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

Plan for Cherry Season

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.

Girl picking sweet cherries at Spring Valley Orchard

Weekday Timing Tip

Delicious cherries + a short growing season = crowded weekends. Skip the commotion by coming out on a weekday instead! Put on your walking shoes, buckle in the kids, and drop on by for some scenic and peaceful pickings.

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!

Basket of sweet cherries in Afton VA

Read our tips on how to pick, pit, store, and freeze your cherries!

From the Blog

rainer cherries at spring valley orchard

See You Later, Sweet Cherries

That’s a wrap on the 2023 cherry picking season at Spring Valley Orchard! Thank you to everyone who visited our family-run Afton orchard for sweet cherry picking. We appreciate your…

yellow sweet cherries at spring valley orchard

Hello, Sweet Cherries!

Spring Valley Orchard is open daily for pick-your-own sweet cherries! We’re looking forward to a big, beautiful crop of sweet cherries this season! While our trees are bursting with fresh…

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…