|| California | Wine Country | Sonoma Valley|
Apple orchards Sebastopol is noted for its apple orchards, especially Gravenstein apples.
|Ratzlaff Ranch In fall, this orchard has U-pick apples. When we visited, Rome beauty and Golden Delicious were ripe. Kids can grab a basket-shaped apple picker, head out to the orchard. Picking bags and boxes for picked apples are provided. Picnic tables in the shade. Ratzlaff is open daily, Sept. and Oct.|
|Ratzlaff Ranch is located at 13128 Occidental Rd.|
|Walker Apples To stock up on a wide variety of local apples, stop by this stand, sample apples and then buy your favorites. Open daily, late July to December.|
|Walker Apples 10955 Upp Rd (country dirt road).|
|Gravenstein Apple Fair |
Every August, families flock to this popular apple fair, celebrating the heirloom Gravenstein apple and farm life (many farms in the area are family owned).
|On our blog, read about this seasonal event: "Gravenstein Apple Fair"|
|Kids can try apple fritters, apple pie, apple pie ice cream, fresh-pressed apple juice, pet farm animals such as dairy cows, mini horses, pygmy goats and pigs, run around a hay maze, and climb on tractors.|
|Ragle Ranch Regional Park (Ragle Rd) This is a charming park, with lots of shady oak trees, picnic tables, and a large playground with swings and climbing structures.|