Go apple picking at Oak Glen apple orchard! There are many fruits you can pick year round plus activities and restaurants too at Riley’s Farm in SoCal.
If you’ve heard of Oak Glen apple orchard, or otherwise known as Riley’s Farm, but have never been….let me tell you, the kids love it (we do too). There is something about a tiny town with a rustic feel that we will drive for miles around to get to. The buildings are left in their original state, people are dressed as they would’ve been in the Little House on the Prairie days, and there are LOTS of places to pick fresh fruits and pumpkins in Oct.!
Here is the schedule for fruits, flowers and pumpkin seasons at Riley’s Farm as well as a schedule for summertime activities and camps they are having there.
Blackberry picking starts in August!
Apple picking season starts in October, and pumpkins too, it is a must do….info. below.
As you drive up the windy road there begins to be apple orchard after apple orchard inviting you in to pick straight off of their trees (you pay per lb.). Choose which orchard you prefer, get out, and meander about with the bag they give you to choose the type of apples you like. They offer many varieties of apples at Oak Glen apple orchard and those you will find even before you reach the actual town of Oak Glen too.
There you can spend time picking just the right apples to bring home to make apple pie, jam, or just eat them as is. If you choose you can visit the apple press on site and they will turn your fresh picked apples into pure, sweet apple cider with an old fashioned machine….you can watch them do it right then and there.
It is pretty fun! There are a few down home country restaurants there too that serve meals you remember your Grandmother making + serving up their deliciously fresh apple pie made from…you guessed it…the apples at Riley’s Farm. When you reach the actual town of Oak Glen there are boutique shops and more. It is great to pack a picnic lunch, pick some apples, eat, and then top it off with their apple pie! It is a great day trip…..they even have a little zoo up there! If you’re coming from a bit further there are lodging and camping facilities nearby too, you can find more information about Oak Glen here on their website.
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