Chileno Valley Ranch - Petaluma, CA


Mike and Salley Gale welcome visitors to their 600 acre grass-fed beef farm offering certified organic apple picking of 10 varieties including Orin, Pinova, Molly’s Delicious,and Jonathan’s Pride from their 180 apple trees.The farm is open for you to pick on Sunday during the months of September and October.Call for reservations.


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U-Pick Opens August 18!

Its apple picking time! We open for our first u-pick of the season on Sunday, Aug. 18. Online registration for Aug. 18 and 25 will open on Thursday, Aug. 1, at 9:00 am.
 
Depending on the number of volunteers we have on hand, we will offer tours of the animals, apple juice tasting, a native plant and bee tour, bee culture tour, a tour of Mike’s new garden next to the barn, and lichen talks! Apples and pears will be available for picking, and well have farm products from our neighbors, such as olive oil, eggs, honey and apple jam.

Reminder: register online for your entry time after reservations open Aug 1. This spreads guests out throughout the day and makes for a better experience for everyone. You also save on the admission fee: $8/family if reserved in advance, $12 without an online reservation.

Reservations are available at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, and noon. Closing time is 2:00 pm.

Check our Frequently Asked Questions to help plan your visit

https://mailchi.mp/chilenobeef/u-pick-opens-sept-3523913

U-Pick Opens August 18!

It's apple picking time! We open for our first u-pick of the season on Sunday, Aug. 18. Online registration for Aug. 18 and 25 will open on Thursday, Aug. 1, at 9:00 am.

Depending on the number of volunteers we have on hand, we will offer tours of the animals, apple juice tasting, a native plant and bee tour, bee culture tour, a tour of Mike’s new garden next to the barn, and lichen talks! Apples and pears will be available for picking, and we'll have farm products from our neighbors, such as olive oil, eggs, honey and apple jam.

Reminder: register online for your entry time after reservations open Aug 1. This spreads guests out throughout the day and makes for a better experience for everyone. You also save on the admission fee: $8/family if reserved in advance, $12 without an online reservation.

Reservations are available at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, and noon. Closing time is 2:00 pm.

Check our "Frequently Asked Questions" to help plan your visit

mailchi.mp/chilenobeef/u-pick-opens-sept-3523913
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Chileno Valley RanchPlease see above for the reason we are not certified organic.

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Chileno Valley RanchAll our apples, pears, vegetables, flowers, herbaceous plants are grown organically. No pesticides are ever used, other than the hanging bags specific for wasps in the orchard. This we do to protect the children from getting stung. We use an herbicide on the hills across the road from the ranch to control the distaff thistle, and we mow thistles with a tractor as well. Nothing is used on the part of the ranch, the South side, where the orchard and U Pick are. We plant special plants to support the native and honey bees. We will be selling honey and other products at the UPick. You will have to ask each producer.

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Chileno Valley RanchWe spray an organic spray for apple scab that is a copper spray, once, before the leaves come out. Thanks for asking.

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Chileno Valley RanchReservations may be made August 1st. We will open to reservations then for the first U Pick which will be the 18th of August.

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Chileno Valley RanchThe apples are organic but we can't advertise as such because we do not pay the $500.00 annual fee nor fill out paperwork to be certified. We had to take the term, "organic" off our website because the powers that be sent us a threatening letter.

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Chileno Valley RanchThanks for asking.

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I wanna go too!!

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I wanna go!!

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Hi there! Do you use any synthetic-based pesticides or herbicides on your property? Not only on the apples, but the rest of the land too? I looked on your website but couldn’t find any information about your farming practices, environmental policy, or sustainability measures. This information is important to me as a customer. Thank you!

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Guadalupe, Miyuki S this instead of the beach on the 18?

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Are your apples organic? If not what do you use to treat your apples?

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Who is in? Francine Sarah Sarah Elizabeth Elizabeth Shoshana

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A great group of volunteers came to the Ranch this weekend to thin the apples in preparation for this years u-pick season. What a great group! Thank you for all your help!

If youd like to join them, were thinning again this week. Contact Sally (sallylgale@gmail.com).

A great group of volunteers came to the Ranch this weekend to thin the apples in preparation for this year's u-pick season. What a great group! Thank you for all your help!

If you'd like to join them, we're thinning again this week. Contact Sally ([email protected]).
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Danielle M.'s Review Danielle M.
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I've came here for apple picking the past two years after discovering they have u-pick season. As far as I know it was the nearest place to do so. Love fun...

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Hannah C.'s Review Hannah C.
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I can't say enough good things about Chileno Valley Ranch and Sally and Mike. We had our wedding here this past weekend and it was the most beautiful day of...

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christopher h.'s Review christopher h.
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Awesome, so cool for apple picking. Kid loved it here, also was cool that we were able to feed the sheep, chickens and make apple juice. Go early so that...

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