Henley's Orchard is located in beautiful Crozet, VA, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just west of Charlottesville. The orchard was established in 1932 by Joseph T. Henley, Sr. He earned a degree in agriculture from VPI&SU and was Virginia’s first fruit inspector. Joe originally purchased the land, 5 acres, for use as an apple orchard and, over the next 28 years, he was able to purchase and lease more acreage to expand the apple orchard, establish a peach orchard, start a herd of cattle, and grow many acres of hay. The farm and orchard was passed on to Joe’s son, Joseph T. Henley, Jr., who further expanded the operation, and then it passed on to his grandson, Tim Henley.
Today, Tim and his wife, Sarah, run the orchard with their children, Jacquelyn, Brook, and Steele. Tim and Sarah expanded the wholesale market to Richmond and Harrisonburg and have upgraded their retail sales location, which is known as “The Shed.” They have continued all aspects of the family farm operation, and proudly serve Crozet and the surrounding counties.
Peaches, nectarines, and apples are picked fresh, from the middle of June until the end of October. Late-season apples are kept in cold storage and are available throughout the winter until April. Henley’s Orchard uses low-spray practices, and Henley fruit is carried by local markets all over Central Virginia. Caterers and restaurants with the highest standards of quality prefer Henley's Orchard fruit, the finest in Virginia.
Customers are welcomed daily during the growing season at the packing shed (“The Shed”) located on White Hall Rd., between the towns of Crozet and White Hall (GPS address: 2192 Holly Hill Farm, Crozet, VA 22932).
Visit this historic family farm, and take home some of the delicious bounty of the Central Virginia region!