Why You Should Go Apple Picking at Justus Orchard This Fall
Is there any better way to spend a crisp autumn day than apple picking at a local orchard? Located in Hendersonville, Justus Orchard has been growing North Carolina apples for four generations. Owned and operated by the Justus family, the orchard offers a wide variety of U-pick and pre-picked apples, as well as homemade jams, preserves, baking mixes and more.
After picking out the perfect apples, visitors can stop by the pond to see the ducks, visit the farm animals or shoot apples from the orchard’s apple cannon. The on-site Apple House Bakery also offers a variety of apple treats, including hot apple cider, apple fritters, apple cider doughnuts, candy and caramel apples, apple slushies, and the Justus family’s famous fried apple pies.
The apple-picking season at Justus Orchard runs from mid-August through early November. To learn more about the orchard and plan your visit, go to justusorchard.com or call (828) 974-1232.
You can find even more U-pick opportunities across the state this fall using the Visit NC Farms app. Just download the free app on your smartphone or tablet and start exploring local farms today.
GIVEAWAY: We’ve partnered with Justus Orchard to give away an apple-picking experience to three lucky readers! The experience includes a bushel of apples and a dozen apple cider doughnuts. Enter below for your chance to win.
Note: This U-pick experience was featured as a giveaway in our Fall 2020 issue. The giveaway has now ended. Thanks to all who participated.