"Pick Your Own" Apple Orchards in North Carolina

Picking Your Own Apples in the Charlotte Area and Beyond

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For many people, fall means that it's apple picking season in North Carolina. Whether you're picking a batch of apple pies, making homemade applesauce or apple butter, or just as a healthy snack, there's nothing like a basket of fresh apples from the Carolinas.

If you're looking to get the absolute freshest apples possible, you're in luck in North Carolina because there are plenty of farms and orchards that let you pick your own straight from the tree.

Apple picking season is usually sometime from early June to early December, so start checking towards the middle to end of May to see out when your favorite farm is opening. Almost all of the farms on this list are going to be in the North Carolina mountains area.

I've listed just a few apple picking farms below. The list is broken down into Western North Carolina, the North Carolina coastal region, and the Charlotte area - the Piedmont or central region. For each area, about six farms are listed, with a link to a complete database to find more. What you'll find listed on this page is nowhere near a comprehensive list, nor am I saying that these are the "best" ones. It's just a sampling of some of what we have to offer. I did try to include farms from different areas of each region.

Most of these sites do offer other fresh fruits and vegetables, and several even have other "pick your own" foods. But for each of these spots, you can pick your own strawberries.

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Western North Carolina

Justus Orchard
Courtesy of Justus Orchard

Apple Hill Orchard
2075 Pleas­ant Hill Avenue
Mor­gan­ton, NC 28655

J & A Orchard
2052 Old North Carolina 90
Taylorsville, NC 28681
(828) 381-9271

Just Us Orchard
187 Garren Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 685-8033

Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard
221 Stepp Orchard Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28793
(828) 685-9083

941 Ollies Creek Road
Robbinsville, NC 28771
(828) 735-2983

Creasman Farms
280 Bent Arrow Lane
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 685-7728

Coston Farm
742 Apple Valley Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 685-8352

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North Carolina Piedmont (Central)

Blueberry Thrill Farm
Courtesy of Blueberry Thrill Farm

Blueberry Thrill Farm
6938 Eaglesfield Road
Gibsonville, NC 27249
(336) 449-7246

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Coastal North Carolina (Eastern)

Martin Farm and Winery
Courtesy of Martin Farm and Winery

Martin Farm and Winery
213 Martin Farm Ln
Knotts Island, NC 27950
(252) 429-3542

Edwards Blueberry Farm
4692 highway 92
Bath, NC 27808
(252) 944-8405

Click here for a complete list of "pick your own" apple orchards in Eastern North Carolina.

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