Oak Glen, CA 92399
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What does Japanese-City.com love? Great apple picking, fresh apple cider and apple pie and ice cream.
Los Rios has the following available:
* A great selection of apples to purchase, from 2nds to fancy grades
* Fresh apple cider
* Frsh apple pies & ice cream
* The farm store with fantastic gift items for the whole family
* Plenty of nature views and hiking trails
* Bring your camera
Hours (Call to Confirm)
Sept - Thanksgiving: 7 days: 9-5.
Thanksgiving - Christmas, Wed - Sun: 9-5.
The Rileys History
The Rileys first moved to Oak Glen in 1978 when Riley (Dennis) decided it was time to get his wife and 3 sons out of the city. They bought 12 acres from Blackie Wilshire, son of Oak Glen pioneer Joe Wilshire, who first settled in Oak Glen in 1871. Soon the Rileys were learning how to care for the several hundred ancient apple trees on the property as well as building a log home for the family. After a couple of years, the Rileys thought it would be great to open the orchard to the public and let folks experience orchard life, first hand. Soon, visitors were pouring into the small orchard by the hundreds and eager to participate in all that the Rileys planned, including old fashioned hoedown dances, pressing cider by hand, and picking several varieties of apples.
In 1987, the adjoining 200 + acres, also originally owned by the Wilshire family, were purchased by Ray and Bea Riley, Dennis parents, and soon Grandson Devon and his wife Shelli were operating the expanded Rileys venture on that property and renovating an 1887 apple packing shed for dinner dances, starting school tour programs and hosting several special events each year. During this time the Riley clan grew as the kids married and had children of their own. In 2002, Devon and Shelli decided to use their talents to develop their own property and thus began “Rileys Frontier Events.
Los Rios Rancho History
Los Rios was first begun in 1906 when Howard L. Rivers, a grower, packer, and shipper from the Pasadena area purchased property from the Wilshires, over 300 acres, to expand his operation to include apples. He planted the largest apple orchards in all of Southern California, many of which are still in production today. Los Rios Ranch soon became known as the place to get truckloads of quality mile-high grown apples. Fruit from the ranch has been shipped locally and globally over the years. The operation expanded as the shift from wholesale packing/shipping to retailing took hold in the 1950’s. Soon a sales barn and bakery were built, picnic areas developed and cider operations enhanced to make the most of the growing numbers of visitors, eager for mountain fresh apples and the things made from them.
In 1995, the Wildlands Conservancy purchased the ranch from the descendents of the Rivers in an effort to save it from certain development and to retain the rich history and landscape for generations to come. They worked diligently to return some of the land to native habitat, develop and expand trails for visitors and begin an outdoor education program that focuses on the wildland and animal life unique to California and Oak Glen.
In the Winter/Spring of 2004, the Wildlands Conservancy and Devon Riley began negotiations to join forces that would enable the Conservancy to focus its efforts on preservation, development of trails, and education while leasing the business operations and the bulk of the orchards to the Rileys to continue the tradition of apple growing and historic entertainment.
Red Delicious - Heart-shaped, bright red and sometimes striped. Crunchy with a mildly sweet flavor.
Golden Delicious - Medium sized, yellow and sometimes lightly russeted. Juicy with a mildly sweet flavor.
Gala - Pinkish-orange stripes with some yellow coloring. Crisp and sweet perfume flavor.
Granny Smith - Medium sized, very smooth, green skin. Crisp and juicy, with a tart flavor.
Pippin - Green with a yellow tinge. Solid and firm with smooth skin.
Fuji - Large, harder texture. Very sweet and flavorful.
Roman Beauties - Red with a hint of yellow. Thick skin, crisp and mildly tart.
And many more!
Pick Apples (Call for availability: (909) 797-1005
Fri - Sun: 10am - 4pm
Labor day until season's end
Phone: (909) 797-1005
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