It’s peach picking time, so come out for Mackintosh Fruit Farm Peach Harvest August 9 – 11. Or savor the flavor of this delicious fruit at the August 3 Farm Dinner.
Mackintosh Fruit Farm Peach Harvest
Did you know that there are over 2000 kinds of peaches? These gems are perfect for picking as Mackintosh Fruit Farm has been cultivating them, along with their fine apples, since 1988. The farm just harvested “donut” peaches. But you can still enjoy Summer Lady, Coral Star, Sugar Giant, and Old Time Salem varieties. The August 3-day celebration offers pick your own freshness as well as peach packed baked goods and desserts.
PYO at Peach Harvest
The best way to enjoy the peach harvest is to pick your own (PYO). In addition to peaches, you’ll also find other fruits, veggies and berries. Mackintosh does a great job keeping their picking schedule current on their website. Availability changes from week to week and with, of course, the weather. Find out what’s fresh by subscribing to the farm’s email. And be sure to read the “first timers” page to ensure an enjoyable outing.
Mackintosh Farm Dinners
Peaches are the star of a special farm dinner to be held August 3. It starts with a peach salad and ends with peach and blackberry cobbler for dessert. Enjoy home cooking and local ingredients served in an intimate setting. Mackintosh Fruit Farm hosts these monthly culinary experiences June – October along with cooking classes, cider pressing, and seasonal festivals.
Mackintosh Fruit Farm is located on Route 7 near Berryville, VA about an hour west of Washington, DC and 15 minutes east of Winchester. You can make a romantic adventure with a day in Berryville by reading more here. And you’ll also find other outdoor Shenandoah Valley excursions on Go Blue Ridge Travel.