Aerial view of Carter Mountain Orchard

COVID-19 Updates: Season Opening Date Postponed

March 19, 2020  |  Carter Mountain Orchard

Category: News  |  Tags: season

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the safety and health of our customers, employees, and community remain our top priority. We are closely following the guidelines issued by the CDC, including frequent hand-washing, disinfecting surfaces, and social distancing. Our staff has undergone additional training and will continue to abide by new sanitation guidelines when we open our doors.

Carter Mountain Orchard’s 2020 season-opening date is being postponed to April 15. This date is tentative at this time and will be reevaluated as circumstances warrant. As new developments occur, we will adjust our operations and events calendar as necessary. The early spring events Cultivating Curiosity: Spring Break Edition and the Easter Eggstravaganza are canceled.

In the meantime, our online store remains open for business with gift cards, t-shirts and apparel, and specialty foods. The kitchens are temporarily closed for baked good production but Chiles Family Orchards jams and jellies, apple butter, salad dressings, BBQ sauces, and prepared mixes are as tasty and convenient as ever. We’re currently offering 50% off our standard shipping rates.

On a brighter note, the weather is shaping up for a beautiful spring. Get a bit of fresh air when possible: it is still safe to take walks, run, and hike outdoors, as long as proper social distance is maintained.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the orchards when it is safe to do so. Our family has proudly served the Charlottesville community for generations, and we thank you for your support during these difficult times.

If you have questions, please reach out on Facebook or at

The Chiles Family

Farmer Henry Chiles pruning grapevines
We may be currently closed to the public but our orchards are still active farms! Farmer Henry is shown here pruning grapevines.