The Apple Hill Growers are celebrating lavender and blueberries at this month’s Lavender Blue Harvest Days on June 20 and 21 and June 27 and 28. These June weekends are the perfect time to visit Apple Hill farms for u-pick experiences, lavender and blueberry treats, crafts, artisan products and more. All the farms will be following the state and county reopening guidelines for COVID-19.
The lavender harvest is on full display at Bluestone Meadow Farm. Guests will be able to cut and make their own lavender bouquets, wreaths, wands or critters. An array of locally made products, including essential oils, soaps and lotions, will be available for sale. Families can enjoy
a wander through the Lavender Labyrinth and the Lavender Answer Guy will be on hand to answer guest’s questions about growing and using this wonderful crop. The farm is also home to some delightful alpacas that love to make new friends!
Because of social distancing reservations for Bluestone Meadow must be made in advance. It’s $10 per carload and reservations can easily be made online. If you can’t make it to the harvest days, the farm’s online shop is up and running for curbside pickup.
Lavender Blue Harvest Days- Participating Farms:
Delfino Farms and Edio Vineyards: The bakery will be selling strawberry rhubarb, strawberry, cherry and blueberry desserts. The new tasting room will be open by reservation only.
Fenton Herriott Vineyards: Reservations are required for the tasting room, which will feature a “Bottle Your Own” event on June 20 and 21.
Harris Family Farm: “Irene’s Kitchen” will be serving up lavender mini donuts, blueberry turnovers and blueberry crisps.
Lava Cap Winery: The tasting room and patio will be open by reservation only.
Madroña Vineyards: The tasting room will host a lavender wreath making class on June 24, hosted by Placerville Flowers. The class and wine tasting are available by reservation only.
Ponderosa Ridge Bed & Breakfast: Extend your visit with an overnight stay and guests will receive special lavender treats with their reservation.
Rucksack Cellars: The tasting room will be open by reservation only.
Smokey Ridge Farmstand & Winery: The tasting room will provide lavender infused rosé sangria and a special seasonal recipe. Reservations are required.
Wofford Acres Vineyards: The tasting room is offering a 15% discount on all wine purchases. Reservations are required.
Boeger Winery: Reserve a table for wine service in the beautiful, enchanting grounds the weekend of 6/27 & 6/28 . Guests can also taste lavender infused sangria.