Our 16th annual Gravenstein Apple Box has closed.
Ripened in the warm summer days and sweetened by the cool evening fogs of Northern California’s Sonoma County, Gravensteins are a beloved sweet-tart apple treasured for their taste and baking prestige.
Each box may contain either green or red or both varieties, depending on what the farmers provide. The taste is identical and both are great for pies, sauce, juice, and just plain eating out of hand. The sizing of apples can vary.
We purchase the apples from Sonoma County farmers and then give them an additional 16% of the proceeds from all box sales.
The Last Day to Order is September 7, 2021
Gravenstein apples are an “endangered American food,” included in Slow Food USA’s Ark of Taste, a living collection of heritage foods in danger of extinction. Housing development, the allure of higher profit wine-grapes, and cheap overseas imports for apple juice and sauce are among the factors that have greatly reduced the number of Gravenstein apple orchards around Sebastopol in Sonoma County. Only a handful of farmers continue to grow Gravensteins in the area.
This year your purchase will support Sebastopol growers Stan Devoto and John Kolling, both longtime FruitGuys farm partners. They set the price for the apples we purchase and then we give them back an additional 16% of the revenue from box sales.
Order a Gravenstein Apple Box
Get ready for Gravensteins! Please complete this preorder form and we will contact you to confirm your order.