Biggest U-Pick Strawberry Festival in Northern VA 5/25 & 26
Bluemont, VA - Come celebrate the event that launched Great Country Farms 20 years ago. The Strawberry Jubilee May 25th & 26th promises to be a bumper harvest due to the favorable spring weather. The weekend is packed with stupendous fun including live music, food contests (pie-eating and tart tossing), and delectable strawberries. GCF recommends that serious pickers arrive early as this vine ripened fruit is a favorite of many. The farm has moved with the times and now posts regular updates on their social media about produce conditions. Founder Farmer Bob Zurschmeide recalls “Back in 1993, we invited folks to help themselves in our strawberry fields never expecting to begin an annual event. We just wanted everyone to taste a perfect, ripe strawberry for themselves.” The traditional Diaper Derby invites the youngest visitors to join the fun by crawling across a finish line for prizes of fresh fruit or toys. The Royal Strawberry princess makes her annual appearance for pictures and strawberry stories.
Great Country Farms is also celebrating 20 years of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). CSA members are always welcomed free of charge to all of the farm’s renowned weekend events and receive special discounts on U-Pick produce and items in the Farm Market. There is a $100.00 per share discount when 2 or more shares are delivered to one location. These sites can be private or open to the public for doctor's offices, heath care facilities, gyms, etc. to expand foot traffic and offer a great benefit to your employees and customers. Members receive a weekly newsletter with chef created recipes tailored to the harvest cycles. There are a few shares left available for purchase by Friday, May 24 at 12:00pm or you can sign up when you arrive. CSA members are welcomed all season to enjoy the farm, take hayrides, and romp on the five acre playground featuring the Giant Jumping Pillow, pedal carts, rope swings, picnic areas, and more. Four legged family members can run free in the off leash dog zones.
Strawberry Jubilee May 25 & 26, 2013
Open 9am-6pm $10/child & $12/adult/Under 2 and military with ID FREE18780 Foggy Bottom Road Bluemont, Virginia 20135
via press release