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 "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operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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!

Health insurance: Open enrollment is almost here.  You may have heard  that health sharing plans, like Liberty and Medi-Share are less than half the cost of ObamaCare plans. We have a complete, simple comparison of the 6 major health sharing plans here.

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!

Kern County, California U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

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

Kern County (Bakersfield area)

  • Dries Farms - Apples, Raspberries, pumpkins, lavender
    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: April 09, 2018, JBS)
  • 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]. Open: Be sure to CALL THEM to ask what they have and when  - there is nothing on their website now. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in August, September, October.  Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (UPDATED: April 09, 2018, 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!! PLEASE BRING BAGS OR BOXES FOR APPLE PICKING. We offer field trips for schools, senior citizen groups, mommy and me, boy scouts, girl scouts and many others. Reservations are REQUIRED for field trips (UPDATED: April 09, 2018, 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: April 09, 2018, 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: April 09, 2018, JBS)
  • Murray Family Farms - Certified Organic, apples, apricots, avocados, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cherries, figs, flowers, grapefruit, lemons, loganberries, marionberries, melons, nectarines, olallieberries, oranges, other berries, other citrus, pears, peaches, persimmons, plums, pomegranates, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), raspberries (Autumn, black), tangerines, strawberries, watermelons, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, jumping pillow, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    6700 General Beale, Bakersfield, Ca , CA 93307. Phone: (661) 330-0100. Alternate Phone: (661) 371-0400. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday 8 am to 6 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Typical dates for crops (always see current info on our website) areApril - 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: April 02, 2018)

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