Apple Hill, Delicious Destination
Kristen and me with Peets coffee in hand!
Apple Hill, here we come!
If you want a fun day, filled with beautiful scenery, Apples in every form (pie, donuts, strudels,jelly, and of course, fresh-then join me for a few hours of fun, food,family and COLD WEATHER!
First stop of course, before leaving town is Peet's coffee. We left home before the coffee maker could do it's thing and besides, Kristen and I love Peet's lattes.
On the road again, we head up HWY 80 toward Sacramento then cut onto Hwy 50 toward Placerville. A few miles beyond Placerville we turn off to the left toward the signs that lead to "Apple Hill", a community of farms that band together to invite folks up to enjoy a day of eating every variation of an apple dish you can imagine. And of course there are fresh apples to purchase for your later pleasure. High Hill ranch is our first stop where Gary always has to buy his first Apple Strudel. They are so huge, I prefer one of the Apple donuts and a cup of hot, steaming coffee.
At the Apple Stand, in addition to filling your tummy with sugary confections, there is an array of fresh apples of almost all varieties; pink lady, Arkansas blacks, red delicious, just to name a few. Walk a few more feet and there are shelves and shelves filled with jars of butters; apple butter (of course), pumpkin, apple pumpkin, sweet potatoe (never heard of that before) and lots of other spreads made of berries and various fruits.
Check out the pictures below and then come along with us to Madrona Winery, just a few miles up the road.
photos at the Apple Barn, High HillClick thumbnail to view full-size
High Hill Ranch
Heading on to Madrona Winery
Join us on the next hub as we continue through the Apple Hill community. Next stop, Madrona Winery.