Lilley Farms

Located in the Western Branch area of Chesapeake, Lilley Farms is ripe with strawberries, ready for picking. We went this weekend, courtesy of my friend Ryan at Rose and Womble and the boys loved it! Our little guy was screaming "Look!" at every strawberry he found. 

Lilley Farms is family owned and has been in the area since 1919, with a focus on strawberries for almost a decade. They grow Chandler strawberries which are the largest and sweetest type. Raised beds help make picking easier. They ask that you call ahead at 757-483-9880 before coming out to be sure, but they are usually open Monday through Saturday 8:00-7:00 and Sunday from 10:00-4:00. They also sell strawberry jam, strawberry pepper jelly, and prepicked strawberries.  Buckets are $15.00 each.

If you're looking to use up those berries, try them in a strawberry spinach salad, a strawberry salsa, ice cream or cake, make your own jam, trifle, pie, or even strawberry butter.