The 2018 spring season is here, and the Westmoreland Berry Farm is open for business! Join us beginning Wednesday, April 25th for our Opening Weekend. It’s been a long winter and we’re excited that the warm(er) weather is on the way. Our strawberries are still growing (and will be available soon!), but our store will offer jams, pies and asparagus. Other gift items include goat soaps, lotions, and Westmoreland Berry Farm apparel / souvenirs.
Twinkle’s Cafe will also be open, offering hamburgers, hotdogs and BBQ. And everybody’s favorite goats will be on hand to greet our visitors. We’re crossing our fingers for beautiful weather, but you’ll want to dress and be prepared for the conditions on the day you visit.
Beginning Wednesday, we will be resuming our regular business hours of 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM from Wednesday – Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesday). Questions? Give us a call at (804) 224-9171 or Contact Us.
The GREAT QUESTION, “when will the berry picking season begin?” This
question is one of the most popular questions we will have each season, and the most
difficult to answer!See we are at the mercy of Mother Nature, and she just
like most women, takes forever to get ready! She is constantly having hot
and cold flashes and never knows what to wear! Some days it will be raining
everywhere but here, like there is an umbrella hanging over us. Then other days,
it feels like it will be raining for weeks. Eventually, she gives us that perfect balance
of weather we need and then voila, berry picking begins! Yay! So how
to answer the question? Well, we have a projected date that comes from our picking
season history. Each year we predict that the picking season will begin for strawberries
the first week of May.
In the past, berry picking has rarely hit the mark, coming late April or mid-May.
This season, we are predicting an early crop, but Mother Nature can change all
that in an instant! Each day the field is assessed by Farmer Kane and his team.
This is why we encourage all of our “berry fans” to follow our social media
pages (#wbf, #theberrybest) and website to stay up to date with the most
recent crop news and special events. Opening day is April 26th!