Spring Valley Orchard cherries

It’s Cherry Picking Time! What You Need to Know for 2024

May 21, 2024  |  Spring Valley Orchard

Category: Fruit  |  Tags: cherries, donuts, fruit availability, pick your own, season

Sweet cherries are ripe early this year at Spring Valley Orchard! Now is the perfect time to come enjoy delicious pick-your-own cherries, or just savor the good weather out here in Afton with refreshing cherry slushies and apple cider donuts.

Kicking off the season on Thursday, May 23, 2024, Spring Valley Orchard will be open from 10 AM to 6 PM every weekday and from 9 AM to 5 PM on the weekends. Come quick though, cherry season won’t last long! The retail market and picnic area are free to visit with convenient onsite parking.

To enter the orchard and pick your own sweet cherries, you’ll need an Orchard Pass for any visitors 2 or older. Orchard Passes are $5/person, and available for purchase online or onsite while availability lasts.

Before picking, you’ll pre-pay based on container size (minimum one container for every two people):

  • Baskets (approx. 2 lbs): 18.00 each
  • Buckets (approx. 5 lbs): 40.00 each
  • 3 Buckets & 3 Orchard Passes: 100.00 – Best deal!

Don’t forget to read our sweet cherries page to learn more about the best ways to pick, store, pit, and freeze your new cherries. And like Spring Valley Orchard on Facebook to stay up to date on our sweet cherry availability!

“Some of the most gorgeous, sweetest cherries you’ll ever eat… I’ve been two years now & I plan to go every spring to pick cherries for as long as I possibly can! Everyone has been friendly, it’s absolutely beautiful up there, a lovely drive! I’m really looking forward to cherry season 2024!”

Leslie B., Google Review