2023 San Bernardino County, California Apple And Pumpkin U-Pick Farms and Orchards - PickYourOwn.org
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Apple And Pumpkin U-Pick Orchards in San Bernardino 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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San Bernardino County
Riley's Farm - Apples, corn (sweet), olallieberries, cherries, pears, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, cucumbers, flowers, raspberries, zucchini, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, and prepicked produce, tractor-pulled hay rides 12261 S. Oak Glen Road, Oak Glen, CA 92399. Phone: 909-797-7534. Email: email@example.com. Open: Monday to Saturday 10 am to 5 PM. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . Fax: 909-790-2552. . Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October, November. Living History, Revolutionary War and Civil War field trips, Banquets, Dances, General Store. The cherries are at a different location/entrance; see this page. Riley's Farm is a working apple orchard and living history farm featuring pick-your-own fruit, living history education, dinner theatre, group banquet facilities and extended, historically-themed overnight stays. And if you're a teacher or a youth group leader, we have educational day trips of all sorts to meet your needs.
Rileys At Los Rios Rancho - Uses natural growing practices, strawberries, apples, chestnuts, pears, pumpkins, blackberries, raspberries, Cider mill fresh apple cider made on the premises, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours 39611 Oak Glen Road, Oak Glen, CA 92399. Phone: 909-797-1005. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: 7 Days a Week, 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: From the I-10 Freeway Exit Yucaipa Blvd and go north Make a Left onto Oak Glen Road Follow Oak Glen Road to Los Rios Rancho. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . Fax: 909-797-2207. . Blackberries are one of our first U-Pick crops of the summer season, starting at the end of June or beginning of July. It's also one of our fastest picked, usually lasting only about three weeks. Our blackberries are on line vines without too many thorns, which makes them very picker-friendly. One of the varieties we have (olallieberries) are completely thornless! Raspberry Season Begins in late July and Ends in October. Apple Season Begins in August and Ends in November Raspberries: Late July through 1st frost Apples: August - November; Chestnuts: November - December Pears: August - September; Berries - Available from mid-August until the end of September. Pumpkins - Available from the end of September through the end of October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. We value traditional farming methods and thus do not use pesticides or harmful chemicals on our produce. We are home to 8,000+ heirloom fruit trees and proudly produce 32 different unique apple varieties. We find that quality fruit tastes best when it is consumed as closely to it's picking season as possible. Berries: During the summer we offer over 3 acres of farm fresh raspberries and strawberries for U-pick. Pumpkins - Farm grown pumpkins are available for picking October and November. Supper Shows and Hoedowns Apple Butter Hoedown Currier and Ives Christmas Dinner and Dance Chuckwagon Supper Shows. Picking: Apples mid-August until they are picked out (call!); Berries - Available from mid-August until the end of September and Pumpkins - Available from the end of September through the end of October; U-Press Cider 12-4, (7 days a week). And, on weekends only: Horse-drawn Hayrides from 11-4, Little Seedling Ranch from 11 -4, Large cider press in operation from 11 - 2 and Packing House Tours at 1 pm. They have an annual Thanksgiving weekend Apple Butter Festival celebrates this fine old tradition, and we invite families to come up and share in it. We will have a hands-on demonstration of apple butter making the old-time (and slow!) way - outdoors in a big copper kettle; plus many more activities. There are restrooms, picnic, hiking, take credit cards, offer tours to groups, cider pressing, hay rides, petting zoo, and a great barbeque and gift shop. Also offer up public dinners with a live band that plays bluegrass. Also called Los Rios Rancho, a Riley Family Enterprise. Comments from a visitor on October 05, 2009: "I love this place. I am addicted to it. I have to go back every fall."
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!)