Luz Del Valle Farm


Home of Santa Cruz Cider Company

1875 Hames Rd. Aptos, CA. 95076

Luz Del Valle is a multi generational apple farm that has been growing apples since 1880. The current incarnation is a U-Pick apple farm, a wholesale apple grower for Martinellis plus home to many of the apples for Santa Cruz Cider Company’s local dry ciders. Their historic barn was built is 1903 & the farm boasts a beautiful garden, chickens, horses and 22 varieties of apple trees. Their farm offers an apple U-Pick by appointment only from Labor Day through October.

Tour Description

Self guided tour of their apple orchard & historic barn plus an apple canning class. Different techniques for canning applesauce using a variety of apples and blends will be covered.

  • Tours with canning classes are on Oct. 10 at 10AM & 2PM. Pre-register for the tour & class HERE for $20 per person or $30 for two. Children age 7 & under are free.
  • PLEASE NOTE- The gate to enter the orchard & parking area will be clearly marked on Hames Rd. with signage. Please do not park on Hames Rd.

Products for sale

All classes include a coupon for 5 lbs. of apples.

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