By Katie Moosbrugger

Whether you have just an afternoon, a full day, or an entire weekend available for picking, you’re sure to find a fun adventure for your family with apple picking. I called and confirmed all of the farms featured in today’s blog are open for business. Not every farm has ripe apples for picking just yet, but some do. The majority of these farms will be open for apple picking after Labor Day weekend. However, like we say in our blueberry and strawberry posts, it’s always a good idea to call before you go. Let us know if you’ve been to one of these farms or if you have another farm we should add to our list!

Randolph County

Hill’s Orchard & Vineyard
4554 Finch Farm Road
Trinity, NC 27370
Phone: (336) 475-7042

Millstone Creek Orchards
506 Parks Crossroad Church Road
Ramseur, NC 27316
Phone: (336) 824-5263

Alexander County

J & A Orchard
2052 Old NC 90
Taylorsville, NC 28681 (approximately 1.5 hours from the Triad)
Phone: 828-381-9271

Iredell County

Carrigan Farms
1261 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy
Mooresville, NC 28115 (approximately 1 hour from the Triad)
Phone: (704) 664-1450

Henderson County (most farms listed are about 2 hours from the Triad)

Billy Laughter Orchards
111 Tullahoma Farms Lane
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: (828) 685-3241

Coston’s Apple House/Coston Farm Products
3748 Chimney Rock Hwy.
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: (828) 685-8352

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

Grandad’s Apples N’ Such
2951 Chimney Rock Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: (828) 685-1685

J. H. Stepp Farm
221 Stepp Orchard Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: (828) 685-9083

Justus Orchard
187 Garren Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: (828) 685-8033

Skytop Orchards
on Pinnacle Mountain Road
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Phone:  (828) 692-7930

Carroll County, VA (about an hour’s drive from the Triad)

Ayers Orchard
72 McAyers Road
Cana, VA 24317

Patrick County, VA (about an hour’s drive from the Triad)

Levering Orchard 
163 Levering Lane
Ararat, VA 24053

Did we leave your favorite farm off our list? Let us know in the comments below!