Apple Farms that press into Cider?
Looking for an Apple Farm in the Los Angeles Area (obviously not in the downtown area) where I can get fresh squeezed Apple Cider. Even better - you can pick your own apples and take them to a press while you enjoy some other tasty treats.
Not right now, apples are out of season-no one will be pressing.
I prefer to go to Tehachapi, rather than Oak Glen. Tehacahpi is up past Mojave, and is a nice little town with more than one good orchard.
Lasy year, we heard about RB orchard through the grapevine/apple branch.
They press amazing cider! I believe it is unpastureized and pressed on location.
Right near them is a pick your own orchard.
RB also sells scary good apple pie and stuff.
Apple season is late September through October, usually.
Oak Glen. It is near Yucaipa. They have serveral orchards up there that do u-pick apples (as well as a few that do berries as well). I know one place for sure has an old fashion apple press where you can press the apples yourself.
Every farm and store has a wide selection of fresh apple cider and cherry-apple cider.
My go-to place in Oak Glen ever since I was a child has been Los Rios Rancho, at the very end of the road as you come from Yucaipa. Drive all the way through the town and it's on your right - can't miss it. We go every year when the Arkansas Blacks come in, a very short season, a few weeks only, for them. Their apple pies are great and you can get them uncooked to cook at home. We find their grilled tri-tip sandwiches promise more in smell than they deliver in taste, but they have a great picnic area way in the back and I'd suggest packing a picnic lunch and eating under the trees. Avoid the picnic area in front by the parking lot. Their cider is excellent and they do have pick your own apples although I don't think they will press them for you.