Today, being the first day of Fall, I thought it would be fun to share A Trip To Nichol’s Fruit Tree Farm, in Virginia. If you have been following me on Instagram, You will have seen that I am in Virginia visiting family and checking out the sights.
This time of year the peaches are done being picked. The apple trees are full and the pears are coming on.
Everything about this property is original, authentic and not staged. What you see is real life and real people.
That is what makes it a charming place to visit. Anytime of year.
The owner, Mr. Nichol is outside watching the picking, sorting and selling process. Did I mention that he started this orchard over 50 years ago? He is older now, but still oversees life at his farm.
With a hundred acres and thousands of fruit trees, the farm has a true bell pole to call in workers.
And the family lives in the original farmhouse located right on the farm property.
The employees have worked there for years and are more than willing to talk with you even while they are busy sorting apples.
The scent of fresh apples fills the air with Fall recipes floating through your brain.
Boxes of fresh apples of every type are loaded into boxes measuring 1/2 a bushel. So, two boxes equal one bushel.
We were given permission to walk through the orchard and take our time looking at the variety of apples and trees on the property.
Nothing is staged in my photos. Each picture was taken without prompting from me.
From the wooden ladder leaning in an already picked apple tree,
to the beautifully ripe and colorful apples. There was so much to see and enjoy.
We walked the property, met Mr. Nichol, his family and employees.
We found out that left over apples are sold to various companies to make apple sauce.
It was a day well spent with family and new made friends. And a wonderful way to usher in Fall.
I hope you get to visit there sometime. I liked it because it wasn’t commercialized. Just a family run business making their way through life. Kind, friendly and welcoming.
Thanks for joining me on A Trip To Nichol’s Fruit Tree Farm.
Make it a great day.