We are a fourth generation apple orchard. We grow 20+ varieties of apples. Apples, cider, jams and jellies,fried apple pies,whole pies and other baked goods as well as gifts, pottery, and collectibles are for sale at the Apple House. The Apple House receives over 20 varieties of apples during the season. We grade and box the apples for sale. After the apples are washed, sorted and sized they are put into bushel boxes to be sold. Some of the apples will be sold in the Apple House in 1/4 peck, 1/2 peck, peck or 1/2 bushel bags, bushel boxes or as individual apples to consumers. We say "Apples are sold by the bag, box or truckload at the Coston's Apple House". We also have a Pick Your Own Apple Orchard located just behind the Apple House on Chimney Rock Road (U.S. 64 East). You can select a basket and a red wagon and walk up to the orchard to pick apples like Golden Delicious, Fuji, Gala, Jonagold, Rome Beauty, Mutsu, Stayman, Cameo, Granny Smith, Arkansas Black just to name a few. Pick as many as you like. After all the work of picking apples, shopping, finding the tastiest apple to buy or purchasing lots of goodies in the cool air conditioned gift shop and bakery you may need to rest and enjoy your day. You can enjoy one of our rocking chairs on the front porch, have a picnic at the picnic shed with your family or group. During the Fall we will have a great display of Pumpkins for sell. Maybe someone in your group will enjoy our brand new playground area. The playground area is designed for preschoolers and elementary aged children but parents and grandparents will enjoy watching them play while sitting or swinging on the benches and gliders situated just for you. There are many picture spots around the yards and several antique tractors to admire. We hope you will enjoy your visit.
baked goods, bread, cider, honey, jam, preserves, sorghum molasses, dried fruits, sodas, vinegar, pickles, salad dressing
Dairy & Eggs
Fruits & Berries
ornamental corn, corn shocks, gourds, candles, artisan crafts
sweet potato, pumpkins
The Pick Your Own Apple orchard is located within walking distance of the Apple House. We open around Labor Day weekend in September and close when the apples have been picked or the weather gets too cold, usually by the third week of October. Maps are provided of the orchard with each variety of apple labeled by row. The apples will ripen at different times during the season so some varieties may look like they are ripe and ready for picking but its best to consult the Ripening Calendar to see which apples are ready to pick. Little red wagons are provided for transport of apples. No ladders are needed or permitted to be used. Because of food safety regulations and Good Agricultural Practices we do not allow animals, i.e. DOGS in the Pick Your Own Orchard. When finished picking apples consumers will return to the Apple House to put their apples in bags or boxes and pay based on the amount of apples picked.
August to October
We're listed in ASAP's Wholesale Local Food Guide, ASAP's Farm to Business Trade Directory.
Farm-direct market offering apples, cider, pumpkins, jams and jellies, baked goods, and gifts. We offer shipping for gift boxes and apples. Open mid-Aug through October, Mon.-Sat. 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Sun. 11:00 am-6:00 pm. Open in November until Christmas, Mon.-Sat. 8:30 am-5:30 pm. Call for Winter (Jan-Feb) hours.
Our store is open from August 11, 2018 to January 31, 2018.
Hendersonville, NC 28792 (Henderson County)
We do not offer visits to the main orchards but you can come visit us at our farm direct market called the "Apple House" where you can sample apples,jams & jellies, fresh ciders, shop for gifts and visit the bakery that offers fried apple pies, whole pies and other goodies. You can pick your own apples in the orchard located behind the apple house or buy pre-picked apples at the Apple House.Please check the website: www.costonfarm.com for seasonal hours and more information.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Conventional, GAP Certified