Farmer of the Month

Crown Orchards spans over 1,000 mountaintop acres in Virginia with beautiful panoramic views of Charlottesville. They have been one of Central Virginia’s most prolific fruit growers for four generations, starting in 1912 by the Chiles Family. Crown Orchards has had great success in exporting much of their harvest, including sending Albemarle Pippins to the Queen of England when they started (hence the name); she loved them so much, they were the only agricultural product exported from the US that did not have a tariff. They now boast seven major orchards within a 15-mile radius with acres of peaches, nectarines, and apples.


Read more here: Up in the Mountains with Crown Orchards