--2 An Apple Day
Oct. 23, 2016

An Apple Day

September 28, 2010, 12:00 am
By Ramon Lovato
If you head south of Santa Fe on I-25, take the Cochiti exit on La Bajada and then head west. Where the road ends, in the sleepy, rugged landscape past the lake and dam, lies Dixon's Apples in La Cañada Peña Blanca. Every year, during the mid weeks of September, Dixon's opens its doors (figuratively speaking) to the public, and begins selling apples.

Common varieties such as red Rome and red delicious are available, but the jewel of Dixon's autumn harvest is the champagne apple—a greenish gold, sweet and surprisingly addictive crossbreed originating on the spot.

SFR visited Dixon's on Sunday, Sept. 26 (the apples became available to the public on Thursday, Sept. 23) with some associates but, alas, the champagne apples had sold out an hour before we arrived. The three of us departed with two bushels of sparkling burgundy apples ($15 each for a fill-it-yourself bag) and four gallons of cider ($6 each). We also stopped in for some "carmel" apple rings and apple fritters (both were $4 an order).

Check out the slide show below for some scenic highlights, and see Dixon's website for more information.


comments powered by Disqus

Morning Word: Santa Fe Proposal Aims to Protect Native American Art Consumers

Morning Word Local businesses would be required to prove they are selling authentic Native American art if the proposal is approved by city councilors.  ... More

Oct. 18, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr


* indicates required
Choose your newsletter(s):

@SFReporter on Instagram