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 Virginia Apple Pick-Your-Own Guide
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HILL HIGH FARMS
Wendy Wright
933 Barley Lane
Winchester, VA 22602
540.667.7377; FAX: 540.667.8540
E-mail: hillhigh@shentel.net

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 2 miles to Opequon; go left across bridge and proceed approximately 2.5 miles; turn left onto Route 732 (Barley Lane). Farm is the first driveway on the right.
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., weekends, beginning third weekend in September through October. Group tours scheduled during the week. Call for other times or special events you have in mind.
Special Comments: All New - Haunted Nightmares haunted house with special effects and hi-tech electronics covering 4000 sq. ft. and and inflatable haunt for children 12 and under. Corn maze for adults and a children's corn maze. Special event October 29, 2005 - A Pumpkin Chunkin Contest for the benefit of the Youth Development Center in Winchester. Open House third weekend of October - apple butter making, bluegrass music, fresh-baked pies, country ham sandwiches - lots of fun for all at our Centry Farm. We are celebrating our 10th anniversary, and we will have lots of extras for our 2005 season! We offer birthday parties, company outings etc.
Products: Pick-your-own or fresh-picked apples and pumpkins. Corn shocks, mums, fresh and sparkling cider, indian corn, pumpkin pie, fudge.

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MARKER-MILLER ORCHARDS FARM MARKET
John or Carolyn Marker
3035 Cedar Creek Grade
Winchester, VA 22602
540.662.1391; FAX 540.662.7308
E-mail: jmfarmer@hughes.net

Directions: From I-81, exit 310 onto Route 37 north. Proceed approximately 2 miles to Route 622. Turn left on Route 622; go 3¼ miles; farm is on the left.
Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, July 1 until Thanksgiving, 12 Noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, September & October. Other times, call for hours.
Comments: Opening Festival first Saturday in July. Peach Festival, second Saturday in August. Fall Farm Festival, fourth Saturday in September. Apple Harvest Festival, Columbus Day weekend. Festivals have music, wagon rides, barrel train and lots of food. Also have in-house bakery.
Products: Pick-your-own and fresh-picked available as follows: July - Lodi apples, plums, and peaches; August -peaches, plums, Ginger Gold and Gala apples; September 1 - Honeycrisp apples, followed by the fall apples. PYO starts September 1. All season our bakery features pies, cakes and our famous apple-cider donuts. Also have jams, jellies, salad dressings, honey and fruit wines.

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NICHOLS FARM
David Nichols
1832 Chapel Road
Middletown, VA 22645
540.869.1258

Directions: Take I-81 exit 302 and follow signs to Middletown. At the traffic light, turn right (west) on Route 627 (Chapel Road) and travel 1 mile. Orchard is on the right.
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday; closed Sunday. Open approximately August 1-October 31.
Comments: We are conveniently located 3 miles from the intersection of I-66 and I-81. Just follow the signs to Middletown.
Products: Fresh-picked peaches, apples and pumpkins. Peach varieties include John Boy, Sunhigh, Loring, Cresthaven and Redskin. Apple varieties include Red Delicious, Ida Red, Golden Delicious, Stayman and York. Pumpkins start October 1. Dates may vary depending on the season.

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RICHARD’S FRUIT MARKET
Mary Richard, Eddie Richard
6410 Middle Road
Middletown, VA 22645
540.869.1455

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: Open from July through November, 8:30 AM to 6 PM, Mon thru Sat and 10 AM to 6 PM on Sunday. 
Comments: A Peach/Milliner (Hand-Made Hats) Festival, third Sunday in August, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors from all over will be demonstrating the art of making beautiful handmade hats and will have hats for sale. Call for details. Wine Festival, the third Saturday in September. Call for details and reservations in September. Apple Harvest Festival, third weekend in October with free bluegrass music both days, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday. Also pick-your-own flowers, August until frost. Virginia State Gourd Festival, first weekend in November (see Web site for details - www.americangourdsociety.org).
Products: Fresh-picked peaches from our own orchard, July 25-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. Also, pumpkins in season, sweet cider, country hams, jelly, local honey and fall mums.

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RINKER ORCHARDS, INC.
Mrs. Ruth B. Rinker
1156 Marlboro Road
Stephens City, VA 22655
540.869.1499

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, September 15-October 20.
Comments: Containers furnished. Children welcome. Picnic area. Call before traveling long distance.
Products: Fresh picked asparagus, April 10-June 10. Pick-your-own apples - Red and Golden Delicious, Idareds, September 15-October 20; Nittany, York, Rome and other varieties, after October 1. Fresh cider, September 15 on.

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SHAWNEE SPRINGS MARKET
Lisa Johnson
6656 N. Frederick Pike
Cross Junction, VA 22625
540.888.4164, FAX 540.888.7963
E-mail: sales@shawneesprings.com

Directions: I-81 exit 317. Stay on Route 37 south until first exit. Get on Route 522 north, go approximately 12 miles; we’re on the right.
Hours: 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday, year round. Closed Christmas Day.
Comments: Home of Shawnee Springs brand fruit products, including 13 flavors of fruit butters; 27 types of preserves, jams and jellies. Home to our famous canned peaches. We also have Virginia hams, fresh-baked pies and breads. Full-service deli serves breakfast and lunch. Seasonal gift items available year-round. The farm market is grower owned and operated. 
Products: Fresh-picked white and yellow sweet corn in July and August. Fresh-picked peaches from July 4 through August. Apples are available late August-February. Fresh garden produce available all summer. Pumpkin Patch in fall. Spring – Easter and Mother’s Day flowers.

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VIRGINIA FARM MARKET, LLC
Joe Lizer
1881 N. Frederick Pike (Route 522 N)
Winchester, VA 22603
540.665.8000

Directions: 1 mile north of Winchester on Route 522. Look for the big red barn.
Hours: Closed January-March. April-May, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., daily; June-October, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m., daily; November-first week of December, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., daily. Closed remainder of December.
Comments: Farm market featuring a dozen varieties of fresh baked pies; preserves and jelly (with and without sugar); Virginia sugar-cured country hams; jug-your-own fresh-squeezed cider (free samples) mid-September - first week of December. Tour buses welcome. School tours welcome with appointment. Picnic area. Mail order brochure. Pumpkin Land with storybook characters, photo area, September 15-October 31.
Products: Fresh-picked, select-your-own Virginia freestone peaches (mid-July until Labor Day). July peaches include Earli Glo, Topaz, Early Red Haven and Red Haven. August peaches include Sun High, Glo Haven, Loring, Bounty, Crest Haven and Flaming Fury. Harvest dates are approximate and varieties are in season for about a week. Please call for current varieties. Fresh-picked, select-your-own apples are available from late August through the first week of December. Varieties include Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Ginger Gold, Stayman, Rome Beauty, Granny Smith, Ida Red, Gala, Fuji, Nittany, Empire, Honey Crisp, Jonathan, Crispin, Jonagold Cameo and Pink Lady. Some varieties only available a few weeks, while others are available for three months. Please call for current varieties. Thousands of pumpkins from 3 ounces to 100 pounds with corn stalks, gourds, winter squash and Indian corn from early September until October 31.

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This site is brought to you by the Virginia State Apple Board -- an official commodity board
of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services -- promoting research, education
and marketing efforts for the state's apple industry through assistance to the
Virginia Apple Growers Association.

900 Natural Resource Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903
434.984.0573, Fax: 434.220.9127