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Orchards & Farms

The mild climate and rich soil of Charlottesville and Albemarle County allows for the growth of vivacious farms and orchards. Agriculture enthusiasts from all over are drawn into Central Virginia from the first pink and white dogwood blossoms of the year through to the last sweet, crisp apples harvested in the fall.

Area farms offer a chance to take in the scenic beauty of Albemarle County, while getting a first hand look at the inner workings of agriculture. Many of the farms sell their products directly on site. Others offer tours that take you around the property and even let you test your hand in milking a cow. 

For foodies, families and anyone looking for a less bovine encounter, family-run orchards around Charlottesville invite people to make memories among rows of strawberries, peaches, nectarines, cherries, apples and pumpkins throughout the year. In addition to the sweetness of fresh-picked fruit, Albemarle County's orchards offer ciders, preserves, candied fruit and other farm-fresh treats. 

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Chiles Peach Orchard and Farm Market Crozet

  • 1351 Greenwood Road
  • Crozet, VA 22932
  • (434) 823-1583 | Fax: (434) 979-6277
  • Region: Crozet
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Pick Your Own Strawberries, Sweet Cherries, Peaches, Apples, and Pumpkins in season. Visit our farm market for fresh picked fruits and local vegetables, ciders, jams and jellies, local crafts, and gifts. Our ice cream parlor serves up frozen yogurt, soft-serve ice cream, sundaes, shakes, and other fresh treats! Family-owned and -operated. Senior ci... MORE >>

Albemarle Cider Works

  • 2545 Rural Ridge Lane
  • North Garden, VA 22959
  • (434) 297-2326
  • Region: Miscellaneous/ Independent of Region
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Albemarle CiderWorks is a family-run Cidery and Tasting Room that produces cider from heritage varieties of apples that can thrive in Albemarle County,Virginia. Thomas Jefferson experimented with 18 ... MORE >>

Ash Lawn-Highland, Home of President James Monroe

  • 2050 James Monroe Parkway
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • (434) 293-9539 | Fax: (434) 293-8000
  • Region: Monticello Area
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Restored home of the 5th president of the United States and close friend of Thomas Jefferson. James Monroe's 550- acre estate recreates the atmosphere of a working farm, with strutting peacocks, ... MORE >>

Bessette Family Farm

  • 850 Hog Creek Lane
  • Esmont, VA 22937
  • (434) 831-2084
  • Region: Miscellaneous/ Independent of Region
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Seasonal Vegetables, Herbs, Pastured Chicken, Stew Hens, Eggs, Bread, Jelly

Best of What's Around

  • 7129 Scottsville Road
  • Scottsville, VA 24590
  • (434) 286-7255
  • Region: Scottsville
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Carter Mountain Orchard

  • 1435 Carters Mountain Trail
  • Charlottesville, VA 22901
  • 434-977-1833
  • Region: Monticello Area
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Established in 1974 in an old apple barn, Carter Mountain Orchard’s retail business has grown into one of the most recognized farm markets in Virginia. Open early July through Thanksgiving (and ... MORE >>

Charlottesville City Market

  • Water Street & First Street
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • (434) 970-3371
  • Region: Downtown Mall Area
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The Charlottesville City Market is open every Saturday morning in April through December. Located on West Main Street across from the downtown mall, the market takes place between the Main Street ... MORE >>

Forest Lakes Farmers Market

  • 1650 Ashwood Boulevard
  • Charlottesville, VA 22911
  • 434-977-2033x33
  • Region: Miscellaneous/ Independent of Region
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Enjoy and celebrate the seasonal bounty of our region’s finest in autumn and winter fruits and vegetables; pastured poultry, beef and pork; farm-fresh eggs; locally-made cheese, butter and yogurt; ... MORE >>

Gryffon's Aerie Farm

  • 4803 Mount Air Farm
  • Crozet, VA 22932
  • (434) 531-0994
  • Region: Miscellaneous/ Independent of Region
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Milking Devon and Beef Devon cattle, Tamworth pigs and Cotswold and Karakul sheep all grazing on gently rolling hills, sounds like centuries old farmstead. This is what you will discover at Gryffon’s ... MORE >>

Henley’s Orchard

  • 2192 Holly Hill Farm
  • Crozet, VA 22932
  • (434) 823-2560
  • Region: Crozet
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28 varieties of peaches and 30 varieties of apples. Not pick your own, but apple shed; customers may select their fruit. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. ... MORE >>

Meade Park Market

  • 300 Meade Avenue
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • (434) 970-3371
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The Meade Park Market is Charlottesville’s first growers only market. Every Wednesday, you can find the market on the corner of Chesepeake and Meade Avenue from 3:00 – 7:00 pm. The market offers a ... MORE >>

Open Gate Farm

  • 548 Three Pond Lane
  • Earlysville, VA 22936
  • (434) 978-7446
  • Region: Miscellaneous/ Independent of Region
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Open Gate Farm is a small family owned farm located in Albemarle County, just 15 miles northwest of Charlottesville, Virginia. We enjoy providing access to one of the many vibrant local sustainable ... MORE >>

Scottsville Farmers Market

  • Fleet Street
  • Scottsville, VA 24590
  • 434-286-9267
  • Region: Scottsville
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The Scottsville Farmers Market offers a place for local farmers, gardeners, bakers, and craftspeople to sell their products to the general public. The Farmers Market occurs weekly on Saturdays from ... MORE >>

Sharondale Farm

  • Keswick, VA 22947
  • (434) 296-3301
  • Region: Miscellaneous/ Independent of Region
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Workshops and Seminars available; check website or contact us.

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