It's the time of year when the evenings turn cool and the mornings offer a greeting of crisp chill in the air. A true signal that autumn has arrived which means apples are ready for the picking! Here in Northern California, farms and orchards are plentiful and offer a delightful experience to anyone willing to pick their own bounty.
The harvest season is short but worth the effort to fill a basket or two of juicy apples of a varietal kind. Head to Chileno Valley Ranch in Petaluma. They offer an organic apple orchard, with varieties such as Orin, Pinova, Molly's Delicious and Jonathan's Pride. All varieties are blind taste winners and can be purchased on the ranch or local markets who adhere to the high standards of quality-taste-driven taste buds.
Chileno Valley Ranch is open for u-pick apple season during the months of September and October, Sundays only, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please call 707-765-6664