Grub log 10/26/08:
I served as an unwilling driver to Los Rios Rancho orchards. It’s already late in the apple picking season and I hear the ranchers (o how I love saying that word as an City-raised Angeleno) talk of the final weekend by Nov 1st.
The 2 golden retrievers we “share” with the future in-Laws were going ape-shit romping around the orchards amongst all the fallen apples. They, unlike Eve, didn’t need any prodding upon arrival and ate their share of the $10 entrance fee.
Only the Washington red delicious (not one of my faves) were available for “U-pick”, but eaten off the vine, it’s a relatively expensive
150 mile r/t: $23 in gas
entrance: $10 (includes a bag to hold your apples, enough to hold about 2 lbs)
apple picker: $10 refundable – you do need it, but please wield it with caution. so many apples were on the
Other items of note:
If you want cider, get it from Law’s Cider Stand, the half gallon jug, at $7, is ~$2 cheaper than elsewhere. Not that $7 for a half gallon of AJ is cheap but… hey, it’s unpasteurized, unsweetened and unfiltered. How does it really taste tho? It’s really friggin sweet. I mean, really, REALLY sweet. Not Splenda like, but raw sugarcane juice-esque. Best served extremely chilled and only ingested as small swigs.