U-Pick Strawberry Festival Northern Virginia


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

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

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
9am-6pm $10/child & $12/adult/Under 2 and military with ID FREE

18780 Foggy Bottom Road Bluemont, Virginia 20135

via press release