Head to Nelson County to enjoy the bounty of its farms and orchards, set among the gentle rolling hills and valleys. You’ll find fresh apples and peaches, garden produce, artisan cheese and meats, eggs, herbs, jams, flowers and so much more. Start at the Nelson Farmers Market in Nellysford on Saturday morning, and load up on farm-produced fruits and vegetables, fresh breads, baked goods and local crafts. A few miles away is Edible Landscaping, where you’ll find food-bearing plants like persimmons, pomegranates, and herbs. Continue to the Critzer Family Farm in Afton for strawberries, cherries or pumpkins or Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery to pick your own blueberries and blackberries. Want to stock up on orchard produce? Drumheller’s Orchard in Lovingston features peaches , apples, cider, country ham, pumpkins and jams. Nearby is Saunders Brothers Orchard Market, for a large variety of apples, fresh produce and baked goods. Pick your own strawberries, cherries or blueberries at Seaman’s Orchard in season, or pick your own apples at Dickie Brothers Orchard. Up the road is Silver Creek & Seaman’s Orchard with big bins of delicious apple varieties and pick your own pumpkins. Or try Fitzgerald’s Orchard for apples by the bushel!
Last Updated: 6/24/2014 2:52 PM