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The Freshest of the Fresh
Fall Harvesting, Fishing & Farm-to-Table Eats
Are you looking for fresh seasonal produce?
Virginia Beach houses many different farms that allow visitors to pick their own produce or shop for local organic goods. Some of the delicious fall harvests you can expect to find this season include pumpkins, squash, gourds, carrots, beets, radishes, potatoes, and many others. These veggies are perfect ingredients for hearty yet healthy fall meals.
The Cullipher Farm Market offers seasonal ‘UPick’ opportunities, with September harvests that feature apples, grapes and pumpkins. There is also a farmers market shop that you can purchase their locally grown produce without physically going into the field to pick your own. Hunt Club Farm also provides a Fall Market that includes a Pumpkin Patch and popular fall home décor products like corn stalks, scarecrows, straw and gourds.
There is no offseason when it comes to fishing in Virginia Beach.
Flounder, Tuna, Crab… oh my! Virginia Beach is famous for seafood – whether you are out on the water yourself or picking up from local seafood markets. Popular fishing spots include the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier at the oceanfront and the Little Island Fishing Pier in Sandbridge. You can expect to catch Red Drum, Dolphin, Rockfish, Yellowfin Tuna and Flounder, as September and October are part of their peak season. There is also opportunity to catch other Virginia Beach beauties, such as Shark, Sheepshead, Swordfish, Tautog, Speckled Trout, Wahoo and countless others.\
The Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay are the ideal waters to bring a fresh catch home to add to your dinner plate, as there are even restaurants that will cook your fresh catch for you! There are also fishing charters that offer chef services once you return to the dock from your excursion out on the open waters.
Experience the best farm-to-table eats.
In addition to having the opportunity to gather or shop for your own local produce and seafood, Virginia Beach also is an amazing place to experience the best farm-to-table eats. The farm-to-table food movement is focused on meals expertly crafted with locally sourced ingredients that are not only delicious and nutritious but sustainable for the environment and future generations. Luckily for travelers, many of these restaurants are just minutes away from the beach. Whatever you’re in the mood for, there is probably an option right around the corner that features fresh and local cuisine.