Tastes of apple country

Apple Hill flourishes in the fall with apples and pumpkins galore

illustration by Maria Ratinova

Fall is upon us—which means it’s apple and pumpkin season. Get your fall fill and plan a trip to Apple Hill for lots of vegan-friendly offerings. The Pie House at High Hill Ranch serves a Beyond Meat burger as well as warm vegan apple pie by the slice or frozen whole to bake at home. Next door, The Fudge Factory Farm now offers an assortment of vegan chocolates. “We’ve had many employees who are vegan and customers who have requested vegan options, so we wanted to cater to all dietary needs,” said manager Seana Hartsell. Just up the road, Boa Vista Orchards serves vegan Impossible burgers on weekends, as well as a sundry of vegan jams and pickled goods. Pick fresh apples straight from the tree or pluck pumpkins right from the patch at 24Carrot Farms, with its wide variety of organic produce for sale. Most Apple Hill locations are open now until mid-December, visit applehill.com to learn more.