THE ORCHARD AT ALTAPASS

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About The Orchard at Altapass

Perched on the crest of the Blue Ridge atop the Eastern Continental Divide, the Orchard occupies a unique spot in both America’s landscape and history. Drop by our farm for great food, hayrides, u-pick apple experience and free Appalachian music and dance. Check out our web site for a calendar of events and live music shows. Lean more at: www.altapassorchard.org.

The Orchard at Altapass's Apple Core Grill reopens in May 2017! Home Grown Lunch Served every day.

Our goal is to serve the finest, fresh, locally-raised food on the Blue Ridge Parkway, featuring truly country-style flavors. The menu includes:
· Local grass fed beef hamburgers from Harrell Hill Farms,
· Fresh beef hot dogs, bologna and pulled pork from Soggy Bottom Farms
· Fresh produce from the Mitchell County Farmers Market.
· Vegetarian options
· Country favorites like soup beans and corn bread

CONTACT

Physical Address


NC
(Mitchell County)

Mailing Address

1025 Orchard Road
Spruce Pine NC 27777
(Mitchell County)

Phone 828-765-9531
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Location Contact

Starli McDowell
Executive Director
Phone: 828-765-9531
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PURCHASING

We purchase from the following

Farms in this Guide

Harrell Hill Farms Soggy Bottom Farm

Tailgate Markets in Our Directory

Spruce Pine Farmers Market

Distributors In Our Directory

Harrell Hill Farms

PRODUCTS OFFERED

Farm Tourism & Events
hay rides, educational programs for school children, festival, celebrations

Fruits & Berries
apples

Vegetables
pumpkins

U-PICK

The children of some distant day, thus to some aged man shall say, "Who planted this old apple tree?" -- William Cullen Bryant At the Orchard at Altapass, the answer to that question is "The Clinchfield Railroad." Creighton Lee Calhoun, noted pomologist and author of Old Southern Apples, defines heirloom apples as those varieties that were grown prior to the time when "groceries" became the main source of fruit for most people, which he believes was the late 1920's. Many of our apple trees were planted by the original owners, making them heirlooms in every sense of the word.

Product

Available

apples

July to November

PAYMENT METHOD

Credit/Debit

ROADSIDE INFORMATION

Store Hours

    RETAIL HOURS

    Store Hours

    • Sun. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Wed. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Thu. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Fri. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Sat. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    VISITING

    Our Farm Offers:

    Lunch at our New Apple Core Grill serving fresh locally raised beef hamburgers, hot dogs, baloney and pulled pork, fresh produce from Mitchell County Farmers Market plus Vegetarian options. Storytelling Hayrides, walking trails, U-pick apples, Free Live Mountain music and dance and the best view on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

    PRACTICES FOLLOWED

    Low Spray, Integrated Pest Management (IPM)