What have we been up to?


2019 is another year of surprises at

Dickie Bros. Orchard

Dickie Brothers Orchard

A Growing Tradition

Circa 1750

The "Apple Cider Express" at Dickie Brothers Orchard. 


Join us for fresh apple cider, an apple turnover, fresh roasted Virginia chestnuts and some memorable family and friends conversations.


Don't miss the fun in the 2019 season, when the apples are ripe and we're gathering at the farm to enjoy the tastes of harvest.

Our newest item this year is our own farm raised beef. 

Dickie Brothers has a wide variety of beef cuts in addition to our fresh fruits.

Our beef is USDA inspected and ready for sale.


We added over 2,000 new dwarf plantings of apples and peaches including Alb. Pippin and Gold Rush as well as white peaches,  These new plantings will continue our tradition of providing a diverse mixture of pre-picked and pick-your-own fruit here at Dickie Bros. Orchard.


Our farm store will be open with lots of fresh fruit from our orchard as well as some local artists' unique designs and creations...  pottery, paintings and crafts.


We will also expand our service area by bringing our harvest to multiple farmers markets. 

Look for us in Lexington on Wednesdays & Fridays and in Staunton and Nellysford on Saturdays.

Lexington Farmers Market

Staunton Farmers Market

Nelson Farmers Market

                      

Black Raspberries to be ready the second week in June.

Blackberries the 1st week of July with Peaches following in the second week of July.

Nectarines are ripe in the 1st week of August and Damson Plums in late August.

Sweet potatoes are ready late September and Pumpkin picking begins in early October.

We have sweet plums and Barlett Pears this year as well. 


Fuji and Pink Lady apple are the last apple varieties to ripen.  PYO Fuji in Oct and PYO Pink Lady Apples the first weekend in November. 

The last day of pick-your-own apples is Nov. 3rd.


Remember to follow our Harvest Calendar for apple ripening times.


Fresh apple cider will be available again this year at Dickie Brothers Apple Cider Express
beginning

mid-September.  As always, apple butter and apple sauce will be available when we open at the start

of the season.


As always, we are continuing to maintain a high quality fruit pack as well as having a high standard of

food safety.


Dickie Bros. Orchard is GAP certified.  Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) Certification means we've passed a multitude of tests put forth by the USDA to show we have great growing practices as well as safe handling practices and standards.