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Northern California Orchards - Apple Hill
Placervile and Camino area

Abel's Apple Acres
2345 Carson Rd., Placerville
Phone: (530) 626-0138
Open: September - December
Evelyn Abel, ranch owner, is proud of Abel's Apple Acres and its history. Four generations of her family, who all participate during Apple Hill season, bring a heritage of strong family ties. Visitors whose special destination includes wholesome recreation, quality homemade baked goods, custom fudge, country Bar B Q and FRESH apples...receive a big, warm family welcome. A sweet tooth is well satisfied with carefully prepared pies, pastries, jams, jellies and - apple butter from still another great family recipe. While enjoying slices of Abel's famous Buttermilk Apple Pie, visitors can watch the 15 gallon copper kettle keeping rich caramel piping hot for caramel apples on-a-stick. Rounding out this country menu for food and fun are pony and horse rides...and a "must see" display of unique apple-theme gifts. In addition, guest crafters offer their creative work in many mediums and styles.

Bill's Apples
2234 Cable Rd., Camino
Phone: (530) 644-5283
Open: Daily 9am-5pm from September 1st -December 1st.
Visit Bill's Apples and spend a pleasant autum day in the fresh country atmosphere. Enjoy our spectacular flower display of 3000 blooming Chrysanthemums and enjoy our delicious orchard products. You can also browse through our wide selection of country crafts.We travel the United States every winter to buy hand-made crafts to sell each season. Our crafts are selected for their uniqueness, fine craftsmanship, and value. Each year we have many new and original pieces.  We have unique original art in many different mediums, including individual and unusual designs of jewelry, dolls, ceramics, needlework, and more. There is also a wide variety of Outdoor Yard Art. 
We pick our apples daily, straight from the trees to our customers.

Boa Vista Orchards and Vineyards
2952 Carson Road, Placerville
Phone: (530) 622-5522
Open: Year Round,daily 9am-5pm 
Description: We are located in the heart of Apple Hill, which is nestled up against the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. There are many things to see and do at any time of year ... enjoy the spectacular scenery, eat an apple turnover pastry or sip a glass of Premium Apple Wine. 
Apples: 19 varieties (eat, can, dry or bake)
We also have Pears, Cherries, Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, Berries, Chestnuts.
There are freshbaked Apple and Berry Pies, Apple Turnovers, Brownies, Homemade Caramel Apples
Also available: U-pick, family activities, Farm tours & School Tours (K - 6), Arts & Crafts, Mail Order product shipments. 
Visit us Online: Boa Vista Orchards website

Denver Dan's
4354 Bumblebee Ln., Camino
Phone: (530) 644-2893
Open: September - December , from 9 am-dark
Apples: 40 varieties including Golden Delicious, Arkansas Black , Spitzenburg, heritage varieties.
We make our own jams and jellies and vinegar (20 different kinds). We do vinegar tastings. Pick your own Apples. Friendly atmosphere. Picnic area open year round. 

High Hill Ranch
2901 High Hill Rd.
Placerville
Phone: (530) 644-1973
Our Apple Stand is full of jams and jellies and honey, ice cold apple juice, pies, cakes, homemade caramel apples, fresh apple dougnuts and fritters as well as fruits and vegetables; Taste our award-winning apple wine.
Apples: many varieties to choose from including Golden Delicious, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Fuji
Open: September- December 24th; 9 am-5 pm.
Directions: Take Carson Rd Exit coming from Sacramento, turn left onto Carson Road, turn a right onto High Hill Road

Honey Bear Ranch
2826 Barkley Rd.
Camino
Phone: (530) 644-3934
Open: September - December (Sept.-Oct: Daily, Weekends Nov.-Dec)
Description: Honey Bear Ranch is a family owned and operated Apple Hill Ranch. We grow our own apples on the ranch which consists of several varieties. The Pies and pastries are baked fresh daily right here in our own bake shop. We have several different specialty pies, along with our traditional apple pie. We also have dumplings, strudel, apple donuts, apple cinnamon rolls and apple cheesecake and you must try our apple pie royal. These can either be eaten here or taken with you. The apple butter and jams are made here in our own kitchen. We also serve two lunch specials every day. (1) a 1/3 lb hamburger and (2) a chicken strudel. Both are served with a salad, drink and a slice of apple pie. We have both indoor and patio dining for your enjoyment. There is also a fudge kitchen where 10 - 15 varieties of fudge are available and made fresh daily. We also have cotton candy, caramel and fudge apples. Crafters are here on the weekends along with live music for your enjoyment.

Larsen Apple Barn
2461 Larsen Dr., Camino
Phone: (530) 644-1415
Description: Larsen Apple Barn is the oldest (c. 1860) continously family owned and operated farm in the area, featuring a dozen varieties of the finest quality apples as well as pears, peaches, and nectarines seasonally, along with fresh apple cider, honey, and pumpkins.
Our Bake Shop is "home of the original apple turnover on the hill" specializing in the Cream Cheese Apple Pie, cookies, apple butter, jellies and other delights. And "Mr. Apple" hangs around for your amusement. The large picnic area features three acres of lawn for your relaxation and enjoyment with picnic tables, a waterfall, waterwheel and the oldest apple tree in El Dorado County. Included on site is the Larsen Pioneer Farm Museum with generations of family and local history on display with a log cabin, covered wagon, antique farm equipment, doll houses and much more.
Open: We will be open starting Sept. 2, Labor Day Weekend - December

Marvin Larsen Ranch
2721 Mace Rd., Camino
Phone: (530) 644-2485 or (530) 644-1396
Open: Mid September - Mid January
Apples, Pears, Cider

Mill View Ranch
2740 Cable Rd., Camino
Phone: (530) 644-4999 or (530) 644-6885,
Open: September - December

Mother Lode Orchards
4341 N. Canyon Rd.
Camino
Phone: (530) 644-5101 or (530) 644-1914
Open: September Labor Day Weekend - October 9 am - 5 pm, Weekends, November-December; 9 am - 5 pm. Call for weekday appointment after November
Apples: Paula Red, Gala, Golden Delicious, Empire, McIntosh, Rome Beauty, Fuji, Braeburn
Visit the Mother Lode Orchards website

Mountain Organic Farm
Corner of Larsen Dr. and Hartwick Dr
Camino
Phone: (530) 644-1119
Open: June - October (Call for appt.)
Apples: Golden Delicious, Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, Jonathan
We also grow Barlett and Bosc Pears, blackberries, peaches, persimmons, figs.

O'Halloran's Apple Trail Ranch
2261 Cable Rd.
Camino
Phone: (530) 644-3389
Open: September - December
Apples, Pears, U-Pick, Pumpkin Patch, Apple Cider, Indian Corn, Picnic Area, Handmade Crafts, Nature Trail ,Cut & Choose Christmas Trees

Perron Orchards
1901 Carson Road, Placerville
Phone: (530) 622-5526
Open: 9-6 Daily, Year 'round

Plubell's Family Orchard
1800 Larsen Dr., Camino
Phone: (530) 647-0613 or (530) 644-1761
Open: September - Mid November

Rainbow Orchards
2569 Larsen Dr., Camino,
Phone: (530) 644-1594
Rainbow Orchards is a family owned establishment in beautiful Apple Hill, California. We have been growing apples, pears, pumpkins, rasberries, blackberries, and peaches for over two decades. On the weekends a barbeque and crafts out in the orchard for your enjoyment. On Sundays we have a Blue Grass band come in and play music on our stage. Benefit productions proudly presents Rainbow Orchards Summer 2000 Concert Series. In the heart of Apple Hill, Rainbow Orchards not only supplies fresh produce to people in the fall, but concerts in the summer.
Directions: Intersection of Larsen Drive & Barkely Road, 1 mile off Highway 50, 6 miles east of Placerville. Take the first Camino exit coming from Sacramento, turn right onto Carson Road and then immediately left onto Barkely Road. Rainbow Orchards is one mile from here.
visit theRainbow Orchards website

The Big Apple
4567 Pony Express Trail, Camino
Phone: (530) 644-4670
Open: Saturday and Sunday October Only
"The Big Apple" is a small family run bake shop and produce stand atop "Upper Apple Hill." Through nineteen years, Mike and Rose Stuhlsatz have operated this home orchard and built a bakeshop with products second to none. This small bakery has become famous for Rose's specialties that include; "Grandma's Biscotti," "Apple Butter Squares," and "Cheddar Cheese Crust Apple Pie". She is also noted for excellent apple butter, herb vinegars, apple chutney, and occasional batches of green tomato relish and such preserves as her garden might have in abundance. Old favorites include five pound crumb top and regular apple pie, Apple Hill cake, apple strudel, apple raisin, and chocolate chip cookies. Rose has also introduced ethnic favorites such as Biscotti from her grandmother's recipe. The handmade biscotti sells in local gourmet and espresso shops and is wholesaled year round. Besides growing all the favorite apples, the Big Apple is perhaps the last of the small gourmet cider producers. Mike blends at least four varieties for the best marriage of tart crispness and tang. The varieties and blend ratios are posted for the cider aficionados.

Stone's Throw Vineyard and Winery
3541 North Canyon Road, Camino
Phone: (530) 622-5100
Open: Thursday- Sunday 11am-5pm Mid-September thru Mid-December
Bake shop, cider, hard cider, wine, gift baskets, buses welcome

 
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