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California2023 Reminders and Updates

2023 Reminders and Updates


On Saturdays and Sundays (typically after Labor Day) we will open the farm to visitors unless closed for private events. Information about our small farm changes day to day – we do our best to update our site but please check Facebook and Instagram too, if you’re on those channels. We are not allowing pets this year to give us some space to prioritize for the animals on the farm and get used to the growing crowds! Our farm is small in acreage but big on charm. We will be featuring Goodie Farm organic produce in our store, tastes of jams and sauces, and even Cornerstone BBQ most weekends for snacks and delicious bites. Meet our animals, get the shot for your Instagram, enjoy fall with us! If we do run out of apples for picking, there are many other local farms we encourage you to support, and you can “wine down” with us from 4-6.

We hope you will join us for our most popular event, wine tasting and s’mores! It is the perfect way to end your day in Oak Glen. When we close our gates at 4pm, we light the bonfire and gather around to enjoy the fresh mountain air, music, wine, and s’mores. We highly recommend reservations ahead of time for this event so that we can plan accordingly! Book your visit here.

Our apples are Stayman-Winesaps and were planted in 1910. This makes our trees very old! We ask that you please be respectful of our trees so that they can continue to produce fruit for years to come. When you are picking apples, you should twist them gently until they come off, do not yank. If you yank, this will actually damage the tree and the apple may not grow back the following year. Please do not climb our trees – it is not safe for you or the tree! We ask that you pick the lower apples first and then move up the tree after the lower branches are picked. We have pole props supporting our apple branches because they get too heavy with apples. Please do not remove the pole props as the trees need this support (again, they are very old!).

Stayman-Winesaps get sweeter as they ripen. The redder they are, the sweeter they are. If you pick an apple that is a little greener, it will taste a little more like a granny smith. You can pick apples with the level of redness you prefer, based on whether you like them more sweet or sourer. Stayman-Winesaps are wonderful right off the tree, but are also great for baking because they have a thick skin that will get crispy as it bakes, and the inside will get nice and soft.

Finally, Stayman-Winesaps have russeting at the top, which makes the tops of the apples look like they are scarred. This scarring, or russeting, happens when an apple gets really juicy quickly, and the skin actually breaks apart and then scars over where the skin broke open. This is completely natural and just means the apple is really juicy!

Thank you for all of your support and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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Walk the farm and enjoy a peaceful moment on our 100 year old orchard surrounded by nature’s seasonal sweetness: offerings include u-press apple cider (bottle up a 16oz to go!), u-pick berries, small bites + sweet treats! Organic wine tasting will be offered from 4pm - 6pm. Please note no u-pick apples at Willowbrook until October. Check out our neighbors for apple harvest update - support their orchards and farms in Oak Glen.


• Thursday Aug 31: 4pm - 6pm
• Friday Sept 1: 4pm - 6pm

• Saturday Sept 2: 10am - 6pm
• Sunday Sept 3: 10am - 6pm

🍎 Admission includes 2 hrs includes farm walkabout, u-pick berries (1 pint), meet Comet + Star please remember not to feed them they are on a strict diet too much snacking on apple drops ☺️😭

🍎 U-press apple cider to go (16oz glass bottle)

🍷 Organic clean biodynamic wine tasting $65.00 includes small bites!

Thank you to our community far and near!
An exciting 2023 season is here, see you soon.

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Cider, the apple’s soul 🍎 ...

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August 12 // Saturday • 3 pm - 5 pm •

Join us for blackberry u-pick. Reserve your spot for 3pm, 4pm and 5pm slots by emailing our team at

$25.00 per family (includes 1 pint u-pick for 1 hour)
$45.00 per person (natural wine or apple cider, bruschetta @goodiefarm + sweet treat from @villagebreadcalimesa)
Free snack for kids
No walk-ups for this on farm event but come check out the farm store open to the public 3pm - 6pm.

This event is our soft opening and space is limited. As the seasons change we want to see more of you... ! Keep sending your questions - can`t wait to do Fall with you and don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter.

Lot’s of love,
We are excited to welcome you back to Willowbrook ♥️🍎

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On behalf of my entire family, we want to thank everybody for the tremendous amount of support we have received since taking over Willowbrook Apple Farm in January of 2019. It has been an amazing adventure and we could not be more grateful that we got to be a part of this community. Oak Glen is a truly magical place and will always hold a special place in our hearts. We will miss all of you, our neighbors and friends, and the community that supported us along this journey.

We have made the decision to move on to our next adventure, and are so excited to be turning over Willowbrook Apple Farm to extremely capable hands. Goodie farm is a certified organic farm currently growing for the community on 6-acres of land in cherry valley. Their mission is to establish a rhythm with the land through a commitment to the organic process, sustainability, conservation, and biodiversity. Growing healthy, organic, diversified vegetables and herbs for the community and chefs has been the foundation of Goodie Farm, since its establishment in 2018 and remains their primary objective. They are an amazing family with big plans for Willowbrook Apple Farm, and I can’t wait to see everything they bring to the community. Thank you again for 4 wonderful years at Willowbrook! Love, The Driscolls

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Visiting Oak Glen this weekend? Stop by our farm while you`re in town!
We are open from 10am-4pm to enjoy our farm friends, our caramel apples, U-press cider, and to peruse our general store! You can also join us for wine tasting and s`mores from 4pm-6pm to relax around the campfire. Reserve your spot with us by following the #linkinbio

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This weekend is Willowbrook Apple Farm`s *FINAL* wine tasting and s`mores. Secure your spot around the campfire with us by making your reservation by following the #linkinbio ...

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Join us for our FINAL Wine and S`mores tasting from 4-6 pm on our gorgeous farm on Saturday and Sunday after you`ve explored Oak Glen! Stay tuned for future store announcements and learn more about our farm, our lovely furry friends, and more by following the #linkinbio ...

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