2015 Blossoms of Hope

We are cautiously optimistic this year. While still in the month of May, almost all of our trees now have blossoms. This is different from previous years when the blossoms …

2014 Crop Damaged

October 1, 2014 While we had great hopes for the 2014 crop, the 2013 cicada damage was worse than previously thought. An entire crop was once again lost. Looking forward …

Outlook Great for 2014 Crop

June 12, 2014 We are in the beginning of the summer season and the chestnut trees are good, and are well positioned for a strong harvest this fall. The trees …

Establishing the Orchard

April 8, 2009 Establishing the Orchard. The Virginia Chestnut Orchard was first established on Black Oak Farm in 2009. Starting a brand new orchard is not without its challenges but …