Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Alameda and Contra Costa counties in California?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Alameda and Contra Costa counties in California, sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name  (see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly. Since 2002, I make updates daily (each farm as changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! And if you know of any farms I missed and want to add a farm, please let me know!   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!

What's in season in November 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for November 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears, Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash , corn mazes and pumpkin patches are here. And there are still tomatoes, corn and other vegetables in most areas. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local apple festival, and see our guide to apple varieties (when they ripen, best uses), . Also picking tips, recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, pumpkins, peaches, tomatoes, corn etc.

See our comprehensive list of easy home canning, jam and jelly making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now.  They have all copied their information form here and usually do not ever update.  Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong or outdated, please write me!

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Alameda and Contra Costa counties in California U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

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Alameda County

  • Ardenwood Historic Farmworking farm
    Ardenwood Blvd, Fremont, CA. Phone; 510-796-0663. 34600. Ardenwood is a working farm, not really a pick-your-own. The daily activities change from season to season. Through Ardenwood`s educational programs, visitors can see and participate in many activities common to a turn-of-the-century farm. Weekdays, naturalists provide programs for school classes and other groups by reservation. Horse-drawn wagon & train rides. 
  • Moggi Ranch - Uses natural growing practices, mulberries, peaches, Pomegranates
    8200 Altamont Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94550. Phone: (925) 606-0846. Email: [email protected]. Open: In 2017, their website is gone; and their phone is disconnected; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open?  If so, please write me, their last reported hours were Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 7 pm. . Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Plums, peaches and nectarines: May 15 to July 15; Mulberries: July 1 to August 31; Pomegranate: October 15 to December 31. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. o(UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS) .

Contra Costa County 

  • PictureAnnie's Happy Farm 开心农场 - apricots, blackberries, Cherries, nectarines & peaches, apples, apriums, pears, figs, artichokes, all farm fresh vegetable, dried fruit, nuts, local honey, jam, fresh cage free eggs & frozen fruit pies, Home of the goldensweet apricots; U-pick and picked:
    2017 Walnut Blvd, Brentwood, CA 94513. Phone: 925-513-8495. Email: [email protected].  Open: daily 9-4 in season, for current info & directions; Opening date May 22th, 2014. Please come to share the happiness of Harvesting fresh fruit.  Click here for our Facebook page. (Formerly called Tachella Family Farms). U- Pick cherries, Apricots (golden sweet - best in contra costa, super sweet) & peaches , plums at 9:00 am till 400pm starting 5/9/2015. We will have fresh picked Apricots, Plums, Peaches, figs, blackberries and farm fresh eggs for sale in our shop! Annie's Happy Farm Shop will open From 9:00am till 400pm starting on 5/9/2015....See you & Have fun! (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)  
  • Bacchini's Fruit Tree - Sweet Red Cherries, White Cherries, White Peaches, Montmorency Cherries (sour), Olallieberries, Pluots, Plums, White Nectarines, Apricots, Loquats, Walnuts
    Corner of Walnut Blvd & Concord Avenue, Brentwood, CA  94513. Phone: 925-634-3645. Email: [email protected]. Open: 8 am to 4 pm, daily. Bacchini's Fruit Tree is a family operated Picked and U-Pick fruit stand. We are located in beautiful Brentwood, California. Just 60 miles east of San Francisco. Growing premium quality fruits since 1945. Each year we are open during May & June to offer our fresh fruit, grown in our orchard, for you to pick!! FREE Parking. Pay for what you pick (see our tips). Low trees, Ladders not needed. Fruit Stand Hours 8:00am to 5:00pm. No Reservations needed. No pets/animals allowed in orchard. OK to "sample" fruit but this is NOT an all you can eat farm.
  • Berry Best Family Farm - strawberries, boysenberries
    7450 Balfour Rd, Brentwood, CA 94513. Phone: (209) 601-6460. Alternate phone: (209) 622-1677. Open: daily 6:00am to 6:00p. U-Pick and Picked sweet strawberries, blackberries, and Boysenberries. We also offer a variety of fresh picked produce, peaches, apricots, pluots, tomatoes, sweet corn, blueberries, local honey, plums, cherries and more. Call for U-Pick times.  (ADDED: April 29, 2015, JBS)
  • Bloomfield Cherries - cherries, restrooms
    501 Payne Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513. Phone: 925-550-5540. Email: [email protected]. Open: We open when the cherries ripen, usually the first or second week of May, and we will be open for approximately 4 to 5 weeks. Our business hours are generally Wednesday through Sunday, although if a lot of fruit is ripe at the same time, we will sometimes be open on Mondays and Tuesdays. The hours we are open is usually 8:30am to 5pm. These details will be updated once we open on our facebook page and our website's hours page.See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: See map. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS) 
  • Brentwood Garden Ranch - cherries
    175 Eureka Avenue, Brentwood, CA.  Phone: 925-513-6655. U-pick and picked cherries: Bing, Royal Anne, and other varieties. I haven't been able to obtain an update from this farm in a few years, and ever other website on the internet has just copied my information, so be sure to call before you go!
  • Canciamilla Ranch - peaches, nectarines, and plums
    401 Eureka Avenue, Brentwood, CA. Phone: 925-634-5123. U-pick and picked peaches, nectarines, and plums (from about May 20). Peach varieties: Spring Gold, Springcrest, Babcock white. Nectarines: Juneglo, Fire Bright, Independence, Fantasia. Plums: Satsuma, Santa Rosa. Dried nectarines, walnuts, honey, cold drinks, and ice cream also available. Picnic area. The Canciamilla Ranch was established in 1982 by Leonard & Thelma Canciamilla.
    We are one of the smallest u-pick fruit orchards in Brentwood, but have become a popular stop for many customers. (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)
  • Chan's Fruit Stand - strawberries, Olallieberries & Blackberries, Picked and U-Pick
    2600b Walnut Blvd., Brentwood, CA 94513. Phone: (925) 325-0640. Open: daily from mid-April from 9 am to 5 pm. Also find us at the Brentwood Farmers Market & Antioch Farmers Market. Picked and U-Pick Strawberries, Olallieberries & Blackberries. Picked garlic, sugar peas, cherries, melons, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, peaches, nectarines, green beans, apricots, plums, pluots and honey in season (Corner of Walnut and Payne).(UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)   (ADDED: April 29, 2015, JBS)
  • Chavez U-Pick Cherries - cherries
    Marsh Creek Rd, Brentwood, CA 94513. Phone: (925) 625-3994. Open: Call them; usually in June. Directions: Marsh Creek Rd between Walnut Blvd. and Sellers Ave.  (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS) (ADDED: April 29, 2015, JBS) Cherry Time
  • Cherry Time - cherries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1875 Walnut Blvd., Brentwood, CA 94513. Phone: (925) 550-5539. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We open in early May, and are open for 4 pm to 6 weeks. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We have 15 acres of cherry goodness.Cherry varieties include: Coral Champagne, Brooks, Chelan, Sweethearts, and Lapin. Call for seasonal pre-recorded updates.(ADDED: April 11, 2017)
  • DC's Extraordinary Cherries - cherries
    Marsh Creek Road, Brentwood, CA. Phone: 925-516-4495. U-pick cherries: Bing, Utah Giant, Sweet Ann, Rainier, Van, and more. Pruned to low height means no ladders to climb. Very short season. Be sure to call vefore you go, and call early in the season (April). (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)  
    Comments from a visitor on July 12, 2010:  "I really liked DC's pick your own cherries. They have a wide variety of cherries to pick, you do not need a ladder, they took consideration for the bucket used when weighing the picked cherries, and the ground is more stable and solid. Went there twice this weekend. "
  • Dwelley Farms - apricots, peaches, tomatoes, cucumbers, and chili peppers
    515 Delta Road, Brentwood, CA. Phone: 925-634-6508. Also pre-picked nectarines, white peaches, white nectarines, and veggies. Honey and eggs also sold on site. Picnic area. Groups must call in advance.  (UPDATED: April 27, 2015, JBS) Farmer's Daughter Produce & U-Pick Farm
  • The Farmer's Daughter Produce - Cherries, Apricots, Many Varieties of Freestone and Cling Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, White Peaches and White Nectarines.
    Walnut & Marsh Creek Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Phone: (925) 634-4827. Open: Daily, weekdays from 8 am to 7 pm and weekends from 8am -6pm (Mid May to Late August). Also Picked Daily Sweet White Corn and a Wide Variety of other Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on July 12, 2009: "I visited Farmer's Daughter Farm in Contra Costa County - Brentwood. The fruit there is pesticide free. A fact that would likely draw many more people out to the area. I know the regulations for organic farming are quite strict but if the website indicated if certain farms were pesticide free that would certainly draw more people out to the farms and the produce."
  • Freitas Cherry Ranch - cherries
    555 Hoffman Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513. Phone: 925-634-5461. ALternate phone: (925) 634-9500. Email: [email protected]. Open: Closed for 2018 season - We are disappointed to announce that we have made the difficult decision to not open for the 2018 season for u-pick cherries, Due to the dry winter, insufficient chill hours and an unfortunate spring storm that kept the bees in their boxes when the blossoms of the trees were screaming to be pollinated, our crop this season is not up to the standards we set for it, We plan on being back in force for the 2019 season,  See you in 2019, then Weekends 8am to 5pm during season, please email for weekday availability Mid May through Early June. Directions: Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in May, June. Payment: Cash, only. We are one of the few ranches to feature Coral Champagne Cherries! Come and pick cherries fresh from the trees, we provide ladders and buckets. We accept cash only. In 2017, Cherries are $3.50 per pound. (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)
  • Gerry's Fruit Bowl - peaches, plums, nectarines, apples, asian pears
    Marsh Creek Road, Brentwood, CA. Phone: 925-634-3155  Open: Call before you go - I haven't seen an up[date from them in years, and other websites just copy what I put here - U-pick and picked cling and freestone peaches (mid-June through July), plums (late June and July), nectarines (August), Summer Rose apples (August), and Asian pears (mid-July to mid-August). Peach varieties: Red Top, Suncrest, Elegant Lady, O'Henry, Elberta, cling.
  • Heritage Family Farm - cherries,
    2500 Concord Ave, Brentwood, CA 94513. Phone: 925-642-7653. Open: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: From Downtown Brentwood go down Walnut towards Vasco Rd, turn right on Concord Avenue and we are about 1 mi down on the left a hand side. Click here for a map and directions. Cherries are available from approximately early May through mid June. Rainier cherries . In 2016,  Cherries were $3.50 a pound and they seemed to be at the end of the season on Memorial Day. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)
  • Laird's Bing Cherries - cherries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    3150 Sellers Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513. Phone: 925 998-5769. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 8am to 4pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Dates approximate; Please call or email to confirm availability; May 31st-July 1st. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)   
  • Lopez Ranch - cherries, peaches, plums, and nectarines
    Marsh Creek Road, Brentwood, CA. Phone: 925-634-4433. Open: Daily, call for hours.  U-Pick and Fresh Picked Sweet Cherries,Utah Giants, Lapin, Coral, Sweethart varieties, White Rainier Cherries, Sweet White Peaches, Freestone Peaches, Plums and Nectarines. Farm Fresh Cage-Free Eggs. Our orchard is accessable from Walnut Blvd. Take Concord Ave to Orchard Ln. Open Daily during season for fruit and Eggs available year round.  (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS) 
  • Mangini's Farm - Bing and Ranier Cherries
    corner of Brentwood Blvd and Sand Creek, Brentwood, CA, 94513. Open: Weekends only. Portable toilet. Payment: cash only. Lots of off-road parking.
  • Maggiore Cherry Ranch - cherries
    Apricot Way, Brentwood, CA. Phone: 925-634-4176. Open: Daily: 8:00am to 5:00pm weekdays and 8:00am to 4:00pm weekends, during season. U-pick and picked Bing cherries: Bing, Brooks & Corral Champagne. Estimated available mid May to mid June. Call first.
  • Matteri's Peach Ranch - nectarines and peaches
    1355 Delta Road, Brentwood, CA. Phone: 925-625-0115. Open: call for hours.  U-pick and picked nectarines and peaches. Peach varieties: Suncrest, Flamecrest, 49ers, Fayette, Cal Red, Fairtime. Nectarines: Fantasia, White Rose.
  • McKinney Farms - A Peachy Place - peaches, apricots, nectarines, white nectarines, and plums.
    25221 Marsh Creek Road, Brentwood, CA. Phone: 925-634-7350. Open: call for hours.  U-pick and picked peaches (white, freestone, and cling), apricots (Blenheim and Katy), nectarines, white nectarines, and plums. Fruit stand also offers picked vegetables and melons in season, dried fruits, and refreshments. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.   If you are interested in picking delicious peaches, nectarines, and apricots, then come to "A Peachy Place," farm #28 on the Harvest Time map. Our season typically runs from late May through early August. (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)
  • Mike's Upick - apricots, nectarines, peaches
    3230 Concord Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513. Phone: 925-698-7459. Email: [email protected]. Open: We usually open in early-to-mid May every year, and stay open for 4-6 weeks; Once we are open, our business hours are generally: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 am to 3 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm, closed on Monday and Tuesday. We highly recommend checking for updates just before coming out to the orchard. Occasionally we must close due to weather, or muddy fields after a late watering day, or having to wait for more of the fruit to ripen.Directions: hwy. 580 to Vasco road to Walnut Blvd. entering Brentwood. Right on Concord Ave. to Mike's u-pick.. Click here for a map to our farm. Open: Generally open (during the season) Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9am to 2pm; Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm; closed on Monday and Tuesday. We have two locations, both in Brentwood. Visit the Our Produce page for maps to locate us. In general, our orchards are open for only 4-6 weeks a year, starting in May of each year.White Peach and Yellow peach end of May to beginning of June generally. White nectarines beginning of June. Apricots middle of June. All depending on weather.... For availability and ripeness call before 6:00 p.m. leave message. .White peaches, yellow peaches, white nectarines, yellow nectarines and cherries. Go to mikesupick.com for dates/times. (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)
  • Moffatt Ranch - peaches and nectarines
    1870 Walnut Blvd, Brentwood, CA. Phone: 925-634-3049. Open: Daily from July to mid-August: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm; Please call ahead for ripeness and availability. Bring containers. Growing tree sweet fruit since 1955. Enjoy ""Moffatt Family Sweet Peaches"" when in season at the Brentwood Farmers Market." Picked & U-Pick Freestone Peaches: Flavorcrest, Suncrest, Fay Elberta, Elegant Lady and O'Henry. Nectarines: Fantasia, Artic Jay, July Red, and Spice Zee. Asian Pears: Shinseki. Please call ahead for ripeness and availability. Bring containers. Growing tree sweet fruit since 1955. .(UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)
  • Nunn Better Farms - cherries, corn (sweet),
    830 Sunset Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Phone: 925-634-2148. Open:. mid-May to mid June each year, call or see their website -for current conditions and hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. U-Pick Cherries(late May-Mid June):Picked Corn(early June-Oct) Corn sold by the Box ONLY! Nunn Better Olive Oil year round; Call for availability. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)
  • Papini Farms - cherries, u-pick and already picked
    301 Sellers Avenue, Brentwood, CA. Phone: 925-516-1391. Open: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily, call for availability.  U-pick and picked cherries, early variety 10 acres of fun. We have Brooks, Bings, Rainier(white), Utah Giants, Coral Champagnes.  (Between Marsh Creek Rd. and Concord Ave.) (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS) .
  • Papini Family Orchards - cherries, u-pick and already picked
    2160 Walnut Blvd., Brentwood, CA 94513. Phone: (925) 759-6735. Open: 9:00am to 4:00pm daily, from the end of May through July for Bing Cherries; Late variety Sweethearts and Lapins in July. Directions: North of Concord Ave on East side of street. We supply buckets for picking and boxes to take home. Ladders are available. (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS) 
  • Pease Ranch - cherries, tayberries, boysenberries, loganberries,  and olallieberries, Picnic area
    Marsh Creek Road, Brentwood, CA. Phone: 925-634-4646. Open: It is always best to call for hours before coming; typicall hours are Wednesday to Friday: 8 AM to 5 PM or until ripe fruit is gone each day; Saturday and Sunday 8 AM to 4:30 PM or until ripe fruit is gone each day; we are closed on Monday and Tuesday.  We are exclusively a YOU-PICK Ranch. All of our trees have been pruned and kept low to the ground for convenient picking even for the little ones. Our ranch has been created to allow a memorable and pleasurable outing for you and your family. At Pease Ranch you can find Bing, White Rainier, Chinook, Early Burlats, Coral Champagnes, and vans just to name a few of our cherries.  If berries are what you are after, you can U-pick Boysenberries, Olallieberries, Blackberries, and Loganberries. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)  NewERMap4Web.jpg (47729 bytes)white peach
  • Peter Wolfe Ranch Creek Road - Apricots, peaches, cherries, mandarins, tomatoes, loquats, watermelons
    700 Creek Rd, Brentwood, CA.  Phone: 925-634-1308. Email: [email protected]. Open: call for hours. Spring White Peaches -Early May, Fay Elberta - July. Directions: Located in Brentwood in east Contra Costa County, just 60 miles east of San Francisco. Visit our website for directions and availability. (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)
  • Peter Wolfe Ranch Payne Ave - Apricots, peaches, cherries, tomatoes, loquats, watermelons
    164 Payne Avenue, Brentwood, CA.  Phone: 925-634-1308. Email: [email protected]. Open: call for hours.;Available May - August. Directions: Located in Brentwood in east Contra Costa County, just 60 miles east of San Francisco. Visit our website for directions and availability. (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)
  • Peter Wolfe Ranch Eureka Ave - Apricots, peaches, cherries, tomatoes, loquats, watermelons
    600 Eureka Avenue, Brentwood, CA.  Phone: 925-634-1308. Email: [email protected]. Open: call for hours; May, June for U-Pick. Directions: Located in Brentwood in east Contra Costa County, just 60 miles east of San Francisco. Visit our website for directions and availability. (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)
  • Peter Wolfe Ranch Concord Ave - Apricots, peaches, cherries, tomatoes, loquats, watermelons
    2111 Concord Ave (HT #23), Brentwood, CA.  Phone: 925-634-1308. Email: [email protected]. Open: call for hours; Available May - August. Directions: Located in Brentwood in east Contra Costa County, just 60 miles east of San Francisco. Visit our website for directions and availability. (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS) Pomeroy Farms - Bing, White Rainier & Brooks Cherries, Nectarines, Peaches, Apricots
  • Pomeroy Farms - Bing, White Rainier & Brooks Cherries, Nectarines, Peaches, Apricots
    Marsh Creek Road, Brentwood, CA. Phone: 925-634-7712. Open: call for hours.  Phone: Directions: west of Walnut Blvd. (Vasco Rd.). AlsoBing and White Rainier Cherries on Payne Ave. east of Walnut Blvd; click here for a map. Harvest starts approximately May 20 to June 15. Nectarines in June Springcrest & Flavorcrest Peaches, Patterson & Westley Apricots on the east end of Eureka Ave. May 20 to June 30. Walnuts & Walnut meats available.We offer a variety of u-pick cherries, peaches, nectarines and apricots.  We have 3 yellow peach varieties Flavorcrest, Springcrest, Earlirich and Galaxy "UFO" White Peaches. Come Visit to Pick Your Fresh Fruit! We offer a variety of cherries including Bing, White Rainier, and Brooks cherries. In addition, we have the best peaches, nectarines and apricots around! At each of the farms we also offer fresh picked walnuts that are shelled and packaged. The walnuts also come from my various orchards. (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)
  • Rancho Zaragoza - apricots, figs, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, pluots
    1320 Walnut Blvd, Brentwood, CA 94513. Phone number (925) 812-2645. Open: beginning of June, call for hours, days and availability. Please come visit us! Family friendly U-Pick Farm. White & Yellow Peaches, Apricots, Pluots, White & Yellow Nectarines, Figs, Asian Pears, Plums, Onions & Honey. We provide a bucket to pick with and box it up for you to take home. Trees are low enough to pick from without ladders. Best to call for weekly updates. Please come visit us!  (UPDATED: May 15,Salvador's Cherry Farm - U-pick Bing Cherries 2017, JBS) (ADDED: April 29, 2015, JBS)
  • RC U-Pick Cherries - cherries
    4401 Sellers Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513. Phone: (925) 679-3011. Alternate phone: (925) 699-4349. We have low trees for convenient picking. No cost to enter, no minimum purchase. We supply picking buckets. Free parking. You must buy what you pick. Payment: cash, only.  Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)  (ADDED: April 29, 2015, JBS)
  • Salvador's Cherry Farm - U-pick Bing Cherries
    815 Hoffman Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513.  Phone: (925) 634-1957. Open: Cherries usually available in May; Please call first; Our crop is small this year and we are anticipating selling out on Saturday MaySeko Ranch Cherries - 24th (our opening day). Please come early to ensure you will be able to get some cherries!. Directions: Located at Hoffman Lane Cross Street Byron Hwy. or Marsh Creek Rd. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)
  • Seko Ranch Cherries - cherries
    100 Eureka Avenue, Brentwood, CA. Phone: 925-634-3771. Open: call or see their Facebook page for availability and hours.  U-pick and picked Bing cherries. Picked only: Burlat and Mono cherries. Seko Ranch has been offering U-pick cherries for over 30 years. We also have picked & sorted available for sale. Varieties available include--Burlats, Monos, Ranier & Bing. We are #26 in the Harvest Time Growers Assoc. Payment: cash or check only. (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS) 
  • Sharp Ranch U-Pick Cherries - cherries
    795 Hoffman Lane, Brentwood, CA. Phone: 925-513-1517.  Open: 2018 update,their website is gone and they do not have a Facebook page - it's likely they have closed permanently; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open?  If so, please write me, their last reported hours were call for hours.  U-pick early Bing cherries.  Their website is down, which may mean they've gone out of business, so be sure to call before you go.
  • Smith Family Farms - boysenberries, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, pumpkin patch, tunnel of hay, a barnyard where kids can pet the farm animals, picnic area, and a replica of a Miwok Indian village.
    4430 Sellers Road, Brentwood, CA. Phone: 925-625-5966. Open: daily 8 am to 6 pm for Upick from May (call for exact opening date) through October and throughout the month of December for Christmas trees. Directions: in Eastern Contra Costa County, about 45 minutes east of Oakland or one hour from San Francisco; call for detailed directions.  U-pick and picked boysenberries, tomatoes (50 varieties including Roma, beefsteak, and heirloom), peppers (15 types of hot and sweet), and a wide selection of other vegetables, herbs, stone fruits, apples, and fresh-cut flowers. Fall pumpkin harvest hayrides and special events offered. Picnic area. Click here for their Facebook page. (UPDATED: April 28, 2015, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on July 12, 2009: "They have a marvelous collection of unusual heirloom tomatoes, all kinds of other vegetables, Brentwood sweet corn. They also have seasonal fruits. You can pick or they have a stand you can buy from with very reasonable hours. Their prices are very good also. At Halloween and Christmas they have special hayrides and barn activities for the kids along with corn and hay mazes. I am a very satisfied customer. "
  • Harvest Time in Brentwood - Apples, asparagus, apricots, beans, blackberries, boysenberries, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, figs, flowers, grapes, melons, nectarines, olallieberries, onions, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, persimmons, plums, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, walnuts, OTHER fruit or veg, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides
    Many farms, Brentwood, CA 94513. Email: [email protected]. Open: we are a non-profit group of 38 separate growers/farms and NOT one specific location. Directions: Map directory to all of our farms is located on our website.  Crops are usually available in April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: Check each farms description for more details We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. Almonds, Citrus, Dried Fruit, Eggs, Firewood, Gourds, Herbs Teas & Spices, Honey, Livestock Products (alpaca), Oils & Vinegars, Okra, Pistachios, Pluots, Pomegranates, Wine. Still didn't see the farm you were looking for in Contra Costa County?  Then try their website:

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)