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

Spring Valley Orchard

3526 Spring Valley Road, Afton, VA 22920

Phone: 434.960.9443 (in season)

Nestled in the most beautiful valley imaginable along the Blue Ridge, Spring Valley Orchard is open seasonally for pick-your-own sweet cherries. The season for our tree-ripened sweet cherries generally runs from late May through June, though Mother Nature determines the actual dates each year.

Current Hours:

Final day of the 2024 season is June 28.

FridayCLOSED (OPEN Jun. 14 10 AM–6 PM)

Cherry picking at Spring Valley Orchard

Sweet Cherry Picking

To enter the orchard and pick your own sweet cherries, you’ll need an Orchard Pass for all visitors age 2 or older.

  • Morning Orchard Pass: 5.00 per person
  • Afternoon Orchard Pass: 5.00 per person

Before picking, you’ll pre-pay by container size.

  • Baskets (approx. 2 lbs): 18.00 each
  • Buckets (approx. 5 lbs): 40.00 each
  • 3 Buckets & 3 Orchard Passes: 100.00 – Best deal!

Availability varies by day. To check the day’s cherry availability, please call ahead at 434.960.9443.


Basket of sweet cherries in Afton VA

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

“Lovely place to spend an afternoon, it's off the beaten track but the scenery is breathtaking and the fruit is delicious!”

Cheryl G., Google Review

From the Blog

rainer cherries at spring valley orchard

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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 picking.

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!

“Some of the most gorgeous, sweetest cherries you’ll ever eat…I’ve been two years now & I plan to go every spring to pick cherries for as long as I possibly can!”

Leslie B., Google Review