U-Pick Apples

Apple Picking in Petaluma

We’re closed for the season. We’ll likely open in mid-August 2017, so watch this space to follow the year’s apple crop.

Enjoy a day of family apple picking in our organic orchard, with varieties such as Orin, Pinova, Candy Crisp, and Jonagold. We are open for u-pick on Sundays only, from 9am to 3pm, during late August, September, and sometimes October. 

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Entry time slots are available every hour, to help spread guests throughout the day, which creates a better experience for everyone. 2016 Admission is $6 per family if pre-booked online or $10 per family if you do not pre-book. Each family must have their own reservation to get the discounted price.

Throughout the day, we offer farm tours so you can see our cows and sheep up close. You can even feed them fallen apples from the orchard, so nothing goes to waste.

Slow Food Russian River runs a free apple press in Sebastopol, by reservation. Make a reservation online, pick apples at Chileno Valley Ranch, and press them into delicious juice!

2016 Prices: Apples $2/lb. Grass-fed ground beef $8/lb. (Prices subject to change.) We often have other wonderful items for sale from our farm or our neighbors, such as free-range eggs, honey, Nicasio Valley Cheese company cheeses, or apple juice by the cup. (All items subject to availability.) Payment: cash, local checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.  

To help plan your visit, check our frequently asked questions and recipes pages.

Our opening and closing dates vary from year to year depending on the climate. Occasionally we don’t open on a particular Sunday in-season because there aren’t enough ripe apples. Be sure to check this site and confirm that we are open before you come.

No dogs, please.

We had a great time picking apples and meeting the animals on the farm. They offer a variety of organic apples and asian pears, as well as a few vegetables, eggs and grass-fed beef. – Alexandra