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.
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.
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.
As 1 Munchy says, it's the wrong season. But, in about 3 months or so, you should make a day and drive up to Julian, in northeast San Diego County.