This week’s featured local business is Mount Pleasant farms Orchard and Country Store in Chesapeake, VA.
The name itself says a lot about the feel of this local hotspot. It’s a great place for families, but would make a unique date idea for couples as well! They grow peaches in their orchard seasonally and offer the option of you picking your own, fresh and for a great price! They offer strawberry picking in the spring and pumpkin picking in the fall.
As much as kids love all of the fun of picking their own produce, they’ll also enjoy the play area which offers a tire park, a sandbox stocked with molding toys and dump trucks, as well as a pretend wooden train for climbing and plenty of grass for running. In addition to their fun outdoor play features, there is a petting zoo that includes a cow, a horse, a pig, a sheep, chickens and goats.
Inside the barn-like country store, they have a must-try assortment of locally grown and made seasonal produce, ciders, sheep milk and goat milk soaps and skincare items. They carry local, fresh beef from Coastal Cattle.
They have beautiful locally made craft items including unique décor, soy candles, and displays for local vendors as well. They offer a selection of dried beans, sweet potatoes, fresh eggs from their chickens, Ohio Maple Syrup, and homemade candies and other sweet treats as well as Oberweis Dairy items (including ice cream, mmm).
While you’re eating your delicious finds from inside, watching the kids play or just enjoying the weather, you can relax out on the front porch in one of the wood rocking chairs or eat outside as a family at one of the picnic tables in the sun or under the tent for shade.