Organic Apples and Produce – Fair Hills Apple Farm – Paso Robles, California

USDA Organic USDA Organic

The Fair Hills Farms Story

Fair Hills Farm began in 1992 when Nancy and David Rydell purchased 100+ acres of land in Paso Robles, California.

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The Region that Produces

Our first apple orchard was planted in May, 1992. Fair Hills Farm land is located at the three-way intersection of Hog Canyon, Estrella, and Jardine Roads. The Estrella River basin offers a unique climate with hot sunny days and cool nights that are perfect for growing apples, stone fruit, and grapes.

Certified Delicious.

Fair Hills Farm is committed to being the preferred supplier of organic produce. Fair Hills has grown organically and been certified organic for the past 15 + years. We have recently, voluntarily cancelled our certification of organic status by the state of California and a private organic certifying agency due to the high costs to maintain these licenses. We continue to follow strict organic guidelines in our growing practices and bring the freshest and healthiest fruit to our long time loyal customers. Fair Hills has over 19 apple varieties, 30 peach and nectarines, and numerous plums, pluots, apricots, cherries and pears.

The Rydell Family

David Rydell manages all facets of our business, integrating new growing practices when needed and selling at various farmers markets. Fair Hills Farms is not afraid to innovate as is evident in the bottled wine produced from our Organic Sangiovese & Cabernet wine grapes in 2005!

Nancy Rydell handles the marketing, distribution, and selling at various farmers markets along with specialty stores, hotels and restaurants.

The three Rydell girls have also enjoyed the fruits of our labor and help frequently at various farmers markets around Southern and Central California when they are able to take breaks from their busy schedules!

Our Produce

Pink Lady
A firm crisp texture with a sweet-tart taste
Honey Crisp
Exceptionally crisp and juicy texture
Cameo
Deep juicy flavor and a crisp crunch
Fuji
Dense flesh that is sweeter and crispier than many other apple varieties
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Photographs

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Gala apples on our mini packing line!

Farmer’s Markets

Sunday
Beverly Hills (Directions) 9 AM – 1 PM
Ojai (Directions) 9 AM – 1 PM
Hollywood (Directions) 8 AM – 1 PM
Goleta (Directions) 10 AM – 2 PM
Tuesday
Santa Barbara (Directions) 3–6:30 PM (winter)
4 – 7:30 PM (summer)
San Luis Obispo Grange Hall (Directions) 3–6:00 PM
Wednesday
Santa Monica (Directions) 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Arroyo Grande (Directions) 8:30 – 11 AM
Santa Maria (Directions) 12 – 4 PM
Solvang (Directions) 2:30 – 6 PM
Thursday
Goleta (Directions) 3 – 6 PM
Carpinteria (Directions) 3 – 6 PM
Morro Bay (Directions) 2:30 PM – 5 PM
South Pasadena (Directions) 4 – 7 PM (winter)
4 – 8 PM (spring)
Thousand Oaks Farmers Market (Directions) 1:30 – 6:30 PM
Friday
Montecito (Directions) 8:30 – 11:15 PM
Saturday
San Luis Obispo (Directions) 8 AM – 10:30 AM
Santa Monica/Arizona St.-Organic market (Directions) 8:30 AM – 1 PM
Arroyo Grande (Directions) 12 – 2:30 PM
Santa Barbara (Directions) 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Ventura (Directions) 8:30 AM – 12 PM