Howdy, everybody! We have reached the end of yet another fun- filled Apple Season! We are currently closed down for the winter
and will be spending our time working on pruning the apple trees
to get them ready for 2014. We will still be manning the phone
lines and will be ready to assist you in booking a field trip or farm
tour. It's always a great idea to book your 2014 tour now, to
ensure you get the date you want. It's also fine to wait, but keep
in mind: if you want an October date and you call in September,
the date you want might already be taken.
Thank you to all of our wonderful customers who visited the farm
to shop, to pick fruit, to go on a field trip or farm tour, and to
participate in farm activities. We enjoyed your company and hope
that we will see you again in 2014!
Our final weekend for 2013 was on Thanksgiving Weekend, when
the entire glen held its annual Apple Butter Festival. We are very
excited to announce that we won first place in the business division of Oak Glen's apple butter contest! Thank you to all those who helped us make the winning batch!
We were happy to see Carissa (former winner of our corn husk
doll making contest during Apple Butter Festival,) and we
thank her and her family for coming every year. She brought her
sister, Sophia, and they helped us stir the winning pot of apple
butter! Here is a picture of them:
- Riley's Apple Farm is the original "Riley's" in Oak Glen! We are set on a cozy 3 acres in mile-high Oak Glen - California's own "Apple Country." We are not "Riley's Farm;" that is a completely separate business. Look for the red apple cutout that sits on top of our "Riley's Apple Farm" sign!
- We are a u-pick apple, berry, & pumpkin farm. U-pick is available only when fruit is in season (mid-July for raspberries & blackberries / late July to early August for apples / mid to late September for pumpkins.) End dates for u-pick vary depending on crop size, weather variations, and how many people come & how much they pick!) Berries usually last until the first frost of the year, which can happen anywhere from late September to early October. Apple u-pick can end anywhere from early October to late November. It's always a good idea to come apple picking in September to make sure you get to do it!
- We do Fall & Spring farm tours for schools, churches, scout troops, seniors, and other groups. We let you design your own tour by choosing from our wide variety of activities, including Frontier Cabin Adventure, Gold Panning, Hayride, Apple Cider Pressing, Archery, Kazoo Making, Rope Making, Corn Husk Doll Making, Corn Grinding, & Johnny Cake Baking (in a wood-burning oven!) For information on scheduling a tour, please go to the school tours link on the left side of the page.