Historic Greenbrier Farms
Have you ever heard of Historic Greenbrier Farms? Located in Chesapeake since 1916, it’s a surprisingly great place to visit for fall fun – for both kids and adults. I had no idea how much they have to offer!
Tips to Consider
When you go, allow yourself plenty of time to do everything. We arrived late on a weekday after the kids got out of school, so we didn’t have a chance to pick flowers or do the corn maze. There is a garden center, an on sight restaurant, and a farmers market. Kids will love the barnyard animals, fishing, and the playground. Greenbrier Farms also hosts lots of special events you might want to check out.
If your kids plan to play on the playground and bouncy houses, do not dress them in cute outfits. They will get dirty. My youngest took her shoes off to get into the bouncy houses and her socks were so dirty we threw them in the trash can. This decision wasn’t just because of the dirt. The chickens were all over the place so we weren’t sure what all was on those socks. I’m all for “let them be little” and let them get dirty and enjoy themselves. Just an fyi that you might need to throw the socks away and bathe them as soon as you get home. I don’t throw socks away, not even the single ones from the dryer I’m holding onto with hope, so you’ll just have to trust me on this. Put your kids in boots in case it’s a little muddy.
Planning Your Visit
Greenbrier Farms is open to the public and is located at 225 Sign Pine Road in Chesapeake. You can also schedule a birthday party, a field trip, or even a wedding. For fall fun, you have to visit!
Farmer’s Market and Farm Activities hours are Monday-Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday-Friday 9am-10pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am-10pm. The Flower Cart is open every day 9am-6 pm. The Hive Farm Bar and Grill is closed on Monday and Tuesday, but open Wednesday 11am-6 pm, Thursday-Friday 11am-10pm, Saturday-Sunday 8 am-10 pm. Try the Jive Fries (sweet potato fries with smoked pork and blueberry BBQ sauce), Honey Sriracha Chicken Sandwich, or the Flounder Po Boy. There are quite a few options at different price points. The Garden Center is open Monday-Saturday 7:30am-5pm and Sunday from 8 am-5pm.
A trip to Greenbrier Farms is a day well spent. Plan to get there early and do it all for a full experience. Check out their website and Facebook site for updates: