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Lynchburg, Roanoke, Danville areas and west
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Donald C. Ayers Orchards
Donald Ayers
72 McAyers Road, Cana, VA 24317
Phone: (276) 755-4126, FAX (276) 755-2082
email Ayers
from Wytheville Virginia:
Interstate 77 to Exit #2 - Fancy Gap. At the stop sign turn left. Take Highway 52 South for 8 miles. Turn left on State Road 686, Epworth Road. Go to stop sign, turn left on State Road 679, Wards Gap Road. Continue on Wards Gap Road for 3 miles, pack house is on the right. Green and white building.
from Winston Salem NC: Highway 52 North to one mile past Virginia State Line. Turn right on State Road 686, Epworth Road. Go to stop sign, turn left on State Road 679, Wards Gap Road. Continue on Wards Gap Road for 3 miles, pack house is on the right. Green and white building.
From Blue Ridge Parkway: Between milepost 193 and 194 at Orchard Gap (east of Fancy Gap, west of Meadows of Dan), go south on Orchard Gap Road (Virginia 691), down mountain 3 miles. This road turns into Wards Gap Road at the bottom of the mountain. The pack house is on the left. Green and white building. We are only 3.5 miles from Orchard Gap.
Hours: 8 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday, May 30-November 1. Saturday hours vary. Call for times.
Special Comments: Our orchards are located at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Hiking and picnicking are encouraged. All ages are welcome. Restroom at the checkout station. Call for availability of fruit. Pick-you-own, fresh picked, or picked to order. For your convenience, we will pick your order for you if you call ahead of time and place your order. Cherry trees are small this makes them easier to reach. Call mid May for Cherry picking season starting dates. Early picking is the easiest ground picking. Call mid June for Apple and Peach harvesting dates.
Peaches: Jersey Land, Topaz, Bellaire, Majestic, Lorring, Red Globe, Contender, Sun Bright, White Hale, Yellow Hale, Red Haven, Red Skins, J.H. Hale, Indian Cling, Monroe, Jersey Queen, Flaming Prince, Legend, Big Red, Belles of Georgia
Cherries: Lapins, Bing, Blackheart, Queen Anne, Sams, Black Giant, Emperor Francis, Hale Finger, Kristin
Apples: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Lodi, Ginger Gold, Summer Rambo, Summer Champion, Wolf River, Gala, Macintosh, Cortland, Jonathan, Ozark Gold, Staymen Winsap, Red Winesap, York, Arkansas Black, King Lush, Ms. Boyd's Special (Staymen type), Limber Twig, Albermarle Pippin, Rome Beauty, Blushing Gold, Mutsu, Lowery, Summer Molly Red, Virginia Beauty, Rome, Stayman, Fugi, Magna Bonum, Granny Smith.

Crump's Little Orchard
Curtis and Carolyn Crump
Route 4, Box 150A, Amherst, VA 24521
(804) 277-5563
Directions: From Amherst on Route 60 west, 6 miles. Right on Route 778 (Lowesville Road), 6 miles. Left on Route 621 (Indian Creek Road), 5 miles. This road becomes a dirt road the last 2 miles. Follow signs to orchard.
Hours: We operate from our home; therefore, we are open during daylight hours. The first three weekends in October, look for us at the sorghum, garlic and Amherst apple festivals.
Special Comments: Senior citizen discount for anyone 65 or older. Located deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains and only "1/2 mile from end of the world." Specializing in antique apple varieties. Demonstrations of cider making and apple grading on antique grading machine. Tours and groups are welcome! Two nature trails to enjoy through the home of deer, turkey, and bear. We are a small orchard and take time to provide special attention to our customers.
Products: Fresh-picked apples June (Lodi) - July 4; McIntosh - September 1; Jonathan, Golden Delicious - September 10; Red Delicious, Grimes Golden - September 20; Stayman - October 10; Romes, Winesap - October 18; York - October 24; and other apple varieties. Freshly pressed cider available late September - January 1.

Doe Creek Farm
Rosemary or William Freeman
Route 1, Box 90, Pembroke, VA 24136
(540) 626-7201
Directions: From Blacksburg, 17 miles west on Route 460. Turn right on Route 613. Go 0.7 miles to farm entrance.
Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m., Sunday.
Products: Fresh-picked apples; fresh unpasteurized cider.

Ikenberry Orchards
Mark and Ben Ikenberry
P.O. Box 569, 1265 Roanoke Road, Daleville, VA 24083
(540) 992-6166
Directions: I-81 exit 150-B to U.S. 220 north, 2.5 miles.
Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday; 12 noon-5 p.m., Sunday. Special Comments: Containers furnished. Gift packed apples for shipping. Fresh cider, apple butter, preserves, country ham.
Products: Fresh-picked apples Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, York, Winesap, Stayman, Rome Beauty. Peaches, sweet corn, and other summer vegetables also available.

Jamisons Orchard
Merle Jamison
5630 Grandin Road Extension, Roanoke, VA 24018
(540) 774-5537
Directions: One mile west of Route 419 and Oak Grove School.
Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday.
Products: Apples, peaches, nectarines, vegetables, apple cider, apple butter, hard candy, gift packs, Amish country cheese.

"Appleseed Country"
(Johnson's Orchards and Peaks of Otter Winery)

Nancy and Danny Johnson
Sheep Creek Road, Route 680, Bedford, VA 24523
(540) 586-3707, 1-800-PIC-OURS
Directions: Take Route 460 1 mile west of Bedford. Turn right on Route 680 north for 5.5 miles. Follow the yellow apples. From the Peaks of Otter and Blue Ridge Parkway, take Route 43 south for 3.5 miles, turn right on Route 682 for 3 miles, turn right on Route 680 for 1 mile. Follow the yellow apples.
Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., daily, beginning mid-August through the first weekend after Halloween.
Special Comments: A drive on the back roads to our farm is spectacular anytime but especially in the fall when you can taste our apples, cider, and other home grown and homemade products. Roadside stand open year round, 5 miles west of Bedford on Route 460. 15' high Johnny Appleseed statue. Restrooms. Picnic pavilion. Tour buses welcome anytime - appointments preferred. Call for fall festival information, held the third weekend in September, and special educational tours and school field trip information. On-farm winery featuring "Fruit of the Farm" wines is open daily during the season and year round by appointment.
Products: Pick-your-own or fresh-picked apples and peaches. 30 to 40 different varieties of apples including Red and Golden Delicious, Johnny Grimes, Jonathan, Johnny Dels, Grimes Golden, McIntosh, King Lush, Granny Smith, Rome, Black Twig, Arkansas Black, Stayman, and Winesap. Homemade cider, apple butter, apple syrup, apple hot sauce, and other farm fresh products such as molasses, honey, pumpkins, hot peppers and other produce.

R. M. Kinzie Orchard Company
Barry L. Kinzie
375 Apple Orchard Lane, Troutville, VA 24175
(540) 992-1733
Directions: Turn off I-81 at exit 150. Go north on Route 11, turn right at bank in Troutville. Follow signs approximately 1/2 mile to apple packing house. Do not cross railroad tracks.
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 12 noon-5 p.m., Sunday; September-October. Special Comments: Bring your own containers. Cider and apple butter available.
Products: Fresh-picked apples - Red Delicious, Jonathan, Golden Delicious, Stayman, Rome Beauty.

Layman Orchards
Jimmy Layman
Route 220 North, Daleville, VA 24083
(703) 992-2687
Directions: Exit 150 off I-81; then north on Route 220, 2 miles on left.
Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, through October; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, November-December.
Special Comments: Tour buses welcome. Containers available. Fruit packaged and on display. Country store items, other fresh produce, jams and jellies available.
Products: Fresh-picked peaches, summer apples (Lodi and Rambo) - July 10-September 10; sweet corn, cantaloupe, tomatoes. Fresh-picked, select-your-own, and pick-your-own (when available) apples - Rome, Red and Golden Delicious, Gala, York, Winesap, Stayman, Granny Smith; cider. Fresh-picked pumpkins.

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.

"The Apple Barn"
(Nichols Orchard)

Alfred and Rachel Nichols
1124 Apple Orchard Lane, Troutville, VA 24175
(540) 992-3551
Directions: I-81 exit 150, Route 11 to Troutville. Turn on Stony Battery Road. Take next left (Apple Orchard Lane) 1.25 miles. Big red barn on right. See apple signs.
Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., daily during picking season. Regular hours - 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m., Sunday.
Special Comments: All ages welcome. Baskets, cider, apple butter, honey, preserves, apple cookbooks, apple peelers, country crafts for sale. Gift baskets. Bring take-home containers.
Products: Pick-your-own, select-your-own and fresh-picked apples Rambo, beginning August 1; Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Grimes Golden, others, Labor Day weekend until harvest completed; Stayman, Rome Beauty, Winesap, King Luscious, first Saturday in October until harvest completed. Pumpkins.

Reed Orchard
Glenn Reed
9214 Poor Mountain Road, Bent Mountain, VA 24059
(540) 929-4516
Directions: Route 221 south from Roanoke, 12 miles to top of Bent Mountain. Right on Route 711, 1/4 mile, turn right on Route 612. Packing house on left.
Hours: 10 a.m.-12 noon and 1-4 p.m.
Special Comments: Large selection of most varieties in season. Our apples are washed, graded and displayed for your choosing. Other produce available.
Products: Fresh-picked, select-your-own apples Lodi - July; Rambo - August; Red and Golden Delicious - late September; Idared, Stayman, Rome, York, King Luscious and Virginia Gold - October.

Sunnybrook Farm, Rebecca's Orchard & Garden Center
Peter or Rebecca Mostoff
1760 Fairview Road North, Chatham, VA 24531

Directions: From highway 29, take Chatham exit 685, head east on 685. Make second right onto Fairview Road. Farm is approximately 1/3 mile on left. (Total of 1/2 mile from highway - signs to direct you.)
Hours: 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon-8 p.m., Sunday.
Special Comments: Call in advance for pre-pick and availability.
Products: Pick-your-own and fresh-picked blueberries - June-July; peaches - July-August; blackberries - July-August; apples - July-September/October. Homemade jams, jellies, butters.

Via's Orchard
J. P. Via
Route 1, Box 334, Critz, VA 24082
(540) 694-7286
Directions: Midway between Martinsville and Stuart off Route 58 onto Route 697, 1-1/2 miles to orchard.
Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., daily, May-December.
Special Comments: Home of the Virginia State Peach Festival on second Wednesday in August from 4-8 p.m.
Products: Pick-your-own apples and peaches. During summer months, we have vegetables in season. Pick-your-own strawberries in May. Pick-your-own blackberries and blueberries in July.

Williams Orchard
Ellis G. Williams, Robert G. Williams II
Route 4, Box 271, Wytheville, VA 24382
(540) 686-4851
Directions: 8 miles south of Wytheville on Route 11. From I-81 exit 60, 3 miles north on Route 11.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m., Sunday.
Special Comments: Peaches, sweet corn, pumpkins and other produce available in season.
Products: Fresh-picked apples - in season and in storage beginning July 15 through December. Pumpkins - all sizes, fourth week of September through October; Indian corn, gourds, other produce; retail and wholesale.

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