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Carter Mountain Orchard
Ruth Chiles
P.O. Box 299, Batesville, VA 22924
(804) 823-5511 (until July 18)
(804) 977-1833 (after July 18)
Directions: From I-64 in Charlottesville, take Route 20 south, 1/4 mile; left on Route 53, 1/2 mile; right at Carter Mountain sign. Close to Michie Tavern and Monticello.
Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., daily, beginning July 15-Thanksgiving.
Special Comments: Located 1/2 mile from Monticello, Michie Tavern and Ash Lawn. Scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Piedmont. Observation decks, picnic areas, and walking trail. Free hayrides on weekends, school tours welcome by appointment. Special activities every weekend in September and October. Apple Harvest Festival, first and second weekends in October; apple butter making, live music, and crafts. Senior citizen discount every Tuesday.
Products: Opening July 18 - peaches and nectarines. Pick-your-own, fresh picked, and select-your-own apples starting August 26 - Gala, McIntosh, Golden Delicious; starting September 7 - Jonathan, Red Delicious; starting after September 30 - Fugi, Winesap, York, Rome, Granny Smith, Stayman. Fresh cider. Fresh-picked pumpkins. Fresh baked pies, breads, cookies, and apple cider donuts. gift shop with handmade crafts, baskets, gourds, Indian corn, mini pumpkins, jams, jellies, apple butter, and Virginia hams.

Critzer Farm & Nursery
Bob & Catherine Campbell
9264 Critzers Shop Road, Afton, VA 22920
(540) 456-7250
Directions: From Charlottesville, 250 west 16 miles to foot of Afton Mountain. Left on Route 151,1 mile on right. From Waynesboro, 250 east, 7 miles to foot of Afton Mountain. Right on Route 151, 1 mile on right. From Wintergreen, 10 miles north on 151.
Hours: April 1-October 31 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday. November 1-December 31 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday. (Hours subject to change) Special Comments: We welcome school, church and senior groups with prior appointment. Bus accessible. Our farm is here to delight and educate!
Products: Pick-your-own strawberries, late May-early June. Tree-ripened peaches and nectarines, fresh vegetables and local sweet corn, mid July-early September. Full line of bedding plants (unique and high quality) in spring; also large variety of native perennials. In the fall local apples, cider, apple butter; our own outdoor grown mums and winter-hardy pansies; specialty bulbs; pick-your-own pumpkins for school groups. Christmas Trees, wreaths, poinsettias, paperwhites, amaryllis, herb planters, local crafts.

Mike Davidson, Carrie Walker
8977 Irish Road (Route 6), Faber, VA 22938
(804) 263-4223
Directions: From Charlottesville, south on U.S. 29 approximately 20 miles, then 7/10 mile east on Route 6 (8977 Irish Road) just into Nelson County toward Scottsville. On the way to Walton's Mountain and Museum. From Lynchburg, U.S. 29 north to Route 6 east (Irish Road); approxmiately 7/10 mile on Irish Road to fruit stand on right. On the way to Walton's Mountain and Museum.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., daily, September-November.
Products: Fresh-picked Blue Ridge Mountain grown apples, sweet potaotes, pumpkins, cider and honey.

Dickie Brothers Orchard
Thomas H. Bruguiere
Box 340, Roseland, VA 22967
(804) 277-5866 (day)
(804) 277-8609 (night)
Directions: West on I-64 from Richmond; south from Charlottesville on Route 29; west on Route 56 (right turn); north on Route 151 (right turn); west on Route 56 again (left turn); west on Route 666 (left turn); follow signs.
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday or call for appointment or after hours service.
Special Comments: More than 200 years old, the Dickie family farm is one of Virginia's oldest farms continuously owned by the same family. It is located at the foot of Little de Priest Mountain.
Products: Fresh-picked and select-your-own apples August 1-October 30 Paulared - August 1; McIntosh - August 21; Red and Golden Delicious - Labor Day; Rome, Stayman, Winesap - October.

Drumheller's Orchard
Darrell, Gary or Kevin Drumheller
1130 Drumheller Orchard Lane, Lovingston, VA 22949
(804) 263-5036
Directions: From Lovingston, take Route 29 south 2 miles; turn right on Drumheller Orchard Road. Orchard located 1 mile behind Nelson Co. High School.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 12 noon-5 p.m., Sunday; September 13-November 16, 1997; September 12-November 15, 1998.
Special Comments: Apple butter making, food, music, free cider samples, crafts, large selction of apples, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, special activities for children; tour groups welcomed 1997 - September 27 & October 18; 1998 - September 26 & October 17.
Products: Select-your-own apples - Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, York, Stayman, Winesap, Rome, Granny Smith, Fugi. Fresh cider, apple butter, pumpkins, baskets, honey, cured hams, and sorghum molasses.

Fitzgerald's Orchard
Tommy Fitzgerald
HCR 62, Box 51, Tyro, VA 22976
(804) 277-5798
Directions: 30 miles south of Charlottesville on Route 29. Take Route 56 west 12 miles. One mile past Tyro Post Office, sign on right; turn right on 682 to end.
Open: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday, August 1-December 1; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, December 1-April 1.
Special Comments: Appalachian Trail with overnight shelter adjoining orchard. Stocked trout stream near orchard. Crabtree Falls and state fish hatchery 4 miles away.
Products: Fresh-picked apples Paulared, Gala - August 1-September 1; Red Delicious, Golden Delicious - September 1-April 1; Rome, Stayman, Granny Smith, Fuji - October 1-April 1; cider.

Flippin-Seaman, Inc.
Bill or Frosty Flippin, Richard or Dee Dee Seaman
5529 Crabtree Falls Highway, Tyro, VA 22976
(804) 277-5824
(804) 277-9057 (FAX)
Directions: From Charlottesville, take Route 29 south to Route 56 west, 5 miles south of Lovingston. From Lynchburg, take Route 29 north to Route 151, 5 miles north of Amherst to Route 56 west. Call or write for newsletter with map.
Hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m., Sunday; second weekend in September through first weekend in November. Call ahead after first weekend in November.
Special Comments: Fresh apple cider and other products for sale. Apple butter made in copper kettles designated festival dates in October. Join us for the fun with crafters and delicious homemade food. For information on all special activities, please call! Bring a picnic and enjoy Crabtree Falls, the highest waterfall in Virginia. Containers provided.
Products: Pick-your-own apples - Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, - second weekend in September; Rome - second weekend in October. At our packing shed, select-your-own apples from freshly picked varieties - Empire, Gala, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Pippin, Winesap, Fuji, Mutsu, Stayman, Granny Smith, York, Red Rome, Idared, Paulared, Braeburn, Jonathan, and Lady apples. Call for dates on availability of apples.

Graves Mountain Farm
Jim Graves
Route 670, Syria, VA 22743
(540) 923-4231 (lodge)
(540) 923-4638 (packing shed)
(540) 923-4312 (FAX)
Directions: From Route 29 in Madison, go north on Route 231 for approximately 7 miles. Turn left on Route 670. Go 4 miles to Syria. Packing shed on left in Syria.
Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Special Comments: Near Graves Mountain Lodge, Inc. and hiking trails of Shenandoah National Park. Apple Harvest Festival weekends of October 11-12 and 18-19, 1997 and October 10-11 and 17-18, 1998. Free admission and parking. Brunswick stew served at picnic shelter. Hayrides, arts and crafts, apple butter making and entertainment, including music and cloggers. Pears, fresh cider, and apple butter. Other products available. Wholesale or retail.
Products: Select-your-own peaches, summer apples, nectarines, jams and jellies. Apples Red and Golden Delicious (pick-your-own, fresh-picked, select-your-own beginning September 19); Grimes Golden (fresh-picked, select-your-own beginning September 10); York, Stayman, Winesap (pick-your-own, fresh-picked, select-your-own beginning September 26).

Hill High Farm and "The Pumpkin Patch"
933 Barley Lane
Winchester (Frederick county)
Phone: 540-667-7377
Open: September 21st, 2003 and every weekend through October 10 am- 5 pm, Saturdays and Sundays. Group tours scheduled during the week, Tuesday through Friday, beginning September 16th, 2003
Directions: From I-81, exit 310 onto Route 37 north. Proceed 2 miles to the Opequon exit. Turn left onto Route 622 (Cedar Creek Grade); go approximately 2 miles to village of Opequon; go left across bridge and proceed approximately 2.5 miles; turn left onto Barley Lane (Route 732). Farm is the first driveway on the right.
Description: We are a working farm and recognized as a Virginia Century Farm with a dairy, apple orchard and beef cattle and "The Pumpkin Patch." This will be our 8th year opening the farm to the public in the fall. We offer pick your own apples, hayrides to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin, antique equipment display, an 8 acre corn maze (Tomb of the Phantom Pharaoh), and a 4,000 sq ft. haunted house (Haunted Nightmares). Our packing shed will be open with fresh and sparkling cider, fresh baked pies, pumpkin pie fudge, apples, of course, and our newest venture: Antiques and Collectibles. We also have a large picnic area. Much more to see!
Apples: Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Rome, Granny Smith and York for PYO. Also available: Virginia Gold, Stayman, and other varieties already picked.
Other produce:pumpkins, cherries
Visit the Hill High Farm and "The Pumpkin Patch"

Morris Orchard
Judy and Scott Barnes
Route 1, Box 152, Monroe, VA 24574
(804) 929-2401
Directions: Route 29 north of Lynchburg to Monroe, left on Route 671, approximately 1/2 mile; left on Route 636 (High Peak Road), 3 miles. Left on Route 653 (Ambrose Rucker Road), 1/2 mile; right into farm or follow apples signs from Route 29.
Hours: Mid June-December 23 - 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m., Sunday; closed Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday; January - 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday.
Special Comments: Apples 'n Cider donuts on weekends in October. Tame farm animals to watch. Hay creations in fall with Halloween decorations. Apple butter making first and last Saturday in October. Also see Christmas Tree Guide.
Products: Pick-your-own or picked-to-order blueberries (high bush) - mid June-mid July; pick-your-own thornless blackberries - July 1-August; fresh-pickedpeaches - Candor (late June), Red Haven (mid July), Belair, Red Globe, Veteran, Blake, Elberta (mid July-August). Gala apples (mid August). Nectarines (August 5-20). Sweet corn, tomatoes and other vegetables available in July and August. Fresh-picked apples - Red and Golden Delicious (September until gone); Winesap, Rome, York, Crispin, Fugi, Granny Smith, Empire (October 1 until gone). Pumpkins and fall decorating items available in October and November. Sweet cider available mid September-December. Christmas trees in December.

Saunders Bros., Inc.
Bennett Saunders
Route 1, Box 26-A, Piney River, VA 22964
(804) 277-5455
Directions: From Route 29, 5 miles south of Lovingston, take Route 56 west 2.5 miles to packing shed on right.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m., Sunday.
Products: Fresh-picked tree ripened peaches (Redhaven, Harmony) - July; tree ripened peaches (Loring, Blake) and Gala apples - August; Gala, Red and Golden Delicious apples - September; Gala, Red and Golden Delicious, Rome, Granny, Fuji, and Braeburn apples - October. Other available products include apple butter, jams and jellies, cider and baskets.

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