OUTDOOR FAMILY FUN in beautiful AFTON, VIRGINIA

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Come, bring the family and enjoy a few hours in the Blue Ridge!

Critzer Family Farm is a friendly, down-home setting perfect for you and your family to enjoy. Our goal is to provide you with the freshest, best-tasting and healthiest produce that you can find.  We use environmentally-friendly methods and a we have a 5-generation commitment to leave the land and community better than we found it. Our farm offers kids a place where they can learn about hard work and integrity, and experience a bit of farm life, showing them where their food comes from. We are open to the public from April to October. Make plans to visit, we'd love to see you!

A year has gone by since the passing of our friend and mentor, Whitney Critzer.  We miss him greatly, and will not forget all that he taught us. 


The Critzer family has been a fixture in the Afton area since the Revolutionary War.  As the most recent owner and visionary behind the farm and its importance in the lives of so many families that picked berries, peaches and pumpkins over the years stood Whitney Critzer.  Whitney led the Church of the Blue Ridge for almost 30 years and was the vision behind the founding of Afton Christian School in 2001.  Whitney wanted to provide places where families can laugh, learn and share life and experience the simplicity of the country.  He loved the Lord and children, and wanted to see children love the Lord. 


For us personally, Whitney is the reason that our family is here at Critzer Family Farm.  He took us and our children in, and loved us as his own.  He wanted our children to grow up here on the land, tending fruits and vegetables, and sharing it with other families like ours.  It is his vision that we are carrying forward in memory and thankfulness to him and the Father that we share. 


Please share your stories and pictures of Whitney with us. 

COVID-19 RESPONSE

According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture u-pick farms are allowed to open to the public, therefore Critzer Family Farm will be opening in a few weeks with pre-picked and u-pick strawberries.  We have 5 patches that we will allow families to pick from. 


SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS THAT WE WILL REQUIRE:

  • Washing hands before entering the fields and after exiting – we will provide handwashing stations
  • Assigned picking rows, that will allow for social distancing
  • “If you touch it, you pick it” policy


ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS BY CFF:

  • We will have a drive-through pay station, as well as additional pay points
  • All contact areas will be cleaned frequently
  • We will have pre-picked berries, and pre-made ice cream
  • We have emptied our farm stall in order to allow for spreading out of people, and will make every attempt to serve people fast in order to prevent groups forming


HOW CAN YOU HELP US? 

  • If you are sick, please stay home
  • Bring your own picking basket or box – we will weigh containers when we assign picking rows
  • Park in assigned areas and follow the Good Agricultural Practices signs that will be posted.
  • Enjoy your time!


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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Shop local - Eat fresh - VISIT Critzer's

Locally-grown produce

Pick-your-own & pre-picked berries

Pick-your-own & pre-picked berries

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SEASONAL FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES

Pick-your-own & pre-picked berries

Pick-your-own & pre-picked berries

Pick-your-own & pre-picked berries

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STRAWBERRIES - BLACKBERRIES - RASPBERRIES - CHERRIES

Orchard-grown tree fruits

Pick-your-own & pre-picked berries

Orchard-grown tree fruits

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PEACHES - APPLES

Home-churned ice cream

Home-churned ice cream

Orchard-grown tree fruits

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MADE WITH FARM-GROWN FRUIT

Garden-ready plants

Home-churned ice cream

Garden-ready plants

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HOT HOUSE FLOWERS - VEGETABLE & HERB PLANTS

Seasonal favorites

Home-churned ice cream

Garden-ready plants

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CIDER - PUMPKINS - MUMS

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours. 

Critzer Family Farm

9388 Critzer Shop Road Afton, VA 22920

We are located across the road from Blue Mountain Brewery in scenic Afton, Virginia. From Charlottesville: 64 West to Exit 107; West on Rt. 250 for 4.5 miles: South on Rt. 151 for 1.3 miles; look for our sign on the right.

Hours

Mon

08:00 am – 07:00 pm

Tue

08:00 am – 07:00 pm

Wed

08:00 am – 07:00 pm

Thu

08:00 am – 07:00 pm

Fri

08:00 am – 07:00 pm

Sat

08:00 am – 07:00 pm

Sun

12:00 pm – 06:00 pm