It's Strawberry Picking Time
One of the wonderful things about Hampton Roads is the farms that bring us fresh food. 5 minutes from my office in the middle of suburbia, you can go pick strawberries. These strawberries are so sweet and juicy they burst with flavor in your month - nothing like what you would buy in a grocery store. Besides having some great strawberries, it's a great activity for kids.
There are lots of strawberry patches located through out Hampton Roads. Here are a few to visit around Chesapeake:
Lilley Farms - 2800 Tyre Neck Road, Chesapeake, VA 23321. Phone: 757-483-9880
Lilley Farms also runs a location off of Bennett's Pasture Rd in Suffolk.
Brookdale Farms - 2133 Mount Pleasant Road, Chesapeake, VA Phone: 757-721-0558
It has also become quite an area tradition to go to the Pungo Strawberry Festival Memorial Day weekend. They expect to have over 100,000 visitors to the event that is all about strawberries. You can visit their website for picking locations in the Pungo, Virginia Beach area.