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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Fresno area of California?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Fresno area of 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 "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm, and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the information, please let me know!  

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

Notes for February 2018: The northern half of the U.S. (and most of Canada, of course) are under snow. So, the crops to pick are pretty much limited to Florida, Texas, southern California and a few other areas of the Deep South.  Citus, for one, is a crop that is usually available now; and in those areas, soon also strawberries and blueberries.Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

We also have a website for both Valentine's Day information, facts and fun and one for St. Patrick's day (including great recipes for corned beef, Irish stew, etc.)

Children's Consignment Sales occur in both the Spring and Fall  See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children: See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

We also have home canning, 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, please write me!

Fresno area of California U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Fresno County

  • 3 Oaks Vineyard - UPDATE: September 10, 2016: A visitor tells me they are now permanently closed
    8807 N Sunnyside Avenue, Clovis, CA 93619.   
  • Chateau Fresno Nursery - Uses natural growing practices, tomatoes, and prepicked produce, restrooms
    13505 S. Chateau Fresno, Caruthers, CA 93609. Phone: 559-896-4225. Fax: 559-896-1528. Email us at: [email protected]. Directions: 20 minute from Fresno. 10 minute from high way 41 Main street MT. View west Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November. Open: Monday to Sunday 8 am to 7 pm We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. Organic vine- ripe Tomatoes Greenhouses.
  • Little Brother FarmsLittle Brother Farms - Uses natural growing practices, apricots,
    897 West Lincoln Avenue, Fresno, CA 93706. Phone: (559) 260-0224. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 3 pm; Saturday, from 8 am to 5 pm and Sunday, from 7 am to 3 pm, June 1 to July 8. Directions: Turn off of Highway 41 onto American Avenue heading West. Turn left onto Walnut Avenue and head South towards Lincoln Avenue. Turn left at Lincoln Avenue and arrive at 897 West Lincoln Avenue, located on the right. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. About ten minutes south of Fresno, rests a little farming community called, Easton. Come on out for the 100% U-Pick experience and enjoy 100% local, organically grown apricots. Pricing is $10 for a 1/2 grocery bag and $20 for a full grocery bag. Cash only please. Although we have regular hours of operation, we will take appointments.(UPDATED: May 15, 2017, JBS) 
  • Mountain Brook Ranch - U-pick CherriesMountain Brook Ranch - apricots, cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, porta-potties are available, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties
    17971 Auberry Road, Clovis, CA 93612. Phone: 559-299-8141. Alternate Phone: 559-779-4443. Fax: 559-297-4665. Email: [email protected]. Open: If Mother Nature allows we should be opening up around Mothers Day or a tad before, depending on the weather, Always call first for opening info before coming up to the ranch. To our U-pick customers: Always call first to see if the u-pick orchard is open, usually the weekend after we open the fruit stand. See their website for hours and availability. We are looking forward to having lots of our main variety Brooks and Tulare cherries this season. We will also be having a excellent boysenberry crop, both at the fruit stand and u-pick, along with blueberries and lots of apricots. What's new? We will be selling our very own frozen pomegranate juice and dried chili peppers to spice up your cuisine!.Directions: From the intersection of Copper/Auberry road. Go north on Auberry road about seven miles and we are on the left hand side. We are two miles above the rifle range and two miles below the The Roadhouse bar and the Valero gas station. Click here for a map and directions. Pomegranates: October 12 to October 27; Cherries from the middle of May to the middle of June or so; Fresh Vegetables also. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We also have apricots, blackberries and pomegranates. We also have a road side fruit stand on our ranch where the public has the opportunity to buy fresh cherries and other delicious fruit throughout the season. Hope to see you soon!!!.(UPDATED: May 15, 2017, JBS) 
  • Niki Farms - Certified Organic, tangerines, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    3588 N Armstrong Ave, Fresno, CA 93727. Phone: 559-521-5106. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call before you go - I haven't had an update from this farm in years and there is nothing current about them on the internet; their website is gone, (Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own?  If so, please write meMonday to Saturday, from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Mandarins: February 1 to March 15. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: September 29, 2015)
  • Pumpkin King Pumkin Patch - winter squash, pumpkins, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg
    100 W. Shaw Avenue N/W corner of Blackstone & Shaw Avenues, Fresno, CA 93711. Phone: 559 658-2006. Fax: 559 658-2015. Email: [email protected]. Directions: West of Highway 41 at the Shaw Avenue exit on the North West corner of Blackstone & Shaw Avenues And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in October. Open: 9 AM to 9 PM 7 days a week Pumpkin Patch and Straw Bale maze is open from October 1st through October 31st. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. The Great Bumpkin Blood Drive 8 AM to 6 PM Friday October 12 and Saturday October 13th.
  • Re Rustica - apples, asparagus, beans, beets, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, grapes, herbs/spices, lavender, melons, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, prepicked produce, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    High Oaks Lane, Squaw Valley, CA 93675. Phone: 559-977-7539. Open: Call before you go - I haven't had an update from this farm in years and there is nothing current about them on the internet; their website is gone, (Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own?  If so, please write me!). Directions: please call ahead of time for directions. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in All year. Payment: Cash, Check. We grow everything with NO pesticide, NO herbicide, NO fertilizer, NO antibiotics, NO hormones. Our animals are raised kindly with nearly unlimited pasture. Free home delivery also available near Fresno/Clovis and near San Jose! Low delivery rates for other areas. We also work with other local farms, so if we don't have it we can help you find it (or grow it special for you!).
  • Spray Family Persimmons - persimmons,
    6744 E Belmont, Fresno, CA 93727. Phone: (559) 273-5095. Email: [email protected]. Open: mid October to December on weekends from 9 am to 4pm; closed on weekdays. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Belmont and Armstrong Fresno Ca. 93727. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: August 12, 2017)
  • Two Sisters U-Pick Apricots - Certified Organic, apricots,
    583 W. Lincoln Avenue, Fresno, CA 93706. Phone: (559) 492-8623. Email: [email protected]. Open: Daily from 7am to 11am. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Just 7 minutes south of downtown Fresno. From Fresno take 41 South to American. Right on American, Left on Elm, Right on Lincoln. Two Sisters U-Pick Apricots is located about a mile from Elm Avenue just past Fig Avenue. Click here for a map and directions. Typically start around Memorial Day for 7 to 10 days. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Expect to be open for 10 days for 2015 harvest beginning Monday, May 25. 100% U-Pick, cash only. We have well over 175 mature trees with fruit to pick from. Pricing is $15 for a 1/2 grocery bag and $30 for a full grocery bag (approximately 30-32 pounds!). Bulk pricing for greater than 100 pounds by request. Parking will be on the street. We recommend bringing a change of shoes as you will get a little dirty and water since it tends to get hot. It's all part of the fun!. (UPDATED: May 31, 2017) (UPDATED: May 15, 2017, JBS) 
    A visitor writes on June 07, 2016: "Like the farm very much. Friendly owners strap picking box onto your back and direct you to more ripened fruit if that's what you're looking for. All organic. Some of the best apricots in Cali. Very easy pick. Low branches, no ladder climbing necessary. Picked 30 lb box in 15 minutes and down the road home to make my jam and pies."

    Apple Hill Ranch - Certified Organic, apples, apricots, beans, beets, blackberries, boysenberries, carrots, cherries

  • Apple Hill Ranch - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, apples, apricots, beans, beets, blackberries, boysenberries, carrots, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, figs, grapes, herbs/spices, melons, nectarines, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, plums, pomegranates, raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties are available, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals, birthday parties
    475 Sierra Grande, Bishop, CA 93514. Phone: (760) 937_0413. Email: [email protected]. Open: 7 days a week for cherry season 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: When traveling from Bishop Go past the Bishop Country Club on highway 395 south And about 3 miles turn right on Gerkin Road When you reach Wilkerson Turn on Sierra Grande Go to the top of the road Turn left at the Iron Gate Come on up to the house. Click here for a map and directions. cherry season starts Memorial Day. Payment: Cash, only. Peaches June 30; Apples July 30; All veggies July 15/ raspberries June 30. We Are USDA Certified Organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. USDA-NOP national Organic Standards California Registration # 99-0008.  (UPDATED: May 15, 2017, JBS)

Inyo County

Kings Countyestrooms, petting zoo

  • Genesis Organic Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blackberries, cherries, peaches, persimmons, plums, Other fruit or veg, restrooms, farm animals, school tours, group reservations
    7595 Central Valley Highway, Hanford, CA 93230. Phone: (559) 852-7901. Alternate Phone: (559) 410-3607. Email: [email protected]. Open: To every fruit there is a season; We schedule Pick Your Own sessions by appointment only; Please call or visit website to find out what is in season and to schedule an appointment. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We also grow certified organic Pluots. What in the world is a Pluot you ask? Pluots are a delicious cross between a plum and an apricot. There are many varieties of pluots. We grow Dapple Fire pluots with brilliant red flesh and smooth, sweet skin. The flesh is firmer than a plum and juicer than an apricot. And oh! the flavor! Sweet like caramel. You'll be addicted with the first bite. Free samples to eat while you pick. Our fruit is CCOF certified. Drive through service available for those who are unable to Pick Your Own. (UPDATED: August 15, 2017)
    (UPDATED: July 10, 2017) (UPDATED: May 15, 2017, JBS)
  • J&K Farley Farms - UPDATE: July 07, 2016: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    512 N. 7th Ave, Kingsburg, CA 93631. (UPDATED: June 24, 2016, JBS)  
  • Rancho Notso Grande - Uses natural growing practices, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, flowers, nectarines, olallieberries, other berries, peaches, pecans , raspberries, tayberries, walnuts, and prepicked produce
    5051 12th. Avenue, Hanford, CA 93230. Phone: 559-269-1152. Fax: 559-589-0420. Email: [email protected]. Directions: South East corner of 12th and Excelsior Avenues in Hanford, CA. This is 30 minutes south of Fresno, 25 minutes West of Visalia. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August. Open: We have a refrigerated, pre-picked fruit stand that is open from 7 AM to 7PM for seven days a week during the harvest season. During the season we are open for you pick and roadside sales from 7AM to 7 PM Tuesday through Saturday and all other times by appointment.  We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check.

Madera County

  • Pizza Farm at Historic Cobb Ranch - U-Pick Christmas Trees, Pizza "Farm", Cornfield Maze
    8805 Highway 41, Fresno, CA 93720-1002. Phone: 559-439-0606. Phone: 559-661-2172. Email: [email protected]. Open: March - December. Directions: Hwy 41 at the San Joaquin River (take Rio Mesa Exit). 5 miles North of Fresno - 15 miles East of Madera on the way to Yosemite National Park. click here for a map and detailed directions.  Tour the only farm in the San Joaquin Valley that actually grows pizza. Our Award Winning farm is located at the beautiful and historic Cobb Ranch on Highway 41, across from Children's Hospital. Bring your students and enjoy a guided tour of the Pizza Farm, a visit with our farm animals, and a wagon ride around the ranch. In addition, each class plants their own "mini pizza farm," which students take back to school as an on-going lesson in farming. Culminate your farm experience with a pizza lunch in the shade of the orchard. Guaranteed to the most fun, educational, and tasty farm field trip in the valley. And your cost is just a few bucks.  Open March - September; All Tours Guided; Tours Last Approximately 2 Hours; Pre-K through Senior Citizens; Wheel Chair / Stroller Accessible; Ample Bus Parking; Shaded Picnic Area; Sorry, no concessions available.

Mariposa County

Merced County

  • Bauer Family Farms - beans, beets, corn (sweet), eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg,
    17086 Los Cerritos Road, Snelling, CA 95369. Phone: 209-563-6597. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call before you go - I haven't had an update from this farm in years, their website is gone and there is nothing current about them on the internet; (write me if you go there). Directions: North Merced; G Street north it deadends into Highway 59;make a right onto Highway 59 go 1 mile to the first street on your left; make a left on Montgomery Street go about 4.5 miles. Just prior to Los Cerritos Road follow the signs to the strawberry patch on your right. If you don't see us out there give a honk and we'll be right out! Call if you're coming from another direction. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries begin about April 15 and continue until about July 8 depending on the weather; All other produce should be producing about the middle of June until end of October depending on the weather; Best to call ahead if in doubt; We use organic and sustainable farming practices. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page
  • Riverdance Farms - Certified Organic, blueberries, cherries, lavender, other berries, pecans , persimmons, walnutsRiverdance Farms - Certified Organic, blueberries, cherries, lavender, other berries, pecans , persimmons, walnuts, prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    12230 Livingston Cressey Road, Livingston, CA 95334. Phone: 209-761-0081. Email: [email protected]. Open:  This years event will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 27th-29th. Please watch for updates or call Cindy or email for more info or to make an appointment. Cherries May 30 through ~ June 14; Blueberries May 30 through June 28; Depending on weather and crop maturity these dates May change to a week earlier or later; Persimmons, Pomegranates and Walnuts are available in October, November and pre-picked in December; Pecans are ready for harvest in mid November. Directions: The farm is located two miles from CA Highway 99 and two miles from Santa Fe Avenue, along the Merced River and across the river from McConnell State Park. The neighbor's mailbox nearest the farm gate has an address of 11801 Livingston Cressey Road which works better for Mapquest or Google Maps. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, October, November. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. Fall pomegranates and organic oat hay & almond firewood year-round. They host you-pick days during the annual festival:  TYou are welcome to visit our Farm's Annual Pick and Gather Festival. This years event will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 27th-29th. We invite the whole family out to the Merced River for Memorial Day fun! Look forward to seeing you out there! This annual farm festival gives the whole family an opportunity to pick and taste the river valleys' best organic fruit. Outdoor activities will include Kids Science, Hay-Bale Rides, Camping, Swimming, Nature walks, Crafts, Fishing lessons and more. On Saturday: in addition to the u-pick blueberries and cherries , there is live music & art, kid's activities, local and/or organic food, workshops, wagon rides, wine and food tastings, farm animals, nature displays and crafts. Future plans are to offer flowers, stone fruits, pumpkins and Christmas trees on a you-pick basis. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 15, 2017, JBS)  
  • Toms Poms - Pomegranates,
    5942 Arena Way, Livingston, CA 95334. Phone: 209-564-1940. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our Facebook page for current hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Early Wonderful Pomegranates.
  • Valenta Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    3689 Bert Crane Rd, Atwater, CA 95301. Phone: 209-617-0004. Alternate Phone: 209-617-0141. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call before you go - I haven't had an update from this farm in years and there is nothing current about them on the internet (except on websites that copied my information); (Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own?  If so, please write me!); last reported hours were May 15 to June 30. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. PYO and pre picked please call first; May 15 to June 30. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only.

Tulare County

  • Naylor Organics - Certified Organic, apricots, blackberries, nectarines, olallieberries, peaches, plums, Naylor Organics - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, apricots, blackberries, nectarines, olallieberries, peaches, plums, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours
    38918 Road 64, Dinuba, CA 93618. Phone: (559) 824-0811. Alternate Phone: (559) 824-3780. Email: [email protected]. Open: Wednesday to Saturday, from 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: We are located 40 minutes south of Fresno, CA. From the South, take the Avenue 384 exit and turn right at the stop sign. From the North, take the 384 exit and turn left and then turn right at the stop sign. Cross the Railroad tracks and drive to Road 64 (approximately 6 miles). Turn left and drive about a 1/4 mile to the entrance. Follow the signs. Click here for a map and directions. Our PYO is open from June 14th to September 16th this year;. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Please park in designated areas only. There is no smoking anywhere on the property. See photos on our website  We are certified organic for all crops! The Naylor farm is located 40 miles south of Fresno, California in rural Tulare County. It consists of 40 acres of farmland planted with several varieties of apricots, peaches, plums and nectarines. Naylor Organics has been using organic practices since 1984.(UPDATED: April 25, 2017)
  • Tabitha Max Blueberry Farm - blueberries, Tabitha Max Blueberry Farms, LLC - blueberries,
    14757 Road 208 intersection of avenue 148, Porterville, CA 93257. Phone: 951-288-2297. Fax: 888-485-1117. Email: [email protected]. Open: U-Pick season opens April 19 to June 11, Sunday to Friday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, closed on Saturday. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: take I - 99 towards Porterville, California. exit route 190, Go east for 11 miles. Make a left onto road 208. Go 1/4 mile. Farm is on the left. Please call 951-288-2297 for any questions. CClick here for a map and directions. May 15 through June 30; Please call. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May 15, 2017, JBS)

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