Blueberries, Plums, Peaches, Apples, Asian Pears, Pears

 

Mason Beach Fruit Farm

Hacks Neck, Virginia

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Asian Pears In Bloom

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Pick-Your-Own ONLY for Blueberries

Picked large fruit (peaches, plums, pears & apples)

 will be sold at the farm office.

Exceptions may be made to the above.

Message to our customers (7/29/14)

 

NOTE:  Saturday, 8/2 - the farm will only be opened in the morning and will close at 12:00 Noon. Blueberries continue to ripen making easy picking.  There will be a very limited quantity of Red Haven peaches available for sale at the farm office on Thursday, 7/31 and possibly 8/1.  There is no pick-your-own on these fruit.  We will have picked Asian pears and apples for sale in early August.  

 

We thank all who came to our you-pick, fruit farm during the 2013 season.  We hope that you had an enjoyable experience.  For the 2014 season, the farm is open Thursday to Saturday.  Our open hours are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

 

Remember, the blueberries are picked by our customers, and then weighed and paid for at the farm office (you-pick / honor system).  As explained below, all other fruit will be closed to you-pick and only available for sale at the office.

 

We had hoped to keep the blueberry price at $0.75 per pound.  However, because of increased labor and material costs, blueberries will now be priced at $1.00 per pound.

 

This year will be the seventeenth season that the farm has been operated by us.  As indicated, there are changes in the way that we now operate. The reasons for these changes are to reduce our collective workload, minimize problems with tree damage and reduce fruit loss from the you-pick and honor system operations.  The main change is customers will no longer be able to pick large fruit such as peaches, apples, pears, etc.  Thus with few exceptions, we will pick the large fruit, and have it available at the farm office for sale.  The schedule for having picked fruit at the farm office is to be decided.  Look for updates on this web site.

 

Winter cleanup and pruning of the fruit trees and blueberries is complete.  Selective spraying to control weeds, plant disease and pests will continue through the summer when the farm is closed.  We acknowledge help from Foster family members and neighbors -- especially Don who jumped in to help with cutting grass and clearing out the blueberries. Don and Laura have also assisted with spring pruning and fruit harvesting.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please call (757-442-7287) or email <fosterjg@esva.net>.

 

 

 

 

General Information (Under development)

Our Mason Beach Fruit Farm is located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia adjacent to Chesapeake Bay waters being situated on Butcher creek.  Come and enjoy our beautiful park-like surroundings in the orchard area.  Please check out the local accommodation link below, especially for the towns of Harborton, Pungoteague, Wachapreague, Exmore and Onancock that are close to our farm.  For drinks or snacks, there is the Village General Store in Pungoteague.  The Harborton General Store is now closed which is just before the turn into Harborton at the intersection of 180W and Hacksneck Road.  For the adventurous, the farm is accessible by small boat (less than ~18 feet in length) via the Harborton launch site (call or check map and tide schedule).  Also, a fruit gardener link to horticultural information is provided below, as there may be interest. 

 

  How we operate

  Farm Layout

  Safe & Enjoyable Visit

  Fruit Farm photos

  Fruit Schedule

  Fruit Horticulture Links

  Directions

  Accommodations

 

Contact Information

Mason Beach Fruit Farm

29113 Mason Beach Road

Hacks Neck, Virginia  23358

757-442-7287

mailto:fosterjg@esva.net