Food Products and Packaging
Apple Mill® was established in 1927 by the English horticulturist William Scrope Viner. He selected Saluda because of its reputation for growing flavorsome apples and berries. Saluda, home of the original North Carolina Apple Festival and the North Carolina Horticultural Society was the first commercial apple growing region in North Carolina. Fine quality fresh fruit, fruit butters, jams, preserves, and mulled cider have been produced for decades at Apple Mill®. These foods have been sold to the public at the Apple Mill® kitchen and store at Exit 28, I-26 Saluda, NC.
Apple Mill® orchards grow premium apples for cooking apple butter. Our spices are imported directly and ground fresh immediately as they are added to the slowly cooked butter. We call our product Whole Apple Butter, because the washed raw apples are cored, not peeled. This process removes the stem, seeds, and blossom end. The cored apples are cooked in pure apple cider. The removed core "plugs" are pressed in a juice extractor and the juice is added back to the apple butter in the cooking kettle. As the kettle contains no stems, seeds, or blossom ends, no off flavors are produced during cooking. When the finishing point is reached the entire mixture is pureed into a creamy butter containing all the nutrients of the peeling and the core juice, which alone account for 90% of the nutrition in an apple.
In addition to producing premium Whole Apple Butter, Apple Mill® also produces a variety of fine food products. Carolyn Atkins, owner of Apple Mill®, cooks with all varieties of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Whole Apple Butter, No Sugar Added Apple Butter, Apples, Fresh Apple Cider, Mulled Cider, Carolina Peach Butter, Strawberry Butter, Fig Preserves, Muscadine Butter, Blackberry Butter, Strawberry Syrup, Kudzu Jelly, Apple Cinnamon Syrup, Blackberry Jelly, Blackberry Jam, Raspberry Jam, Apple-Cherry Jelly, Apple Jelly, Hot Pepper Sauce, Applesauce, No Sugar Added Applesauce, Nectarine Preserves, Blueberry Peach Preserves, Apple Ginger Syrup, Wooden Apple Boxes, Gift Boxes, Honey
The Apple Mill® kitchen and store is located at Exit 59 off of I-26 in Saluda, NC. Exit toward Saluda, Apple Mill® is located on a hill, an 1/8 of a mile off the exit on the left.
Apple Mill® is open 364 days a year from 9:00 to 6:00.
Saluda: Apple Mill®, Thompson's store, Saluda Truck Stop
Asheville: Appalachian Crafts, Earth Fare, The Fresh Market
WNC: Fred's General Mercantile, Clemmons Produce, The Ham Shoppe, Olde Hampton Store, The Root Cellar, Manual Woodworkers, Bubba O'Leary's General Store, Poppies Grocery, GT-Little Farmers Market
Charlotte: Charlotte Farmer's Market
Piedmont-Triad: J & S Farm
Raleigh: NC Museum of History
Chapel Hill: A Southern Season
North & South Carolina: Earth Fare
Apple Mill ®
1345 Ozone Drive
Saluda, NC 28773