Pilot Mountain Pears

Edneyville, NC




Featured in "Our State" Magazine

"Our State: August 2022 To-Do List"


"Five thousand Asian pear trees stretch across 18 acres at Pilot Mountain Pears, an orchard and working farm in Edneyville. Fruit hangs from the branches, waiting to be picked by farm visitors, many of whom are here to investigate what, exactly, an Asian pear is. Beth Laughter, the wife of farm owner David, describes the fruit as having the texture of an apple, but with a sweeter and juicier bite. Originally native to Japan and China, Asian pears hold their crisp texture long after they've been picked. "It's better than anything you'd get in the grocery store," says David, a fifth-generation fruit farmer. The pears are ready to be picked in August and can be enjoyed into the fall.

Written by Katie Kane, Our State Magazine

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Welcome to Pilot Mountain Pears!

Founded in 1997, Circle L Farms farms specializes in Asian Pears. Our new Pick-Your-Own Facility is now open to the public.

Our farm offers 18 acres of beautiful Asian-Pear Orchards and scenic views. Our farm is located in the heart of Edneyville, NC where the Laughter Family has been growing apples and pears for generations.

Pick-Your-Own Orchard

The Award Winning Olympic Giants grown at our facility are some of the largest and sweetest Asian pears grown in the area!

Pear Picking is an experience anyone of any age can enjoy. Grab a wagon and head into the orchard!


Enjoy one of our famous Fried Apple Pies or Baked Apple Turnovers. These two family recipes have been passed down for generations and we are sure you will love them.


Our storefront offers a wide variety of jams, jellies butters, marmalade, molasses, locally grown honey, t-shirts, hats, and stickers.

Farm to School Program

Circle L Farms is a proud participant in the NC Farm to School program.

About: "North Carolina public schools wanted to source fresh fruits and vegetables grown in the state. NC farmers were growing a variety of produce that could meet the needs of schools and many were looking for new markets. It was through these two needs that the NC Farm to School Program was founded in 1997."

Learn More About the NC Farm to School Program Here

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Directions to Pilot Mountain Pears

Circle L Farm Drive

Edneyville, NC 28727

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(828) 685-2605

Pilot Mountain Pears is located at

Circle L Farm Drive

Edneyville, NC 28792

For wholesale inquiries of a half pallet or more (28+ boxes), please contact: (828)-243-5206

Mailing Address: 865 Pilot Mountain Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792