El Dorado Transit to Offer Free Apple Farms Shuttle

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 09, 2018 / comments

[Breana Berry, Office Assistant II, El Dorado Transit]
 
El Dorado Transit will operate the free Apple Farms Shuttle every Saturday and Sunday in October. Shuttle buses will operate from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Free parking for shuttle users has been made available by SMUD at the Sierra Pacific Industries parking lot, located at 2796 Larsen Drive in Camino. El Dorado Transit will have four buses driving the 10.8 mile loop, leaving in 15 to 20 minute increments. The first Apple Farms Shuttle will depart at 9:00am and the last will depart at 4:00pm.

 The Shuttle will service the following twelve stops: High Hill Ranch/Fudge Factory Farm, Rucksack Cellars, Boa Vista Orchards, Lewis Grace Winery, Goldbud Farms, Abel’s Apple Acres, Lava Cap Winery, El Dorado Orchards, Delfino Farms, Apple Pantry Farm/North Canyon Cider Company, Larsen Apple Barn (Sundays only) and Rainbow Orchards.

SHUTTLE STOP LOCATIONS

1. High Hill Ranch / Fudge Factory Farm
2. Rucksack Cellars
3. Boa Vista Orchards
4. Goldbud Farms
5. Abel’s Apple Acres
6. Lava Cap Winery
7. El Dorado Orchards
8. Delfino Farms
9. Apple Pantry Farm / North Canyon Cider Co.
10. Larsen Apple Barn (Sundays Only)
11. Rainbow Orchards

DIRECTIONS: Free parking at 2796 Larsen Drive, Camino
• From WESTBOUND Hwy 50: Take Camino Exit 54. Turn right from off ramp onto Carson Road and then right onto Larsen Drive. Shuttle parking will be on the left.
• From EASTBOUND Hwy 50: Take Cedar Grove Exit 54. Turn left from off ramp onto Carson Road and then right onto Larsen Drive. Shuttle parking will be on the left.

To make things more enjoyable for the traveling public as well as residents in the area who see an influx of 5,000 additional cars on any given weekend day in October, we’re introducing the free Apple Farms Shuttle which will run every Saturday and Sunday in October.

Free parking for shuttle users has been made available by SMUD at the Sierra Pacific Industries parking lot, located at 2796 Larsen Drive in Camino. Motorists driving westbound on Highway 50 can take Exit 54 (Camino), turn right onto Carson Road and right onto Larsen Drive. The parking lot will be on the right. Motorists driving eastbound on Highway 50 can take Exit 54 (Cedar Grove), turn left onto Carson Road and right onto Larsen Drive.

El Dorado Transit will have four busses driving the 10.8-mile loop, leaving in 15-20-minute increments. The first Apple Farms Shuttle will depart at 9:00 am and the last will depart at 4:00 pm.

The Apple Farms Shuttle busses hold more than 30 passengers and bikes can be loaded for the trip. The shuttle is wheelchair and handicap accessible.

The Shuttle service is funded in part by a grant from the El Dorado County Air Quality Management District with support from El Dorado County, SMUD and Sierra Pacific Industries. This year, we’re making it easier than ever to enjoy what has become an annual pilgrimage for families in our region, the Bay Area, Nevada, and beyond. What are you waiting for? Park your car for free, hop on the Apple Farms Shuttle bus for free and leave the driving to us!

 The shuttle service is funded in part by a grant from the El Dorado County Air Quality Management District. El Dorado Transit would also like to acknowledge El Dorado County, SMUD and Sierra Pacific Industries for their support.

 For more information https://www.edcgov.us/Government/dot/Documents/Apple%20Farms%20Shuttle%20Traffic%20Information.pdf