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#15 24Carrot Farm (530) 651-3276 You-Pick Pumpkin Patch #38 Abel’s Apple Acres (530) 626-0138 Lead-line Horse & Pony Rides, Maze, Johnny Appleseed Measuring Tree, Photo-Op Cutouts, Family of Cows #20 Apple Ridge Farms (530) 647-0613 Hay Bale Maze, Nature Trail, You-Pick Pumpkin Patch, Gem Mining #22 Argyres Orchard (530) 644-3862 You-Pick Apples & Concord Grapes #56 Bluestone Meadow (530) 621-1830 Barrel Train Rides, Rubber Duck Races, Puppet Theater, Gold Panning, Giant Bubbles #100 Camino Ridge (530) 644-1594 You-Pick Blueberries #42 Cardanini’s Pumpkin Patch (530) 644-2140 You-Pick Pumpkin Patch #14 Denver Dan’s Apple Patch (530) 644-6881 You-Pick Apples, Cookin’ Kids, Pony Rides, Orchard Tours #40 Fudge Factory Farm (530) 644-3492 Kids Play Area, Alpacas #48 Goodness Orchard (530) 644-6448 You-Pick Tree Fruit, Berries & Vegetables #21 Goyette’s North Canyon Ranch ( 530) 622-9299 You-Pick Apples, Indian Corn & Pumpkins #84 Harris Tree Farm (530) 644-2194 Nature Trail, Scavenger Hunt, You-Pick Berries, Pumpkins & Apples, Scarecrow Making, Santa Visits during Christmas Season #1 High Hill Ranch (530) 644-1973 School, Group, & Walking Tours, Hay Rides, Face Painting, Trout Fishing, Pony Rides # 24 Honey Bear Ranch (530) 644-3934 Waterwheel, Fish Pond, Lawn Area Games #5 Kids Inc. (530) 622-0184 Kids Arts & Crafts, You-Pick Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Junior Farmer Tours, Nature Trail #9 Larsen Apple Barn (530) 644-1415 Grass Park Play Area available during apple season, Larsen Museum #23 Mill View Ranch (530) 622-6885 Kid’s Town, Pigs, Chickens, Field Trips, Kids Crafts #18 O’Halloran’s Apple Trail Ranch (530) 644-3389 You-Pick Pumpkins, Vegetables, Sunflowers & Christmas Trees, Johnny Appleseed Tree #16 Patrick’s Mountain Grown (530) 647-6033 You-Pick Berries (Members Only) #41 Pine O’Mine (530) 344-0288 You-Pick Blueberries, Raspberries & Apples #10 Rainbow Orchards (530) 644-1594 Hay Bale Hop-a-Crooked-Mile, “Piper’s Pumpkins” Photo-Op Wagon with Heirloom Squash and Pumpkins, Fresh Cider Mill #12 Sloan Winters Mountain Orchard & Garden (916) 860-9207 – Hay & Tractor Rides, You-Pick Pumpkin Patch, Farm Animals, Jam Samples #133 Smokey Ridge Farmstand (530) 626-5077 You-Pick Pumpkins & Chestnuts #44 Windmiller Farm You-Pick Apples & Pumpkins

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Partnering for a healthy future. When you visit our Apple Hill™ Farms this year you’ll find recycling bins provided by El Dorado Disposal. Please do your part by placing your recyclable items in these containers. Thank you! Look for recycling bins at ranches with this symbol:

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41. PINE O’ MINE

84. HARRIS TREE FARM

5. KIDS INC.

23. MILL VIEW RANCH

42. CARDANINI’S PUMPKIN PATCH

6. MADROÑA VINEYARDS

24. HONEY BEAR RANCH

44. WINDMILLER FARM

86. CARSON RIDGE EVERGREENS CHRISTMAS TREE FARM

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8. MOTHER LODE ORCHARDS

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45. BOLSTER’S HILLTOP RANCH

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9. LARSEN APPLE BARN

26. LAVA CAP WINERY

46. COLLINA DI MELA - by appt.

10. RAINBOW ORCHARDS

27. TIME OUT, A PRIVATE RESORT & SPA

47. APPLE BLOSSOM TREE FARM

11. BAVARIAN HILLS ORCHARD

30. BARSOTTI FAMILY JUICE COMPANY

48. GOODNESS ORCHARD

12. SLOAN WINTERS MOUNTAIN ORCHARD & GARDEN

32. BOEGER WINERY

49. APPLE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS TREES

14. DENVER DAN’S APPLE PATCH

34. ART-N-APPLES

50. FENTON HERRIOTT VINEYARDS

35. BILL’S APPLES / FELICE’S DOLLS

56. BLUESTONE MEADOW

37. APPLE PANTRY FARM

57. STARFIELD VINEYARDS

38. ABEL’S APPLE ACRES

68. BODHAINE RANCH

39. GOLDBUD FARMS

80. SANTA’S ACRES

40. FUDGE FACTORY FARM

82. HILLSIDE TREE FARM

Thank you for your visit! Lynn Larsen, Apple Hill Growers President

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P.O. Box 494 • Camino, CA 95709

Facebook page (Facebook.com/applehillgrowersassociation) representing the 50+ Apple Hill Farms! Look for the sign of quality.

Cover Artist Andrea E. Winton Andrea E. Winton is an award-winning artist and illustrator. She moved to Camino in 2013 from Mariposa. She is originally from the Salinas Valley. Her artwork, rich in detail, color, or black & white graphics has adorned homes and businesses throughout the US and abroad. Her distinctive, sometimes whimsical, style of illustration and cartooning can also be enjoyed in various children’s books, adult & children’s coloring books, custom signs, blackboard art, t-shirt and apron designs. Andrea’s illustrations have been chosen for the past three years for the official t-shirt of the Apple Hill Harvest Run held every November for the last 36 years. To contact Andrea you can call 530 644-2781 or email her at aewinton5215@att.net.

2901 High Hill Road, Placerville • 530-644-1973 3205 North Canyon Road, Camino • 530-622-0184 2560 High Hill Road, Placerville • 530-644-5948 4341 North Canyon Road, Camino • 916-747-4451 2461 Larsen Drive, Camino • 530-644-1415 2569 Larsen Drive, Camino • 530-644-1594 3100 North Canyon Road, Camino • 530-642-2714

3061 Snows Road, Camino • 916-860-9207 4354 Bumble Bee Lane, Camino • 530-644-6881

15. 24CARROT FARM

2731 Jacquier Road, Placerville • 530-651-3276

16. PATRICK’S MTN. GROWN BERRY FARM

4455 Pony Express Trail, Camino • 530-647-6033

18. O’HALLORAN’S APPLE TRAIL RANCH

2261 Cable Road, Camino • 530-644-3389

20. APPLE RIDGE FARMS

1800 Larsen Drive, Camino • 530-647-0613

21. GOYETTE’S NORTH CANYON RANCH

3825 North Canyon Road, Camino • 530-622-9299

4220 North Canyon Road, Camino • 530-644-3862 2740 Cable Road, Camino • 530-622-6885

2826 Barkley Road, Camino • 530-644-3934

1900 Hidden Valley Lane, Camino • 530-626-6858 2221 Fruitridge Road, Placerville • 530-621-0175 2452 Apple Vista Lane, Camino • 530-644-0314

2239 Hidden Valley Lane, Camino • 530-622-4629

1709 Carson Road, Placerville • 530-622-8094 2261 Harvest Lane, Camino • 530-644-3984 2234 Cable Road, Camino • 530-644-5283

corner of North Canyon & Hassler, Camino • 530-318-2834

2345 Carson Road, Placerville • 530-626-0138 2501 Carson Road, Placerville • 530-626-6521 2860 High Hill Rd., Placerville • 530-644-3492

2620 Carson Road, Placerville • 530-344-0288 2655 High Hill Rd. Placerville • 530-644-2140 2453 Carson Road, Placerville

2000 Larsen Drive, Camino • 530-644-2230

1925 Carson Road, Placerville • 530-626-5037 3734 North Canyon Road, Camino • 530-957-5345 4341 Pony Express Trail, Camino • 530-644-6448 2721 Mace Road, Camino • 530-644-1396

2640 Blair Road, Pollock Pines • 530-644-2194

3041 Carson Road, Placerville • 530-644-1490

89. CRYSTAL CREEK TREE FARM

2019 Cable Road, Camino • 530-644-4647

90. RAPETTI FARMS

2585 Fruitridge Road, Camino • 530-622-7229

91. INDIAN ROCK TREE FARM

3800 North Canyon Road, Camino • 530-622-4087

92. HACIENDA ORCHARDS

2900 Barkley Road, Camino • 408-657-6568

100. CAMINO RIDGE

3010 Snows Road, Camino • 530-644-1594

133. SMOKEY RIDGE FARMSTAND & WINERY

2160 Carson Road, Placerville • 530-626-5077

120 Jacquier Court, Placerville • 530-642-2021 2025 Carson Road, Placerville • 530-621-1830 2740 Jacquier Road, Placerville • 510-406-3921 2315 Cable Road, Camino • 530-644-1686 2921 Barkley Road, Camino • 530-391-5865 2881 North Canyon Road, Camino • 530-621-2053

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Contents Individual Farm Listings Comprehensive farm guides 10-22

From the Apple Hill Kitchens From our farms to your table 26-27

Apple Hill Farm Guides Farm information 38-42

Area Food, Lodging, Activities & Services Discover the diversity of our region 46-53 A Tour of Apple Hill by Season Discover our seasonal attractions 60-63 Calendar of Events Apple Hill SM information 64-65 Kid Specific Activities For the whole family inside back cover The Apple HillSM Cider Press is published annually by the Apple HillSM Growers, Inc. The Cider Press is the only authorized guide of the Apple HillSM Growers. It may be found at Apple HillSM ranches, selected merchants, El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce offices and locations along the Highway 50 corridor. For advertising or sponsorship information contact the Apple Hill Growers at (530) 644-7692, P. O. Box 494, Camino, CA 95709 or e-mail us at info@applehill.com. If you would like to order copies of The Apple Hill Cider Press please include your address along with $2.00 per copy requested to cover postage costs. An online version of the Cider Press is also available at www.applehill.com. Apple Hill Growers President: Lynn Larsen Marketing Committee: Marketing Chairperson: Robyn Delfino Members: Edith Bullard, Christa Campbell, Jane Harris, Lynn Larsen, Pam Oliveras Advertising: Robyn Delfino Photo Contributions: Jane Harris Writing: David Bolster, Kirk Taylor, Ann Wofford Produced for the Apple Hill Growers by Image Factory image_factory@comcast.net Apple Hill Office www.applehill.com (530) 644-7692 - message phone

Thanks to all of our advertisers and Apple HillSM member growers for making this publication a success.

Copyright © 2016 Apple HillSM Growers Association, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of maps, listings or editorial content is prohibited without written permission. Neither the advertiser nor the publisher is liable for misinformation, misprints, or typographical errors which may appear in this publication. Apple Hill® is a registered trademark of the Apple HillSM Growers, Inc.


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What’s Happening: Official Apple HillSM Grower app Available for free in iTunes (iOS 6.0 or later) and the Google Play store (Android 3.x or later). Up-to-date farm and event information is available. Download it today!

Apple Hill Smorgy THE APPLE HILL SMORGY IS BACK! In August of 2016, the Apple Hill Growers will be hosting a one-day event to once again showcase the many delicious desserts that are made with love at our farms! To make the event even more special, our Apple Hill Wineries and hard cider makers will be pouring award-winning brews to go along with the desserts and a hors d’oeuvres reception. Turn to page 6 for more information on this exciting event.

Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday Honors our folk hero! Bring the kids to the farms – our ranches are ready to show them a back-tothe-land experience and a simpler lifestyle. Maybe you’ll see Johnny himself planting a brand-new orchard! September 18, 2016.

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created a community partnership 37 years ago! Families and running groups gather every year to run or walk past our farms to support Camino School and to provide scholarships for high school graduates. November 6, 2016. For a calendar of farm events see the events calendar on pages 64 and 65 or visit www.applehill.com/events.

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A Golden Opportunity SMORGY! What the heck is a Smorgy? Smorgy, short for smorgasbord, is a term coined by the founders of the Apple Hill℠ Growers some 50 years ago. In the early days, farms offered fresh fruit in a farm setting. However, since bake shops were still on the horizon, opportunities for farm families to highlight the delectable treats and tastes, made with fresh quality fruit, were limited. In the true spirit of the El Dorado County Gold Rush heritage, the Apple Hill Founding Mothers saw the “flash in the pan.” They mined a golden nugget: the idea to showcase a large selection of baked goods from many farms, made with the area’s fresh fruit. The historic Smorgy was held at one location for one weekend, and the delicious fruit pies, fritters, cobblers, tarts and turnovers were showcased for the public to sample. The Smorgy lured guests from miles around to savor baked goods, a memorable way to introduce and showcase this new phenomenon known as “ranch marketing” by the newly formed “Apple Hill Growers.” As the Apple Hill Growers association grew and more farms added bake shops, the Smorgy had seemingly outlived its purpose. Now, after many years, the nugget of an idea is mined again. THE APPLE HILL SMORGY IS BACK! In August of 2016, the Apple Hill Growers will be hosting a one-day event to once again showcase the many delicious desserts that are made with love at our farms! To make the event even more special, our Apple Hill Wineries and hard cider makers will be pouring award-winning brews to go along with the desserts and a hors d’oeuvres reception. Don’t miss this Golden Opportunity to capture another golden memory with the Apple Hill Growers! “Taste of Apple Hill—Dessert Smorgy” Date: August 28, 2016 Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm Location: Larsen Park at the corner of

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Our pumpkins are grown right here on our ranch and are waiting for you to cut them off the vine!

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Eureka! Liquid Gold “Eureka!” cry the ‘49ers as they rushed to the Sierra Nevada Foothills in search of gold. Today there is a new cry of “Eureka” in these hills as visitors flock to Apple Hill Grower farms prospecting for a liquid gold: apple cider. Apple cider has long been a part of the heritage of El Dorado. In the gold rush days, early settlers planted apple trees. The fresh pressed cider (“soft”) and fermented cider (“hard”) made from these apples were a staple in the lives of the miners and the early settlers. Rooted in this El Dorado agricultural history, Apple Hill Grower farms have continued this apple cider making heritage since 1964. Visitors to the farms enjoy sampling this fresh, all natural, unfiltered, preservative-free “soft” cider and packing home a jug of the golden liquid for drinking cold and fresh, hot and steamy, or in mulled cider for traditional holiday celebrations. Bake shops use the fresh (“soft”) cider to enhance pies, to leaven apple cider donuts, and to make the famous cider topping to pour over bakery items. Visitors also have the opportunity of watching on site cider mills pressing liquid gold at Bolster’ Hilltop Ranch, High Hill Ranch, and Rainbow Orchards. Today there is an added shout of “Eureka!” as visitor interest in “hard” cider is rapidly growing. Apple Hill Growers are heeding the cry and are offering a lucky strike by fermenting the “soft” non-alcoholic cider to produce the alcoholic beverage known as “hard” cider. Wofford Acres Vineyards, High Hill Ranch, Smokey Ridge Farmstand, Honey Bear Ranch, Delfino Farms/Kids Inc, and Rainbow Orchards are each brewing custom batches of this liquid gold. Flavors and styles of the “hard” ciders vary from farm to farm depending on the variety and blend of apples used and the method of fermentation. When searching for “soft” or “hard” cider, visitors will find their thrill drinking the liquid gold found at the Apple Hill Grower farms’ own “Cider Hill”. “Eureka!”

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Come visit our Kids Town, It's FREE! Gift Shop & the best view in the area! Beautiful Views for Miles – Donuts and Pies for Smiles! Open 8-5:30 Daily

Family Friendly Fun! Fresh Baked Goods Donuts • Pies Fritters • Pastries Breads • Apple Cakes Dumplings • Cookies Sweets Caramel Apples Caramellows Fudge • Jams Apple Butter Other Canned Goods From our Orchards Apples • Grapes Peaches • Berries Pumpkin Patch

Food and Beverages Pizza • Hot Dogs Tri Tip • Quiche Pulled Pork Crepe Bar Daily Specials Apple Cider Espresso Bar Also Featuring … Childrens’ Activities Kids Town The Largest Gift Shop in the Area Farm-Fresh Eggs Crafters Shaded Picnic Area Events, Parties & Weddings

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High Hill Ranch - Come visit us for Apple Fritters, Apple Donuts, famous Caramel Apple Crunch Pie smothered with homemade caramel. Our Menu offers Outback BBQ Tri-Tip, Ranch Style Chicken, Cantina Tacos, Fresh Pressed Apple Cider, Apple Wine & Hard Cider. A variety of family attractions Pony Rides, Hayride Tours, Fishing, Wine Tasting, Pumpkin Patch and more! Family owned and operated since 1960, we offer events

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Kids Inc./Delfino Farms - In our 52nd year as an Apple Hill Grower, Kids Inc. remains devoted to agriculture and desserts made from the fruit we grow on our 20 acre ranch. “Henrietta Stich” Hard Cider is the Delfino Farms’ newest venture – Barrel Aged to perfection. The kiddos will love the Junior Farmer Tour on weekends at 10am.

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Madroña Vineyards - Madroña Vineyards expresses the essence of farming and winemaking as it has always been in El Dorado County honest and rewarding. It is a place where time slows to the rhythm of

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nature and where the traditions of grape growing and winemaking are yours to discover. We make exceptional wines that are a reflection of this special place, meant to be enjoyed with family and friends.

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Mother Lode Orchards - Come for fresh apples, a picnic and a Christmas tree. We look forward to seeing you!

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Larsen Apple Barn & Bakeshop - Come and visit the longest family owned Apple Hill farm. You’ll find over 20 varieties of apples along with pears, grapes, dried fruits, juices and more. Our

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Sun-Fri 9-5, Sept 4 - Dec 4. Closed Saturdays 2461 Larsen Drive, Camino • 530-644-1415 Barn & Bake Shop • www.larsenapplebarn.com

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Rainbow Orchards - Home of the HOT apple cider DONUTS! Fresh Cider Mill on site. From scratch fruit and berry pies, cobblers, crisps, tarts, jams, syrups, vinegars. Quality apples, pears, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, nectarines. Heirloom pumpkin and squash. Tri-tip BBQ, Homemade corn dogs, wines and hard cider. Bluegrass music. Family

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Bavarian HIlls Orchard - Call ahead the day before to order your homemade German apple strudel. Bavarian Hills restaurant and bake shop serves home cooked German and American food in addition to pastries and apple pies. Lunch specials are served Fri-Sun from 11am to 5pm. Visit our Apple Haus for fresh fruit, cider and caramel apples. Arts and crafts on weekends only. Inside & outside dining.

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Sloan Winters Mountain Orchard & Garden - Organic fruits and vegetables are our specialty along with honey, quail, rabbit and goat meat. We also have twelve types of organic fruit jams. Come enjoy the majestic view, handcrafts, tractor rides,

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Denver Dan’s Apple Patch - We are friendly, enjoy kids, have entertainment such as pony rides, “Cooking Kids”, and tours. Big Al on weekends for apple peeler demos and tastings of our jam and Denver Dan’s vinegars- Come See Us!!

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24Carrot Farm - A certified organic farm. We grow exceptional fruits, vegetables, and flowers on our small-scale market garden and established apple orchards. Visit our farmstand, you-pick apples, strawberries, and pumpkins and enjoy the serene pond and picnic area. You can also find our produce at farmer’s markets, local grocers

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Thu-Fri 2-7, Sat, Sun 10-5, May 28 - Aug 28. Daily 10-5 Sept 3 - Nov 27 2731 Jacquier Road, Placerville • 530-651-3276 ad page 28 www.24carrotfarms.com • facebook.com/24carrot • 24carrotfarms@gmail.com

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Patrick’s Mountain Grown Berry Farm - You-pick berries – MEMBERSHIP ONLY! Produce stand, fresh cider and picnic grounds.

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O’Halloran’s Apple Trail Ranch - established in 1968 on 30 acres on the Golden Apple Trail. We produce and sell 16 varieties of apples, pears, plums, with cut your own pumpkin off the vine and cut your own Christmas trees. We have a 1-mile Nature Trail, picnic

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Apple Ridge Farms - welcomes your family to our ranch. We have many attractions including our Bake Shop, BBQ house, Country Store, Kettle Corn Stand, hay maze,pumpkin patch, face

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Daily Mon-Fri 10-5 & Sat-Sun 9-6 Aug 26-Nov 14 1800 Larsen Drive, Camino • 530-647-0613 www.appleridgepies.com

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Goyette’s North Canyon Ranch - Visit Goyette’s farm for a great family experience. Pick your own apples in the orchard. Hunt for a pumpkin in the patch. Cut a sunflower or pick ears of Indian corn. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy eating outdoors. Choose and cut a Christmas tree after Thanksgiving. Enjoy your

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Mill View Ranch - Enjoy our pies, jams, apple butter, fritters, donuts, breads, apples, caramel apples, peaches, popcorn balls, assorted candies, cookies, great lunch menu, live scarecrow, huge gift shop, free Kid’s Town, talented crafters and sweeping foothill

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include: fruit, breakfast, chicken, pork, beef and gluten free. YR ad page 9 Daily 8-5, Year round. Call for holiday hours 2740 Cable Road, Camino • 530-622-6885 www.millviewranch.com

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Honey Bear Ranch - “Enjoy the Sweet Life at Honey Bear Ranch Winery & Café.” Pies, fudge & other tasty treats. Savory lunches including our famous chicken strudel; paninis, burgers, tri-tip & pulled pork sandwiches; salads. Enjoy with our own Orso Dolce

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Wofford Acres Vineyards - “Come for the Wine and Stay for the View!” Wofford Acres Vineyards makes just 1,100 cases each year, sold only through our Sales Room. October weekends feature Bar-

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Check website for days/hours of operation. 1900 Hidden Valley Lane, Camino • 530-626-6858 www.wavwines.com • info@wavwines.com www.facebook.com/wofford.acresvineyards

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Lava Cap Winery - The Jones family welcomes you to sample our wines in our tasting room daily from 10-5 and enjoy a picnic in the

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refuge from reality... Experience the pleasure of time for yourself. We offer Massage, Facials, Vichy Treatments, Mani & Pedis... Reserve a day with your friends to enjoy Relaxing Self Indulgence... Gourmet Food & Decadent Desserts & Home made Candies... Pampering begins at Time Out Spa.

Thu-Sat Call for reservations. 2452 Apple Vista Lane, Camino • 530-644-0314 www.timeoutspa.com

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Barsotti Family Juice Company - Our freshly pressed juices and ciders are available at many Apple Hill ranches during the season – and year round at supermarkets and cafes throughout California and Nevada. We have proudly been family owned and operated since 1976. Enjoy!

Wholesale only 2239 Hidden Valley Lane, Camino • 530-622-4629 www.barsottijuice.com • info@barsottijuice.com

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Boeger Winery - The little winery with a big Barbera. This picturesque winery sits on an enchanting Gold Rush era homestead and is the oldest com-

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Daily 10-5, year round 1709 Carson Road, Placerville • 530-622-8094 www.boegerwinery.com • info@boegerwinery.com

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Art-N-Apples - A new addition to the Apple Hill experience. Stop by for a lasting remembrance of your visit to a special place. Artwork of the orchards, farms, mountains, and vineyards. Enjoy fine art in a beautiful orchard setting.

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Bill’s Apples/Felice’s Dolls - (from Yelp) “Bill’s Apples / Felices’ Dolls is without any doubt a must see, must visit Apple Orchard. The grounds are meticulously maintained with manicured lawns and flower beds full of color. Bill sells crafts as well and has some very fun lawn art and sprinklers too. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. Don’t miss out on this Apple Hill beauty.”

Daily 9-5, Sept - Dec 2234 Cable Road, Camino • 530-644-5283 www.applehill.com/site/archive/bills.html

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Apple Pantry Farm - Come visit our corner and relax in the shade. Enjoy our delicious handcrafted pies, apple butter and tamales. Shop our barn for handmade crafts. Take a break in our picnic area.

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Abel’s Apple Acres - Our four generation family ranch offers outdoor fun for all ages from pond and picnic areas to the Children’s “Field of Fun”. Enjoy the Craft Fair, Apple Barn with Bake Shop,

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Goldbud Farms - We sell only fresh, locally grown peaches, plums, nectarines, apples and Asian pears.

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Fudge Factory Farm - We are more than just a candy store! We offer handmade chocolates and fudge, 15+ types of candy

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Daily 9-5 Sept & Oct, M-F 10-5 & 9-5 S/S in Nov, Fri-Sun 9-5 Dec 1-Dec 18 2860 High Hill Road, Placerville • 530-644-3492 www.fudgefactoryfarm.com • jean@fudgefactoryfarm.com

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Pine O’Mine - Pine O’Mine was once a Christmas tree farm. We

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berries, raspberries, apples, and pumpkins. We wanted to have something for families, so we made our ranch you-pick. Now we have families coming year after year.

Daily 9-5, June 11 - Oct 9 2620 Carson Road, Placerville • 530-344-0288 www.pineomine.com • contact@pineomine.com

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Cardanini’s Pumpkin Patch - Authentic pumpkin patch, grown

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approx 6 acres of field to choose from. Many varieties from carving to specialty pumpkins. Specialty pumpkins, Corn maze and much more! Good old-fashioned family fun!!

Fri-Sun 9-5, Oct 1-30 2655 High Hill Road, Placerville • 530-644-2140 www.cardaninispumpkinpatch.com • cardaninispumpkinpatch@yahoo.com

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Windmiller Farm - Come and enjoy your picnic lunch under the shade of the walnut trees. Pick a pumpkin from our pumpkin

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patch and take your family photo at our Fall photo spot. Apples sold by the bag or bushel box. Some You-pick available. Visit our website for You-pick updates.

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Bolster’s Hilltop Ranch - You-pick blueberries, you-pick apples, cider mill, forest nature trail, cider vinegars and baked goods.

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Daily June 1 - July 1 – blueberries; weekends only in Sept; Daily 9-5 Oct - Nov 25; weekends Nov 26 - Dec 13 2000 Larsen Drive, Camino • 530-644-2230

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Collina di Mela - Collina di Mela produces an extra virgin quality olive oil that is a blend of Tuscan olive varieties. In addition, they also market multiple varieties of dried and fresh lavender bouquets and bulk lavender. Collina di Mela is open by appointment only.

Open by appointment only 1925 Carson Road, Placerville • 530-626-5037 www.collinadimelaoliveoil.com • rjsbragia@sbcglobal.net

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Apple Blossom Farm - Saturdays in November & December, we have a photographer on-site for your family portrait. Your twohour session will include a harvest meal for everyone in your party. Reservations required. Open to the public for Christmas trees on Fridays & Sundays until sold out. Many 10ft plus trees.

Fri & Sun 10 to dusk. By appt. only on Sat in Nov & Dec 3734 North Canyon Road, Camino, CA 95709 • 530-957-5345 www.appleblossomtreefarm.com • appleblossom4077@gmail.com

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Goodness Orchard - Certified Organic since 1990. Heirloom apple

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Mon-Sat 9-4; Sun 1-4 May 20-Nov 30 Farm Market at Bodhaine Ranch #68, Sat 10-4:30; Sun 1-5; Aug 30-Nov 9 4341 Pony Express Trail, Camino • 530-644-6448 www.goodnessorchard.com O Recycle

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Apple Country Christmas Trees - We offer a truly unique old fashioned Christmas tree experience where you cut your own tree. We have acres of Christmas trees set around old apple tree orchards in a forest like setting with stunning views. We are a generationally owned and operated farm. We reserve the right to close for extreme weather conditions.

Mon & Wed-Fri 11-4, Sat-Sun 9-4, Closed Tue • Nov 25-Dec 23 2721 Mace Road, Camino • 530-644-1396 www.applecountrychristmastrees.com • applecountrychristmastrees@gmail.com

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Fenton Herriott Vineyards - At Fenton Herriott Vineyards we have long held a great passion for wine, and it is for this reason that we chose to plant our vines amidst the steady sun and rich soil

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Daily 11-5, year round 120 Jacquier Ct., Placerville • 530-642-2021 www.fentonherriott.com

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Bluestone Meadow - Bluestone Meadow is a lavender and pumpkin farm providing you-pick opportunities. Open weekends in June and October for the lavender bloom, products and crafts.

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Weekends 10-4 in June and Oct 2025 Carson Road, Camino • 530-621-1830 www.bluestonemeadow.com • info@bluestonemeadow.com

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Starfield Vineyards - Winery and tasting room will open Spring of 2018.

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Bodhaine Ranch - Organic farm with 7 different varieties of apples and grapes. Savory lunches including BBQ Tri-tip sandwiches and apple sausage (BBQ from our apple wood), chicken empanadas, hot wings and homemade chicken pot pie made fresh daily and more delicious entrees. Baked fresh daily! Homemade berry apple pies, pastries. Enjoy our picnic area and patio in a country setting.

Daily 9:30-5, Sept 2-Dec 4 2315 Cable Road, Camino • 530-644-1686 www.bodhaineranch.com • bodhaineranch88@yahoo.com

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Santa’s Acres - Family owned Christmas Tree Farm in operation for over 50 years! Twelve acres of white fir, douglas fir, and cedar with a park like feel. Family friendly--fire pit for the adults and a straw pile for the kids. Free coffee and hot cider. Large selection of plus sized trees. Fresh grown Summer vegetables available.

Weekends 9-5 Nov, 25 - Dec 24 2921 Barkley Road, Camino • 530-391-5865 woodworker8871@gmail.com

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Hillside Tree Farm - You choose the perfect Christmas tree and we will cut it for you, or help you cut your own tree. We provide the saw. We have a pair of mechanical tree shakers that, as a free

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Daily 9-4:30, Nov 25 until sold out 2881 North Canyon Road, Camino • 530-621-2053 www.hillsidetreefarm.com

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Harris Tree Farm - Visit our peaceful historic farm (150 years, 7 generations), farthest East Apple Hill ranch away from the congestion and traffic. Seasonally we have you-pick berries, apples, & pumpkins; apple cider, vegetables & fresh eggs. Bake shop with pies, turnovers, strudel, and jams. Picnic area in the orchard and nature

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Carson Ridge Evergreens Tree Farm - We are one of the oldest family operated tree farms in El Dorado County. Voted best tree

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farm for three successive years by the readers of our local paper, our 9 acre farm is sure to have your perfect tree. Choose and cut it yourself with our saws or we do it for you. Free netting, candy canes and greenery. A “Fish Friendly” farm. Check Facebook page.

Weekends 8:30-4:30. Day after Thanksgiving until sold out. 3041 Carson Road, Placerville • 530-644-1490 www.carsonridgeevergreens.com • carsonridge@hotmail.com

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Crystal Creek Tree Farm - A family-owned choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm in picturesque Camino. We offer a large selection of groomed trees on 20 wooded acres. Noble, White, Red, Nordmann and Douglas Firs are available along with a large selection of Blue Spruces. Freshly made wreaths. This idyllic setting is the perfect place to create memories.

Daily 9:30-dusk, Nov 19 - Dec 24 or until sold out. Closed Thanksgiving Day. 2019 Cable Road, Camino • 530-644-4647; 530-644-7014 www.caminotrees.com • dkobervig@gmail.com

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Rapetti Farms - Established in Yolo County a century ago Rapetti Farms has a long history in the region and was the first to introduce the wildly popular Nordmann Fir to the California Christmas Tree market in 1999. We offer a wide size range of Nordmann and Douglas Firs and are known for our famous handmade wreaths!

Daily 9-dark, Nov 19 until sold out 2585 Fruitridge Road, Camino • 530-622-7229 www.rapettifarms.com • randy@rapettifarms.com

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Indian Rock Tree Farm - We offer hook and release trout fishing. Lessons available. Memories are made as you pick your perfect Christmas Tree, hand-made wreaths and visit the broken-handle goldmine, Indian hut and gift shop. For over 45 years our family has been here to make this the “best part of Christmas” for you. See ya’ll Round the Burn’n Barrel.

Daily 8:30-4:30, Nov 19 - Dec 24 3800 North Canyon Road, Camino • 530-622-4087 www.indianrocktreefarm.com • indianrock@directcon.net O Recycle

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Hacienda Orchards - Hacienda Orchards is a 10-acre Christmas Tree Farm founded in 1998, and features rolling, scenic topography. Although it is more labor intensive, we meticulously hand trim every tree for perfect shape and density. This gives our trees a natural appearance and texture. Our eco-friendly farm management ensures that your tree is naturally grown.

Weekends 9-5, Day after T’giving - Dec 24 2900 Barkley Road, Camino • 408-657-6568 www.haciendaorchards.com •haciendaorchards@yahoo.com

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Camino Ridge - You-Pick or We-Pick Blueberries. Family friend-

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Sat-Sun 8-2 & by appt. Mid June-July 3010 Snows Road, Camino • 530-644-1594 www.rainboworchards.net

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Smokey Ridge Farmstand - At our farm you’ll find fresh-picked tree-ripened apples and pears, chestnuts, produce, gourmet preserves, you-pick pumpkins, wine and farm-to-table lunch by our

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Fri - Sun, 9-5 mid Sept-Nov, 11-5 year round wine tasting 2160 Carson Road, Placerville • 530-626-5077 www.smokeyridgeranch.com • info@smokeyridgeranch@gmail.com

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Celebrating Forty Sweet Years! We began life as a family-run apple stand some 40 years ago ... topping off cider bottles by hand and delivering ice-covered juice on the back of a rickety old flatbed. Today, our kids help craft our extraordinary ciders, juices and blends right here on our Apple HillSM farm for folks across the country. Continuing in the family tradition ... our grandkids help out too! We’re proud to be part of your Apple HillSM experience ... both up here in the foothills and back home at your local store. Enjoy us year round and visit us at BarsottiJuice.com or Facebook.com/BarsottiJuice to see more of our story!

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Colorful stories of life and adventure for readers of all ages!

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IN 1981, A GEOLOGY PROFESSOR AND HIS FAMILY DISCOVERED THE GRANDEUR OF THE SIERRA NEVADA FOOTHILLS AND DECIDED TO PUT DOWN ROOTS IN EL DORADO COUNTY. HERE, THEY DISCOVERED THE EXCEPTIONAL VOLCANIC SOILS WEATHERED FROM LAHAR FLOWS, AND LAVA CAP WINERY WAS BORN. FOR OVER 30 YEARS OUR FAMILY HAS PRODUCED STELLAR WINES FROM OUR ESTATE VINEYARDS AND WE WELCOME YOU TO ENJOY YOURSELVES IN OUR TASTING ROOM AND PICNIC IN OUR GARDENS. LET THE BIRD FLY FREE!

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aPPle baRn Blueberries, Blackberries, Peaches, Nectarines, Apples, Pears

PiPeR's PUmPkin PaTch Heirloom winter squash, pumpkins, and Indian corn.

bbQ Weekends, October 1st – 23rd

slaTe moUnTain blUeGRass band Sundays, Oct. 2, 9 & 16

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Picnic and hay-bale-hop under the apple trees

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Sauvigon-Syrah, Syrah, Merlot, Semillon, Grenache Rose, Mourverde, Petit Syrah

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ThURsday: Benicia, Concord, Crocker Galleria, Daly City FRiday: Old Oakland saTURday: Alameda, Alemany, Diablo Valley, El Cerrito, Fillmore, Grand Lake, San Mateo, San Leandro, Saratoga, Sunnyvale

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Apple Cider Sauce (hot cider sauce used at original Smorgy) 3 cups cider 1 tsp lemon juice 1 ⁄4 tsp lemon juice 1 ⁄2 tsp vanilla 1 ⁄4 tsp salt 1 ⁄2 cup sugar

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Place all ingredients except flour in sauce pan. Stir on medium heat until dissolved. Bring to boil. Mix flour with water until completely smooth; add slowly to hot cider, stirring constantly until mixture is thick. Remove from heat; pour over baked apples. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Apple Butter For every quart of apples add: 2 cups brown sugar 1/8 cup cinnamon dash of cloves Place finely chopped or grated apples in a heavy dutch oven with 1⁄2 cup apple cider (or water) for every 1 quart of apples. Cook apples on low heat (250-300 degrees) stirring occasionally so apples do not burn. Apples will cook down to one-third of their original measurement so start with at least three quarts. When apples are very soft (approximately 5-8 hours, depending on the size of the chopped apples and the quantity cooked), mill apples by hand (or use a hand emulsifier) so that there are no chunks in the apples. Measure apples at this point and then place in heavy pot on stove. While apples are still hot, add apple butter ingredients above. Bring to a soft boil (will splatter if too hot–be careful) making sure that ingredients are well combined and apples are hot throughout. Fill 8 or 9 oz sterilized jars leaving 1⁄4 inch headspace. Run a knife up and down the sides of the jars to eliminate air pockets. Place lid and process for 10 minutes in simmering water. Store for up to one year in dark, cool place.

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Apple Hill Cake

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This recipe is for one of the most delicious apple desserts and it has an added advantage – it is very easy! Combine

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Look for our 50th Anniversary Cookbook commemorating our first 50 years and featuring delicious recipes, families and sceneries Visit applehill.com/shop for more details.


Your local certified organic farm

U-Pick Apples | Strawberries | Pumpkins

Come see where your food is grown!

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Kids inc. Delfino Farms

Home of the Walkin’ Pie

Henrietta Stich Hard Cider

“Junior Farmer Tours” Weekends at 10 am

Opening Labor Day Weekend 3205 North Canyon Road, Camino (530) 622-0184 • kidsincapples.com


Farming in Gold Country

By Kirk Taylor

The Apple Hill Farms and Wineries are located in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. The SM

“Mediterranean Climate� of the area is characterized by a wet season during the winter and a dry season during the summer growing season. Producing crops during the growing season requires supplemental irrigation water. One of the first water delivery systems to the area was the ditch that provided the water to power the Sutter Lumber Mill in Coloma on the South Fork of the American River. James Marshall, examining the tail races of this ditch in December of 1848, discovered gold. This discovery started the 1849 Gold Rush. The discovery forced the ‘49ers to develop an elaborate system of weirs, dams, ditches and flumes to move water from the rivers to the mining sites. The water was used to wash the lighter materials from the gold. Some entrepreneurs began to realize that supplying the miners with food and resources was more profitable than mining, so they started growing crops. They did this by utilizing some of the ditch water headed to the mining sites. Since the mid1850s, these water delivery systems have changed hands many times causing strife between the various water users. In 1929, the El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) was formed out of a coalition of farmers who feared losing water rights to other users. They purchased the ditches in the area known as the Placerville Divide to ensure an irrigation water supply. EID has made many improvements, expanded the system and purchased additional water resources to protect this water supply currently used by the Apple Hill Growers. Thanks to the effort and ingenuity of many individuals, the irrigation water used on and around the Apple Hill Farms and Wineries comes from Echo Lake (on the east side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains), the South Fork of the American River and/or Cosumnes River drainage.

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Red Delicious • Golden Delicious • Winesap Rome Beauty • Pippin • Granny Smith • Braeburn Jonathon • Gala • Fuji • Paula Red • Pink Lady Arkansas Black • Honey Crisp • Mutsu

Locally Grown Mountain Fruit Fresh Cider • Honey • Pears Peaches • Nectarines • Seedless Grapes

Cafe & Bake Shop “Home of the Original Apple Turnover on the Hill”

Indoor & Outdoor Dining – Lunch served daily Desserts, Sandwiches & Salads Frozen & Baked Desserts Available

Large Grassy Picnic Area

Three acres of groomed lawn with Waterfall and the oldest apple tree in El Dorado County. Picnic area available by reservation. Private wedding area available by reservation

Visit the Larsen Pioneer Museum Seven generations of family history on display

Pet Friendly! Opening Labor Day Sunday (Closed Saturdays) Open 8am-5pm • 2461 Larsen Drive, Camino, CA 95709 (530) 644-1415 sales barn • 530-644-8166 bakery

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Our 50th Anniversary Cookbook is available at many of our Apple Hill farms and at applehill.com. See page 6 for more details.

Mix in a pan and boil for 2 ½ minutes. Pour over hot cake. Let stand overnight or until fully cooled.

Topping 1 cup brown sugar 1 stick of butter ¼ cup of milk 2 tsp. vanilla

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Discover Variety and Quality in the Farm-Fresh Baked Goods our Apple Hill Bake Shops offer.

Bake in a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan at 325° for 1 ½ hours.

Fold in 3 cups chopped apples 1 cups chopped nuts

Add (will be thick) 3 cups flour 1 ¼ tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt

Combine in a bowl and mix 2 cups sugar 1 cup vegetable oil Juice from ½ of a fresh lemon 2 tsp. vanilla 2 eggs beaten

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High Hill Ranch From our Ochard to your table!

We have a wide variety of goodies in our apple stand Apple Butter • Preserves • Syrups • Much More! HUGE assortment of homemade baked goods & treats Pies • Cakes • Donuts • Fritters • Streudel • Cobblers Turnovers • Caramel Apples • Too many to list! Outback BBQ and other hearty meals BBQ chicken • Outback BBQ tri-tip Famous Taco Cantina

The Cidermill

High Hill Ranch Pumpkin Patch

Wine Shop

Enjoy our specialty wines • Apple Wine • Pomegranate Cherry Wine • Grape Wine – High Hill Golden Nectar • Ranch Red • Barbera • Rosé Unique gift shops • 90+ craft vendors Featuring Two Rivers Hard Cider • Espresso bar Something for everybody Relax by our famous trout fishing pond and enjoy lunch on our patio deck and picnic area. PONY RIDES Monday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. weather permitting

HAYRIDES Hayrides are on weekends only 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. weather permitting

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Heirloom Vegetables, Antique Apples, Unique Varieties of Berries, and more! Remember to pack a picnic and enjoy the fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery. Inquire about our Membership Program when you're here! (530) 647-6033 www.PatricksMtnGrown.com 4455 Pony Express Trail, Camino

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DOWNLOAD THE Official Apple HillSM GROWERS app Up-to-date farm and event information now available for free in iTunes (iOS 6.0 or later) and the Google Play store (Android 3.x or later). Stay connected and don’t miss out. Download today! Always look for the sign of quality!

Enjoy the Sweet Life at

Honey Bear Ranch Winery & Café

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Pies, fudge and other tasty treats. Savory lunches including our famous chicken strudel; paninis, burgers, tri-tip & pulled pork sandwiches; salads. Enjoy with our own Orso Dolce hard ciders & wines. Stop by for wine tasting!

2826 Barkley Road • Camino (530) 644-3934 • www.honeybearapples.com

Sloan Winters Mountain Orchard and Garden Fresh Organic Fruits and Vegetables at our Farm Stand

Grand Opening in 2016! Summer through November Pears • Apples • Jams Vegetables & More!

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www.sloanwintersorchards.com 3061 Snows Road, Camino • (916) 860-9207

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35 Varieties of You-Pick Apples – plus Jams & jellies, Desserts, Pies, Picnic Area, Vinegars, Apple Crisp Sundae Specialty, Samples on weekends, Gifts & More! • Bring your children for Cookin’ Kids – lots of fun! • Check our fundraisers for your school or charity, etc. • Come see Sara’s animals on Saturdays & Big Al on weekends. See website for more information.

www.denverdansapplepatch.com

(530) 644-6881 4354 Bumble Bee Lane, Camino

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- 37th Annual -

Apple HillSM Harvest Run Sunday, November 6, 2016

A Camino Union School District Benefit

Pre-register online and save time. Don’t wait in line! Registration forms available at www.applehillrun.org, our Facebook page or at the following locations: Camino School or by mail at: AHHR 3060 Snows Road, Camino, CA 95709 Call (916) 492-8966 for more information

- New Location for 2016! Start and Finish line at Larsen’s Apple Barn

Want to come out to run and play? • 1/2 mile Kids’ Run 8:30 am • 8.5 mile Run 8:50 am • 3.5 mile Run 9:00 am • 3.5 mile Run/Walk 9:05 am Brought to you by Capital Road Race Management

Thank you to Last Year’s Sponsors Abel’s Apple Acres Andrea Winton Apple HillSM Growers Association Apple Mill Storage Argyres Orchard Barsotti Juice Company Capital Road Race Mgmt. Doug Veerkamp Engineering Dr Ernest Watson DDS El Dorado Disposal El Dorado Savings Bank Fleet Feet Sports Grandpa’s Cellar Goyette’s North Canyon Ranch High Hill Ranch

Kids Inc Larsen’s Apple Barn Lava Cap Winery Les Schwab Tires O’Halloran’s Apple Trail Ranch ParaVí Winerey Pecota Construction Rainbow Orchards Serrano Associates, LLC Sierra Pacific Industries SMUD The Mountain Democrat The Sports Authority Wilkinson Portables Wofford Acres Vineyards

For sponsorship information visit www.applehillrun.org

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325 Main Street, Placerville | 530-626-9700 | www.heydaycafe.com

LUNCH & DINNER BEER & WINE COCKTAILS WEEKEND BRUNCH PATIO DINING

629 Main Street, Placerville | 530-344-7645 www.IndependentPlacerville.com

Historic Main Street Placerville

Special Events 2016 SPRING/SUMMER MAY Saturday, May 14 Girls Night Out 3pm - 9pm Sunday, May 15 Hangtown Car Show 9am - 3pm (Info: 622-1731) JUNE Saturday, June 11 Wagon Train & Street Dance 3pm - 8pm Saturday, June 25 Bell Tower Brewfest 6pm - 9pm JUNE - OCTOBER Daily (Light Poles on Main St.) Banners on Parade 2016 JULY Saturday, July 16 Dancin’ In the Street 3pm - 8:30pm (Info: 295-3496) AUGUST Sunday, August 14 Craft Faire 8AM - 3PM

SUMMER/FALL Thursday, August 25 Hangtown Evening Car Show 5pm - 8pm (Info: 622-1731) SEPTEMBER Saturday, September 10 Kacie’s Ride For Hope 8am - 11am (Info: 626-1450) Tuesday, September 13 World Gold Panning Championship Parade of Nations 6pm -7pm Saturday, September 17 Placerville Oktoberfest 3pm - 8pm Sunday, September 25 Antique Street Faire 8am - 3pm OCTOBER Saturday, October 15 Art & Wine Festival (w/ Banners on Parade Auction & Images of Hope) 6pm - 9pm Monday, October 31 Trick or Treat on Main Street 4pm - 6pm

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NEARBY DINING____________________________ Durango’s Mexican Restaurant: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar. Open 7 days a week • 263 Placerville Drive, Placerville 530-626-0841 • www.durangosrestaurant.com p. 48 The Farm Table: Restaurant, Charcuterie, Market 311 Main St. Placerville • www.ourfarmtable.com • 530-295-8140 p. 48 Heyday Café & Wine Bar: California Cuisine – Lunch & Dinner 325 Main Street, Placerville • 530-626-9700 • www.heydaycafe.com p. 46 The Independent Restaurant and Bar: Beer, Wine and Cocktails 629 Main Street, Placerville • 530-344-7645 www.IndependentPlacerville.com p. 46 Old Town Grill: Lunch. Organic & Local Produce, Grass-fed Meat 444 Main Street, Placerville • 530-621-2631 p. 47 Smith Flat House: Locally sourced, farm to house restaurant 2021 Smith Flat Road, Placerville • 530-621-1003 www.smithflathouse.com p. 47 Sportsman’s Hall: Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 5620 Pony Express Trail, Pollock Pines • 530-647-2670 www.sportsmans-hall.net p. 48

Mon-Sat. 11-3 Sun. 12-3 Closed Tues.

444 Main St. Placerville, CA 530.621.2631 • Organic and local produce rill, are • Grass-fed meat Town G t House. rs of Old Fla ne ith The Sm ders, ow bbi San ey are also at e D & n Lunch 11-4 Joh unce th to anno Sat. & Sun. pleased Dinner 5-9 Wed. – Sun.

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MEXICAN RESTAURANT LUNCH & DINNER FULL BAR Open 7 days 263 Placerville Drive in Placerville

(530) 626-0841 durangosrestaurant.com

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"Great food from local farms" "Interesting, fresh wholesome food" "Remarkable: TLC & creativity in everything they do" “Fresh food from Farm to Table”

Historic Landmark

Serving Breakfast Lunch and Dinner Country Cooking Patio Available

Famous 9 oz Prime Rib $19.99 Every Fri, Sat, Sun Nights Open Wed-Mon 8 am-8:30 pm www.sportsmans-hall.net (530) 647-2670 B E S T W E S T E R N PLUS

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Best Western Placerville Inn: For Business & Leisure Lodging 6850 Greenleaf Drive, Placerville (530) 622-9100 • www.bestwestern.com/placervilleinn p. 48 Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast Inn: Enter a Place of Magic 581 Cold Springs Rd, Placerville • 530-622-3456 www.bellavistainc.net p. 50 Eden Vale Inn: A Luxury B&B Resort and Spa – “One of America’s Top 10 Romantic Inns” 1780 Springvale Road, Placerville • 530-621-0901 • www.EdenValeInn.com p. 49 North Canyon Inn: Bed & Breakfast 3901 North Canyon Road, Camino • 530-957-6952 www.northcanyoninn.com p. 49

Always look for the sign of quality.

umpquabank.com 530-295-4001 1224 Broadway, Placerville

NorthCanyonInn.com 530-957-6952

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Let’s power more

family time.COUNTRY ADVENTURES______________ GOLD Crystal Basin Recreation Area Let’s power more family time Located just east of the Apple Hill farms • smud.org/recreation p. 57 El Dorado Gold 2016 World Gold Panning Championship September 11-18, 2016 in Placerville • eldoradogold2016.com p. 66 Hiking trails, camping, water sports and other fun can all be found in the Crystal Basin Recreation Area, just east of the Apple Hill farms.

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park Learn more at smud.org/recreation ®

Discover Discover the Gold Rush • 530-622-3470 • parks.ca.gov/marshallgold the marshallgold.com Gold p.Rush 50

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GOLD COUNTRY ADVENTURES______________ Mountain Mandarins: Tree Ripened, Hand picked Tours • food • crafters • artists • animals • wine tasting www.mountainmandarins.com pg. 51 Placerville Downtown Association Discover Historic Downtown Placerville 530-672-3436 • www.PlacervilleDowntown.com p. 46 Sly Park Recreation Area: Open year round – Recreation for the whole family! 4771 Sly Park Road, Pollock Pines • 530-295-6810 www.eid.org/recreation p. 53 www.Visit-eldorado.com: We invite you to Stay and Play! Gold Rush History, Outdoor Adventure & Award Winning Wines 800-457-6279 p. 52

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Orchard Days Weekend Before Thanksgiving

1st & 3rd Weekends in December

Fruit & Fruit Products Food Crafters Artists Animals Wine & Beer Tasting

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The Apple Hill Golden Apple Trail SM

By Dave Bolster

Sacramento Bee writer Mike Dunn once wrote that Apple Hill was a giant outdoor agricultural theme park where visitors roamed from one farm or winery to the next, searching for the best apple pie or great wine. So, in the days before GPS and smartphone Apps, how did visitors find their way to various Apple Hill Grower farms? While Millennials are too young to remember, the travelers of old… used a map! The intrepid 16 members of the newly formed Apple Hill Growers in 1964 needed a means to help their visitors locate their member farms, so creating a printed map was an obvious necessity. The solution by the clever 16 was to make that great symbol of motoring in the ‘50s and ’60s, the paper trash bag that hung from the knob of the car’s glove box, into a map to guide their visitors. Baby Boomers and those of the Greatest Generation meandered around the ‘Hill using the map, and when they found an Apple Hill grower, re- hung the map on the glove box knob until they started the search for the next farm. And, for those lucky visitors who grabbed multiple copies of the maps, the paper bags could hold a few pounds of apples purchased at their favorite farm. Now that’s versatility! While the map was a valuable tool, the growers thought there was more they could do to help visitors find their ranches. Thus was born the Apple Hill Golden Apple Trail. With the cooperation of El Dorado County DOT and the Board of Supervisors, the growers painted golden apples on the various county roads in front of each grower member location. The golden apples were about three feet in diameter and were painted on the roads by the Growers for about 20 years until the early 1980s. The last remnant of the Golden Apple Trail can be found at the corner of Larsen Drive and Cable Road high in a pine tree at what is now Apple Ridge Farms. The old rusted rectangular sign reads “Apple Hill Golden Apple Trail.” The sign serves as a tribute to the intrepid 16 who found ways to guide visitors to our newly created Apple Hill farms, wineries, and Christmas tree farms. Today our visitors use the Apple Hill Grower website, the Apple Hill Grower smartphone App, and our Apple Hill Cider press publication to locate our members. While it elicits a smile to look back at the navigational technology of yesteryear, it is also comforting to recognize that while technology changes at an ever increasing pace, the fundamental attraction of Apple Hill remains – the basic human desire to connect to the land while sharing the experience of spending a day in a beautiful place with friends and family. Happy motoring! 54 applehill.com


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annual Photo contest in February & March every year Our farms and scenic vistas provide great backdrops for unique photo opportunities. Countless visitors have captured their memories in photographs and many have shared the results in our annual photo competition. These shots show our farms from the perspective of our guests and each tells a story of it’s own. We love to see them! See past winners on pages 61 & 62. Look for the Apple Hill Facebook Photo Contest and much more at Facebook.com/applehillgrowersassociation.

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Hiking trails, camping, water sports and other fun can all be found in the Crystal Basin Recreation Area, just east of the Apple Hill farms.

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As Good As Gold The following nuggets will help make visits to Apple Hill Grower farms as Good as Gold for farms and visitors alike: Come prepared with a supply of paper plates, plastic utensils and cups, so you can purchase whole bakery items or a jug of cider to share with your group. Pack an ice chest to keep your fresh cider and bakery items cold for the trip home. To enjoy a leisurely day driving around the hill, the opportunity to interact with the farmers themselves, and the chance for excellent service, plan a trip for September, November, or December or on a weekday, avoiding lines and traffic on busy October weekends. Note that the “You Pick” activity is restricted to identified “You Pick” farms listed on applehill. com and in the Cider Press. Picking fruit on farms that do not offer “You Pick” can cause safety problems and destruction of precious orchards and vines. Also please remember that all fruit picked, eaten, or taken home must be purchased as these fruits are the farmers’ livelihood. Apple Hill Grower farms provide containers, so visitors can dispose their trash and help keep our farms litter free. In partnership with El Dorado Disposal, farms also actively promote recycling by providing recycling receptacles. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own personal water bottles and refill with fresh, mountain water available from faucets on most farms. Please respect the farmers’ land. Note the posted hours that individual farms are open. Many farmers and their families live on the properties, and the farmers, as well as their neighbors, appreciate respect for their property and privacy when the farms are closed to business. Professional photography is allowed only by permission from property owners.

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Many farms welcome pets on leashes and their handlers who “always scoop poop� and place in a garbage can. Pets should not be left unattended at any time. Only Service Animals are permitted in areas where food is sold or prepared. Be safe. Wear comfortable shoes for walking on rural lands. Children should be supervised at all times. While there is plenty of open space for children to run and play, climbing orchard trees is prohibited both for the safety of the children and to protect the trees’ production potential for the following season. Wagons, rather than large strollers, are recommended to transport small children on orchard terrain. Often large strollers cannot be accommodated in the limited space of barn sales areas. For a quality experience, look for the unique AH grower sign of quality identifying members of the Apple Hill Growers. Fifty Growers take pride in displaying the Apple Hill sign and in being identified on the official Apple Hill Grower Map. Information on all ranches can be found in the Cider Press and at applehill.com. Also the growers themselves are knowledgeable and happy to answer your questions about their Apple Hill Grower neighbor farms.

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Discover WINTER One of the most aromatic times is early winter when the Christmas tree farms are in full action. Families, both local and from afar, have made coming to the Apple Hill farms in December a yearly tradition; there is nothing families look forward to more than visiting the farms in search of the perfect tree. Many bake shops are still open to warm you after your hunt, so you won’t miss out on the fragrance of pie right out of the oven.

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Preserves How to Flash Freeze 1. Wash, and dry as much as possible, dice large pieces of fruit. 2. Place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet in a single layer with space between pieces. 3. Place in the freezer for 1-2 hours, once frozen transfer to freezer bags. Be sure to double bag them. Use in smoothies, muffins, pancakes, desserts, or jam.

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Black Friday

More people are finding out that the BEST thing to do on Black Friday – the day after Thanksgiving – is to create a great tradition! Choose and Cut the perfect family Christmas tree at your favorite Apple Hill Christmas Tree Farm.

Wine tasting Late winter brings rain, snow, as well as fresh air, and it is a great time to visit our award-winning wineries. Their new releases will entice you to stick your nose deeply into the glass. If you are lucky, you might get to taste straight out of the barrel in one of the cellars that smell so deliciously of new wine. Not to mention, Time Out Spa is the perfect place to soak in the aromatherapy of massage oils and beat the doldrums as you are pampered into complete relaxation.


Discover SPRING

In spring, the blossoms come! One of the most beautiful sights is a block of trees in bloom, first with the white of pears, then the rose of cherries and then the pink of apples. Since different apple varieties bloom at different times (and Mother Nature decides at a whim when to make blossoming happen), there is no “Best Time” to sniff the blossom-scented air and watch the bees work their pollinating magic.

How to color eggs the natural way 1. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil, add 1 cup of vegetable matter of choice or 2 Tbsp of spice. 2. Simmer, covered for 15-20 minutes. 3. Strain the liquid, cool and add 1 Tbsp of white vinegar.

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chopped skins Yellow onion skins Yellow onion skins Blueberries Blueberries Red beets, shredded Red beets, shredded Turmeric, ground Turmeric, ground Red onion skins Red onion

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Discover SUMMER Early summer is Berry Season, and the smell of warm Earth and ripe berries should be bottled for the winter months- and you can do it! “You Pick” Berry Ranches open in June, and a short time spent picking produces enough berries for you to take home and make jam, to give to friends when the weather is dreary, showing them your love and a sunny day. Bring the kids for a day of berry picking; it’s an unplugged activity that creates beautiful memories and a “What I Did Over Summer Vacation” topic.

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Photos Don’t forget your camera

2016 Facebook Photo Contest First Place Winner, Amy Stalker! Depending on Mother Nature, of course, most you-pick apples are generally available in September. Planning a trip for apple picking? Check for availability at applehill.com.

Lavender Don’t miss the Lavender Festival! Year round Apple Hill events can be found at applehill.com.

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Late summer the apple barns open as they have fruit to sell. The “official” start of Apple Season is Labor Day weekend, but Mother Nature is in charge of ripening dates as well as blossoming dates, and guests who wait until October can miss out on pears and the early-ripening apples. September is a time for the warm smells of sunshine, just-picked fruit and peach cobbler. The “You Pick” ranches are quite small, so September can offer more to choose from before they are picked out.


Discover FALL Apple Season brings scents that may be more familiar to most of our visitors, but guests, who come only in October, are denying themselves the pleasures carried through the air during the eleven other months. Everyone knows the delights that are on the menu as they smell pies in the oven, creamy caramel being whisked to coat crisp apples, the pulp of the cider mills, the dampness of wet wine barrels. Older guests may be transported to the time they or their grandparents created the same smells in the kitchen or basement, and younger guests suddenly feel the urge to find out just how to recreate those smells at home.

apple cider The flavorful apples grown at the Apple Hill Farms make for exceptionally great Cider and Hard Cider. Taste your way through on your next visit!

Apple Hill Harvest Run

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Taste of Apple Hill. Details on page 6. Aug. 28, 2016

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The Apple Hill ranches olfactory delights are not limited to fall, however. In fact, true lovers of Apple Hill know that the “off-Apple Season� months are a wonderful time to avoid crowds and traffic and fill their noses and lungs with air scented from the land.

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Labor Day is the Opening Day for most Apple Hill Bake Shops. Details for ALL Bake Shops can be found at applehill.com November 6, 2016 Pre-register at applehillrun.org applehill.com

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2016 Calendar of Events Please contact individual farms to verify event time, date and location.

More details at event calendar, www.applehill.com/events and the official Apple Hill app. See pg. 5. All area codes 530 unless noted otherwise.

JAN-DEC: YEAR ROUND FARMS OPEN: See more on page 43 JUNE JUNE: BERRY FARMS OPEN: Check individual farms for dates and availability: #12, #15, #16, #23, #41, #45, #48, #84, #100 JUNE FRIDAYS: SUNSET SIPPIN’: #32 Boeger Winery 622-8094 JUNE 5: WHITE ON WHITE DINNER & MUSIC #10 Rainbow Orchards 644-1594 Benefits El Dorado Images of Hope JUNE 11: 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: #26 Lava Cap Winery 621-0175 JUNE 18 & 19: FATHERS DAY WEEKEND: #27 Time Out Spa 644-0314 JUNE 25 & 26: LAVENDER FESTIVAL 10AM-4PM: #56 Bluestone Meadow 621-1830 JULY JULY: BERRY FARMS OPEN: Check individual farms for dates and availability: #12, #15, #16, #23, #41, #45, #48, #84, #100 JULY FRIDAYS: SUNSET SIPPIN’: #32 Boeger Winery 622-8094 JULY 24, 31: MAKE YOUR OWN BLACKBERRY JAM – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: #84 Harris Tree Farm 644-2194 AUGUST AUG: BERRY FARMS OPEN: Check individual farms for dates and availability: #12, #15, #16, #23, #41, #45, #48, #84, #100 AUG FRIDAYS: SUNSET SIPPIN’: #32 Boeger Winery 622-8094 AUG: WINE & WEENIE~THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER: #32 Boeger Winery 622-8094 AUG 7, 14, 21: MAKE YOUR OWN BLACKBERRY JAM – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: #84 Harris Tree Farm 644-2194 AUG 27: KICK-OFF HARVEST DINNER – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: #6 Madrona Vineyards 644-5948 AUG 28: APPLE HILL SMORGY – “TASTE OF APPLE HILL”: See applehill.com and details pg. 6 SEPTEMBER SEPT: BARBERIAN BASH!: #32 Boeger Winery 622-8094 SEPT 3: OPENING DAY OF MOST APPLE HILL FARMS SEPT 9: CAMINO BARN DANCE: #10 Rainbow Orchards 644-1594 Benefits Camino Community Action Committee SEP 11-18: HIGH TEA IN THE ORCHARD: #84 Harris Tree Farm 644-2194 64 applehill.com


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SEPT 16, 17, 18: CHUGGER ENGINES SHOW: #1 High Hill Ranch 644-1973 SEPT 17: GOLD COUNTRY BONSAI SHOW: DEMONSTRATIONS & EXHIBITS #10 Rainbow Orchards 644-1594 SEPT 17 & 18: 20TH ANNUAL KIDS WEEKEND & JOHNNY APPLESEED DAY: #5 Kids Inc. 622-0184 SEPT 18: JOHNNY APPLESEED DAY: See applehill.com for participating farms and activities SEPT 24: KIDS BAKING DAY 11AM-1PM: #37 Apple Pantry Farm 318-2834 OCTOBER OCT 2: GIRL SCOUT SCARECROW CONTEST: #84 Harris Tree Farm 644-2194 OCT 28: NEVADA DAY SPECIALS: #25 Wofford Acres Vineyards 626-6858, #5 Kids Inc 622-0184, #84 Harris Tree Farm 644-2194, #6 Madrona Vineyards 644-5948 OCT 28: NEVADA DAY SHINDIG-LIVE MUSIC: #5 Kids Inc. 622-0184 NOVEMBER NOV: HOLIDAY SAMPLER: #32 Boeger Winery 622-8094 NOV 5 & 6: DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION: #10 Rainbow Orchards 644-1594 NOV 5: HARVEST FESTIVAL- RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED: #6 Madrona Vineyards 644-5948 NOV 6: APPLE HILL HARVEST RUN: Benefits Camino School. See pg. 45 NOV 6: HARVEST RUNNER APPRECIATION SPECIAL: Meet & Greet # 5 Kids Inc 622-0184; Free Donuts to All Runners #10 Rainbow Orchards 644-1594 NOV 11: VETERANS’ DAY SPECIALS: Live Music- #5 Kids Inc. 622-0184; Free Donut to all Service Persons #10 Rainbow Orchards 644-1594; Free Piece of Candy to All Veterans #40 Fudge Factory 644-3492 NOV 12: KIDS BAKING DAY 11 AM-1 PM: #37 Apple Pantry Farm 318-2834 NOV 12 & 13 TASTE OF FALL: Samples #5 Kids Inc 622-0184 NOV 18: OPENING DAY OF MOST APPLE HILL GROWER CHRISTMAS TREE FARMS DECEMBER DEC 3: LIBRARY WINE EVENT: #26 Lava Cap Winery 621-0175 DEC 3: CHRISTMAS IN THE CELLAR: #6 Madrona Vineyards 644-5948 DEC 3-11: MAGNUM DAYS: #6 Madrona Vineyards 644-5948 APRIL 2017 APRIL 2017: EDWA PASSPORT WEEKENDS: #26 Lava Cap Winery 621-0175, #32 Boeger Winery 622-8094; #6 Madrona Vineyards 644-5948 APRIL 15, 2017: EASTER EGG HUNT: #23 Mill View Ranch 622-6885 applehill.com

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So much to do during ... September 11–18, 2016 El Dorado County Gold Week is a full week of live music and entertainment, rare access to historical sites and exhibits, special tours, great food and locally crafted wine and beer featured all across the county. During this week the 2016 World Gold Panning Championships run Wednesday through Sunday kicking off with a parade of nations through downtown Placerville. For a complete schedule of events, please visit the GOLD WEEK section of our website: www.eldoradogold2016.com

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Kids’ Activities

Some activities have fees More details at applehill.com

#15 24Carrot Farm (530) 651-3276 You-Pick Pumpkin Patch #38 Abel’s Apple Acres (530) 626-0138 Lead-line Horse & Pony Rides, Maze, Johnny Appleseed Measuring Tree, Photo-Op Cutouts, Family of Cows #20 Apple Ridge Farms (530) 647-0613 Hay Bale Maze, Nature Trail, You-Pick Pumpkin Patch, Gem Mining #22 Argyres Orchard (530) 644-3862 You-Pick Apples & Concord Grapes #56 Bluestone Meadow (530) 621-1830 Barrel Train Rides, Rubber Duck Races, Puppet Theater, Gold Panning, Giant Bubbles #100 Camino Ridge (530) 644-1594 You-Pick Blueberries #42 Cardanini’s Pumpkin Patch (530) 644-2140 You-Pick Pumpkin Patch #14 Denver Dan’s Apple Patch (530) 644-6881 You-Pick Apples, Cookin’ Kids, Pony Rides, Orchard Tours #40 Fudge Factory Farm (530) 644-3492 Kids Play Area, Alpacas #48 Goodness Orchard (530) 644-6448 You-Pick Tree Fruit, Berries & Vegetables #21 Goyette’s North Canyon Ranch ( 530) 622-9299 You-Pick Apples, Indian Corn & Pumpkins #84 Harris Tree Farm (530) 644-2194 Nature Trail, Scavenger Hunt, You-Pick Berries, Pumpkins & Apples, Scarecrow Making, Santa Visits during Christmas Season #1 High Hill Ranch (530) 644-1973 School, Group, & Walking Tours, Hay Rides, Face Painting, Trout Fishing, Pony Rides # 24 Honey Bear Ranch (530) 644-3934 Waterwheel, Fish Pond, Lawn Area Games #5 Kids Inc. (530) 622-0184 Kids Arts & Crafts, You-Pick Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Junior Farmer Tours, Nature Trail #9 Larsen Apple Barn (530) 644-1415 Grass Park Play Area available during apple season, Larsen Museum #23 Mill View Ranch (530) 622-6885 Kid’s Town, Pigs, Chickens, Field Trips, Kids Crafts #18 O’Halloran’s Apple Trail Ranch (530) 644-3389 You-Pick Pumpkins, Vegetables, Sunflowers & Christmas Trees, Johnny Appleseed Tree #16 Patrick’s Mountain Grown (530) 647-6033 You-Pick Berries (Members Only) #41 Pine O’Mine (530) 344-0288 You-Pick Blueberries, Raspberries & Apples #10 Rainbow Orchards (530) 644-1594 Hay Bale Hop-a-Crooked-Mile, “Piper’s Pumpkins” Photo-Op Wagon with Heirloom Squash and Pumpkins, Fresh Cider Mill #12 Sloan Winters Mountain Orchard & Garden (916) 860-9207 – Hay & Tractor Rides, You-Pick Pumpkin Patch, Farm Animals, Jam Samples #133 Smokey Ridge Farmstand (530) 626-5077 You-Pick Pumpkins & Chestnuts #44 Windmiller Farm You-Pick Apples & Pumpkins

El Dorado Disposal – a Waste Connections Company and the Apple Hill™ Growers –

Partnering for a healthy future. When you visit our Apple Hill™ Farms this year you’ll find recycling bins provided by El Dorado Disposal. Please do your part by placing your recyclable items in these containers. Thank you! Look for recycling bins at ranches with this symbol:

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3100 North Canyon Road, Camino • 530-642-2714

3061 Snows Road, Camino • 916-860-9207

14. DENVER DAN’S APPLE PATCH

4354 Bumble Bee Lane, Camino • 530-644-6881

15. 24CARROT FARM

2731 Jacquier Road, Placerville • 530-651-3276

16. PATRICK’S MTN. GROWN BERRY FARM 4455 Pony Express Trail, Camino • 530-647-6033

18. O’HALLORAN’S APPLE TRAIL RANCH 2261 Cable Road, Camino • 530-644-3389

20. APPLE RIDGE FARMS

1800 Larsen Drive, Camino • 530-647-0613

21. GOYETTE’S NORTH CANYON RANCH

3825 North Canyon Road, Camino • 530-622-9299

1900 Hidden Valley Lane, Camino • 530-626-6858

2221 Fruitridge Road, Placerville • 530-621-0175 2452 Apple Vista Lane, Camino • 530-644-0314

2239 Hidden Valley Lane, Camino • 530-622-4629 1709 Carson Road, Placerville • 530-622-8094 2261 Harvest Lane, Camino • 530-644-3984 2234 Cable Road, Camino • 530-644-5283

corner of North Canyon & Hassler, Camino • 530-318-2834 2345 Carson Road, Placerville • 530-626-0138

2501 Carson Road, Placerville • 530-626-6521 2860 High Hill Rd., Placerville • 530-644-3492

2000 Larsen Drive, Camino • 530-644-2230

1925 Carson Road, Placerville • 530-626-5037

3734 North Canyon Road, Camino • 530-957-5345 4341 Pony Express Trail, Camino • 530-644-6448

2721 Mace Road, Camino • 530-644-1396

2640 Blair Road, Pollock Pines • 530-644-2194

3041 Carson Road, Placerville • 530-644-1490

89. CRYSTAL CREEK TREE FARM

2019 Cable Road, Camino • 530-644-4647

90. RAPETTI FARMS

2585 Fruitridge Road, Camino • 530-622-7229

91. INDIAN ROCK TREE FARM

3800 North Canyon Road, Camino • 530-622-4087

92. HACIENDA ORCHARDS

2900 Barkley Road, Camino • 408-657-6568

100. CAMINO RIDGE

3010 Snows Road, Camino • 530-644-1594

133. SMOKEY RIDGE FARMSTAND

2160 Carson Road, Placerville • 530-626-5077

120 Jacquier Court, Placerville • 530-642-2021 2025 Carson Road, Placerville • 530-621-1830

2740 Jacquier Road, Placerville • 510-406-3921

2315 Cable Road, Camino • 530-644-1686 2921 Barkley Road, Camino • 530-391-5865

2881 North Canyon Road, Camino • 530-621-2053

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2016 Apple Hill Cider Press  

2016 visitors' guide to all 50 Apple Hill member farms and wineries plus local restaurants, accommodations, attractions and events.

2016 Apple Hill Cider Press  

2016 visitors' guide to all 50 Apple Hill member farms and wineries plus local restaurants, accommodations, attractions and events.

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