How to Pick Apples Like a Professional at Creasman Farms

The fall is without a doubt one of the best times of the year to visit the Blue Ridge Mountains, and one of North Carolina’s favorite past times is apple picking! Creasman Farms is a family owned, third-generation, 35-acre farm located in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. As the summer turns to fall, and the leaves turn from a lush green to a beautiful amber, the apples become prime for picking! A fall afternoon spent apple picking at your leisure makes for the perfect outdoor event with friends or family. So throw on your favorite flannel shirt or vest, grab a basket, and head over to Creasman Farms to pick your own apples!

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Details for Creasman Farms

Creasman Farms is located 10 miles east of Hendersonville off of U.S. 64E. The produce varies from season to season, but from August to January you’ll find an ample supply of apples of all types. There are over 2,500 apple trees ripe for the pickin’! Along with apples, you’ll come across pumpkins galore during September and October. Since they host tailgate markets throughout the week, they are only open to the public on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Creasman Farms even has apple cider available for purchase along with other baked goods upon request.


Once you grab your basket, you’ll learn all the tricks of the trade when it comes to picking fruit the proper way. There’s a way to spot and pick the perfect apple, and the folks at Creasman Farms will make sure you’re brought up to speed! Did you know that North Carolina is 7th in the nation for apple production? Henderson County is responsible for 85-90% of that production, and the local farms pride themselves in their top-of-line apple produce! One of the best things about picking your own apples is taking a bite out of a ripe apple that was on the tree just moments ago. It doesn’t get any fresher than that! With over 45 different types of apples available, you’re sure to find one that you’ll love.


After you’ve harvested your apples, start thinking about what you’d like to do with them! They can become whatever your heart desires. Consider using the red delights for a home-baked apple pie, a delectable apple cider, or just eat them plain. If you need some recipe advice, just ask the folks at Creasman Farms, and they’ll be more than happy to give you some ideas.


After a day of fun in the sun picking apples and playing with the friendly farm animals, head over to the Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant! We’re nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and are only a 15-minute drive away from Creasman Farms. Enjoy our luxurious mountain accommodations, incredible views, and our onsite restaurant! So why wait? Check our availability online and book your stay today! We look forward to having you.