Pick your own pumpkin patch at Chiles Peach Orchard

Orchard Outlook: Apples and Pumpkins

September 3, 2019  |  Chiles Peach Orchard

Category: Fruit  |  Tags: apples, fruit availability, pick your own, pumpkins

As summer comes to a close, we say goodbye to peaches and look forward to fall’s apples and pumpkins.

Peach Ice Cream Days is a fundraiser by the Lions Club Crozet at Chiles Peach Orchard

Summer peaches come to a close in late August

Summer was just peachy this year, with excellent weather contributing to some of the biggest, juiciest, more flavorful peaches we have ever grown. The 35th Annual Homemade Peach Ice Cream Festival in early August was a huge success; we sold out of all of the homemade ice cream for the Crozet Lions Club fundraiser.

Fresh tomatoes for sale at Chiles Peach Orchard

Vegetables available through October

Farm fresh vegetables are available pre-picked in our Farm Market through October. Mother Nature has the final say on vegetable availability but we expect to offer tomatoes, peppers, green beans, zucchini, squash, and more produce throughout the season.

Apple on a tree at a Virginia orchard

Apple picking through November

Pick-your-own apple season generally begins in August and ends in November. We’ll have a variety of apples throughout the fall; view our availability of specific varieties guide to see when your favorite apples are in season.

Learn more about apples, including apple picking tips and apple variety flavor profiles and recommended uses.

Pumpkin puree recipe

Pumpkins and gourds through November

Fall is nearly here and we’ve got pumpkin fever! Pumpkin picking begins at the end of September during our annual Fall Into Fun Festival on September 21 and 22. C’mon out to our pumpkin patch to find your perfect pumpkins to carve into jack-o-lanterns, bake into pies, and decorate the front porch.

For pumpkin cooking and baking ideas, read our recipes for homemade pumpkin puree and cream cheese pumpkin bread.

GIVE THANKS wooden and metal sign from Orchard gift shop

During fall, the Farm Market will be stocked with harvest decorations, including locally made crafts and our homegrown squash and gourds, perfect for setting a Thanksgiving table. Don’t forget to pre-order our famous apple and pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving dessert!

C’mon out to our family farm for an altogether perfect day: we’re open daily! View orchard hours and visitor guidelines.