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 weekends in December), the market offers a wonderful selection of local crafts, fresh produce, jams and jellies, tee shirts, and other gift items.
Pick-Your-Own and Select-Your-Own peaches and nectarines are available in July and August. During September, October, and November, over a dozen varieties of apples-- Gala, McIntosh, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, Red Delicious, Fuji, Winesap, York, Rome, Granny Smith, and Stayman, to name a few – ripen. Most varieties are available for Pick-your-Own.
The fall brings on gourds, Indian corn, mums, and more pumpkins than you have ever seen anywhere, and the best tasting cider money can buy. Don’t miss our famous Apple Cider Donuts in our bakery!
The biggest attraction at Carter Mountain, however, is the beautiful view overlooking Charlottesville, VA, during the Pick Your Own Apples season. It is truly breathtaking.
School tours are available in September and October. Call us to schedule a tour this fall! (434) 977-1833
One of our favorite traditions on Carter Mountain is our Thursday Evening Sunset Series! Each Thursday from mid-May through the end of September, we stay open ’til 9pm. Join us for dinner, live music, hayrides, and the best view of a sunset anywhere! It’s free admission! Bring lawn chairs and blankets, or come early for a picnic table. Dinner... more