Enjoy a taste of “Life on the Farm!” Visit one of these locally owned farms that give the County its rich rural flavor. Take a tour, buy some locally grown fresh produce and learn more about where your food comes from! Get lost in a pumpkin maze, bump along on a hay ride, touch the soft wool of an alpaca, or simply enjoy the natural beauty of the rural setting. These farms of Isle of Wight County welcome visitors and shoppers alike. (Call ahead before you make plans to visit though as their hours vary seasonally.)
Enjoy a taste of “Life on the Farm”
Visit one of these locally owned farms that give the County its rich rural flavor.
☼ This symbol means the farm participates in the Smithfield Farmers Market held each Saturday in downtown Smithfield.
Visit the Farmers Market Facebook page for details & dates.
16156 Courthouse Hwy., Smithfield, VA 23430
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 also available for spinners. Tours available by appointment.
16249 Bowling Green Road, Smithfield, VA 23430
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.
14246 Bowling Green Road, Windsor, VA 23487 and 17302 Jolly Circle, Windsor, VA 23487
During the summer months, Goerger Farms offer a wide variety of produce and cut flowers at their Jolly Circle location. As fall begins, they also offer pumpkins – from giant to pie-sized – as well as decorative gourds, edible winter squash, and classic jack-o-lanterns. Visit their Facebook page for hours.
Facebook: Goerger Farms, LLC
18222 Longview Drive, Smithfield, VA 23430
Spring/late April thru May: You pick/we pick: strawberries
July and August/Summer: sweet corn, butterbeans, crowder peas, snaps/green beans
November-January/Fall: collards, cabbage, and beets, etc.
Please go to the website, Facebook, or call for hours and see what else we might be growing.
Facebook: Oliver Farms Produce - Smithfield, VA
18296 Days Point Road, Smithfield VA 23430
SummerWind's fall harvest includes wine grapes for commercial wine making. Winery tasting room opening in October 2018. Vineyard tours and Christmas tree sales by appointment.
Facebook ID: SummerWind Vineyard
17381 Pope Swamp Trail, Windsor, VA 23487
Grass fed/grass finished and Grass fed/grain finished beef; pork; both raised naturally. No antibiotics. No hormones. Farm market open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Facebook: Windhaven Natural Angus Beef
19362 Tomlin Hill Drive, Zuni, VA 23898
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.
Facebook: Zuni Tree & Alpaca Farm
Visit the Farm at the School!
12. Isle of Wight County Schools’ Agriculture Land Lab
20008 Courthouse Hwy., Windsor, VA 23487
(behind Windsor Elementary)
(757) 365-1611 or (757) 630-8806
A working farm built from the ground up by high school students in the Career & Technical Education (CTE) program at IWCS. Farm features chickens, goats, rabbits, and a garden with lettuce, cabbage, onions and broccoli. Tours available by appointment.(757) 242-4780
For further information contact the Visitor Center at 757.357.5182.