JH Stepp Farm's Hillcrest Orchard is a three generation owned and operated family farm located in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. The farm offers thirty-five acres of apple trees with twenty-two varieties of apples to pick maturing from mid-August through October. The farm is opened to the public seven days a week from September through October. Also pick your own grapes and pumpkins are available in season. Visitors to the family farm are greeted by friendly and knowledgeable statt who direct you to the best places to pick the variety you like. Also available at our "apple house" are already picked apples, baked goods, jams, jellies, and butters, fresh apple cider, a gift shop and a variety of apple products plus fresh vegetables. Wagon farm tours are offered by reservation or on Saturdays wagon rides are offered off and on during the day. A picnic area is available for the family or group to enjoy their lunch by rows of apple trees. Bus groups are welcome as well!! Families love the working farm experience and make it a family tradition year after year.


Listing last updated on Jan 3, 2008

JH Stepp now eighty eight years old has been growing quality apples for over sixty years. His bride of sixty-six years is always by his side. Stop by for a delightful chat. He loves to talk about the "good 'ole days!"

Schedule and Location:

JH Stepp Farm's Hillcrest Orchard
221 Stepp Orchard Drive
Hendersonille, NC 28792
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8AM-6PM
Sun. 9AM-6PM

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