The Apple Hill Growers Welcome You

Experience the Magic of Community & Agriculture

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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 & vegetable farms, bakeshops, wineries, a Bed & Breakfast Inn, 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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What's happening with the Apple Hill Growers


The sunset views can't be beaten at @hiddenstar.applehill! 🌅 🍻They’re open until after sunset on Fridays through October! ⁠
#applehillofficial #applehill #cidersunset #hiddenstarcamino⁠
Truth be told, we've had the fall feels since September began. 🍁⁠
Cheers to the first day of autumn! 🍂⁠
📷 @travelingaroundcreation (taken November 2022)⁠
#AppleHillOfficial #AppleHill #FallisHere⁠
This weekend's forecast is for @delfinofarms Walkin' Pie. 🤩 Get yours at Joan's Apple Bakery, open Friday - Monday from 10-5. And don't forget the ice cream!⁠
📷 @foodnthingzz⁠
#AppleHill #DelfinoFarms #WalkinPie
With 20 different varieties of apples grown at our farms, you may be wondering where you can find a perfect Pippin or a juicy Jonagold. 🍎 🍏⁠ ⁠
We can help! See a full list of apple varieties by farm at the link in our bio. ⁠
Our farms are seeing a bumper crop this year, 🍎 thanks to a cold winter with lots of rain, which, when combined, results in delicious fruit! ⁠
Tag us in your #applehill adventures. and you may be featured here!⁠
Happy International #EatAnApple Day! 🍎 This year’s apple crop is one of the tastiest in years (thanks to a cold winter and lots of rain). All the @applehillofficial farms have a TON of apples for eating and baking! ⁠
📷 @kitkate21 ⁠
#AppleHillOfficial #AppleHill⁠
It's been great to see so many new folks liking us recently – welcome! 👋🏻 We thought it was time for an introduction for those who may not know much about us. 🍎 🍏⁠
We're the Apple Hill Growers Association, 50+ family-run farms located about an hour from Sacramento, just east of Placerville. ⁠
A few facts about us.⁠
🍎 While our namesake is apples, our farms produce much more than that! Think pumpkins, Christmas trees, wine, stone fruits, vegetables, lavender, blueberries, and more.⁠
🍏 Our farms are actually located throughout Camino and Pollock Pines. Find a map of them at, along with information on each farm, apple varieties, a harvest calendar, and you-pick farms! ⁠
🍩  Love baked goods? Our bake shops have a wide range of homemade fresh and frozen treats, including pies, donuts, fritters, candy, jams and sauces, plus gluten-free and nut-free options.⁠
🍁  October is our busy time of year, but our fall season runs from September – November. If you'd like to avoid crowds, consider visiting in September or November or during the week.⁠
🐶  Our farms are dog-friendly! Well-behaved, leashed dogs are allowed in the outside areas at most farms. ⁠
🍷 Several farms and wineries are open year-round, offering everything from award-winning wines to fruits and vegetables.⁠
📱 Not all our farms are on social media, and those that aren't are well worth exploring! You can see the complete list at or on our free app, which you can find on our website.⁠
👨‍🌾 Our Growers are all small, family-run farms dedicated to sharing the magic of community and agriculture with you. We hope to see you soon!⁠
👉 Be sure to follow us @applehillofficial for the latest updates and tips to making the most out of your visit to our farms!⁠
📷 @amberrexford⁠
📍 @fudge_factory_farm⁠
#applehillofficial #introduction #agriculturelife ⁠
Planning on visiting the #AppleHillOfficial farms midweek? Plenty of farms are open then, and it’s a great way to enjoy the farms while avoiding some of the busiest periods! Check out our list of who’s open when below! ⬇️⁠
Farms open during the week include:⁠
🍏  @highhillranch_applehill: Open Daily 9-5⁠ (pictured)⁠
🍎  @abels_apple_acres: Open Daily 8:30-5⁠
🍏  @appleridgefarm: Open Daily 10-5⁠
🍎  @goldbudfarms: Open Daily 10-5⁠
🍏  @fudge_factory_farm: Open Daily 10-5⁠
🍎  @hiddenstar.applehill: Open Daily 8-6⁠
🍏  @ohalloransappleranch: Open Daily 9-5⁠
🍎  Larsen Apple Barn/ Bakery/ Museum: Open Sun-Fri 9-5 (closed Sat)⁠
🍏  @rainbow_orchards_ca: Open Daily 9-5⁠
🍎  @jrf_brewery: Open Daily 10-Dusk⁠
🍏  @boegerwinery: Open Daily 10-5⁠
🍎  @fentonherriottvineyards: Open Daily 11-5⁠
🍏  @lavacapwinery: Open Daily 10-5⁠
🍎  @madronavineyards: Open Daily 11-5⁠
🍏  @starfieldvineyards: Open Daily 11-4⁠
Open some weekdays:⁠
🍏 Denver Dan’s: Open Thu-Sun 10-5⁠
🍎 @24carrotfarm: Open Thu-Sun 10-5 ⁠
🍏 @applepantryfarm: Open Thu-Sun 10-4⁠
🍎 @drewbeanfarms: Open Thu, Sat, Sun 10-5 and Fri 10-7⁠
🍏 @delfinofarms: Winery Open Thu-Mon 11-5; Bakery Open Fri-Mon 10-5⁠
🍎 @grandpascellar: Open Thu-Mon 10-4 Thurs & Mon; 9-4 Fri-Sun⁠
🍏 @harris_tree_farm: Open Thu-Sun 9-4:30⁠
🍎 @rucksack_cellars: Open Thu-Sun 12-5⁠
🍏 @wavwinesofficial: Open Thu-Mon 11-5 ⁠
🍎 @pineomineranch: Open Thu-Mon (hours vary)
🍏 @smokey_ridge_ranch: Open Fri-Sun 9-5⁠
See a complete list of our farms at⁠ ⁠
👉 Pro tip: Save this post so you can refer to it later, and follow @applehillofficial for insider tips, updates, and how to make the most of the fall at our farms! ⁠
#AppleHill #Fall #OpeningHours⁠
Not only does prime apple picking start this month, but it’s also the best time to enjoy apples in the form of hard cider, as our Hard Cider Trail opens this weekend!🍏 

You can enjoy hand-crafted and unique hard ciders at several farms, including: 

🍏  @northcanyoncider (pictured)
🍎  @delfinofarms
🍏  @hiddenstar.applehill
🍎  @jrf_brewery
🍏  @rainbow_orchards_ca 
🍏  @smokey_ridge_ranch
🍎  @wavwinesofficial

Get the official map at the link in our bio. 

#applehill #hardcidertrail #applehillofficial
Apple fritter ice cream sandwiches hit different at @highhillranch_applehill. 🍎 🍦⁠
📷 @lemonade_maker_⁠
#AppleHillOfficial #HighHillRanch
Larsen Apple Barn is now OPEN! It’s #AppleHillOfficial’s longest family-owned farm, founded in the 1860s. Come for the tantalizing bakeshop and 20+ varieties 🍎🍏 picked on the ranch; stay for the museum that documents the history of our Growers.⁠
Sun-Fri 9-5 ⁠
Museum 10-4⁠
#applehill #larsenapplebarn #appleseason⁠
What better way to reward yourself after a race than to treat yourself to seasonal goodies from #AppleHillOfficial farms? The popular Apple Hill Half Marathon & 5K is back on Sunday, November 12, 2023! ⁠
This year’s event features all-new courses along charming country roads. You’ll be treated to beautiful views, challenging hills, and of course, our famous sweet treats!⁠
Swag + features include⁠
🍎 Scenic half marathon and 5K courses⁠
🍏 Long-sleeve tech shirt⁠
🍎 Wine-themed finisher medal⁠
🍏 Wine glass for half marathon finishers⁠
🍎 Wine + beer tasting add-on available⁠
🍏 Apple cider and donuts⁠
Reserve your spot for this fun tradition at or the link in bio.⁠
#applehill #applehillrun ⁠

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