Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Apple Picking in Western North Carolina

What a gorgeous weekend, and Columbus Day. I spent it picking apples with my dear friends the Mountcastles (including dog Woody) at the Stepp Family Orchard in Edneyville, N.C. It was an incredible day: October-blue skies, bright sun, and apples of all kinds: Gala, Mutsu, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Crispin, Arkansas Black, Granny Smith, and more!

We filled our baskets to the brim, fed the neighbor's horses, and took plenty of photos. I loved spending the day, most especially, with Hardy and Heyden Mountcastle, the two coolest boys I know.


Rachael M. said...

I keep seeing apple orchard commercials on tv and have been dying to go pick my own.

I want to make strudel and dumplings and then just eat some straight off the tree.

So you would recommend this place??

Great pictures, by the way! The sunflower ones are my favorites of the bunch!!!

Katherine S. Crawford said...

Yes, I'd definitely recommend it! It's a family-run operation, and they sell pumpkins and apple crisp mix, too: lots of good, homemade stuff.

There are actually several apple orchards nearby: Just take Hwy 25 towards Asheville, get on Hwy 26 and take the Bat Cave/Chimney Rock exit. You'll pass a bunch of orchards along the way.

Vinegar Martini said...

You've been Proximidaded. Come over and see..............