Apple Picking in Los Angeles – The notion of apple picking is one that conjures up romantic images of happy families exploring picturesque orchards and picking crisp red fruit with golden leaves. The perfect family activity has been created, with no tech in sight! As you explore Los Angeles in the autumn be sure to get out into the countryside to enjoy the delights of the traditional, wholesome orchards and take some time enjoying the most classic of fall activities – pick-your-own apples!
Apple picking season near Los Angeles begins in mid August and continues through to the end of October.
Please do check opening times and more details with each farm before your visit, just in case anything has changed since we published this post. Enjoy your apple picking!
Riley’s at Los Rios Rancho
39611 Oak Glen Rd, Yucaipa, CA 92399
Riley’s at Los Rios Rancho “are a family run operation specializing in historic events and heirloom apple growing.We work hard to create a family friendly and wholesome atmosphere that call on early American traditions. During the fall season we offer festive activities such as U-pick apples and Pumpkins, horse drawn carriage rides, u-press cider and more.
We are open all year with our cafe and country store, and continually offer specialized public and themed events such as Called dances, themed dinner parties, weddings and more.
We proudly tend more than 150 acres of dedicated farmland and offer a variety of organically grown berries, apples, pumpkins, corn and chestnuts.
U-pick Strawberries – June through September while produce lasts.
U-pick Raspberries – Late July – September while produce lasts.
U-pick Apples – Late August-Early November while produce lasts.
U-pick Pumpkins – October – November while produce lasts.
I can’t see it stated on the webpage but a sunflower field is mentioned on Instagram.”
Willowbrook Apple Farm
12099 Oak Glen Rd, Oak Glen, CA 92399
Willowbrook Apple Farm orchard was “planted in 1910, making our Stayman-Winesap apples over 100 years old. Willowbrook Apple Farm is a small, family-run operation and is the best-reviewed farm in Oak Glen, CA. We hope you will visit us and allow us to welcome you to Willowbrook Apple Farm.
Our apple picking season (FALL) begins in October and runs based on the crop, so it’s always TBD how long we will be selling apples. There are many other adventures to explore and we know you will enjoy visiting Oak Glen anytime!
Organically grown blackberries and raspberries.
Fresh berries? Yes, please! Come enjoy fresh raspberries and blackberries right off the vine. Our raspberries and blackberries are TBD based on the crop for the 2022 season, we are watching them and will let you know when they are available.
We also recommend you visit our country store in the fall and try our jams and sauces. Raspberry and blackberry preserves, blackberry syrup, jalapeno raspberry jam and more. Delicious!”
Stone Soup Farm & Heritage Orchard
12131 Oak Glen Rd, Yucaipa, CA 92399
Stone Soup Farm & Heritage Orchard “are a working family micro-farm & seasonal gardens. We cultivate the senses through nourishing food, beauty from our regional landscape, crackling campfires, and the scent of freshly picked blooms. We savor moments in their season, supporting our community based regenerative apple orchard and agricultural learning space.
STARTING IN OCTOBER – APPLE PICKING BEGINS THE FIRST WEEKEND IN OCTOBER
Stayman Winesap – An heirloom treasure
A true autumn apple and famed to be one of the finest heirlooms around, the Stayman-Winesap is a complex variety with a robust spice, wine-like flavor and crisp texture. This delicious variety has both sweet notes with a tart finish. Stayman-Winesap’s thick skin keeps this juicy apple fresh longer than most other varieties.”
Stone Pantry Orchard
11993 South, Oak Glen Rd, Yucaipa, CA 92399
The Stone Pantry Orchard is a “rustic & fun apple orchard in Oak Glen. We have u-pick apples, pears & wild blackberries. You can also press your own cider!
U-Pick Apples, Pears, Blackberries, Pumpkins
Pick your own fruit. We give you a pickin’ pole and a bag. Sold by the pound. Apple picking is fun for the whole family!”
39400 Oak Glen Rd, Yucaipa, CA 92399
Snow-Line grow apples but they are not upick. Snow-Line Orchard is a “family owned apple farm, winery & cidery in Oak Glen, CA and the surrounding area. We provide a variety of fun & exciting activities, including wine tasting, raspberry picking and more. We provide friendly service from a family business, a beautiful picnic area with the oldest Italian chestnut tree and mini apple cider donuts that are a huge hit.
Our original packing shed, historic cider mill, ancient chestnut tree, and beautiful picnic grounds make the perfect backdrop for your next family outing. It is always cooler in Oak Glen so come enjoy some fall weather with our mini cider donuts and Augies coffee or escape the summer heat to our picnic area while enjoying a glass of our very own hard cider or wine.
We carry a broad selection of products; fresh apples and cider, u-pick raspberries, cider mini donuts, artisan balsamics and oils, local honey, unique gifts, and farm made wine and hard cider.”
Also check out our post on farms in Los Angeles as well as the best places for apple picking near me.