This past Sunday myself, a couple girls from the house and a couple girls in my sorority made the trip out to Millstone Creek Orchards. We made the longer drive out to outside Asheville, North Carolina and found an amazing setting for families, young adults, and couples of all ages. I personally thought it was a really happy gathering place.
We briefly walked through the store that they have right by the parking and walked to purchase our October passes by the apple bins and then walked straight to wait in line for the hay ride to the pumpkin patches deep in the apple orchards on the property.
I found this amazing lighter orange pumpkin with a white and gray undertone. I think it is gorgeous and I have a plan to paint it and keep it in our house for fall decorations. While purchasing the pumpkin I also got a pound or two of fresh picked apples. I have yet to eat one but they look great.
We then went back to the main shop, bought an apple cider slushy (which was AMAZING) and I also bought an apple and pumpkin butter to bring back for my mom in a week and a half. Millstone also has a bake shop with fudge, cakes, pies and other goodies like apple cider donuts. They were good but not as good as the apple cider donuts at Lee Farms back home in Oregon.
After that we were kind of done with the 80 degree heat and headed back to school with our pumpkins, and other goodies in tow.
If you are in the area I definitely say go but I wouldn’t say you have to drive 50 minutes to Millstone in particular if you are wanting the experience. You can find that somewhere closer. But that being said, the apple cider slushy was the star of the show!