Sunday, September 30, 2012

Nichols apple barn in Middletown, Virginia

We roamed to Middletown today to buy apples from Nichols Apple Barn. They didn't disappoint and the barn was full of juicy choices for eating, pies, and applesauce.

Pink Ladies on the trees in the orchard with the apple barn in the background.

Staymans and others were available for $14 a bushel.

Mr. Nichols visited and gave us carte blanche to roam the orchard where Pink Ladies and Staymans as well as a few Golden Delicious were still on the trees. This is an annual trek for our friends Barb and Larry.

Pink Lady

Golden Delicious

That's a good-looking Stayman.

This was last year's visit to the apple barn. Soon we will make the trek for this year's journey. It's apple season in Virginia....

David Nichols
1832 Chapel Road
Middletown, VA 22645

Take I-81 exit 302 and follow signs to Middletown. At the traffic light, turn right (west) on Route 627 (Chapel Road) and travel 1 mile. Orchard is on the right.
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday; closed Sunday. Open approximately August 1-October 31.
Comments: We are conveniently located 3 miles from the intersection of I-66 and I-81. Just follow the signs to Middletown.
Products: Fresh-picked peaches, apples and pumpkins. Peach varieties include John Boy, Sunhigh, Loring, Cresthaven and Redskin. Apple varieties include Red Delicious, Ida Red, Golden Delicious, Stayman and York. Pumpkins start October 1. Dates may vary depending on the season.

More autumn photos:
- Skyline Drive ... every bend in the road bring fall colors
- Shenandoah National Park ... peak autumn weekend 2011
- Lake Moomaw in the Alleghany Mountains
- The mountain colors of Warm Springs, Va.
- Back roads of Bath County, Va.
- The fall colors of Lake Moomaw

Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
From October 2011

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