Farms & Ranches

Agriculture is part of our culture

El Dorado County has a long tradition of agriculture dating to the gold rush of the 1800s and continues to be proud of its rural atmosphere and agricultural history.

Farm Trails

The El Dorado County Farm Trails Association represents a variety of farms that grow cherries, berries, peaches, apples, pears, and oranges, as well as wine grapes, flowers, Christmas trees, and other agricultural products. Member wineries offer many award-winning wines having flavor characteristics unique to the Foothill appellations of El Dorado and Fair Play. 

Farmers Markets

Summer brings many types of berries, peaches, plums, and a vast array of quality summer vegetables. Buy them directly from the ranches, or visit the Farmers Markets for a centralized shopping experience. The local Certified Farmers Markets (May-October) offers fresh, locally grown and produced vegetables, fruit, flowers, honey, and eggs to satisfied customers weekly in four locations in El Dorado County: Placerville, Cameron Park, South Lake Tahoe, and El Dorado Hills.

Apple Hill™

The Apple Hill Growers has grown from 16 original ranchers in 1964 to over 55 ranchers today sharing the fruits of their labor with thousands of visitors every year.  A family trip to visit Apple Hill™ means so much more than just apples, pumpkins, pastries, and pies.  It’s old-fashioned fun and memories that will last a lifetime! It’s berry farms, u-pick apple ranches, and kid-friendly activities. For the grown-ups, it’s fine wines and handcrafted beers in an incredible Sierra-soaked setting. It’s Christmas trees for as far as your group can wander.

Christmas Tree Farms

The El Dorado County Christmas Tree Growers is an organization comprised of “choose and cut” Christmas tree growers located throughout El Dorado County. The Association assists its members in promoting their “choose and cut” operations to the general public.

The El Dorado County Environmental Management Department has an excellent Christmas Tree Recycling Program in place! Check it out.

Farms & Ranches Inspiration

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