Taste of Nelson Tour
May begins the pick-your-own season in Nelson County, so head to Critzer Family Farm or Seaman's Orchard for delicious Strawberries, then to the Nelson Farmers Market in Nellysford to find local food, fresh produce and crafts, Saturday mornings May-Sept.
In June, enjoy pick-your-own Blueberries at Seaman's Orchard or Hill Top Berry Farm. July and August, pick-your-own Blackberries at Dickie Brothers Orchard or Hill Top Berry Farm. Taste fruit wines at the Blackberry Harvest and Music Festival at Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery.
More than 40 varieties of Apples and Peaches are grown in Nelson County. In June get pre-picked Peaches at Critzer Family Farm, Drumheller's Orchard, and Saunders Brothers Orchard. At Edible Landscaping, discover plants and trees that produce edible food – berries, nuts, fruits and herbs.
Pick-your-own Apples at Dickie Brothers Orchard and load up on fresh-picked apples at all the orchards in the fall. Varieties include Gala, Red/Golden Delicious, Empire, Rome, Stayman, Jonagold, Pippin, Pink Lady ®, Fuji varieties and more. Plus, look for apple butter, cider, honey, jams, pumpkins and fresh fall produce. Celebrate the harvest at Drumheller's Orchard Apple Festival or the Apple Butter Makin' Festival at Silver Creek & Seamans' Orchard.