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Five Henderson County farms on North Carolina agritourism tour

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Although they won't be able to enjoy fresh apples, farmers from across the state will learn about one of Henderson County's most successful pick-your-own operations when they visit Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard next week. The farmers will visit another apple orchard with a successful roadside retail operation on U.S. 64 and three other farms in the county that welcome visitors during the annual Agritourism Farm Tour and Conference.   Read Story »

Tags: apple farming | Stepp farm | Mike Stepp | agritourism | pick your own apple orchards

Henderson County News

Festival honors Apple Farmer of the Year

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"Proof that the apple does not fall far from the tree," a second generation grower who has expanded the family enterprise from a popular U-pick orchard to school tours, a pumpkin patch and other products was named Henderson County Apple Farmer of the Year Friday as the community opened the 73rd North Carolina Apple Festival downtown.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Apple Festival | 2019 apple crop | Mike Stepp