Where to Go Apple Picking in Southern California

Don’t be a sour apple because summer is over! Ring in the fall season by having some hardcore fun and pick some apples at some of LA’s local farms and orchards. Here are our top picks!

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WILLOWBROOK APPLE FARM

This farm not only lets visitors pick their own apples but also press their own apple cider! Apples will be ripe and ready for picking the first week of October. Until then, there’s wine tasting every Saturday in September complete with a bon fire. Need I say more?

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SNOW-LINE ORCHARD

This orchard doubles as a winery and cider house, where visitors are welcomed to pick fresh raspberries and enjoy beautiful views of the mountains. For a sweet treat, make sure to stop by the “Donut Coaster” to try Snow-Line Orchard’s famous mini-cider donuts!

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LOS RIOS RANCHO

Open Labor Day — Thanksgiving, apple picking available on select days only. Make sure to check the website for available dates and times.

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STONE SOUP FARM AND HERITAGE ORCHARD

Stone Soup Farm and Heritage Orchard is a rustic little farm just outside Oak Glen that focuses on tradition and education. This picturesque Farmhouse allows visitors to pick from a selection of apples, blackberries and pumpkins! (Flowers and herbs will be available soon.)

PHOTO: RILEY’S APPLE FARM FB

RILEY’S APPLE FARM

Riley’s Farm has a wide selection of fruits and veggies for visitors to take home and enjoy like raspberries, strawberries, pears and pumpkins. If you want to relax and unwind while on your visit, make sure to stop by the bakery for Tea Time where you can choose from a list of natural teas and nibble on fresh baked scones and tarts.

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