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To provide Cal Poly students, faculty, staff and the public with a unique interdisciplinary environment in which to foster the Learn by Doing philosophy by providing educational experiences on a working ranch, supporting diversified agriculture and forest resources while maintaining the integrity of ranch operations.

  —Our Mission


News and events

Organic U-Pick Apple Orchard: NOW OPEN!

We're excited to announce the re-opening of the Swanton Pacific Ranch Organic U-Pick Apple Orchard! Having been closed during the 2020 harvest due to damage caused by the CZU Lightning Complex Fires, we are so glad to open our orchard gates once again to serve our community!

Business Hours Fall 2021: *Weekends Only* Saturday & Sunday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Location: 480 Swanton Road, Davenport, CA (park inside the gate, not on the road)

Please keep in mind:

  • No pets are allowed in the orchard
  • Payment is by cash or check only
  • The picking season typically ends mid-late October

Questions? Check this website for updates or contact:

Thank you for supporting Swanton Pacific Ranch. Enjoy the Fall 2021 Apple Harvest!

Grass-fed Beef for Sale

Our cattle are born and raised right out on Swanton Pacific Ranch pastures.

They feed on native grass dominated pastures and are part of a planned grazing practice. This enhances their environment, while producing a great product offering numerous health benefits to the consumer.

Grass-fed Beef Information


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