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“Best Apples in Town!”
Review of Larsen's Apples

Ranked #11 of 49 things to do in Placerville
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Owner description: The oldest apple tree here is over 140.
Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Best Apples in Town!”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

They have one of the biggest varieties of apples on Apple Hill. Our favourite type of apple is the Pink Lady, a pink in color and generally sweeter apple, and to date Larsen's is one of only two apple farms that grow them, and theirs are by far the best. There are a few other types that are more unusual or less popular that Larsen's stocks that most places don't. If you're looking for variety this is your stop.

They also stay open into the end of fall/beginning of winter season. Most places start closing around Thanksgiving, but we've stopped here while on trips in the area in mid-Decmeber for Christmas. This is extremely convenient.

It definitely has the feel of a family place. All of the staff are extremely friendly, not just with the customers, but with each other. It's clear they truly enjoy their job and that they know quite a lot about what they do. They're perfectly willing to talk to you about the apples, answer any questions you may have, or even just talk your trip in general. They also offer free samples. They're quite willing to let you try as much as you want and even go back to ones that were your favourites. This is great for kids, although I definitely still enjoy snacking when I'm up there.

Get their apple cider! It's delicious and stocked in very few stores. The restaurant they run that's across the parking lot is delicious. Obviously their apple related treats are the best, but they also serve very good food as well. The park across the street is lovely. We get food at Larsen's and then go across to the park and eat at the benches there. There's even a pond.

I look forward to stopping here every year, and if you're in the area or visiting from afar you have to make this one of your stops. Friendly, delicious, and the perfect apples!

Visited November 2013
1 Thank Michelle R
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English first
Auburn, CA
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Nice Place, but we Actually prefer Rainbow Next Door”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Rainbow has the best appple donuts on the planet. We always pick up coffee in Placerville and start our annual Apple Hill visit at Rainbow so we can enjoy these decadent treats.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank bobba
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Folsom, California
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Favorite place for Apples”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Larsen's is our favorite place to buy apples on Apple Hill. Good selection and excellent quality. They close at dusk on Friday and all day Saturday - so plan accordingly. If you have time, be sure to visit their museum.

Visited November 2011
Thank C L
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Level 6 Contributor
19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Apple Hill Is an Annual Event”
Reviewed July 5, 2012

Apple Hill is an annual event in Camino, California. There are dozens of apple farms or all sizes. Apple Hill generally runs from after Labor Day through Halloween or Thanksgiving. Some of the farms are open until Christmas. Many sell all types of produce, as well as baked goods. Come have activities for the children, craft fairs ... and it's a BEAUTIFUL time of the year to visit.

Visited October 2011
3 Thank BLBL
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Placerville, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Apples, Bake Shop, Picnic Spot, Vegetarian Lunch”
Reviewed June 9, 2012

Sour Cream apple pie is delicious. Veggieburgers are yummy. Or bring your own lunch and hang out on the grass-covered meadow and listen to the waterfall. Then pick up a couple lugs of apples to bring home. Great variety. Check out the farm museum. Seasonal.

Visited November 2011
1 Thank Margimaide
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