I remember going to Apple Hill as a kid and eating corn dogs, apple pie, and caramel apples (maybe not all at the same time). I also liked to pick out our pumpkin for Halloween. If you want to beat the crowds, go on a day like today, but it wasn’t quite as exciting as I remembered. Maybe it’s because I’m not 10 anymore, but it was a bit of a ghost town and there were no pumpkins yet. If you go, try a Mutsu apple and eat an apple turnover at Boa Vista Orchards. Both were so good, we got a bunch to take home!
Boa Vista Orchards, 2952 Carson Road, Placerville, California, 95667.
© Sarah Milstein 2013
Today, I helped my mom harvest some plumbs from her backyard with a fruit picker basket. Only one plumb landed on my head and about 5 hit the ground–perhaps my future does not lie in being a farmer. We weighed the loot and collected 5.2 pounds. The tree is still stocked, and she has already picked over 50 pounds. I think they are the best plumbs on the planet. (So are her tomatoes.)