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"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 apple picking season. Whether it's for a batch of pies, making applesauce or apple butter, or just as a snack, there's nothing like a basket of fresh apples. If you're looking to get the absolutely freshest apples possible, you're in luck in North Carolina because there are plenty of farms and orchards that let you pick your own.

Apple picking season is usually sometime from June to December, so start checking towards the middle to end of May to find out when your favorite farm opens.

I've listed just a few of them below to get you started. 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, I have about six farms listed, and a link to a complete database to find more. What you'll find listed on this page is nowhere near a comprehensive list, nor an 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.

Know of a great farm that's not on this list? Find one here that doesn't offer the service? Let me know at charlotte@aboutguide.com and I'll get the information updated.

Also, click here for other "pick your own" farms in North Carolina, including strawberries, blackberries, peaches, blueberies and grapes.

1. NC Piedmont - Central

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

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

2. Western NC

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

Apple Hill Orchard
2075 Pleas­ant Hill Avenue
Mor­gan­ton, NC 28655

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

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

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

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

Sky Top Orchard
3403 Greenville Highway
Flat Rock, NC 28731

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

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

3. Coastal NC - Eastern

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Martin Vineyards
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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