For over one hundred years, the Chiles Family has been carefully tending our orchards. Beginning with a card table, cigar box, and roadside stand, the first generation of the Chiles Family farmers sold the fruit of their labors to neighbors and folks passing through. Since that time, the orchards have grown to become community favorites and destinations for visitors far and wide.


With a heritage to honor and responsibility to the land, we are proud to be stewards of tomorrow.

Carter Mountain Orchard staff wearing face masks


If you enjoy working with people in a fun outdoor atmosphere, we may be looking for you! View our seasonal employment opportunities.

Ruth Chiles at farm stand with strawberries


Since 1912, five generations have had a hand in building a beloved agribusiness and some of the area’s favorite traditions.

Aerial View of Carter Mountain Country Store

Visitor Guidelines

We’re glad to welcome you to our family orchards. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your visit!

Photography Guidelines

Professional and novice photographers and their clients are permitted under the following guidelines.

Firefighters with apple pie donation from Carter Mountain Orchard

Donation Requests

We are proud to be active in and supportive of our local community.

A Family Tradition

Today, at one time or another, the third, fourth, and fifth generations of the Chiles Family can be found planting and pruning, managing the markets, overseeing harvests, or otherwise providing fresh produce to Central Virginia and beyond. When you visit, be sure to say hello.

“The Chiles family, including Ruth & Henry, Cynthia, Sarah, Huff & Judy, Lizzy, Ally & Henry, continues a remarkable record of commitment to the community…and look forward to serving it for generations to come.”