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Find fresh fruit and family fun at Apple Hill

 Baked goods abound at Apple Hill. These treats — apple pie, apple donuts, apple strudel and even a blueberry dumpling came from Boa Vista Orchards in Camino. Photo by Susan Laird
 

Labor Day weekend is behind us. The kids and grandkids are in school. The days are alternating between warm and cooler. Sunsets are earlier. The rhythms of autumn are here. And so are time-honored local traditions. One of these hallowed customs is an annual trip up the hill to Apple Hill. A little history Sixteen […]

No Comment / September 08, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

You-picking time at Apple Hill Growers

Apple Hill Growers News release With the opening of apple season on Labor Day weekend, the you-pick Apple Hill Grower ranches invite visitors to come for apple picking. The you-pick opportunity lets visitors experience the hands-on harvesting of fruit. Nothing matches plucking crisp fruit fresh off the tree for munching, cooking, baking or preserving. The […]

No Comment / September 08, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

High Hill Ranch apple juice recalled

High Hill Ranch visitors shop at the popular Apple Hill destination. High Hill voluntarily pulled its apple juice from the shelves after several people became ill earlier this month. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

High Hill Ranch in Camino has voluntarily recalled its apple juice after receiving information that several ranch visitors became ill due to E. coli bacteria. “The El Dorado County Environmental Management and Public Health divisions were notified (last) week by the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services of at least seven cases of E. coli illness among […]

Comments Off / October 25, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Head for the heavenly haven — it’s Apple Hill time

Apple Hill 2015 Apple 2 web

As last year’s King Fire tightened its grip on El Dorado County, the members of the Apple Hill Growers Association suffered under its stranglehold. Not this time, vows Bodhaine Ranch owner Mei Lin Martini. “Labor Day weekend is going to be good,” she said, drawing a nod from husband Paul Martini. “Last year during September […]

Comments Off / September 06, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Free Apple Hill Shuttle hitting the road

El Dorado Transit will operate the free Apple Hill Shuttle every Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 6-28. Parking for the shuttle services will be available at two locations: Schnell School in Placerville and the U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station, just off Highway 50, on Eight Mile Road in Camino. […]

Comments Off / September 25, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Austrian architect shapes El Dorado Hills’ future

Victor Gruen

El Dorado Hills was conceived by Sacramento developer Alan Lindsey in the late 1950s. Highway 50 was in the works. The Cold War was raging. Local aerospace firms were expanding. Lindsey saw the rolling hills as a perfect place for those engineers and their families. He acquired roughly 11,000 acres of ranch land and arranged […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Best Sandwich: Big Apple Bagels

Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Sandwich lovers have a new favorite spot in El Dorado Hills. Big Apple Bagels opened its doors in June 2015 and customers can’t get enough. “We handcraft our bagels from scratch,” said owner Scott Walters. “Once you have a fabulous bagel as a base, the sandwich toppings just add to that wonderful taste.” Big Apple […]

Comments Off / February 24, 2016 | Posted in Best of 2015 | Read More »



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