The 50 Best Apple Orchards & Pumpkin Patches in the Country, According to Yelp

The arrival of fall is not merely marked by the changing of the leaves from green to bright orange, but also by the opening of apple orchards and pumpkin patches all across the country. Pilgrimages...

CJ Olson update [Sunnyvale]

by rworange 14 years ago

The cherries are wonderful as always. This is the last week for the apricots. The Santa Rosa plums are just in and, IMO, they are not there yet. They are not the usual wonderfulness of juice with t...

Blenheim Apricots from Heritage Park @ Community Center farmstand, Sunnyvale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

No one was happier than I to learn that Blenheim apricots from the Orchard Heritage Park stand of about 800 trees managed by Charlie Olson are available for sale right now at Community Center in Su...

Bings and Blenheims from Novakovich Orchards, Saratoga

by sricha 12 years ago

My favorite place for bings is Novakovich Orchards in Saratoga. Located in an orchard across from West Valley College, this family run place has been there since 1925. You drive up to a fruit stand...

Stone Fruits 2020 @ Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Andy's Orchard opened for the season on May 15. Yesterday was my first visit of the year. The entrance has been roped off like the lines for bank tellers with markers each six feet. Inside the door...

Snow-Line Orchard & Winery | Oak Glen - San Bernardino County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Apple season is back in the mile-high orchards of Oak Glen. I confess to being completely unaware of this growing area until a friend clued me in last year. On November 1 on my way to Palm Springs,...

A Kingdom from Dust

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . old Tulare Lake, which rose by flood and sank by drought. Four tribes of Yokut lived along its shores. On the shallow bottom, the women fished mussels and clams with their toes. The nets of...

Stone Fruits 2018 @ Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill opened for the season on May 15. I had a chance to visit last weekend to buy the first cherries from its own orchards: Brooks and Black Tartarians. I bought some of bo...

Summer Lady Peaches Grown by Baird Family Orchards

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

The peaches served with the Tails & Trotter grilled sausages, https://www.chowhound.com/post/tails-trotters-portland-farmers-market-psu-1076071 , were the Summer Lady variety grown by Baird Family ...

Machado Orchards pies vs. Ikeda

by gordon wing 18 years ago

was reading in the Sacramento Bee about how good the pies are at Machado Orchards up in Auburn (Foresthill Exit). Usually at this exit I go to Ikeda's - right next to the freeway (80) - where the ...

Brentwood Cherries 2018

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Orchards and farms in Brentwood on the urban boundary are popular summer time u-pick and farmstand destinations. The cherry season is here and producers have started opening on weekends this month....

Stone Fruits 2017 @ Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill is my favorite source of tree-ripened stone fruit. It opened last week for the season. My first time to visit at the start of the harvest, beginning with cherries, and...

Cherries in Morgan Hill: Andy's Orchard and Mariani Orchards Roadside Cherry Stand

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 years ago

Monday I stopped by Andy's Orchard to see how the cherry crop's doing. Very well, thank you. Black Tartarians, the end of Brooks, Rainiers, and Bings were all in peak form. The Bings were especia...

Kishu Mandarins @ Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

Monday morning I dropped by Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill. A regular stop for me during stone fruit season for the fabulous cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, and plums, however, this might h...


by heybaldy 6 years ago

Hip hip hooray, new years, it comes twice a year in our household. A tradition was usually fulfilled with supermarket apples from IGA. This year we have house guests from Florida (great! this is l...

Rockridge Orchards & Cidery--A Beer Oasis in Enumclaw

by kaleokahu 6 years ago

There's a well-kept sudsy secret lurking in the shadow of Ti'Swaq' (aka, Tahoma, Tacobeh, Pooskaus, Tacoma or Mount Rainier). FORTY-FIVE taps for tasting and $10 growler fills. Allegedly TWO TH...

PYO Apple Orchards That Allow Dogs?

by jrenken 12 years ago

Does anyone know of any orchards in the area that allow you to bring dogs? The only one I've been able to find so far is Rock Hill. Most of the websites I've looked at either don't say anything a...

Apple orchards suggestions welcomed - missing Phil's Apples

by latertater 8 years ago

We are sadly missing Phil's Apples out in Harvard, its wonderful cider pressing 'til December, and especially its proprietor, Phil Rymsha. Apparently someone bought it and is trying to continu...

Apple Orchards in RI

by RhodyRedHen 8 years ago

We love going out to the pick-your-own apple orchards at this time of year, but we're always sad to leave our beloved canine companion at home. Many orchards ban even leashed pets (often for health...

Orchards That Have Heirloom Apples?

by hiddenboston 8 years ago

What are some orchards in Eastern MA (or beyond) that have heirloom apples? Any thoughts?