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Henderson County Life

Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard stars as setting for romcom

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Romcom fans who stumble on "10 Steps to Love" will find some familiar scenery.   Read Story »

Tags: movies | Stepp farm | Mike Stepp | Stepp Hillcrest Orchard | Rita Stepp

Edneyville Business

BRAG honors farmer, lifetime achievement, friends of growers

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A longtime apple grower, an innovator in agritourism and two professionals who serve the apple industry were honored last week by the Blue Ridge Apple Growers (BRAG) during the annual Winter Apple School held virtually.   Read Story »

Tags: Stepp farm | 2019 apple crop | 2020 apple crop | 2021 apple crop | Stepp Hillcrest Orchard

Henderson County News

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

Edneyville Four Seasons Politics

Stepp orchard shows Meadows 'agritainment' and sustainable family farming

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EDNEYVILLE — At Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchards, U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows stood in the retail shed to learn about one of Henderson County’s first and most successful U-pick apple farms.   Read Story »

Tags: apple farming | Stepp farm | 2019 apple crop

Henderson County Business

Orchards, wineries talk agritourism

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Local apple growers and winery owners will be among the featured speakers at a conference on agritourism at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards on Thursday, March 28.   Read Story »

Tags: Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards | Alan Ward | apple farming | Henderson County wine industry | Burntshirt Vineyards | Jim Clarke | Stepp farm