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Carter Mountain Orchard Closed for the 2018 Season

December 23, 2018  |  Carter Mountain Orchard

Category: Orchard News  |  Tags: Charlottesville

To everyone who came out to our family of orchards this year, thank you for another wonderful season.

And what a season it was! The rain soaked the crops, making growing conditions challenging. But no amount of rainfall can dampen our enthusiasm for welcoming visitors to our family farm and serving up some darn fine cider donuts (if we do say so ourselves).

Some of 2018’s high points included

Unveiling the new pavilion and hardscaping.

Pavilion covering apple bins and picnic tables at Carter Mountain

Patio with a view!

Sharing some of our favorite recipes in our new seasonal recipe video series.

Selfie-ing to the sunsets during the Thursday Evening Sunset Series.


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Working with the community youth with field trips, at events like Cultivating Curiosity, and partnering with QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia to support the Apples for Aces nutrition campaign for kindergartners.

Cultivating Curiosity kids event 2018

And we’re already hard at work preparing for next season.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the orchard, with some eco-friendly updates, when we open for the 2019 season on March 30!

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Recognition Round-up

We were honored to be recognized in many publications this year, including:

2018 Awards