Northern California September 18, 2017
These 6 Charming Apple Orchards In Northern California Are Picture Perfect For A Fall Day
Apples are a key component of many delicious autumnal desserts. Can’t you already just smell the apple strudel, apple pie, and apple crumble…?! And there’s no better way to get tons of apples for your homemade desserts than to pick them yourself. These orchards in Northern California are as picturesque as they are fun for the whole family.
1. Boa Vista Orchards, Placerville
This beautiful orchard is the place to go for all things apple. Nestled in the Apple Hill region that is famous for its crisp, delicious fruits, Boa Vista even offers scrumptious apple donuts, caramel apples, and hard apple ciders. If you don't get your fill of apples here, we don't know where else you can go!
2. Apple-A-Day Ratzlaff Ranch, Sebastopol
Whether you prefer Roman Beauty, Gravenstein, or Golden Delicious apples, you'll find what you're looking for at this apple-centric orchard. When you get exhausted from all the apple picking, take a break to admire the beautiful landscape. Don't forget to pick up some fresh apple juice for the ride home!
3. Gabriel Farm, Sebastopol
It's all about family fun at this farm, so the kids will enjoy the experience as much as you will. Take pictures with this goofy statue when you're all finished picking!
4. 24Carrot Farm, Placerville
The scenery alone makes checking out this picturesque little farm totally worth it. But if you're in the mood for some fruit picking, too, then you'll be able to pick your fill of delicious apples. And while you're at it, why not bring home some organic pumpkins and raw honey, too?
5. Impossible Acres Farm, Davis
This rustic farm is the perfect weekend day trip for the whole family. Kids can play on hay stacks and pet adorable goats, while the taller folks can pick enough apples for the whole family to enjoy for weeks to come.
6. Gizdich Ranch, Watsonville
This orchard is teeming with fresh fruit all year long. Once you've picked your several pounds worth of apples, sample some of their delicious apple dumplings and get some inspiration for the apple-themed desserts you'll make at home!
Have you been apple-picking in Northern California? What was your favorite orchard?
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