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Donald C. Ayers Orchards
Crump's Little Orchard
72 McAyers Road, Cana, VA 24317
Phone: (276) 755-4126, FAX (276) 755-2082
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.
Curtis and Carolyn Crump
Route 4, Box 150A, Amherst, VA 24521
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
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.
Mark and Ben Ikenberry
P.O. Box 569, 1265 Roanoke Road, Daleville, VA 24083
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
5630 Grandin Road Extension, Roanoke, VA 24018
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.
(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
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
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.
Route 220 North, Daleville, VA 24083
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.
Judy and Scott Barnes
Route 1, Box 152, Monroe, VA 24574
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
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"
Alfred and Rachel Nichols
1124 Apple Orchard Lane, Troutville, VA 24175
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.
9214 Poor Mountain Road, Bent Mountain, VA 24059
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.
J. P. Via
Route 1, Box 334, Critz, VA 24082
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.
Ellis G. Williams, Robert G. Williams II
Route 4, Box 271, Wytheville, VA 24382
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
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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