Gravenstein Apples of Sonoma County
When you go exploring the Sonoma Wine Country, try the delicious Gravenstein Apples – one of Sonoma’s most famous heritage crops. Now in season, these sweet and tart red apples have a passionate following among Sonoma County locals, foodies, and pie makers. An early ripening variety, Gravenstein Apples are perfect for making apple pies, sauces, baking, cooking or eating with a glass of Sonoma County wine.
First planted in Sonoma County in 1811 by Russian explorers, the “Grav” is one of the area’s tastiest fruits. Ripening in late July and early August, the apple is the first of the season to get to market. Bite into a fresh Sebastapol Gravenstein at the farmers market and taste the essence of summer in Sonoma County. Or indulge in a mouthwatering slice of Mom’s Apple Pie in Sebastopol with a big scoop of ice cream on warm summer’s day.
Enjoy Sonoma County during the 2013 Gravenstein Harvest, when local markets, stores, bakeries and wineries are handing out free Gravenstein apples throughout the month of August. If you are visiting Sonoma County this summer, support local farmers by purchasing these wonderful apples and spreading the word about Sonoma County’s sweet, beautiful apples.
You can pick up some Gravenstein Apples at these Sonoma County spots:
• Bliss Organic Day Spa in Sebastopol
• Bodega Bay Lodge
• Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport
• Copperfield’s Books in Sebastopol
• Earth Child in Sebastopol
• The Epicurean Connection in city of Sonoma
• Frizelle Enos in Penngrove
• Harmony Farm Supply in Sebastopol
• Nightingale Breads in Forestville
• Schug Carneros Winery in City of Sonoma
• Sonoma County Tourism Office
• Taylor Maid Coffee in Sebastopol at the Barlow
• Village Bakery in Sebastopol