Peach Season is upon us! We are picking Sentry, a delicious yellow cling-stone peach. Freestones will ripen in late July.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Our local monthly paper, The Crozet Gazette, featured the Girl Scout event we held back in May. Thanks for the coverage, Gazette! Click the link below for the June edition - you can read about this story (page 8), as well as other news in Crozet and Western Albemarle County.
Friday, June 5, 2009
3 of our summer staff at Chiles Peach Orchard graduated from Western Albemarle High School tonight! Courtlyn and Lizzy are pictured, and Leah escaped before I could get her picture. Congrats and Best Wishes to Courtlyn, Lizzy, and Leah! Coincidentally, all 3 will be attending VCU in Richmond begining in August. Be sure to congratulate them next time you're in the market!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
We're anxiously watching the peaches grow here at Chiles Peach Orchard! Our crews have been through the orchard, thinning the smaller peaches off the trees, so that those that are left can grow to a good size (did you know that peach growers generally have to thin off about 85%-90% of the growing peaches?). We should have some early peaches ready to harvest in about 3 weeks. The peaches pictured here need a little more time than that!
Strawberry picking is still happening - the berries are GREAT this week! Time is ticking away on strawberry season, so hurry out to get yours soon!