BUY NC APPLES AT HENDERSONVILLE ORCHARDS AND ROADSIDE FARM MARKETS
Visit Hendersonville apple orchards in the NC Mountains near Asheville and buy NC apples and locally grown farm produce at our many roadside stands and farmers' markets. Locally grown fruits and vegetables are fresher and cost less than you find in a traditional grocery store. Fresh NC Apples are the freshest and tastiest apples you can buy. Buy locally-made tasty treats and gifts, like fried apple pies, canned goods, apple butter, apple cider, jellies, jams, sauces, chow chow, homemade baked goods, and ice cream at local farm markets and country stores. You can also find great Fall Harvest decorations such as pumpkins, indian corn, winter squash and gourds. Check individual roadside stands and direct farm markets for hours of operation and directions.
APPLE ORCHARD TOURS - FARM TOURS - HAYRIDES - CORN MAZES
Visit a NC apple orchard and experience a slice of farm life first hand. You can pick-your-own apples or buy pre-picked apples at 29 farm markets and roadside stands from mid August to November. Family fun farm activities and photo opportunities abound with kid-friendly entertainment including tractor rides, hay rides, barnyard animals, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches. Orchard and farm educational tours are also available, for groups and students. Make plans to visit an orchard today and enjoy up to 25 different varieties fresh apples right from the tree.
NC APPLE FESTIVAL- APPLE BLOSSOM TOUR - KING APPLE PARADE
Each year in April, there are several Apple Blossom Tour routes you can travel by car to view the beautiful apple trees in bloom in Hendersonville Orchards. Labor Day weekend, The NC Apple Festival has nine blocks of Hendersonville's Main Street filled with arts and crafts vendors, continuous live music, children's and youth activities, special exhibits, open houses, food, apple growers and NC apples. The King Apple Parade, held every year on Labor Day in Historic Downtown Hendersonville's Main Street, is an annual tradition and one of the highlights of the NC Apple Festival drawing over 60,000 individuals. There are floats, airplane flybys, bands, youth groups, antique cars, motorcycles, fire trucks, and many local organizations participating in the King Apple Parade.
BUY LOCAL FOODS IN HENDERSONVILLE NEAR ASHEVILLE NC
North Carolina recently launched a new campaign to Promote Local Foods in an effort to encourage consumers and businesses to spend 10% of their food dollars on food from local sources.Through the campaign website (www.nc10percent.com) consumers and businesses will pledge to spend 10 percent of their food dollars locally, purchasing products from area farmers and food producers.Renay Knapp and Susan Colucci with North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Henderson County will be extension s local foods coordinators, supporting the 10% Campaign. Read More
Henderson County produces about 65% of the state's apples and is North Carolina's number one apple producer with 26 apple farms and direct markets where you can buy orchard-fresh NC apples beginning in August through November. Buying locally grown NC apples from a farm market, roadside stand, or orchard near Asheville ensures you are getting the freshest possible fruit, which tastes better than apples grown in other areas that have to travel long distances. 10 Reasons To Buy Local Hendersonville and Henderson County NC Fruits and Vegetables.