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Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Foothills.

Near the Sierra foothill town of Placerville, just off the beaten path between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe are the Apple Hill Growers. We are an agriculture community with a rich history in farming and winemaking where a new generation of growers invites you to share the experience with your family and friends.

Delicious, sweet apples are just the beginning.

Representing over 50 local, family farms, the Apple Hill Growers are dedicated to supporting agriculture in our community.  Founded in 1964 with just 16 apple ranches, we’ve now grown to include unique fruit & veggie farms, bakeshops, wineries, B&Bs, flower gardens, and Christmas tree farms. Our winding roads and scenic beauty have been a popular destination for over 50 years.   Come enjoy the fruits of our Apple Hill Growers any time of year!

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It’s a well-known fact that everything is better when topped with a hot mini apple cider donut. 🍩⁠
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Yet another tasty reason not to miss @fudge_factory_farm on your next visit!⁠
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Daily 9-5 through October⁠
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#fudgefactoryfarm #applehill #minidonuts
@Abels_Apple_Acres' candy apples are an annual tradition you don’t want to miss! 🍏⁠
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The four-generation family ranch also offers outdoor fun for kids and kids at heart, including a pond, picnic area, and a "Field of Fun" for the younger set. In addition, enjoy craft booths, a bakeshop, and a delicious lunch at Terry's Country Cuisine & BBQ.⁠
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Plus, tomorrow, Sept. 19, kids can celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day with a special measuring tree along with a fact sheet and coloring page!⁠
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Daily 8-5:30 through November 30⁠
Happy National Apple Dumpling Day! 🍎 ⁠
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Enjoy a delicious homemade dumpling at one of our farms on your next visit.⁠
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🍎 @delfinofarms (pictured is their famous Walkin’ Pie)⁠
🍏 @grandpascellar⁠
🍎 @abels_apple_acres⁠
🍏 @appleridgefarms⁠
🍎 Larsen Apple Barn⁠
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 #applehill #nationalappledumplingday
Come to @ApplePantryFarm this weekend for delicious pies; stay for the free make your own apple turnovers (for kids 14 and under) they’re offering for Johnny Appleseed Day this Sunday!⁠
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See more at the link in bio. ⁠
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Celebrate the birthday of our folk hero Johnny Appleseed this Sunday, September 19. 🍎🍏 ⁠
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Participating farms will offer specials and activities, including a free Vintage Apple Hill Harvest Run t-shirt for apple lovers 12 years and under at Rainbow Orchards!⁠
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Families can enjoy a variety of activities and treats at a dozen Apple Hill Growers farms, including:⁠
🍎 @abels_apple_acres: Johnny Appleseed measuring tree, plus a fact sheet and coloring page⁠
🍏 @ApplePantryFarm: Make your own apple turnover (free for kids 14 and under)⁠
🍎 @BoegerWinery: Special wine and treat pairing ⁠
🍏 @DelfinoFarms: Farm egg races, cooking classes, mini pie-eating contests, and mini-pumpkin decorating⁠
🍎 Denver Dan’s Apple Patch: Free apple for kids 12 and under⁠
🍏 @FentonHerriottVineyards: Inside look at winemaking at their Hands to Harvest event⁠
🍎 @GrandpasCellar: Special apple flight tastings⁠
🍏 @Harris_Tree_Farm: scavenger hunt and kid’s activities⁠
🍎 @HiddenStar.AppleHill: enjoy a special Johnny Appleseed Birthday donut⁠
🍏 @OHalloransApple Ranch: special Apple Hill cake, visit a tree grafted from one of Johnny’s trees, free apple for kids under 12 ⁠
🍎 @PineoMineRanch: Special $1 U-pick entrance for kids under 12⁠
🍏 @Rainbow_Orchards_CA: free Vintage Apple Hill Harvest Run t-shirt for apple lovers 12 years and under ⁠
🍎 Sloan Winters Mountain Orchard: 10% off you-pick items for kids and a free coloring page⁠
🍏 @SmokeyRidgeFarmstand: 1 free apple per kid (and they get to choose their apple, too!)⁠
🍎 @WAVWinesOfficial: 15% off of two or more bottles of hard cider (reservations required)⁠
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See the complete list at the link in our bio.⁠
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#applehill #johnnyappleseed ⁠
If you’ve been looking forward to the new coffee flights at @grandpascellar, you’re in luck! They’re now open for the season.⁠
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Opening hours: ⁠
Thursday-Monday 9:30-4:30 through December 18.⁠
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📷: @miss_crystalg⁠
Got your copy of this year’s Cider Press? Head to the link in our profile to view it online. 🍎🍏
With 20 different varieties of apples grown at our farms, you may be wondering where you can find a perfect Pippin or juicy Jonagold. 🍎 🍏⁠
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We can help. See a full list of apple varieties by farm at the link in our bio!⁠
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Did you know that Larsen Apple Barn and Bakeshop is the longest family-owned farm in Apple Hill? 🍎🥧⁠
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Besides the signature apple boxes, they offer delicious apple pies, turnovers, and dumplings. Be sure to visit their museum when you visit – it’s a fascinating glimpse into our region’s history!⁠
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Like many of our growers, Larsen Apple Barn is now open!⁠
📷: @aframeescape⁠
Some folks think we're one farm, but actually, there are over 50 farms in the Apple Hill Growers Association! One of them, @harris_tree_farm, is a delightful hidden gem in Pollock Pines, a short distance from Camino. ⁠
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Right now they have loads of U-Pick apples, pears, and blackberries, plus gorgeous blooms! 🍎 🍏 🌸 🌼⁠
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Enjoy some fresh hot donuts at the farm and take a delicious pie (or two, we're not judging!) home with you.⁠
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They're open Thursday - Sunday 9 AM - 4:30 PM through December.⁠ Learn more about them at the link in our bio.⁠
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Join us this weekend for Locals’ Days! 🍏 🍎 🍩⁠
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It’s our way of showing our appreciation for our neighbors. ⁠
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During September 10-12, 2021, present an El Dorado County driver’s license or proof of residence and receive specials and discounts from our participating ranches. ⁠
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🍏 @Abels_Apple_Acres: 10% off purchases for locals⁠
🍎 @AppleRidgeFarms: Unbaked frozen pies for just $15 each (limit two)⁠
🍏 @BoegerWinery: Receive a 15% discount on all wine purchases ⁠
🍎 @DelfinoFarms: Enjoy a complimentary a la mode (ice cream scoop) with any piece of pie purchase. ⁠
🍏 @FentonHerriottVineyards: Receive 2 tastings for the price of 1, plus 10% discount on wine purchases. ⁠
🍎 @Fudge_Factory_Farm: Treat yourself to half price on ice cream.⁠
🍏 @GrandpasCellar: Save 50% on their Apple Cider slushees.⁠
🍎 @Harris_Tree_Farm: Get a free half dozen mini apple cider donuts with a $20 purchase.⁠
🍏 @HiddenStar.AppleHill: Save 10% off one flight of 4 hard cider varieties.⁠
🍎 @LavaCapWinery: Free wine tasting for locals.⁠
🍏 @MadronaVineyards: Save 15% when you purchase 6 bottles and 20% off of 12 bottles. Reservations recommended. ⁠
🍎 @ohalloransappleranch: Buy one bag of apples, get one free. ⁠
🍏 @PineOMineRanch: U-Pick Special! Just $1 per person entry fee (regularly $3) to pick in the apple orchard (cost of apples not included).⁠
🍎 @Rainbow_Orchards_CA: Get a Baker’s dozen (13 donuts) for the price of a dozen HOT apple cider donuts. ⁠
🍏 @RucksackCellars: Save 15% when you purchase 6 bottles and save 20% with 12 bottles. Reservations recommended. ⁠
🍎 @SmokeyRidgeFarmstand: Offering 10% off all Apples for locals! ⁠
🍏 @WAVwinesofficial: Complimentary wine tasting flight with the purchase of a bottle (one flight per bottle). ⁠
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📷 @funrunneremily⁠
📍Rainbow Orchards ⁠
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See more at the link in bio.
Get your pie (also turnover, fruit crisp, fresh cider) fix at @appleridgefarms, which is now open for the season! 🍎⁠
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Fun fact: all of their products are nut-free and they also have vegan options!
Labor Day honors millions of hardworking Americans across the country. We’re especially grateful for all the firefighters, first responders, and emergency personnel battling the Caldor Fire. 🇺🇸🙏⁠
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📷: @pineomineranch⁠
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#LaborDay #AppleHill #ThankYouFirefighters
This weekend, many of our Growers will be donating a portion of sales to the Caldor Fire Fund. Please check our stories where we will showcase some of their posts regarding this. If you would like to donate, please visit the link in our bio. ⁠
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In addition, as an association, we are donating 2,500 pounds of apples to the Food Bank of El Dorado County. ⁠
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This last week we have been in contact with local authorities and supervisors to ensure our area is safe to open/reopen. ⁠
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Historically, Labor Day weekend kicks off the opening of a lot of our farms, but our busy time does not begin until late September. ⁠
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We are beyond thankful to all the firefighters and emergency personnel for keeping our community safe. 🙏⁠
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Seeing communities not far from us begin to repopulate is such a massive sigh of relief. ⁠
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A majority of our farms are not in evacuation zones of any kind and the Eastern-most farms had mandatory evacuations lifted Wednesday. ⁠
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Although we are regaining some peace of mind, our thoughts continue to be with the people, communities, and natural areas still battling the fire, including Lake Tahoe.
This has been a difficult couple of weeks for our community, we feel fortunate that our farms were spared in this devastating fire. We will be opening as planned this weekend. Perhaps we can provide a little get away from a heavy time. 

We know many visitors will have questions regarding the effect of the Caldor Fire. With the hard work of firefighters, none of our growers sustained any damage and in fact, they were able to hold the fire line well to the south of Apple Hill. 

We are grateful to all the fire crews and emergency personnel who worked so hard to keep us safe. 

Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the fire, including our friends and neighbors east of us, including Lake Tahoe. 

Please be kind to our locals, obey traffic and parking laws, our community has endured so much during this difficult time. 

For more information about road information, air quality resources, and more, visit the link in our bio. ⁠
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We can't wait to see you! ❤️⁠
📷 @blogaboutitall ⁠
With the fall harvest underway, the Apple Hill Grower farms look forward to welcoming visitors soon. 🍎⁠
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However, we ask that our guests be mindful of the situation related to the devastating Caldor Fire that is currently active in El Dorado County.⁠
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Due to the fire, Highway 50 was closed a few days ago. It remains closed from Sly Park Road in Pollock Pines to Meyers in South Lake Tahoe. There is no ETO for reopening right now.⁠
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⁠⁠Mandatory evacuations are now in place between Sly Park and Echo Summit, from Highway 50 South to Amador/Alpine County line, and from Highway 50 North to Flag Pole Peak.⁠
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We have a list of useful resources, including a donation link to the Caldor Fire Fund, at the link in our bio. ⁠
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Stay safe and thank you for your continued support! 🙏❤️
Sending sunflower ❤️ your way this week.🌻⁠
📷: @rosewave17
Our hearts ache for our friends and neighbors affected by the #CaldorFire. ❤️ ⁠
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If you'd like to help the #eldoradocounty community, consider donating to @El_Dorado_Community_Foundation's Fire Relief Fund. Your donations will go directly to those affected by the Caldor Fire here in El Dorado County. ⁠
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Donate at eldoradocf.org or the link in our bio. 🙏⁠
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📷 @ashli.nicole.750 #Regram from @fentonherriottvineyards
Thank you to all who continue to reach out to us and all the Apple Hill Growers about the #CaldorFire. 🙏⁠
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The communities of Camino and Pollock Pines, where several of our farms are located, were evacuated a few days ago. But we are safe.⁠
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While many farms are closed right now, some, including @24carrotfarm and @highhillranch_applehill, remain open. We strongly recommend you contact them directly to confirm, as the situation is fluid! ⁠
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And if you'd like to support those impacted by the fire, the @el_dorado_community_foundation Fire Relief Fund is accepting donations. Your entire donation stays local and will go to families in need.⁠
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Head to eldoradocf.org or the link in our bio. ⁠
📷 @24carrotfarm

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