Here in Charlottesville there are a couple of great places to either pick your own or to purchase apples that are already picked.
- Carter Mountain Orchard - this is the largest of the orchards and the busiest on the weekends. Some of the varieties of apples they have are Red Delicious, Yellow Delicious, Pink Lady, Rome, Jonathon - and the list goes on. They have a wonderful Apple Harvest Celebration every weekend in October. Besides apple picking there's music, and hayrides. Be sure to stop at their country store for their apple butter and apple cider donuts!
- Henley's Orchard - 38 varieties of apples including the Albemarle Pippin that Thomas Jefferson took to the Queen of England. They also have wonderful Honey Crisp and Cameo apples. Henley's has been in the same famliy for four generations - so they know what they are doing. It's a great place to pick apples (or buy them already picked) as it is not crowded.
Dan & Kathryn Bundy
Foxfield Inn | A Charlottesville, VA Bed and Breakfast