The Bay Area Council this week announced it is partnering with a coalition of business and community leaders to promote Band Together Bay Area, a campaign led by nonprofit Tipping Point to support local relief and long-term recovery efforts for the thousands of residents, businesses and others who have been impacted by the devastating North Bay fires.
Council members Kaiser Permanente, Salesforce, San Francisco Giants and Google are among the founding sponsors of Band Together Bay Area, which will hold a benefit concert on Thursday, Nov.
The ranch is open for u-pick apples on Sundays from 10 a.m. The 600-acre property is hosted by Mike and Sally Gale and operates primarily as a cattle ranch but also offers Plein-Air art workshops and wedding services. In addition to certified organic apples, the farm sells local honey year round, dried lavender and pumpkins from its “Apple Hut.” The farm specializes in growing organic Fuji and Gala apples but also offers Cameos, Johnny Gold and Granny Smith apples when in season.
646 Trabing Road Watsonville, CA 95076 (408) 472-1958 in a gorgeous agricultural region just outside Watsonville, Clearview Organic Orchards offers u-pick apples from 10 a.m. Clearview Organic Orchards is located a few minutes north of Watsonville off Highway 1 at Buena Vista Drive. but the best days for u-pick are on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
Drawing generations of residents and visitors alike, Gizdich Ranch offers “Pick-Your-Self” strawberries, olallieberries, boysenberries and apples, with picking season information available online or by calling the ranch directly.
Watsonville’s apple season begins in September and Gizdich Ranch features popular apple varieties like Red-Delicious, Golden-Delicious, Newtown Pippin and Royal Gala.
The small town of Graton is just down the road where you can visit Willow Wood Cafe.
It’s apple season so why not head out to pick your own organic apples?
In addition to growing certified organic crops, the 3,200-acre ranch also operates as a world-class educational and research center.
Swanton Pacific Ranch is located 14 miles north of Santa Cruz off Highway 1 and 38 miles south of Half Moon Bay.
Here are five of the best places to pick your own apples in the Bay Area.
5105 Chileno Valley Road Petaluma, CA 94952 (707) 765-6664 about 11 miles west of Petaluma, Chileno Valley Ranch has an organic apple orchard featuring new varieties for apple picking. Among the certified organic apples available for u-picking are Orin, Pinova, Molly’s Delicious and Jonathan’s Pride.
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