Orchard at Altapass

WELCOME TO THE HISTORIC ORCHARD AT ALTAPASS

A non-profit 501 (c)(3) heirloom apple orchard, heritage music venue, and education center.

NOW OPEN! WED – SUN 10 AM – 5 PM

Fundraising Concert

Featuring Terry McKinney

June 28, 6 PM – 8 PM

For over a quarter-century, the Orchard, as a non-profit organization, has diligently worked to “save the good stuff”—regional traditions, culture, and land on which all was created. As a preservation orchard with some trees over 100 years old and still producing, we propagate the best heirloom apples possible (with the least chemicals), create a pollinator-friendly environment, and host activities for all ages that educate, enlighten, and entertain.

Preserve

Protect

MISSION

The mission of the Altapass Foundation, Inc. is to preserve the history, heritage, and culture of the Blue Ridge Mountains;
protect the underlying orchard land with its apples, wetlands, butterflies,
and other natural features; and educate the public about the Appalachian experience.

We hope you’ll visit our general store; take a walk through the fields; pick apples in season; stand on our back deck and watch the barn swallows prepare to welcome new family members; sit at one of our picnic tables and have a bite with a view; read about our history; enjoy live music on our pavilion; or just hang out, surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. We’re not a commercial orchard—we offer experiences and a look into what makes this piece of the Blue Ridge memorable. Spend an hour or an afternoon with us at the family- and pet-friendly Orchard at Altapass.

Educate

PBS North Carolina visited the O last season, shot some spectacular footage, and assembled a video story on our region’s conservation needs and efforts. It’s now available on YouTube— State of Change.
We invite you to spend a few moments enjoying the landscape, seeing what we get to view each day, sharing our passion to “Save The Good Stuff,” and continuing our work to preserve, protect, and educate.
We thank PBS NC for their work and their appreciation.

TALK TO US

Have questions? We’re always open to suggestions and discussing creative opportunities to work together and share new projects.