Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Dixon's Apple orchard

Dixon's Apple orchard is located in a secluded valley (actually called a cañada - a place at the mouth of a canyon) at 6,200 feet elevation, near Peña Blanca, NM (about six miles west of Cochiti Lake). Dixon's apples are grown on 50 acres of volcanic lava rich soil which has proved to be perfect for producing excellent apples. Their apples are harvested in late September, and they sell out very quickly.

We drove out to the orchard on Sunday just to see their farm; this year's crop of apples sold out weeks ago. We were surprised at the location; it is truly up in the mountains and the scenery is just spectacular. Here are a few pictures John took that day:

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