Sad apple picking experience in SoCal
Hardly anyone from East coast, Midwest or in fact from anywhere in the world would be impressed by California’s Oak Glen Riley’s farm scarce harvest. It is a stretch to call a handful of select-level fruits and vegetables covered by a an eighth of an inch layer of dust a harvest at all.
After driving for an hour and a half from LA or the OC you might anticipate an abundant bounty of California grown apples. Let me dispel that myth. Prepare for crowds of tourists, circular-shaped felt hat wearing hipsters and dozens of screaming and crying infants.
If that’s your idea of a perfect weekend getaway then you shouldn’t read on. I’d recommend checking out local farmer’s market instead like the Mariners church market in OC.
On the crispier side…
If the visitors see endless lines, and very little entertainment they might think twice before never coming back here again, or something like that. The fact of the truth that the experience will vary seasonally.
Nevertheless, if you planning to pay $2/ apple (regardless of the harvest surplus) then you might like this place. If you’re planning to wash your raspberries for a couple of days because they are grown on a parking lot, then you will definitely like Oak Glen apple farms.
The information presented on Reily’s farm website is not entire reflective of the actual situation, and an afternoon of apple picking will look more like an endless line for overpriced apple related products like cider and taffy apples.
Fortunately you can combine the apple picking in case you’re on your way to see the Purple tongue giraffes in Palm Springs.