We’re North Carolina’s Top Apple Growers

Blue Ridge Apple Growers produce about 85% of North Carolina’s apples.  Our growers are the state’s number one apple producers with about 150 apple orchards in Henderson County. North Carolina ranks seventh in apple production in the United States with more than 300 commercial apple operations comprised of over 14,000 bearing acres of apple orchards.  You can buy orchard-fresh NC apples at 28 direct farm markets in Hendersonville near Asheville from mid August until November. A few farm markets operate through Christmas and others are open year-round. Buying locally grown NC apples from a farm market, roadside stand, or orchard ensures you are getting the freshest possible fruit, which tastes better than apples grown in other areas that have to travel long distances.

Buy Locally Grown NC Apples

Buy Fresh NC Apples

Direct from Local Orchards

or Farm Markets/Fruit Stands

Apples: Nutritional Powerhouse


Apples are loaded with many vitamins and minerals

and have health benefits no other fruit has.

Campaign Promotes Local Foods

North Carolina recently launched a new campaign to Promote Local Foods in an effort to encourage consumers and businesses to spend 10% of their food dollars on food from local sources.    Through the campaign website (www.nc10percent.com) consumers and businesses will pledge to spend 10 percent of their food dollars locally. Read More

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