Apple Hill is forty five minutes north of
on Highway 50. You can refer to a map or just follow the cars. Our journey was
on a Tuesday morning. Apparently we were not the only ones that were to visit
this region. There are ‘farm trail’ signs that will direct you to the various
stops. Our first stop was Boa Vista Orchards. It was located smack dabs in the
middle of an orchard and pumpkin patch. It is a good thing we brought a full
pocket book because we were about to do some apple product related shopping.
Apple pies, frozen or freshly baked, apple doughnuts, fritters, streusel,
juice, cider, caramel apples, and so much more. There was a snack bar and gift
shop. If you want apples you have arrived. We filled up a cart with various
apple products and went to our next destination.
A short scenic drive down the road to the Larsen Apple Barn was next. We were able to watch apple packers in action. Freshly pressed apple juice was offered to sample. This was the nectar of the apple gods. Yummy! We purchased dried and fresh apples. Our trunk was getting full.
After several more stops our final destination was the Jack Russell Brewery. For a nominal fee you can purchase samples of beer, wine, cider and mead. They had beautiful picnic grounds to enjoy your imbibing. We were now sufficiently liquored up and it was time to hit the road, with our designated driver of course.
Our journey home warranted a stop in nearby
to “Z pies”. We had a good tip to purchase frozen pot pies to go. When we got
home we fired up the oven and cooked our pot pies and a frozen caramel apple
pie. They were both delicious. This was a great road trip. I would recommend
going on a weekday because this spot is not a secret. Placerville