April 25, 2014

Pick Your Own Apples

Hendersonville NC U-Pick Farm

Pick Your Own GrapesPick Your Own Pumpkins

At JH Stepp Farm’s Hillcrest Orchard you can go out in the orchard and pick any of our  22 varieties of apples.  The apples mature at different times of the season so you’ll have several opportunities to come out and pick the kind of apple you like.  Our season typically starts mid-August and lasts until the end of October or first week of November.  We even have wagons that you can use to pull the little ones out in the orchard in and then on the return trip haul your apples back in to the Apple House.

We have 40 acres  of apple trees nestled in Henderson County.  You’ll be able to enjoy the fresh country air and beautiful views of the surrounding mountain area while you  pick your own fresh apples! You’ll also have a chance to talk to the Stepp family  farmers who grow the apples, pumpkins, and grapes!  We love to reminisce with you about your memories of coming to the orchard to pick apples and the times you may have spent with JH and Yvonne Stepp.  JH was a wonderful farmer and vivid storyteller and salesman.  Yvonne would always be willing to share her apple pie recipe with you when she wasn’t telling you where you could find the apples you wanted.

JH Stepp Farm’s Hillcrest Orchard is a fun for all ages “Pick Your Own” apple orchard.  Whether it be picking the apples off the tree or out of the bins on the front porch you’ll enjoy your visit and see why many people keep coming back year after year.  You can plan to stay all day and even have a picnic lunch surrounded by the orchard and our working farm.  We have a soybean maze to weave around through and a corn maze that you’ll have to find your way out of.  Don’t forget the many scarecrows that we have around the farm.  They will sit patiently for you to get picture made with them.  The gift shop has a variety of items you can check out and purchase.  On weekends you can enjoy a relaxing  wagon ride to see the sights of the orchard.

Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture all the memories you’ll make while picking your own apples.  You can also purchase a t-shirt that will let everyone know – “I picked my own apples at JH Stepp Farm’s Hillcrest Orchard.

We provide containers ranging from 1/4 peck to a bushel so you know the exact amount you are picking.  Please remember NOT to overfill your containers.

- Picking equipment available for your use.


First Birthday Party Girl Picking Apples!


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