While my mom was here we visited Williamsburg,Virginia and took the boys to pick fresh berries at MilFarm. It’s a Christmas Tree farm that has “you pick” berries during the summer months. In May and June strawberries are available and in July blackberries and blueberries, which were the berries we picked on this visit.
We showed up on a quiet afternoon and what struck me most, was that the farmstand was unmanned. The proprietors of MilFarm had set their berry picking on the honor system. I loved this, it put a good feeling in my heart to know they were trusting of their customers enough to be honest about how much they picked. We went in and grabbed a few baskets to fill and
My mom and the boys did the work of picking the berries while I sat and enjoyed the warm summer day and the natural beauty of the farm.
Though we’ll be using an artificial Christmas tree this year, I do hope to purchase a fresh wreath from the farm available to purchase at the Williamsburg Farmers Market.
As I understand it, one can pick and flag a tree for their holiday anytime after Halloween. They open for cutting trees on weekends beginning the day after Thanksgiving. The tree varieties they grow include: Cedar, Leyland Cypress, White Pine, Norway Spruce and Caanan Fir. Prices range from $5-$7 per foot depending on they variety you choose.
Can you imagine how the air surrounding the farm must smell like when the trees are being harvested? I may have to take a drive just to see it for myself as I’ve never actually cut down our own tree.