Experience the magic of our apple orchard

The Folk Collaborative is a working apple orchard, but our land is too magical not to share. Springtime brings forth apple blossoms and the vibrant palettes of green that cover the mountainsides, while acres of wildflowers at the edge of the orchard come to life and carpet the hillside in color during the Summer. By the time late July rolls around we see the first of our apples, but U-Pick season officially begins the first week of September and lasts throughout the changing of the leaves into late October. Whether you visit in spring, summer or fall, the beauty of our orchard abounds and epic photo opportunities are at every turn.

There are so many ways to experience our apple orchard, so step away from the crowds and find yourself on a hillside below a little country church that overlooks the Cohutta mountains. We live life a little slower here. We invite you to enjoy a bit of that slower pace with us.

Cider Days

Cider Days Apples

Autumn in Appalachia is synonymous with the humble apple. Join us this year for our Cider Days and take a tour of the orchard, learn a bit about the harvesting process, and then enjoy pressing your own cider on our vintage cider press that you can take home to enjoy.

Reservations are $30/group and no limit to how many people are in your group. Includes the one half gallon of cider for the group.
2022 Cider Days are on the following dates: 9/17, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22 and 11/12.

Apple U-pick

Rows of apple trees in the orchard

Sharing our orchard with visitors for apple U-Pick is a tradition we’ve enjoyed for years. There is truly no greater satisfaction than connecting with the land and harvesting your own food – not to mention all the delicious bounty you’ll enjoy for weeks to come. So, unplug, slow down, and spend some time in our orchard picking your own delicious apples. We provide a map and the baskets, and you explore the land. While you’re here, take a tractor ride and a farm tour, too. Appalachia knows how to do fall, y’all, and this little orchard does not disappoint!

No reservations needed, but cut-off time for entry is 3:30pm. $6/person + cost of the apples you pick.
Last day for 2022 U-Pick is October 30th. In general, U-Pick season runs September 1st through end of October (thereabouts).

Tractor rides & farm tours

Isobella driving a tractor
Farm Tour Reservations Tractor Ride Reservations

Join us for a 20-minute tractor ride through the trees and fields making your way to the top of the orchard to see for yourself why we call this place home. The views of the Cohuttas beyond the orchard will be the story on your next postcard home. If you’d like to learn more about the genesis and history of our orchard, take the 45-minute farm tour.

Tractor rides are $6/person and farm tours are $10/person. Children 3 and under are free.
No farm tours on Saturdays and Sundays during apple season (Sept. 1 – Thanksgiving).

Picnic in the orchard

Young couple picnicking in the apple orchard
Make reservations

We invite you to bring your family, best friend, or the one you can’t live without to come and enjoy an hour or so relaxing under the timeless apple tree branches of our orchard. We provide the picnic basket, blanket, food, and drink. You create the memories and Instagram pics. Adults will have a choice between artisanal sandwiches and handcrafted sides that change with the seasons. We even have a special menu for the kids and will accommodate allergies or special dietary needs to the best of our ability.

$27/adult and $13/child (4-10 yrs). Children 3 and under are $0 to enter the orchard picnic and we do not prepare a special menu for them – you may bring your own food for them, order/pay for a children’s meal or let them eat off your meal. Cancellations within 48 hours of reservation date are non-refundable.
Please give us a call for parties over 20 people.

 

fire on the mountain

Campfire from Fire On The Mountain
Make reservations

We invite you to come experience some of our Appalachian life down in Poplar Holler and create memories of your own around a roaring campfire. We furnish the fire, sticks, weiners, and s’mores fixins while you enjoy the time with loved ones, just doing you. If you’re feeling a bit more squirrelly, add on from-scratch cookout fare and some good old mountain music or storytelling.

Flat base price of $125 that includes up to 4 people; $25 for each additional adult and $18 for each additional child (4-10 yrs). Children 3 and under are $0 to enter the orchard campfire and we do not prepare a special menu for them – you may bring your own food for them or let them eat off your meal.
Cancellations within 48 hours of reservation date are non-refundable.
Please give us a call for parties over 20 people.

 

A quick note on accessibility: We want EVERYONE to experience the magic and wonder of our orchard, so we are able to accommodate most accessibility needs. We just ask that you make us aware of your needs on your reservation form so we know how to make your visit as comfortable as possible. And of course, feel free to give us a call with any questions.

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