Six people smiling among blossoming fruit trees

Chiles Peach Orchard Open for 2023 Season

March 31, 2023  |  Chiles Peach Orchard

Category: News  |  Tags: Crozet, events, season

Welcome back for another unforgettable season! Starting on Friday, March 31, we’ll be open daily from 10 AM–5 PM.

Over the last two months, we’ve been spending time with friends and family, attending farm market conferences, and, of course, preparing for another season of memory making and fun. We’ve even been improving our facilities, planting berries galore, and going through new inventory (three words: cute spring overload!)

Strawberry Outlook

Henry in the field beside a young blackberry plant
Last month, 5th Generation Chiles Family Farmer Henry helped plant a new crop for pick-your-own in 2024!

While it’s still too soon to say exactly when pick-your-own strawberry season will begin, we anticipate those sweet, red berries ripening in early May.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to be among the first to know when we’re picking!

Farm Market & Bakery Goodness

Two donuts stacked on a milkshake

There’s no reason to go hungry while waiting for the strawberries to ripen!

We’re ready to fill sweet cravings with apple cider donuts, milkshakes, strawberry lemonade slushies, and strawberry and vanilla ice cream.

You can also restock your pantry with tried-and-true favorites, including seasonal salsa and salad dressings in the Farm Market & Bakery.

Hop Into Spring on Saturday, April 8

The easter bunny balancing an egg

We’re starting the 2023 orchard season on a festive note with our Hop Into Spring festival on Saturday, April 8! The day promises lots of fun: an Easter egg hunt, egg roll, potato painting, animal visits, and photo opportunities with a certain special bunny. There will be a few golden eggs hidden, too!

This event is geared towards children ages 2-10, though all are welcome. To make the most of the day’s festivities, reserve an Easter Bunny Passport for your little one! No tickets are required for parents and non-participating children.

By the way… we’re hiring!

Chiles Peach Orchard staff pruning peach blossoms

There’s always room for more hands on deck at the Farm Market & Bakery.

If you’re looking for a part- or full-time job in an outdoor, family-oriented atmosphere, we may be looking for you!