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Best Apple Orchards!

September 30, 2011 6:58 PM

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The time is right for great apple picking! Delicious and nutritious apples await your hands and there are some great places in North Carolina that offer great varieties of fresh apples! So take a look at some places that are worthy of a great bite of apple-pickin’ goodness!

J.H. Stepp Farms Hillcrest Orchard

At the J.H. Stepp Farms Hillcrest Orchard there is plenty of apple goodness to go around! From orchard-farm tours, to the country store to finding and picking some of North Carolina’s freshest apples, the J.H. Stepp Farms Hillcrest Orchard is the premiere place for apple perfection! For 40 years at their orchard in Hendersonville, NC, the Stepp family has welcomed countlessf families to their orchards and grounds for the freshest in apples, produce and home made goods! Take time to stroll through 40 acres of orchard! Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the wonder of the wonderful outdoors! Take a tour of the orchard and learn the apple growing and picking process! There is so much to do and see at the J.H. Stepp Farms Hillcrest Orchard!

Address:

221 Stepp Orchard Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28792

Season Hours:

Monday – Saturday: 8 AM to 6 PM

Sunday: 9 AM to 6 PM

September – October 2011

Phone:

828-685-9083

Visit the J.H. Stepp Farms Hillcrest Orchard website today!

Sky Top Orchard

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When it comes to apple picking, the Sky Top Orchard is literally a place above the rest! Not only can you enjoy the freshest North Carolina apples, but the panoramic mountain views and orchard ponds with ducks and geese make the Sky Top Orchard a place of serenity, enjoyment and fun! No only can you pick your own apples, but peaches, Asian pears and, when in season, pumpkins & grapes are ready to be enjoyed while at their peak of perfection! Hayrides, barnyard visits and orchard tours round out a memorable day of fun, frolic and fruit picking prosperity! So for the best in freshness, the sky is the limit at the Sky Top Orchard!

Address:

P.O. Box 302, Flat Rock, NC 28731

Season Hours:

Open 9 AM – 6 PM Every Day

Phone:

(828) 692-7930

The Sky Top Orchard website awaits the click of your mouse!

The Historic Orchard at Altapass

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At the Historic Orchard at Altapass, the premise is simple: “Family fun by the bushels!” This historic orchard is a 102-year-old apple orchard turned Appalachian Cultural Center celebrates the goodness and wonder of freshness and food in North Carolina! The people, music, art and splendor of the Blue Ridge mountains in North Carolina are but a few reasons this orchard is deserving of a visit this autumn! Built by the Clinchfield Railroad in 1908, the orchard is nestled on the Parkway, with breath-taking scenery! Tour groups, live music, hay rides, add to a day of wonder and fresh fruit wholesomeness! So come be apart of an orchard that stands as a pillar in the community!

Address:

Mailing: PO Box 245 Little Switzerland, NC 28749

Physical: 1025 Orchard Road, Milepost 328.3 on The Blue Ridge Parkway

Season Hours:

The Orchard is open daily from 10:30 AM-5:30 PM; call for additional information.

Phone:

(828)765-9531

Visit the Historic Orchard at Altapass website today!

Cicely C. Mitchell

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