From The Farm

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(530) 626-5077

Our family-owned, sustainably-farmed ranch was purchased in 1924 and is now in our third generation of owners. Smokey Ridge Ranch produces 17 varieties of apples, 5 varieties of wine grapes, olives, figs, and chestnuts.

All of the fruit is only picked when it is fully mature to ensure full tree and vine-ripened flavor. The Smokey Ridge Ranch includes a seasonal pond, Native American sites, sections of the Pony Express Trail, and abandoned mine sites.

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Farm Fresh Apples and Fruits

Apples, figs, pears, persimmons — we pick-as-we-go, guaranteeing you the freshest, tree ripened fruit.  It is really right off the tree!!!

Our 17 varieties of apples include old fashioned standbys like Winesap, Jonathan, Macintosh, Granny Smith, Rhode Island Greenings, Arkansas Blacks, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious plus newer varieties including Mutsu (our most popular!), Jonagold, Pink Lady’s and early and late season Fuji.

We always provide tastings so you can compare varieties side by side. You’ll be amazed at how different they taste!  Not all apples varieties are ripe at the same time each fall.

Looking for a particular variety?

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U-Pick Apples

Pick the perfect Apples and have a kid-friendly farm experience!

The orchard is a short stroll from the parking lot and offers a variety of apples. Take a map from our helpful cashier and choose which type of apples you want to take off the tree. We look forward to opening our apple orchards to you for the first year ever!

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U-Pick Chestnuts

Stop by and enjoy sauntering through the orchard gathering chestnuts that have fallen from huge, beautiful, 40 year old trees.

The nuts are meaty, large and sweet. Chestnuts are usually available in late September through October.  We will send you updates on  availability via our newsletter — sign-up below! Or call 530.626.5077 to check on the harvest.

Gourmet Preserves & Condiments

We love offering our innovative  jams, jellies and condiments — with a recipe and food pairing notes. These are great for gifts!

Smokey Ridge produces gourmet preserves and condiments with ingredients grown right on the farm including Tomato Basil Jam, Apple Catsup, Caramel Apple Butter, Wine Jelly and new this year Fig Rosemary Jam!