“How do you like ‘dem apples?”
No matter how you like your apples, you’re sure to find something delicious at the Gravenstein Apple Fair, happening on August 12 – 13 at wonderful Ragle Ranch Park in Sebastopol. The Fair is a celebration of Sonoma County’s heritage apple, the Gravenstein, often called Gravs, and all the tasty ways it can be used to make good food even better. Read on to learn about where you can find delicious Gravs in all their sweet glory.
Apple Alley – Visitors will find Gravensteins galore on Apple Alley. Whether you’re in the mood for fresh apples straight from the tree, juice, apple sauce, or a mouthwatering variety of baked goods, this lane, right off the entrance to the Fair is the place for you. Buy apples by the pound from Dutton Ranch. Also offering fresh apples will be Meyer Farming, where you’ll also be able to get wonderful Sonoma County apple blossom honey. Pick up some organic juice and sauce from North Coast Organics – all made with minimal processing from local Gravensteins.
Apple Fritters – A Fair tradition and visitor favorite! Who doesn’t adore fried apples made with all-organic ingredients + love from the Farm Trails apple fritter booth?
Apple-a-Day Ratzlaff Ranch – Talk about refreshing and delicious – enjoy cold apple cider or apple slushies made from 100% premium apples. Or if you’re interested in dessert, try their apple bread and apple cookies.
Laura’s Apples – Gravenstein apple butter, cider vinegar, cold-pressed juice, and local Gravs, Laura’s Apples makes the most of Sonoma County’s favorite apples.
Little Apple Treats – Providing even more creative ways to get your apple a day, enjoy award winning offerings like apple cider vinegar caramels, apple cider vinegar, cider vinegar shrugs, apple granola, and dried fruit.
Slow Food Russian River – Apple juice doesn’t get much fresher than directly from an apple press. Slow Foods Russian River will offer fairgoers the opportunity to see (and taste!) the freshest possible apple juice straight from their apple press.
Looking for Apple-licious Baked Goods?
Cavaliere’s Bakery – For over 20 years, Cavaliere’s has tempted Sonoma County with its home baked treats made from local products. Be sure to stop by for apple spice cake slices and Gravenstein Mile High apple pie with Clover whipped cream.
Kozlowski’s Family Pies – These pies aren’t just fabulous tasting, but they also represent the storied history of Sonoma County produce as Kozlowski Gravenstein apple orchards have been around since 1949.
Mom’s Apple Pies – Another Fair favorite, visitors can take home a handmade apple pie from Mom’s made with, of course, apples from local orchards.
Apples, Apples, Everywhere
And, of course, if visitors want to enjoy apples in the form of cider, the Fair offers many options from craft cider to local favorite, Golden State Cider. Cider offerings can be found here http://gravensteinapplefair/food-drink/cider
Many of the farm-to-table food vendors have also challenged themselves to incorporate Gravs into mouthwatering tastes and bites throughout the Fair. Be sure to try them all!
So, if you love apples – and really, doesn’t everyone? – the Gravenstein Apple Fair is the place to find Gravenstein apples prepared in any number of creative and mouthwatering ways, or picked right off the tree. More about apples can be found here http://gravensteinapplefair/food-drink/apples
Come join the fun on August 12 – 13, at Ragle Ranch Park in Sebastopol.