Apple-A-Day Ratzlaff Ranch is a local, family-run business in Sebastopol, CA. We raise apples and pears and make Apple-A-Day apple juice. Our ranch grows Gravenstein, Golden Delicious, and Rome apples. U-pick is offered September & October.

About Our Ranch

Sweet Sippin’ Cider!

On the Ratzlaff Ranch, in the rolling hills of Western Sonoma County, the boughs of the old apple trees hang heavy with ripening fruit in the late summer and autumn. At the peak of their flavorful goodness the crisp apples are taken into our big barn, hand-sorted, and in small batches pressed into sweet cider, which is fresh, pure apple juice with nothing added, nothing needed. The amber beverage is quick-chilled, bottled, and plunged into a freezer at ten degrees below zero, where the delicate tree-fresh flavor of the fragrant apples is captured for you to savor.

Ken’s great-granddad bought the old home place back in the early days, and the family has carefully tended the Gravensteins, Goldens, Reds, and Romes ever since. The sturdy old trees have outlived the sturdy folks who planted them, but there on the ranch Ken still feels close to his great-granddad, his granddad, and his dad, especially at pickin’ time.

For a quarter-century Ken and Marlene have pressed each year’s harvest to make their famous Apple-A-Day apple juice. It is the leading winner of Gold Medals at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair. In addition, it has won more “Best of Show” awards than any other apple juice.

“It’s just a sack of premium apples in a jug,” declares Marlene with a grin. “We take out the pulp so you can sip instead of chew. But we think you can still taste the ‘crunch’!”

New Ownership

If you stop by the ranch today, you’re likely to meet the new owner Mike Zarras. Ken has entrusted Mike to carry on his leadership with the same energy and care that has made the company a success for generations. Mike is propelling the company forward with fresh ideas to give every customer a satisfying experience.

Proper Sippin’

On a hot afternoon or a balmy evening trickle the cider over cracked ice in a tall glass. For a lighter punch add a little water or your favorite carbonated drink. If you make the mistake of freezing “cider-sickles” for the kids, you’ll soon have to freeze more! A half-frozen “cider-slush” will cool the hottest summer day!

On a chilly winter night or at a holiday party add a dash of cinnamon and clover and server the cider in a big mug, steaming hot. Sippin’ just doesn’t get any better!

Crunchiest Apples You’ve Ever Sipped!

100% Pure Apple Juice!
No Sugar
No Preservatives
Nothing Added
Nothing Needed!

Is it Fresh Apple Juice, or is it Sweet Cider? Yes!

Have you ever wondered about the definition of the word “cider”? Here’s what Webster’s Dictionary says about it:

“Cider. The juice pressed from apples, used as a beverage or for making vinegar: sweet cider is unfermented juice, hard cider is fermented juice. The word was formerly used to signify the juice of other fruits.”

Look for Apple-A-Day Apple Juice
at Your Market or Health Food StoreOr Visit Us At

Ratzlaff Ranch
13128 Occidental Rd.
Sebastopol CA 95472


About Our Apples

gravenstein apple iconGravenstein

Season: Late Summer
Red/green medium sized apples with a sweet-sharp scent, good for eating fresh and cooking. Gravensteins have a sweet-sharp flavor.

Rome appleRoman Beauties

Season: Early Fall
Large aromatic red apples with a sweet-sharp flavor, good for cooking

Golden DeliciousGolden Delicious

Season: Early Fall
Yellow-gold medium sized apples with a honeyed scent, sweeter than other varieties. They are perfect for eating fresh or for use in cooking or juicing.

About Our Juice

Apple-A-Day’s award-winning cider knows no compromises. Our apples are ethically grown and processed from farm to glass. Every bottle is 100% pure apple juice, with nothing added to distract from the fresh sweetness of the apple. The result is a rich burst of flavor with homegrown sensibility. Apple-A-Day apple juice is the leading winner of Gold Medals at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair and has won more “Best of Show” awards than any other apple juice.

Our juice is processed using the cold-press method and UV treatment. Cold-pressed juice uses a hydraulic press to squeeze every drop of juice from the apple. Because this doesn’t produce as much heat as other methods that have moving parts (such as centrifugal or single auger juicers), the apples keep more of their fresh nutrients intact. High-pressure processing and ultraviolet (UV) light cleansing is simple and environmentally friendly.


cash and cards accepted | we have a chip reader for cards


(available on-site at the ranch only)
Golden Delicious, Gravenstein and Roman Beauty Apples $2.00/lb


Gallon $8.00
½ Gallon $5.00 | Organic ½ Gallon $7.00
Quart $3.50
Pint $2.00 | Organic Pint $3.00

About U-Pick

We are open for U-Pick. We will be by appointment only due to Covid 19. Registration fills quickly, especially Sundays, so check in soon! Hope to see all of you this season!

Book an Appointment

Bring your family and friends to pick juicy apples at Apple-A-Day ranch! U-Pick season is typically September through early December, depending on the availability of ripe apples. Check our Facebook for announcements regards exact dates, or contact us directly.

Price: $2.00 per pound

cash and cards accepted | we have a chip reader for cards

  • By appointment only
  • $10 reservation fee is credited towards your on-site purchases of apples/juice/other goods
  • No limits or minimums

Fresh cider is available for purchase during U-Pick. We provide picnic tables for lunches and ample parking space. Outdoor restrooms are on site. Please dress appropriately for farmyard walking.

A note on taking what you pick:

Please pick only what you are willing to buy and take home with you. Picking is fun, but be courteous and don’t leave picked apples behind. To keep this experience going we can’t afford to be wasteful. Thank you for your support!


Popcorn $2.00
Apple Bread Lg $7.00 | Sm $3.00
Cookies $2.50
Water $1.00
For juice prices see About Our Juice page