Silver Creek and Seamans Orchards

5529 Crabtree Falls Highway
Tyro, VA 22976


In 1959 Silver Creek Packing Shed was started as a packing facility for Silver Creek Orchards and Lea & Seaman Orchard. The founding families were John T. Morton, Silver Creek Orchards; and Alton R. Seaman & Joyce Seaman, Lea & Seaman Orchard. The packing facility became Flippin-Seaman, Inc. in 1974. At that time, the families involved in the packing process were the George Flippin and Alton Seaman families. Eddie Seaman was in charge of the packing shed, while Bill Flippin (Silver Creek Orchards) and Richard Seaman (Seamans' Orchard) were involved with the day to day operations of their orchards.

In 2012 Flippin-Seaman, Inc. changed its name to Silver Creek & Seamans' Orchards, Inc. The owners wanted to incorporate both Orchard names in the business name. Today, John & Ruth Saunders, Richard Seaman, and Anne Kidd run the operations at  Silver Creek & Seamans' Orchards, Inc. (SCSO). Richard is in charge of the packing shed, as well as his own orchards. Ruth Saunders, and her husband, John Saunders, run Silver Creek Orchards. Richard has his nephew, Carter Parr, his son-in-law, Brian Kidd, and his daughter, Anne Kidd helping with Seamans' Orchard. Over the years the family members operating SCSO, Inc have changed, but the great pride in providing our customers with the finest apples remains the same.

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