If an apple a day is known to keep the doctor away, how about orchards full of a luscious taste of summer perfection – the Gravenstein apple? It’s the ideal combination of sweet and tart with firm flesh and a lovely green skin, kissed with red. To quote famed horticulturalist Luther Burbank, “…if the Gravenstein could be had throughout the year, no other apple need be grown.”
Gravensteins at the Fair
At the Fair you can find this amazing fruit, often known as Gravs, prepared any number of ways – or fresh from the tree.
- Apple-A-Day Ratzlaff Ranch
Leading Winner of Gold Medals at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, Fair offerings include cold, refreshing apple cider and apple slushies made using 100% pure premium apples with absolutely nothing added. For dessert – apple breads and apple cookies.
- Cavaliere’s Bakery
Serving Sonoma County delicious desserts made from scratch with the freshest, local ingredients for over 20 years, Fair offerings include apple spice cake slices and Gravenstein Mile High apple pie topped with fresh Clover whipped cream.
- Dutton Ranch
Organic Gravenstein apples by the pound and the case.
- Farm Trails Fritters
Boats of fritters made with Dutton Ranch organic Gravensteins, organic Clover milk & eggs, organic flour, non-GMO rice bran oil, and LOVE. Proceeds support Sonoma County Farm Trails.
- Kozlowski Family Pies
Cultivating and managing Sonoma County orchards since 1949, Fair offerings include homemade, organic Gravenstein apple pies using local ingredients and apples from their orchards.
- Laura’s Apples
Homemade Gravenstein apple butter, Gravenstein cider vinegar, cold-pressed organic Gravenstein juice and freshly harvested organic Gravenstein apples.
- Little Apple Treats
Offering award-winning products made with organic apples from their Sebastopol farm, including apple cider caramels, apple cider vinegar, cider vinegar shrugs, apple granola and dried fruit.
- Meyer Farming
Fourth generation apple grower in Sebastopol offering Gravenstein apples and local apple blossom honey.
- Mom’s Apple Pie
Perfecting recipes since long before their Sebastopol shop opened in 1983, Fair offerings include handmade pies with organic, local fruit & orchard grown Gravenstein apples.
- North Coast Organic
Organic apple juice and sauce.
- Slow Food Russian River
Slow Foods Russian River works to support diversified agriculture and keep our Gravenstein Apple farming heritage alive. Their volunteers will bring an apple press for fair participants to make and sample fresh apple juice.