Spring Valley Orchard

Afton, VA

Spring Valley Orchard is a gem! Acres of cherry trees stretch across a valley surrounded on all sides by the bluest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Be sure to watch for our days and hours of operation because cherries wait to ripen when the weather is just right, generally (but not always) around Memorial Day. The season is short—just a few weeks in June—so once they ripen, come get ’em quick!


Hours & Location

Sweet cherries are generally ripe in June or late May until July.

Cherries Ripen in June

Cherry season is short and sweet, generally starting in late May or early June and ending before July. Mother Nature is unpredictable: fruit availability depends on weather conditions.

Pick Your Own Cherries at Spring Valley Orchard in Virginia

Visitor Guidelines

We’re glad to welcome you to our family farm. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your visit!

From the Blog

Spring Valley Orchard in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Until Next Year, Sweet Cherries

The 2022 season at Spring Valley Orchard is officially in the books! To all who came out to pick this year, thank you for your continued support. It is absolutely…

Ruth and Henry Chiles in the orchard

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Ruth Chiles

Ruth Eliza Dollens Chiles—wife to Henry M. Chiles and mother of Cynthia, Huff, and Sarah Chilesーpassed away peacefully on Friday, July 30, 2021. A third generation Chiles family farmer, Ruth…

cherries on a tree

Cherry Season is Here

The weather is heating up, and so is the activity at Spring Valley Orchard! We’re excited to welcome visitors to our Afton orchard for cherry season. Cherry season doesn’t last…