Saunders Brothers Nursery, Orchard and Farm Market
2717 Tye Brook Hwy
Piney River VA 22964
Phone: (434) 277-5455
Fax: (434) 277-8010
Nestled in the foothills on the 'Sunrise Side' of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, Saunders Brothers began as a partnership between five brothers in 1915. Today, third generation brothers, Tom, Bennett, Jim and Robert, with their dad, Paul, operate the wholesale nursery. The wholesale nursery operation now comprises nearly 350 houses. More than 500 varieties are shipped to garden centers throughout the mid Atlantic region. The 150 acre apple and peach orchard provides delicious fresh fruit for wholesale and local retail markets.
In response to market demands, Saunders Brothers started growing super tree-ripened peaches; including sub-acid white flesh peaches, many of which get great size, color, and flavor when tree-ripened. These peaches complement the yellow-fleshed varieties and extend the season from June 15 until late September. While oversupply has forced us to reduce production of many "commodity" type apples, like Red Delicious, Rome, and Golden Delicious, we continue to see strong demand for specialty varieties like Gala from New Zealand, Fuji from Japan, and Pink Lady from Australia.
Our Farm Market offers a fun place for the whole family to enjoy. Not only can you find a variety of peaches, apples and vegetables from late June until early November, but we also offer ciders, jams, relishes, and salsas. While you're here, visit our on-site museum, one of the largest privately-owned collections of farm antiques in the state of Virginia.
Tours Available: No
Brick & Mortar: Yes
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|Date added: 16.12.2009|