Northern Virginia Orchards
Washington D.C. Winchester and Front Royal areas
for orchards in Madison and Orange counties, check central region
Blue Ridge Berry Farm & Orchards
Chris Nelson and Kaye Sutterer
480 Harrisville Road, Toms Brook, VA 22660
Directions: From I-81, take Toms Brook exit west on Route 651 to Route
623. Turn left and go 2.1 miles and turn left onto Harrisville Road. Farm is
1/2 mile down hill on the right. From Route 11, turn at Handimart in Toms Brook.
Take first left onto Harrisville Road and go exactly 1.8 miles to farm on left.
Hours: 1-5 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, May-October;
summer weekday evenings 5-7 p.m. Call for price information, product availability,
and picking conditions.
Products: Fresh-picked strawberries (late May to mid-June), sour cherries
(mid-June to early July), blueberries (mid-June to mid-July), Lodi apples (early
July to mid-July), peaches (late July and August), blackberries (mid-July to
late August), red raspberries (late August to first frost), Golden and Red Delicious,
Grimes Golden apples (early September), Stayman, Winesap and York apples (October).
Crooked Run Orchard
Sam Brown or Uta Dittbrenner
37883 E. Main Street, Purcellville, VA 20132
Directions: 32 miles west of Tysons Corner on Route 7. Turn left at
Purcellville exit onto Route 287. Go 0.6 mile. Turn right onto Business Route
7 (E. Main Street). Turn immediately left at first driveway.
Hours: 8 a.m.-dark, daily.
Special Comments: Our fruits and vegetables are grown without, or with
a minimum of, chemicals. We use crop rotation, green and animal manuring and
composting. Apples sprayed with a minimum of chemical sprays. Vegetables and
apples available in quantity amounts. Call before visiting the farm about pick-your-own
Products: Fresh picked asparagus - April 15-May 31; pick-your-own and
fresh-picked strawberries - May 25-June 10; fresh-picked black raspberries -
June 15-30; pick-your-own and fresh picked thornless blackberries - July 20-August
31; pick-your-own and fresh-picked summer apples - Tydeman Red and Paula Red
- end of July and beginning of August; pick-your-own fall apples - Red and Golden
Delicious - September 15-October 30; fresh-picked apples - Red and Golden Delicious,
Mutsu, Law Rome, Domine - September 15-December 31. Freshly pressed apple cider
- October 1-December 31. Seasonal vegetables - corn, tomatoes, squash, greens
(spring and summer). Christmas wreaths - Scotch and white pine and cedar - December
Henry C. Green
P.O. Box 135, Markham, VA 22643
Directions: I-66 to Markham (no. 18) exit. North on Route 688. Then
left immediately onto Belle Meade Road. Follow signs 1 mile to Hartland Orchard.
Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m., daily during seasons.
Special Comments: Scenic area on old family farm and near Skyline Drive.
Excellent opportunity to relax with family, appreciate nature, and obtain top
quality fruit at affordable prices.
Products: Pick-your-own cherries (sweet and sour) - about June 15 (call
ahead for ripening date); pick-your-own peaches - August 1-31 (call ahead);
pick-your-own and fresh-picked apples - August 1-October 31; honey from farm
- August 1-October 31.
High Places Orchards
Ed or Betty Streapy
121 Winesap Lane, Flint Hill, VA 22627
Directions: From Northern Virginia and Front Royal, 8 miles south on
US 522. Turn left on State Route 662, go 1/2 mile and turn left on Winesap Lane.
Follow to orchard. From Central Virginia, follow US 211 west to US 522. Turn
right on US 522, go 7 miles and turn right on State Route 662.
Special Comments: Picnic by pond (no swimming or fishing).
Products: Pick-your-own and fresh-picked apples, peaches, plums, nectarines.
Hill High Farm and "The Pumpkin Patch"
933 Barley Lane, Winchester, VA 22602
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.
Hours: September 21st, 2003 and every weekend through October -- 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. Group tours scheduled during the week, Tuesday-Friday beginning September 16th, 2003.
Information: 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), a 4,000 sq ft. haunted house (Haunted Nightmares), and our Packing Shed will be open with fresh & sparkling cider, fresh baked pies, etc., pumpkin pie fudge, apples of course, and our newest venture, Antiques & Collectibles. Plus we have a large picnic area. Much more to see!
Apples: Golden Delicious - Red Delicious - Rome - Granny Smith and York for PYO. Plus, we have available, Virginia Gold, Stayman, and other varieties already picked.
Other Fruit: Pumpkins Cherries
Visit the Hill High Farm web site
3035 Cedar Creek Grade
Winchester, VA 22602
Phone: (540) 662-1391 or (540) 662-1980
Open: July 1 thru Dec. 23. 9am - 6pm Monday-Friday, Saturday. 9am-4pm ( Sunday 12-4 in September & October )
Description: This is a family farm of around 900 acres. We have 350 acres of fruit, mainly apples but including peaches, pears, plums and a few apricots. We also grow fresh vegetables and pumpkins.
We have sold retail for 50 years out of our packing house. 4 years ago we built a farm market on the farm. We now have a bakery and a wine tasting room. Wine tastings every Saturday. In our bakery we feature our famous apple cider donuts, fruit pies, apple & peach turnovers, fresh apple cakes, cinnamon & rum buns, fresh bread, coconut, lemon & chocolate meringue pies and fresh cakes.
The second Saturday of August we have our annual Peach Festival with a barrel train for kids, wagon rides, lots of food, fresh peach sundaes, homemade peach cobbler & ice cream, music in the afternoon, and lots of peaches!
Beginning September 1 we have pick your own apples. The third weekend of September we have our Fall Farm Fun weekend. We will be gearing up for fall with apples, pumpkins, gourds and fall veggies. We will have a bounce around house and an apple pitching booth for kids, along with wagon rides. Food and fun for the whole family.
The second weekend of October is always our Apple Festval. We celebrate the apple. Whether you like your apple in a pie, cake, turnover, donut, cider or alone we can accomodate you! We will have music both days, barrel train for kids, wagon rides, lots of good food and lots of fun.
The fourth weekend of October is the time to celebrate pumpkins. The month of October we have pick your own pumpkins. We will have music and lots of halloween decorations around. Plenty of pumpkins & gourds already picked. Again we will have the barrel train and wagon rides. The ladies from our church will provide the food at this festival. Don't forget to check out our bakery, especially our famous apple cider donuts.
The second saturday of November is our second annual bakery festival. As we are gearing up for Thanksgiving and Christmas we sample everything we bake in our bakery. Have you ever seen a coconut cream pie that is 26 inches long and 18 inches wide? Come out on this Saturday and you will! We start taking bakery orders for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We also take orders for shipping apples and also for shipping our fresh apple cakes.
Apples: We have 22 varieties of apples. We start with Lodi in early July then Rambo, Ginger Gold, Gala, Empire, Honeycrisp, Golden Supreme, Greening, Yatika Fui, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Ida Red, Enterprise, Crispin, Romes, Nittany, Fuji , Yorks, Cameo, Stayman, Grannysmith, and Pink Lady
Other Items: July - August: Peaches, plums, pears. We also have fresh tomatoes, sweet corn, squash, cukes, watermelons and cantalopes. In the fall we have lots of winter squash.
Directions: From I-81 Exit 310 onto RT. 37 N. Proceed approximately 2 miles to the Opequon exit. Turn left and go 3 1/4 miles. Market and orchard are on the left.
Website: Visit the Marker-Miller Orchards website
Muskrat Haven Farm
Manfred and Etta Call
20 Cedarbreak Lane, Amissville, VA 20106-4037
Directions: 15 miles west of Warrenton on the right side of Route 211.
Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., daily during growing season
Special Comments: Hayride on weekends during pumpkin season. Picnic tables
available for family outings.
Products: Pick-your-own or fresh-picked strawberries, blueberries, raspberries,
thornless blackberries, peaches, apples, cantaloupe, melons, fresh vegetables,
cider and pumpkins.
Richard's Fruit Market
Rinker Orchards, Inc.
6410 Middle Road, Middletown, VA 22645
Directions: Take I-81 to exit 307; 4 miles west of Stephens City on
Route 631. Left on Route 628 (Middle Road); 1 mile to orchard and fruit market.
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, August-November.
Special Comments: Picnic area with some tables available. Located in
the scenic fruit area of the Shenandoah Valley. Containers available. Fruit
packaged and on display. Other products available. Gift shop with unique items.
Products: Fresh-picked peaches from our own orchard - July25-Labor Day
— Harbelle, Red Haven, Sun High, Loring, Blake and Bisco. Pick-your-own and
fresh-picked apples — Red Delicious, Jonathan, Grimes Golden, Golden Delicious,
York, Stayman, Idared, Rome. Green beans, sweet corn, table and canning tomatoes
- August. Also, pumpkins in season; sweet cider; country hams, jelly; local
honey; and fall mums.
Mrs. Ruth B. Rinker
1156 Marlboro Road, Stephens City, VA 22655
visit Rinker Orchards website
Directions: Take Route 11 or I-81, exit 307, to traffic light in Stephens
City. Go west on Route 631 (Marlboro Road) approximately 2-1/2 miles.
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., daily during season.
Special Comments: Containers furnished. Children welcome. Picnic area.
Call before traveling long distance.
Products: Fresh picked asparagus - May 10-June 10; pick-your-own red
raspberries - August 5-frost; select-your-own pears - August 15-September 15.
Pick-your-own/select-your-own apples - Red and Golden Delicious, Idareds - September
10-October 10; Nittany, York, Rome and other varieties - after October 1. Pumpkins
- October 1. Fresh cider - September 15 on.
Shawnee Springs Market
6656 N. Frederick Pike, Cross Junction, VA 22625
(540) 888-7963 (FAX)
Directions: 12 miles north of Winchester on Route 522.
Hours: 6 a.m.-9 p.m., daily, year round. Closed Christmas Day.
Special Comments: We feature our own "Shawnee Springs" brand jellies,
apple butter, cider and canned peaches. Also an extensive line of no-sugar apple
butter, jellies, preserves, and canned peaches. Virginia country hams, fresh
baked pies and bread, and fresh squeezed cider in season. Our farm market is
grower owned and operated ensuring the customer the freshest possible produce.
Mail order brochure available. We can ship UPS anywhere in the U.S. Tour buses,
school tours, business tours welcome.
Products: Fresh-picked peaches from July 25-September 5. Apples are picked
and available mid September-March. Fresh garden produce of all types available
all summer. March 20 - a full line of bedding plants including an extensive
perennial line and beautiful ornamental pots to plant in.
Rob Stribling VI
P.O. Box 116, Markham, VA 22643
e-mail Stribling Orchard
Visit Stribling Orchard online
Directions: From Northern Virginia area, take I-66 west to Markham exit
18 (approximately 45 miles from Route 495 Beltway). Take left on Route 688;
follow signs 1/2 mile to orchard.
Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., daily, August-October.
Special Comments: Historic buildings, scenic views, 12 miles from Skyline
Drive. Picnicking permitted. Organized groups welcome. Fresh cider, jellies,
Products: Pick-your-own and fresh-picked. PEACHES — Red Haven, New Haven,
Bellaire, Glohaven, Loring, Redkist, Cresthaven, Redskin, Biscoe; Redgold nectarines.
Apples — McIntosh, Tydeman, Jonathan, Empire, Red and Golden Delicious, Grimes,
Stayman-Winesap, York Imperial, Granny Smith, Rome Beauty. PUMPKINS.
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