Closed for 2019

As we close our 2019 growing season at The Berry Patch and The Pumpkin Patch, we wish to express our thanks to those of you who choose to visit us year after year. Loyalty to our Gallmeyer Farms brand as new growing enterprises are entering the farm-to-table market (and we wish them all well!) warms our hearts. For over 150 years, Gallmeyer Farms has been dedicated to researching and growing heirloom vegetables so our customers can serve their families wholesome foods. We have supported other family farms as we source locally for The Veggie Stand. For 150 years, we’ve been dedicated to mindful stewardship of the land entrusted to us. We are farmers, and we take that role wholly to heart and soul.

To those of you who joined us for the first time this year, THANK YOU! Thank you for choosing to make family memories at The Berry Patch, The Veggie Stand and The Pumpkin Patch. In a world increasingly enamored with instant shopping and click therapy, it’s heartening to see new faces and new families experiencing our pick-your-own farms. To focus on walking, enjoying the fresh air, seeing where things grow, picking the growing things and (best of all) eating the growing things is indeed a rare and refreshing energy to experience. We understand the slow movement and embrace its tenants of mindfulness and patience. After all. We are farmers.

As our 2019 ends and those 2020 calendars fall into your hands, we ask that you remember The Berry Patch opens in May 2020 with three festivals scheduled during the month. In June we start stocking The Veggie Stand with all kinds of seasonal, summer fruits and vegetables. In July we celebrate our Sweet Corn Festival and in September/October we celebrate the opening of The Pumpkin Patch.

We are sending all of you best wishes for the upcoming holiday season and winter months.
See you at The Berry Patch in May 2020!

The Pumpkin Patch is OPEN through October 31

804-795-9979
4506 Millers Lane, Richmond 23231
(Directions via Google maps)

Seasonal Hours: 8a.m. – dusk

No pets are allowed at any of our farms

Take your family on an inexpensive outing this year. As the summer vegetable growing season winds down, our farm gears up for The Pumpkin Patch, where we offer a popular low-key “on the farm” family experience. Our long-standing customers bring the children out to enjoy free activities: hayrides, spooky house tours, the straw bale maze, and the romping pile. And pumpkins! Growing right in the fields are jack-o-lantern pumpkins for your pick-your-own pleasure. Our selected varieties grow from between 1 and 100+ pounds. Other popular fall offerings: pie pumpkins, winter squash, Indian corn, straw bales, corn shocks and gourds of many shapes, sizes and colors. The Gallmeyers welcome back all of our friends who have visited The Pumpkin Patch over the years. And to our new friends coming out this year,…”Welcome to the tradition!”

ATTENTION SCHOOLS AND DAYCARES: Our staff is prepared to give educational presentations on the growth process of the pumpkin plant, from seed to soil contact, through the relationship with honeybees, and ending with how humans benefit from that plant/insect relationship. Examples include jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin pie, candles, soaps and honey. The Pumpkin Patch will open on the last Saturday of September and close on the evening October 31.

Click here to book your group tour online today!

For Wholesale Pumpkin Ordering Information please contact Steve Gallmeyer at (804) 840-0562.

Fall Festival 2019 TWO DAY EVENT

Saturday September 28 and Sunday September 29, 2019
10am until 5pm each day
The Pumpkin Patch
4506 Millers Lane
Richmond VA 23231

PLEASE remember NO PETS are allowed at any of our farms or events!

*PICK YOUR OWN PUMPKINS for sale. EXPERIENCE the fun of picking your own pumpkin from our pumpkin patch!

FREE VISITS TO JUMPING BUNNY BOUNCE HOUSE

FREE admission

Free Parking with free hayride shuttle. Parking is at the Flea Market at the corner of Williamsburg Road and Millers Lane. A hayride shuttle runs every 10 – 15 minutes between the Pumpkin Patch and the parking lot at the Flea Market.

Fresh fall vegetables and mums for sale at The Veggie Stand

Live music
Saturday September 28th 10am- 1:15 – Cisco, 1:45- 5:00pm Hammer Down.
Sunday September 29 10am – 1:15 – Danny Kensy Trio, 1:45- 5pm Cobalt Whiskey.

Craft vendors & local businesses

Hay rides & pony rides

Activities for all ages

Food vendors

Coolers, chairs & picnics welcome

The Veggie Stand is OPEN!

7 days a week from 9am until 7pm.

Please remember NO DOGS are allowed at any of our farms. Please kindly leave your pets at home not in your car.

The Veggie Stand is at 4506 Millers Lane, Richmond VA 23231. Hours are 9am until 7pm SEVEN DAYS A WEEK!

The Veggie Stand offers the best of our own homegrown produce as well as the seasonal specialties of many local farms and farm families. Our selection varies daily based upon what we can find super fresh and local for our customers. The Veggie Stand is also the distributor of Gallmeyer Farms local, unpasteurized Honey. Please call 804-222-2285 for more information.

Summer Field Trips to The Veggie Stand are so much fun! Field trips are a perfect way to learn about local food and how it’s grown. Find out more about booking your group for a Summer Field Trip here
http://gallmeyerfarms.com/summer-field-trips/

Our Gallmeyer Farms FAMOUS Sweet Corn will be available soon! Steve plants a new crop of corn every ten days to keep our customers in super fresh sweet corn all summer. The best way to know when our first corn harvest comes in is to follow us at https://www.facebook.com/GallmeyerFarms or look for the corn flag at the corner of Millers Lane and Gay Avenue!

Children can enjoy the free play area where toys and equipment are supplied. Bring your own picnic to enjoy in our free shaded picnic area. Free admission and free parking.

THANK YOU for supporting our ONE HUNDRED year old family farming enterprise!