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Greenbrier Farms: Chesapeake’s Best Place for Family Fun

A woman wearing a white dress with blue flowers looks at tulips at Greenbrier Farms with her toddler, who is wearing a green dress.

If you are looking for fun outdoor activities for your kiddos, Greenbrier Farms in Chesapeake is the place to be! This cute, historic, farm offers a plethora of activities for family fun. They have a playground and farm animals that are sure to capture your kiddos’ fancy. But they also offer a fun U Pick experience, where you can teach your kids about how things grow. Each season there is a different U Pick offering, making it a fun place to be year round.

 

About Historic Greenbrier Farms

The farm has been a Chesapeake staple since 1916. Still operating as a functioning farm, Greenbrier Farms offers a market to buy their produce as well as other items like jams and honey. They have a small restaurant on property called the Hive, which serves burgers and sandwiches as well as appetizers. They even host events such as weddings and educational field trips. However, the main attraction for families at Greenbrier Farms is the seasonal U-pick offerings. Whatever the season, you are sure to find something fun to pick at the farm!

 

Seasonal U-Pick

We are lucky to live in an area with weather that allows us to be outdoors year round. This kind of weather also creates ideal conditions for growing season fruits and vegetables. At Greenbrier Farms, you are able to take your kids to pick different items in every season! This is not only a fun activity in the moment, but an excellent way to make memories that last a lifetime. Take a look at what the farm offers in each season.

  • Spring:

The spring season kicks off with tulip picking at Greenbrier Farms. Their rows of tulips come in a variety of colors and can either be picked or dug up for replanting.

 

Another highlight of spring is the strawberry picking. Kids love picking these sweet fruits (and perhaps sampling a few as they go). Check out this post for more information about strawberry picking in Chesapeake.

  • Summer: 

Greenbrier farms has a fairly sizable peach tree orchard. These trees, with their low hanging branches, are perfect for little ones to pick fruit from. And fresh peaches make a wonderful summer time treat!

 

Summer is also a bounty for vegetables at Greenbrier farms. Featuring tomatoes, a variety of peppers, eggplants, squash, and cucumbers, there are so many choices for you and your littles to choose from!

 

If you are looking for something other than fruit and veggies to pick in the summer, look no further than Greenbrier Farms! They have a sunflower patch that you are welcome to pick from. Along with their sunflowers, you will also find a field of wildflowers, which will add color to your sunflower bouquet!

 

  • Fall: 

As the last of the sunflowers bloom and disappear, you will find the pumpkin patch to be the highlight of the fall season at Greenbrier Farms. Whether you are going out into the fields to choose your own, or grabbing one of their pre-picked, you will have plenty to choose from! Fall also brings fun seasonal activities like hay rides, inflatable bounce houses, and even The Haunting at Greenbrier Farms to celebrate Halloween!

 

  • Winter: 

Although winter is traditionally a time where farms wind down and begin preparing for their busy spring and summer season, you will still find fun activities at Greenbrier Farms. The farm offers Christmas trees either off their lot or U Cut. The farm also hosts Santa yearly and offers a fun event with crafts and activities for the kiddos.

Photo Sessions

Perhaps my favorite thing about Greenbrier Farms is their welcoming attitude towards photographers. Their property is stunning and has plenty of picture worthy spots for any family session! They do require a photography pass to be purchased, but it is reasonably priced and worth it for the beautiful pictures you can get there. From pictures in the tulip fields to Christmas Tree Sessions, Greenbrier Farms is an excellent choice for your session!

 

Visit Greenbrier Farms

There is no doubt about it, Greenbrier Farms is the best place in Chesapeake for seasonal family fun! From their huge variety of U Pick options, to their farm animals, market, and playground, there is plenty to do when you visit. Your kids will have a blast while getting some of that infamous energy out. So, if you are looking for a great outdoor activity for your kids in Chesapeake, be sure to visit Historic Greenbrier Farms.

 

If you are interested in setting up a family session at the farm, I would love to assist! I am familiar with the ins and outs of the farms and can help you preserve those special memories. And what better way to create beautiful photographs for your walls than at the picturesque farm! If you are ready to chat about your session, reach out to me today.

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