October 14, 2013


Plenty of Time to Visit Apple Hill and Pick Apples

The Apple Hill Growers Association (AHGA), located in Camino, Cedar Grove, Placerville and Pollock Pines, CA, was once a fledgling association comprised of 5 ranches. 

Growers on these ranches began with a well-founded hope in strong families and a future in farming traditions. Many of the original families have passed those traditions on to the next generations.

The Association will be celebrating 50 years in 2014 and has over 50 ranches including fruit growers, bake shops, wineries, a micro-brewery, a spa and Christmas tree growers.

“Thoughts of the spring blossom season in our orchards, fields and vineyards sustain us during the long winters and give time for planning improvements for the coming season,” said Lynn Larsen, AHGA President. “As the summer season approaches, we welcome our new and returning guests that visit our year-round wineries, brewery and fruit stands. 

Fresh local berries, cherries, pears, peaches and a large variety of fabulous apples supply us with fruits from May through December. Fall pumpkins and gourds color the way to the Christmas season that opens with choosing a fresh tree from our many tree growers.” Larsen also suggests visitors will enjoy the beautiful scenic drive on country roads that lead to all of the activities offered.

California Ag Today staff makes an annual pilgrimage to Apple Hill to pick apples, and we highly recommend a visit.