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. Meet your local farmers at the Main Street Farmers Market.
Summer brings many types of berries, peaches, plums, and all the 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) offer 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.
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 it 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.