James City County's rich farmlands allowed the first settlers to survive and prosper when they reached our shores in 1607. The thriving rural character of James City County continues to offer a variety of agritourism opportunities. Historic Mainland Farm, for example, has been continuously farmed since 1609 and is visible from Greensprings Interpretive Trail.

In 2019, Sweethaven Lavender of Williamsburg opened. The farm is open seasonally and hosts a variety of events. Sweethaven carries a variety of handmade products at their mercantile store located at their farm and for purchase online.

Take a trip to the Williamsburg Winery and look at the grapes as they grow at Wessex Hundred. Afterwards, enjoy a truly unique dining experience at one of the three establishments on-site that focus on a farm-to-table experience with local Virginia products.

Pick-Your-Own Farms

If you are interested in pick-your-own farms, there are several options with a variety of produce.

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Farm Produce Contact
Bush Neck Apples, blueberries, corn, peaches, pumpkins 757-258-0114
Hidden Brook Berries 757-561-1477
KelRae Produce 757-566-4803
MillFarm Christmas trees (in season), berries in summer 757-566-2035
Pumpkinville Pumpkins (in season) 757-869-9751
Sweethaven Lavender Farm Lavender (in season)  


Agricultural classes (such as beekeeping, candle making, etc.) are available at Tasha's Own.


In addition to pick-your-own farms, James City County has numerous equine operations that host events and have lessons or trail rides available.

Farmers Markets

There are also a variety of farmer’s markets and fresh produce pick-up locations available:


Farm tours are also offered at Fox Wire Farm Alpacas. Tours must be scheduled in advance. There are more than 100 alpacas at this 200-acre farm so bring your children and give them an experience they won’t forget.