Join us for a "Blooming Good Orchard Tour" April 12 - May 2, 2004. Tours run daily at 10:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, and 4:00pm.
Enjoy a one hour guided wagon ride through a spring blizzard of blossoms! You will learn about the blooming to pollination to harvest process. Tours are $5.00 per person. Children ages 5 and under are free.
Owner, Greg Nix is a fifth-generation apple farmer. His love for the apple industry began at an early age. He's been on tractors in the orchard with his grandfather since age five! When Greg first started in the orchard business he started with about 30 acres of rented land and approximately 2000 trees. Today the orchards consist of approximately 150 acres and 45,000 trees. We grow 12 varieties of apples. We offer an apple blossom tour in the spring and a packing house production tour and wagon ride in the fall.
Greg has been in the apple wholesale business for 24 years. We pack for 15 to 20 other growers in our area. In a normal year, Apple Wedge Packers will market approximately 200,000 bushels of apples to grocery stores such as Ingles, Food Lion, and Wal-Mart, as well as to the military, school systems, and many retail outlets in the Southeast.
In 1995 Apple Wedge Cider was established and we began to produce and market fresh cider. The first three years we produced cider without pasteurization and in 1998 we started pasteurizing cider which we still do today. We have progressed from producing approximately 15,000 gallons our first year to producing over 100,000 gallons seasonally. The cider is sold to many of the same customer as the fresh apples.
Apples, Cider, Apple Blossom Tours, Packing House Production Tours, Holiday Gift Boxes
From I-40W: Take I-40W to I-26E. Take Exit 49A (Bat Cave) onto Highway 64 East. Proceed 6 miles. Turn left on S. Mills Gap Road. Go .3 miles and turn right onto Bearwallow Road. Apple Wedge Packers is located 1.3 miles on your left.
From I-26: Take Exit 49A (Bat Cave) onto Highway 64East. Proceed 6 miles. Turn left on S. Mills Gap Road. Go .3 miles and turn right onto Bearwallow Road. Apple Wedge Packers is located 1.3 miles on your left.
Apple Blossom Tours run daily April 12-May 2, 2004 at 10:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm.
"Fall Into Apples Production Tour" runs September 3 - October 29, 2004, Monday - Friday from 10:00 - 5:00 p.m. Tour line closed daily from 12:00-1:00pm.
Ingles, Food Lion, Wal-Mart