Apples and pumpkins are ripe for picking at Hendersonville farms

Apples and pumpkins are ripe for picking at Hendersonville farms

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When she was a little girl, Danielle Stepp McCall remembers that after school, the bus would drop her, her sisters and her cousins off at Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard. The third-generation — now raising a fourth — 70-acre working farm in Hendersonville is now celebrating its 50th anniversary as a U-pick apple orchard.

“We would play in the apple house, build forts out of bushel baskets and sit in Papaw’s chair in the office and pretend to be working,” says McCall. “Now, I’m here all the time, doing a little bit of everything all season long…”

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