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Happy Fall! Sept. 23-24, 2017 Update

22 Sep 2017 13:08


Happy Fall Y’all! Looking for a way to celebrate the first weekend of fall. Have we got the place for you. Grab your family and friends and make your way to Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard. Now picking: Jonagold, Early Fuji, Red and Golden Delicious, Jonathan, Mutsu (may have to search for them), Ultra Gold, Blushing Gold, […]


Weekend Update, Sept. 16-17, 2017

15 Sep 2017 16:46


Hooray for the weekend.! After a week of unsettled weather the weekend looks terrific. Load up and bring the family and friends to the farm. You’ll be glad you did. Now picking: Jonagold, Mutsu, Early Fuji, Jonathan, Red and Golden Delicous. Prepicked apples also available. Ugly Pig BBQ received rave reviews last weekend and will […]


Come Out to the Farm for Apples, BBQ, Sweet Potatoes & Cabbage

7 Sep 2017 23:30


Sept. 9 & 10 Looks like a gorgeous weekend to visit the farm and make memories. Now Picking: Gala, Early Fuji, Mutsu, Jonagold, and Jonathan Prepicked apples also available Just delivered famous Hernandez sweet potatoes and fresh local mountain cabbage. For those of you who have been asking we finally received our handy dandy apple peelers […]


Sept. 9-10 Weekend Update

7 Sep 2017 15:58


Looks like a gorgeous weekend to visit the farm and make memories. Now Picking: Gala, Early Fuji, Mutsu, Jonagold, and Jonathan Prepicked apples also available Just delivered famous Hernandez sweet potatoes and fresh local mountain cabbage. For those of you who have been asking we finally received our handy dandy apple peelers (it peels, slices, and […]


Last Weekend in August

26 Aug 2017 11:32


Apples Gala and Early Fuji apples are plentiful and ready to pick. Honey Crisp are almost gone. Grapes Very few left This weekend at the farm enjoy apple cider and pumpkin donuts made fresh daily, chocolate, peanut butter, apple pie, and pumpkin fudge, refreshing apple cider slushies, and just arrived local honey. Weekend adventures: wagon […]


Picking Honey Crisp Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 (It’s a light crop.)

22 Aug 2017 01:49


Honey Crisp will be ready to pick beginning Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. There is a light crop this year and they won’t last long. We don’t know if they will even last through the day. Keep in touch. Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 – 5:00 Saturday: 9:00 – 5:30 Sunday: 10:00 – 5:30


Honey Crisp Not Quite Ready

18 Aug 2017 17:44


Callie, the official apple tester, checked the Honey Crisp today, Friday.  They still don’ t have that delicious sweet and tart taste that you are accustomed to; they need sunshine!. She will check again on Monday. Never fear we are picking Gala and Ginger Gold apples. Grapes are going fast but are still available to […]


Yippee! We Are Opening Aug. 15

11 Aug 2017 01:12


 The opening date for the 2017 picking season is Tuesday, Aug. 15. Ginger Gold and Gala apples will be available to pick as well as grapes. Honey Crisp are not ready to pick but keep in touch for the announcement. Farm Hours for August: Monday – Friday – 9 – 5 Saturday: 9 – 5:30 […]


Are Apples Ready to Pick???

9 Aug 2017 14:45


Are the apples ready to pick? Great question!  Callie, the official apple tester, performed the sugar/starch test on Ginger Gold, Gala, and Honey Crisp. All three had not reached the acceptable level for sugar content. The cloudy rainy days make the apples take on water and grow. They need dry sunny days to sweeten up […]


Opening Date

1 Aug 2017 14:16


Farmer Mike is keeping a close eye on the early apple varieties. They are not quite at the maturity level for picking. The week of August 7 he will make a decision on our opening date. Stay tuned for the announcement. Hope to see you at the farm.

          
170 Stepp Orchard Drive, Hendersonville, North Carolina, 28792, United States
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