Nestled in beautiful Nelson County on the
“Sunrise Side” of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Saunders Brothers began as a partnership of five brothers in 1915. Today third generation brothers Tom, Bennett, Jim, and Robert, along with their Dad, Paul, operate the orchard, Farm Market, and nursery.
While celebrating their 100th anniversary, the Saunders Brothers Farm Market offers a fun place for the entire family to enjoy. From May to mid-December you can find a steady stream of fresh- picked fruit from our orchards and vegetable garden. In season they have tree-ripened peaches (early June to late September), apples, Asian Pears (starting mid-August), nectarines, and vegetables from the garden. They also offer a fine selection of jams, jellies, ciders, relishes, salsas, and dressings. Their homemade fruit pies, breads, and homemade hand-dipped ice cream will make a great treat for your ride home. In addition, plan your next meal around their very own home raised, hormone-free, and antibiotic-free beef and pork. If you enjoy local farm products, Saunders Brothers carries locally ground flour, local cheeses, and local honey and molasses. If your yard needs some sprucing up, be sure to browse through their plant area stocked with fresh annuals, perennials, and woody shrubs from our nursery. While you are visiting the market, be sure to also visit the on-site museum, one of the largest privately-owned collections of farm antiques in the state of Virginia.
Self-guided tours, with staff on hand to answer questions.
Seasonal produce, plants, meats, local farm products, baked goods, and homemade ice cream. The Farm Market is open Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm.
Coming from North of Charlottesville: Take 29 South / Go approximately 35 miles to town of Colleen / Take a right on 56 West / Go 2.2 miles and nursery will be on right
Coming from South of Lynchburg: Take 29 North / Go approximately 30 miles to town of Colleen / Take a left on 56 West / Go 2.2 miles and nursery will be on right.
Coming from Staunton: Take 64 East approximately 35 miles to Charlottesville / Take exit to 29 South / Go approximately 35 miles to the town of Colleen / Take a right on 56 West / Go 2.2 miles and nursery will be on right.