7494, serendipitymeadworks@gmail.com
www.serendipitymeadworks.com
Facebook: Serendipity Meadworks, Instagram: Serendipity Meadworks
Dedicated to providing craft meads to the Tidewater Virginia area. Meads traditional, melomels and metheglins, seasonal honey, bees wax candles and wraps, honey-based soaps, salves and more.
Open Friday and Saturday: Noon to 6 p.m.,
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment

10. SummerWind Vineyard
71 Eagle Nest Lane, Smithfield, VA 23430
(757) 676-5945 (business), (757) 357-2173 (tasting room)
SWVSmithfield@gmail.com, SWVSmithfield.com
Facebook : SummerWind Vineyard
SummerWind’s fall harvest includes wine grapes for commercial wine making. Tasting room and wine sales on site. Call for more information regarding hosting events. Vineyard tours and Christmas tree sales by appointment only.

11. Windhaven Farm
17381 Pope Swamp Trail, Windsor, VA 23487
(757) 209-1095, beef@windhavenbeef.com
WindhavenBeef.com
Facebook: Windhaven Farm Natural Angus Beef
Grass fed/grass finished and Grass fed/grain finished beef; pork; both raised naturally. No antibiotics. No hormones. Farm Market open 2nd & 3rd Saturdays of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Online ordering with front porch freezer pick up available all month. See website for details.

12. Zuni Tree & Alpaca Farm
19362 Tomlin Hill Drive, Zuni, VA 23898
(757) 242-4780, Cell: (757) 758-0874
zunitree@gmail.com, ZuniTreeAlpacaFarm.com
Facebook: Zuni Tree & Alpaca Farm
The Christmas tree farm is open the day after Thanksgiving until the trees are sold out. Also offering alpacas for sale, breeding, and support for new owners, as well as alpaca products such as socks, gloves, scarves, and hats. Please call to be sure the farm is open for the season or to make an appointment to see the alpacas.

Visit the Farm at the School!
13. Isle of Wight County Schools’ Agriculture Land Lab
20008 Courthouse Hwy., Windsor, VA 23487
(behind Windsor Elementary)
(757) 365-1611 or (757) 630-8806
djudkins@iwcs.k12.va.us; www.iwcs.k12.va.us
Facebook: Isle of Wight Schools Agricultural Land Lab
A working farm built from the ground up by high school students in the Career & Technical Education program at IWCS. Farm features chickens, goats, rabbits, pigs, cows, blackberries and a vegetable garden with broccoli, lettuce, collards, kale and spinach. Tours available by appointment.