Welcome to Levering Orchard, celebrating our 114th year in 2022. AND THE CHERRIES ARE BACK!! Yes, we are excited this year, with what promises to be an amazing bumper crop of both sweet and sour cherries. Unlike last year, the cherry orchard survived several freezes in April and the trees are hanging full with cherries. Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outdoors, getting away from crowded places, and buying fresh, local fruit is a great experience for the family. It’s fun, safe, and educational for children and adults alike to spend time on this beautiful mountain.
Owner Frank Levering continues the tradition started by his grandparents, Ralph and Clara, and parents, Sam and Miriam. In addition to apples, peaches, pears and apricots, Levering Orchard features 32 acres of cherry trees with an amazing 56 varieties to choose from — imagine! We call it Cherry Mountain. Ours is the largest and most beautiful cherry orchard in the South, with the greatest selection of cherries in the United States.
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PICKING DATES FOR 2022
Because of a labor shortage that is affecting most businesses and farms right now, we can not guarantee already picked cherries this year. We will try our best to pick enough to meet demand, and most times we think we can do that. But if at all possible, please bring pickers with you if you are unable to pick cherries yourself. Picking your own is fun, relatively easy — and cheaper!
We ESTIMATE the orchard will be open for SWEET CHERRY-PICKING on Wednesday, June 1. This date is ESTIMATED — we MAY in fact be open as early as Saturday, May 28, in time for Memorial Day weekend. Be sure to call or email us before you come. The numbers are 276-755-2224; 276-755-3593; or (less reliable, because of cell phone reception) 276-730-4722. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, we can not guarantee already picked cherries this year. To be sure you get cherries, please pick your own or bring pickers.
SOUR CHERRY PICKING (ESTIMATED) begins Tuesday, June 14. However, we MAY begin picking as early as Saturday, June 11. June 14 is an ESTIMATE only, so please call the phone numbers listed above or email us. Because of a labor shortage and high demand, we can not guarantee already picked sour cherries. But we will do our best.
We do not expect to sell PEACHES retail this year. However, this could change, and we MAY sell them on Sundays in August. Please call us then if you are interested.
BUMPER CROP OF FALL APPLES!
Season begins on Labor Day, September 5. You can pick your own apples every weekend, Saturday and Sunday, starting on Saturday, September 10. Pick-your-own continues through mid-October. Sales for already picked apples continue into November.
PAYMENT: Cash or check only.