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. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop.

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in November 2019, and other timely information:

Notes for November 2019: Summer is here and that means blueberries, peaches, raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes are here. Check your area's specific crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates. Strawberries and cherries are finishing up in the north, long done in the South.

See these pages to find a local Peach festival, Blueberry festival and other festivals. We have a guide to peach varieties here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for strawberries, blueberries, 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 from 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!

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 2019, 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)