Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Kern County, California?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Kern County, 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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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 March 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for March 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!

Kern County, California U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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

Kern County (Bakersfield area)

  • Dries Farms - Apples, Raspberries, pumpkins
    19670 Easy Street, Tehachapi, CA. Phone: 661-444-0835. Phone: 661-823-9829. Open: Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Closed Monday and Tuesday;  We have always have berries through October. Directions: corner of Easy Street and Loumas Lane. Click here for a map.  U-PICK AND WE-PICK. Apples and pumpkins. We also have U-pick raspberries, lavender, tomatoes, butternut squash. Our apple varieties are mostly yellow delicious and red delicious. Don't wait too late and miss out! Questions? Call or text Margaret at 661-444-0835 (UPDATED: May 15, 2017, JBS) (UPDATED: October 10, 2016)
  • Happy Trails Family farm - pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    20348 Orchard Street, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Phone: (661) 822-5800. Email: [email protected]. Directions: And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Open: "See our website for current hours;". Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (UPDATED: May 15, 2017, JBS)
  • Knaus Apple Ranch - apples,Knaus Apple Ranch - apples, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    19042 Cherry Lane (corner Tucker Rd & Cherry Ln), Tehachapi, CA 93561. Phone: 661-822-4142. Email: [email protected]. Open: 7 days a week 9am to 5pm; until season closes; Season starts September 25th 2010, last approximately 6 weeks; DON"T DELAY!. Directions: Located 2 miles off the 58fwy. 35 miles from Bakersfield, 45 miles from Lancaster/Palmdale, 106 miles from Los Angeles basin area. Click here for a map and directions. Season starts late September, last approximately 6 weeks;;;DON"T DELAY!. Payment: Cash, only. You pick/we pick. In other words, you can bring your family and friends and enjoy the apple picking experience first hand. Or if you prefer, we pick em for you. While your here, visit our store (well it's really a barn) we have baked goodies, jams and jellies, butters, apple chips, gifts and crafts, apple peelers and much, much more!!  We accommodate large groups and school's and plenty of parking.  (UPDATED: May 15, 2017, JBS)
  • Kolesars' Apples - apples, cherriesKolesars' Apples - apples, cherries
    Highline Rd & Casey Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Phone: 661-945-9027. Open: call in early June; typically, to pick cherries 9-4 in early July. Directions: corner of Highline and Casey Drive.  Five varieties of apples at our u-pick orchard. (UPDATED: May 15, 2017, JBS)  (UPDATED: April 27, 2013, JBS)
  • MaryAnn's Country - figs
    18940 Palm Avenue, Bakersfield, CA, 93314. Phone: 661-589-4435. Email us at: [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; (Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own?  If so, please write me!); last reported was 8:00 am Monday to friday, close at dark; Saturday, open at 9:00 am to close at dark; Sunday open after church 1 pm to --close at dark.. We have a petting zoo environment, goats, rabbits, chickens, doves, pigeons, horses, dogs, cats, butterflies, etc. We also have several carriages and wagons that we give rides on...we pull these wagons and carriages with BIG BEAUTIFUL BLACK PERCHERON draft horses. We have a picnic area and room enough to park a large R.V. (UPDATED: May 15, 2017, JBS)
  • Murray Family Farm - Strawberries, Asparagus, Sweet Cherries (17 varieties), Apricots, Apriums, Blueberries, Blackberries, Yellow and White Nectarines, Plums and Pluots, Summer Veggies, Sweet Corn, Melons, Heirloom TomatoesMurray Family Farm - Strawberries, Asparagus, Sweet Cherries (17 varieties), Apricots, Apriums, Blueberries, Blackberries, Yellow and White Nectarines, Plums and Pluots, Summer Veggies, Sweet Corn, Melons, Heirloom Tomatoes, Asian Pears, Apples, Pumpkins and Gourds, Winter Veggies, Mixed Citrus, Oranges
    6700 General Beale Road, Bakersfield, CA 93307. Phone: 661-330-0100. April - May: Strawberries, Asparagus April - July: Sweet Cherries (17 varieties) May - July: Apricots, Apriums May - Aug: Blueberries, Blackberries May - Oct: Yellow and White Nectarines May - Oct: Plums and Pluots May - Oct: Summer Veggies May - Oct: Sweet Corn, Melons June - Oct: Heirloom Tomatoes September - Nov: Asian Pears September - Jan: Apples October - Nov: Pumpkins and Gourds Nov - April: Winter Veggies Nov - July: Mixed Citrus All Year: Oranges. (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)