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Apple Times Newsletter

In 2012, the Orchard at Altapass began publishing a newsletter each month during the season so we could share information, photos, and stories with all our friends. We call it Apple Times. We’ve had great feedback from our readers and we intend to continue publishing the newsletter in future seasons. Let us know if you would like to receive Apple Times

Best stop (on the Parkway) so far.

Nancy Warren & David Nelson

Burntisland, Scotland

Orchard Videos

This is the place for videos and documentaries about the Orchard at Altapass. We’ve included a featured video plus an archive of past videos. There’s also a link to our YouTube channel.

Top Story: Bill Carson’s TEDx Talk
In 2012, Orchard co-founder Bill Carson spoke at the TEDxHickory event relating how the Orchard came to be what it is today. Bill, described by one fan as a latter-day Samuel Clemens, is a renowned storyteller, so we’re sure you’ll enjoy his performance!

Featured Video: The Kids are the Future at the Orchard at Altapass

The Orchard at Altapass is in the planning stages of an endowment campaign to ensure that our mission continues even after the founders are gone. JNL Communications volunteered their time to help us get started in this endeavor by creating a video that highlights the significance of our mission. We invite you to help us spread the word about our mission and our efforts to ensure its future. We think the video from Mark Forester conveys the magic of the Orchard.

Did you know the Orchard has a YouTube channel?

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The Orchard has been fortunate to have been featured in many North Carolina newspapers and magazines. We have even been featured in the Toronto Sun!

Read the articles
North Carolina roots dipped in Appalachian culture (Article from the Toronto Sun)
Altapass Orchard Combines Stewardship, Enterprise and Cultural Preservation (Article from Appalachian Voices)
Heritage Apples on the Parkway (Article from Blue Ridge Country Magazine)

Featured Article: Newest Track Trail Opens at Altapass

Trail Karen Chavez, writer for the Asheville Citizen-Times, attended the ribbon cutting for the new Eric L. Gressel Memorial Trails. Here’s her story:
Newest Kids in Parks Trail Opens at Altapass (Article in the Asheville Citizen-Times)