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 Virginia Apple Pick-Your-Own Guide
Nelson County

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Tommy or John Bruguiere
2552 Dickie Road
Roseland, VA 22967

Directions: Go to for map and directions.  From 151, go west on 56 for 2 miles, turn left on Dickie Road and orchard is 2 ½ miles on left. 
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., daily, September 1-November 1;  8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, July 27-August 31.
Special Comments: A Virginia Century Farm, growing apples since the 1830s.  Offering 15 varieties of apples, cider, apple butter, honey, pumpkins, sweet potatoes from August to November.  A Land Grant Farm owned/operated by the Dickie Family members since 1750.
Products: Pick-your-own Paulared, Gala, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Empire, Jonagold, Granny Smith, Fuji, Rome, Winesap.  Fresh-picked/select-your-own:  Loring peaches, Alberta peaches, nectarines, Damsons, Honeycrisp apples, Stayman apples, Pink Lady apples. 

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Kevin or Doris Drumheller
1130 Drumheller Orchard Lane
Lovingston, VA 22949
434.263.5036; FAX 434.263.4911

Directions: From Charlottesville, south on U.S. 29 approximately 30 miles.  Turn right on Drumheller Orchard Lane.  Orchard located 1 mile behind Nelson County High School.  From Lynchburg, north on U.S. 29 approximately 30 miles.  Turn left on Drumheller Orchard Lane.
: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, July 15-August 20; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., daily, September 9-December 18, 2010.  Closed Thanksgiving Friday, Saturday and all Sundays following.
Special Comments
: Family farm in operation since 1937 by four generations.  Apple Festivals – September 25& 26 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and October 16& 17, 2010 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.). Apple butter making festival Saturdays only.  Large selection of apples, hayrides to pumpkin patch, corn maze, apple sling shot, free cider samples, country music and activities for children.  No admission fee.
: No Pick-Your-Own. Fresh-picked peaches July 15 - August 20. Call ahead for varieties and ripening dates. Select-your-own apples September 9-December 18 - Albemarle Pippin, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, York, Stayman, Winesap, Rome, Granny Smith, Fuji and Gala. Fresh cider, apple butter, pumpkins, honey, country hams and side meat are also available.

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Tommy and Donna Fitzgerald
728 Harpers Creek Lane
Tyro, VA 22976

Directions: 30 miles south of Charlottesville on Route 29. Take Route 56 west for 12 miles. One mile past Tyro Post Office sign on right; turn right on 682 to end.
Hours: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, August 1 - September 15; 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Saturday, September 15 - December 1; 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, December 1-April 1.
Special Comments: Appalachian Trail with overnight shelter adjoining orchard. Stocked trout stream near orchard. Crabtree Falls 4 miles away.
Products: Fresh-picked apples - Paulared, Gala (August 1 - September 15); Red Delicious, Golden Delicious (September 15 - April 1); Rome, Stayman, Granny Smith, Fuji and Pink Lady (October 15 - April 1); cider (September 15 - December 1).

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Ruth Flippin or Anne Seaman Kidd
5529 Crabtree Falls Highway
Tyro, VA 22976
434.277.5824; FAX 434.277.9057

Directions: From Charlottesville, take Route 29 south to Route 56 west.  Go 1 mile, turn right on Roseland Road.  At stop sign, turn left and go over a bridge.  Turn right on Route 56 west.  Stay on 56 west for 6 miles and shed is on the left.  From Lynchburg, take 29 north to 151 north to 56 west.  Stay on 56 west for 6 miles.  Shed is on your left.
Hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m., Sunday, September 8-November 4.  After November 4, open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Special Comments: Apple Butter Makin’ Festivals first and third Saturdays in October with food, music, crafts, pumpkin patch, large selection of apples and children’s games.
Products: Select-your-own apples – Gala, Ginger Gold, Red and Golden Delicious, York, Stayman, Winesap, Fuji, Albemarle Pippin, Granny Smith, Rome and Pink Lady. Fresh cider, apple butter, jams, jellies and gift baskets are available.

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Jim Saunders
2717 Tyebrook Highway
Piney River, VA 22964

Directions: From Lynchburg, take Route 29 north 30 miles to Route 56 west.  Travel 2.2 miles to shed on right.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday.  Closed Sunday.
Special Comments: We have one of the largest antique farm equipment and tool displays in the state, which includes antique plows and planters, Indian artifacts, antique apple graders, antique cider press, antique hand tools and various other antique country store display items.
Products: Fresh-picked premium quality, tree-ripened peaches available June 20-September 30. Yellow-fleshed include Sentry, Redhaven, Loring, Salem, Blake, Mr. Carson, Encore, Fairtime and Laurol. White-fleshed peach varieties include White Lady, Sugar Giant, Snow Giant, September Snow and Snowball, among others. We also grow nectarines and Asian pears. We carry an exceptional selection of jams, jellies and cider, including but not limited to, peach cider, peach and bean salsa, F.R.O.G. Jam, blackberry cider, moonshine jelly, juice-sweetened jams, hand-dipped ice cream and peach slushies made from our own cider. Free samples on everything.

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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