2023 El Dorado County, California Apple And Pumpkin U-Pick Farms and Orchards - PickYourOwn.org
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Apple And Pumpkin U-Pick Orchards in El Dorado County, California in 2023, by county
Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for apples and pumpkins that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have apples and pumpkins orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!
Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!
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El Dorado County
24 Carrot Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, apples, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm 2731 Jacquier Road, Placerville, CA 95667. Phone: 510-828-6538. Email: email@example.com. Open: Daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . . We are certified organic for all crops! Formerly called Willow Pond Farm. (UPDATED: October 10, 2021 JBS) (ADDED: September 21, 2015)
Apple Hill, High Hill Ranch - apples, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill fresh apple cider made on the premises, gift shop, concessions \\/ refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, train rides (train on a track), pony rides, farm animals, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations 2901 High Hill Rd, Placerville, CA 95667. Phone: (530) 644-1973. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Apple Hill Season August 18th to December 24th 7 Days a Week Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm; Saturday to Sunday 7am to 6pm. Directions: Take the Carson Road Exit off HWY50 Turn Left on Carson Road We are Located 1/2 mile up the Road on the Right. Turn Right on High Hill Road. August 18th through December 24th. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Apple Hill, High Hill Ranch Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Visit Apple Hill Farm High Hill Ranch for Apple Pies, Apple Donuts, Crafts, & Kid's Activities. (UPDATED: July 01, 2019, JBS) (ADDED: July 05, 2018)
Goyette's North Canyon Ranch - U-pick apples, pumpkins 3825 N Canyon Road, Camino, CA 95709. Phone: (530) 622-9299. Email: email@example.com. Open: Weekends, mid September to end of Oct, 10 AM to 5 PM. Click here for a map and directions. Goyette's North Canyon Ranch . #21 on Apple Hill map - off Hwy 50 at Camino. 6 varieties of apples. Pumpkins, Indian corn and gourds. Also picnic and play areas, pumpkin patch. (UPDATED: April 28, 2015, JBS)
Harris Family Farm - apples, blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, pears, pumpkins, rhubarb, Fresh eggs, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties, school tours 2640 Blair Road, Pollock Pines, CA 95726. Phone: (530) 644-2194. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Thursday to Sunday, from 9 am to 4:30 pm, June 1 to December 24. Directions: Driving directions: Travel on Highway 50 to Pollock Pines. Turn off at the Pollock Pines exit #57, turn left under the freeway. Turn right on Pony Express Trail, about one mile turn left on Blair Road. Travel one mile on Blair Road, the entrance is on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Harris Family Farm Facebook page. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Pies & Turnovers , Jam & Preserves. You pick blackberries beginning in July. Camp on our farm in the forest or Christmas trees. (ADDED: April 05, 2017)
Pine'O'Mine - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, blueberries, pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area 2620 Carson Road, Placerville, CA 95667. Phone: 530-344-0288. Email: email@example.com. Open: See our facebook page for current hours. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Pine'O'Mine . We use integrated pest management practices. is a former Christmas tree farm that is now planted with Blueberries, Raspberries, Apples, and Pumpkins. We wanted to have something for families, so we made our ranch u-pick. Now we have families coming year after year. NOTE: Their website is gone; but their unofficial facebook page shows recent activity. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me. (UPDATED: May 06, 2018, JBS)
Sun Mountain Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, blueberries, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, picnic area 3000 North Canyon Road, Camino, CA 95709. Phone: 530-621-3740. Email: Fruit@SunMountainFarm.com. Open: Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to 4 pm; Monday to Friday by appointment. Directions: #28 on the Apple Hill Map. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Sun Mountain Farm Alternate Phone: 530-919-7879. . Blueberries: June; Apples: September, October, Early November; Pumpkins: October. We offer the finest seasonal "You Pick" apples, blueberries and pumpkins. Wine grapes may be available to home winemakers by arrangement. We use integrated pest management practices. Fish Friendly Farming Environmental Certification.
Apple picking tips:
Apples ripen from the outside of the tree towards the center, so the apples out
the outside of the tree will ripen first. Once they are picked, they stop
ripening. Picking apples directly from a
tree is easy. Roll the apple upwards off the branch and give a little twist;
don't pull straight away from the tree. If two apples are joined together at the
top, both will come away at the same time. Don't shake the trees or branches.
If the apple you are trying to pick drops, (or others on the tree) go ahead and
pick it up. They're perfectly fine! But do wash them before you eat them! More info: How to tell
when apples are ripe
Once picked, don't throw the apples into the baskets, place them in
gently, or they will bruise and go bad more quickly.
Don't wash apples until just before using to prevent spoilage.
Keep apples cool after picking to increase shelf life. A cool basement is ideal, but the fruit/vegetable drawer of a refrigerator will work, too. A refrigerator is fine for small
quantities of apples. Boxed apples need to be kept in a cool, dark spot
where they won't freeze. Freezing ruptures all of an apple's cells, turning
it into one large bruise overnight. The usual solution is to store apples in
a root cellar. But root cellars often have potatoes in them: apples and
potatoes should never be stored in the same room because, as they age,
potatoes release an otherwise ethylene gas, which makes apples spoil faster.
If you can keep the gas away from your apples, they will keep just fine.
Just don't store them right next to potatoes.
Prevent contact between apples stored for the winter by wrapping them
individually in sheets of newspaper. The easiest way to do this is to unfold
a section of newspaper all the way and tear it into quarters. Then stack the
wrapped apples. See more here: How
to store apples at home
Recipes, illustrated with step by step instructions
Apple pie recipe and directions and
illustrated! I can say, with, ahem, no bias at all, that this is the
best apple pie recipe in the world! (Alright, I did have an apple strudel in
Vienna once at that place listed in Fodors that was REALLY good, but that
wasn't a pie, was it? And since this was the recipe my grandmother used, it
must be great!)