Ginger Gold apples

Ginger Gold Apples

The 2011 apple harvest is here! This year is full of challenges: constant rains during the time when pollination happens, frost, frost and more frost, and me with a badly broken leg from a fall off of a ladder in June. Despite all of that, Olympia’s Orchard is putting up a beautiful crop with most varieties. We began the harvest with Yellow Transparent and Sweet Bough, then harvested the 100 year old Gravenstein just in time for the Gravenstein weekend at the Petaluma Farmer’s Market. We will be harvesting every week now through October! You can purchase our apples at the Petaluma Farmer’s Market on Saturday’s from 2 to 5:30, or at our honor farmstand at 1051 Walker Road in Two Rock, Petaluma. Enjoy the harvest!


Come out to the farm this September 26th for an intimate tour of Olympia Orchard’s 500 organic and heirloom apple trees at the peak of ripeness, and farmstead apple pie making workshop!

Learn first-hand from Kathy Tresch, farmer, apple expert and owner of Olympia Orchard, about growing and caring for heirloom and organic apples. After a tour of the orchard, where you will pick apples that go into your pie, chef and food writer Meloni Courtway, will teach you the secrets of making the perfect pie crust. While your take home pie is baking in the outdoor oven, enjoy a slice as it was meant to be made, perfectly picked from the orchard to the oven, with a paring of local wine or sun-brewed iced tea.

Join us for a unique Apple Pie Workshops and on-the-farm cooking experience using the freshest of ingredients at the source. APPLE PIE WORKSHOP SIGNUP .

A $48 workshop fee includes apple farm tour, hands on pie making course on the farm, apple pie tasting and a personal take home pie to share with family and friends. Workshops are approximately 3 hours. Space limited.

Apple Pie Workshops from Orchard to Oven Sunday, September 26th @ 10 a.m.

Sunday, September 26h @ 10 am, to purchase tickets, please click on this link > APPLE PIE WORKSHOP .

We would love it if you join us for this final ode to the apple and the earth it grows from.