A California Guide to Organic Apple Picking

Hey there, fellow fruit enthusiasts! It's that time of the year when the leaves start turning vibrant shades of red and orange, and the crisp fall air fills your lungs. What's the best way to celebrate this glorious season? Why, apple picking, of course! And in California, where even the apples are laid-back, we've got a list of orchards that will have you in your fall-feels! 

Red apples in basket


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Without further ado…

Orange County: Riley's Farm

In the heart of Orange County, Riley's Farm invites you to step back in time and savor the rich agricultural history of the region. Apple-picking here is not just an activity; it's a journey into the past. The historical ambiance, combined with the joy of gathering apples, provides a truly immersive and authentic experience.Riley's Farm U-Pick


Los Angeles: Los Rios Rancho

Los Angeles boasts the honor of hosting the oldest apple farm in the region, Los Rios Rancho. At this historic orchard, you'll find a profound connection to the roots of apple farming. The experience here is all about tradition, heritage, and a genuine appreciation for the craft of growing apples.

 Los Rios Rancho Apple Picking


San Francisco: Chileno Valley Ranch

Chileno Valley Ranch in San Francisco invites you to savor the crisp air and the refreshing feeling of being in the great outdoors. The experience is all about reconnecting with nature while enjoying the simple pleasure of hand-selecting your apples. It's an opportunity to slow down and appreciate the beauty of the surroundings.

 Chileno Valley Ranch U-Pick Apples

Sebastopol: EARTHseed

On select Saturdays this season, grab your favorite flannel and join in on the “U-pick” fun! Surrounded by the soothing sounds of nature, this orchard provides an opportunity to escape the noise of city life and embrace the peaceful experience of harvesting your own apples.


EarthSeedFarm Apple Picking 

Malibu: Underwood Family Farms

In Malibu, Underwood Family Farms invites you to enjoy the beauty of the countryside and the crisp ocean air. The experience here is all about reconnecting with nature and embracing the peace that comes from spending time in the great outdoors. It's an escape from the busyness of daily life.

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Santa Barbara: Solvang's Apfelgarten

Solvang's Apfelgarten in Santa Barbara offers a delightful orchard experience surrounded by stunning landscapes. The focus here is on the natural beauty of the surroundings, creating a peaceful atmosphere for fall festivities. It's a chance to immerse yourself in the tranquil charm of the region.

San Diego: Visit Julian California

Nestled in the heart of San Diego, Julian offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle. Step back in time and explore Julian's history, famous apple pie, and perfect picnic spots. This historic town is enjoyable for all ages! "Get away from the hectic rush of city life… discover the charms of Julian."

So, there you have it, apple aficionados – a list of the best places in California to go apple picking or enjoy fall festivities. Whether you're in Orange County, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Big Sur, or Malibu, awaits you. Grab your baskets, a few friends, and a 6-pack of Sparkling Apple Boochcraft (if they allow it), and get ready to transform it into your best fall self. Happy picking!

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