If you are really picky about fresh apples, why not pick them yourself? West Sonoma county is rife with U-pick farms where you can harvest your own. One of the most reliable is Gabriel Farms, 14 acres of organically grown fruits. Choose from 15 kinds of apples including Macintosh, Fuji and Pink Lady. They offer 8 varieties of crunchy Asian Pears which are just as sweet but less watery than Bartletts. In addition they grow plums, fuyu persimmons and lavender.
At $2 a pound you won’t be picking them to save money, but just for the fun of it.
3175 Sullivan Road, Sebastapol
Sat & Sun 10am – 3pm thru mid November