Apple Season Arrives in San Mateo

Move over pumpkin spice, from clever to classic, apples are making an entrance this autumn at Bay Meadows and beyond. Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat for the kids, creative cocktail for a fall party or new sip to serve up, apples hits the spot. Find freshly picked apples at the 25th Avenue San Mateo Farmers Market, College of San Mateo Farmers Market or the San Carlos Farmers Market where you can greet the growers and dig into recipes to celebrate apple season:

Apple Cider Doughnuts. Use your apple cider to whip up a batch of these delicious apple cider doughnuts. Share a batch with friends and family who appreciate a hot, fresh apple cider treat.

Apple Cider Coffee Cake. The crumb layer is rich and buttery with a hint of cinnamon. A sweet glaze is drizzled over the top to finish it off. Cut a big slice and grab a mug of hot cider.

Mulled Cider. No fall party at Bay Meadows would be complete without this warm, spicy classic, laced with maple syrup. In this go-to recipe, the sweetness of syrup balanced with kicky peppercorns brings autumn into your mug.

Apple Sauce. A simple side to so many autumn meals, make jars of your favorite apple sauce from scratch! Want to kick it up a notch, throw in some red-hot candies and melt them in the final product.

Harvest Mimosas. Now this will get you into the holiday spirit. Whether you’re toasting to autumn or obsessed with apple cider, these mimosas are insanely delish. Invite neighbors in to warm your new home!

Greet the growers at local markets. Our friends at Hidden Star Orchards have a variety of Apple based products.

Have you tried the apple cider from Hidden Star Orchards?

Make a family outing of it! Venture along the Peninsula to Gizdich RanchLive Earth Farm or Clearview Orchards in Watsonville or head to Swanton Pacific Ranch at the Old School House in Davenport.

U-Pick It. Apples, pears, persimmons and more! Apple-A-Day Ratzlaff Ranch in Sebastopol is open September through October for U-pick season! Apple-A-Day Ratzlaff Ranch offers Gravenstein, Golden Delicious, and Rome apples. Don’t forget to purchase fresh apple juice to take home and spice up yourself!

Gabriel Farm in Sebastopol offers a wide variety of fruit to pick during fall from raspberries, flowers, apples, tomatoes, pumpkins, persimmons, pineapple guava and more! Visit the availability calendar for fresh treats from tree or vine.

Apple Cider Floats. Topped with whipped cream, drizzled with caramel and garnished with apple slices and cinnamon stick, you’ll want to float away with these apple cider floats!

Apple Butter. If you’re planning on doing some apple picking along the SF Peninsula this Fall then making apple butter is a must! This handy recipe is all made in the slow cooker and will leave your house smelling amazing!

Warm Vanilla Cider. Topped with whipped cream and honeyed walnuts, and you can check off dessert. Leave out the bourbon and the kids will love it.

Cider Slushies. Cinnamon-sugar mini donut garnish optional, but highly encouraged.

We remain hopeful that the HOA will bring our neighborhood market back in 2022.  Would you like to see Farmers Market Bay Meadows to return to our neighborhood? We encourage Bay Meadows residents to contact their respective HOA’s to voice your requests for the return of our market.

Conveniently located between San Francisco and Palo Alto in San Mateo, Bay Meadows offers new homes for sale and for rent within walking distance of Caltrain. Ease of transportation is only one reason you’ll fall in love with Bay Meadows. Smartly-designed, high-quality new homes sit among acres of open space, which includes parks, a community garden, public art, ball fields, bocce and basketball courts and a new playground. All this just a walk from Whole Foods, Blue Bottle Coffee, Fieldwork Brewing Co., ROAM Artisan Burgers, Slices San Mateo,  Tin Pot Creamery, Hillsdale Shopping Center and more. Learn more about what Midurban life offers by following our Facebook page.