Jeff...I put a wanted ad out on craigslist for apple and cherry wood.
Basically stated that I was looking for a small amount, maybe a small pile in the PU. Explained that I use it in my smoker and I was not a business. Willing to travel, cut and load it. Before I knew it I got a response with an offer from a fellow smoker willing to share a few logs out of his apple pile. Got another response and made a trade, full PU load of oak (had a few down trees in the yard) for a nice PU load of apple.
Another option is freecycle.org. Join a local group and post a want ad for some applewood. Offer to help clean or trim up some down apple trees.
Good luck on your search