I love High Hill Ranch! Well, really. . .it's the donuts.
I always hear Homer Simpson when I think of donuts. mmmmnnn. . .donuts.
I've had lengthy conversations with co-workers and friends about their donuts. What's your favorite, how long have you waited in line, how many do you order, do you share your donuts?
But High Hill Ranch is more than just good donuts (mmmm. . .donuts). It's about history, and family. Here's what their website says about the history of Apple Hill:
"In case you are not aware, Apple Hill was originally "Pear Hill" back in the 1950's. Owned by a Native American Family, Pear Hill's crop was on the verge of decline from poisonous insects. After his service in the Korean War, George Visman walked up the road from working at his father's orchard, Boa Vista, & purchased Pear Hill with only $500 in his back pocket. Hence the beginnings of Apple Hill's High Hill Ranch in Placerville, CA."
You can see George every day, on his golf cart, surveying the goings on.
Mike and Molly, Tahoe Fire Glass, have done a great job amassing a wonderful variety of artists for this year. 107 different artists, in fact, the largest they've had in a while. "We have a few more spots we want to fill around the BBQ pit, then we'll be full" says Mike. In fact, High Hill Ranch has the largest amount of artists of all the farms within the Apple Hill Growers Association!
Be sure to come early, though. To help reduce parking congestion the El Dorado Transit will be operating free shuttles every Saturday and Sunday for the month of October. The shuttles will operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. taking visitors from the Sierra Pacific Industries Parking lot, located at 2796 Larsen Drive in Camino, to 11 different stops. Here's a list of the stops:
I hope you can make it this weekend! I'd love to see you.