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 "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as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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 December 2018, and other timely information:
Notes for December 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears,
Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash ,
corn mazes and
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
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
See our comprehensive list of
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
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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!
Fresno area of California U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
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 Farms - Uses natural growing practices,
897 West Lincoln Avenue, Fresno, CA 93706. Phone: (559)
[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.
Mountain Brook Ranch -
apricots, cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, other vegetables, Other fruit or
veg, porta-potties are available, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties
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
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
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
Monday to Saturday, from 8:30 am to 5 pm.
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 Click here for a map and directions. 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
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)
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.
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
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page
Two Sisters U-Pick Apricots - Certified Organic,
583 W. Lincoln Avenue, Fresno, CA 93706. Phone: (559)
[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, 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,
475 Sierra Grande, Bishop, CA 93514. Phone: (760)
[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.
Genesis Organic Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blackberries, cherries, peaches, persimmons, plums,
Other fruit or veg, restrooms, farm animals, school tours, group
7595 Central Valley Highway, Hanford, CA 93230. Phone: (559)
852-7901. Alternate Phone: (559) 410-3607. Email:
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
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]. 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.Directions: South East corner of 12th and
Excelsior Avenues in Hanford, CA. This is 30 minutes south of Fresno, 25
minutes West of Visalia. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August.
We use natural practices, but
are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page. Our roadside Farm-stand has (when they
are in season) apricots, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries,
flowers, nectarines, olallieberries, other berries, peaches, pecans ,
raspberries, tayberries, walnuts, farm made wine, jams, frozen cobblers and
other prepicked produce.(UPDATED: June 26, 2018)
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:
[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.
Riverdance 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. Click here for a map and directions. 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.
Toms Poms - Pomegranates,
5942 Arena Way, Livingston, CA
95334. Phone: 209-564-1940. Email:
[email protected]. Open: See our Facebook page for current hours.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Early
- Valenta Farms -
Minimizes chemical and pesticide use,
3689 Bert Crane Rd, Atwater, CA 95301. Phone: 209-617-0004.
Alternate Phone: 209-617-0141. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Call before you; 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.
A visitor writes on May 18, 2018: "They're open and
operating. They don't advertise a lot, and I only knew about them because of
my MoPS group where someone is actually friends with the owners. But I just
called and they're still doing it! Just wanted to give you the heads up."
Julies U Pick - Certified Organic,
14565 Road 208, Porterville, CA 93257. Phone:
(951) 288-2297. Email:
[email protected]. Open: every day except Saturday; from 7 am to 6 pm, the
2018 season is May 6 to June 4.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: blueberry season is usually
first week of May thru first week of june;. We are certified organic for all
crops! Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: April 24, 2018)
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
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.