So on Saturday morning, my friend Jenn and I left Windsor at 7:30am headed towards Charlottesville. A short two and half hours later and the last few miles on some crazy winding roads, we arrived at Spring Valley Orchard. Spring Valley Orchard is owned by the same group that owns Carter Mountain Orchard, famous for the fall apple season and Chiles Peach Orchard, all within about 30 minutes of each other just outside of Charlottesville. This area is also well known for many wineries and breweries.
Spring Valley Orchard is nestled into the rolling hills, about 30 minutes from Afton Mountain and offers a variety of cherries for picking during the month of June and into July, depending on the weather. We stayed here a little over an hour picking cherries and taking photos. The orchard was easy to navigate and the cherries quite delicious.
Bold Rock is the perfect location to spend a few hours with friends and enjoy the beautiful views!
After peach picking, we ventured inside to check out their selection of jams, jellies, salsas, baked goods and other produce. I dare you not to take home a dozen apple cider donuts! We rounded out the adventure by grabbing a peach and vanilla twist ice cream before we began the journey home.
Until next time!
Jenn @ Orange Tree Square - check out her blog about our day at http://www.orangetreesquare.com/