Hidden Star Orchards has been an integral part of the food community in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 20 years. With a unique mix of talents owners Johann and Wendy collaborate to bring their fruit grown in the Sierra Nevada foothills to Bay Area farmers' markets, restaurants and independent grocery stores. Apples, cherries, blueberries and pomegranates are the highlighted varieties.
In addition to fresh fruit Hidden Star Orchards' commitment to a zero-waste philosophy has led to the development of some very tasty fruit products. These include apple butter,  applesauces, fruit extracts and most recently craft hard apple ciders.
Over the years Hidden Star Orchards has expanded business to include an urban agricultural hub in San Leandro, CA and a family friendly destination point in Camino, CA also known as Apple Hill.
Operations in San Leandro include cold storage for fresh and frozen fruit and a commercial kitchen and cidery where fruit products are made. 

Hidden Star Camino

Hidden Star Camino is a taproom and bakery located in Camino, California. Its quaint barn taproom specializes in craft hard apple ciders and pours both glasses and flights from 24 varieties. Jarred fruits and sauces line the shelves. All of the hard apple ciders on tap are produced by Hidden Star Orchards at its cidery in San Leandro.

The bakery offers classic apple cider doughnuts, raised doughnuts, pastries, pies and a few savory options. Plenty of picnic tables and benches provide places to sit and enjoy the panoramic view. The children's play area under the pine trees is a great place for little ones to explore, expend energy and have fun! All well behaved dogs are welcome.

Hidden Star Camino is a member the Apple Hill Growers Association as Farm #23.

The Cider Barn taproom is open for tastings year round. No reservations required. Days and hours of operation for both the taproom and bakery are: Dec-Aug, Fri/Sat/Sun & holiday Mondays from 9am-6pm. Sep-Nov daily from 8am-6pm. Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas day.

"Cider Sunset" extended hours every Friday from June through August. The Cider Barn will be open until the sun goes down.

No outside food or beverages are allowed. This policy is strickly enforced. 

There is a $5 parking fee on Fri/Sat/Sun during Apple Hill's Harvest Season from Sep 1st - Nov 30th. 

Bay Area Markets

(*Preorder for pick-up at the farmers' market. Visit our online store.)
Find Hidden Star Orchards at these Bay Area farmers' markets:

West Oakland

18th Street & Peralta Street, Oakland

Sundays from 10am-2pm

Heart of the City

United Nations Plaza along Market Street, between 7th and 8th Streets, San Francisco

Wednesdays and Sundays from 7:00am-3:00pm   

Noe Valley

3862 24th Street, San Francisco

Saturdays from 8:00am-1:00pm

San Mateo

College of San Mateo Campus, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo

Saturdays from 900am-1:00pm

Ferry Plaza

Ferry Building at Market Street and the Embarcadero, San Francisco

Saturdays from 8:00am-2:00pm

San Carlos

700 Laurel Street, San Carlos

Sundays from 10:00am-2:00pm (seasonal)     

Palo Alto

California Avenue at El Camino, Palo Alto

Sundays from 9:00am-1:00pm


Campbell Avenue & Central Avenue, Campbell

Sundays from 9:00am-1:00pm

San Ramon

6000 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon

Saturdays from 9:00am-1:00pm

Currently on Tap in Camino


Thunder & Lightening

12.2% abv, Semi Dry, Bourbon Whiskey, Ancho Chili, Jalapeño Pepper.


Pepe Lé Pinot

10.2% abv, Semi Dry, Cider Wine, Pinot Noir.


Fool's Gold

9.1% abv, English Dry, Wickson Crab Apple.


Jimmy Hoppa

9.1% abv, Dry, Beery, "IPA", Simcoe Hops, Grapefruit.


Apple Hill Reserve

6.8% abv, Semi Dry, Camino Heirloom Apples.


Dark Horse

            9.2% abv,           Semi Sweet, Chocolate, Coffee.



            6.3% abv,            Semi Dry Sour, Kiwi, Lime.


Scot E. Pippin

            6.4% abv,            Semi Sweet, Single Varietal Apple.


Peach Perfect

6.2% abv, Sweet, Peach, Mango.


Berrily Escaped

6.8% abv, Semi Dry, Strawberry, Rose.


Enlighten Mint.

6.7% abv, Semi Dry, Cucumber, Lime, Mint.



6.3% abv, Semi Dry, Pomegranate.


Cherry Seinfeld

6.1% abv, Semi Dry, Tart Cherry Pie.


Love bug

 7.1% abv, Semi Sweet, Passion Fruit.


Hawaii Five-O

6.9% abv, Semi Sweet, Pineapple, Lychee.


Heat Wave

6.9% abv, Semi Sweet, Guava, Habanero.  


Ginger Rogers

6.8% abv, Semi Sweet, Ginger, Lemon.  


Jolly Rancher

6.5% abv, Semi Sweet, Watermelon.  


Mimosa Brunch

6.3% abv, Semi Sweet, Tangerine, Blood Orange, Orange Blossom.  


Out of the Blue

6.2% abv, Semi Sweet, Blueberry, Lime.  


Lime Light

Hard Cider Seltzer, 4.5% abv, Semi Sweet, Lime.  


Back in Black

Hard Cider Seltzer, 3.2% abv, Blackberry.  


Designated Driver

Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Cider with Cherry and Lemon.  


Pink Panther

Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Cider with Strawberry, Lavender and Lemon.  

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