Apple Picking in Oak Glen, California
at Willowbrook Farm and Snow-Line Orchard
Apple picking is the most quintessential fall activity. However, living in the city makes it difficult to do. Luckily for us LA locals, there are quite a few farms southeast of the city in an area called Oak Glen. It consists of one long and winding country road (Oak Glen Rd.) that takes you through all of the farms. When you see cars lined up along the road you know you are close! I was absolutely amazed when I pulled up: there were cars and people every where. I waited in line for thirty minutes before finally getting to go in and pick apples because the area is so popular. My recommendation: get there early to hopefully beat the crowds!
I spent the day at Willowbrook Apple Farm and finished it off at Snow-Line Orchard (more below). There are many other orchards along the road, like Riley’s Farm, Los Rios Rancho, and Parrish Pioneer Ranch. The Oak Glen Village is also located in the area that offers lots of family fun fall activities, restaurants, and shops. Some of the farms also offer other U-Pick fruits and vegetables, and some have pumpkin farms. So pick out your best farmer girl / fall in the country look and head out of the city. 🙂
Unless you get here early, expect a line! This is a great place for U-Pick apples. It also features a cider press: you get two press the apples and make your own gallon of cider.
This is the perfect place to wind down after a fun morning of apple picking. They have apple cider donuts and hard apple cider that you can enjoy in their outdoor courtyard. My favorite part was in the very back of the farmhouse; there is a room with all of their homemade wines, including a tasting bar. They have a wine for everyone! If you want apple cider, then I would get the Apple Spark: apple cider topped with champagne.
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