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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

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